“A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take” – Cardinal Mermillod
Are you looking for the perfect Mother’s Day gift to show your mum just how much she means to you? While a bunch of flowers and a box of chocolates is endearing; a unique, handmade item can speak volumes for your appreciation, admiration and respect.
Getting a beautiful, locally-made gift is also a fantastic way to support small businesses in the United Kingdom. Artisanry Co. is a community of small and independent UK-based makers, crafters and artisans that produce stunning, quality items with a focus on sustainability and unique value. It is also an online shop that sells these bespoke items.
You can easily spend hours exploring our online shop that is full of beautiful art, stunning jewellery, character-filled ceramics and natural leather items among others. To help save time for Mother’s Day, here are a few gift ideas to get you started.
1. Stunning visual art by Georgina Fay
The gift of art is a timeless present. Its unique nature and irreplaceable value can echo the sentiments that you hold for your mother. When you give the gift of art, you’re offering a reminder of your love to be seen on a daily basis.
Georgina Fay is one of the talented visual artists in the Artisanry Co. community. At the heart of her work is a search for our place, voice and connections in our landscape, home and history. A mother’s love is often tied to these yearnings.
2. Self-care items by LoveWell
The past year has been stressful and challenging in an unprecedented way. We could all do with a little bit of pampering and love, highlighting the importance of self-care and well-being. The gift of beautiful, handmade self-care products that are made with sustainable ingredients is a wonderful idea.
Love Well is a social enterprise that is part of the Artisanry Co. community. Led by Claire Dormand, LoveWell creates supportive opportunities for women who want to exit sex work. This manifests in nourishing skin products, soy wax candles and essential oils.
3. Stylish Knitwear by Knitluxe Studio
Why not give your mother something that she can wear proudly on a regular basis? An item that is one-of-a-kind and handmade with love? A cosy and stylish scarf or beanie is the perfect present that shows your love in a practical way.
Szilvia Burrows, the maker behind Knitluxe Studio, is one of the new members of the Artisanry Co. community. Each item is knitted together with ethically-sourced Merino Lambswool to provide softness and comfort, created on a hand-operated vintage sewing machine.
4. Gorgeous handmade jewellery by Emeleven
It may be a stereotype that women love jewellery, but it’s a stereotype for a reason. There’s something special about opening a beautiful box to find a stunning necklace or beautiful pair of earrings, especially when these items are bespoke and handcrafted especially for you.
The role of a mother is a powerful one, and this sentiment is perfectly reflected in Emeleven’s handmade jewellery. Each piece made by Emeleven celebrates women and honours their strength, individuality and unstoppable power.
5. Alluring leather products by Wild Path Leathercraft
Leather items are classic and elegant, with durability that beats most other mediums. When a leather product is made, it is designed to last a lifetime. From a small, banded bracelet or a bi-fold wallet, to a leather belt and travel bag – there’s incomparable craftsmanship.
Wild Path Leathercraft is an independent business that produces all of these items, inspired by traditional leather craftsmanship values.
Spoil your mother this Mother’s Day
Did you know that 100% of the profits made by Artisanry Co. are reinvested into the maker community? With each purchase made from Artisanry Co.’s online shop, you’re helping to empower the local community of artists and makers.
Not all mother-figures are women. In some homes, the father plays the role of both parents and is also celebrated on 14 March. If you’re looking for a meaningful Mother’s Day gift for a gentleman, then we have you covered too.
From all of us at Artisanry Co., we wish all mothers (and mother-figures) a wonderful Mother’s Day. May you be spoiled and appreciated as you should every other day of the year.