Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2015

There’s no one better than the mom that takes care of us, loves us wholeheartedly, and supports our every dream. This Mother’s Day, surprise her with carefully handcrafted gifts that she will enjoy and put to good use. We’ve rounded up our favorite indie picks for wonderful gifts that she’s sure to love.

Wonderland Organics

Soothe Serum

facial oil, natural skincare, natural facial oils, green beauty

Wonderland Organics Soothe Serum

This Mother’s Day, gift your mom with love and moisturized skin with the Wonderland Organics Soothe Serum. There’s nothing better than the scent of lavender, serene and calm.

The Soothe Serum is formulated especially for normal to dry skin, and is light textured. Using a facial oil that’s designed perfectly for your mom’s skin type will help improve the appearance of dry spots and make her face glow. We added organic jojoba oil because it is perfect for all skin types. Organic seabuckthorn CO2 is full of vitamin C, and adds a gorgeous scent to the Soothe Serum.

Size: 15 ml (0.5 oz)

Wonderland Organics offers natural skincare products with fresh and sustainable ingredients tailored to sensitive skin. Based in San Jose, California, our products are handmade in small batches with organic, wildharvested, and natural ingredients.

Find the Wonderland Organics Soothe Serum here. Use coupon code “mothersday” for 20% ! Good until May 3rd.

Scotch and Cream

Tote Bag 

Scotch and Cream Tote Bag

Scotch and Cream Tote Bag

Because helping the environment can be done in a super cute and stylish way! This “Baking Tools” tote bag was made with incredibly sturdy canvas-like cotton! Perfect for lugging around a heavy load of groceries, books, or anything that would otherwise strain a normal fabric tote. The artwork is a mint-green/brown combo with a retro-tastic vibe to it. You can use it to pick up all the ingredients you’ll be using to whip up your next confectionery creation 🙂 Based in Los Angeles, Califonia, Scotch and Cream offers art prints, stationery, and mid-century modern nostalgia.

About this bag:
Dimensions: 14″w x 15″h x 6.5″g
Handles: 25″ natural cotton web
• 15 oz. Natural Cotton
• Made in the USA

Find Scotch and Cream’s adorable retro tote bag here.

Girl Friday Paper Arts

She Leave a Little Sparkle Art Print

Girl Friday Paper Arts Print

Girl Friday Paper Arts Print

Girl Friday Paper Arts makes archival quality prints featuring minimal typographic designs. Inspire your space with a little style, sass, and sophistication. Girl Friday is environmentally conscious– doing business in an eco-friendly way, and gives back– 5% of your purchase goes to charity (a new one each month).

You’ll receive the print only — frame is not included.

The image is printed with a white border for easy matting.

  • 5×7 – Image is 5×7 inches, centered on a 8.5×11 inch page.
  • 8×10 – Image is 8×10 inches, centered on a 8.5×11 inch page.
  • 11×14 – Image is 11×14 inches, centered on a 11.7×16.5 inch page.
  • 13×19 – Image is 12.5×18 inches, centered on a 13×19 inch page.

Girl Friday Paper Arts is offering Wonderland Organics readers 20% off with coupon code “WONDERLAND20“.

Find Girl Friday Paper Arts’ Print here.

A Slice of Delight

Vanilla Lavender Soap

A Slice of Delight Lavender Vanilla Soap

A Slice of Delight Lavender Vanilla Soap

Vanilla Lavender – a scent combination of fresh lavender, fresh vanilla beans, orange zests and patchouli. Perfect for mom because of its soft, relaxing, and tranquil fragrance.  Crafted with a natural glycerin base of oils and butters that  her skin will love.  Let her reach for it in the tub, shower or kitchen sink and capture a moment of peace!  All moms need this. 
 
A Slice of Delight focuses on crafting cheerful soaps that are fragrantly delicious.  The business is located in Berkeley, California – a wonderful corner of the world to craft small batch soaps.
  
All ingredients are purchased from other reputable and independent bath and body suppliers staying true in supporting small business. There is a conscious effort to minimize waste in our world by choosing bio-degradable packaging and re-use of shipping/packing materials as often as possible. 
 10% off your soapy order for mom (or you!) Use code “MOM10” at checkout – good until 5/3.

Find A Slice of Delight’s soap here.

Great South Bay Candles

Wild Sage & Lemongrass Candle

Great South Bay Candles Wild Sage & Lemongrass Candle

Great South Bay Candles Wild Sage & Lemongrass Candle

Love the soothing scent of lemongrass and wild sage? Candles make wonderful gifts, and your mother will love these candles.

A refreshing and uplifting aroma blend of lemongrass, jasmine, subtle clary sage and citrus notes. Has a bottom note of musk.

  • 8 oz glass tumbler
  • Up to 55 hours approximate burn time (slow burn)
  • 3.5″ W x 3″ H
  • Come with a silver metal lid

Great South Bay Candles is a privately owned and operated company located on the south shore of Long Island, New York. We only utilize the purest ingredients in our soy candles and soy melts. Our scented soy candle products are hand poured in small batches using 100% natural soy wax, cotton wicks (free of zinc and lead) and premium fragrance oils (phthalate-free) infused with natural essential oils. We are proud to say that our candles are are eco-friendly, vegan, dye free, additive free, and stabilizer free. ​​​ All of our packaging is biodegradable and or recyclable.

Find Great South Bay Candles’ Wild Sage and Lemongrass Candle here.

Made in California

Om Sweet Om Relaxation Pillow 

Made in CA Om

Made in California Om Sweet Om Relaxation Pillow

Melt stress away with the Om Sweet Om Relaxation Pillow at the end of the day or when you need a little extra “me” time.

Lavender aids in the relief of stress, headaches, migraines, muscle aches, anxiety, depression, digestive distress, menstrual cramps, induces sleep and relaxation. Toss in the microwave for deeper relaxation or put in the freezer for an instant pick-me-up. Trouble sleeping? Then place under your pillow and let the soothing aroma of lavender calm you as you drift off to sleep.

Each inner bag contains approximately 24 oz of a special organic rice and hand dried organic lavender mix that is grown locally. A 15 inch X 5.5 inch removable and washable cover is hand dyed utilizing water-based dyes. Each pillow is made to order – dyed, filled and sewn. No two are ever completely the same. Available in Lavender, Spearmint, Grapefruit Mint, and Lemon Tyme.

Made by hand to order in California with love. Find their amazing pillow here.

Handmade Sam*Made

Himmeli + Two Air Plants

Handmade SamMade Himmeli + Two Air Plants

Handmade Sam*Made Himmeli + Two Air Plants

A Mother’s Heart, like her arms are always open, welcoming and filled with love. This is a special listing for Mother’s Day at a limited time price. Regularly $48, on sale for $40. You must purchase this before 11:59PM PST on May 4th to have it arrive in time for Mother’s Day.

It includes Himmeli fig. 10 | The Heart, a Brachycaulos Petite, and a Capitata Peach Petite. This includes two similar, yet different air plants. One air plant for you, and one for your Mother. If you would like to include a note at no additional charge, leave a note in the comment section upon check out.

Materials: brass, wire & brass plated nails
Dimensions: approximately 6 x 5.5″ (15.2 x 14cm)

Instead of wearing your heart on your sleeve, with this stunning Himmeli Heart, you can now have your heart on your desk, coffee table or your walls. This Himmeli features a lovely geometric heart with clean lines and made of 100% brass. This Himmeli Heart is perfect for your sweetie, loved ones, or yourself any time of the year as a gift or just a happy reminder that you or they are loved.

This Himmeli is also supplied with optional brass-plated-nails to affix it to a wall.

The Himmeli will also naturally oxidize and darken as time passes, but can be polished to its original shine. And because this listing includes air plants, it is unfortunately only available domestically.

Find Handmade Sam*Made’s himmeli + plants here.

Olive Twig Studio

Narwhal Mommy & Me Art

Olive Twig Studio Narwhal Mommy & Me Art

Olive Twig Studio Narwhal Mommy & Me Art

This is a professionally printed giclee print of an original acrylic painting on wood. This narwhal mother and baby print would be so sweet for Mother’s Day. Narwhals are the Unicorns of the Sea!

The paper is a high quality archival matte fine art paper. The above images are of an 8″ x 10″ print matted and framed in an 11 x 14″ frame. I have 8 x 10 prints in stock with an extra 1/2″ white border to assist in matting. Please select if you would like the extra 1/2″ white border added or not when ordering your print. Olive Twig Studio offers original art your whole family will love!

Find Olive Twig Studio’s sweet painting here.

 

 

Cinnamon Makeup Shadow

Herbs of Grace Cinnamon Shadow

Herbs of Grace Cinnamon Shadow

Our Natural Color Cinnamon is the medium shade of our brown shimmer mineral makeup color range. This neutral color can be used just about anywhere as eyeliner, eye shadow, cheek definition, lip liner, or body shimmer.

For more tips and tricks applying our Natural Color makeup, see our Mineral Makeup Application Tips article.

Ingredients: mica
Net Weight: 1 gram (0.035 ounce)

Note: website colors may vary slightly from actual product color

In 2003 Vanessa Klein debuted “Natural Look Mineral Makeup”, her line of all natural, vegan, 100% mineral cosmetics. The opportunity to streamline her product offerings presented itself and from 2004 on Vanessa Nixon Klein has been focusing exclusively on Natural Look Mineral Makeup, offered online as well as in retail outlets.

Find Herbs of Grace’s Shadow here.

L’aura Botanicals

Liquid Sunshine Goat’s Mini Guest Soaps

L'aura Botanicals Goat Milk Soap

L’aura Botanicals Goat Milk Soap

A light and carefree blend of mandarin, lemongrass, orange, and vetiver to brighten your spirits.

We make our melt and pour soaps with a blend of glycerin, goat’s milk, cocoa butter, coconut, palm and safflower oils to create a rich decadent lather that leaves your skin soft to the touch without much residue. The proprietary essential oil blend of Liquid Sunshine is added at just the right moment during the cooling process to provide the most aromatic experience.

Contains four mini goat’s milk flower soaps wrapped in a cute brown paper lunch bag tied with twine making it gift ready! Each package of the mini guest soaps will weigh between 2.8 to 3.0 oz.

It is recommended to store your handmade soap in a soap dish that drains and stays dry between uses so you will be able to enjoy the bar longer.

Find L’aura Botanicals’ soap here.

Yarn & Clay

Minimal Lavender Earrings

Yarn and Clay Lavender Earrings

Yarn and Clay Lavender Earrings

Lavender is such a delicate romantic color, makes it impossible not to fall in love with these earrings. These purple spoon-shaped earrings are part of our Sea Glass collection and they are simply gorgeous. Lavender is such a delicate romantic color, makes it impossible not to fall in love with these earrings. These earrings are handmade and designed by us. The delicate spoon shape was created from polymer clay (purple and translucent white), using polymer clay sculpting techniques. The vivid colors won’t chip or wear off with the time. The earring hooks are silver-plated and nickel-free.

Yarn & Clay is a collaboration of a crocheter and a polymer clay artist.

Our vision is making artisan fashion items by fusing yarn and polymer clay! We are here to help you express your awesomeness through your own unique style.

Find Yarn & Clay’s earrings here.

Paint Box Polish

Nail Polish Gift Set

Paint Box Polish Gift Set

Paint Box Polish Gift Set

The perfect gift set for any nail polish lover in your life! Choose any currently available full-sized lacquer, any cuticle oil, and a small nail file. Your set will come in a cute organza bag. All you need is a gift tag and you’re ready for gifting! Simply add your polish and oil scent in the notes section of check out.

At Paint Box Polish, you will find high quality polishes mixed by hand using cruelty-free suspension base, glitters, micas, and dyes. None of the polishes use pre-made, commercial polishes in the formula. We test all of our polishes extensively before bottling and listing so that customers don’t have to worry about anything curling, melting, or bleeding.  We always use stainless steel mixing balls.

Find Paint Box Polish’s Gift Set here.

Aiko Threads

Blue Vegan Leather Tote

Aiko Threads Blue Vegan Leather Tote

Aiko Threads Blue Vegan Leather Tote

Blue tote bag made from cotton blend panama weave fabric with smocked origami detail and caramel vegan leather base. This pleated tote bag is a perfect urban bag for a day in the city. It will fit all your necessities and more. It can also be used as a market bag, book bag, diaper bag or anything else you can think of.

Materials:

  • Exterior: cotton blend panama weave fabric
  • Lining: cotton fabric

Details:

  • Hand smocked origami detail in the front
  • Mid-weight vegan leather on the bottom
  • 4 slip pockets sewn to lining
  • No closure/zipper closure

Size: 13” (33 cm) long x 15” (40 cm) high x 2” (5 cm) wide

Length of straps: 22” (56 cm)

Color: Blue with purple threads woven through

Care: Spot clean

Find Aiko Threads’ Blue Vegan Leather Tote here.

Boii Studio

Ceramic Mug Finished with Blue Glaze

Boii Studio Ceramic Blue Mug

Boii Studio Ceramic Blue Mug

Our 10 oz medium sized- tall ceramic coffee/tea cup/mug is finished with blue-light and blue-black “oil spot” glaze. Due to this glaze’s nature and the handmade process, each cup is unique. Only one is currently available, but more can be ordered for a delivery in 4-6 weeks.

Boii Studio is a small home-based ceramic studio located in Orinda, California. We design and hand-make contemporary and traditional ceramics and pottery, most of which we offer on Etsy. We also offer designs on NapaStyle and our own Open Studios. We use local clays and food safe glazes. Our products are also dishwasher and microwave safe.

Find Boii Studio’s Ceramic Blue Mug here.

 

Devika’s Art

Black and White Flower Tile Coasters 

Devika's Art Black and White Flower Tile Coaster

Devika’s Art Black and White Flower Tile Coaster

This set of 4 coasters is made using 4″x4″ Travertine tiles. I hand draw each design on paper and then transfer it onto the tiles using a special transfer medium which is translucent and allows the unique surface of each tile to show through the design. Since every coaster is hand made no two coasters are identical, there are minor differences due to the transfer process and due to each tile having its own unique nooks and crannies!

Each coaster is well sealed with varnish and can be used for hot and cold beverages, but do not use them as trivets to set your hot pots on. This could damage the transferred design. Please clean with a damp cloth when needed. Note that these coasters are not dishwasher safe!

Find Devika’s Art Black and White Flower Tile Coasters here.

 

 

 

Suze Ford

Painting 11

Suze Ford Painting 11

Suze Ford Painting 11

Painting 11. The 100 Day Project. These series of oil paintings are created each every day. This project was started on Instagram where you can follow along on the daily process. Join me @suzeford. #suzefordpaintingaday. I decided to create a new painting each day. All of these pieces are created with a free approach, and playfulness. They are abstract in nature while exploring color and expression.

Find Suze Ford’s Painting 11 here.

 

 

 

Which gifts will you choose for Mother’s Day? Let us know in the comments below!

TGI Fridays: Mother’s Day Special post

TGIF! As you all know, Mother’s Day is coming up this Sunday. It’s disheartening to think that we take our moms for granted until this day, which is why I really enjoyed watching this video about the world’s toughest job here. It’s an amazing prank video by user CardStore interviewing applicants for a fake job that’s basically on call 24/7.

There’s a ton of Mother’s Day Specials going on, but there’s a lot that you can do to show your appreciation for your mom that won’t cost a week’s salary.

Ideas (not just limited to Mother’s Day)

  • Make a private Youtube slideshow with funny, candid and memorable photos, to your mom’s favorite songs
  • Create some IOU’s for when she’s tired: “Coupon good for 2 laundry washes” “Available for 3 great home-cooked meals”
  • Take her shopping for something that she would actually like
  • Prepare unexpected meals when the whole family is around
  • Pick a bouquet of flowers growing out of your own backyard
  • Have fruit trees? Pick, wash and serve the fruit for dessert
  • If you don’t live at home, write snail mail on funny or adorable stationary

Have a fantastic Mother’s Day to all you amazing moms, from my family to yours!