Oh Etsy: we've been through a lot together. Etsy was there for my bridesmaids' gifts six years ago, new baby gifts for friends over the years, and now I covet all of its amazing handcrafted jewelry. And there is so much to choose from since the Etsy marketplace has exploded in the last nine years: Etsy currently boasts over 1 million active shops with over 25 million items listed.
With Mother's Day just around the corner, I've done the work for you of sorting through thousands of listings to bring you my wonderfully hip Etsy gift guide. Here are 10 eclectically-inspired and on-trend handcrafted pieces of jewelry that would make lovely, one-of-a-kind gifts for any mother this Mother's Day!
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I've seen lots of lovely wire-wrapped birds' nest necklaces on Etsy before, but none this graceful and vintage-styled. From the on-trend turquoise beads to the tiny little blush roses, there's so much to love about this gorgeous necklace. This is a perfect necklace for a mom-to-be this Mother's Day. Get yours for $45 from LuxeDeluxe on Etsy.
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A little bit retro, a little bit rock and roll: this rockabilly-chic pendant is exactly what the badass mom in your life needs with all the glory of tattoo without the permanent ink! A style steal at just $9(!) from Beautiful By Charlene on Etsy.
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These stylish teething necklaces are the perfect harmony of functional fashion. With a variety of colors and patterns to choose from, these fabric-wrapped wooden teething necklaces are perfect for baby chompers. Confession: I own two of these, and I love the compliments I receive. My son loves to nom on them whenever I'm holding him. Starting at $20 each from The Vintage Honey Shop on Etsy.
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What a fun piece of jewelry that will have everyone talking about your Mother's Day gift! Such a clever design and one you won't find anywhere else. Choose your metal (brass, copper or sterling silver) and your chain length to make this piece truly unique. From $29 and up at Her Silver Lining on Etsy.
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I love the simple vintage, almost schoolyard charm of a silhouette cutting. Best of all, the silhouette is custom-made to a photo of your choosing! Capture that special silhouette of your little one and then tuck a photo of them inside this darling mini locket. A bargain at just $35 from jerseymaids on Etsy.
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Nothing says te amo like this gorgeous hand-stamped copper heart necklace that reads "Madre es vida" (Mother is life) in Spanish. A really lovely one-of-a-kind statement necklace that's perfect for Mother's Day! Get yours for just $21 from Itsy Bitsy Betsy Boutiq on Etsy.
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This lovely pendant can be personalized from 15 different birthstone choices. A really unique piece of jewelry that can be versatile with a number of outfits while still carrying a special meaning every time you wear it. $35 and up from A Charmed Impression on Etsy.
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A flight of fancy and family: from the delicate parent birds with their cute detailing to the tiny baby birds resting on a branch, this dainty necklace is a hit for spring ensembles. From $23.50 and up at Melissa's Handmade Jewelry on Etsy.
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Treasure every special keepsake memory of your baby from their name, to their birthdate and birthstone. These pretty stacked pendants are topped off with a bit of bling that would be a sweet, thoughtful gift for a new mother on her first Mother's Day. Yours for $47 from Stamped Evermore on Etsy.
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As one of the priciest finds on this list, it's worth it to capture such a tiny treasured memory from your own tiniest treasure. This custom pendant is created from a scan of your child's handprint for a truly one-of-a-kind Mother's Day gift like no other. Starting at $109.95 at Charitable Creations on Etsy.
Which piece is your favorite? Covet with me in the comments.
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