Etsy can be a great place to find Mothers Day gift ideas that little bit unusual, special, artistic and unique. Perhaps you’re looking for artistic ideas for something made by hand or personalised or just want to know that you’re supporting small businesses with your purchase.
Top Mothers Day Gift Ideas from Small Artistic Businesses
This brilliant mummy’s wine gift is perfect as a wine holder for mummy’s grapes!
An ideal gift for mummy this wine butler / wine caddy is made from solid oak and finished in oil to enhance and protect. Such a unique gift for wine lover, would make a beautiful centrepiece at a party too!
Beautiful curved and smooth edges hold two glasses included in the price.
Unique engraved design on one side and comes with two standard wine glasses.
You can’t go wrong with mugs and especially with ones as pretty as these.
2 Pretty Bone China mugs taken from an illustration by Klara Hawkins. The design wraps around the whole of the mug.
These mugs are quite a dainty size and would make a perfect gift for anyone but mum would love them!
The girl on the bike – high quality art print by Helen from Cake&Crayons.
This beautiful illustration is minimal and bold to bring light, colour and joy to your mum’s home.
The Print comes with a white border to allow space for framing and is hand-signed at the back.
It’s available in different sizes too to suit your space and budget needs.
Lovely keychain charm, a perfect gift for Mum.
Features Flamingo bottle cap charm with added Austrian crystal element, a cute little diamante mum charm, beads and Tibetan silver charms.
Presented in organza gift bag and handmade by Jay from The Eclectic Flamingos
Would also be a great gift for a mum to be or baby shower.
Cut my veg in to pieces!
Laser burnt by Jonathan from Art of the Forest by Jon. This design is burnt on to a bamboo charcuterie, chopping, cheese board.
This board is 29.5 cm tall by 19.5 cm wide and has been sanded and then treated with food safe mineral oil.
Jonathan can laser burn any design on to anything so if you want something more personal follow the links on his Etsy page to get in touch.
I didn’t know where to start with IAmRachelShop as Rachel has so many beautiful understated jewellery designs but I remember my mum teaching me to make daisy chains so this stood out for me as a Mother’s Day gift.
Pretty flower pendant in a daisy style made by firing white and yellow enamel onto a copper floral shape.
This flower necklace is a beautiful piece of nature jewelry and would make a lovely gift for a gardener or flower lover.
This architectural art print has been inspired by the quaint and unique buildings on the North Yorkshire coast of England, the place Jessica Hogarth is happy to call home!
The linear illustrations are typical of her artistic style, and once they have been hand drawn, she digitally enhanced them with pops of colour for print.
An ideal gift for anybody that has an appreciation of British architecture and likes unique artwork. It could also make a great housewarming, wedding or engagement present as well as birthday gift for males and females alike.
This could either be a gift or what you use to wrap your Mother’s Day gift.
And yes you might have seen this on my website too as I am also on Etsy!
Strong, sticky and very very pretty the bees paper tape like all our tapes is 100% recyclable and totally plastic free.
All these gift ideas were chosen by me because I know the people behind the products. Many of them I’ve met personally or I’ve come across them on social media and got to know them and can see how hard they work to make these beautiful creations.
When you buy from a small business they really do do a happy dance but you also know you are getting something personally made that has had a lot of love and effort poured into it. Your Mother’s Day gift will be truly special and appreciated.
Disclaimer – there are some affiliate links in this post and I may get a small commission if you buy but this doesn’t affect the price you pay or the quality and love that has gone in to each item!
This week we received our first Christmas card. It always comes from the same family friend and is one of those things that lets us know Christmas is here.
It’s glittery (or flittery as we say in the card market), plain but very effective.
I do look at every card we receive, not just the first Christmas card, quite critically as I sell Christmas cards!
Every Christmas card that comes through our letterbox gets a good look over. Because I sell Christmas cards that are exclusively designed I am always on the look out for other cards of a similar appeal. Phoenix Trading asks us to submit Christmas cards each January in to a sort of competition to see who else is making popular or attractive designs. Therefore I am always on the look out for extra special cards (that obviously aren’t Phoenix ones!) to submit.
Are they charity Christmas cards?
Nearly every Christmas card that we receive is a charity card, but not all. I know some people just buy cheap cards then make a donation to a charity instead, I get that. However, if the card doesn’t say it’s a Christmas card then it does leave the impression that the sender just bought the cheapest pack of cards they could find because they felt they ought to send a card. Perhaps that’s just very judgemental on my part but that’s the impression I get that’s all. Personally I think every Christmas card could be a charity card, even some charity cards can be pretty cheap these days so there really is no excuse.
Does it stand up?
Most of our Christmas cards will end up hanging on a string in our hallway for everyone who visits to see. However a really special card may well get pride of place on the mantelpiece – but only if it can actually stand up! How many cheap, thin Christmas cards there are that come through the door that cannot stand without being sellotaped, glued or blu-tacked to the surface?!
I choose the cards I send making sure they look good, do good and are good quality. How do you choose yours?
Looking forward to seeing what Christmas cards drop on to the mat this week…
Flamingo Paperie are always looking for new artists to add to the fabulous range of Flamingo cards that they produce. I thought it might be helpful to share some information about Alison Hullyer. Alison is one of the artists that designed Phoenix cards, stationery and gifts. Phoenix Trading has now closed and I am part of the new company Flamingo Paperie.
Alison Hullyer’s designs
One of Alison’s latest illustrations is a gorgeous notecard design. This is new in the February 2018 Flamingo Paperie range. This is illustrated by Alison Hullyer who has been an artist for Phoenix Trading since 2002, and now Flamingo Paperie. Her designs include animals, cars, age related cards, pencils, hearts…and lots more!
About herself, Alison says:
“I am continually sketching and looking for new ideas everywhere I go and feel very lucky that this is my job. It’s always a thrill to see my new designs come out in print, and I love the challenge of creating new artwork in a variety of styles, even if I am working on Christmas in the middle of summer!”
Members of the new Flamingo Paperie Customer Club will get to vote on new designs. This influences heavily which designs get through to each new product launch. This means that being accepted as a Flamingo artist is not necessarily as subjective as you might expect. In fact 1000’s of people could be voting on your design. This is something Alison particularly loves “as they know what sells and can provide valuable feedback from their customers”. So if you’d like to see designs before they go to print and have your say join my Customer Club today.
Alison is a member of the Cambridge Open Studios where 200 local artists open their studios to the public each year in July.
As well as cards, many of her illustrations are available in fabrics and coasters too and she has her own online shop.
Becoming a Flamingo Artist
Find out more about how to become a Flamingo artist. Go on – give it a try – and I look forward to seeing your work in the next survey!
And if you’d like to know how you could have the privilege and joy of selling her work too then ask me for more information about becoming a Flamingo Paperie Partner today.