Making gifts for others is so special, as a creative maker, the love and attention you put into your products comes from a desire to make the best thing possible and as a creative I recieve so much joy in doing this.
Mother's Day this year will be celebrated by many, whether you are spoilt by your own family, treating your Mum, your Mother in law or for a special friend who is amazing and worth celebrating and acknowledging or remebering our loved ones.
For many years I celebrated Mother's Day in New Zealand with my Mum, but now living in the UK, I celebrate it with my own family. I do love the sentiment behind the day although I also have a slight tinge of sadness about been so far away from my own. However although my Mum is so far away I do have fond memories of Mother's Day, making handmade cards, or little gifts at school, presenting them to my Mum with a box of chocolates and some flowers.
Making people feel special and appreciated is as simple as a few kind words, or making a cup of tea for them when they are tired, but a thoughtful gift always goes a long way. Here are a few of my favourite handmade Mother's Day gifts from some amazing creative businesses this year.
Ceramic Magpie - Mother's Day 'Make Time for Tea' Mug Gift Set £34
‘Treat your Mom to the promise of a brew and natter with this ‘Make Time for Tea’ mug gift set. Comprising a beautifully hand-thrown porcelain mug, a Make time for tea post-card, a handmade porcelain spoon and an organic tea-bag for £34 (including postage). Read the story behind these gift-sets on Katie’s blog at
The Secret Crocheter - Personalised cards, crocheted flower brooch and workshops
Here’s some Mother’s Day gift ideas from The Secret Crocheter; there’s a handmade card with its very own detachable crocheted flower brooch - these cards can be personalised to say whatever you’d like on the front. Or there’s a cute little everlasting bouquet of flowers! The Secret Crocheter also runs a wide range of workshops, including Learn to Crochet sessions so why not treat Mum to a gift voucher? For more information, please email the The Secret Crocheter firstname.lastname@example.org
Badger & Birch - 'Love You Mum' Photo Ledge £23
Hazel from Badger & Birch makes the most beautiful products and this Mother's day she has made these beautiful terrazzo photo lodges. Made from a white eco resin and embedded with recycled terrazzo mussel shell or miniature shells. The ledges are great to hold a single photo or print or can be layered to display collected prints, postcards or memories.
All of Badger & Birch’s shells are collected waste shells from a local restaurant-Hooked on the Rocks. They are cleaned and crushed and recycled into terrazzo patterns in the resin.
Every piece is hand made and sanded then sealed and finished in organic coconut oil which creates a beautiful smooth finish and smells great too. www.badgerandbirch.co.uk
Hazel & Blue - Spring Subscription Candle Box - £25
'Voted one of the top 6 candle subscription box in the UK from Muddy Stilettos' The new Spring candle box contains a beautiful selection of new citrus, zesty and clean soy scented candles, a eco linen pouch of essential oil soy wax melts, and a complimentary natural pampering gift. Beautifully gift wrapped and presented in our eco recyclable kraft box and bespoke botanical tissue paper. Choose as a Mother's day gift and we will even write a personalised message on your behalf. Delievery week beginning the 16th March www.hazelandbluecandles.co.uk/store
Hazel & Blue - Calm & Cosy Soy Candle Making Kit £25
'Voted 'Not on the High Street' Top 3 Gifts of 2019' Our Calm & Cosy soy candle making kits are for cosy homes and new spaces, create your own soy scented candles and sit back and relax and enjoy the cosy scents of your own candles. The carefully selected candle oils of cedarwood and geranium have been specially blended to create a calming cosy and inviting home. Our candle making kits are all eco friendly, vegan and sustainable, with 100% recyclable packaging and natural ingrediants. You can read the story how I made the kits here on another blog post www.hazelandbluecandles.co.uk/store
Whether you are celebrating Mother's Day or not this year, these amazing Woman led businesses, inspire me everyday with there beautiful handmade products and love and dedication to their craft.
Wishing you a peaceful and happy Mother's Day