Gifts Guaranteed to Make Your Mother’s Day

Try one of these Mother’s Day gift ideas from our Creative Geniuses.

Mom isn’t always easy to shop for, and for a mom who already seems to have everything we can’t help but encourage you to peruse some of the shops owned by our Creative Geniuses. These makers create and sell a range of wonderful items from jewelry to books, decor and clothing, so look around for awhile and discover the perfect gift. (Psst: You might just find the perfect something for Father’s Day too, so don’t forget to bookmark or pin your favorites.)

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Wise Craft interior mex.indd

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Blair Stocker, author of Wise Craft

Blair Stocker’s book is designed to inspire mom’s creative side. Wise Craft is filled with clever, beautifully upcycled items, natural objects, and projects that everyone in the family will cherish. Gift the book, and if you’re creatively inclined, pair it with a handmade gift inspired by a tutorial. May we suggest the leather-covered rocks (pg. 38 and shown above), a beach glass necklace (pg. 42), or a modern crocheted doily (pg. 121). In the time since our original interview, Blair has released a second book, Wise Craft Quilts, which mom may also enjoy. Learn more about Blair Stocker and her book Wise Craft in this post.

Sarah Wiley, Huger Memories

Huger Memories owner Sarah Wiley creates incomparable handmade embroidery items that mom will treasure for a lifetime. Gift a pillow, napkins, or an artistic framed tapestry customized with details of your choosing. These gifts would be the perfect way to recreate her favorite piece of children’s art, memorialize a family pet, family home, or create a family portrait that she’ll adore. Learn more about Sarah Wiley and Huger Memories in this post.


Maker Sarah Wiley

Sarah Wiley of Huger Memories turns family memories into handmade pillows and artwork.

Photo by: Huger Memories

Huger Memories


Puppy Pillow

Artist Sarah Wiley turns family memories into handmade pillows and artwork.

Photo by: Huger Memories

Huger Memories

Morgan Spenla, The Crafter’s Box

If creativity is the spice of life, why not challenge mom to a monthly dose of it by way of a subscription to The Crafter’s Box? This is a great gift for moms who like to make. Unlike other subscription boxes available today, this product arrives with all of its tools and materials as well as a video tutorial from a seasoned artist, so there’s no question that her own craft will turn out just as lovely as the professional’s item. The company embraces the concept of “slow crafting” which has gained popularity as part of the “slow down” lifestyle, and the monthly mailed package will remind mom to take a break and make something great. Learn more about Morgan Spenla and The Crafter's Box in this post.

Megan George, The Zen Succulent

Megan George was born with a green thumb and an eye for garden design, and the products she and her mom sell in their store The Zen Succulent appeal to home decorators and gardeners of all skill levels. Kits for making your own terrarium are sold on the website, and they stocks a wide variety of plants and maker goods, like planters, paper goods, and home accessories from over 50 small businesses in the U.S. and Canada. (If you can travel to Durham, NC, we also think mom would love visiting the shop, attending an in-house workshop, or spending time with you at the DIY terrarium bar.) Learn more about the business owned by Megan and her Mom in this post.

The Zen Succulent

The Zen Succulent

The Zen Succulent in Durham, N.C., sells modern terrariums, succulents and other plant crafts and also holds workshops.

Photo by: The Zen Succulent

The Zen Succulent

Photo by: The Zen Succulent

The Zen Succulent

Megan and Margaret George of The Zen Succulent

Megan and Margaret George of The Zen Succulent

Mother-daughter team Megan and Margaret George own a modern terrarium and plant craft business, The Zen Succulent, based in Durham, N.C.

Photo by: The Zen Succulent

The Zen Succulent

Elijah Richards and Matt Mulkey, In God We Must


In God We Must Creatives Matt Mulkey (left) and Elijah Richards (right)

Atlanta-based creatives Matt Mulkey and Elijah Richards create custom jewelry using vintage American coins.

Photo by: David Crawford/In God We Must

David Crawford/In God We Must

For the mom with a special penchant for jewelry, coin collection, or Americana, the handmade coin jewelry and accessories by In God We Must would make a special gift. With rings, necklaces, and other accessories including tees and wallets, the spirit of this brand is sure to invoke deep thought. After all, we can’t help but completely agree with maker Elijah Richards when he explained his vision to us in our interview “[The] coins have been places I’ve never been. I thought that was really rad.” Learn more about about the guys behind In God We Must in this post.



Rings crafted from vintage state coins by In God We Must.

Photo by: David Crawford/In God We Must

David Crawford/In God We Must

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