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12 Mother's Day gifts for crafty moms

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Gifts she'll use all year long

Instead of making crafts for Mom this Mother's Day, give her the gift of arts and crafts! From a professional camera flash for the shutterbug to a multipurpose laminator for the scrapbooker, these 12 Mother's Day gifts for crafty DIYers keep creative moms happy all year long!

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Photo gifts for Mother's Day

Encourage your shutterbug mom's passion for photography with Mother's Day gifts that help her talent shine through.

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Camera cleaning kit

Moms can use spit to clean a great many things, but not their precious photography equipment. The Professional Cleaning Kit for DSLR Cameras (Amazon, $10) includes a lens-cleaning pen system, high-quality lens brush, air blower cleaner, premium microfiber cleaning cloths and lens tissue paper.

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Camera flash

Help take your mom's shutterbug hobby to the next level with Mother's Day gifts like a professional camera flash. The Neewer TT560 flash (Amazon, $39) is perfect for Nikon and Canon SLR cameras.

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Portable tripod

Giving your mom a portable tripod like the Dolica tripod (Amazon, $45) for her camera is like two gifts in one. She'll have a steady shot while now being able to snap a professional family portrait!

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Papercrafting Mother's Day gifts

For moms who love to scrapbook and make cards, these must-have papercrafting supplies will help her accomplish her hobby like a pro.

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Punch kit

For moms who love everything from scrapbooking to card-making, a punch kit — such as the Crop-A-Dile Eyelet and Punch Kit (Amazon, $20) — is a must-have.

5

Glue gun holder

Every crafty mom owns at least one glue gun, and all have dealt with the unique challenges of this handy tool. The heat-resistant Hobby Holster (Hobby Holster, $20) keeps all of your glue gun supplies in one place and prevents burnt tabletops.

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Laminator and sticker maker

The Xyron 510 Creative Station (Xyron, $35) enables Mom to create stickers, magnets and labels and laminates items up to five inches wide. It’s perfect for laminated recipe cards, business cards, jar labels and so much more.

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Mother's Day gifts for the artist

Whether the mom in your life is a natural-born artist, or it's simply her favorite pastime, get her creative juices flowing with the right Mother's Day gifts.

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Art set

Mother's Day gift ideas like the Darice ArtyFacts Portable Art Studio (Amazon, $23) have a little bit of everything, from pencils to pastels.

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Easel

Help your mom tap into her creativity when inspiration strikes with a portable easel (Amazon, $59). She can set up this easel wherever she happens to be when the mood hits her.

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Frames

Mom will be able to display her works of art with the thoughtful Mother's Day gift of wall frames (Aaron Brothers, various prices). Aaron Brothers carries frames in every size and style imaginable.

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Sewing and knitting gifts for mom

Whether your mother's preference is sewing, quilting, knitting or crocheting, giving her the tools of her craft could equal one happy mama.

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Knitting needles

With interchangeable needles, cables and stitch holders, knitting needle kits like The Boye Needlemaster Knitting Set (Amazon, $25) are so versatile your mom will never need another set.

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Sewing machine

A sewing machine is a gift for mom that goes a long way, like the Bernette Seville (Bernina, $249), a cool, retro-style unit reminiscent of antique sewing machines.

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Crafting meditations

Whether Mom's crocheting a prayer shawl or sewing on a button, she no doubt finds comfort in her handiwork. Crafting Calm by Maggie Oman Shannon (Amazon, $13) is a book that helps Mom find the physical, mental and spiritual benefits of immersing herself in her craft.

When choosing Mother's Day gifts for crafty moms, don't overlook the small stuff — sewing needles, fun scrapbook paper, a colorful camera strap and more to help your mom get the most out of her arts-and-crafts hobby. Finding gifts for Mom that will last longer than a bouquet of flowers is easier when you tap into the hobbies that she loves, so give the gift of crafts to Mom this Mother's Day!

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