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13 Mother's Day Gifts Featured on Etsy

Think outside the big-box stores with these handmade Etsy gifts for Mother's Day

Published on: May 03, 2012

Screen-printed Kitchen Tea Towels by the Pony & Poppy Etsy shopWhisk & Stir

Mom can never have too many kitchen towels — and that's exactly why we love this custom screen-printed set of tea towels featured in the Pony & Poppy Etsy shop.

Priced at $29 for a pair, the “whisk” and “stir” designs pay homage to two favorite kitchen tools, the whisk and wooden spoon — perfect for the at-home chef! The full shop features a collection of delicate hand-printed textiles and paper goods; be sure to check out all of their fun original designs!


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Carved Initials Birch Tree Tea Light Holder by the Urban + Forest Etsy shopMother’s + Day = Love

We can't get enough of these gorgeous birch tree tea light holders from the Urban + Forest Etsy shop — overall, a great gift idea for lighting up your nature-loving Mom's special day this year!

Priced at $24, each personalized tea light holder is made from Maine white birch trees, and they're cut-to-size, drilled, carved and gently sanded without any chemicals or preservatives. Each wooden piece comes adorned with your choice of initials (such as Mom and Dad’s, for example). Be sure to check out the rest of the shop for additional stunning birch and wooden art pieces to match these sweet tea light holders.


Custom iPad Sleeve by the Simbiosis Etsy shopMobile Mama

Here’s a perfect gift for that tech-y, on-the-go mom — a custom fabric sleeve that fits an iPad, Kindle, or other tablet from the Simbiosis Etsy shop.

Priced at $27 (a steal compared to the boring standard models!), this neat modern sleeve features a soft, non-abrasive fabric and an integral center layer of padded foam for extra cushion and durability. The store features a wide range of color choices and designs (with gorgeous chevron prints included!), along with Mac/laptop sleeves, makeup bags, and more.


Etched Glass Cake Stand by the Milk & Honey Etsy shopLet Them Eat Cake

…and display it too! With this glass cake stand found over at the Milk & Honey Luxuries Etsy shop, Mom can show off all her homemade goodies while still keeping them snack-ready and fresh on display.

Priced at $60, this two-piece cake stand includes the favorite Marie Antoinette quote, "Let them eat cake" engraved with diamond bits (no paint or cream-based materials included) along the front. Certainly this is one stand that's just as beautiful empty as it is when full! Check out the shop for hand-stamped silver treasures, trivets, and accessories to bring “simple luxury” to mom’s everyday routine.


Family Tree Pillow by the Blue Leaf Boutique Etsy shopBranching Out

How charming is this personalized family tree pillow cover included in the Blue Leaf Boutique Etsy shop? Embroidered with up to 16 names (!) scripted into the branches, this gorgeous cover is a great way for Mom to celebrate the “branches” of your family this Mother's Day. (Great gift for grandmothers, too!)

With prices starting at $48, these custom pillow covers are available in a variety of colors for the leaves and words "rooted" at the base of the tree (different languages are also available). Check out the full shop for more embroidered creations and tons of customizable options.


Homemade Vegan Lavender Soap by the Blushie Etsy shopScrub-a-Dub

Bath and body products may be a go-to gift for any holiday occasion, but the products featured in the Blushie Etsy shop are anything but ordinary — as evidenced by this heavenly handmade lavender soap!

Available for $5.75, these sweet scented bars are absolute works of art. Completely vegan, the soaps come packed full of plenty of lather and are made with only a handful of ingredients, including sustainable palm oil, coconut oil, olive oil, safflower oil, natural fragrances, and more. Visit the rest of the shop for a wide range of products and scents: vanilla honey latte, rose, oatmeal and honey, hibiscus, and others. A perfect treat for the hard-working moms out there wholove nothing more than a relaxing, soak in the tub — not a bad idea for a Mother's Day gift!


Microwaveable Therapy Heating Pads by The Ferris Wheels Etsy shop Relaxi-Packs

The Ferris Wheels Etsy shop is chock-full of colorful aromatherapy relaxing packs — perfect for creating an at-home spa experience for Mom this Mother’s Day!

With products priced at $8.95 and up, the shop features handmade microwavable neck wraps, eye pillows, headache relief sets (yes, please!), and aromatherapy sprays with great scents for when you need a little chillax time. Check out the full selection of products for maximum relaxation!


Stackable Custom Birthstone Rings by the Apache Moon Etsy shopStack and Sparkle

We love everything about these stackable birthstone rings included in the Apache Moon Etsy shop. Completely customizable, you can choose between endless birthstone combinations to create a meaningful Mother’s Day gift that's personalized just for Mom.

Priced at $39 for a set of three, the beautiful bands are made from reclaimed materials and 100 percent of the revenue is donated to rescue and shelter animal programs — now, that’s a feel-good purchase for Mother’s Day!


Handmade Notebook by the Nicopapergoods Etsy shop Bookworm Mom

Most moms are huge fans of notebooks, journals, and planners — there's just something about those crisp pages waiting to be filled with plenty of inspiration that cajoles the mind. And, it's apparent that the folks over at the Nicopapergoods Etsy shop share that passion in creating their one-of-a-kind, literary-cool handmade pieces!

With prices beginning at $12, the shop's leather-bound notebooks and map journals are perfect Mother's Day gifts for the creative mom who loves finding and reflecting on the beauty in life. Check out the full shop for a variety of fun bookworm goodies that will fire and inspire Mom's imagination!


Mother's Day Yoga Bag by the BabiminiS Etsy shopTote and Go!

Do you know a sporty mom who's always running from yoga, to Pilates, to the gym, and back again? Then you're sure to find a great tote bag for her after browsing the selection over at the BabminiS Etsy shop!

Priced at $66, this functional cross-body bag has endless uses. Featuring removable and adjustable straps, this hip bag is sure to help Mom skip straight from her workout to an outing with ease! Designed and handmade in Germany, the mod-style prints are fun and cheery — we love them all!


Hand Painted Espresso Cup Set by the Metal & Mud Etsy shopCoffee Break

We know what you're thinking... A coffee cup for a Mother's Day gift? That's boring. However, the charming creations over at the Metal & Mud Etsy shop are anything but boring!

Though there is a wide selection of cup sets to choose from, we love this upcycled set (available for $12) that's been hand-decorated with the inspirational note, "Live your life on purpose." Check out the full shop for more display-worthy platters, ceramic jewelry, and charms. You're sure to find a pick that's perfect for Mom!


Artsy Coin Purse by the Lease a Penny Etsy shopUp in the Air

Do you know a mom who loves to travel and has the passport to prove it? Priced at $10, this arty coin purse found over at the Lease A Penny Etsy shop will be the perfect addition to a worldly mom's travel gear.

Artist Lisa Penny used a design from one of her mixed media pieces to create the printed design on this adorable coin purse. It reminds us of a vintage travel poster, and definitely makes us wish we were taking off to somewhere warm! Check out the full shop for a whole lineup of handmade goods featuring Lisa's quirky and vibrant art.


Herb or Succulent Planter by the Andrew’s Reclaimed Etsy shopAll Boxed Up

Calling all green thumbs! We love everything about this modern succulent planter box featured in the Andrew's Reclaimed Etsy shop — and we're sure that the gardening Mama in your life will love it just as much!

Priced at $28, this cool modern planter is made from reclaimed, mill-end waste cut cedar to help reduce natural-resource demands, and it comes complete with the wood's wonderful signature scent. Each planter offers hand-rounded edges and soft textures, and they are able to last well into the future with care. Check out the full shop for dozens of other beautifully crafted wood items for the home and garden. We also love the desktop organizer, hanging baskets, the bird feeders, and, well, pretty much everything!

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