GREAT Mother’s Day gift ideas.
From Etsy

When the folks at Esty asked me to talk about some of the great things they have for Mother’s Day gifts I said, “YES!”

Promptly followed by “When the hell is Mother’s Day? “ I then added the obligatory “lol”, as in “hah, hah, I’m just joking” to my email and signed off.

I then went straight to Google to find out when Mother’s Day was. I’m a bad, bad daughter.

I’m an even worse daughter because I based all of my Etsy Mother’s Day gift idea suggestions based on things I like. And I’m not even a mother. Which makes it doubly despicable of me. Despicable me.

As a woman who doesn’t have children I kind of get gypped out of a perfectly good holiday. Granted I don’t have kids, but that seems a little nit picky to me. Please behold the things I would like for Mother’s day if I were a mother. Which I’m not.

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Lower the lidCoffee MugPaper HousesSlipper patternMother's Day CardChocolate Chip Cookie Dough fragranceCat scratching postTassel earplugsSexy Oven MittsRolling PinTool Cookie CuttersFelt Bookmark

May 11th by the way. Mother’s Day this year is May 11th.

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  1. SusanR says:

    Love the rolling pin! Hyperlinks are not working correctly.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Susan! The hyperlinks are working. You just have to make sure you’ve viewing the post in “classic” view, not mobile. 🙂 Just scroll to the bottom of the post and switch over. ~ karen!

    • Karen says:

      Oh! And I have my fingers crossed that my chickens will be getting me the rolling pin. ~ karen

  2. Laura Watt says:

    I do want tool shaped cookie cutters! Along with one whole day where my children don’t yell at each other. They should sell that on etsy.

  3. victoria says:

    You are a mother to your chickens!!!!! 🙂

  4. Susan Preston says:

    Oh!! I love them all! The rolling pin is perfect! The cool lighted house is pretty, the cookie dough perfume ..I don’t need as I permanently smell like that, the toilet seat decal necessary when my family comes to stay with me otherwise my Newf doesn’t use the toilet, the mug is priceless since I’m known for my lipstick emblem left on mine, and the oven mitt is gorgeous…even better if it was in person! I’m sure I’ve got that card…probably every year from one of them, already have the cat scratcher, don’t need the earplugs (thank god) or the cookie cutters but those pens!! What a great list! I will have to pass it on to my chickens, too, as I’m sure I’ll get flowers…which I love too!!

    • ally says:

      Susan – at first I thought you were referring to your man as “the Newf” because he was from the Rock….and by the way, doesn’t use toilets. It’s okay, it was just for a few seconds, then I clued in. You do mean your dog, right? Or was I actually correct in the first place? 😉

  5. SusanR says:

    Yep, now they work. Thank you, Karen.

    Oh dear, my cats need the log scratcher too! How cool is that? I have a bit of a tree house decor thing going on at my house. A few of those would be so useful and cute!

    And, I bet cookie dough perfume would work better than milkshakes in the back yard.

  6. Louise says:

    Cookie dough perfume? Now THAT sounds like a good way to catch a man of a certain age (old, or very young)!

  7. Sue says:

    I bought my husband those cookie cutters and he loves them! Even if the only time he gets involved in cookies is when they’re ginger bread. Although even then he’s just as happy if Isimply leave a bowl of dough in the refrigerator…

  8. Merrilee says:

    Not very motherly of me to want the hot cowboy mitt, but there it is.

  9. Tigersmom says:

    What is it about that gold tree? It had me riveted from the moment I saw it.

    Those cookie cutters are pretty awesome. I wouldn’t be able to resist pretending to use them. I want to play with them right now.

    And your girls could give you the gift of a post in the form of a new “Will they Eat it?” It’s been a while. Just sayin’.

  10. Mary Kay says:

    I think the pink tool belt sister would love some cookies made out of those cookie cutters.

    And I am the favorite too.

  11. Mary Werner says:

    Karen, Karen, Karen. You need to start the ball rolling for Friends Day. That way all the non-moms and non-dads could get/give wonderful book marks and toilet lid reminders, also.

  12. Happy Mothers Day to Betty and Happy Mothers Day to all you Moms out there! Cheers.

  13. ~JackieVB says:

    I looked at that cat mom scratcher the other day – I guess it’s a sign that I’m meant to have it. And now that I’ve seen the hot stuff oven mitt, well I bet that’s a sign too 😉

  14. Teddee Grace says:

    Why can’t there be a non-Mother’s Day for those of us who have, by choice or nature, not contributed to over-population? You could start this.

  15. traci says:

    We always gave presents to all the ladies in our lives on mother’s day-mom, grandma, aunts, friends of the family who were like aunts. (Granted they were usually homemade.) It’s just a chance to appreciate the ladies in your lives and fathers’s day is for the dudes. So, feel free to celebrate even if you don’t have kids! Plan a girls day for all the ladies in your life.

  16. Melanie says:

    I saw those rolling pins a few weeks ago, and I keep going back to look at them. I’m still undecided. If they don’t work perfectly, they’ll be a real pain to clean, and/or I’d have to change up my cookie dough recipes. And I’m too lazy for either option.

    On the other hand, getting one that says “Bite Me” would make perfect passive-aggressive cookie gifts.

    • Bobbi says:

      Bite me…’ve got something there. Contact the etsy person and get a percentage of the sales of bite me pins. You should do it.

  17. Lauren from Winnipeg says:

    A perfect gift for the zen mama in all of us can be found on Beautiful hand made malas and bracelets.

  18. Rondina Muncy says:

    I love the rolling pin and it might be cool for a girl or boy learning to cook.

    I can’t believe the tool-shaped cookie cutters. Back in the mid-nineties, I was doing some plumbing and had the torch out and whipped up three cookie cutters like this. A hammer, pliers, and a third one I can’t remember. The guys at the hardware store had been very helpful, so I surprised them with a big batch of sugar cookies made with the cutters. Good memory.

  19. Wendy says:

    I am a mom. And I love the weird bookmarks. They look like those things on the fishing wire that magically swirled around one’s body in the 70’s. I am old enough to remember those from the first time they came ’round, and now my little kids still like them. I also love the earplugs because when I wear black capris, ballet flats and a boatneck, 3/4 sleave tee-shirt I am channelling my inner Audrey.
    Thanks for sharing, Karen. I think non-mom’s can certainly have ideas about Mother’s Day, since they usually have or had a mom!

  20. Barbie says:

    …..I want a golden tree….for my yard!

    ….and perhaps that oven mitt! lol

  21. Maggie V says:

    Love the bookmarks so funky

  22. Vanessa says:

    I got the card for my Mom!! It was so funny to see you pick it too!

  23. Nancy Blue Moon says:

    My Mom has been gone for a long time..I would like a funny fuzzy bookmark..That’s all..Very cute..Makes me smile..That’s a good thing..

  24. Olga says:

    Ohh boy, I was hoping to see another corner of the 4 corners today and some other nifty things in your new kitchen. However, this Scandinavian looking paper house is pretty cool.
    I’m surprised you didn’t put Blown Glass Salt & Pepper shakers ( ) as an idea for a gift. After reading your post about “one of a kind show” I own one now, and I love it (o:

    • Karen says:

      Good eye Olga! I actually did want to include them in my post but at the time I was writing it they didn’t have any listed as being in stock. 🙁 ~ karen

  25. Kristin Ferguson says:

    Well, I’m going to have to say, my nougat candy makes an excellent Mother’s Day gift, and it’s available on Etsy, too. Karen, I’m going to have to send you some. Actually, how does one send you something? But I like the lighted house quite a lot, and I love the card about being the favorite kid. My daughter Emily would buy that for me in a heartbeat. She’s always saying things like that. She’ll call me up and say, “Hi, Mom, it’s your good daughter.”

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