Mother’s Day Gift Ideas: For the Fashionista

Stylish mother's day gift ideas

Fashionista moms are hard to please — especially if you don’t share her sense of style. You know from experience that she’ll return any sweater, top, or coat you buy. And forget about trying to pick the right size of trousers. Err on the low side and the pants just don’t fit. But err on the high side and you accidentally make a statement about her weight.

It’s OK. You’ve come to the right place. Try these no-fail but very stylish Mother’s Day gift ideas, all priced $40 or less.

9 Gifts for Your Very Stylish Mom

Ethically Sourced Necklace

green and brown exotic necklace

How about a statement piece that’ll be a unique addition to mom’s jewelry collection? This handcrafted necklace from Love Justly ($16.49)  brings both color and interest to any outfit. It’s also a nice outfit-maker —meaning it instantly styles up a jeans-and-t-shirt combination.

Love Justly carries only fair trade and ethically sourced garments and accessories, all at discount prices.

Aromatherapy Bracelet

Woman wearing aromatherapy bracelet

This aromatherapy bracelet ($20) lets mom take her favorite essential oils with her wherever life takes her. The bracelet has a beautifully designed stainless steel locket that holds colored essential oil pads. Mom just unscrews the front plate of the locket and adds a few drops of her oil to the pad. The bracelet also comes with three double-wrap wristband options: rose gold, white or black.

Mantra Mesh Bracelet

Mantra Mesh bracelet that relieves anxiety

Here’s another jewelry piece that does more than look cute. The Mantra Mesh bracelet ($23) vibrates gently against your pulse to promote feelings of confidence and calmness. Wearing it for just a few minutes can give mom a quick boost of relaxation, or help her focus in on meditations and other centering practices.

Handcrafted Cuff

Silver cuff bracelet

The Paragon Straps Cuff bracelet ($39) makes our list of top gifts for mom because it looks far more expensive than it is. As lustrous as sterling silver — but far easier to care for — the bracelet is brass plated with imitation rhodium. The light hammering on the metal gives it a brilliant shine that adds sparkle to any ensemble.

Monogrammed Necklace

Necklace pendant with initial monogram

A hand-stamped initial necklace makes for a lovely piece mom can wear daily. Made by How Fine Designs, this monogrammed necklace ($35) features a 13mm silver disc on an 18-inch oval-link, silver chain. Pretty enough to complement a dress and simple enough to combine with shorts and a t-shirt, this is a nice versatile piece for mom’s collection.

Organic Cotton Camisole Set

Camisole and panty set

An organic cotton cami and panty set ($35) makes for luxurious and sustainable sleepwear or loungewear. This set by iKotton is available with a hipster, bikini or boyshort panty. I like the boyshort as a gift, as it feels more like loungewear versus underwear.

iKotton specializes in organic cotton undergarments that are designed for the woman’s body, with no restrictive or uncomfortable cuts.

Budget-Friendly Designer Shoes

Open toe booties

Your fashionista mom will absolutely appreciate a pair of designer shoes, and you can get them for a great price at SmartFinds.Shoes. SmartFinds.Shoes carries a selection of shoes discounted 50-85% off the original retail price.

These aren’t the same old sale shoes you’ll find elsewhere either. The team at SmartFinds.Shoes sources brand-new display shoes from department stores — and after verifying the quality, offers them up to you at a bargain. The inventory is updated often, with new styles added every week.

Stackable Rings

Rings are nice, but stackable rings? Fabulous. Like charms, gifting the stackable ring sets you up for giving mom another stackable ring next year.

The Live Laugh Love ring by Chamilia ($35) is a .925 sterling silver band with live laugh love inscribed in black enamel. If you don’t have mom’s ring size, sneak into her jewelry box with a pencil and paper to trace a ring. Easy peezy!

QALO Silicone Band

Silicon ring with inlay design

I’ve recommended QALO silicone bands (from $19) before — mostly because I own two myself. I initially bought one as a substitute wedding band for the days when I’m mountain biking or swimming. But these rings are as stylish as any piece of jewelry I own, so the ring shown is in my daily rotation. Mom will appreciate the style and strength of this band, and you’ll appreciate the price tag.

That brings me to the end of my wish list — err, my top picks for Mother’s Day gifts for the fashionista. If you still need more mom’s day ideas, take a look at these posts:

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