Let’s face it: Mothers deserve the very best, and not just because they kept us well-fed, well-dressed, and generally well looked after for a major portion of our lives. Moms are pretty much the least expensive therapist that we can find, plus they’re on call 24/7. So, while we would give mothers the world if we could, sometimes budget constraints have to be observed. After all, moms are always telling us to be more responsible, right? This Mother’s Day, spoil mom with one of these glamorous gift options, all for under $100.
Whether you are looking to honor your own mother or a picky mother-in-law, even the most discerning recipient will welcome a feminine and elegant accessory.
To help mom sort her thoughts and to-do lists, present her with the Smythson Panama Luck Be a Lady Textured-Leather Notebook ($80).
Sleep is precious to everyone, but especially important to new moms and moms of young children. Perpetual Shade Eye Mask ($69) helps her achieve that much desired (and well-earned!) shut eye, while still maintaining her chicness.
A mother’s children are always on her mind, but with Mark + Graham Horseshoe Key Fob with Sliding Locket ($35), she can keep their faces close to her hands all day long.
Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but not necessarily our wallets. Luckily, costume jewelry is more luxe looking than ever so that mom can feel well-adorned at all times.
Not that she ever forgets her role, but the Kate Spade New York Mom Necklace ($78) is a nice reminder. It’s delicate enough that she can wear it every day, whether she is running errands or at the playground.
Just because she has kiddos doesn’t mean she can’t be hip! Snag mom Roman Luxe’s Bezeled Triangular Jet Crystal Drop Earrings ($63) for her next night out on the town.
Whether you choose the first letter of her name or her baby’s, these Jennifer Zeuner Gold Initial Earrings ($66) are sure to please. Alternately, get her hubby’s initials so she can wear her heart on her sleeve… err, ear.
Mother’s Day is a better time than any to remind mom to take care of herself, not just others. Indulgent cosmetics are the perfect way to encourage this. After all, she deserves it!
Well-made brushes are a beauty essential for any woman. Artis Brushes (from $36) apply makeup so smoothly that mom will feel as flawless as fellow mom Beyoncé.
Good skincare is important, and only more so as we age. Although our moms are timeless beauties (duh!), everyone can use the help that the Philosophy Miracle Worker Set ($45) provides. Plus, the name is totally appropriate for a do-it-all, virtuoso mom.
While a spa gift certificate is a thoughtful way to celebrate mom, those services can get rather pricey. But Kat Burki Raw Sugar Body Scrub ($48) is like a slice of spa life brought to mom (and more affordable for you!).
Of course, mothers will always appreciate beautiful flowers or a thoughtful card, but these options will add a nice element of surprise to her special day.
-Casey Sharbaugh is the blogger behind www.comfortablycasey.com