Perfect Gifts to say “Thank You!” This Mother’s Day
It’s almost May, which means we can start thinking of extra special ways to thank the amazing moms in our lives for all they do. I’m fortunate to be surrounded by the most wonderful mothers, not just my own, but a huge network of women who are mother figures to me in many ways. (I also have the privilege of being a mother to one sassy little lady who has already taught me so much about myself and the world in just a few short years.)
The mothers in my life each have a wonderful signature style. Here are some of my favorite gift choices for each kind of mom. I hope you’ll recognize someone in your life among these fabulous women!
The Artsy Mom
My mother is a prominent figure in my life; if you’ve read about me you know we’ve worked together for a long time. People often say, “How can you work with your mother?” or “Oh, I could never work with my daughter” but we love to collaborate, have the same goals, and can spend endless time together. She has taught me never to be afraid to ask for what I want, that a good laugh will cure any ailment, and the meaning of unconditional love. She is small but has a big presence, lighting up every room she is in. Like any chic New Yorker, she wears a lot of black, but with great accessories. She generally gravitates toward earthy and muted colors–both in her wardrobe and in her home-–but she always throws in an unexpected twist. The Beaded Gemstone Necklace: Rainbow and African Turquoise strikes a perfect balance of subdued and lively for a mom who likes just a bit of color on a neutral outfit.
The Stylish Grandmother
My maternal grandmother was like another mother to me. I could talk to her about everything, and she always had special insights into people and situations. She was fashionable and elegant without being dated, wearing jeans and cashmere zip-up hoodies into her 90s. She had an extensive collection of shoes, handbags and outerwear (it runs in the family). She and I loved reminiscing for hours, having long leisurely lunches, and sitting in Central Park people-watching. She was one tough cookie and taught me you can survive anything. My grandmother loved amethyst, especially with gold hardware, like the Gold and Beaded Gemstone Bracelet: Amethyst and Champagne Sapphire, the perfect gift for a mom who needs to be spoiled!
The Cool Aunt
My aunt–via marriage to my uncle–came into my life when I was fourteen. She was young and cool (even though she was already a mother herself) and so easy to get along with. She’s the kind of person who genuinely wants to give to people any way she can–-by cooking a meal, buying a thoughtful gift, or talking through a difficult situation. She has taught me great lessons about patience, kindness and maturity. She is an expert in layering jewelry, old and new, and can mix and match different styles effortlessly. The Beaded Gemstone Bracelet: Black Onyx, Aquamarine and Gold would be the perfect addition to any bracelet stack for a mom who loves to layer.
The Vibrant Mother-in-Law
My mother-in-law loves color, both in her wardrobe and her surroundings. Her closet is lined with dresses in bold prints, the walls of her home are filled with beautiful artwork, and her garden is teeming with gorgeous flowers in nearly every color of the rainbow. She has an impressive collection of new and antique dishes she actually uses, and, like me, can tell you the story of where she got each one. She often wears two different earrings because she likes the look of it, and loves to mix and match her jewelry in different ways. She has taught me the importance of owning your own style–wear it because you like it and who cares what anyone else thinks!–and the value of using the things you love instead of “saving them for later.” The Beaded Gemstone Necklace: Turquoise, Pink Agate and Gold is perfect for a mom who loves to wear colorful jewelry with everything from solids to prints.
The New Mom
My best friend recently had her first child. Watching her awe at every moment in her baby’s evolution reminds me of the wonder that filled me when my daughter was born (and still fills me three years later). Her ease into this new stage of her life is amazing, though not surprising-–she’s the kind of person who grabs life by the horns and says, “I’ve got this!” She has taught me to go after what I want and that you can take life seriously while still having a lot of fun. As she navigates the new “style” of practical motherhood, she still manages to look incredibly fashionable while paring down to essential accessories. The Beaded Gemstone Bracelet: Rainbow and Gold is the perfect gif for a new mom: on an emotional level, it represents the full spectrum of wonder and beauty that comes with being a mother; more practically, it’s an easy piece of jewelry to wear on its own to dress up even the simplest outfit. (Not to mention, the baby will love looking at all the colors!)
Looking for the perfect Mother’s Day gift? Contact me, I would love to help you choose!