• By: Keith Whittier

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas with Etsy

It can be tough picking out a gift good enough for Mom – these days, the shelves in the stores look overwhelmed with odd trinkets and doodads that she might not ever use.

Not to worry: here comes Etsy, an e-commerce website that specializes in selling handmade or vintage products, and unique factory-manufactured items. You can find anything from clothing, jewelry, photography, toys, bath and beauty products, and other art for sale. The site is themed like a craft sale: sellers display their products in a storefront fashion. OLM takes a look at four Ottawa shops that offer the perfect Mother’s Day gifts.


Whether she makes time for a relaxing moment or a relaxing night, she can indulge herself in coconut sugar scrubs from MavisNaturals. Try the Key Lime Pie flavour – the combination of coconut and lime will let mom have some tropical-themed relaxation. These scrubs are all-natural; the Key Lime Pie scrub is made from white sugar, coconut oil, lime essential oil and lime zest (that’s it!). Each scrub is packaged in a recyclable clear plastic jar. Other flavours include French Lavender and Pink Grapefruit & Rose.

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If baby’s happy, mom usually is too, right? Named after the seller’s three little inspirations, 3Princesses specializes in making custom wooden teethers and toys. Wooden teethers can be personalized, and come shaped like TV remotes, cell phones, animals, and more. These natural toys are fun and educational, and can give children a break from technology. Wooden toys for sale include cars, blocks, and stackable wooden people and memory games. 3Princesses also sells nursery décor, such as personalized name blocks and prints.

Serenity Stumps and Cutting Boards

Unique and earth-friendly, Serenity Stumps makes furniture for the home, office, restaurant or hotel. Using locally harvested sustainable or salvaged wood, they create coffee tables, end tables, stools and benches. Furniture comes in a natural sealed finish, and can also be painted white, silver, or gold. For the kitchen-obsessed mom, there are cutting boards and cake-stands that show off natural stump shapes. Serenity Stumps is passionate about sustainability and the fact that sustainability “goes beyond conservation, energy efficiency and practical waste management.”

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Twisted Silver Design

Go all out this Mother’s Day with elegant jewelry from Twisted Silver Design. With a simple and feminine style, each piece is delicately handcrafted with the finest materials, gemstones, and freshwater pearls. Choose from silver and gold earrings, necklaces, and bracelets; you also have the opportunity to personalize your jewelry with custom initial tags or charms. These pieces of jewelry are the perfect fit for someone who is always stylish and graceful.

No matter what kind of gift you decide to get your mom for Mother’s Day, make sure to give her a big hug on top of it! For more shops to browse, visit https://www.etsy.com/