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How Etsy Moms Are Making the Most of Mother’s Day

Apr 8, 2020

by Jackie Buddie

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Virtual dance parties with grandma and grandpa. Living room campouts with stovetop s’mores. All around the world, people are getting creative about putting the “special” in special occasions. And though our family festivities may look somewhat different of late, the heartfelt feelings that inspire them? Those will never change. In preparation for Mother’s Day, we asked a few of the multitasking mamas who work at Etsy how they’re hoping to celebrate. Turns out, a bit of ingenuity and an appreciation for the little things might be all it takes to have a joy-filled holiday. Read on to discover the at-home activities they have planned and browse the one-of-a-kind Etsy finds we’ve recommended to help make their days complete. 

A backyard picnic

A portrait of Etsy's Chief Product Officer Kruti Patel Goyal and her twins

For Chief Product Officer and twin mom Kruti Patel Goyal, there’ll be comfort in kicking off Mother’s Day in the usual way: with a big pancake breakfast she makes together with her family. And what better way to enjoy it than paired with some good old-fashioned vitamin D? “I’m hoping we get to spend some time outside in the sunshine—even if we just pack a little picnic and some games and spread out a blanket in the backyard,” she says.

Our picks for Kruti:  

A desert landscape quilt from Kindred Quilting Co.
Desert landscape quilt from Kindred Quilting Co., from $302; shop more picnic blankets

A multi-generational meal

A portrait of Etsy Internal Events Specialist Sheyenne Brown and her two sons

There’s more than one reason to be grateful this Mother’s Day for Internal Events Specialist Sheyenne Brown. “This year, I’m fortunate to have my children and my parents living under one roof,” she says. “So we’re going to celebrate our matriarch! I’m going to have my boys help me make breakfast for their Mima.” 

Our picks for Sheyenne:

Engraved wooden spoons from A Few Spare Moments
Engraved wooden spoons from A Few Spare Moments, $15; shop more cooking utensils
A wooden breakfast tray from Peg and Awl
Wooden breakfast tray from Peg and Awl, from $160; shop more serving trays

A soothing soak

A portrait of Etsy Product Manager Jackie Do and her daughter

For Staff Product Manager Jackie Do, it’s all about creating her own traditions. “I get a kick out of being over-the-top,” she explains. “Maybe we can fill our living room up with sand and build a castle. Or we could make a mold of our daughter’s hand, and I’ll put it on my nightstand as a ring holder.” At the end of a long day making wonderfully messy magic? “You can’t go wrong with a nice long bath,” Jackie says. “It’s a luxury every mom can enjoy without leaving the house. Light a candle and voila.”

Our picks for Jackie:

Sculpted ceramic candle holders from Clay by Dannah
Sculpted ceramic candle holders from Clay by Dannah, from $69 for set of 2; shop more candle holders
 Tub tea set from Cee Cee & Bee
Tub tea set from Cee Cee & Bee, $28 for set of 3; shop more tub tea

A creative escape

A portrait of Etsy Vetting Team Lead  Amber-Rae Rowley and her daughter

“I’m the kind of person who has to keep busy,” says Vetting Team Lead Amber-Rae Rowley, who hopes to dedicate part of her day to doing what she loves most: crafting. “I sew, make my own furniture, and I’ve even dabbled in macrame, but my one true love has always been crochet. If I got a new yarn holder, a beautiful hook, or a fun pattern to work on, I’d love to end my night crocheting next to the kids on the couch while we watch a movie!”

Our picks for Amber-Rae:

Knitting bag from Jésabelle B
Knitting bag from Jésabelle B, $25; shop more yarn holders

A serious snuggle-fest

A portrait of Etsy's Head of Diversity and Inclusion Elizabeth Spector Louden and her 2 children

Staying connected with all her fellow mamas is top priority for Head of Diversity and Inclusion Elizabeth Spector Louden. “I ordered a set of special markers and pulpy paper cards on Etsy. I’m going to mail out some love, and will enlist our kids to help!” she says. On Mother’s Day itself, she and her wife will be cuddled up with their kiddos at home, making video calls and staying cozy. “We’ll make it special by lighting candles, wearing our matching family jammies, and chatting with all the wonderful moms, aunts, and grandmothers in our lives.”

Our picks for Elizabeth: 

Stone fruit candle from Convivial Production
Stone fruit candle from Convivial Production, $28; shop more scented candles

A delightful DIY

A portrait of Etsy VP of Global Public Policy and Impact Althea Erickson with her 3 children

“Focusing on making can really ground me after a frenzied day,” says VP of Global Public Policy and Impact and mother of three Althea Erickson. “Lately we’ve been having fun creating in the kitchen together, so maybe we’ll try to make our own play dough. I’ve heard it’s pretty easy and super fun. I’d also love to find time for some kind of grown-up craft kit—maybe at night, after the kids go to bed.” 

Our picks for Althea:

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27 comments

  • yuj948tp

    Julia from FeltStoryUA said 194 days ago

    the most important gift for mom is the health of her children :)

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    Nicole from Crackerjackarma said 194 days ago

    Lovely families ❣ Healthy and happy ❣ Lots to do with the kids, crafting, baking, picnic ideas ❣ Cheers and wellness to all.

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    Daedrea from DigiGrownDesigns said 193 days ago

    Beautiful. My mom is super simple and she lives far away unfortunately, so spending time with her is the most important gift she would love from me. If I can figure out something else I will.

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    Andrea Peter Fly from MyPhotographyArt said 193 days ago

    what a lovely post!

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    Oksana Sharapova from DollAndTeddyBear said 193 days ago

    Appreciate your moms. It is very important.

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    Solomiia Tepla from UnicornBeadsArt said 193 days ago

    All ideas are best ideas! I will spend time with my mom on our backyard and I find several great ideas for gift in this article!

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    Natalya from LadiesDressingRoom said 193 days ago

    Very interesting idea for Mother's day. I like it.

  • kmjoy17

    kimberly Rush from MindsetGym said 193 days ago

    Taking this quarantine time to cherish the moments with my little one. We have had quite a journey & I am using this time to fill our household with gratitude. <3

  • SilverSculptor

    Joanne Simmons from SilverSculptor said 192 days ago

    I love the picnic in the backyard idea!

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    Barbara Giles from StrandedInCali said 192 days ago

    Finding and experiencing creative, fulfilling ways to spend these challenging times with our families truly magnifies the importance of slowing down and finding joy in the simple things. Yeah!

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    Anna Sypalo from XstitchbyAnna said 192 days ago

    Wonderful families and great ideas for gifts!

  • 80pakyoy

    Tasha and Mary from 1001PINS said 192 days ago

    Really interesting article! We are grandmothers and we are also part of the family. As you know, our grandchildren’ parents work hard, so we can spend a lot of time together with our grandchildren. We love our grandchildren, because they are part of our family

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    Abdelatif Laiche said 192 days ago

    Time to tell you the truth, mom, you don’t make the best cookies in the world. But you do give the best: hugs, kisses, head scratches, back rubs, care when I’m ill, support when I’m down and home to come back to. Your Sunday roast isn’t bad either.

  • esani

    Gillian Northcott from Esani said 191 days ago

    Lovely mother and children photo's. Love the patterned rolling pin.

  • gilliannorthcott

    Gillian Northcott from esanivintage said 191 days ago

    Love the first illustration.

  • emilyroberts499

    Emily Roberts from EmilySnazzyBoutique said 189 days ago

    I love the photos of moms and kids. We are all in this together - this parenting and now this virus. One Challenge while being home is to stop and enter the moments the kids offer their selves and not be too engrossed in my own world or on the media or in my Etsy shop where I love to be. Thank you for the lovely article. I like seeing some of the staff behind the Etsy scenes. Thank you for your work, ladies.

  • BrooklynLotus

    Padmini Persaud-Obasi from BrooklynLotus said 189 days ago

    What a joy to open my Etsy account and see this article. Love all the beautiful photos!

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    Nina from OriginalJewelrByNina said 189 days ago

    Прекрасные мамы и детишки! Отличные предложения! Улыбки и здоровье, весело проведенное время, то что запомнится навсегда - вот что важнее всего!

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    Naomi from SeekaYoga said 187 days ago

    Love these gift ideas. Stay safe out there mamas!

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    Victoria from SILVERTORY said 180 days ago

    Ohh, this amazing feeling to be a mom!!

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    Doris from sweetbeeswaxco said 178 days ago

    Lovely images and beautiful photos.💕💕💕

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    ComfortTex from ComfortTex said 178 days ago

    Health to all mothers! wonderful post ...

  • 2ujuphls

    Jennifer from IceBreakerPrintables said 170 days ago

    Fun ideas for Mom's special day

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    Miranda from TheMeshyLife said 168 days ago

    The candle holders are super cute! :) Happy Mother's Day!

  • angelamariahernandez

    Angela Johnson from AngieDesignsStudio said 166 days ago

    Nice post ..!❤️❤️❤️

  • staceyamaro

    Stacey Amaro from AllThingsAmore said 165 days ago

    I love the clever gift ideas for each mom. However, the best Mother's Day gift is the children. What a lovely blog.

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    Karen from FrontDoorFloral said 162 days ago

    I'm so happy my son is back home. 20 years old with the future just waiting for him. So glad he is safe and healthy. Happy Mothers Day to all the Moms in our lives.

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