Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2021

What do you get for the woman who gave you LIFE?! Or your best mom-friend, mother figure, etc! Sometimes we look see the same items over and over…browsing the rows at Target for something that’s completely HER. This year, consider shopping small. We’ve got you covered with several women-owned small businesses across the United States. They each hand-picked a product for this guide. You’ll find traditional and non-traditional gifts – plenty of things for your mama (and yourself!).

13 Thoughtful Mother’s Day Gifts

mom mug hope and happy designs camper mug mom gift

Hope and Happy Designs is my online shop in Northern Minnesota and we specialize in hope-filled and happy mugs. Our goal is to bring happiness to your day and your mind focused on what matters most. This ceramic mom mug is a sage green 15oz marbled camping mug. It’s cozy while proudly displaying your most important title.

Shop the mom mug HERE

Follow Hope and Happy Designs on Instagram HERE

Use code HEYTAKE10 for 10% off your order. Order by May 2nd for Mother’s Day.

soy candle the mayan collective

The Mayan Collective is owned and run by Karla: A mom of two little ones: 22 months and 1 week old, wife, candle-maker, and photographer. As a mom, she wants the best for her kids. This is why she creates products that are chemical free: to cherish moms with a clean candle and a beautiful label that reminds them how amazing they are. The Mayan Collective also donates a percentage of their profit to help kids in Guatemala. 

Shop The Motherhood Collection HERE

Find The Mayan Collective on facebook HERE

Follow The Mayan Collective on Instagram HERE

Coupon code: MAMA21. Order by May 2nd for Mother’s Day.

birth month flower sweatshirt tee mom shirt unique gift

Modern Maykes was started in November of 2020 and is owned by the sis-in-law team of Kestri and Rachel May! Modern Maykes sells custom birth month flower tees and sweatshirts (and more!) that are a perfect sentimental gift for all of the women in your lives. Each month has a birth flower — customize your shirt with your kids, grandkids, besties, new babies, or your own birth flower! So many options! Their shirts are screen printed so the flower design lasts! 

Shop this shirt HERE

Follow Modern Maykes on Instagram HERE

Coupon code : HELLO10 for 10% off. Order by April 25 for Mother’s Day.

soy candle refugee candle natural candle help other glory collective

Glory Collective is a small business in Nebraska that works directly with artisans to bring their talently crafted, one-of-a-kind home goods to you! Each purchase helps an artisan to earn a sustainable income. Refugee Candles are hand poured in Nebraska by women refugees transitioning into the workforce and learning English! They are made with cosmetic grade soy wax, coconut oil, avocado oil, essential oils, and vitamin E.  Each candle is signed by the woman who crafted it for you.

Shop Candles HERE

Find Glory Collective on facebook HERE

Follow Glory Collective on Instagram HERE

Order by May 3rd for Mother’s Day.

simply loved designs adult coloring book christian coloring book encouraging family

Simply Loved Designs creates coloring books, pages and artwork to help you share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with your kids through coloring. Relax as you color by yourself or with your kids and remember that you are a child of God. This book is perfect for all ages and makes a perfect gift for the moms in your life. Each single sided page features a line from the song and beautifully crafted illustrations, designed to bring peace and joy as they are colored.

For a digital downloadable copy shop HERE

For a physical copy delivered via Amazon shop HERE

Follow Simply Loved Designs on Instagram HERE

Use code MOTHERSDAY for 10% off your order. Order by May 3rd for Mother’s Day.

artisan chocolate high-quality dark chocolate raspberry cocoa brittle fresco chocolate

Fresco Chocolate makes pure, dark chocolate and provides gifts that are as sweet as your Mom!  They use three ingredients in their chocolate bars: cocoa beans, cane sugar and cocoa butter. They’ve added two special bundles for Mother’s Day to their gift collection: Bark + Brittle Bundle (pictured above) & Sweet Raspberry Bundle. Be sure to read all about them when you click the link. Hand-dipped marshmallows, freeze-dried raspberries, etc. You will not be disappointed!

Shop the bundles + other chocolate gifts by clicking HERE.

Find Fresco Chocolate on Facebook by clicking HERE. 

Follow Fresco Chocolate on Instagram HERE.

Discount Code: HOPEANDHAPPY10. Order by May 3rd for Mother’s Day.

my4tees mothers day tee mama tshirt

My4tees is owned by Amy: cancer survivor and California resident. She specializes in custom cancer apparel to give hope & courage to cancer warriors. They also design & sell apparel for holidays and special occasions. This mama shirt is super soft while being comfortable and cute for everyday wear to celebrate being a mom. It’s available in heather raspberry or black – the perfect treat for moms!

Shop my4tees HERE

Find my4tees on facebook HERE

Follow my4tees on Instagram HERE

Order by May 1st for Mother’s Day.

grimms gardens calamint

Grimm’s Gardens is a family-owned business in rural NE Kansas that ships garden center and nursery items to you, giving your home a special touch of real living green. You get plants right to your door, perfectly packed in a brown box.
Pictured here is Calamint, a perennial with light lavender and white flowers, that grows densely with a nice full appearance with leaves that have a nice fragrance.

Shop Grimm’s Gardens HERE

Find Grimm’s Gardens on facebook HERE

Follow Grimm’s Gardens on Instagram HERE

Use code HOPE&HAPPY10 for $10 off your $75 order. Order by May 2nd for Mother’s Day.


handlettered pillow calligraphy mothers day decor lemon drops and lilies

Lemon Drops & Lilies is a home and holiday decor Shoppe focused on helping moms find great products and inspiration for simple ways to create a home of beauty, faith, celebration and family connection.  Family is Mom’s number one favorite thing, so why not give her a beautiful and cozy lumbar pillow cover with the hand lettering to show it! It’s will look great on a sofa, her favorite chair, in a decorative basket, or on her bed. It’s made of high quality 100% organic cotton and is screen printed so the printing will not crack. The neutral color means it will go great with any color scheme.

Shop Lemon Drops n Lilies HERE

Find Lemon Drops n Lilies on facebook HERE

Follow Lemon Drops n Liles on Instagram HERE

Use the code MOTHER for 15% off this pillow cover through the end of April.

coffee tea alternative healthy drink nujo

nuJo is ‘all the things’ we need as Moms…that one thing we can do for ourselves in the midst of tending to everyone else.  nuJo is gluten free & caffeine free, plant based and 100 organic with 6 simple ingredients.  It comes in convenient single serve, individually packaged brewbags, 100% compostable and no plastics- for steeping on the go like a tea…or use the grind in coffee pot at home as you would coffee to follow that same routine with none of the upset tummy!

Shop nuJo HERE

Find nuJo on facebook HERE

Follow nuJo on Instagram HERE

Use code ‘HAPPY20’ for 20% off NuJo grind or brewbags through Mothers Day! Order by May 4th for Mother’s Day.

candle mug the hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world white mug wooden wick candle

Mother’s Day Candle Mug is a collaboration with Hope and Happy Designs and The Mayan Collective. This is a white 14oz ceramic matte mug with “mama” printed on the back side and a part of the poem by William Ross Wallace printed on the front. Click the link below to see the listing and both sides of the mug. It is filled with high-quality soy wax and a wooden wick, scented with the following notes: Top: Bergamot, Grapefruit Middle: Orange, Green Leaves, Neroli  Base: Cedar. This is the perfect 2-in-1 gift that you’ll enjoy for a long time.

Shop the mug with Hope and Happy Designs HERE

Instagram: Hope and Happy Designs & The Mayan Collective

mama necklace mom jewelry bracelet ashley dow handmade

Ashley Dow Handmade is run by Ashley, a stay-at-home-mom to three little girlies with a love for crafting! What started as a calligraphy hobby turned into a full-blown Etsy shop full of goodies she loves to create from her home office, including baby blankets & lovey’s, stamped jewelry, beaded stretch bracelets, and rosary guides. Mother’s Day is the perfect time to get quality 14k gold-filled necklaces and bracelets so you: mamas, grandmas, and all the mother figures in your life can embrace the important rolls you have for your children.
(Also available in rose gold filled and sterling silver)


Follow Ashley Dow Handmade on Instagram HERE

Coupon Code: MOTHERS15 (good for 15% off stamped necklaces and beaded bracelets. Expires May 3rd). Order by May 3rd for Mother’s Day.

photography course for beginners take pictures of my kids amie steele

Steele Your Heart Photography began in the early 2000’s. In Amy’s own words: as a mom of three young children, there was nothing I wanted more than to capture the day-to-day activities of my little ones. After investing a DSLR camera, I was so excited but quickly disappointed when my results weren’t what I wanted them to be. That is what led me down my path to learning photography. I spent countless hours reading, researching, and trying different methods and techniques. This course is a result of those tried and true efforts, plus 15 years in the photography business since. Rock Your DSLR is an online photography course designed to teach you how to take your DSLR Camera off auto and to start taking consistent, creative, amazing photographs. This course is designed for ANYONE that owns a DSLR camera! You’ve spent the money to get a good camera, but what good is it if you aren’t using it to its full potential?? The content in this course is what I use day in and day out, whether I’m photographing my own kids or a client’s family. I include the basics as well as advanced techniques. 

Get the course HERE

Follow Steele Your Heart Photography on Instagram HERE

Use code MOTHERSDAY for $50 off through May 31st

mother's day gift guide, shop small

Thank you so much for shopping small and supporting these small businesses. We truly do a happy dance each time an order comes through and we appreciate everyone that takes the time to shop with us. We can’t wait to see what you pick out!

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