With Mother’s Day around the corner, we’re all searching for that unique and special something that celebrates just how much mom means to us. I’ve strived to uncover truly unique gifts that will win her heart, including note-filled wishing balls, handcrafted paper flowers (that last beyond the day!) and Wonder Woman jewelry to commemorate the true super hero she is. Of the businesses listed, more than half are owned by mother entrepreneurs: created by moms for moms!
EXQUISITE PAPER FLOWERS
Flowers are a timeless choice, but here’s an origami-like twist…these colorful flower bouquets are handmade from PAPER by Paper Honey Bee and last well beyond the day! You select up to five colors for your bouquet of these hand-cut and individually crafted fleurs that are created one petal at a time. Artist Melissa Kallasides can accommodate 100 orders in time for Mother’s Day, so if interested, shop now!
Custom Large Paper Flower Bouquet, $58, paperhoneybee.com
For those wishing to go with real flowers, skip the expected and try gorgeously curated seasonal blooms that’ll bring a burst of spring to your mother’s doorstep. These modern bouquets sporting roses, tulips or calla lilies dotted with crisp greens by BloomThat, specialize in quick, next-day delivery nationwide.
On-demand floral delivery, from $42, BloomThat.com
SWEET NOTES TO MOM
First, pick out mother’s wishing ball according to her birthstone color. Then write magical notes about what you love most about her. Allow her to read, and then roll up and insert into her ball together. She can continue the dream by filling the ball with a wish of her own weekly, for a year. Dreamy.
Birthstone Wishing Balls, $32, uncommongoods.com
SPRINGY MAKEUP BAGS
Brighten up mom’s routine with super fun and punchy printed makeup bags by Tartan + Twine, including pineapple, coral palms and colorful florals, in assorted valet sizes that are perfect for toss-and-go summer travel.
Tartan + Twine makeup bags from $12, ulta.com
CHARMED I’M SURE, ACCESSORIES
Because mother always knows best, a trinket tray that says just so, summery change purses for life on the go and a “Hello Sunshine Tote” for the woman who brings so much light into the lives of others.
From $18, draperjames.com
GARDENING TOOLS TRIO
For the mom with the green thumb who awaits her summer blooms, this gardening set is already alive with the print of colorful morning glories. Includes a shovel, cultivator and shear for lots of happy clipping.
Morning Glory Gardening Tool Set, $45, mackenzie-childs.com
WONDER WOMAN JEWELRY
With a spin and a twirl and a flick of her chin, moms just seem to get things done. All the more reason she needs a nod from the new Alex and Ani Wonder Woman collection in the form of earrings, necklaces, bangles and those symbolic cuffs adorned with the WW logo: because every mom is a super hero!
Wonder Woman Collection from $32, alexandani.com
SECRET SPIN NECKLACE
It’s a suspended pendant charm that appears to have a secret code, but when you spin it, it reveals it’s word like “mom,” “love,” “peace,” “blessed,” or “wish.” Includes pouch and gorgeous gift box.
Spin Necklace from $68, luludk.com
PERSONALIZED STACKING RINGS
These stackable, hand-stamped rings from SavannahRaeDesign can be personalized with your kid’s names! Handcrafted from stainless steel, this custom gift is bound to hold a special place on mama’s ring finger forever.
Personalized Stacking Ring, from $18 each; savannahraedesign.etsy.com
PHOTO QUOTE KEEPSAKE
New from the site that creates unique gifts by independent artists, is the Minimalist Quote Keepsake. Upload your favorite photo of mom featuring the kids or mama in action along with a personalized quote (they have one handy) of just how much she means to you. Both are presented gorgeously in this print that you can choose to receive un/framed.
Minimalist Quote Keepsake, from $24, minted.com
GARDEN VARIETY ROBE
Plucked fresh from the garden, these floral-printed robes by Milkmaid Goods offer one of spring’s hottest styles along with all of the glorious comfort that mom deserves when she rests. Three different prints available.
Floral Robe, $59.95, milkmaidgoods.com
FLOWER-POWERED FACE MASKS
Bring the spa to mom with these eco-friendly, hydrating face masks infused with aromatherapy and all-natural floral essences that target therapeutic rejuvenation like stress relief, anti-aging and detox. Ah…just what mama ordered.
Florapy Therapy Mask Collection, 8 Pack, $56, florapybeauty.com
After all of the work she does, mom deserves to walk on clouds of air like the angel she is. These super luxurious cashmere slippers will make mom feel, as the slipper says, extra cool.
Minnie Rose “Cool Mom” Cashmere Slippers, $99; saksfifthavenue.com
She makes the family run so smoothly, and she deserves an equally easy ride around town! This retro chic bike is designed for comfort with a lightweight aluminum frame, a memory foam seat and new SureStop technology for safe braking. All she has to do is hop on and ride into the sunset, far, far away from her to do list.
Schwinn Candis bike, $149, Walmart.com
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