Every year I strive to create unique gifts for Mother’s Day, but not just for my mom! Luckily for you, I love creating gifts for YOU to give the mothers in your life too! I collected a few of my favorite items—that you can purchase today—that I guarantee will make the moms in your life, whether that’s your own mom, your wife, your grandmother, or someone else uniquely special to you, smile straight from the heart!
1. Watercolor Family Portrait
A watercolor painting turns your photos into works of art! Whether you want to use a professional photo or snapshot from your phone, using a photo that you love puts more emphasis on the sentimental bond of love between the mother and child, or grandmother and grandchild (hint, hint!!). These watercolor portraits are always a hit!
This past year, I was able to create portraits for wedding anniversaries, after infant and pet loss, for families who couldn’t see each other during lockdowns but wanted a full family portrait, for a family with all their foreign exchange students from over the years, and so many more. I feel so honored to be invited into these moments and create these special keepsakes.
I am completely blown away with how beautifully our family portrait came out. Watercolor is such a unique way to display our family of five on our walls; personalized art is such a great conversation piece! To say I’m happy with the way it came out would be an understatement. Thank you Sam for yet again creating something beautiful for our home!– Jamie C.
Links to purchase: Watercolor Family Portraits
2. Hand Drawn Papercut Silhouette
I’ve been selling these little cuties since 2014! I love how the stylized look of their profiles make you focus in on their unique features: their buttons noses, the shape of their lips, and the curl of their hair. And let’s face it, these little ones will never again be as small as they are today!
I am absolutely in love with the silhouettes that I ordered from Sam. They make a timeless statement in my home that will be treasured forever. I love the way they capture my boys features in a way that a traditional picture just doesn’t do.Mckensie B.
3. Floral Last Name Sign
I don’t think I could describe why I love these signs so much, not any more than the Avett Brothers say in their song: “Always remember, there was nothing worth sharing like the love that let us share our name.” There’s so much love and history in a last name, so many memories behind each family. These last name signs immortalize that love in a beautiful way!
Moms love presents that are customized, handmade, and uniquely made just for them. These signs are painted to match any home, and with their last name included, you know they can’t find these any place else!
Sam’s watercolors are so beautiful and detailed. I can tell she pours her heart into each one. I am thrilled with how my custom “Sisters” painting turned out and would order anything from Sam again in a heartbeat.– Kristen M.
4. Floral Letters and Papercut Silhouettes
If you just can’t pick between the last two products, here’s a combo option of my Floral Letters with the papercut silhouettes. The 8×10 size is perfect for family’s with 2 kids, but larger sizes and other variations are available.
Sam did an absolutely beautiful job combining my children’s first initials and silhouettes! The water color floral letters are gorgeous and the attention to detail on the silhouettes is impeccable. Their profiles are so accurate. Definitely one of my favorite pieces of artwork in our home!– Amie P.
To purchase: Floral Letters with Papercut Silhouettes
5. Custom Painting of Florals or with a Favorite Verse or Saying
The final route is going totally custom and having her favorite verse or saying written in watercolor calligraphy, all painted within a watercolor floral wreath! Or just a bouquet of flowers alone! Both make a beautiful gift that is created from the heart, that let them know you care about them and appreciate them.
Sam has made many pieces for us but this one is my most favorite (pictured below). She created it to mimic my baby shower invite that I absolutely adored and I was so blown away when I saw. It is so beautiful, even more than I could have imagined. It will be in my daughters room forever.– Lauren W
To purchase: Custom Watercolor Painting
6. Gift Certificate
And lastly, and a relatively new item to my shop: Gift Certificates! A gift certificate is a great option when there’s so many great options to pick from and you can’t decide what to buy as your gift! Whether you have your eye on my handpainted watercolor portraits or the papercut silhouettes, by purchasing a gift certificate, you are allowing your recipient the joy of choosing their favorite!
To purchase: Gift Certificate
Bonus! With any purchase from this Gift Guide, I will include this year’s Mother’s Day card for FREE!
To receive your free card, please make a note in your order notes during checkout and mention this blog post!
Bonus Number TWO: All of the watercolor paintings and papercut silhouettes are on sale in my shop until April 25!! Click through the links above to view pricing and packages. Spaces are limited for Mother’s Day delivery so order soon.