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Best of Indie Spotlight: Heartfelt Mother’s Day Gifts

May 8, 2013
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Heartwarming, gentle, kind, best cook ever — these are just a few of the many traits that many think of when they think of their mothers. Whether it’s after a breakup or falling down from practicing bike riding, mothers have always been there when we needed it, picking up the pieces and kissing away the pain. The importance of a mother role has earned itself a special holiday that comes once a year and, in celebration of this wonderful holiday, we’ve gathered Mother’s Day gifts from Etsy artisans! From experienced moms to new moms, mother-in-laws to friends who are mothers, moms are all around us and it’s a special day to show them the love they always show to their children. With gifts from sentimental to therapeutical, you can scour our list of Mother’s Day gifts to go with the fancy restaurant you’re taking your mother to or with the weekend cruise she’ll be relaxing at or just a simple picnic at the park!

New Mom Survival Kit: Set of Heat Pads and Cold Packs
By The Ferris Wheel

Celebrate entering a new world of motherhood with this comforting set of heat pads and cold packs from The Ferris Wheel! With a pack for the back, belly, feet, and neck, this set has all sorts of therapeutic relief for every area. Perfect for a relaxing end-of-the-day ritual after a long day chasing toddlers around, new moms will be addicted to these relieving packs. Whether heated up in the microwave or stored in the freezer, these versatile packs can be used hot or cold. Find other fabric designs for The Ferris Wheel’s pads and packs in its main shop!

Flower Wreath
By Elegant Holidays

Flowers are a popular gift for mothers. Why not spice up the arrangement and, instead of a bouquet, present a beloved mother or mother-in-law with this breathtaking wreath from Elegant Holidays! Elegant Holidays uses a combination of coordinating colors to make these lovely wreaths pop in a stunning way. Elegant Holidays offers various tones of orange, purple, white, and other colors to help you customize the perfect wreath along with giving you a customizable ribbon. A personal message can also be added to these wreaths, perfect for gifts! Mothers will love that this vibrant and fresh wreath can be put on their front door to showcase a child’s love for her to the world rather than in a restricting vase.

Spa Set
By The Little Flower Soap Co.

Give Mom a refreshing boost to her day with this loaded spa set from The Little Flower Soap Co.! In this spa set, you’ll find: customized lip balm, muscle relaxer, customized soap, grapefruit or lavender bath salt, and skin rescue balm. The Little Flower Soap Co. allows customers to choose their scents for selected items in the spa set. This lovely set is ready to ship and includes a dainty ribbon and personal message!

Customized Chalkboard Sign
By Lily & Val

Nothing can compare to mama’s home cooking! Highlight your mother’s mouthwatering and homely food delights with this decorative chalkboard sign from Lily & Val. Written with chalk and painted over, this sign is delicately made. The sign can be customized with a chosen first name or last name and maintains the same design as the picture shows. If you have a different design idea, request it to Lily & Val for a special quote! If this vintage-like and whimsy chalkboard sign is a gift, Lily & Val can gift wrap the sign and send it to the recipient directly.

Engraved Wooden Cutting Board
By AHeirloom

Present mothers with their own cutting board from AHeirloom! This cutting board is engraved with a default message; however, AHeirloom accepts customized request for this excellent cutting board. Three different woods are available for this cutting board as well. Made with a handle, this chopping board can be hanged for convenience along with kitchen decor! Other cutting board styles are available at AHeirloom and can become the perfect gift for your mother.

Personalized Picture Tote Bag
By Flash Bags

Moms -love- to brag about their children, so give them a personalized photo tote bag so it can do the bragging for them! Made by Flash Bags, this personalized photo tote bag can be used for shopping (eco-friendly!), carrying baby necessities, and more. Send in a favorite family picture to Flash Bags and they do the rest! Flash Bags also creates photo collage totes and other designs and layouts in its shop.

Carved Candle
By Prima Candle

Instead of a generic scented candle, introduce beloved mothers to this incredibly intricate and elaborate candle by Prima Candle! Carved into a ribbon-like design, this eye-catching candle makes for fabulous home decor as well as a gift. This mesmerizing candle is made with a 16th century technique, making Prima Candle’s candles elegant and old-fashioned. You can find various colors and color combinations in Prima Candle shop along with sizes.

Connected Hearts Map Chalkboard Sign
By Everyday Atlas

Even if you’re across the country or world, remind your mother that you’re always connected to her with this whimsical chalkboard map by Everyday Atlas. You can customized colors, quotes, heart colors, and more with this sign, making it a totally personal gift. Printed on quality photo paper and heat sealed on a matboard, this durable sign can be hanged anywhere at home. Although this particular item is in 11×14, you can upgrade it to 16×20!

Organic Baking Spices Set
By Craig’s Market

Give your mom a special and aromatic spice set from Craig’s Market! Certified as organic, this baking spice set comes in six and the spices are allspice, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, pumpkin pie spice, and Vietnamese cinnamon. Each spice is sealed in solid tins and have ingredients of each spice on the underside. Whether for breads or cakes, this delicious and healthy set of spices can be added to anything for an extra dose of flavor. Plus, it can get your mother baking something scrumptious for you!

Family Birthstone Necklace
By Just For Fun Jewelry

Stylish jewelry and personalization are all in one in Just For Fun Jewelry’s sterling silver bar family necklace! Dotted with customized birthstones for each child and family member, this stunning necklace can shine in all sorts of colors and gives it more of a personal touch. Mothers love having their kids close to their hearts, so this is a great gift to give. Just For Fun Jewelry’s bar pendant necklace can have up to five birthstones. You can also request a custom necklace chain,  from 14’’ to 18’’.

Even though Mother’s Day is celebrated once a year, show mothers from all over the world love and gratitude everyday. Whether it’s a simple thank you card or a breathtaking diamond necklace, you can always shower mothers with lots of love in many ways, year round! Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers!

Written by Emily Nguyen, a freelance writer and core contributor to NerdWallet Shopping.