GUIDE TO SANE GIFT SHOPPING & GIVING
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.
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
…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.
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.
This mom might also love the Givenchy Swarovski Element Ring.
$62 $69 $125 www1.macys.com
The more avant-garde mom might prefer these:
The Studio Silver Tri-Tone Stackable Ring Collection. 18k gold and rose gold over sterling silver.
$44 $49 $90 www1.macys.com
Or, this gem enhanced stackable ring. Givenchy 10k Gold-Plated Swarovski Element Stacked Ring. Could this three-row silhouette enhance your Mom’s finger?
Haskell Necklace, Hematite-Tone Glass Crystal Circle Pendant – a never-ending circle of glass crystals. Quite a statement.
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
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
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.
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.
Stylish mom might love the Lace Trapeze Nightie by Jonquil. 24” of fiery red lacy nylon/spandex.
$27 $40 shop.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
If Mom really loves pajamas and you want to give really special ones? Check out the Irish linen Pajama Set for $198.
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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.
Artland 9-piece Chiller Set – Amazon
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.
Give Mom the stylish Stackable Lunch Pail. Two airtight containers keep food secure. These stack, held upright by a carrying strap.
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
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.
If you’re feeling really flush and generous, consider something like…
the Spring “It” Bag
Not for me, but to each…
Well that should get you started on finding the perfect gift for the stylish mom in your life.
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