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Mother's Day Gifts: A Small-Business Gift Guide

The Huffington Post  |  By Posted: 05/09/2012 11:21 am Updated: 05/09/2012 11:21 am

If you think you haven't got enough time to snag your mom a unique gift for Mother's Day, think again. Cancel your mail-order flowers, skip the chain stores at the mall and check out the small businesses on Etsy, an online marketplace for handmade and vintage goods.

Whether you're buying for mom, grandma or your wife, these eight shops are sure to have something for every taste, from hand-decorated sugar cookies to a custom iPhone cover, all which can be shipped through priority or overnight mail to make sure you look good on the big day.

Check out our top picks below for some swift, small business-friendly shopping.

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  • Custom Gift Basket - Rotten Appleseed

    Create a <a href="http://www.etsy.com/listing/97317011/custom-gift-basket-for-mom-mothers-day?ref=sr_gallery_9&ga_search_query=mother's+day&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=ZZ&ga_min=0&ga_max=0&ga_search_type=handmade" target="_hplink">custom basket</a> for mom filled with fragrant, handmade skin care products, $30.00

  • Spit Happens Burp Cloths - Organic Quilt Company

    Make sure the new mom in your family is armed with these soft designs. Get <a href="http://www.etsy.com/listing/97337025/mothers-day-spit-happens-organic-burp?ref=sr_gallery_22&ga_search_query=mother's+day&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=ZZ&ga_min=0&ga_max=0&ga_search_type=handmade&from_reg=2&joined=contact" target="_hplink">four cloths</a> for $30.

  • Mystery Braid Bracelets - Torn To Pieces

    Share this pair of soft, <a href="http://www.etsy.com/listing/99024204/last-minute-mothers-day-gifts-2-mystery?ref=sr_gallery_27&ga_search_query=mother%26%2339%3Bs+day&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=ZZ&ga_min=0&ga_max=0&ga_search_type=handmade" target="_hplink">leather bracelets</a> with your mom, $39.00

  • Magnolia Earrings - Dangling Jewelry

    Snag these <a href="http://www.etsy.com/listing/93503198/magnolia-earrings-mothers-day-gift-stud?ref=sr_gallery_28&ga_search_query=mother's+day&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=ZZ&ga_min=0&ga_max=0&ga_page=5&ga_search_type=handmade" target="_hplink">pretty studs</a> for just $20.00

  • Eternity Love Necklace - LaLa Crystal

    One becomes two with this unique <a href="http://www.etsy.com/listing/90502080/mothers-day-sale-eternity-love-circle?ref=sr_gallery_32&ga_search_query=mother's+day&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=ZZ&ga_min=0&ga_max=0&ga_page=8&ga_search_type=handmade" target="_hplink">pewter necklace</a>, $18.00

  • Sugar Cookies - Picket Fence Confections

    Give these <a href="http://www.etsy.com/listing/97328425/mothers-day-sugar-cookies-pastel-mini?ref=sr_gallery_13&ga_search_query=mother's+day&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=ZZ&ga_min=0&ga_max=0&ga_page=9&ga_search_type=handmade" target="_hplink">hand decorated treats</a> to mom for $14.00

  • Custom Phone Cover - To Gild The Lily

    Let mom show off her greatest accomplishment with these hand-printed <a href="http://www.etsy.com/listing/95635029/mothers-day-gift-idea-photo-iphone-4?ref=sr_gallery_32&ga_search_query=mother's+day&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=ZZ&ga_min=0&ga_max=0&ga_page=5&ga_search_type=handmade" target="_hplink">custom covers</a> for the iPhone 4S and Samsung, $18.99

  • Mom Mug - Symmetrical Pottery & Tile

    Get mom a sophisticated replacement for that <a href="http://www.etsy.com/listing/97590432/mom-mug-orange-and-white-stamped-mom-mug?ref=sr_gallery_30&ga_search_query=mugs+for+mom&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=ZZ&ga_min=0&ga_max=0&ga_page=3&ga_search_type=handmade" target="_hplink">mug</a> with your face plastered on it, $20.00

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