She’s your mother, your sister, your friend, and she deserves something special. Maybe it’s time to treat yourself to something too! Here are some affordable, unique and special items for your favorite woman for Mothers Day Gift ideas, or beyond!
All That Sparkles…
Jewelry is a personal and sentimental gift. You don’t have to spend a fortune to look like a million. Case in point are the affordable pieces from the JewelryELLE Jewelry collections. The pieces are crafted in sterling silver plated with rhodium or gold so they will never tarnish. Semi-precious jewels and stones along with high-quality crystals and cubic zirconia are used in the creation of each piece.
A signature I love is that each piece from the ELLE Jewelry collections features a small ruby set in a square setting somewhere on the piece. On the pendant, it’s at the end of the extender chain and makes a cute touch.
These pieces look much more substantial and expensive than they really are. The cost is the pieces range from just $50 to $250.
For mother’s day (or for your wedding party) or as a quality travel jewelry piece, I chose this dazzling pendant from ELLE Jewelry’s Promise 2.0 collection (style number N0891) because it’s like a little black dress, something you can always count on to look beautiful no matter what the occasion. The pendant is not small, it’s about the size of an aspirin.
The rhodium plated sterling silver with a round cut cubic zirconia sparkles like a flawless diamond. The glittering sterling silver plated with rhodium 15-inch chain has a 2″ extender, and is cut to offer maximum sparkle on the neck. Amazingly, the SPR. is just $70.00.
For this lovely solitaire pendant, and plenty of other jewelry treasures, visit the Elle Jewelry Web Site
If you’re a woman who likes to “tipple” on the go, you want something beautiful and elegant to drink from. Leave the big, bulky and boring flasks to the guys make her a member of the SWIG society,
There are a variety of SWIG hip flasks and pouches, but the basic one is this SWIG® CAPPED HIP FLASK ($78.21) 170ml (6oz) .
This hip flask also has an attached cap. The body is seamless and made from one piece of stainless steel so it won’t leak.
What’s more, you can personalize the flask with initials or a special date, or even a quote. You might just be able to make it out in the photo above.
“I drink to make other people more interesting.” is my engraved quote, a nod to the witty Earnest Hemmingway and the perfect quote for anyone who can’t quite get excited about socializing at that family event, wedding, etc. Another thing to note is that even when the SWIG is filled, it’s lightweight. It won’t fit in a tiny evening bag, but you can stash it in a slightly larger bag or clutch.
Each swig hip flask is unique but made even more so if you add a colorful carry pouch ((there are lots of styles). In addition, the swig you receive enters you into the SWIG society and your registration number is right on the swig,
Whether it is a backyard BBQ, a wedding, vacation, camping, or another event, her swig will make her feel special. *note: If you have filled a flask with alcohol note that the “open container law” applies in many states, and you can’t carry the SWIG in any place where alcohol is not permitted or where “open containers” are forbidden. It’s fine at private events as long as your family and friends don’t object.
Order a beautiful SWIG designed just for her at https://www.swigflasks.com
Buy Her a Great Bra!
My mom was always elegantly dressed but she just didn’t see the need to splurge on something that the public wouldn’t see. Her bras always seemed to be falling apart but she never bought new ones (sorry for spilling a secret, mom)!
If your mom (or you) wear your bras until they’re nearly useless, buying her one of these two new “Breathe Freely” bras from Warners will add new life to her look! Yes, a bra is an intimate and personal gift for someone close to you.
Breathe Freely bras feature lightweight, moisture-releasing fabric. The tagless bras have perforated stretch microfiber with fine mesh lining on the sides and back to help promote airflow.
Center-pull straps are soft restricted stretch elastic and adjust at front with coated metal hardware. (no more wet spots when your body heat rises).
These bras aren’t simple and they are so comfortable you’ll forget you’re wearing one, and they’re nearly invisible under clothes. These will be your/her new “go-tos.” “
Choose either underwire or a really comfy wire-free style. The medium to full cut shape covers and supports but the way they’re styled allows you to wear them under just about anything, even slim tees, and low cut tops.
Another thing I like about these Breathe Freely bras are the way they are just lightly padded with enough to add support, but nothing that feels too over the top obvious, or bulky,
The 87% Polyamide, 13% Elastane fabric is smooth and full coverage so it also works well even when you’re wearing a clingy or sheer fabric.
- Breathe Freely Underwire Contour ($40) Size Range: 34-40B; 34-42C, D Colors: White, Toasted Almond, Rich Black, Butterscotch and Rosewater The straps are wide enough to stay put on your shoulders, but not so wide they’re obvious or uncomfortable. Major thumbs up to this!
- Breathe Freely Wire-Free Contour ($40) Size Range: 34-40B; 34-42C, D colors: White, Toasted Almond, Rich Black, Butterscotch and Rosewater Love the wire-free and super comfortable design that works under everything!
Healthy Home Scents:
She’s into “all natural” and nothing else will satisfy her but her home smells like the dog, the cat box, and whatever she cooked with garlic for dinner?
GuruNanda aromatherapy offers her a way to scent her world, replacing smells she doesn’t like (e.g. the cat box odor, stale pillow) with something beautiful and attitude adjusting fragrances.
These nicely packaged natural mist room sprays use 100% pure and natural essential oils featuring four unique fragrances:
Jasmine and Rosemary ; Lemongrass, Lime, and Basil ; Spearmint, Patchouli, and Cedarwood; Lavender, Orange, and Vanilla
I tried the Jasmine and Rosemary and the Lavender, Orange and Vanilla fragrances. They scent the air as if you were using a high-quality essential oil diffuser, not a cheap chemical smell from the dollar store!
Guru Nanda also doesn’t use chemical propellants. Instead, you get an energetic but soft and continuous spray mist (it even works upside down)
At just $7.99 per bottle, the four together makes a really nice gift for her, or for your host/hostess.
One more thing: GuruNanda utilizes planet-friendly packaging and produces an extremely small carbon footprint. Find peace, tranquility and a better home environment, with just one spritz Visit https://www.gurunanda.com/
Get Glitter For Water!
Glitter makes even the most mundane item, glamorous. Check out the Skinny Glitter Water Bottle from Asobu by Adnart.
The 7.8 oz. bottle is small enough to put into a tote or purse. the claim is that it’s 100% leakproof.
This pretty skinny mini is insulated with copper. This helps to reduce condensation while vacuum insulation maintains the temperature of your beverage.
You can keep liquids cold for up to 24 hours, and hot drinks for up to 12 hours.
However, since this is about half the size of the heavy and more traditional water bottles on the market you will probably make it through the water bottle’s contents more quickly.
As water bottles go, this one is very slim, but it still has a wide mouth opening and a large remove-able top lid for easy filling and drinking. There’s even a carry strap!
However, what makes this bottle even more special is the grey, silver and blue glitter on our sample, or get it in pink, silver or nude. The glitter that literally covers the entire bottle.
Revel in Red Lipstick:
A new book celebrating the history of red lipstick has photos and tidbits of information, celebrities who rocked the red lip and even advertisements for the iconic product. Red Lipstick: An Ode to a Beauty Icon by Rachel Felder (Harper Design April 9, 2019) is the perfect gift for Mother’s Day or any day.
The 160-page book is a hardcover at $26. The author writes about fashion, beauty and style trends. What makes a red lip so irresistible? How can you choose the most flattering hue and texture?
There’s so much packed into this red lipstick book to learn and to love.
The photos and graphics alone offer hours of “eye candy” pleasure, but if you take the time to read the content, you’ll really become more familiar with red lipstick lore than you ever imagined. It’s a great gift idea, but buy one for yourself (or borrow hers, back). I found it on Amazon.com and also download-able for Kindle for $13