I remember loving Mother’s day as a kid. The chance to make or pick out my own gift for my mother and grandmothers’, that was surely going to be featured in prominent living spaces for years to come. Now that I am a mom to two toddlers and a babe on the way, Mother’s day has a whole new meaning. I tend to prefer gifts of the simple variety like family outings with the kiddos or a clean house but regardless of how big or small we celebrate, I have to be explicit with my husband around what my wishes are. I am sure your family and/or spouse is much more romantic and surprise-oriented than mine, but it works best for us to always be upfront with our expectations. Since I am such a sentimental mama, the gifts I love are usually handmade, and something that tugs at my heart. This is why my Mother’s day gift guide centers around Etsy shops and all the wonderful handmade items I have found on there.
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I love supporting small businesses and I have had nothing but over the moon success with every Etsy seller I have ever worked with. I know the pieces I order matter to the shop owner, and I know the piece was made for me. The last few birthday and special occasions gifts I have asked for have all stemmed from my favorite Etsy shops. If you are looking for something for your wife or mom for this Mother’s day, start with Etsy. You will surely find a small business with something perfect for her day! These are a few of the shops we have fallen in love with in our household!
For The DIY Mama
When we moved into our house last spring, the first project I wanted to jump into was renovating our powder room. It had terrible wallpaper and a broken vanity. I told my husband I wanted a rustic, farmhouse powder room for Mother’s day. We researched tons of pictures and pricing, and ended up discovering this shop with custom wood furniture. We reached out for a custom vanity to use with a vessel sink that I found and it was LOVE. The piece was made to the exact dimensions of our small bathroom and it is one of a kind. The perfect place to shop for any DIY moms or house projects that have been on your to-do list!
For The Sentimental Mama
This one I found myself and ordered for my very first Mother’s day. As a new mama, I wanted a token of my babe to carry around with me when I was at work and fell in love with the personalized stacking rings from this shop. I got one for my first babe and second babe, and all I need is a name for babe #3 and I will be ordering my next one! Super high quality, and gorgeous jewelry.
I say this all the time, but I am a super sentimental mama. One of my favorite Etsy gifts was personalized keepsake boxes from this shop for each of the girls. They are personalized with their birth details, and I keep mementos in there for each of them for years to come. These were beautifully made and the options are endless from babies, to engagements and weddings. We use these beautiful boxes as part of our yearly birthday traditions.
For The Home Decor Lover
This has to be one of my absolute favorite shops! They make the most adorable birch slice signs and decor and I have purchased tons of gifts from this shop. For our second baby, I ordered several themed signs for her nursery decor and they fit perfectly! The birch quality is amazing, and she customizes any design to fit your needs.’
For The Insta Photo Mama
This shop is perfect for super fun shirts and any family matching you wish to do! We ordered bear family shirts to wear together when our kiddos were born and my “Mama Bear” shirt is one of my favorite clothing pieces. Whatever occasion is coming up, you will find something super high quality and fun for everyone to wear. Perfect for family holiday matching or vacation shirts!
For The Personalized Mama
I have purchased so many things from this shop over these years both for our own home as well as for incredible gifts! From personalized cutting boards, to monogrammed pillows and towels, this is a great place to snag a great gift for any Mom for her home.
Etsy put together a collection of their best gifts for any mother and there are some incredible pieces on there. We love using small businesses when we can, and I love seeing all the mushy mother’s day gifts out there in the world of motherhood so please share your finds!
All the best,