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12 Mother's Day gifts for crafty moms

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Perfect presents for Mom's favorite hobby

Instead of making crafts for Mom this Mother's Day, give her the gift of arts and crafts! These 12 Mother's Day gifts for crafty DIYers keep creative moms happy all year long!

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Gifts for photographer moms: Encourage your favorite shutterbug's passion for photography with three Mother's Day gifts that help her talent shine through.

Trendy camera bag

Teal Camera Bag

No boring black canvas bag for your favorite mom's camera. The Jill-E Designs Juliette Leather Camera Bag comes in a gorgeous teal and is frame-worthy in its own right. (B&HPhoto.com, $109)

DSLR Cleaning Kit

DLSR camera cleaning kit

Moms use spit to clean a great many things, but they dare not use it on their precious photography equipment. The CamKix® Professional Camera Cleaning Kit includes everything your loving photog needs to keep her Canon, Nikon, Pentax or Sony DSLR camera in picture-perfect condition. (amazon.com, $8)

Handy tripod

camera tripod

Give your mom an extra set of hands with the Dolica Portable Tripod. It's like two gifts in one: she'll have a steady shot for her projects and she can get in on some family photos for a change. (amazon.com, $47)

Gifts for scrapbooking moms: These must-have papercrafting supplies will make it even easier for Mom to create fun party invitations and precious memory books.

Heart-and-scroll paper punch

paper punch

Mom already puts her heart into everything she does. With the EK Success Slim Edger Punch she can add delicate heart-and-scroll borders to scrapbook pages, cards, gift wrap and more. (joanne.com, $15)

Rolling scrapbook tote

rolling scrapbook cart

The Mackinac Deluxe Rolling Tote is small enough to be portable (and it has wheels!) but big enough to carry everything Mom needs to handle multiple projects. (overstock.com, $70)

Glue gun control

hobby glue gun holster

Every crafty mom owns at least one glue gun. With the heat-resistant Hobby Holster, she'll never lose a glue stick or burn a tabletop again. (amazon.com,$20)

Gifts for artist moms: Whether the mom in your life is a natural-born artist or just taking advantage of evening art classes at the community college, help get her creative juices flowing with theses arty Mother's Day gifts.

Sketch and draw supplies

art sketch set

The Royal & Langnickel Deluxe Sketching Artist Box Set helps both experts and beginners create one-of-a-kind drawings. (amazon.com, $35)

French easel

french easel

Help Mom tap into her inner artists when inspiration strikes with the Blick French Easel by Jullian. This classically designed is portable for transporting supplies and setting up shop wherever needed. (dickblick.com, $92)

Serenity doodle book

daily zen doodles

For those hectic moments when there's no time to draw, Mom will appreciate the relaxing creative outlet of Zen Daily Doodles. Each page will help her focus, relax and find her inner peace. (amazon.com, $13)

Gifts for sewing moms: Moms who love sewing, quilting, knitting or crocheting, will be oh-so-grateful for these craft-enhancing tools.

All-in-one knitting needles

needlemaster

The versatility of the Needlemaster 40-Piece Interchangeable Aluminum Knitting Set means Mom will always have what she needs to work any pattern. (amazon.com, $34)

Retro sewing machine

sewing machine

The Bernette Seville 4 has all the bells and whistles of modern sewing machines but is designed to reflect the antique styling of days gone by. (bernina.com, $249)

Crafting meditations

crafting calm

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. (barnesandnoble.com, $12)

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