Trying to find the perfect Mother’s Day gift can feel a bit like drinking from a firehose, especially when you’re on a budget. Perfume, makeup, bath and body care, spa gift cards…you name it, and you’ve probably already considered buying it.
Around here, we think it’s impossible to go wrong with jewelry no matter what someone’s style is or how old they are. Instead of sifting through pages and pages of hits and misses looking for the perfect gift, we’ve picked out five gems that are sure to make mom’s eyes sparkle as soon as she opens her gift.
Top Mother’s Day Jewelry Gifts
1. A classic for a reason
When you think of an iconic brand like Tiffany, you might assume the brand is way outside of your budget, but we have good news. This letter disc pendant is the perfect affordable gift that will quickly become part of mom’s daily wardrobe and make her smile and think of you whenever she wears it. It will only set you back $90 for quality that will last a lifetime. But the look on her face when she sees that little blue box will be priceless.
2. Shine bright like A Swarovski crystal
Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but Swarovski crystals shine so brightly that they’re good enough to make someone do a double take.
If you’ve been thinking of giving mom a pair of classic diamond studs but don’t have the budget, you’ll want to grab a pair of these white crystal studs. They’re simple enough to wear with a pair of jeans and a T-shirt without looking too done, but elegant enough to dazzle at even the fanciest event.
3. Three gifts are better than one
If you’re looking to get more for your money or simply can’t settle on one gift, a Mother’s Day gift set will cover all bases.
We love this beautiful and simple rose gold set of studs and a necklace from Fossil for any mom on your list. Rose gold looks great on all skin tones. This set is a safe bet when you’re not sure what metal mom prefers or what type of jewelry she likes best.
4. A timeless statement
No matter how much we come to rely on our phones to keep track of time, you can’t beat having a watch or two in your jewelry collection for a practical fashion statement.
For the minimalists and those with a flair for modern design, this SKAGEN rubber strap watch is the perfect accessory for any outfit. We have our eye on the black and white versions since they’re classic and will go with anything. But there are plenty of other colors available if you know there’s one mom would love.
5. Getting a little personal
Moms have a reputation for being sentimental. If yours fits that mold, Mother’s Day is the perfect chance to give her a personalized gift she can cherish forever.
The clean and classic look of this engravable bar bracelet from Mejuri is great for all moms, especially those who don’t normally wear a lot of jewelry. Available in sterling silver and 14k yellow gold, it can be engraved with up to 10 letters. That’s enough room for a name or two, or a special message she can carry wherever she goes.
Mother’s Day Jewelry Gifts: 2017 Edition
Want to see our previous Mother’s Day jewelry picks? Here they are!
Personalized Charm Necklace
Grown-up Choker Necklace
Floral Bib Necklace
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And If All Else Fails…Try Switch
Switch is a high-end jewelry rental service with plans as low as $29. See our Switch review — it’s a super gift for the mom who doesn’t splurge on herself enough!
Hopefully you’re feeling inspired to head out shopping for Mother’s Day jewelry gifts!
Tanya is a seasoned journalist based in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. Specializing in fashion, beauty, and travel, she loves to explore new places, read as much as possible, and scour the web for fabulous finds — all in the name of research, of course.
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