Mother’s Day is sooner than you may want to admit; in fact, for most online retailers, you’re nearing the drop-dead date when it comes to shipping deadlines. But fret not: Etsy artisans are bringing their handmade wares to Boston for a Mother’s Day pop-up at the Arsenal Project in Watertown.

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More than 30 Etsy-based makers and entrepreneurs will set up temporary shop in the communal arts and shopping workspace, so you can snag a unique and thoughtful gift for mom without hounding your mailman every day of the week. Most of the makers will be on-hand to explain their goodies, meaning you can tell mom the backstory of her everlasting paper floral bouquet from Norton’s Flowers by Nini, or recycled dinosaur toy succulent planters from Westfield’s Plantcycled. 

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“This market was designed with gifting in-mind, [because] a gift with a story behind it is so much more meaningful,” says Dara Cheek, director of Etsy Artists of Boston. “It will be an opportunity to find something truly unique, what mom wouldn’t want that?”

If you go:
Etsy Artists of Boston Mother’s Day pop-up
May 7 at 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Arsenal Project              
485 Arsenal St., Watertown
Free