Until now perhaps. Gotta love Etsy.
Just putting this out there... ahem. I would be completely OK (i.e., overjoyed) to receive the sweet fingerprint necklace below for mother's day. I guess this is why it works for me: it's personal, earthy and a little abstract. It's beautiful to look at, and a little mysterious.
Since I stumbled upon this appealing bling, I kept on looking... In honor of next month's Mama's Day, here are a couple more Etsy examples of my kind of mama mementos:
Fingerprint necklace, from janewearjewelry
Silhouette portrait, from happythought -- Gosh, I love silhouettes. So classic and simple.
Personalized photo block, from photoatelier -- Photos are always a special keepsake. Combined with warm wood, totally beautiful.
Custom watercolor portrait, from laurindaillman -- I think this is just stunning. If you're not able to paint a watercolor (me, it's been since college?!), then having one done also makes an incredibly cherished keepsake. I love photography, but there's such depth and soul in painting and drawing. Sigh.