Whenever I ask any of my mom friends what they want for Mother's Day, they usually tell me they want a day off, an opportunity to sleep in, or a massage (which also, conveniently, gives them an hour to themselves). While all of that sounds good in theory, when it comes right down to it, it's the sentimental gifts that move me the most, reminders of this particular journey I've been lucky enough to embark upon.
It also helps if those sentimental gifts are unique, which is where a company like Uncommon Goods comes in. As a maker, I can't help but appreciate the wide range of artisan made products. Add an underlying message or a compelling bit of symbolism and you have a meaningful gift that transcends the ordinary (and lasts a whole lot longer than that massage).
Here are some of my sentimental favorites from Uncommon Goods' Mother's Day Collection, found here:
1. The Mother and Child Necklace - I have moments when my son surprises me by slipping his hand in mine. I dare not call attention to it because I know the moment is fleeting, less certain as he gets older. This necklace is a nice reminder of those times, linked together, whether it's just the two of you or a whole brood of three.
2. Nest Egg Necklace - This is one of those under-the-radar sentimental gifts, since birds are a classic theme. But I love the surprise of the Peruvian opal "eggs" hiding inside. You can get it with up to 4 eggs.
3. Latitude Longitude Pendant - This is another one of those secret gifts that look cool, but are privately meaningful. Choose the place of conception or birth, a favorite spot you share with your children, or just to commemorate a single, meaningful day out of many. The options are endless.
4. Motherhood Necklace - Maybe once upon a time you wished upon a star, for a baby of your very own. Commemorate that wish come true with a necklace that depicts the Big and Little Dippers, the story of a mother and child whose love was so strong that it was written in the stars.
For other gift ideas (Mother's Day or any other upcoming occasion), also check out this page for their large collection of handmade gifts. I don't know if this A Tree Grows necklace could be considered a sentimental gift, but give me some time and I'll come up with the symbolism to make it work. Lovely!
*This post was sponsored by Uncommon Goods, but all product selections and opinions are my own.