Mother’s Day is just over two weeks away already–how did that happen?! I am still getting used to writing “2013” on my checks (not kidding)!!! If you are suddenly realizing that you need to come up with some gifts soon, then I hope this post will be just what you’re looking for! I scoured some of my favorite sites for hours to put together this list. I hope the legwork I already did is helpful to each of you and makes your quest for the perfect gift that much easier! Even after Mother’s Day passes, I thought this list might be handy to refer to when you’re searching for a gift for those great ladies in your life, no matter what the occasion! (And nobody says a girl can’t pass this list on to her own family! Sometimes those guys, in particular, need a little guidance… am I right, ladies?) :)
While you’re in “gift mode”, you may also want to check out these 25 Personalized Gift Ideas for Kids, these 100 Book Recommendations for All Ages, and this post where I compiled a list of gift ideas for the one you love–great for Valentine’s Day or your anniversary!
PLEASE CLICK ON EACH PHOTO BELOW TO TAKE YOU TO WHERE THAT GIFT CAN BE FOUND.
Find the above personalized vase at Exposures ($34.95 & up).
* I have ordered this–it’s so cute in person!!
Find the above glass block vase at Exposures (on sale for $12.99 at the time of this post).
Find these mom vases above at Uncommon Goods ($20 & up). There is also a grandma version.
Journals & Books
Never forget those memorable moments with this personalized “Funniest Thing” journal ($16).
Find this grandparents’ journal at Uncommon Goods ($32). I love the idea of having grandparents fill this out! These are memories and details you don’t want to lose!
Find this greeting card organizer at Uncommon Goods ($20). I love to buy cards in advance when I find the perfect one while browsing (because you’ll never find it again!), and then you can have it ready to go in this handy binder.
Find this book at Barnes & Noble ($11.42).
* I have this book, and I’ve given it as a gift many times. Filled with lots of nice ideas and great mommy tips!
Make your own photo book at places like Shutterfly, Blurb, or Mixbook. I’m a huge fan of making books like these! It’s easier than you might think–there is even an “autofill” option to make the books more quickly where the pictures will be filed into the book with the click of a button, and then you can fine-tune things as you’d like. You could also collect family recipes and create a cookbook! (See how I created a photo book as a special gift for my daughter’s first birthday.)
* Prices will vary.
Find these personalized Mom and Grandma platters at Uncommon Goods ($115).
Find this cute pedestal at Layla Grayce–perfect for cookies, treats, a small cake, etc. ($17)
Find this large memory tray at Exposures (20″ square) where you can insert your own photos, postcards, etc. ($79.95).
Find this custom photo cookie jar at Exposures (on sale for $29.99 at the time of this post).
Find this beautiful tray at Layla Grayce–many styles available ($78).
Home & Decor
Find this personalized art at Uncommon Goods ($110 & up).
Find this candle at Layla Grayce (they are awesome!) ($38).
Have a custom canvas made at Canvas on Demand (prices vary). I just discovered this company, and I recently ordered an entire wall gallery of canvases of all different sizes. The quality is outstanding!!! I have ordered canvases from various places, and these are the nicest for sure!! You can choose the exact size you want. What a special gift! I highly recommend this company. They also seem to offer discounts pretty regularly, so keep a lookout! I was able to simply “like” them on Facebook and I got 50% off my order for that day only!! Needless to say, I ordered a bunch at once to take advantage of the offer!
Find this personalized “A Grandma is Born” tile at Uncommon Goods ($60).
Find this unique pillow and more like it at Shutterfly ($34.99).
Find this custom family pillow at Uncommon Goods ($150). They also carry some other neat pillows.
Find this plaque and more like it at Shutterfly (the 5×7 was on sale for $15.99 at the time of this post).
Find this cute frame at Layla Grayce ($36).
Find these photo coasters at Shutterfly (on sale for $15.99 at the time of this post).
Find this precious necklace at Layla Grayce ($170).
Find this unique necklace at Uncommon Goods ($52).
Find these beautiful earrings at Layla Grayce ($48).
* This site has some awesome earrings!! I loved so many, it was hard to choose which image to share!
Find these “Mother & Daughter” necklaces at Uncommon Goods ($25 & up for a set of 2).
Find this stunning bracelet at Layla Grayce ($160 & up).
Find these mother nestling birds necklaces at Uncommon Goods ($70 & up).
Find these nest egg necklaces at Uncommon Goods ($68 & up).
For the Kitchen
Find this cutting board at Layla Grayce (more choices available) below (on sale for $34 at the time of this post).
Find this mug and more like it at Tiny Prints ($15.99).
Find this mug and more like it at Tiny Prints ($15.99).
Find this set of 4 mugs and more like it at Layla Grayce ($35).
Find this great apron (just wipe away splatters!) at Layla Grayce ($34).
Find these fun wine glasses at Uncommon Goods ($25 for a set of 2).
Find this decorative chalkboard decal at Layla Grayce–great for non-magnetic refrigerators or a wall in your kitchen or mudroom! ($36).
Find this beautiful wallet at Layla Grayce–more styles available ($54).
Find this custom photo makeup bag at Exposures ($19.95).
Find this super cute cosmetic bag at Layla Grayce ($40).
Find custom reusable shopping bags like this at Shutterfly (on sale for $9.89 at the time of this post).
Find this cute laptop sleeve and more like it at Layla Grayce ($52 for this one; prices vary).
Find this photo key ring at Shutterfly ($19.99).
* I was ordering one of these for a gift once, and I went ahead and got myself one with a picture of my four girls, too! (It arrives with the picture already inside.) I love mine–it’s really well made, and it’s held up well with keys banging against it.
For the Desk
Find these cards and more like it at Tiny Prints ($20.90 & up).
Find this personalized self-inking stamp at Layla Grayce–many styles available (on sale for $30 at the time of this post).
Find this fun desk organizer at Shutterfly ($29.99):
* I gave one of these to each of my parents one year. The kids held up “Happy Birthday” signs in the photo… the gifts were a big hit!
Odds & Ends
Find this beautiful cotton wrap kimono at Layla Grayce ($83).
Find this super-flattering bra. Honestly, I think every woman needs this bra–you will not believe how it will change how you look in your clothes, especially across your back!! I wore the full-coverage bra all through my pregnancies and even post-pregnancy. I have given this bra many times as a gift (while saying, “Please don’t think I’m weird that I am giving you a bra… but I promise that you will love it!”), and sure enough, they have!
Find this personalized manicure kit at Exposures ($59).
Find these personalized luggage tags at Layla Grayce–many styles available ($17).
Find these playing cards at Shutterfly–perfect for the card-playing ladies in your life! ($19.99).
I tried to come up with different ideas across various price points, so I hope you discovered an idea or two that might be the perfect gift!
To all the ladies… have a wonderful Mother’s Day! I hope you have a special day and that you celebrate the awesomeness of being a woman on May 12! (As I discuss in this post, we girls need to stick together!!)
What gift ideas can you add to this list?