9 UNIQUE MOTHER’S DAY GIFT IDEAS

April 21, 2016

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With Mother’s Day right around the corner, it’s time to start searching for that gift that blends creativity with intention that’s sure to show just how much you appreciate your mom. Giving the perfect gift is something I’ve learned from my mother, so I always like practicing my gift-giving skills she taught me so well (especially for this holiday). For this year’s mother’s day gift guide, I’ve partnered with UncommonGoods to bring you some unique ideas from their curated collections of gifts for mothers and wives, and their most popular gifts for Mother’s Day. Their selection is really special because they’re focused on supporting artisans and makers with unique, sustainable products. One of the coolest features of the site is their maker bio on each product page, connecting you with the person that made the product.

We know that there’s a story behind every product. It’s that of an emerging designer just introducing her work to the world; artisans working collaboratively in a low income country; or a seasoned artist crafting each of his pieces by hand. With your help, we’re building a community of passionate people who love our products and connect with the stories behind them. – UncommonGoods

Ready to get inspired? Check out some of my favorite gifts for Mother’s Day below:

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1. These agate coasters are beautifully-translucent and pop with bright colors. Perfect for the gracious host or chic decor-lover, they look beautiful on any side or coffee table! These coasters are made in the USA by Anna Rabinowicz with agate from Brazil.
2. Beautiful colors and scents make these handmade soap and loofah sets beautiful and perfect for gentle exfoliation. The set includes lavender and palmarosa, cyclamen bergamot and basil, and lemongrass and verbena scented soaps, and are made in the USA by KaKayung Cho
3. This fun retro-inspired dish towel has 20 classic cocktail recipes on it, plus tips for choosing glassware and mixing methods. It’s the perfect gift for a groovy mama with an appreciation for iconic drinks. The towel is made and printed in the U.K by Stuart Gardiner.
4. As far as bud vases go, this pale blue bird vase is one of the sweetest I’ve seen. It has four small holes for placing delicate blooms and includes a hidden hole at the back for easily filling the vase. It’s a beautiful addition to the bedside table or windowsill.
5. This fabulous blue and white scarf features a Matisse-inspired pattern, translated through fractal mathematics to create a mesmerizing pattern. It’s got both brains and beauty! This silk chiffon scarf was designed by the father-daughter duo Douglas and Caitlin McKenna.
6. This farm-fresh spa experience kit includes lavender goat’s milk bath tea, a moisturizing bath truffle, whipped shea creme, and mint lip balm for your mom to enjoy a spa day at home. What better than a relaxing day with handcrafted products made right in Alabama?
7. This simple, charming vase simply says ‘mom’ with a sweet drawing of flowers printed right on the vase. It’s a little token that always has a little note for your mom to enjoy with fresh blooms or without. It’s handmade by Beth Mueller in Vermont.
8. The birch tree, symbolizing protection and resilience, makes this gold cuff made of birch bark a really special piece of everyday jewelry handmade by Nancy Nelson in West Virginia. Engraving is also offered for this cuff, so you can make it a custom piece.
9. The perfect gift for the zen mama (or the mom who needs a little more zen in her life), this tea set contains teas from all around the world, so you and your mom can take explore a variety of single-estate loose-leaf teas from the comfort of your own home. The set also includes a booklet of information and brewing tips for each flavor. Made in Paris.

Did any of these gifts remind you of your mom? Make sure to see UncommonGood’s entire collection of unique Mother’s Day gifts from makers around the world on their site.

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