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{We love you, Mom!} Your Local Gift Guide for Mother's Day Shopping

Whether you’re shopping for your mom, a friend, that coworker two cubicles down who is always covered in cat hair or your bestie who’s expecting, we have the perfect Mother’s Day gifts from makers right here in the DFW area. Shop local, shop small and support your community. It’s a win all around, if you ask us. Here are a few of our favorite finds for all the moms in your life.

Handmade Father's Day Gift Guide with Heidy

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Father’s Day is Sunday, June 18th. Do you have your present yet? We’ve shopped through the best of local Dallas Etsy artists to find unique, handcrafted gifts for Dad and gathered our favorite fifteen here.

From left:   Kat French Designs ,  Tokodots

But first, the card. Designer, Kat French on her inspiration:

“I made this card thinking of my own dad and my husband who labor all week long then give it their all on the weekends taking care of the house, cars, yards and do it all without complaining.”

And Tokodots’ card is, of course, perfect for anytime you want to thank Dad.

The Top 15 Handmade Father’s Day Gifts

Clockwise from left:  Jenny N Design ,  Mesa Blue ,  Wingbean Woodworks  

1. The Professional Backpack from Jenny N Design, $253

2. Leather Wrap Bracelet from Mesa Blue, $25

3. Drink Local Bottle Opener from Wingbean Woodworks, $35

4. Docking Station and Organizer from Piece of Shards, $59.95

5. Best Dad Ever Keychain from Expressions Bracelets, $15.95

6. Fahrenheit 451 Literary Quote from Rhapsody Letterpress, $20.00

7. Personalized Leather Notebook from a Cheery Blossom, starting at $30.00

8. The Trio Multi-tool Pocket Beard Comb from mini-Fab, $34.99

9. Tobacco and Leather Scent Soy Wax Candlefrom The Pig and the Peacock, $10.00

10. Beard Balm from Sasha’s Hand-Poured, $18.00

11. Paduak and Zebrawood Beard Comb from Big T Woodworks, $28.00

12. Hand Drawn Map of Dallas Print from Joy Street Maps, starting at $25.00

13. Dallas Skyline Linocut Block Print from Wandering Paper Co, $20

14. Jimmy Buffet Lyrics on Reclaimed Vinyl Record Wall Art from Vinyl Revamped, $15.95

15. Dallas Cowboys Inspired Wall Art from Mush Tushy, $55.00

Happy Father's Day to all our wonderful dads, and thank you for all you do!

Etsy Dallas 2017 Bash Mothers Day Gift Guide with Heidy

Mother’s Day Gifts Guaranteed to Make You the Favorite.

On Sunday, May 7th, the crafters and creatives of Texas are descending on Gilley’s in Dallas to sell unique handmade wares at the Etsy Dallas Spring Bash.  It’s a shopping experience like no other – great music, free make & takes, multiple bars + a restaurant on site, and don’t forget the famous Bash bags – you won’t want to miss it!

While you’re there shopping for yourself, don’t forget to get a gift for mom that she’ll cherish. (Because Mother’s Day is May 14th, *hint, hint*)  We’ve put together a few of our favorite gift ideas for you.

Because you’re the reason why she needs wine and bubble baths:

Whipped Up Wonderful

Whipped Up Wonderful

The Pig and the Peacock

The Pig and the Peacock

Sasha's Hand Poured

Sasha's Hand Poured

Luna Tigre

Luna Tigre

My Dearest Danae

My Dearest Danae

For the Nature loving mom

Glass House Collection

Glass House Collection

Heidi Miller Lowell

Heidi Miller Lowell

Sweet Tees Shop

Sweet Tees Shop

Valerie Morgan Designs

Valerie Morgan Designs

Whispers in the Glen

Whispers in the Glen

For brand-spankin' new moms:

Bebe Mine Boutique

Bebe Mine Boutique

Precious Little Tot

Precious Little Tot

For the mom who loves lounging and breakfast in bed:

Alexandria Dayne

Alexandria Dayne

Scribbles Lettering

Scribbles Lettering

Sweet Marcel

Sweet Marcel

For the mom who loves travel:

Alohomora Design

Alohomora Design

Wanderlust Wares Shop

Wanderlust Wares Shop

Carry It Well

Carry It Well

For the spiritual mamma:

Expressions Bracelets

Expressions Bracelets

Live Bree

Live Bree

Woodworx

Woodworx

Because jewelry is always a good idea:

Sarah Briggs

Sarah Briggs

Shop Daisy Made

Shop Daisy Made

Gabrielle's Little Secrets

Gabrielle's Little Secrets

Adorn Goods

Adorn Goods

Mesa Blue

Mesa Blue

Dandelion Leather Co

Dandelion Leather Co

Earrings by Eryn

Earrings by Eryn

Dawn Franklin Designs

Dawn Franklin Designs

The Distillery

The Distillery

For the mom who likes to pretty her nest:

Joy Street Maps

Joy Street Maps

Jude Landry

Jude Landry

Shadow Box Gems

Shadow Box Gems

Calling all procrastinators: Spring Bash apps are due March 10

Okay, procrastinators, time is running out for Spring Bash apps. The deadline to apply for the Etsy Dallas Spring Bash is March 10, 2017. We reached out to a few of our previous vendors for feedback and here’s a little bit of what we heard …

“The Bashes are always so much fun.” - Heidy, Heidy Henke Designs

“I love our shoppers. They are always excited to see what’s new at the Bash. Many stop by, just to say hi and check in on you while they shop. Spring Bash shoppers are the best!” - SaRatta, Expressions Bracelets

“The energy, quality and variety is always a fun way to prepare for some of those spring and summer events. I can always find a perfect gift for mom, a gift for dad, and something for those June brides.” - Alexis, Whipped Up Wonderful

“It’s like a super concentrated show set on fast forward! I just love the energy!” - Lynn, Both Hands Studio

“It is so fun to get to share our art and craft with our shoppers face-to-face. I am always blown away by all the talent of all the other vendors too!” - Sabrina, The Pig and The Peacock

We are counting down the days, y'all. We hope you're as excited as we are! If you want to apply to be part of the Spring Bash this year, be sure to get your application in no later than March 10!