Mother’s Day Guide to Etsy

This Mother’s Day, we’re making it easy for you to give your mom something unique and support local businesses at the same time. has been featuring shops from independent sellers since 2005, and has quickly become the standard for handmade and vintage shopping. Think of it as eBay’s prettier, smarter, more straightforward cousin. One of the site’s crowning gems is its Shop Local tool, which allows you to zero in on shops in Richmond and keep all that cash in your own backyard. This Mother’s Day, we’re making it easy for you to give your mom something unique and support local businesses at the same time.

For the mom who’s into period pieces

Besides the obvious gift of her favorite BBC period miniseries on DVD, Mom might appreciate some ways to show which century she truly adores.

Jane Austen Silhouette Pocket Mirror from Historically Inspired Designs

Maymont House 8”x10” Fine Art Photograph from Sherri Conley Fine Art Photography

Wide Brimmed Cloche in Green Velvet from Callidora

Mother Dear Blank Greeting Card from Postcards from God

For the fancy mom

Mama always said that classy is as classy does.

Set of 8 Hand Stamped Thank-You Notecards from Ripping It Down

Sage Pearl Bracelet from Sous Les Couvertures

Eau De Parfum– Richmond Inspired Scents from Modern Atelier

For the showoff mom

You already know how special she is, so let her show others.

Custom Square Photo Pendant from cameraSHYphotography (You can customize this with a picture of you and your siblings!)

Tea Time from That’s Just Tacky

Sweet Pea Pod – Fine Silver and 4 Pea Necklace from Artistic Creations

For the bird-loving mom

Such a sweet bird that Mom is!

Bird on a Wire Linen European Runner from Lorcom Lane Design

Sweet Little Blue Bird on a Shino Pottery Bowl with Nest from Tasha McKelvey

Birdcage Silhouette II Giclee Print from Bee’s Knees Studio

For the cooking mom

Now she can cook up your favorite comfort food in style.

A Very Good Recipe Card from Honeybee Hill

Hollywood Regency Hostess Apron from ModernJune

Salt Pig from Dancing Dolphin Pottery

Wine Cork and Oak Trivet from riricreations

For the miscellaneous mom

If she doesn’t neatly fit into one of the previous categories, something from this list is bound to please.

Mom – Thanks for Making Me card from MagnoliaMoonlight

Urbanna Shoulder Bag – Red Toile from Nicole Lee Designs

Blue Tree Peony Pleated Bag from A Touch of Stardust

Team Jacob Keychain from Last Day of Forever Designs (Twilight fan moms: I know you’re out there)

Mom’s a Pal 1920 Song Illustration from La Vogue

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Tess Shebaylo

Tess Shebaylo is a freelance writer, crafter, history geek, and compulsive organizer. She works at Tumblr and lives in Church Hill with her daughter, Morella.

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  1. It’s so weird, but before having a child, I would never consider wearing someone’s picture on a pendant around my neck. Now I would totally do it. Because my BAYBEE is so CUTE.

    Also, I *need* the bird print in my life.

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