Oddly, I freak out when deciding on a gift for my mum. She’s generally very particular when it comes to gifts. They way I see it, is that she prefers things that can be used as opposed to it just lying around and collecting dust. After a number of years of getting it wrong, I’ve finally reached a point in my life where I can officially claim she loves what I get her. Yay! So if you’re me but just a few years ago, you may want to read further! I’ve listed out about 6 of my top options that really jazz my mum up. I’ve also linked a few reasonable options for you to pick from under each category.
MY TOP 6 PICKS
1) THE STATEMENT EARRING
Not all mums are into earrings but there will come a point where she will need a pair for an occasion. You’re going to want to be the reason she smiles and thinks to herself that you saved the day with those statement earrings. The ‘baggage’ that comes with wearing statement earrings are usually revolved around; hair off your face or placed behind your ears. And that’s alright! I find the older women get, they prefer to have a clean look where they hair is cut much shorter and is always styled off their face.
2) ROCK THOSE SHADES
Shades are a must in every household. Growing up, I was convinced I never needed them until I started getting severe headaches. I grew up in Dubai and for those who don’t know what Dubai’s weather is like, it’s sunny all the time! Which explains why I forced my mum to start wearing shades. Personally, I find sunglasses to be a great gift to give someone. You don’t have worry about the size, fit etc. So sunglasses should be way up on your list!
Next up we have handbags, specially totes! Mothers love totes and I cannot express myself enough when I tell you how much mother love them. Speaking from experience, mums love to carry everything with them. I think it’s because they want to be ready for any situation so they end up carrying everything around. I would recommend confirming the colour or pattern she is looking for. You don’t want to end up surprising her with a bag she already has!
4) WRIST GAME
Another timeless gift would be a watch. It’s one piece of item that you can never go wrong. The options I’ve picked are designs that are trending in the market today. Rose gold and silver watches are my favourite! They can be worn for any occasion and more importantly, to work.
5) WALK LIKE ROYALTY
Most mothers or at least mine prefer to walk in comfortable shoes as opposed to painful footwear. Being flat footed, comfort has always been my second criteria to check. Well, it has to look striking at first! I’ve listed out some embellished flats and low heels that would be a perfect fit for your mothers.
6) MUMS ON THE GO
These accessories are a must for every #Girlboss mother! You go to dress and look the part you know. From phone cases to travel accessories such as mini makeup pouches or stylish containers, these items are a steal!