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    30 Thoughtful Mother's Day Gifts To Show Mom You Actually Do Pay Attention

    Proof once and for all that you actually *do* pay attention to your mom's rambling.

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    1. A delightful jar of "Dream Balm" made of calming herbs like lavender and chamomile your mom can apply to their feet, wrists, chest, and temples before resting their head on their pillow. I feel calm just writing about it.

    a tin of the dream balm in silver, white, and purple packaging
    WoodlandHerbal / Etsy

    WoodlandHerbal is a small business based out of Warsaw, Ohio. This "Dream Balm" is filled with lavender, chamomile, passionflower, mugwort, olive oil, and organic raw Beeswax. Reviewers have said it's done a great job assisting them to sleep better.

    Promising review: "Life changing! This has allowed me to sleep next to my snoring husband again!! Can’t thank you enough!" —Mary Foltz

    Get it from WoodlandHerbal on Etsy for $14.

    2. A lil' message in a bottle for your mom who loves to collect trinkets. Fill it with your favorite photo of the two of you and watch as they immediately put it on display.

    a tiny glass bottle with a photo of a child and parents inside and a note on top of a wooden stand that says "i love you"
    EdgeInspired / Etsy

    EdgeInspired is a small business based out of the United Kingdom that sells personalized gifts and home goods.

    Promising review: "Absolutely perfect and really nicely made. I had one made for my mum for Mother’s Day and she loved it so much she cried. Thank you so much Charlie, excellent product." —Liam Gilroy

    Get it from EdgeInspired on Etsy for $18.69 (available with silver or pink sequins inside and in either black and white or colored photos).

    3. A throw blanket that'll pay tribute to two of their favorite activities; getting cozy on the couch and plugging away at a word search. There are hidden words throughout the whole blanket for Mom to find, so it'll basically be two gifts for the price of one!

    FrankiePrintCo / Etsy

    FrankiePrintCo is a woman-owned small business based out of Calgary, Canada that sells woven throw blankets, pillows, and prints.

    Promising review: "The perfect gift for my mom! She was overjoyed. High quality and even more charming in person." —Zoe Klingenberg

    Get it from FrankiePrintCo on Etsy for $79+ (available in three sizes).

    4. A bookmark book tracker to motivate them to actually settle down and read the novel their book club decided on for this month. After they finish a book they can add the title into the spine on the bookmark and color it in — adorable.

    The bookmark
    britishbookart / Etsy

    Britishbookart is a small business that sells paintings of literary characters, like Belle from Beauty and the Beast (my personal fave) and Arya from Game of Thrones, as well as reading trackers and bookmarks.

    Get it from britishbookart on Etsy for $3.59.

    5. A sentimental bracelet for your stepmom who is always dabbing at their eyes while rewatching shows like Gilmore Girls and checking to see how you're doing just because — this accessory is as sweet as they are.

    a model wearing an engraved cuff bracelet that says You may not have given me life, but life gave me you
    JLynnCreations / Etsy

    The bracelet says, "You may not have given me life, but life gave me you." So thoughtful. JLynnCreations is a woman-owned small business based out of Cleveland, Ohio that makes personalized jewelry.

    Get it from JLynnCreations on Etsy for $24+ (available in three colors).

    6. A candle with a minimalist design that'll look great in their living room, give any guests a clear message not to over-stay their welcome, and make their room smell absolutely divine. 10/10 purchase, IMO.

    a glass candle with a black label on it that says "please leave by 9pm"
    Ali Faccenda / BuzzFeed

    SaltedBurns is a woman-owned small business in Florida. I've had the pleasure of getting to know Rebecca Taylor, the owner, and she is absolutely lovely. I'm a candle fiend (truly, ask anyone that knows me) and these pass my test. They burn cleanly (yay soy wax!) and you can choose from so many scents to ensure it's exactly to your taste. I have this candle and can't wait to light it up, as I've already finished burning my "Always Social Distancing" one.

    Get it from SaltedBurns on Etsy for $18 (available in eight scents).

    7. A zodiac-themed pacifier clip for any new mom to accessorize their mini-me with — a must-have if they're constantly saying their tyke really is *such* a Gemini and checking the alignment of the moon and stars to see if they'll ever get a good night's rest again.


    Little Big Heart is a woman-owned small business based in Huntington, New York that sells eco-friendly pacifier clips and teethers. I'm equally obsessed with this peace-sign shaped teether made out of beech wood.

    Promising review: "I ordered two keychains for my mama friend with two little boys. I thought these were so cute since they both go to daycare now, it makes it easy for mama and teachers to identify their bags. The shop was so nice and helpful with personalization and quick shipping!" —Lindsay Fierro

    Get it from shoplittlebigheart on Etsy for $20 (available in all 12 horoscope signs).

    8. A paw-fect iPhone case starring their favorite child — the family pet. Don't act so surprised, you and I both know Fido listens better than you ever have.

    a phone case with an illustration of a golden puppy on it alongside the picture of the puppy
    NorthLegends / Etsy

    NorthLegends is a small business based in Québec, Canada that sells accessories with hand drawn images on them.

    Promising review: "I’m so happy with my purchase!! It looks so good and just like my dog. I can’t imagine ever getting another case!" —Hannahloves8

    Get it from NorthLegends on Etsy for $33.12+ (available with up to six pets on it and for iPhones 5C–12 Pro Max,

    9. A toothpaste cap for the mom who typically wakes up singing "Somebooooody once told me the world was gonna roll me" a la one of the greatest soundtracks of all time... Shrek. And, uh, if they're also always yelling at you for leaving the toothpaste cap filled with gunk and goo this may help smooth things over.

    CasualChicken / Etsy

    CasualChicken is a small business based in Irvine, California that sells an array of unique 3D printed items.

    Promising review: "My order came well packaged and on time. Gifted it to my friend and she thinks it is hilarious." —Grace

    Get it from CasualChicken on Etsy for $6.99.

    10. A personalized ring so they can keep their kiddos' names on them at all times — think of it as an upgrade to that necklace they likely have with mini charm figures of their kids hanging from it.

    a hand with two rings with names in script on them
    Grace Personalized / Etsy

    Grace Personalized is a woman-owned business based in Los Angeles that sells customized jewelry.

    Get it from Grace Personalized for $30.75+ (available in three colors and sizes 000–16).

    11. A sweatshirt embroidered with Princess Diana in her iconic "revenge dress," perfect for any mom who has been chatting your ear off about the Royal Family for decades.

    a tan sweatshirt with "vogue" embroidered on it and an image of princess diana in a black cocktail dress
    ViableNYC / Etsy

    BuzzFeed editor Abby Kass recently ordered this sweatshirt and I am still seething with jealousy. ViableNYC is a small business based in, obviously, New York. They sell so many pop culture-inspired shirts any *cool mom* would enjoy. You might also want to check out this Olivia Rodrigo "Driver's License" shirt or this WandaVision crewneck.

    Get it from ViableNYC on Etsy for $54 (available in men's sizes S–XL, 2X–3X).

    12. Sheet keeper bands Mom can use to transform the messy linen closet into one that would make Marie Kondo or the ladies from The Home Edit weep with pride.

    stacks of sheets with yellow and off white bands wrapped around them to keep them orderly
    SheetKeeper / Etsy

    SheetKeeper is a woman-owned small business based out of Los Angeles, CA.

    Promising review: "Great product. Came quickly and they work great! Such a great idea to keep sheets organized and together while being able to tell what size bedding it is. Will order again for sure!" —devonhansen1

    Get a set of two from SheetKeeper on Etsy for $13.99 (available in sizes twin, queen, king, and California king).

    13. Matching headbands for anyone who has been saying how adorable all of these influencers and their tykes in coordinating looks are. Make Mom's dreams come true this Mother's Day.

    a baby and a mom in matching knotted camel brown headbands
    turbansfortots / Etsy

    Turbans For Tots is a small business based in Redding, California that sells adorable hair accessories for adults and children.

    Promising review: "Omg this is sooo cute! The color and style are all perfect! Not to mention they are super soft and stretchy! My daughter always rips her headbands and hats off. I put the headband on her head and she started reaching to snatch it off and then I put one on my head and immediately she smiled and left it on. I am so happy with this purchase!" —VanFab

    Get them from Turbans for Tots on Etsy for $20.44 (available in sizes 0–12 months, 2t–3t, child, and adult).

    14. A dish towel that'll recreate a handwritten version of a meaningful recipe one of their parents or grandparents made, so special they may even tear up over how thoughtful you were while choosing a gift.

    a tea towel with a recipe transffered onto it
    FlatlandsBoutique / Etsy

    Flatlands Boutique is a small business based in Monnette, Arkansas that sells graphic tees and towels.

    Promising review: "Tracey did an awesome job with the tea towels that I ordered! Even some of the discoloration from my grandmother’s recipe cards came through on the print! So authentic and amazing! She even sent me pictures of the final product before shipping them out to me! I have passed your name along to friends interested in having a similar gift made. Thank you so much!!!" —Aerdna Draeb-Nosdrahcir

    Get it from FlatlandsBoutique on Etsy for $12.50.

    15. A botanical art print, in case they'd enjoy some greenery in their living room but don't want to put a plant's life at risk (my track record isn't great, I wouldn't blame them).

    a framed print of a two plants
    NonilyStudio / Etsy

    NonilyStudio is a Black woman-owned small business in California — check out all their other minimalist wall prints for more decor ideas.

    Get the digital download from NonilyStudio on Etsy for $4.99.

    16. A dainty ring with your fingerprint around the outside and the coordinates of where you live on the inside for your mom who has been missing you a bit extra now that you no longer live together.

    Caitlyn Minimalist / Etsy

    Caitlyn Minimalist is an Asian woman-owned small business run out of Los Angeles that makes tons of stunning jewelry.

    Promising review: "My best friend and I bought matching rings and they are phenomenal. Absolutely amazing. Incredible. And they were exactly what we had picture and what we had wanted! The seller followed our instructions down to the very last detail, was extremely communicative, and was such a pleasure to work with! Love love these and will be ordering more soon. Thank you!!!" —Tammy Wong

    Get it from Caitlyn Minimalist on Etsy for $21.75+ (available in three metals, sizes 3.5–11.5, and with or without engraving on both sides of the ring).

    17. Honeycomb book ends that'll leave Mom's bookcase *buzzing* with style — their beloved copy of Pride and Prejudice won't know what hit 'em.

    honeycomb book ends in pale blue
    gemodus / Etsy

    Gemodus is a small business based in Boston, Massachusetts.

    Promising review: "I bought a set of the honeycomb bookends in gray and I loved them so much, I purchased two more sets today! :) They look cute on my shelves, aren’t bulky, and the shipping was lightning fast. Thank you!" —Christina

    Get them from gemodus on Etsy for $15.99 (available in four colors).

    18. An embroidered hat featuring the 25th anniversary castle from the '90s, guaranteed to make them smile while thinking of the first time they took you to Disney and help keep the sun out of their eyes while on their daily stroll.

    999Spyglass / Etsy, / Via 999spyglass

    Every hat is made to order and is so well-crafted. 999Spyglass is a woman-owned small business in Baltimore. I've gotten the pleasure of personally getting to know Claire, the owner, as I've gifted MANY of her embroidered hats to family, friends, and myself (hehe). I'm a '90s baby who first went to Walt Disney World during the anniversary when the Cake Castle was on display and know this small gesture would melt my mom into a puddle.

    Promising review: "As a' 90s baby whose first Disney trip included the Cake Castle, I definitely needed this in denim to be extra '90s! The details on this are absolutely amazing, and this shop has the best customer service." —Meg

    Get it from 999Spyglass on Etsy for $30+ (available in 14 hat colors and with our without extra embroidery on the back).

    19. A cheeky mug for your mother-in-law who you've bonded with because you both have impeccable taste in inappropriate humor. They'll get a real kick out of parading it around during Mother's Day brunch.

    a white mug that says "instead of grandbabies may I interest you in a mug?
    JetpackMugs / Etsy

    JetpackMugs is a woman-owned small business based in Columbia, South Carolina that sells a variety of playful mugs.

    Promising review: "It came very quickly and was wrapped so tightly in bubble wrap! That made me feel like the business owner really cared and wanted to make sure it wasn’t broken enroute. Also my boyfriend's mother found it hilarious. Although she asked me to make sure I make it known that she would still like grandchildren, even though she loved the mug. Thanks again!" —Mary Childress

    Get it from JetpackMugs on Etsy for $14.40+ (available in two sizes).

    20. A magnetic chess set, because you and I both know the two of you stayed glued to your couch and watched every episode of The Queen's Gambit with barely any bathroom breaks and now want nothing more than to learn how to play chess.

    Model playing the magnetic chessboard attached to the wall
    WindingHillsDesigns / Etsy

    This genius of a product comes from Winding Hills Designs, a small business run out of Colorado.

    Promising review: "I looked through a lot of different sets before deciding on this one. My boyfriend wanted a chess set but doesn't have a lot of table space, and he has a cat so I was afraid she would knock the pieces over or eat them. He loves wall art so this was the perfect solution! This also shipped so fast! I think I received it within two days of ordering. WOW!" —Andrea Sanchez

    Get it from WindingHillsDesigns on Etsy for $59.

    21. An enamel pin to add to Mom's denim jacket to remind everyone (and you and your siblings) they're The Boss.

    a speech bubble-shaped pin with the words "because I said so" inside
    carolyndraws / Etsy

    Carolyn Draws is a woman-owned small business based out of Toronto, Canada that sells a variety of greeting cards, pins, magnets, posters, temporary tattoos, and more!

    Get it from carolyndraws on Etsy for $11.60.

    22. An embroidery kit for the crafty mom in your life whose perfect day includes strolling along the beach (with you, obviously) and collection shells — they'll *clam* up as soon as they open this and realize you've gotten them a flawless gift.

    an embroidery hoop with the stitches of a seashell surrounded by real shells

    Earthologie is a woman-owned small business based in Jackson, Mississippi that sells embroidery kits, embroidered products, and clay jewelry.

    Promising review: "This product and shop are amazing! The package I received was so well put together. I jumped into it without reading the instructions, however, so my shell is made out of running stitches instead of back stitches. Regardless, it is beautiful and I’m excited to finish it for my bathroom! I’m also already planning on buying another kit :)" —Alexis Marie

    Get it from Earthologie on Etsy for $24.

    23. Or a jewelry dish designed to look like there's a wave pool inside of it — perfect for any mom who is constantly misplacing their jewelry. They can leave this on their nightstand and finally put a stop to their daily search party for their wedding band.

    a wooden bowl with resin in the middle to look like ocean waves

    KeepersKeepsakesShop is a woman-owned small business based in New York that specialized in resin creations. When she's not crafting, owner Caroline Walsh is actually a full-time zookeeper!

    Promising review: "This is so beautiful. If my app wasn't being wonky I would post a picture. I absolutely love it, the quality is 10/10, the shipping was fast, the packaging was perfect and unique. Would highly recommend ! would shop here again!" —Sam Woods

    Get it from KeepersKeepsakesShop on Etsy for $20.

    24. Colorful garden markers that'll make any Plant Mom smile from ear-to-ear, especially if they're the type to pot a bunch of herbs and promptly forget which ones they put where.

    Magpiemischief / Etsy

    Magpiemischief is a woman-owned small business in Wyoming, Michigan that sells modern ceramic gifts.

    Promising review: "These garden markers are absolutely darling! I ordered five in different colors, and they arrived perfectly. The packaging was so careful and everything came in one piece. I just love how unique these are — it's such a special handmade element to include in my herb garden and they make me happy just looking at them!! I'll definitely be purchasing more." —Kelly Golia

    Get it from Magpiemischief on Etsy for $7.20 each (available in 5 colors and 11 herbs).

    25. Or a necklace with metal tags to represent the birth month flower of each of their kiddos. They'll be so touched they might just forget about the 36-hour labor you put them through back in the day.

    two gold necklaces with rectangular charms on them with flowers on each charm
    LEILAjewelryshop / Etsy

    LEILAjewelryshop is a woman-owned small business based in San Diego that sells customized jewelry. After perusing their page I must also point out this incredible hidden Mickey necklace as well — so cute.

    Get it from LEILAjewelryshop on Etsy for $28.80+ (available with up to four tags, in metals, and three chain lengths).

    26. A custom line drawing for your mom who is forever reminiscing about when you and your siblings were little — have the shop recreate one of their favorite photos from your childhood and be sure to gift it with a box of tissues.

    an illustration of a mother and child and their names underneath
    PaperDaisyBespoke / Etsy

    PaperDaisyBespoke is a small business in Australia that sells custom line drawings.

    Promising review: "Awesome service! Super quick and easy to work with. I had a few minor revisions that I thought I was being nit picky about but she made the adjustments without batting an eye and maintained grace throughout. Beautiful! A one-of-a-kind piece." —Kelsey Binder

    Get it from PaperDaisyBespoke on Etsy for $19.88+ (available with or without color/text and with up to 12 people).

    27. A car vent mask holder clip starring their favorite Animal Crossing character, because when your mom isn't calmly fishing and planting flowers on their island they're trying to find their misplaced mask before heading out.

    WhimsicalByMily / Etsy

    WhimsicalByMily is a Veteran, woman-owned small business run by a mother-daughter duo in New York that sells an array of car vent mask holders, mask mate sliders, hair bows, and touchless keys.

    Promising review: "I ordered a Tom Nook and K.K. Slider and I love both of them. I don't have to shove my masks in my console anymore and they are less wrinkly." —Allison

    Get it from WhimsicalByMily on Etsy for $6+ (available in five character styles or as a complete set).

    28. A vinyl sticker that'll perfectly depict a typical conversation between you and your mom.

    a text bubble sticker that says "hold on sorry I saw a dog"
    AnthemStickerCompany / Etsy

    This all-too-relatable sticker comes from a woman-owned small business run out of Salisbury, North Carolina. A portion of every sale is donated to groups that stand up for immigrants, the LBGT+ community, women’s reproductive rights, responsible gun laws, and other organizations that promote equality.

    Get it from AnthemStickerCompany on Etsy for $3.50.

    29. A Taylor Swift-inspired wine glass for the mother figure in your life who has been for you *forever and always* to listen to the latest album at midnight and help you decode Tay's cryptic clues. Honestly, you and I both know they're as much a part of the fandom as anyone your own age and will fangirl over this gift.

    a stemless wine glass that says "rose flowing with your chosen family"
    xBlackCatCrafts / Etsy

    xBlackCatCrafts is a small business based in Atlanta that sells pop culture–inspired gifts and crafts. Honestly, your Swiftie Mom would likely enjoy any variation of these wine glasses.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this wine glass! I can’t wait to give this to my Taylor Swift-loving friend! Meghan was the sweetest! She was so quick to respond and I recommend ordering from her!!" —Abby Zarouni

    Get it from xBlackCatCrafts on Etsy for $15.

    30. And a Mother's Day card featuring a handmade bouquet they can actually keep for more than a week — a wonderful gift for the mom who believes flowers are a waste of money. Fill it with some heartfelt words and *boom* you've got yourself an excellent present they'll cherish.

    LavenderHouseGiftCo / Etsy

    LavenderHouseGiftCo is a women-owned small business based out of the United Kingdom that sells handmade and designed button art.

    Promising review: "Our Mum was thrilled to bits with her card. Such beautiful vivid colors which she appreciated as her eyesight is failing. Super fast delivery and contact from the seller, highly recommended" —Susan Meads

    Get it from LavenderHouseGiftCo on Etsy for $7.19.

    Your mom after unwrapping the *most* thoughtful gift they've ever received from you like:


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