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Mother’s Day is Coming!

If you’re like me, Spring may seem a little early this year. I feel like we just made it through the holidays and already it’s almost Spring Break! That may be because I’ve been wrapped up in moving to a new house and haven’t thought of much else besides the absolute necessities involved in selling and buying, packing and unpacking. (You’ll hear lots more about the house soon!)

Since I’m so behind on everything, I thought I’d try to get ahead of the game for at least one holiday: Mother’s Day.

Now here’s a holiday I can really appreciate. As a daughter, I definitely appreciate my mother, but as a mother, I appreciate any day that gets me out of doing the dishes, even if it’s only to find twice as many hiding in the sink the next morning because no one else did them either.

This year, I thought I’d share with you my top picks for Mother’s Day gifts. (And Honey, if you’re reading this, yes this is my personal wish list!)Mothers-day-made-easy-shopping-list

This fun roundup comes from UncommonGoods, an amazing website that showcases artists’ and artisans’ handmade creations, all while on a mission to encourage environmental and social responsibility. I love their fun selection of unusual items and gifts, so when they approached me for a sponsored post, I already had it half-written in my head! Read on for some gifting inspiration, either for yourself or someone you love, then visit their website for more information.

Silkscreened House Plaque

I love its whimsical design and natural color!silkscreened house

Mother Nesting Bird Necklace

Choose the number of “chicks” you have.
Birds on a Wire

DIY Lip Balm Kit

What a fun activity to do with kids!DIY Lip Balm

What I Love About You by Me Book

This one is really special once it’s filled out by your family.What I Love About You

Birds of a Feather Sign

Nothing says family like birds of a feather!Birds of a feather

Library Card Tote Bag

For the book-loving mom. Or any mom who carries things.Library Card Tote

Constellation Mug

The constellations show up once you pour your coffee in!Constellation Mug

Plant the Packaging Candles

I love gifts with multiple uses. You can actually plant this seed-infused package!Plant Package Candles

Mothers as Philosophers Art

I love this thought by Harriet Beecher Stowe.Mothers are Philosophers

Wine Pearls

For when you didn’t plan ahead enough to chill that wine that you’ll be needing tonight!Wine Pearls

Hope you’ve enjoyed this tour through my wish list! You can find many other beautifully curated collections at the UncommonGoods website, as well as information about their mission.Sponsored Post Disclaimer

Happy early Mother’s Day to all my mommy friends, and those of you shopping for your mothers! By the way, Mother’s Day this year is on May 8th in the US, so now you have no excuse for missing it!


Sunday 27th of March 2016

My Favorite is the Lip Balm. Creative. My kids might learn to love theirs better because they made it themselves than to keep stealing mine and loose it. ;-)


Tuesday 29th of March 2016

Ha! So glad to know I'm not the only one with that problem Rochelle! I've given up and started buying my lip balm in the most basic versions because I know I won't have it long...


Friday 25th of March 2016

Wonderful gist ideas for Mother's Day Meredith! I especially love that "What I Love About You" book! But they are all really original and special:)


Tuesday 29th of March 2016

Thanks Jacquie! I think that book would make anyone feel special.

Jeri Walker (@JeriWB)

Friday 25th of March 2016

I like the idea of the wine pearls, though I drink more red than white wine. It's a good idea to have some around.


Tuesday 29th of March 2016

I agree Jeri, especially if you're entertaining unexpected guests!


Friday 25th of March 2016

LOVE Uncommon Goods! They are a regular place for us to get terrific Christmas gifts each year - I can't believe I haven't thought of them for other holidays. Beautiful array of gift ideas, Meredith. Thanks so much!


Tuesday 29th of March 2016

I'm a fan too, Sandey. I love that they have some unusual things that you can't find elsewhere. Now, if I can just stick to buying gifts for the people on my list, and not get distracted by what I want...

Carole @ Garden Up Green

Friday 25th of March 2016

I use to buy those candles all the time, they are wonderful. That book is a neat idea too. So crazy how quickly time passes. Enjoy every day and moment each one is such a blessing.


Tuesday 29th of March 2016

Oh that's so good to know! I'd hate to recommend something that wasn't good. Think I'll bump the candles to the top of my list...


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