This Mother’s Day, we want to help shower the mama in your life — whether that’s your mom, the mother to your kiddos, your stepmom, your mo fther-in-law or maybe your friend who is the best dog mom ever — with a thoughtful token that will show her just how much she is appreciated.
“Gone are the days of cookie-cutter gifting — today’s shoppers are prioritizing meaningful gifts for the people they love,” Etsy trend expert Dayna Isom Johnson tells us. “The beauty of Etsy is that shoppers are buying from real people and can oftentimes work directly with a maker to customize their item and create a one-of-a-kind, heartfelt gift made just for Mom, all while supporting small businesses.”
Check out our favorite Etsy Mother’s Day gift picks below, and be sure to get click “add to cart” asap, because you’re going to want the gift to arrive in time for the big day.
Sentimental? Check. Thoughtful? Check. Beautiful? Check! This lovely personalized plate (which one Underscored editor actually gave to her mom) will evoke happy memories for your mama via a favorite family recipe transferred onto the surface in the exact handwriting of a loved one. Bonus: It comes with a stand for 24/7 showcasing the keepsake.
When a regular mug just won’t cut it, opt for this slightly-larger-than-most mug that is not only beautiful, but also customizable. With a capacity of 14 fluid ounces, the cup can accommodate up to 15 letters and comes in four glaze colors on top and two clay colors on bottom. It’s also both dishwasher- and microwave-safe.
This pretty necklace is a wonderful gift for new and longtime moms alike — trust us, anyone who’s ever answered to “mama” will enjoy wearing the sweet piece. Perfect for layering with chains or sporting solo, the necklace comes in gold, silver and rose gold and ships the next day.
We’re huge fans of gifts that promote interaction, and there’s no better way to get family and friends mixing it up than via a good ol’ game of chess. This minimalist set is worth the splurge because it will also look beautiful on Mom’s tabletop or bookshelf when not in use.
If you want to cue the waterworks this Mother’s Day, consider memorializing your family with a custom, hand-drawn portrait by artist Lili DiPrima. Based in Sicily, Italy, DiPrima can include up to 10 family members (human and animal!) and works with her clients to fine-tune the final (digital) product so that it meets any and all expectations. Be sure to order soon, because turnaround typically takes two weeks.
Ensure she’s getting the best night’s sleep ever with this satin eye mask from Etsy star seller ImprintandImpress. Available in nine colorways, the masks can be personalized with Mama’s name — or just “Mom” if that’s more apropos — and they come with a cute matching pouch.
One can never have too many cutting boards, but trust us, this one will soon be Mama’s favorite. Preserve a beloved family memory by having a cherished recipe embossed on this pre-treated, food-safe cutting board. Choose between five types of wood, and Etsy vendor MorningJoyCo will send you a proof to ensure everything looks up to snuff.
Bolster her stationary collection with this personalized notepad from handmade-to-order business CurioPress. Perfect for all those notes that Mom is always sending out — to teachers, to friends’ parents, to the school nurse to apologize for all the band-aid visits! — this notepad comes in 5x7 and 8x10 sizes and with or without a magnet.
Another sweet way to commemorate a treasured family recipe? By putting it on a tea towel! We love this option both for its pretty script and its palatable price point.
Call it like it is this Mother’s Day! Tell Mom exactly how you feel with this chic mug will surely become her morning go-to.
Celebrate the fur and feather mamas out there with this adorable pillow from ModPawsUS bearing their beloved pet’s visage. Available in four sizes and 10 colors, the pillow manages to be sophisticated, too, thanks to the sketch portraits.
Add some elegance up Mom’s entertaining game with a set of beautiful linen napkins bearing the family’s insignia housed inside a laurel wreath. Each napkin is finished with classic hemstitch and the linen fabric will get softer with each wash.
Your childhood home never looked so good! Seriously though, moms are going to have trouble keeping it together when you gift them this gorgeous portrait of your family home. Available in sizes from 5 by 7 to 16 by 20 inches, the unframed watercolor print is based on a photo you send, and can include text (think the number of days lived in the home or, maybe, just “Mama’s House”). Total turnaround is roughly 10 days.
Add some zen vibes to her outdoor space with this minimalist, eye-catching birdhouse. Perfect for hanging from a tree branch or patio rafter, the piece will provide daily entertainment for Mom and birds alike.
It’s official: This is the cutest candle ever created. Handmade from soy beeswax and available in five scents, the “huggy” candle’s two shapes embracing will certainly tug at Mom’s heart strings this Mother’s Day.
Sentimental jewelry is always a Mother’s Day home run, and we’re certain that includes this sweet heart-shaped locket from TomDesign. Available in silver, gold and rose gold finishes, the locket comes in three chain lengths and can be engraved on the outside, inside or both.
Leggings? Check. Sneakers? Check. Oversized sweatshirt? Double check! Let’s face it, moms love a big ol’ sweatshirt and this cute “MAMA” option is going to be their new favorite. Super soft, the top comes in two on-trend neutral hues and runs big, so size accordingly.
Support her self-care routine with this knotted headband that is perfect for face mask sessions. Made from soft organic cotton, the ribbed headband features an adjustable knot and we love that it’s cute enough to wear during the day too.
Perfect for the mom who’s always in the kitchen baking, this personalized spoon is an incredibly thoughtful gift that will be appreciated for years to come. Created in Texas, the wooden spoon comes gift wrapped in a beautiful cotton bag, and with a recipe card too! (The molten chocolate cake card is the most popular, but you can choose from gluten-free, vegan or keto recipes as well.)
Engrave your child’s handwriting onto this beautiful cuff, time-capsuling both their sweet age and utter devotion to their mama. The electroplated stainless steel bracelet is ultra-durable and comes in gold, silver or rose gold finishes (you can also choose between matte and shiny), and the handwriting can be engraved onto the cuff’s outside, inside or both. Each item is handmade in Utah and arrives in a beautiful gift box complete with a bow.
Say it with us: cheese, glorious cheese! Moms everywhere love wine, and the best thing to go with that wine is — you guessed it — cheese. Make her day with this beautiful bamboo board that contains a built-in drawer complete with a four-piece cutlery kit. The board can be engraved with names, dates and more.
For the mama who loves her coffee just as much as her pet, this custom mug is going to be her jam. Featuring chic sketch portraits (just submit a clear photo of the animal and they’ll handle the rest), the black-and-white mug is modern and adorable all at once.