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From luscious cake pops to painted travel mugs, 15 handmade gifts for Mom

April 29, 2014 at 4:17 PM ET

Who deserves something thoughtful and one-of-a-kind more than Mom? But don't worry about doing the hard work yourself: Each of these handcrafted gifts from Etsy is utterly gorgeous.

Painted flower card

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We can (and have) spent hours browsing the handmade cards on Etsy. To save you time, here’s our favorite for Mother’s Day: a simple bouquet of flowers created by StationeryBakery. (StationeryBakery card, $4, etsy.com)

Chocolate peanut butter cake pops

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Make Mom feel like a kid again with these home-baked peanut butter, milk chocolate and sprinkle pops. No forks or spoons allowed! (Dandy's Sweets cake pops, $12.95 for six, etsy.com)

Vintage stamps

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Do your part to keep correspondence alive (and make up for all those years when you didn’t write!) by gifting Mom a set of vintage stamps. This assortment is perfect for spring, and features enough postage to mail five letters. (VerdeStudio vintage unused stamps, $6.95, etsy.com)

Sparkle lollipops

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Introduce your sweets-loving Mom to the latest confection craze: couture lollipops filled with gilded crystals. (Sweet Caroline Confections sparkle lollipops, $9 for six, etsy.com)

Botanical ceramic travel mug

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Gift your favorite coffee addict one of the most buzzed-about new products on Etsy — Yevgenia’s intricately painted ceramic travel mugs. The artistry elevates an everyday object to something truly covetable, and it’s eco-friendly to boot. We’re partial to the purple thistles, but check out the cherry blossoms, dandelions and cyclamens. (Yevgenia ceramic travel mug, $65, etsy.com)

Lace texture frame

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Sentimental moms can always use another frame, preferably one filled with a snapshot of her nearest and dearest. This stoneware variety has a stunning lace print and turquoise glaze, ensuring it will have pride of place on her mantle. (Burning Fork Studio lace print frame, $55, etsy.com)

Parrot print journals

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Stationery is always a lovely low-tech gift, and this set of two avian motif journals is both useful and fanciful. (Quill and Fox thread-stitched journals, $13.75, etsy.com)

Ombre sapphire necklace

ombre sapphire necklace
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Even if Mom doesn’t realize ombre jewelry is utterly on trend, she’ll be smitten with this delicately moody string of sapphires. (Laura Stark blue necklace, $65, etsy.com)

Personalized cutting board

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Make all that time she spends in the kitchen a bit more special with a cutting board designed just for her. (AHeirloom mother’s day wood board, $38, etsy.com)

Engraved gift nest

engraved gift nest
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Charm your grandmother with this little message nest. The smooth stone is carefully engraved with a loving message, then nestled in the perfect-size nest. This Etsy shop also sells nests for Moms, plus versions with multiple eggs emblazoned with children’s names — too cute! (sjengraving message nest, $28, etsy.com)

Nesting bird dishes

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Mom will love corralling her trinkets into this set of dishes made from recycled clay. (Back Bay Pottery nesting dishes, $44.50, etsy.com)

Custom family recipe print

custom family recipe print
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Get your siblings to go in with you on this beautifully bespoke gift. Illustrator Jessica McGuirl will bring your mother’s (or grandmother’s) signature recipe to life on a stunning 9″x12″ archival print. (EmuAttacks family recipe print, $125, etsy.com)

Felt flower coasters

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Intricate designs are the hallmark of Decoylab, one of the sweetest Etsy shops we’ve seen. An artistic mom and dad turn humble materials like wood and felt into useful treasures, like these lacy coasters. (Decoylab flower coasters, $30, etsy.com)

Violet tincture

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If your mother’s the type to mix essential oils or gaze lovingly at bath bombs, may we suggest a bottle of this sweet violet fragrance? The classic scent is enjoying a resurgence thanks to the Edwardian "Downton Abbey" craze — and the vintage-style atomizer bottle looks stunning on a vanity. (The Parlor Apothecary violette tincture, $38, etsy.com)

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