Guest Picks: Creative Mother's Day Gifts
20 ways to make Mom feel special long after May
I love that we have a special day to honor our moms. With just a little thought, we can go beyond simply a card and a pot of marigolds. We can honor our moms with special, creative gifts that will be treaured for many years. — Shannon from Shannon Berrey Design
These gardening gloves are a practical but stylish gift for moms who love to garden. These pretties protect so beautifully with their tiny embroidered monogram.
Family portraits always make a mom's heart swell, but how about embracing a creative, handmade three-dimensional portrait? These beautiful little shadow box gifts are created from your special family photo.
My mom has great stories, but I can't possibly remember them all. This letter book is intended as a memory collection for daughters — a keepsake from their mothers. With prompts to encourage handwritten letters between the two of you, it is a beautiful way to start conversations and is also a great way to learn more about the girl you helped create.
I love preparing meals from my mom's recipe cards. Even though the cards now have dirty edges and a little yellowing due to wear and age, I love seeing her handwritten recipe. You can have these pretty memories transferred to a porcelain platter that can be used and cherished for years to come!
This fun gift comes as a set of 12 seed packets and little pots that allow you to create a pretty windowsill garden year-round. Mom can have a fresh bloom each month.
Our homes hold so many memories. What a lovely gift it would be to receive a custom painting of your home. These sweet watercolors can be lettered with a name and address, and you can even add your pets to the yard.
I love the size of this acrylic tray (6 by 6 inches). What a pretty way to store her makeup, jewelry or keys!
I came home with this little bottle of bath milk while visiting Napa. Made from organic buttermilk and rich sea salt, it creates a wonderful, relaxing bath.
If you have a mom who loves to lay the advice on thick, then you will love this hilarious book written by a guy who, after years of therapy, shares the letters and stories of his own mother.
A bouquet of flowers is a lovely gift for mom, but place them in this one-of-a-kind vase created from your photos, and it's a great gift that lasts well beyond the fade of the blooms.
Modern meets traditional in these brightly-edged plates sporting a hand-painted silhouette of mom's little one!
We all have so many digital pictures of our kids, but I am trying to do a better job of actually printing my photos. These photo books are such a great way to hold your memories and they are incredibly professional. Create one and then order reprints for all of the moms, grandmas and sisters in your life!
What a fun gift for a new mom! This sweet journal is personalized with your baby's photo on the front cover. What a fun way to document all the milestones and stories.
This wooden box houses an array of little rosebuds in the shape of a heart surrounded by lush moss. I bet mom's never received roses like this before!
I know this is an oldie, but it is a goodie! Of all the Mother's Day gifts I've received, the hand-print stepping stones my kids have made me over the years are so precious. They are sprinkled throughout my flower beds.
I know this mama would love a monogrammed pillow! The shield design adds such a pretty background and the colors offered are extensive. I love that even though it looks super fancy, it is made of recycled felt and can be thrown in the washer.
This little vintage glass shadow box collection would be perfect for mom to sit on her dresser. It can hold extra buttons, a special pearl necklace, a small photo or a lock from a first haircut. Curating your collection always makes it more special.
Like a lot of moms, I have gotten to where I hardly leave the house without my camera. This great camera bag is so roomy that it can double as your purse. And the chevron print is about as stylish as they come!
On the outside, this little locket is covered in poppy fabric, but, inside is a little magnetic chalkboard. Write an "I love you" to mom and slip her favorite picture of you inside.
This is one of my favorite pieces of jewelry. This necklace is created with small blown glass baubles that are filled with tiny negatives of photos you supply the artist. Mine are filled with my sweet kids, wedding memories, my beloved dog and my favorite image of my mom!
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