Whenever I'm looking for inspiration for gifts — for a baby shower, for the holidays, or for Mother's Day — I turn to Etsy. It's a remarkable treasure trove of options for any holiday, and in most cases, you know who is behind the purchase you're making. While I do love a good browse around Target, there's something about purchasing from Etsy that feels a little more special and thoughtful, which is why you're going to want to have a peek at all the Mother's Day gifts from Etsy that are guaranteed to make the special mom in your life smile.
You'll find decorated cookies, personalized necklaces and even some pretty hilarious t-shirts from Etsy, a global marketplace for creative and crafted gifts, clothing, homewares, craft supplies and much, much more. Without fail, every time I start searching on Etsy for a gift for someone else, I end up with at least six more shops on my favorites list for myself. For your bank account, at least, it can be a dangerous place to browse!
If you're on the hunt for a gift that's extra-special, lets the mom in your life know just how much you love and appreciate them and all the tireless work they do, and that directly benefits an actual human person every time they see a sale in their inbox, I give you the following:
Your mom would probably pretend she loves your baking, but unless it looks this pretty you should probably put the butter away and just order up a box. These are perfectly springy for the holiday and will be more delicious than a bouquet!
There's something beautiful about a loved one's handwriting, especially in an age when instances of actual handwriting are few and far between. This is a gift that would be perfect for almost any occasion, and from mom to daughter or daughter to mom. Write a special note to your mom and have it made into a beautiful bracelet.
A mama bear shirt is actually quite a compliment, in addition to being a pretty gift. Acknowledging a mom for protecting her little ones with the fierceness of a mama bear is a very kind sentiment on Mother's Day.
Obviously, one of the incredible benefits of buying from Etsy is that you can actually buy one-of-a-kind, original artwork like this rose watercolor painting. You could give it to her with a gift card for framing as well.
This sweet little artistic creation of a birdhouse made from sea glass and pebbles is so unique and especially apropos for Mother's Day, especially if the mom in your life has a baby bird in the house.
These incredible lamps are handmade and one of a kind, so you'll know, for sure, that the mom in your life will be the only one rocking this gift on Mother's Day. The company also makes stunning pendants that would really stand out above a dining table.
Depending on your mom's favorite scent, you can choose from 11 different options and the candle comes in this beautiful glass blush pink vessel. Poured in Southern California, the company's candles are made from soy wax, which is very eco friendly.
Some women love wearing rings, and this would be a beautiful set if the mom in your life has three kids or even wants to include her partner. They stack together perfectly so they don't take up too much room on her finger.
No matter what place is special to the mom in your life, you'll probably be able to find a limited edition print that depicts it. If she just loves ocean scenes, this print would do just the trick.
Check out Romper's new video series, Bearing The Motherload, where disagreeing parents from different sides of an issue sit down with a mediator and talk about how to support (and not judge) each other’s parenting perspectives. New episodes air Mondays on Facebook.