Valentine’s Day, Easter and Mother’s Day Gifts for Special Occasions

Special occasions and holiday celebrations create the perfect opportunity to present a mom, a wife or a girlfriend with a unique, handmade, ceramic art gift.

Valentine’s Day, Easter and Mother’s Day are only a few of the special occasions that require unique gift ideas. Traditional gifts such as roses can be fun to send and receive, but consider adding a unique touch of a handmade ceramic gift to take the gift to the next level.

Ceramic Vases

A bouquet of roses is a customary gift for special occasions, but roses delivered in a handmade one-of-a-kind ceramic vase will add a wonderful personal touch to the special gift. Consider having the flowers delivered to the recipient’s place of work for an added touch.

White ceramic vases finished with a clear glaze will match any décor. This vase will look good no matter where it is placed and won’t compete with the colors and beauty of the flowers. The ceramic vase can also be painted to match a certain room’s décor. Match the vase by color or theme for a perfect fit. A vase can also be painted one solid color. This works well when the designated room needs accent colors to finish it off.

Ceramic Plates

A fun idea for a ceramic plate is to decorate more than one. Make a matched set that can be used for an elegant dinner for two. If the dinner will be a family affair, make a special plate for each family member. Food-safe paint will allow the family to eat from the plates for years.

Make special holiday plates for Valentine’s Day by painting the ceramic plates with hearts. Easter plates might have a cross or a few brightly-colored Easter eggs in the center or place along the edges. Mother’s Day plates can have brightly colored flowers or an image of something mom likes painted onto the surface. Other themes can commemorate various events. Match the theme to the special occasion.

Ceramic Mugs

Ceramic mugs allow a gift-giver the opportunity to create a unique, mug-themed present. A finished gift wrapped in clear cellophane and sealed with a coordinating bow makes a beautiful package. A chocoholic will appreciate a gourmet chocolate hot cocoa theme. Coffee lovers will enjoy a coffee-oriented gift basket.

For the hot cocoa theme, paint the mug with a fun design and pair it up with a hot cocoa mix. Make sure to use food-safe paint for the mugs. A mint-flavored, chocolate-covered stir spoon will add a minty taste to the hot cocoa mix when the owner mixes the concoction together.

For the coffee lover, place the ceramic mug, a variety of gourmet coffees and some biscotti in a pretty gift basket.

Choose one of these fun ceramic gifts or come up with a unique idea that isn’t listed. The special occasion will be memorable whether the gift is a fish-shaped ceramic figurine or a traditional set of dishware. Consider the likes and dislikes of the person on the receiving end to commemorate her special day with style.