I’d like to begin this gift guide by clarifying the term “mother.” When I refer to “mother” I am referring to that powerhouse female figure(s) who has had a significant impact on your life. She shaped a part of you that wouldn’t be the same without her. That special human that just came to mind, that’s who I’m talking about!
I would also like to offer that a physical gift may not be a good fit for you or that powerhouse female. Maybe you’re reading this and already feeling the pressure to buy something spectacular. Stop right there. This is not that kind of list.
My list is meant to offer gifts that will spark joy and support small and/or female-owned businesses in the gift buying process. Every gift idea is less than $100. If you’re a mother figure who’s spouse, children, or grandchildren are looking for ideas from you, this list is for you, too! I hope you discover something new and feel inspired! Let’s dig in.
Custom Art | Thin Black Line Art is a new female-owned Etsy shop. They use your beloved photograph as inspiration to turn it into custom art. Think photos of maternity shoots, your children, your mama figure, her favorite pet, her grandchildren, etc. The possibilities are endless! Here’s a pic she created of a maternity shoot from Dec 2018 when I was pregnant with Jack. See more ideas on their Instagram @thinblacklineart.
Clean Self Care Kit | Beautycounter just repacked their most popular bath + body products in sustainable, recyclable materials. This means the ingredients and packaging are healthy for your mama figure and the planet. The Melting Body Balm, Hydrating Body Oil, and Sugarbuff Body Polish create a stellar self care kit. They are also lovely as a stand alone gift. The entire site is 20% off through 4/30 with promo code CLEANFORALL20.
Crafts She’ll Keep Forever | Michael’s has a fantastic spread of DIY projects that you can do at home or safely at their in-store workspaces. This is a great idea if you’ve got young kids who are keen on art projects. The projects range from jewelry, paper, apparel, tech, home décor, and so much more. You can also earn 20% off through 5/1 with the promo code 20MADEBYYOU.
Custom Jewelry | Society Nautique is another female-owned small business owned by my childhood friend. She’s also a mom and professional stylist who sources unique and customizable pieces. I love my custom “Courage” necklace and I know your mama figure will love whatever you and Lizzie create for her.
Custom Mask Chain | Masks Adorned was created by my friend and fellow boy mama, Amy. These beautiful custom chains will keep your masks clean and conveniently close. There are so many colors, metals, and patterns to choose from that you’re bound to find one that fits your mama figure’s unique style. Check out her Instagram @masks_adorned and Etsy shop.
What’s on your list? Do you have a brand or small business you love? Comment below and share the good word!
Wishing you and the women in your life a beautiful Mother’s Day. May you always acknowledge and share gratitude for her presence in your life!
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