Need Mother's Day Gift Ideas? Let Lauren Conrad and Pal Hannah Skvarla Help You Out!

05/02/2014 at 05:30 PM ET

Lauren Conrad Little MarketCourtesy The Little Market

Lauren Conrad is our unofficial arbiter for all things chic and personal. Her Instagram alone is a treasure trove of gifting and party-throwing inspiration. So who better to give great Mother’s Day gift advice than the designer/entrepreneur/star herself? We tapped into her expertise for some ideas for moms both young and older.

And any mom could tell you, the best gift is a meaningful one. Conrad and her best friend Hannah Skvarla tend to agree with that sentiment, which is why they founded e-commerce site The Little Market. The site’s mission is to “build sustainable partnerships with artisans in developing countries, by connecting them with customers through an online marketplace,” according to its website. “We seek to empower women artisans to rise above poverty and support their families.”

That’s why the duo included a few of their own finds from their world travels in the gift list, below. “Growing up, the best Mother’s Day gifts were handmade by us and were all about expressing our gratitude to our moms,” Conrad and Skvarla wrote to us. “This year, The Little Market is full of handmade gifts for moms that will generate income for the mothers who make them.” Read on below to see their gifting ideas, from DIY to too cute for words, and tell us in the comments: What are you planning to give to your mom for Mother’s Day?

RELATED: Conrad and Skvarla tells us more about The Little Market’s mission!

Lauren Conrad Little MarketCourtesy The Little Market

For the mom who gardens, a rose bush: “It’s hard to go wrong with flowers. Get your mom a beautiful rose bush to add to her garden so she can always have fresh flowers!”

For the overworked mom, a spa treatment: “Our moms are always busy doing nice things for others and they don’t always make time for themselves. A spa treatment is the perfect way to pamper your busy mom.”

For the mom who loves to cook, a pretty apron: “Our new flower apron is hand-sewn and block printed by young women who were rescued from trafficking in India. The income the women earn allows them to start a new life, making it the perfect gift that gives back.”

For the sentimental mom, a DIY Mother’s Day mug: “Handmade gifts are always appreciated. With this chic mug makeover, your mom will be reminded of how much she means to you every time she takes a sip.”

For the new mom, the “Little Bear Baby” set: “Our oh-so-soft little bear baby set is hand knit by mothers in Bolivia. It is made of alpaca wool and colored with natural dyes, making it the perfect gift for a new mom.”

What are you giving your mom for Mother’s Day? Pampering, jewelry, homemade all the way? Tell us below!

–Alex Apatoff

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sallyedelstein on

Chocolate has long been the currency of celebration, but growing up Mothers Day meant only one thing Whitmans Sampler. Through the years that gift has been more closely associated with Mothers day than any other and three generations of mothers in my family would attest to that. The sentiments were as sweet and quaint as some of these vintage ads

Lulu on

Really good ideas actually I love lauren

Heather on

That’s it; a rose bush! Of course!!!!! Thank-you Lauren! Actually, I sent Dahlia bulbs. Dinner plate to be exact. She’s going to love them :D

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