I don't know about you, but when it comes to Mother's Day, I'm always looking for the perfect gift for my mom. Even though at home we don't really celebrate Mother's Day, and when we do, it's a tiny tiny detail. But even then, year after year, I feel the pressure mounting. And, let's be honest, it's not always easy to find something that truly expresses how much she means to me. That's why I usually turn to fashion as my go-to gift for my mom. Not only is she a fashion lover, but it's also something she can wear and use every day. While others might disagree with me, I think that sometimes, practical stuff is the way to go.
For clothes, I tend to stick with timeless pieces that can be dressed up or down (she is 63, after all). A classic wrap dress, a cashmere sweater, or a tailored blazer are all great options. My mom always appreciates the thoughtfulness that goes into picking out a piece of clothing just for her.
Shoes are another go-to for me. My mom loves a good pair of shoes and I always make sure to pick out something that is both stylish and comfortable. A pair of slightly heeled loafers both for in and out of work are a great option, or some flat sandals for summer are a great choice (last time I gave her heeled sandals she broke her foot, so that's a no-go from now on).
Jewelry, jewelry, jewelry
Jewelry is a classic Mother's Day gift, but I like to think outside the box and find something unique. Maybe a pair of statement earrings from a local artisan or a personalized necklace with her birthstone. Last year, my sister gave her a gold ring with our initials engraved on it - moms die for that. Whatever it is, I know my mom will love it and wear it with pride.
Finally, handbags are always a hit with my mom. So much, that I can't give her anymore, because it was the star gift every Christmas and birthday. She has a collection of classic leather handbags that she rotates depending on the occasion.
Make it Personal
The best part about gift-giving is the thought and care that goes into choosing the perfect present. Make your Mother's Day gift extra special by personalizing it to your mom's unique style and personality. Does she love bold prints and patterns? Opt for a colorful blouse or a statement necklace. Is she always on the go? Choose a comfortable yet chic pair of sneakers or a spacious tote bag. No matter what you choose, make sure it's something that speaks to her.
And, as a little extra, I always make sure to include a few of the best-scented candles I can find in her gift package. She loves to light them in the evening and unwind with a good book and a glass of wine.
The Bottom Line
Of course, the most important thing you can give your mom on Mother's Day is your love and appreciation. Whether you live across the country or just down the street, take the time to call or visit your mom and let her know how much she means to you. Share a heartfelt message or make her a special meal – anything that shows her how much you care.
In the end, the most important thing is to show your mom how much you love and appreciate her. Whether it's through fashion, handmade objects, or tidbits, make sure the gift you choose comes from the heart. Happy Mother's Day to all the amazing moms out there!