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Frugalista Mother’s Day Gift Ideas: YO’ MOM’S SO CHICHI…

THEY SAY CHICHI, WE SAY STYLISH

Well, Mom’s not really chichi. However, she does love stylish things. Mother’s Day presents a great time to give her gifts that shed off winter for herself and her environment. Especially, the bright light trends of spring and summer. And, even loving stylish things, most moms will love when you find frugal gifts and still give her beauty and style.

 

MAKE IT A DAY OF NOTABLE DESIGN

Vanity Queen Ann Design – Amazon

Wow your Mom with this classic Vanity Set with Queen Anne Design. She might find the perfect spot for its rich cherry elegance in the foyer, the sitting room, the living room or the bedroom.

$88.50 $482 amazon.com

 

Mom might find the amazing detail of Michelangelo’s “The Creation of Adam” a remarkable vision on her wall. This gallery wrapped canvas reproduction catches attention as God breathes life into Adam. Complete with a Tri-brad 3D frame, ready to hang. (Dimensions from 14”X18”X2” to 36”X48”X2”)

$52 $300 (14”X18”X2) $61 $300 (18”X24”X2”) wayfair.com

(Strangely, Amazon has the 36X48X2 Creation of Adam at the cheapest price: $55 $1,000

 

The Creation of Adam – wayfair.com

 

EVERYTHING THAT GLITTERS…

 

 …in this case may not be gold, but these choices might be a golden choice for Mom. 

Jewelry makes a great stylish gift if you know Mom’s taste.

Macy’s is one of the best retailers for jewelry sales. And there’s a sale going on now. Their “Extra 15% off” and “bonus offer” is also in effect. Note, for some reason there’s more sterling silver items than anything else. 

 

Victoria Townsend Blue Topaz Ring – Macy’s

The Victoria Townsend Sterling Silver Blue Topaz and Diamond Oval Ring might work for a traditional mom.

$35 $39 $70 www1.macys.com

Also available as a square shape in 18K gold; blue and pink topaz, sapphire, citrine and purple amethyst, with diamonds, for $53.

 

Givenchy Element Ring

This mom might also love the Givenchy Swarovski Element Ring.

$19 $38 www1.macys.com

 

Studio Silver Labrodorite Ring

Or, the Studio Silver 18K gold Over Sterling Silver Labradorite Ring.

$62 $69 $125 www1.macys.com

 

 More of a bracelet woman? Givenchy Light Colorado Topaz Swarovski Element Gold-Tone Flex Bracelet.  $32.49 $65 www1.macys.com

Givenchy Topaz Swarovski Bracelet

 

The more avant-garde mom might prefer these:

 

Silver Studio Tri-Tone Stackable Ring – Macy’s

The Studio Silver Tri-Tone Stackable Ring Collection. 18k gold and rose gold over sterling silver.

$44 $49 $90 www1.macys.com

 

Swarovski Element Stacked Ring

Or, this gem enhanced stackable ring. Givenchy 10k Gold-Plated Swarovski Element Stacked Ring. Could this three-row silhouette enhance your Mom’s finger?

$55 www1.macys.com

 

Haskell Hematite Circle Pendant – Macy’s

 

Haskell Necklace, Hematite-Tone Glass Crystal Circle Pendant – a never-ending circle of glass crystals. Quite a statement. 

$21.24 $42.50 www1.macys.com

  

 

 

SHE WEARS IT WELL

Js Boutique One Shoulder Gown – Loehmann’s

Black works for evening, even in Spring and Summer. Mom makes quite an entrance in the Js Boutique One Shoulder Gown. Its simplicity allows her to “jewel up” to suit her personality.

$39.99 Retail: $260 Loehmanns.com

Voile Dress – Loehmann’s

 

Or, Mom might prefer the Max Studio Embroidered Voile Dress for a spring fling affair. This dress certainly evokes spring.

$55 Retail $128  Loehmanns.com

 

Flowers in the Attic Scarf – Nordstrom

Women often welcome a versatile scarf into their wardrobe. As long as Mom doesn’t have a drawer full already. A muted (think Monet, Renoir)  floral print graces this Flower in the Attic Scarf. Elegant and stylish in gauzy knit that will coordinate well.                                                                                                                                              

                              $28 shop.nordstrom.com

 

 

Cuisine Couture Apron – Anthropologie

Mom will cook in style with the Cuisine Couture Apron. The color blocking adds some pizzaz. She might be tempted to leave it on when the guests arrive. Or, she might find the Key Lime Apron more to her liking. Numerous styles available.

$32 anthropologie.com

Key Lime Apron – anthropologie

 

 

 

Stylish mom might love the Lace Trapeze Nightie by Jonquil. 24” of fiery red lacy nylon/spandex.

$27 $40 shop.nordstrom.com

Lace Trapeze Nightie – Nordstrom.com

DKNY Patterned Pajamas – Nordstrom.com

 

PJ’s more her style? Consider these DKNY Patterned Knit Pajamas. Bright piping highlight these boyfriend pajamas. She’ll probably lounge around a few mornings in this soft jersey knit. And, mom will look good doing it!

$34 $69 shop.nordstrom.com

Vintage Pajama Set – JCrew.com

JCrew offers the Vintage Pajama Set in a crisp men’s shirting cotton. These also have decorative piping. In various colors. Also available as a Vintage Short Pajama Set.

$95 jcrew.com

  

If Mom really loves pajamas and you want to give really special ones? Check out the Irish linen Pajama Set for $198.

 

Get an additional 25% off on all JCrew purchases through May 3, 2013.

 

A TOAST TO MOM

 

This Mom might really appreciate the honey and herb-inspired Stoli Sticki vodka. She’ll also appreciate that Stoli uses natural flavoring in its infusion process. Flavoring that pairs well with whatever Mom chooses.

$20 – local liquor stores 

Get her several bottles, or pair a bottle with a great vodka glass set.

 

She’ll proudly display the Ravenscroft Crystal 5-Piece Vodka Set. Four 4-ounce shot glasses and 23+ ounce stoppered decanter. Elegant beauty to hold the Stoli or simply for exhibition. The frosted glaze adds a dramatic touch to lead-free crystal hand carved by European craftsmen.

$77 $110 amazon.com

She might prefer the Block by Mikasa Ice Vodka Glass Set . Six 4-ounce elegant and delicate tall glasses accompanies a 26-ounce stoppered decanter.

$15 amazon.com

Artland 9-piece Chiller Set – Amazon 

Amazon.com Bar Tools & Glass section offers a variety of glass sets like the Artland 9-piece Chiller Set for $33.

 

 ARTFUL FOOD PREP

Cruet La Rioja – NYCruets

Oil in art adequately describes the Cruet La Rioja. Mom should get a little lift every time she uses this cruet. Oil and vinegar doesn’t mix in this bottle, but the clever design and separate spouts make mixing easy and convenient. Several clever and artistic designs available.

$54 nycruets.enstore.com

 

Stackable Lunch Pail – uncommongoods.com

Give Mom the stylish Stackable Lunch Pail. Two airtight containers keep food secure. These stack, held upright by a carrying strap.

$23  uncommongoods.com

 

3-tier stainless steel food carrier – To-Go Ware

If Mom’s more into modern style, give her the To-Go Ware 3 Tier Stainless Steel Food Carrier. This one provides the ability to take multi-course, home cooked meals. She can stack all three or take the self-latching top container alone.  Get her the pack of 3 sidekicks.  She’ll use these for dressing, sauces, etc.

$25 – carrier  to-goware.com; $13 – sidekick pack

Handled Bowls – serrv.org

Wood fired Handled Bowls look seasoned. Mom will make great presentations of the most common food with these four great bowls. Two large, two small.

$45 serrv.org 

 If you’re feeling really flush and generous, consider something like…

 this classic

Fendi 2Jours Saffiano Tote Bag -neimanmarcus.com ($2,260.00)

 or

the Spring “It” Bag

Celine Luggage    Tote, $2,600.00   -available in NY, Beverly Hills & Miami/limited stores

 

Not for me, but to each…

Well that should get you started on finding the perfect gift for the stylish mom in your life.  

Happy Frugalista Mother’s Day Shopping! May you fill Mom’s day with joy!

© DLewis 2013 All Rights Reserved

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