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Box of chocolates.
Bouquet of flowers.
Breakfast in bed.
We all know (and yes we do love) the typical Mother’s Day gifts. If you really want to wow her this Mother’s Day go for something unique. Here are a few suggestions from some of my favorite small business owners. You can’t find these gifts on Amazon!
Mother’s Day Gifts for the Art Lover
Emily J Artist
It shouldn’t be a surprise that I mention myself first here. I would love to create a unique masterpiece just for your mom. Simply send me her favorite photo and I will turn it into a painting using Photoshop and/or Corel Painter then print it on gallery wrapped canvas or fine art watercolor paper. I guarantee this ne will bring tears, big hugs, and giant smiles all at once. Just click on an image below to be taken to my Etsy shop for ordering.
Kirsten Beitler Art
Kirsten is one of my favorite artists. I love her bright, fun and quirky style. She has some amazing art prints for sale here. These are just a few of my favorites.
Theresa Otteson Fine Art
Theresa creates some absolutely amazing custom art pieces. She paints on fine oil primed linen. Due to the timeline for creating you may not be able to get this one done before Mother’s Day, but I’m sure mom would love receiving a photo of the work in progress knowing that a beautiful custom artwork is headed for her wall.
Sharon Butler Art
Sharon has some really beautiful art prints that any Christian mom is sure to love. My personal favorites are Savior With Baby Girl and Proverbs 3.
Creative Live Classes
Whether she is into photography, art journaling, sketching, or even music production there’s something for every art lover on Creative Live. Buy her a class you know she’ll love or simply get her a gift certificate. You could also get her the $39 per month creator pass which allows her to stream ANY of the classes at any time.
Grut Photoshop Art Brushes and Surfaces
I can not possibly rave enough about these amazing brushes. I use them a LOT for my digital paintings in Photoshop. The art surfaces are absolutely amazing too. I’ve never seen anything so realistic anywhere else. Nicolai just released his Procreate brushes for the iPad artists as well. If you aren’t sure what your mom will like then get her a gift card!
Mother’s Day Gifts for Self Care
Happy Nest Home Goods
I absolutely LOVE diffusing essential oils. Whether I need more energy, a bit of calming, or to help a health issue there seems ot be an oil for everything. My favorites are Serenity, Balance, and Citrus Bliss from DoTerra essential oils. Theresa, the owner of Happy Nest Home Goods, makes some awesome diffuser jewelry. Beauty and function in one piece? YES PLEASE! She also has some other amazing jewelry and embroidery pieces.
Mother’s Day Gifts for the Home
Timber Grove Studios
Sasha has some amazing wood work. From bath caddy’s to wall shelves everything in this shop is simply stunning. Mom would be over the moon to receive one of these beautiful home decor items.
I love these little bundles of quotes from Stephanie on Etsy. Just pick a theme and you get 12 motivating quotes that you can print. When you purchase you can print as many times as you want for personal use. That means you can print off a set for EVERY lovely lady in your life if you want at no extra charge! Place them in a 4×6 frame and rotate as often as you please. Also Stephanie created a coupon code just for my special muchness mamas for $1 off. Just type “THEMUCHNESSMAMA” in the coupon code box when checking out.
Mother’s Day Gifts For Her to Wear
This lovely mama is a fellow blogger who just opened up her shop on Etsy. She has a few cute shirts and printables available.
Ambitions For Christ
Amber has created some adorable shirts specifically for Christian moms. You can see her favorite shirts featured in this blog post.
Homeschool Mom Shop
If your mom is a homeschooler she’ll love Amelya’s products. The Homeschool Mom Shop carries Christian and homeschool themed hats and shirts.
I’m Busy Being Awesome
This Etsy shop by Paula hs some seriously cute mom themed shirts. You can also check out her printable planners while you are there.
Emily J Artist
Yup, I’m back to talking about myself! Every mom is a super womb-an and NEEDS this shirt! I have some other fun T-shirt designs in my Etsy shop as well.
Mother’s Day Gifts You (or Your Kids) Can Make
A Magical Mess
These alcohol ink tiles are incredibly beautiful and an easy craft the kiddos can make with a little help from dad. Grandma would love to receive one fromt he grandkids too. Get the step by step instructions on the A Magical Mess blog.
I just love the book “Oh The Places You’ll Go” by Dr. Seuss. This blog post shows you how to add relevant bible verses to every page. This would be perfect for the new first time mom just starting her adventures in motherhood. Just hop on over to Joyfully thriving to get your free printable of all the verses and start writing away! I personally would recommend using [amazon_textlink asin=’B06Y62SR1X’ text=’micron pens’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’mymanmon-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’c2f96016-f540-47d0-918c-e24aef08c2dc’] as they are archival quality ink.
The Wild Wild West
I just love Charissa’s idea to write a personal letter thanking your mom or grandmother for all the unique things they did that you didn’t recognize until you were grown. This would be a great gift for any mother figure in your life such as a teacher, friend, aunt, or church leader. You can get her free printable of the letter she wrote, or use her ideas as inspiration to write your own.
Emily J Artist
Along with the topic of writing a letter mom’s always love a handwritten card. Check out my adorable digital download cards you can print and then personalize. If you prefer you can also order the card ready made for you or the image from the card on a wall hanging.
Rebekah Meier Artist Designer and Author
I just love this tutorial for a painted pillowcase that Rebekah shared on her blog. Would be super easy to do and you can pick any stencil and paint color that you know your mom will love. If your mom likes tea then this custom tea box would also be a big hit. You could also take a few of her favorite old T-shirts, or her kid’s t-shirts, and make her this fun scarf.
Other Miscellaneous Unique Mother’s Day Gifts
Mother’s Day Gifts by A Family of Readers
Is your mom a wordsmith or reader? Check out this excellent collection of reading themed gifts from Leslie.
Learning to Speak Life Books
Hmmmmm maybe I should have called this category gifts for the bookish mom. Well anywho, this is a really cool scripture memorization book that Carlie made for the Christian mom. With one scripture a week she’ll get a full year of spiritual nourishment.
Oh hey, look it’s not a book! If your mom is a Disney fan or planning a trip soon these hand made totes are adorable!
With the tagline “gratitude builds fortitude I just love these journals by Holly. Gratitude really does change your life! Snag the bullet or lined style journals here.
What a great line-up of gift ideas, and you are so right – these are definitely not your typical “breakfast in bed” suggestions! Love the great ideas you listed here. I never would have thought about giving art or having the kids create those amazing ink tiles. Thank you for inspiring my brain!
Hi Emily – What a beautiful roundup of Mother’s Day gifts. Thank you so much for including my Gratitude Builds Fortitude Journals! Hugs, Holly
They are beautiful!! I’m glad I found them.
Thanks Holly! I owuld have never thought of some of these gift ideas myself without a little help from my fellow creative ladies!