by guest blogger Amanda Harding, copywriter at Rodale’s
This Mother’s Day, skip the predictable and shop for unique, handmade gifts befitting that special lady in your life.
Each of these handpicked items has been carefully vetted to ensure that it was made responsibly, so you can feel just as good giving the gift as she does receiving it. Treat her to timeless, treasured presents that aren’t just good for moms—they’re good for Mother Earth, too!
- Aquamarine Immersion Bridge CuffThis statement jewelry piece is totally one-of-a-kind—just like Mom. Each one is handmade by the artist and features eye-catching aquamarine gemstones merged with recycled brass.
- Frozen Fire Double Aquamarine EarringsRough gemstones are incorporated into jewelry artist Emilie’s work to celebrate the beauty of natural imperfections. Her pieces are made by hand in the USA.
- Aquamarine Immersion Pendant NecklaceA marriage of primitive and modern design is what makes this necklace so eye-catching. Sure to become her signature piece, it can be incorporated into and complement just about any wardrobe.
- Woodland Critter Handmade Ceramic Mug—RabbitHere’s the hands-down most adorable way to enjoy a daily cup of coffee or tea. This heavy, solid, ceramic mug is made by hand in the USA from porcelain covered with a certified lead-free glaze.
- Handmade Embossed Shortbread PanShortbread is so much more delicious when it’s baked in this lead-free, cadmium-free embossed clay pan. Each pan is dishwasher, microwave, and oven safe and made by hand in the USA.
- Handmade Embossed Cookie Stamps—Set of 2Make an impression with these pretty stamps, which turn ordinary cookies into works of art. Each is hand pressed in the USA with lead-free and cadmium-free clay.
- Fern Leaf Handmade Ceramic Bird HouseFunction meets beauty in this hand-built white stoneware birdhouse. The durable design is finished with a nontoxic glaze, so it will provide many years of safe shelter for backyard birds.
- Organic Cotton Egg Gathering ApronGathering eggs has never looked—or felt—so good! Handmade in the USA from organic cotton and low-impact dyes, this unique, convenient apron makes a delightful present for any modern homesteader.
- Napa Cabbage Stone PlanterLet love grow with this eye-catching planter. Each is handmade in the USA and shaped using handpicked cabbages sourced from Brooklyn’s Chinatown.