If I'm being honest, Mother's Day snuck up on me this year. I was not fully prepared to look and see the date looming so soon on my calendar! Where did April go?!
Since I'm in the gift-making business and I have many friends who are too, I wanted to put together a list of some of my favorite items from some of my favorite small shops. I have SO many amazing and talented friends, I can't share them all this time around, but here's a list of my "Top 8" gift ideas for Mom this Mother's Day! (And...these are in no particular order, because...I mean, look at them! How can you pick a favorite?!)
#1: Crossing 413 Bloom Mother's Day Box: Obviously, I'm a little partial to this gift, but it truly is the sweetest gift packaged in a pretty box just for Mom (or any other special lady in your life). The theme "Your love has been the sunshine of my soul. Because of you, I'll bloom wherever I go" is brought to life with a "You are my Sunshine" handcrafted pottery mug and "Love Blooms Here" tea towel. To finish out the box, you can choose between a hand-drawn Magnolia necklace or hand-drawn earrings.
#2: Crossing 413 Tea Towel Collection: For the all-things-kitchen and decor lover in your life, these tea towels are the sweetest little gift!
#3: Imperfect Dust Hymns: My friend Danielle is the real deal. She is so incredibly talented and so genuinely sweet. She is a gem and her work is stunning. She has a wide variety of pieces on her site, but her hymns are some of my favorites! Her website says it best:
"Each hymn is preserved on distressed wood that has been sized to the hymnal page. (Roughly 7x10in.) No two boards are alike and distressing will vary. They have a saw tooth hanger on the back for hanging, and can also be displayed on an easel."
I mean, I want them all...
#4: K to Z Design Stickers: If your Mama likes to bake and gift, I've got the perfect little thing to set her goodies apart -- stickers! How sweet are these from my friend, Krista, at K to Z Design! (And...bonus...she's shared a code for me to share with you! Use code KTOZWELCOME for 20% off her stickers!)
#5: Crossing 413 Handcrafted Pottery Mugs: If Mom's a coffee lover, we've got the perfect handcrafted mug for her!
#6: Watson Woodworks Cutting Boards: Jimmy and Jennifer are the best and have the most beautiful cutting boards! Jimmy has been making furniture for a while, but he's expanded to include custom cutting boards -- and they're beautiful! And...Jennifer is my cousin, so I love seeing their business continue to grow!
#7 Baxter & Me Happy Blocks: Looking for a colorful pop of happy for Mom? Look no further! My talented friend Channing has the most gorgeous and most colorful artwork. I love all of her signs, but these happy blocks are just...well, happy!
#8 Crossing 413 Mother's Day Jewelry Collection: If mom isn't a coffee or tea towel fan, we've got you covered with our ready-to-ship jewelry pieces! Original handmade artwork cast in sterling silver, these beauties are perfect for a jewelry-loving mama.