Mother’s Day is coming up in May and a talented group of makers and creatives has gotten together to make gift-giving a little easier this year. We understand that this day can be tough for some, but if you have a person in your life that you think should be celebrated-we’ve also got you covered! All of these makers added thought, care and intentionality into the pieces they’ve created, so you can be sure that you’re gifting a truly unique item.
Sarah Tector, also known as S. Tector Metals, is based in Raleigh, NC. She creates architecturally influenced jewelry with a “less is more” aesthetic (think subtle statement earrings and necklaces) for the modern Mom in your life. You can shop Sarah’s work here and follow her on Instagram @stectormetals.
Liz Kelly Pottery is based out of Raleigh, NC. Two words that easily describe her mugs, plates and dinnerware would have to be “functional beauty”. Liz glazes her pieces in a range of warm & cool muted shades, and also has some highly detailed pieces-if that Mom in your life loves flowers get her a Liz Kelly mug ASAP. Shop her work here and follow her on Instagram @liz.kelly.pottery.
Raleigh Vintage is the Venn diagram of sustainable clothing and trendsetting fashion. They have been the go-to shop for major designers and stylists in the industry for over a decade. Does Mom run out to buy the fashion magazines as soon as they’re released? Then take her here or get her a gift certificate! Shop their collection of goods here and follow them on Instagram @raleighvintage.
Jen Fox is an artist out of Albuquerque, NM creating works rooted in folk-art charm. Is the Mom in your life a cook? Jen has you covered with beautiful, bright and joyful kitchen/tea towels and napkins. If Mom is better at ordering takeout, Jen also creates super-functional zippered pouches and tote bags! Shop Jen Fox’s work here and follow her on Instagram @jenfoxstudio.
Do you have a friend or family member that is going to be a new mom or has a little one? Ryan DeBonville Knitwear in California has you covered with the most adorable newborn through toddler-sized knit pixie hats. Read more about his work and shop here and follow him on Instagram @ryandebonvilleknitwear.
All of the other makers create accessories, but Jenny Fong of Modern Shibori creates natural, plant-dyed women’s clothing using natural fibers. Modern Shibori pieces are wearable works of art that you won’t find anywhere else. Create a “wow” gifting moment with Mom this Mother’s Day and shop Modern Shibori here. For a more behind the scenes look at her process, follow Jenny Fong on Instagram @modernshibori.
Out of the Pacific Northwest is another (completely different) jeweler named Wendy Woldenberg of WEND Jewelry. Her pieces are sustainably sourced by using certified recycled gold and ethically sourced stones. Shop WEND jewelry here and follow Wendy on Instagram @wendjewelry.