I am not sure if it is just because Easter came late this year, but it feels like Mother’s Day is coming REALLY early. If you are like me, you have yet to select a gift for the woman who gave you life and you may have had a mini heart attack looking at your calendar and realizing that Mother’s Day is a mere two-and-a-half weeks away. Lucky for you I have a Mother’s Day gift idea that is perfect for ANY mom and will definitely score you that coveted “favorite child” spot you’ve been seeking all your life.
Many of you may be familiar with Minted.com for their custom paper services like Christmas cards, wedding invitations and birth announcements. We have used Minted for our Christmas cards for years and I have been extremely happy with their service standards and print quality. What you might not know is that Minted recently started offering art prints for the home and they are fantastic. Using independent artists, much like they do for their custom cards, Minted has curated a gorgeous collection of prints that you can purchase framed or unframed starting at only $20.00.
Another great thing about Minted’s art print program is that they donate 2% to Every Mother Counts. I first found out about Every Mother Counts when I attended ALT Summit Conference in Salt Lake City this past January. Every Mother Counts was founded by Christy Turlington Burns in an effort to reduce maternal mortality rates. They have worked with women in places like Haiti, Indonesia and even the USA. Maternal mortality is a global problem. Every 90 seconds a woman dies from pregnancy complications and 90% of those deaths are preventable.
As a mother myself, this is an organization that speaks closely to my heart. Even when provided with one of the best doctor’s in the country, I was terrified of the complications that could occur during my first pregnancy.
Now here is the exciting news: for art print purchases made between now and April 28th, Minted will donate 20% of the purchase price to Every Mother Counts for Dress This Nest readers! The donation can be made in your mother’s name and they will even provide you with a free printable PDF to let your mom know about the contribution.
Just enter the coupon code DRESSNESTEMC at checkout.
There are hundreds of prints to choose from on Minted, but in case you have trouble deciding, here are a few ideas I had in mind:
Limited Edition Art Prints
You can sort through their art prints by color and style, so if your mom has a specific decor it makes it easy to find something that will fit in her home. I think organic pieces fit well in the home, so the three I selected above all go back to nature. A really cool feature about Minted art prints, is that they are often available in several color options, making it more likely to find something that will work in the home.
Often we don’t tell our moms how much they mean to us and a typography print provides just the right sentiment. Like the perfect greeting card that she can hang on her wall, you can’t go wrong with a print that shows how you feel.
Custom Photo Art
Every mother loves showing off her beautiful family and a custom photo art piece will do just that. Minted takes your family photos and turns them into something special; the perfect gift for any mom this time of year!
Family Heirloom Art
A family tree is a great mother’s day gift that celebrates the family they have created. Especially fitting for a new grandmother, Minted’s family heirloom art let’s you include the whole family in your gift to mom.
Which is the perfect fit for your mom? I would share which one I ordered here, but my mom reads this blog and I don’t want to ruin the surprise