Mother’s Day is coming up! I love this holiday. A whole day dedicated to the love, commitment and compassion we mother’s put into our families. Now that’s something to celebrate!
Since it’s just a few weeks away and you need some lead time when you’re buying something handmade and totally fabulous off Etsy, I decided to but together my list of Mother’s Day gift ideas a bit early. The theme this year? Anything wanted but not needed. IE shiny, pretty, thoughtful gifts that say “I thought you’d enjoy this, mom.”
PLUS – you have a chance to win a pair of earrings for yourself or your mom below.
1. Pretty handmade jewelry (Giveaway!)
Jenn, a mom friend of mine, recently shared with me her Etsy shop link and I fell in love! She has the coolest style and it definitely comes through in her creations. Nothing says “you’re special” like some pretty jewelry.
GIVEAWAY!! Jenn has agreed to give away a pair of her super-cute fabric covered stud earrings to one of my readers. To enter to win these earrings, just leave a comment on this post telling us why you love your mom. Entries close Friday, May 2 at 10:00 am PST.
Here’s a lot at more of the super-cute jewelry Jenn has available in her shop. I’m pretty sure your mom would love any of this.
2. Handmade ceramic jewelry holder
This is my go-to gift for my recently engaged friends – a pretty place to put their new bling. However, I also love the idea of a ring holder or jewelry dish for mom. This Etsy shop makes a ton of beautiful ceramic dishes and ring holders in a variety of colors.
3. Epsom Bath Salts
I am a big bath person. There’s just nothing more relaxing than a hot soak with a glass of wine after a long day of toddler-wrangling. Epsom bath salts are my favorite because they also pack a lot of health benefits like promoting stress relief, easing sore muscles and joints and removing toxins from the body. Click on either photo below to buy the epsom salt shown in the photo.
4. A Mom-Approved Wedding Band
When you’re chasing after sticky toddlers with food smeared on your hands and twenty things in your arms, the last thing you want is your diamond getting snagged on your clothes or worse, on little skin. Luke got me a simple gold band like this last year to wear on my “mommy days” and I love it. I actually probably wear this ring more than I wear my diamond. It’s so dainty, simple and elegant. Plus – buying gold is a good investment!
5. Waxed Canvas Tote Bag
This is another present Luke has gotten me (he has great taste) and I adore it. Waxed canvas it super durable, so no worries if little hands touch it. The leather straps, metal finishing and simple interior make me so happy when I carry this bag and NOT my diaper bag. Here’s the listing on Etsy.
6. Something Pretty for the Home
We women like to surround ourselves with pretty things, but we can’t always internally justify spending money on them. Hello! Perfect gift category. Here is a collection of pretty home things I think your mother would like looking at. Click on the image to go to the Etsy listing.
Go with one of these “you don’t need it, but you might want it” Mother’s Day gift ideas and I’m pretty sure your mom will call you her favorite. Or if you’re a mom yourself, maybe leave this post open on your husband’s computer. :)
Don’t forget to leave a comment telling me why you love your mom for a chance to win a pair of Jenn’s pretty fabric covered earrings! Entries close Friday, May 2 at 10:00 am PST.