Holidays and Celebrations, Home and Garden

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas that Support Small Businesses

Hello to all of you lovely people! I hope everyone is doing well, staying safe, and staying healthy. As if we haven’t heard it enough already, this really is an unprecedented time. Mother’s Day just won’t be the same this year.

With everyone struggling to keep up with the daily changes, it is more important than ever to support small businesses. As a small business owner I can attest that every order is important. I cannot even express the joy it brings to my day to have my phone ping an alert that I have an Etsy order to fill. So, I decided to create this short list of some of my favorite products/ shops from small businesses on for you to consider while shopping for Mother’s Day (or any day). The beauty of purchasing from small businesses on is that you can have your purchase delivered directly to mom. Mark it as a gift and include a gift message if you would like. Some shops, like mine, will even gift wrap your purchase.

Support Small Businesses this Mother’s Day

Obviously, Anything from Unplanned Whimsy

It just would be crazy to not mention my own shop. Hopefully you’re not sick of seeing product photos, but truly between Unplanned Whimsy‘s door hangers, wood signs, coasters, craft kits, and more, you will find something special for any of the amazing women in your life. I am a local Ohioan… maybe that’s why I put so much heart into every order, or it’s just because I love you!

*Fantastic Mother’s Day Gift Idea: Purchase two craft kits, one for you and one for your loved one who is in quarantine. Then have a virtual crafting party through video chat. It will be as though both of you are crafting together in the same room. After all, spending time together is really what every mother wants right now.

Use the coupon code STAYHOME2020 for 10% Off your next craft kit purchase now through 6/1/2020. Thank you for your support.

The product photos above are some of the many products your mom will love.

This Hand Embroidered Beauty

Seriously, any mom would adore this and it will be such a cute reminder of your love for her throughout the entire year. It is made by Catshy Crafts and is available for purchase on their Etsy shop HERE.

If you are a mother, take a look around their shop for adorable gifts for your children too… or yourself.

This Elegant Jewelry Set

These whimsical pieces are sold separately, but why wouldn’t you purchase them as a set? They are sold by Natural Power and Magic in California and can be found on their Etsy shop HERE. Even the flower chosen to create these pieces, Forget Me Nots, just invokes so many emotions in this unprecedented time that we are in. Knowing that Mother’s Day will not be the same this year due to social distancing, these Forget Me Nots are a symbol that even though mom may be out of physical reach she is still in your heart and on your mind. She is not forgotten during this time.

These pieces are just two of so many designs available on Natural Power and Magic’s shop, from Forget Me Nots to Mimosa flowers and jewelry to ballpoint pens, you will surely find something for mom… and maybe something for yourself.

This Charming Hummingbird Ring Dish

Seriously, this is a winner for me. {Personal story: Once upon a time my grandmother loved humming birds and now every time I see one I think of her. She had quite a large jewelry collection and this would have been the perfect gift for my nana.}

Back to this gift and why you should purchase one for your loved one: It is one of the most beautiful handmade ring dish designs I have ever seen. It is made by Story Tree Creations in Kentucky and you can find it at their Etsy shop HERE. I can’t purchase this for my Nana, but you can purchase one for a special woman in your life.

Story Tree Creations also makes illustrated cards, ornaments, bud vases, and more, so that you can find something for just about anyone.

One of These Cute Car Mirror Hangers

These beauties are made by Kindness Calling from Canada and can be found on their Etsy shop HERE. Yes, I broke out of the US to bring Kindness Calling into this list of small businesses, but this shop is a small and Canada is our neighbor so it’s all good. Anyways, these car mirror hangers are just two examples of the crazy variety of color, size, and sayings that this this fabulous shop has to offer. Your mom is going to love seeing one of these every time she drives, as it will remind her of all your love.

Since Kindness Calling has such a wide variety of products, you may find something for yourself as well. You deserve it.

This Stunning Teal Agate Coaster Set

Agate coasters are beautiful gifts from mother nature that talented shops like Lilpengee Gems in California are able to polish and preserve so that everyone can incorporate them into their home decor. A gift from mother nature is the perfect gift to pass on to your mom this Mother’s Day. You can find these coasters at Lilpengee Gems’ Etsy shop HERE.

While you’re their shopping, you may be inspired by all of the gems sold in their shop to create jewelry… Maybe that could be next year’s gift?

This Eco-Friendly Bath Set to Care for Mother Nature too

Every mom deserves to be pampered; but why buy the same old spa kit with cute non recyclable small plastic bottles filled with scents created in a laboratory when you could have something delicately handmade and eco-friendly? This bath set is created by Vegan Viridity in Rode Island and can be purchased from their Etsy shop HERE. The set includes the following:

» one (1) 100% cotton washcloth
» three (3) 100% cotton reusable makeup remover rounds
» one (1) shampoo bar (you choose scent)

You may just find yourself purchasing more than just this bath set; Vegan Viridity sells just about everything from protective face masks, scarves, hats, candles, and cotton bags to use while shopping at farmer’s markets.

Any of These Hand-Painted Burlap Door Hangers

One day when we are able to freely visit one another again these door hangers will be a beautiful addition to anyone’s home decor collection; but in the meantime, they are symbolic reminders of hope that welcomed visits with mom are soon to come.

These beauties were made by Connie Risley Crafts in Illinois and are just two of the many designs she has to choose from on her Etsy shop HERE. Mom is sure to love anything and everything Connie has to offer.

Don’t forget to purchase something for yourself… or anyone else, because there really is a design for everyone.

This Daisy Door Hanger That is Truly a Work of Art

This lavender daisy door hanger embodies everything good and beautiful about spring! I love this. Your mom will love this. Your grandmother, aunt, godmother, mother figure, or any woman who deserves to be celebrated this Mother’s day will love this. It is created by Irish Made Crafts in Michigan and you can find this daisy on their Etsy shop HERE.

But what if she doesn’t like lavender? Don’t worry because Irish Made Crafts offers this same style door hanger in just about every color of the rainbow, and even one that is rainbow.

This Adorable Best Grandma Ever Mini Sign

This Mini Best Grandma Ever Sign with Felt Flowers is from Mae Flower Signs and is just one of their many wood signs that would make a perfect gift for any of your loved ones. This sign can be displayed throughout the entire year to remind Grandma of how much she is loved. You can find this mini sign and other products by Mae Flower Signs on her Etsy shop HERE.

Go ahead and look at some of their other products while you’re shopping, I am sure you’ll find something special for just about everyone.

Have a Happy Mother’s Day!

I hope this list inspires you to go out and support small businesses as you shop for mom this year! Whatever you do for Mother’s Day, stay safe and stay healthy.

Thank you for reading!

Leave a Reply