She’s A Work Of Art: The 15 Best Gifts For Artsy Moms

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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


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.

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2. Kate Spade New York Women’s Gold Stripe Pencil Set


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.

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3. Pirasta NYC Really Big Coloring Poster


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.

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4. Kate Spade New York Blossom Pencil Pouch


This pencil pouch features a beautifully-rendered classic floral pattern. It includes black-and-white Kate Spade pencils plus a ruler, erasers and a pencil sharpener, everything your mom needs in her daily life. Furthermore, the pouch measures just five and a half by eight inches, making it small enough to carry in her purse.

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5. US Art Supply Acrylic Painting Set


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.

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6. Indigo & Shibori Natural Dye Kit


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.

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7. Sacred Lotus Love Leather Journal


This genuine leather journal makes a great fashion statement as well as being a practical way to carry around a notebook or drawing pad. The set includes a leather pen holder, two ribbon bookmarks and 240 high-quality pages. Not only will this journal give your mom somewhere to write down her stories or sketch gorgeous pictures, it will also give her the chance to take a break from the hectic world and create a wellness routine.

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8. Mary Ellen Knits Gifts Felted Wool Slippers


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. Handmade to your specifications, you can choose the sole type, size and color of these slippers for your mom or ask her which she would prefer. The bright colors and felted wool texture will look perfectly at home on your super artsy mom’s feet.

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9. DankoHandmade Pottery Teapot


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.

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10. Deepa by Deepa Gurnani Rain Earrings


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 by Deepa Gurnani to help her do so. The gold beads create a rain effect around the wearer’s neck that draws attention from the ears to the shoulders.

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11. Wms&Co. Boxed Ash Rubber Stamp


A refined, unique and personal gift, this stamp set features a classic design and high-quality materials. You can even personalize the stamp by uploading your own artwork or selecting from one of 50 different templates. In addition, the stamp comes with a slide-top tin ink pad as well as a small bottle of ink.

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12. Graf Lantz Felt & Leather Catch All Tray


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.

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13. Food52 Vintage-Inspired Brass Bud Vases


Exclusively produced by Food52, this set of three vintage-inspired brass vases can be used together or separately. Simply place a few flower stems or a budding tree branch in the vase to create a gorgeous arrangement. Each vase sports its own shape and color for a splash of individuality that blends effortlessly from one piece to the next.

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14. Personalized Family Tree Wire Sculpture


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.

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15. House No. 23 Turkish Jacquard Throw Blanket


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.

best gifts for artsy moms blanket Image courtesy of Food52


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