Sunday, April 27, 2014

Mother's Day Gift Ideas

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Mother's Day is fast approaching on Sunday, May 11, 2014.  As I have gotten older, I try to find something out of the ordinary as a unique gift for my Mom.

So what is something different to get your Mom for Mother's Day?  Etsy is a great place to find the perfect handmade gift, even if you don't make it yourself!  Each and every item in my shop at CatjuHandmadeJewelry is made with special care and a touch of love.  I have met lots of people who have an Etsy shop, and I think they would all agree a little something extra goes into all their handmade creations.

A search on Etsy using the words "Mothers Day" returns over 402,500 items on 250 pages.  That is quite a lot of things to look through.  I looked through a few pages and here are a few of my favorites.

1. Your Grandmother's Recipe in her handwriting on an apron, from LindsayBurkDesigns, $33.00 - Scan in your Grandmother's recipe and it will be printed on an apron.  How cool is that!  I know I have a few recipes from my Grandmother's that would be perfect on an apron.
Apron Printed with Grandmom's Recipe from Lindsay Burk Designs
2.  Custom Milestone Pillow for Mother's Day, Wedding Date, Anniversary, from ThreeLilStitches, $60.00 - These pillows are a unique keepsake, they are customized with any information that you want on the pillow.  What a great way to commemorate all the dates of importance in your life, and also have a great pillow for the couch!
Milestone Pillow from Three Lil Stitches
3.  Hidden Message Cuff "i carry your heart with me (i carry it in my heart) i am never without it" from DandLDesigns4U, $25 - this lovely saying from e.e. cummings is stamped on the inside of this aluminum cuff bracelet.  I just love, love, love this bracelet, the saying really resonates with me.  I'll be ordering one of these soon.
Hidden Message Cuff from D and L Designs 4 U
4.  "You Are My Sunshine" Picture Frame from CrystalCoveDS, $32.00 - This adorable frame is the first line of a song that I sang many, many times to my children when they were small.  You can get it customized with a name, and it comes in 19 colors.  This would be a perfect accent to the guest bedroom, I just need to decide what color to get!
"You Are My Sunshine" Picture Frame by Crystal Cove DS
Do you have a favorite handmade Mother's Day gift idea?  Leave me a comment with a link, I'd love to see what you've found.



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