When it comes to celebrating the mother figures in our lives, “made with love” is always a good idea – but that doesn’t mean you have to be the one to make it. If DIY hasn’t sounded like a good idea since handprints on a flower pot would’ve been considered adorable, we get you.
This year, we’re looking to Amazon Handmade, a curated hub for beautifully crafted gifts, made by artisans from around the world (and some that might live near you). Here’s our pick of GNI-approved items for the mother figures in your life, the new moms you’re so proud to call friends, or someone close who struggles with the holiday.
1. A new DIY rabbit hole to go down
Some moms just have a crafty touch. For those blessed with the DIY gene, or who simply love a crafty challenge, this chunky yarn can be fashioned into an oversized blanket with nothing but your forearms (we promise! it works), which makes it a great project to do as a team. Get started using this YouTube tutorial.
2. A basket bag for the farmers’ market-loving mom in your life
Woven bags are having a moment right now, and this French market bag from Mackenzie Bryant Co. allows mom to play along without skimping on function. It’s 20 inches in diameter, which makes it perfect for those who never pass up a produce stand or the chance to bring a book along with them.
3. An arm-knit throw for a friend having a tough time on Mother’s Day this year
For many, Mother’s Day can be painful, disappointing, or just plain… complicated. Enter the cozy, comforting blankets from Wool Art – hand-knit in Riga, Latvia. Our tip: gift one of these 100% pure merino wool blankets alongside an invite for a night in. Nothing comforts – or distracts – quite like quality time.
4. This little bud vase for the mom who taught you to appreciate the small things in life
We love every vibrant, unique piece made by this Washington artisan. Each Kri Kri Studio vase is asymmetrical, giving it that homemade, one-of-a-kind feel – plus, arrange a bud or two of Mom’s favorite spring flower inside and the vase gift wraps itself.
5. A statement piece for the mom whose kiddo is finally out of ~the earring-tugging phase~
We love a statement earring, and these geometric beauties from Son of a Sailor definitely make the cut. Every piece from this husband-and-wife team is inspired by their Texas roots, with plenty of leather, wood, and metal elements throughout. They even sell accessories for your #GNIpets – who says dog moms can’t celebrate Mother’s Day, too?
6. These nesting bowls for a mom of three
You can probably bet even the hostess with the mostest doesn’t have a piece like this. Four unique ceramic bowls that nest snug inside one another despite their asymmetrical shapes. The Caspian Sea shades of blue are giving us major outdoor dining vibes, and we know Mom will approve.
7. This bee-themed vase for the mom whose hive you’ll soon be joining
Courtney from Honeycomb Studio’s work has been featured on some of our favorite blogs (hi 👋 Design*Sponge) and even retails in furniture stores around the world. Still, no two pieces from her shop are exactly alike, and many of her items – like this Beehive Vase – feature hand-drawn gold details. We love how this small but striking accent can add just the right touch for a mom or soon-to-be mom-in-law in your life.
8. This cheese and charcuterie board for the mom that taught you how to assemble a serious one of your very own
One of the best things about buying from a maker is the ability to give someone a piece that truly can’t be found elsewhere, and this charcuterie board from Source and Tradition is one of those items. Not only is the indigo glaze eye-catching, the two-piece structure offers a unique display we haven’t seen on many spreads. This is not-your-mama’s Charcuterie Board – but it could be. 😉
9. This bedside accessory for the mom who needs a spot for her rings
Hand-crafted in Virginia, this speckled-pottery ring holder by JaysClay is an excellent choice for mom (and Prime-eligible, making it the perfect choice for you). Just three inches in diameter, this piece won’t take up too much room on a nightstand or beside the sink, making it super functional and irresistibly timeless, too.
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