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Your mom, your best friend who just became a new mom, Stacy’s Mom, they all share something in common: they’re not appreciated nearly enough. With Mother’s Day just days away, you’ve still got time to change that.
What’s that you say? Mother’s Day just days away?
Yeah, Sunday, May 14th(!)
We’ll give you a hand. We’ve compiled a last-minute list of 5 awesome photo gifts that the mothers in your life will adore.
Take the time to do something special for mom this year. You’ve got great photos of you and great photos of her. We’ve got some great ideas for things you can make, and things you can buy.
These cotton canvas tote bags are perfect for moms on-the-go and feature three round frames to display photographs.
If you want to send mom a tote with your photos already inserted, just upload three photos to Red Envelope’s website and they’ll print ‘em on a high-quality digital offset printer and insert them for you. Otherwise, send her the tote and let her add her favorites herself! Either way, she’ll love it.
See also: Stay-at-home mom “bragbag” makes handmade photo handbags, messenger bags, and purses. Quantities of these bags are limited.)
If mother dearest loves jewelry, here’s another great gift idea from Red Envelope. This sterling silver locket has space for four photos, thanks to an extra hinged leaf inside. Add a photo of someone she loves (someone like you!) and send it on its way. You can personalize this one even further by engraving her monogram on the front.
See also: Sliding Locket Necklace
Take the time to make something with your own two hands and show her that you really care. You can make these marble magnets using favorite photos of the whole family.
It’s simple: Buy small, flattened glass marbles and silicone epoxy at any craft or floral supply store. Make copies of your photos to fit the marbles, then follow Not Martha’s excellent directions to finish the project.
For the final touch, find a small gift box (try gift stores, card stores, or the Container Store) and tie it sweetly with a bow. Cheap and super thoughtful!
New mothers (and fathers!) are forever taking photos of their tiny humanoids. Make her first Mother’s Day extra special and give her a wonderful keepsake from TogetherBook.
Just select a stack of 4×6 prints and send them in. Your stack can be a collection of favorite shots or a set from an event. TogetherBook will bind them in a handsome hardcover linen-bound book. You can even add a foil-stamped title to the front cover or send in multiple stacks to produce a boxed set, complete with their own slipcase. Slick, beautiful, and no computer required!
These handbags are from famed British handbag maker Anya Hindmarch and are a favorite of models and Hollywood starlets. If your mum is perpetually in style she will love her personalized bag adorned with a large photo of your choosing. Try an artfully cropped photo of you and mom, or photos of the whole family. Go with a black and white print for an extra-chic look.
You can choose from an assortment of sizes, including evening bags, makeup bags, large totes and luggage trolleys. (Imagine a luggage set of a trolley and tote! Mum will never have trouble finding her bag at the airport again!)
By the way, did you know that Mother’s Day is one holiday Hallmark and FTD didn’t invent? Really! The credit goes to Julia Ward Howe.
Priya Patel is a graphic designer living in New York City. Other than her mother’s cooking and fizzy lemonade, she likes to be bundled up while blogging at Love Made Visible.
PHOTO CREDIT: Smiling mother pic by David.
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