This year, we’ve been feeling like moms are in need of a lot of love. As in, more than usual. So for 2017, we wanted to kick off our annual Mother’s Day gift guide with fabulous gift ideas as always (would you expect anything less?) that will not only delight¬†any special mom in your life, but will do some good for an indie business, small maker, or woman-run business.

While we wholeheartedly admit that nothing gives us more joy on Mother’s Day than handmade cards from our¬†kids, and maybe some coffee in bed, a very close second would be any one of these¬†fantastic Mother’s Day gift ideas that we know is helping a fellow woman or mama somewhere else in the world too.

And keep an eye out for our other gift guide posts!

We’ll have you covered with DIY gifts from the kids, personalized gifts, food gifts, gifts for single moms, and a whole lot more.

Happy shopping!

Related Our 2016 Mother’s Day gift guide: dozens of gift ideas for everyone on your list!

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Mother's Day gift: Motherhood quote silhouette art print

Motherhood Quote Silhouette Art Print
Maker: Vanna Chup
$18, Le Papier Studio

We love everything in her shop, including a great collection of silhouette prints at sweet prices.


Queen earrings: Fantastic Mother's Day gift ideas supporting indie women makers

Queen Earrings  
Maker: Mrs. Berry
$19.99, The Blacker the Berry

Because she is, isn’t she?

Handmade Pebbled Emnet Leather Clutch: Mother's Day gifts supporting women makers

Handmade pebbled leather clutch
Maker: Named for Emnet, but made by various women in Ethiopia who have overcome adversity
$58, FashionAble

There’s so much at FashionABLE¬†we love, you just have to shop around! This new clutch in several colors would suit so many moms on our list, plus it gives back to its makers in truly¬†tangible ways.


Cool Valentine's cookies: Stitched hearts via Baking in Heels Etsy Shop

Handmade Stitched Heart Cookies
Maker: Giselle
$36, Baking in Heels

We discovered Giselle’s remarkable¬†cookies¬†a while back and since then, guess which cool celebrity mom¬†ordered them for her own baby shower?¬†We always knew Chrissy¬†Teigen had good taste.


Free Mother's Day printables: Rad Mom Tote Bag by Oh Happy Day
Printable Iron-On for DIY Rad Mom Tote Bag

Maker: Alix Sorrell
Free download, Oh Happy Day

We also included this swell Mother’s Day gift idea¬†in our list of 18 fab, free printables for Mother’s Day. Visit the site for the free download and easy instructions.


Mother's Day gifts supporting women makers: The First Edition Library of LIterary Teas

Literary Tea Collection
Maker: Stephanie Sandercock of First Edition Tea Co
$51, Brika

For a literary loving mama, these teas would be so fantastic with a new book or a gift card to her fave local bookstore.

Related:¬†9 gorgeous homemade food gifts for Mother’s Day


Mother's Day gifts from indie women makers: Custom silhouette lockets by Vana Chupp

Custom Silhouette Lockets
Maker: Vana Chupp
$135‚Äď165, Le Papier Studio (15% discount¬†if you subscribe)

One more from Vana: Her brand new, absolutely amazing¬†personalized lockets that any mom or grandmother would love. Order a gift card now for Mother’s Day so she can customize it just how she wants it.


Mom embroidery hoop art from Blue Without You Kids: Mother's Day gifts supporting indie women makers

Mom Embroidery Hoop Art
Maker: Sue McKeel
$27, Blue Without You Kids

A lot of our readers know this shop for Sue’s¬†modern, handmade baby mobiles, but her embroidery hoop art is also a favorite of ours. Flowers for Mother’s Day are lovely (and possibly essential)¬†but these will last forever on her wall.


Mother's Day gifts supporting women makers: Handmade infinity scarves from Little Minnow Designs on Etsy

Handmade infinity scarves
Makers: Lizzi and Mary Bradley
$22‚Äď32, Little Minnow Designs

Gorgeous in any color, and they support a neat sister team running their own Etsy shop out of Austin.

Related: Wonderfully empowering Mother’s day gift ideas for progressive moms


Mother's Day gifts supporting women makers: Much-lauded spray perfumes from Parlor Apothecary

Antique Tonic Lavender-Vanilla Perfume Spray
Maker: Anna Adams
$38, The Parlor Apothecary

This indie SoCal perfumer has gotten raves for years, and while there are tons of unique fragrances to choose from, lavender-vanilla sounds absolutely, luxuriously relaxing right now.


Frida Kahlo clutch by Rachel Stewart: Mother's Day gifts supporting women makers

Frida Kahlo Clutch Handbag
Maker: Rachel Stewart
$30 on sale, Rachel Stewart Jewelry

There’s a lot to love at this artist’s shop, and at fantastic prices. In fact, grab one of her awesome earrings or brooches (we included some in our Holiday Gift Guide this past year) and pop it in the clutch for an extra Mother’s Day surprise.

Related: Tons of ideas for the coolest custom Mother’s Day gifts

Mishky woven bracelets support low-income mothers working from home to support their children
Mishky Woven Bracelets
Makers: A collective of low-income, work-at-home mothers of young children
$24‚Äď102, Mishky

There are dozens of styles and colors to choose from, and prices are fantastic for the workmanship! Plus, any¬†mom will¬†love knowing her Mother’s Day gift supports another mother¬†in need.


Mother's Day Gift Ideas: The illustrated oracle card deck offers guidance, creativity + inspiration

Creative Joy Oracle Card Deck
Maker: Marisa Haedike
$32, Creative Thursday

How wonderfully cheery are these illustrations from one of our favorite indie artists? Draw a card and discover a word of support, motivation, guidance, clarity, or creative inspiration for the day. (We do!)


Laser cut wooden heart pendant from Pico Design: Mother's Day gifts that support indie women makers

Laser Cut Wooden Heart Pendant Necklace
Maker: Andrea Panico
$65, Pico Design

For the mom who doesn’t go for more¬†traditional jewelry, this architectural heart from a favorite Montclair, New Jersey artist is a longtime favorite of ours (and the rest of her shop is pretty awesome too).


Mother's Day Gifts supporting indie women makers + shops: You are loved mug

You Are Loved Mug
Retailer: Grace Kang
$18, Pink Olive Boutique

We’ve seen Grace’s boutique grow and flourish over the years, with so many of her¬†beautifully curated items supporting indie women makers like this mug, exclusive to her shop. Love the idea to fill it with flowers (real or DIY) from the kids!


Mother's Day gifts from indie women makers: Personalized budding brand bracelet with birthstone from Nancy Nelson

Personalized Budding Branch Bracelet with Birthstone
Maker: Nancy Nelson
$168, Nancy Nelson Jewelry

Celebrate the birth month of her baby with this delicate, hand-cast bracelet. Add a new one for every child or grandchild, and her wrists will be the talk of the block.


Emily McDowell Mother's Day card: Thank you for parenting our children in a way that compensates for all my shortcomings Parenting Shortcomings Mother’s Day Card
Maker: Emily McDowell
$4.50, Emily McDowell Shop

Is there anything from Emily’s shop we don’t love? If you know our site, you know the answer to that. For all the spouses out there shopping for a mom on Mother’s Day, here’s your card.