10 Lovely Mother’s Day Gifts That Will Surprise You!

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Mother's Day gifts that will surprise you

Is it just me or does Mother’s Day usually sneak up on you? I don’t know how but I blame the time flying by too fast, ha, ha. However, this year I feel like I’m a lot more prepared. Instead of looking for gifts at the last minute, my mind is already full of ideas. So I thought it would help all of you if I shared what I have found so far on Etsy. Therefore, without further ado, I present to you 10 lovely Mother’s Day gifts that will surprise you.

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10 Lovely Mother’s Day Gifts That Will Surprise You!

Mother's Day gifts

1. Dried Flower Bouquet

Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love fresh flowers. It’s definitely a great gift for any mom. However, they don’t last very long. You must agree with me, no? Unless you buy your mom a potted plant, the cut flowers will eventually wilt. But there’s another way to give your mom the gift of flowers. Have you ever considered getting dried flowers instead?

I’m not talking about some cheap-looking flowers from the dollar store. Oh, no! There are so many gorgeous dried flower bouquets you can buy. I’ve found a plethora from a few lovely sellers on Etsy. You can give your mom just the flowers by themselves, or you can get a pretty vase to go along with them. Either way, these dried blooms will last pretty much forever.



2. Heart & Quotes Measuring Spoons

I recently upgraded my measuring spoons from plastic to metal and I haven’t looked back. So when I stumbled upon these gorgeous heart-shaped spoons that are engraved with lovely quotes I was sold. What an amazing gift for a mom who’s also a great cook, huh? I can’t think of a better one. How about you? These spoons were designed to be sturdy and functional as well as beautiful. I can’t say enough about how pretty they are. I bet any mom would love this set which also comes in a gift box.


Heart-shaped measuring spoons

3. Custom Art Print

I stumbled upon this amazing custom art print idea while looking at Mother’s Day gifts on Etsy. Once I saw it, I immediately thought how thoughtful and unique it was. Any mama would love to have something like this hanging in her house, right? You can customize it to include kid’s names and birth dates. It would make a great gift for a mother, mother-in-law, or grandma. In terms of custom gifts, this one rates pretty high on my list. I love how pretty and chic it would look on a wall.


Custom Art Print

4. Handmade Keychain Photo Keyring

Every mom wants to keep her kids as close to her as possible. So what a better way for her to do so is with this handmade keychain photo keyring. This metal and leather photo keyring is completely customizable. This Etsy shop will print your chosen photo directly onto the stainless steel insert. The leather case can be further personalized with gold foiled initials. The case is available in either mint green, leopard print or natural leather. This is truly one gift the chosen mom will keep with her all the time.


Personalized photo keyring

5. Mini Self Care Mother’s Day Gifts

Every mom needs some pampering and luxury from time to time. So why not treat your mom or mother-in-law to this super glam mini self-care gift set. It includes two mini body and a face bar of soaps. They’re handcrafted with cleansing and moisturizing plant butters and oils, essential oils, and botanical extracts. It also comes with two naturally flavored lip balms handcrafted in small batches. They’re made with nourishing plant oils and butters, protecting bee’s wax and delicious essential oils/natural flavor oils.


Soap and lip balm set

6. “Mama” Tee

What Mother’s Day gift guide wouldn’t include some fashion? Am I right? So for what special mom in your life, I found the nicest “mama” tee. This seller uses high-quality heat transfer vinyl and a professional heat press. Therefore you can rest assured that the print won’t come off in the wash. Also, this Etsy shop offers a variety of colors such as black, white, red, or more unusual colors like mauve, maroon, and forest.


"mama" tee

7. Custom Pet Portrait

If you know any pet mamas out there, you shouldn’t really leave them out on Mother’s Day. After all, taking care of a pet is hard work too. I know because I grew up with a dog and other animals like guinea pigs, canaries, fish, and even lizards. Right now, I help take care of our neighbor’s cat, and boy is that ever fun. Cats are unique creatures, you know. So I would be thrilled if somebody gave me a gift of a custom pet portrait. This Etsy seller creates a beautiful and modern portrait that captures your pet into timeless art that lasts forever. All you need to provide is a picture, and they do the rest. I’m so impressed by this idea.


Custom pet portrait

8. Personalized Wooden Recipe Book Binder

I don’t know about you, but I have a huge binder of recipes that I either typed out or ripped out of magazines. So when I saw this beautiful personalized wooden binder, I was swooning. What a great idea to put all your recipes in something as pretty as this? You can store it right in the kitchen and not be embarrassed if anybody finds it lying around. I honestly would love to get something like this for my mom or my MIL. I think they would really appreciate it. This binder is so well-made, and you can personalize the front and the back cover. I think it’s absolutely gorgeous.


Wooden binder

9. Robe & Swaddle Set

I didn’t want to leave out new or expecting moms from this list. So I came up with a perfect gift that celebrates new life coming into a mom’s life. This robe and swaddle set is absolutely fabulous. What a beautiful way for a mom to go twinning with her new baby girl, huh? Awe, this is the cutest thing ever. This pretty robe is super cozy and comfortable for every minute of the day with a new baby. I think every new mama would love to receive such a useful and stunning gift set. Don’t you think?


Robe and swaddle set

10. Love Letter Blanket

Okay, I’m not going to lie, I saved the best gift for last. It was my strategy to get you to read until the end of the article, ha, ha. See, how smart I am? Anyway, let’s get on with it. Honestly, when I saw this idea, I couldn’t even believe it. It’s hands-down the most unique gift I have ever seen. So it’s a blanket, but you can write your own custom letter to a loved one, and they will incorporate it into the blanket itself. It’s not printed — but hand-woven. OMG! What? Have you ever heard of anything like this before? I definitely haven’t, and I’m totally blown away by it.

When I read the reviews of this item, a lot of people said that when they gave this to their loved ones, they had tears of joy in their eyes. What an amazing gift to give someone? Imagine giving your mom a hand-written letter from you that she can cozy up with, huh? It’s absolutely mind-boggling. I’m in awe of the creativity and thoughtfulness of this gift. Honestly, I would love to get something like this myself.



Mother’s Day Gifts – Conclusion

Oh, my! What do you think of these Mother’s Day gifts here? Aren’t they so incredible? I think I’ve hit the jackpot this year. I’ve got to tell you Etsy is really killing it when it comes to unique and handcrafted gift ideas. I’m so impressed with all these talented shops. Which gift is your favorite? Share with me in the comments below?

If you need more gift shopping inspiration, check out my Christmas Etsy gift guide. It has some stellar items on there as well.

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  1. Deborah Brooks says:

    What great gift guide! I love the measuring spoons!

    1. thesavvydreamer says:

      Awe, thank you. Those measuring spoons are so adorable. I agree.

  2. Amber Myers says:

    There are some great ideas here. I am loving the blanket and the pet portrait.

    1. thesavvydreamer says:

      The blanket is absolutely genius. I need to give this to my mom. So precious, right? ❤️

  3. Melanie S says:

    Such a great Mother’s Day gift guide. My mom would love so many of these, but I think the wooden recipe book holder would be her favorite.

    1. thesavvydreamer says:

      I’m actually thinking of getting it for my mom. It’s so beautiful and looks well done.

  4. Marta says:

    So many great ideas. The measuring spoons are so cute!

    1. thesavvydreamer says:

      Yes, I love them too. Such a great idea.

  5. Julie @ Running in a Skirt says:

    What a lovely collection of gifts! These really are beautiful! I love all of these beautiful ideas.

    1. thesavvydreamer says:

      Thank you so much for your kind words. I’m glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for visiting the blog.

  6. Heather @ US Japan Fam says:

    I love these kind of super unique gift guides – we don’t really gift between myself and my husband / parents, but now I have a bunch of things I want to buy MYSELF! LOL!! Thank you!!

    1. thesavvydreamer says:

      Oh my goodness, I hear you. That pet portrait is so awesome. I want one. And I can’t rave enough about that love letter blanket ❤️. Thanks for checking out the list.

  7. Katie says:

    Such cute ideas! That last one is the best 😜😄

    1. thesavvydreamer says:

      Awe, thanks. I’m glad you like it.

  8. mahnoorkhurram123 says:

    Thank you for this! They’re all such amazing ideas. Pinning for later.

    1. thesavvydreamer says:

      Great. Happy you like the list 😍.

  9. Cynthia Nicoletti says:

    I love to view Mother’s Day gifts. Gives me so many great ideas.

    1. thesavvydreamer says:

      Oh I’m glad you like my ideas. Hopefully whatever you choose for your mom will be a hit.

  10. nadaliebardo says:

    I love that keychain, it’s so adorable. great ideas here for any mom on Mother’s Day!

    1. thesavvydreamer says:

      I was actually thinking of getting that keychain for my mom. I think she would love it ❤️.

  11. Corinna | Friendly Pantry says:

    Such great ideas here! Especially #10!

    1. thesavvydreamer says:

      Oh I absolutely love #10. It’s the best.

  12. Tisha says:

    So many cute ideas for mothers day!

    1. thesavvydreamer says:

      Thank you.

  13. Jasmine Martin says:

    The personalized wooden cookbook would be an amazing gift to give any mom. I also like the Mama tee.

    1. thesavvydreamer says:

      I agree. I actually would love this wooden cookbook binder myself, ha, ha.

  14. Irene says:

    The wooden recipe book is lovely, I am sure my mum should love it.

    1. thesavvydreamer says:

      Yes, I agree it is a good one. I love it too.

  15. brittshedhappens says:

    There are some great options here. I love that you also included something for the pet moms out there with the custom portrait. We have been looking at getting one of our pups at some point, so I’ll have to check out the business that you shared. I also LOVE the photo keychain – it’s so cute and totally something that I could see myself adding to my keychain.

    1. thesavvydreamer says:

      Oh, I’m so happy you found this list helpful. I love that pet portrait too and I would definitely get the keychain for my mom too.

  16. Mimi says:

    These are such a good ideas, I love the last one 😍

    1. thesavvydreamer says:

      Ah, I’m glad. This last set I actually got for myself and I love it too. It’s so pretty and really practical as are all the items at Poppy & Peonies.

  17. Stephanie De Jesus says:

    Those measuring spoons are the cutest!! My mum will love this!

    1. thesavvydreamer says:

      I know, right? I want to get them for my mom too ❤️

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