It’s never really too soon to shop for mom. Mother’s Day is a few months away, but mom (whether she is you or yours) is always on the mind. And since mom is THE most hard-working woman in your life, she deserves something that is not only totally her, but also something that will remind her of you every time she looks at it or uses it. The place to turn for uniquely memorable gifts is Uncommon Goods. At the start of the new year, I shared some unique birthday gift ideas for women and for baby’s 1st birthday from the Brooklyn-based company, and now the focus is all about Mother’s Day. The Ucommon Goods marketplace is mostly products made in the USA, by artists or small manufacturers, and 1/3 are upcycled or recycled goods. You can meet the artists of some of their most popular products, as well as see recent winners of their design challenges, over at the Uncommon Goods blog, The Goods. For example, if your mom loves the water– from the colors to the memories– here are some gifts ideas to get inspired by.
My gift picks were curated with my own mom in mind: She’s a fashionista (as someone who is always on trend, she HAS to have a cork watch!), an awesome cook and baker (we’re always talking about the latest Ina Garten recipe she tried), a wine enthusiast (as in: we are all very enthusiastic about it), a gardener with a golden thumb (She is able to make hibiscus plants last for years, when I can’t even make one last a season), a baby blanket designer (there’s a baby boom in my family and among my sister’s friends, so she’s always busy), a devoted grandmother (there is no Thank You card that could ever say enough of how blessed I am to have my mom so available to help and be a major part of my girls’ lives.), and someone who trusts my eye for the new, the different, and the unique. If that sounds like your mom, continue shopping below. If you want to start fresh or if your mom has different interests, you can peruse the entire collection of Mothers’ Day gifts here. Another thoughtful gift that I like to either give or receive are personalized gifts, with either mom’s initials or the names of gradndkids. You can find all those here.
While you’re browsing the abundance of clever gifts that have your mom’s name written all over them, don’t forget that your purchase will help go to a good cause. Through Uncommon Goods’ Better to Give program, they will donates $1 from every purchase to a non-profit of their choice. And because they are an independent business, they are able to select organizations that they genuinely believe in. You can learn more about their efforts on their website. Now get back to shopping!
1. Links of Love Necklace, $52 | 2. Cork Watch, $45 | 3. Solar Tealights, $25 | 4. Wine Towel, $14 , and Fountain Aerating Wine Glasses, Set of 2, $48 | 5. Create Yarn Bowl, $49 | 6. Personalized Mom and Grandma Platters, $115 | 7. “What I Love About My Mom” by Me Book, $10 | 8. Sari Scarf, $48 | 9. Personalized Family Pillow, $150 | 10. Dessert and Baking Salts, $19
*Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Uncommon Goods, but the opinions are my own. AFancyGirlMust partners with brands that share common philosophies and goals for the fancy girls in our lives.