With handmade creations from the US as well as across the pond, and even some digital downloads, you're sure to find something amazing for the Mom(s) in your life, no matter where she lives!
If you know of something amazing that I've missed for this round up, and you think that it's a perfect "Mom" find, I'd really love to hear about it -- Share it with me in the comments at the bottom of this page!
Mom's are pretty dang special! Which is why they totally deserve a special day, just in their honor, that we can dote on them (a little extra -- because hopefully we're doting on them on a regular basis too!) ;) In the United States, this day is always the 2nd Sunday in May. For our friends in the UK it's linked to Easter, so it falls a couple months earlier. (I'm sorry UK friends that this post is coming out a little late for your 2018 Mother's Day! The good news is though that many of these gifts are great for moms year-round, so be sure to keep reading! I'd be willing to bet you'll have other reasons to celebrate Mum this year!) ;) Here's a great article on The Sun's website about why we celebrate on different days.
If you are among those who are lucky enough to get to spend the day with your Mom, that's awesome! You're super lucky and I've got to admit, I'm jealous! <3 My mom is on the other side of the country from where I live and I usually have to settle with a phone call, and mailed gift.
But sometimes it can be hard to find just the "right gift", so I put together a collection of some of my favorite handmade finds by some amazing artists, and I think you're really going to enjoy it! I hope this page helps you find something a little extra special for the mom or moms in your life!
Remember to bookmark or Pin this page for later -- Many of the Mom gifts shown here are appropriate for other holidays as well. If your Mum lives across the pond, be sure to catch the "In the UK" section a little further down the page, or click here to skip to it!
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When I saw these Wanderlust pillow cases, made by Ashlee at Stitch N Stamp Shop, I knew I would be including them in my list! I mean, what mom doesn't need a handmade piece of decor that not only looks beautiful displayed in their home (traveling or stationary!) but is useful as well? Ashlee also takes custom orders so you can have one designed and created especially for your mom!
I especially love that since they are pillow cases, Mom can change them out with little-to-no effort. So if you really want to spoil her, order a few for different seasons or different holidays, that she can swap out throughout the year! My Mom likes to travel, and always brings a small pillow for long drives so this would be perfect for her at home or away!
Sarah has been crafting for years and can not only crochet, but designs hand-sewn travel journals, printed T's and other outdoor items as well.She also takes custom requests, so if there's something in particular you'd like her to make, don't hesitate to send her a message and ask!
Her friend Trudy, rounds out the collection with her expert knitting skills, and together they are able to offer a variety of quality, handmade items such as lap blankets, ear warmers, and fingerless mitts.
Besides being incredibly lightweight, another great feature about this necklace is it's actual design. No difficult fasteners, the Clika can slide up and down to be positioned differently on the ClikaTie, and the pendants are completely interchangeable! Purchase the base necklace by itself, or with a pendant, and then if you decide to buy her more pendants down the road (or she wants to splurge herself) they'll all work on the same necklace!
Although Kate is actually based in the UK, she does ship to the US -- but please be aware that shipping may take a little longer if you're ordering for delivery in the US.
Hand crafted using paper, buttons and other media of your choice, these lovely displays won't wilt like tulips, daisies or other live flowers. And if you're looking for something a little more custom, just ask -- Ria will really work with you to help come up with the perfect arrangement. (She even does bouquets and other decor for weddings!)
Hop over to Ria's website and check out more of her designs by clicking here. You'll be absolutely blown away by her work!
Does your Mum love chocolate? (Nevermind...silly question!) Elisa from Treats4ChocoholicsUK makes so many wonderfully delicious treats, but these adorable stir sticks are just too cute! They're even available with two different toppings so you can choose which you think Mum will best -- or buy her both! What a fun and decadent treat for a special occasion! Simply stir in a warm glass of milk and enjoy.
Elisa has other fun novelty chocolates available in her shop as well. Does your mother play cards? Or is she a little more high tech? So many fun (and tasty!) creations to choose from! (It's too bad shipping isn't currently available to the US -- I'd definitely order this awesome video game controller for my sweetie for his birthday! He'd love it!)
Anya from Anya Daniels Artworks creates digital art and created this lovely design just with moms in mind! Her listing includes high quality SVG and PNG formats (Click here or click the "Digital" tab in the top menu bar to learn more about working with digital files) so basically that means you can use this super versatile file set to create almost anything!!! You can even use the files to make a printable for Mom, right at home!
The SVG file is perfect to use on your compatible electronic cutting machine, like a Cricut or Silhouette, and with it you can create all kinds of handmade projects for Mom! Decorative pillows, wooden signs, paper crafts... The sky is the limit, really! You can even use SVG files in many digital design programs. Anya's set also includes a PNG version which can be used in just about any editing program to create printable wall art, decorate digital photographs, make greeting cards, create scrapbooking printables and more! Learn more about this instant download in her Etsy shop here! To see all of Anya's latest creations, follow her on Instagram here!
Seriously, how amazing are these handmade, stained glass sun catchers, designed by Kerry at Kerry Houghton Glass Designs??? Kerry makes a wide variety of unique and amazing stained glass pieces, but (obviously) designed this one with Mum in mind. I really encourage you to check out her Facebook page. Her art is just stunning. I honestly had a hard time choosing a single image to share with you, but went with the "Mum" design since, you know, this is a Mother's Day post and all. ;)
Here's a couple of goodies I KNOW you're going to want -- and probably not just for Mother's Day! I've gone ahead and embedded the pins above so they are super easy for you to save! These "love" printables were designed by Mary at joywithpurpose.com and she is kind enough to be giving them away absolutely FREE on her website!
These files are so, so easy to use and even if you're new to working with digital files, trust me -- you've got this! These ready-to-go, PDF files are designed to be printed out right at home. Use the tags on the handmade gifts you create, or share the printed cards with someone you love -- like Mom! <3
Mary also has a lot of other really great printables and craft tutorials on her website. I definitely recommend bookmarking her page and following her on social media! She's on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter just to name a few!
Emily at ELHDIY makes stunning handmade jewelry (as well as key chains and string art!) She has a great eye for design and puts together some absolutely beautiful beaded pieces! If your mother likes to accessorize (and really, what woman doesn't?!) Emily's Etsy shop is definitely worth checking out!
You can also order custom string art in Emily's shop. She makes these really cool State String Art displays, and can create a custom design just for your mom -- you pick the colors and state/city! Let her help you create something fun to commemorate a favorite place, such as Mom's home, or yours, or a favorite travel spot that is special to you both! She can even create animal, emoji, and other designs, so if there's something in particular you're looking for, don't hesitate to ask!
I love that she donates a portion of her proceeds to St. Judes's. <3 <3 <3
This "Mom" graphic is something that I designed especially for this Mother's Day post. I really wanted to create something fun, that could be used in a variety of ways, that really says "Mom". And this certainly does! In fact it says "Mom" in 18 different ways!
The printable edition comes with both a 12"x 12" square version as well as a 8.5"x11" rectangular design so that you can print it out at home and put it in the frame of your choice to share with mom. You can order it here and download it right away. Print it out at home or order a print from your favorite print shop, frame, and give to your mother!
The above handmade Mother's Day gifts are great if your mom lives in the United States, but if she's across the pond, finding an artisan who's a little more "local" might be helpful if you're looking to order something handmade for her this holiday and have it shipped direct.
Below is a collection of some of my favorite finds in the UK. Mother's Day may be a couple months before the day we celebrate in the US, but really, are there ever too many reasons to celebrate someone so special? Keep reading and find something beautifully handmade for your mother's next birthday, holiday, or special occasion!
She welcomes custom orders and can really create something unique for your mom. And I'm not just talking color and fragrance choices. I've seen some of Ashley's creations made with fun glasses that look good enough to drink (though I'm sure that's not recommended!) ;) like this fun strawberry mocha candle.
You can get this design as a photo frame for Facebook -- absolutely free! Just click below to add it to a photo of Mom and share it with your family and friends!
I really enjoyed putting this Mother's Day Gift Guide together, and hope it really helps you find something unique for your mom this year. Handmade gifts are always so special! If you know of something amazing that's handmade and "Mom" inspired that you think I've missed, please tell me about it in the comments below!
How pretty are these wish bracelets from Lionetti Boutique?! They come on beautifully printed cards to match the occasion and even though this shop is located in Wycombe, they do ship to the US -- just make sure you allow enough time for delivery. The shipping time is usually only about a week.
This shop is run by duo Elisa and Sean, who hope to run more quirky gift shops in the future and share their fun finds full-time. You can read their story here. Spoiler alert: Elisa also makes amazing chocolates!