We’re firm believers around here that everyday should be Mother’s Day. And why not? It’s easy to see how the woman that gave us life and nurtured and supported us every day since we were born is also the most cherished in our hearts. But when the time of year rolls around where the occasional phone call or brunch just doesn’t suffice, it’s imperative we shower Mom with gifts. This Mother’s Day, we were honored to be a part of the Accessories Council Mother’s Day Press Event, famed for it’s ‘AC Gift Picks’, a group of meticulously handpicked gift ideas for any kind of mom — or woman for that matter — in your life, to whom you’d like to give back. Held in the sparkling jewelry brand Roman & Sunstone’s showroom, we were dazzled from the get go at the array of gift ideas we were sure our moms would love. A quick fluffy cupcake, compliments of Jill Haber Design handbags, and a fizzy glass of OGIO prosecco later and we were all nestled in for the presentation. A special treat this year was that the guest presenter was stylist to the stars and founder of Alison Lang Style, Alison Lang! Having styled the likes of Bono, Mandy Moore, Kelly Clarkson, Eminem and The Foo Fighters, we knew we were in good hands.
As expected the gifts spanned a wide array of tastes, lifestyles, and price points, each item inspiring someone in our minds who we knew would fall in love. Every type of stylish mom was accounted for: the techie mom, the edgy mom, the preppy mom, the eco-friendly mom, the traditional mom. Though we were (gleefully) overwhelmed by the selection, we managed to weed out a few to highlight to get your creative juices flowing on what type of small token you can present to the most special woman in your life. Love you, Mom!
For the Mom who inspires us all to love the earth a little more, Sprout is the ultimate eco-friendly watch brand. From corn resin, conflict-free diamonds, bamboo and cork, Sprout prides itself in only focusing on materials that are easy on the planet. No matter what products are used, the brand ensures that everything is in compliance with the CPSIA and are lead and phthalate free, and all Sprout watches are packaged in recycled content. This glossy white timepiece with brightly-colored numbers is a perfect summer watch for any mom the go! Browse their entire sleek selection at sproutwatches.com.
Just because you’re a mom doesn’t mean you have to lose your edge, no matter how old you are. MCM’s luxury leather goods has obtained the perfect balance of sophistication with a dash of punk rock with this slim leather studded bracelet in a shock of hot pink. Funky and fun yet still subtle and totally stackable, this little bit of wrist candy will have any mom’s daughter jealous of her jewelry box. See all of MCM’s luxury leather collection at mcmworldwide.com.
Let’s face it: as much as we hate to admit it, some of us have moms that are more plugged in than we are. A smart phone in one hand, a tablet in the other and an mp3 player tucked in their pocket, moms can use more gadgets in their everyday lives than the average dot commer. So why not lessen the load of her juggling act with a sweet little set of cases that will not only make her life easier, but make her smile each time she sees them. Echo Designs came up with this handy set of plastic mobile tech cases — one for a tablet or e-reader and the other for a smart phone or change purse — in bright, splashy psychedelic patterns that will have mom wistfully thinking back to her flower child days. You know, when life was so much easier and you didn’t have to tote around so much technology. Shop all of Echo Design’s staggering array of gifts, beachwear, scarves and accessories at echodesign.com.
As the summer months approach, it’s crucial now more than ever to keep mom’s skin covered and protected through all the upcoming outdoor activities. Banish the canvas bucket hat in favor of this stylish little update, a striped straw fedora from BCBGeneration. Equal parts fashion and function, this topper sits snugly on the head while keeping the shade in and making mom look achingly hip in the process. And don’t forget the SPF! Shop all of BCBGeneration’s colorful designs for the summer at bcbgeneration.com.
And SPEAKING of summer, who knows how to outfit it better than beachwear accessory designer and CFDA member, Eric Javtis! His ultra-chic accessory line is stylish, practical and caters to the hustle and bustle of every modern mom. This starfish embellished straw purse is collapsible for easy toting to and from the beach, while the metal chain trap allows the sturdy storage of your everyday essentials at the seashore. Present this to mom with a ticket to a tropical vacation and you can be sure it will be one gift she’ll never forget! See the entire Eric Javits collection at ericjvaits.com.
Other great fabulous Mother’s Day gift ideas can be found John Wind Maximal Art, Bishop Aprons, Armitron Watches, Jill Haber Design handbags, and Roman & Sunstone jewelry. Thank you again to all the participating brands and to Alison Lang and the Accessories Council for allowing us to celebrate mom in such a fun and fashionable way!
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