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The Cardtorial Mother’s Day Gift Guide is here!

She’s your best friend, your confidant, and your #1 fan…and all since day one! We love Mother’s Day here at Cardtorial, so we rounded up some of our favorite gift ideas for your mom or a mother-figure in your life. We found something for every mom—each and every one of our suggestions comes from a fellow small business, and has been tested and checked out in person by our team, so you can feel good about your purchase! Read on to find something great…but just a warning to our Cardtorial team moms: maybe sit this one out until after May 13th (AKA Mother’s Day this year!).


I Carry Your Heart Wood Box [pictured above; photo by @raising.little.women]

Your mom is a collector. She still brings out baby photos, kindergarten artwork, and souvenirs from family vacations whenever you visit—you name it, your mom keeps it. She’s the family historian at this point! So what’s the perfect gift for the mom who collects everything? A beautiful, handmade wooden keepsake box to store it all in…you can even customize it for an extra special touch.



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M.Greenwood Jams
To taste M.Greenwood Jams is to love M.Greenwood Jams! We had the chance to sample a wide variety of this talented, super sweet mother/daughter duo’s offerings, and we were so impressed by every flavor. With both sweet and savory options, their unique creations are the perfect gift for a foodie mom, maybe even one who’s hard to shop for. We recommend Summerberry (one of their most popular flavors, made with strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries) or Sunshine (made with carrots, orange, and tumeric). Yum!




Botanical Frame
We’ve all been there: it’s the night before Mother’s Day and you realize you totally blanked on a gift. You run to the drugstore, grab a cheap frame, and print the first family photo you can find. Not this year! You know your mom deserves the best. Instead, take time to find the perfect photo, to show off in a beautifully engraved frame made to last as long her love for you. With 14 frame designs to choose from, there’s a pattern to fit any mom’s style!




Mama Elephant Greeting Card
Did you know that elephant families are matriarchal? That means that moms lead the herd! We bet the same is true in your family (because it’s true in ours, too!). Celebrate the leader of your herd (your mama, of course!) with this super cute card.



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P.F. Candle Co. Soy Candles
One of our longtime favorites, there’s a reason P.F. Candle Co. is a classic: we have yet to meet a single person who doesn’t LOVE their scents and cool design aesthetic. Whether your mom is a Teakwood & Tobacco (a musky, bold scent) or Amber & Moss (clean and bright) kind of lady, she’ll love their soy candles, reed diffusers, or room sprays.




Big Dipper Greeting Card
Do you live far away from your mom? It can be so hard, we completely understand! Let her know that you’re always thinking of her—no matter the distance—with this beautiful keepsake card.




Made in Mayhem Jackie Wallet 
Want to gift your mom with something she can use every single day? We suggest the Jackie Wallet by Made in Mayhem, a handcrafted leather goods company based right here in California. And since you probably know how we feel about customization here at Cardtorial (…we LOVE it), we think it’s super special that you can have your mom’s initials embossed on any item for an additional $10.



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Ranunculus Journal
For the mom who has a way with words…or simply needs a lovely place to jot down her to-do lists, our Ranunculus journal is the perfect gift. Featuring an elegant floral design that fits any style, this wooden journal is built to last through even the most furious brainstorming sessions.




Gopi Shah Handmade Ceramic Mug 
If you want to give your mom something that’s totally unique and will last a lifetime (but still doesn’t break the bank), we’ve found it: a set of handmade mugs (we love the Speckled Crisscross design) from Long Beach, CA-based ceramicist Gopi Shah Ceramics. Special enough to make her daily coffee ritual feel indulgent, this mug will serve as a reminder each morning of your love and appreciation for her. (And another important feature for busy moms: they’re microwave and dishwasher safe! Woo!)



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Zoe Comings Jewelry
We love Zoe Comings' handcrafted, ceramic jewelry; it’s dainty enough to be worn everyday and for every occasion, yet unique and lovely enough to make the wearer feel special. Each necklace and pair of earrings feels like a small treasure, but at an affordable price point, making them the perfect Mother’s Day gift.

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