Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2021
Travel, Crafts, & Hobbies
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Inspired Indigo Personalized Recipe Book
This Mother’s Day get your mom a Personalized Recipe Book from Inspired Indigo. She will love this extra special laser cut handmade wood book. It is an heirloom quality piece made from 1/8 ” walnut wood. Then it is hand treated with oil to preserve its luster. You can personalize the book with a name, or a standard option such as “Family” or “Mom’s”. There is also a place to put a 4″x6″ photo of your mom in a hard plastic sleeve on the front. Now you can have your mom put down all her famous recipes in this beautiful book. She can pass it down through the years, to carry on her wonderful cooking and sweet family memories.
Amethyst Geo Inspired Rose
Why buy Mom flowers she will just have to trash in a few days, when you can buy her a rose that lasts forever. For this Mother’s Day, Hell ‘N’ Back Welding is making everlasting roses complete with a “Mom” banner in chiseled copper as part of their line of forever flowers. These elegant additions will fit into any decor, just pick your mom’s favorite color like sunny yellow, classic red, plum purple, deep blue, or bright pink. You also can opt for the incredible sparkling amethyst geode rose covered in crystals. If the mom banner doesn’t suit you, you can do a custom banner with name, phrase, or a date. These handcrafted and hand painted roses are slightly different and unique, and truly one of a kind, just like your mom. Plus these are perfect for people with allergies!
Custom Nautical Signs from Ipswich River Craft
Is your mom one of those moms who has EVERYTHING? My mom is and my grandma was before her! Even for the hardest to buy for mom – I can almost guarantee they don’t have their own customized nautical sign! These signs from Ipswich River Craft are absolutely stunning! Pamela turned her love water and craftiness into a business that will bring a smile to many faces! And let’s face it, after the year we have all endured, we could all use a little something to smile about!
Did you know there was a nautical alphabet? I didn’t! Pamela and her husband John handcraft each block into one letter of the nautical alphabet. Then they assemble each sign on a wooden frame. You can have your last name spelled out, Initials, the name of a special place, or like the sign above you can simply say “I love U”.
My dad was born and raised on a South Carolina Beach. My mom moved there when she was a young teenager, they met and 40 years later their love is still going strong. They’ve lived on the beach and had a lakehouse at one point in my childhood. She is going to LOVE her customized nautical sign! Being on the water has always just been a way of life for us.
These signs are a fantastic conversation piece. They come in four sizes; large, medium, small and mini. Large is best for outdoors or a large room indoors. Medium is the most popular and is good inside and out. Smalls and minis are used indoors but can also brighten up a porch, boathouse, shed or smaller outdoor space. The height for each size is consistent. The length depends on the number of letters.
Pamela would love to answer any question for customization, you can contact her here!
Family Cookbook Project
Want to give your Mom a one-of-a-kind gift that will always be remembered? Give her a printed personal cookbook filled with her favorite recipes and photos from Family Cookbook Project. Imagine having all of her favorite recipes in one beautiful printed cookbook to be passed down for future generations.
Their Make-a-cookbook software allows you to do it yourself or have others help! Invite family or friends to add recipes and photos for a finished product that’s truly unique! Fill your cookbook with photos, stories, and handwritten recipes for a gift that’s thoughtful and practical and makes a great gift.
With 100s of layout and cover options and easy-to-use tools, you don’t have to be an expert to create a cherished heirloom that will keep our favorite recipes and memories alive forever. Perfect for users of all ages, the software is highly intuitive and user-friendly as it automatically generates indexes, the table of contents, and more. Order today at FamilyCookbookProject.com
Personalized Maps from Point Two Design
My sweet husband is very much an explorer at heart and throughout our two and a half decades together, I have adopted a bit of his love for travel. Our love of travel has blossomed into a love of maps. We love checking off states in the Continental US as we visit them (only 4 more to go – YAY!). Just recently I have started a “wall of maps” in our family room. I’m including maps of our favorite places. Point Two Design has come to the rescue in a MAJOR way!
You can use their pre-designed maps or you can personalize your own! Tell your family’s story with the cities that hold your most memorable adventures. Frame the cities where you grew up, fell in love, went to school or started your family. With hundreds of beautifully designed maps to choose from or by making your custom custom design, you can add any city or town into your decor. Design your own city map with just a few clicks and create a truly unique piece of art with your own personalizations. Build a map of any city or town in the world and build a wall art collection of all of the places that are special parts of your past and present.
These maps will be a constant reminder of where you have been and where you want to go! Go HERE and get yours ordered today!
Versatile Beach Chair from SUNFLOW
Me and my sweet hubby love to travel. Destination gifts are always a WIN in our home! It’s always fun trying to figure out fun ways to gift a “destination gift”. How much fun will it be to gift a “beach” chair for a “beach” trip! These chairs from SUNFLOW are not only beautiful but very versatile!
The Best Seat on the Beach. The SUNFLOW Chair is compact, comfortable, easy-to-carry, and expertly engineered for lounging, napping, reading and forgetting anything exists except your tan lines. Find your favorite of 4 positions to spend your day laying out and spacing out. Thoughtfully designed with rust resistant aluminum to give you the beachfront property you’ve always wanted.
The SUNFLOW premium beach brand was born to make your happy place even happier because everyone deserves a seaside day in the sun. With SUNFLOW products, every beach outing becomes a luxurious and indulgent retreat. The signature chair, along with its innovative attachments and a host of accessories that are thoughtfully designed with user-friendly features, promise a perfect day in the sand and sun will be simple, effortless, and that much more.
Iron in a Bottle from Tom and Sheri’s
Family-inspired, family-created and family-owned. Years ago, Sheri Eudaly gave up ironing and created a homemade spray that turned out to be a game changer – no more irons, no more hassle, and best of all…no more wrinkles. Her son Austin saw the global need for the product when friends kept stealing his, so in 2018 set out to perfect the formula and share the magic with the world. The goal? Perfecting a modern wrinkle-releaser that’s efficient, effective and plant-based (bonus: it smells great, too!). After several trial runs, Tom & Sheri’s Iron in a Bottle was born.
Ms. Sheri may just be my new favorite person! Ironing is hands down my least favorite chore but I hate spraying chemicals on my kids clothing just because I don’t want to iron… With purified water, a plant-based surfactant, natural quality control agents and a light linen fragrance made from essential oils of only the highest quality, what you see is what you get, and there are never any foreign or unpronounceable ingredients to look up. Iron in a Bottle is safe for even the most sensitive skin, so you can feel at peace using it for the entire family.
Never leave for vacation or a business trip without your Iron in a Bottle! Who wants to iron on vacation?!? Spray it, Shake it, Sleep, and get dressed in your wrinkle free clothes – THAT is a vacation! Any mom will thank you a thousand times over when she opens her package of Happy Water aka Iron in a Bottle. Go ahead and order one for everyone in the family – this is a gift mom won’t mind sharing!
Everyday Tote from Groovy Girls Gifts
I may or may not have a slight obsession with ultra fashionable bags. I may. Ok – I’m completely obsessed and we may have to build on another wing to our house to store them. 🙂 A good everyday tote is an essential for moms these days. We have to be prepared with first aid kits, water bottles, hand sanitizer, snacks… EVERYTHING! This ultra cute roomy Everyday Tote from Groovy Girl Gifts is my new go to bag! It’s incredibly stylish and has room for all of our “essentials”. This makes a perfect bag for trips!
This ultra-spacious Canvas Tote Handbag can effortlessly carry everything you need when you’re headed out for the day. With double top handles and an adjustable strap, you’ll get a comfortable carrying position whether you go hands free or not. It also features an exterior front pocket and interior zippered compartments to stash your essentials, all within a zippered closure for security and easy access. Whether you’re headed to work, the gym, or a weekend getaway, this canvas bag is the perfect choice for toting your essentials on the go.
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Paint by Shadows Masterpiece Art Kit from Chirpwood
Does mom love arts and crafts? Chirpwood has some beautiful Paint by Shadow kits that will bring a smile to any mama heart. Paint by Shadow is similar to the paint by number I used to do as a child, but it is so much more! The kits from Chirpwood include a photo of original licensed artwork for you to work from. My daughter is a budding artist (she got that from her grandma – NOT me!). With the beautiful kit from Chirpwood, we can enjoy painting together and the Shadow kit enables me to complete a work of art worthy of hanging! 🙂
The kits from Chirpwood come with the two stick frame as pictured above or without. The frame is super simple to attach after you have finished painting your masterpiece
Give the gift that will keep giving! A beautiful and original work of art that you can paint with mom! After all, time is the most valuable thing we have – share some this Mothers Day! Order a kit for yourself and have a coffee/paint date with mom!
Getaway Gift Boxes
“In a time when we can’t travel, there’s no time like the present to give the gift of a getaway.”
Getaway Gift Boxes are a unique and lovely gift for anyone, especially mom. The company launched in December 2020 by Nicole Brimberry. She wanted to create a fun gift for recipients that would bring travel to your home, in a world where travel hasn’t been possible. Getaway Gift Box was also founded to support sustainably sourced hand-crafted gifts from US small businesses. For all of the mommy’s out there with dietary needs, they’ve got you! All perishable items are vegan + gluten-free.
The company specializes in “destination vacation-themed” gift boxes for travel lovers. They currently offer the Lake Tahoe, Maui, and Paris Boxes, with new boxes launching every month. Customers are encouraged to give their own suggestions of where the next destination theme box should be. Getaway Gift Box also loves fulfilling custom orders. Please email email@example.com for more information.
By supporting Getaway Gift Box, you are supporting a female-owned, US-based small business that is environmentally friendly. Gift Boxes start at $55 and all boxes include free Domestic USPS Priority Shipping. Each curated box comes with a handwritten destination-themed postcard to your recipient and a plantable seeded wildflower “luggage tag.”
All-In-One Painting Kit from Art Studio Live
If you have a creative family, who enjoys doing projects together, Art Studio Live is a one stop shop! My sweet daughter is quite the budding artist and is teaching me quite a bit with different techniques. This Art Studio Live kit would be a wonderful gift (hint… hint…) for this mama heart. It gives me beautiful original artwork and sweet quality time together, which is priceless!
They have structured their step-by-step videos for all skill levels, from absolute beginner to intermediate artist. You select your art from our online library of instructional videos and begin creating your own painting as you choose to paint flowers, still life, landscape, animals, etc. Art Studio Live has structured this paint kit for both adults and kids to join in the fun!
You can go HERE to view the different packages they offer and to learn more! I promise this gift will keep giving year after year – Every time mom passes her beautiful painting it will bring memories of the creation of the painting flooding back!
Dry Erase Spray Marker
Whether Mom is an executive or a stay-at-home parent, she’s familiar with whiteboards and the boring, old markers used on them. But now there’s Spray Erase, the erasable spray paint designed especially for dry–erase boards and even glass! Available in red, blue, black and green, and cleverly designed to look like giant-sized markers, Spray Erase works just like regular spray paint, letting her fill big expanses of whiteboards with color, or use stencils to give messages, lessons and presentations extra impact.
I plan to use these in my Sunday School class. This mama is NOT an artist! Being able to give a visual to the kids as I teach is going to be fantastic! The sky is the limit with these Spray Erase paint. I homeschooled my son and these would have been so much fun for him to use during arts and crafts!
Go HERE and order these for mom!
Flippy Tablet Pillow
The technology age we live brings so many gifting opportunities. Chargers, cases, stickers, etc… we are always needing a new accessory for our many smart devices! I’m totally “flipping” out 😉 over my latest discovery – The Flippy!
Flippy is available in so many colors and patterns, and one version comes with internal storage for cords and glasses. It also comes in full and mini tablet/book sizes and has three different sides for different angles for display positions. Flippy is designed for sitting or reclining, standing – great for workers, students, cooks, and gamers – and puts your comfort first, with no “tech neck.” It weighs mere ounces and has no moving parts to break. Sales proceeds also help support the literacy non profit First Book.org. It is made by Happy Products, Inc., a certified women owned business.
The Flippy tablet stand makes it easier to multi-task, which is a necessity for any mom! Use it to keep your recipe handy while fixing a meal, keep your phone steady while you have face to face calls, and so much more! My daughter is already trying to stake her claims on my newest Flippy… You simply can not go wrong getting mom a Flippy for Mothers Day! While you’re ordering, go ahead and add one for your self – you can thank me later!
Give mom the gift of quality time in a box this year! WompleBox takes you on an adventure to a far away land and gives mom & child bonding time as you create the craft included in each box. A years subscription would be a fantastic gift for the Homeschooling mom on your list! Make geography come to life with WompleBox! Go HERE to learn more!