Just in time for some last-minute Mother’s Day shopping, here are the best gifts for creative, artistically inclined moms.
We know every mom is different and, therefore, we could write hundreds of thousands of gift guides for each personality. However, if your mom loves to paint, draw or sew or she has redecorated the house a thousand times since your birth, this is the best gift guide for you to browse through this spring.
Below, you’ll find gifts for all types of moms, but these gifts are most applicable if your mother:
- Loves to create art
- Loves to look at art
- Loves to wear art
Whether you’re inspired by the outré, ecclesiastical looks of last year’s Met Gala or just know some very discerning, artful moms, these 15 gifts will help make this Mother’s Day a picture-perfect one. From wall art to fabric dye, take a look through the list below and order the best gift for your artsy mom.
1. Cape Cod Shibori Indigo Dyed Fabric
BEST FOR MOMS WHO SEW
This beautifully-dyed fabric, which is sold by the fat quarter, is an inspiring start to any number of art, fashion or design projects. The indigo design is available in either Robert Kaufman Kona cotton or cotton broadcloth and features a unique, high-quality pattern. As each quarter is hand-dyed, you’ll likely notice variance from one item to the next, providing a super unique look to your mom’s quilt or fabric project.
2. Kate Spade New York Women’s Gold Stripe Pencil Set
BEST FOR MOMS WHO WRITE
Help secure yourself a favorable portrayal in your writer mom’s upcoming memoir with a gift like these gorgeous gold stripe pencils from Kate Spade. Each of the mechanical pencils features gold foil accents and a removable eraser. It might help to order a refill of 5.7 mm lead to go along with this gift of writing utensils.
3. Pirasta NYC Really Big Coloring Poster
BEST FOR MOMS WHO COLOR
Adult coloring books may be all the rage, but this giant color-in poster of New York City lets you make your mark on an even bigger scale. The five by three foot poster features fun illustrations of landmarks, people and iconic symbols of NYC. Hang it on the wall or spread it on the table for days of coloring fun. This is an especially great gift for mothers who have younger children and want an art project to share with them.
4. Large Capacity Pencil Case
BEST FOR MOMS ON THE GO
This is the mother of all pencil cases. It’s got room for 202 colored pencils or 136 gel pens depending on which your mom prefers. It has multi-layer compartments and an elegant design on the side as well. It can be used by anyone with an artistic interest and carry a wide range of supplies. Gift your mom ease as she travels back and forth from her art classes or studio with this decorative and thoughtful gift.
5. US Art Supply Acrylic Painting Set
BEST FOR MOMS WHO PAINT
This set makes it easy to get started with painting. It comes with an 11 x 14 inch canvas mounted on kiln-dried stretcher bars. Plus, the set also boasts acrylic paints, a palette and brushes. If your mom or wife is an artist in the making, this would be a great Mother’s Day gift choice for her.
6. Indigo & Shibori Natural Dye Kit
BEST FOR ECO-MOMS
An indigo dye kit made with natural pigments, this set gives a beautiful purple shade and comes with practically everything you need to create your own fabric designs. You’ll just have to add two five gallon buckets, a long stirring stick and hot water. Whether she chooses to create shibori or tie dye, your artsy mom is sure to love the creativity fabric dying can inspire.
7. Leather Journal Notebook
BEST FOR MOMS WHO DRAW
This genuine leather journal makes a great fashion statement as well as being a practical way to carry around a notebook or drawing pad. It’s easy to care for and maintain, and it has thick lined paper so her journal-writing pens won’t bleed through to the other side. It has a handmade, vintage design and the soft leather cover will make her feel like she’s in one of those old timey, Pride-and-Prejudice-esque movies she’s obsessed with.
8. Natural Wool Slippers
BEST FOR MOMS WHO WORK FROM HOME
When we think of the great gifts we’ve received in the past, many of them are cozy clothing items we can use on the daily. These felted wool slippers certainly fall into that category. They’re handmade in Kyrgyzstan using techniques that have been honed over centuries, out of wool from content Kyrgyz sheep. They’re cozy and perfect for keeping moms feet warm during colder months.
9. DankoHandmade Pottery Teapot
BEST FOR MOMS WHO COOK
Think about a kitchen. You might have art on the walls or colorful cabinets, but the one appliance that can really show some style is the stove top teapot. That’s certainly true of the DankoHandmade Pottery Teapot, which was designed to be put on display. Although it’s a piece of art, it’s also food safe and can be placed over high heat. A matching sugar bowl and mugs are also available for order from DankoHandmade.
10. Joppie Earring
BEST FOR FASHION-FORWARD MOMS
Your artsy mom doesn’t just sit at home and create lovely designs all day long. She does occasionally go out of the house, and we’re willing to bet that she likes to show off her artsy style when she’s out and about, too. Buy her these gorgeous gold earrings from Revolve that twist and curve in an elegant and bold way. They’re gold tone and perfect for pairing with a nice white sweater, black shirt or simple dress for an artsy touch.
11. Samyo Wax Sealing Stamp Set
BEST FOR MOMS WHO SCRAPBOOK
If your mom loves all things crafts this wax stamp making kit is perfect. It has everything she needs to create old fashioned, antique stamps using an initial letter of your choosing. The stamp is made of zinc alloy and brass, and the kit also includes a spoon, tea candle and the wax sticks themselves. It’s a gift she’ll use for decorating and letter-writing purposes for years to come.
12. Graf Lantz Felt & Leather Catch All Tray
BEST FOR FORGETFUL MOMS
There’s a well-known stereotype that artsy types are some of the least organized people. We certainly don’t think that holds true for everyone, but if your mom often misplaces her glasses or keys, it might be time to buy her a catch all tray. These felt and leather pieces from Graf Lantz are particularly beautiful for that purpose. The trays look effortless when positioned on the tops of counters or wardrobes and can organize all your mom’s odds and ends. The best part is that you’ll be able to choose between two sizes and three color patterns when ordering.
13. Food52 Handmade Ceramic Vase & Dried Floral Arrangement
BEST FOR MOMS WHO LOVE DECORATIVE FLOWERS
Exclusively produced by Food52, this set ceramic vases combined with dried flowers is perfect for moms who love having flowers around, but hate when they die. They’re unconventional and beautiful at the same time, and the vases are beautifully decorated. This gift will last, and she’ll be able to admire it and think of you for months to come.
14. Personalized Family Tree Wire Sculpture
BEST FOR SENTIMENTAL MOMS
This Mother’s Day, give your mom a piece of art that represents your family and your love for it. The Personalized Family Tree Wire Sculpture is hand created at Lisa Gibson’s studio in Indiana. The twisted copper tree leads into branches where the artist bends in the name of each family member, leaving extra branches for any new additions that might come along later. The tree is then adorned with light-catching green stones to create a piece anyone would be proud to hang on the wall.
15. House No. 23 Turkish Jacquard Throw Blanket
BEST FOR MOMS WHO LOVE HOME DECOR
Inspired by the markets of western Turkey, the House No. 23 Turkish Jacquard Throw Blanket has a gorgeous design your mother will love. It’s available in four soft colors, from mustard to deep blue, and made from 100% organic cotton. This is one multifunctional blanket. It can liven up any room and keep you warm and cozy on cold, winter nights, too.