Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and we have hand-selected some special treats to make mom’s day! Whether she is a sentimental soul or a trendsetter on-the-go, we have searched the world to find the perfect gift for every kind of mom. Check out all of our selections below in our Mother’s Day gift guide.
A few helpful hints before we start- plan to shop before the crowds arrive. The early bird really does get the worm- many of our promotions are the first week in May and the best selection is available when you get there first. If you are shopping for Pandora or Alex and Ani, take a peek or snap a pic of mom’s collection before you set out. That way you won’t have to fret over whether you have already given her that mom charm! And forget about buying wrapping paper and ribbon- gift wrapping is always complimentary at Versant! Got all that? Okay then- ready, set … shop!
If mom’s sense of style trends towards bright silvers, simple lines, and a touch of sparkle, she appreciates classic beauty. Giving a gift that will stand the test of time means going back to the classics. Clean styles in neutral colors are always a good idea. Mom will get the most wear out of a versatile piece she will be able to fancy up with a little black dress or dress down with a tee and jeans.
One of our favorite jewelry lines that creates classic styles with an updated aesthetic is Ti Sento Milano. Crafted from sterling silver, these pieces are rhodium plated to inhibit tarnishing and keep a bright, beautiful finish. Studded with sparkling, handset stones, they are great for transitioning from day into night.
Some of our favorite Ti Sento necklaces feature a round pendant with a pavé CZ or colored stone interior. We love the beautiful, soft colors of the stones. Ti Sento uses manmade crystals for their colored stones, ensuring that the color of each piece is consistent. This is a great feature for buying companion rings or earrings on future occasions!
If mom prefers bracelets and rings to necklaces, Ti Sento has some gorgeous hinged bangles. Made from heavy sterling silver, they really make a statement! We love the new spring design with entwined silver, pavé CZ, and mother of pearl strands.
Another great choice for the mom with the classic sense of style is Gabriel & Co’s fashion jewelry. Gabriel is primarily known for their high-end engagement rings, wedding bands, and fine jewelry. Their fashion line is constructed from sterling silver with precious and semi-precious stones. Using sterling allows for the same quality of design and construction at a lower price.
We love their quatrefoil necklace and earrings for mom. An iconic style with a slightly vintage feel, these pieces are feminine without being too delicate.
For the mom who likes the classics but wants something unique, Gabriel’s mother of pearl pieces are a great choice. These rings, earrings, and pendants use mother pearl with a piece of faceted quartz on top to give the piece more dimension. Although at first glance they look like a neutral grey, the iridescence of the dark mother of pearl picks up pretty pinks, greens, and other colors in the light.
Are you looking to really treat mom this Mother’s Day? (She deserves it!) Nothing is as classic or eternal as fine jewelry. While good fashion jewelry makes a beautiful statement, sterling silver does not have the strength for long-lasting wear the way that gold does. To give mom a classic piece that she will be able to wear for years and pass on to her children, gold is the way to go.
For a gift that mom can wear every day, stud earrings are an excellent choice. They have just the right amount of sparkle to be able to worn with any outfit. Studs are a great gift for new moms because they are a piece of jewelry that small hands can’t easily grab!
A dainty necklace is also a wonderful gift idea. These pieces add a touch of delicate sparkle and will never go out of style. We love the anchor necklace below. A symbol of stability and hope, the anchor holds fast and steady in both calm and stormy weather.
Let’s Get Personal
We love a gift that you can personalize to customize it to mom’s taste and represent your family and special memories that you share. Luckily, there are a lot of different types of jewelry that let you combine pieces to make mom a unique and thoughtful gift.
When talking about celebrating and creating unforgettable moments, Pandora is a great choice for someone looking for a wide range of styles. Not only do they have a vast selection of charms for their bracelets, but their jewelry is diverse, well-made, and affordable.
We love the new floating locket designs that have been introduced this season. The lockets themselves are a clean, classic design and use sapphire crystal found in high-end watches to provide a scratch-resistant surface. Sets of three petite charms can be used to personalize the lockets. We love the infinite love and the birthstone trios! The new heart lockets can be used with an insert plate in the back to add another dimension to the design.
For those looking to start a Pandora bracelet or add a new bracelet to their existing collection, the Tree of Hearts gift set is a great way to do so. This set includes a Limited Edition heart-clasp bangle with the inscription “You are so loved” and the new Tree of Hearts charm. The gift set is presented in a special light pink Pandora box. Personalize the set by adding spacers in the colors of family members’ birthstones or charms with their initials!
Pandora’s new stackable birthstone rings are another great option for giving mom a personalized gift. Make a stack with the birthstone of each family member to create a modern version of a mother’s ring.
Another great option for curating a personalized set for mom is Waxing Poetic jewelry. This line of charms, necklaces, and bracelets is inspired by vintage wax seals. Create a mother’s day collection using talismans representing family, meaningful words and phrases, and insignia with initials.
An added bonus to shopping the Waxing Poetic collection is the free charm promotion that will be going on from May 1-May 14. During this time, when you spend $100 in Waxing Poetic jewelry, you will get a Mom Birdsong charm for free. We love this charm paired with the Bundled with Love nest. Add symbols representing each family member to really personalize mom’s charms!
For the mom with a more casual style, Alex and Ani is a fun way to create a stack of bracelets to represent her family and what makes her stand out. This Mother’s Day, Alex and Ani has released several limited edition sets. These bangle and beaded styles only available for a limited time as part of each set. The I Love You Mom set of five and Mom set of three are great starter sets for a mom just beginning her Alex and Ani collection.
We particularly love the Infinite Connection set. With one bangle for mom and one bangle for daughter, it reminds us of the classic “give one, keep one” friendship sets. Add a beaded bangle in a birthstone color to personalize mom’s portion of the set!
Another way to create a personalized bracelet collection is with the updated birthstone bangles. These bangles are now available in the matte gold and silver finish and adorned with a teardrop shaped Swarovski crystal. Mix birthstones bangles, colored beaded bracelets, and initials for mom and her crew to create a varied stack.
Is mom the superhero of your family? Add one of the new Wonder Woman bangles or cuffs to her Mother’s Day stack! These new additions to the Alex and Ani world feature the iconic Wonder Woman logo and symbolize strength and the fight for love and justice.
The Trendsetter Mom
Is mom a style trendsetter who loves to be on the cutting edge of what is new and fashionable? Look for pieces that use different metals in innovative ways and go out of their way to make a statement. Bolder earrings in versatile designs, necklaces that are longer or shorter (think chokers!), and stacks of fun bangles are a great way to gift the trendsetter mom.
We love Julie Vos jewelry for a striking design in warm gold with pops of bold color. Her long layering necklaces and stackable bracelets have been very popular on the fashion blogs, and for good reason. With styles inspired by nature, architecture, and byzantine motifs, these pieces bridge the gap between classic and trendy. Julie Vos’ jewelry is constructed from 24K gold over brass, giving it a wonderful warm tone.
For the beach-loving mom that loves the summer sun, choose pieces where watery blues or bright turquoise are set against gold.
Many of Julie Vos’ long necklaces, like the bee below, include a special jump ring so that they can be doubled and worn at a shorter length.
Another great brand for the trendsetter mom is Freida Rothman. Based in New York, they combine a metropolitan style with a fun use of mixed metals and stone settings. For a brighter style, their yellow gold plated pieces set with amazonite are gorgeous. For a versatile piece, we love their pavé studs with amazonite ear jackets. Wear them as plaint studs without the jackets, or dress it up with a dangling pop of color!
For an edgier style, check out Freida Rothman’s mixed metal pieces. Using yellow gold plating and oxidized sterling silver gives a great contrast to these fashionable pieces. Pair them with some labradorite jewelry to complement the color combination.
Our store exclusive line, WinterLemon, also has some beautiful one-of-a-kind pieces that are well-suited for the fashionable mom. Handmade locally, they use a mix of cutting edge shapes and metals with semi-precious gemstones. As with Freida Rothman’s jewelry, the mix of yellow gold and oxidized silver takes a classic design and gives it a more contemporary edge.
For those that would like a statement piece without a heavy look, we love WinterLemon’s necklaces crafted from a delicate chain, freshwater pearls, and faceted gemstones.
Another way to make a statement without being too bulky is to use an unconventional necklace length or a adding bright colored stones set without a large amount of metal. We love this necklace with a slice of bright green chalcedony wrapped in a fine outline of gold vermeil.
Sweet and Sentimental
Is mom known for being softhearted and turns to mush over a gift with a story behind it? For the sentimental mom, we love pieces that have a romantic or nostalgic undertone.
Both beautiful and meaningful, Thortiuda pendants are a terrific gift for the sentimental mom. Thortiuda, meaning “angel” in Thai, are also known as angel whisperers. Each pendant cage encloses a colored chime. The delicate chime is meant to call our guardian angels to our side, so that they can protect us from all dangers.
Thortiuda is also the perfect gift for a mom-to-be celebrating her first mother’s day. The idea of the angel whisperer chime has been present across many cultures. It was worn during pregnancy to protect expectant mothers and their babies. After birth, it could be kept by the mother, or be given to the newborn baby to protect it in its sleep, to soothe it with the reassuring and familiar gentle chime, and to protect it by calling the invisible presence of its guardian angel.
Each chime insert color has an individual meaning and sound. On the fashion side, the interchangeable orbs allow the wearer to change the look of the necklace for different seasons and outfits.
Another wonderful way to surprise mom with a sentimental gift this Mother’s Day is through the Pandora Essence collection. Similar to the traditional Pandora charm bracelet, these pieces are personalized by choosing your bracelet and charms separately. However, unlike the Moments bracelet, the Essence charms celebrate different values and attributes of the people we love. Each charm is designed to reflect a chosen trait, such as loyalty or dedication, and this trait is engraved onto the side of the charm.
Pandora Essence is wonderful for moms just starting a charm bracelet because the charms themselves have silicon in the interior of the charm that allows the charm to stay in place on the bracelet. This lets mom style the bracelet by grouping charms together or separating them. Because the charms stay in place, the bracelet never looks empty or unfinished.
For moms with a distinct romantic side, we love jewelry accented with rose gold. The warm pink tones of rose gold make it a stand-out metal for the dreamy mom. Used widely in the Victorian era, it also has a touch of vintage fun that appeals to the nostalgic mom.
Pandora has recently expanded their collection to Pandora Rose. These pieces are made from a proprietary blend of copper and silver at the core with a layer of 14K rose gold plating on top. We love the pieces with some sparkle- the stones stand out so brightly against the rose! They have designed some of our favorite rings in Pandora Rose as well. Add a rose accent to a sterling stack, or create an all rose collection!
To gift mom a full set in Pandora Rose, we love the Timeless Elegance design. This classic style is given a twist with the warm rose gold hue and is available as stud earrings, ring, and pendant.
Many of our WinterLemon pieces are also available with rose gold plated accents. We love the mix of rose gold with the soft grey of labradorite- the iridescence in the labradorite gemstone picks up the warm pinks of the rose. We love the sweet bee necklace below as a dainty piece to honor the queen bee of the family!
For a more classic look in rose gold, Elle Jewelry’s rose gold plated sterling pieces feature iconic shapes updated in the rose gold metal. The fleur earrings and necklace are a beautiful romantic style. For a more modern feel, we love the sparkling bar necklace that mixes rose gold with shiny silver.
Another way to treat the sentimental mom this Mother’s Day is to feather her nest with some accents that reflect the love of her family. Upstairs in Haven, our locally-made burlap canvases feature a family tree and nostalgic phrases shared between mother and child.
We also love our Love You to the Moon and Back and This is my Happy Place pillows as a way to brighten up mom’s home with expressions of love.
Accessorize that Gift Card!
Everyone loves gift cards- they are versatile and let mom pick something you know she will like. But as fun as using a gift card is, opening a gift card on Mother’s Day is not very exciting. Luckily, there are some great creative ways to jazz up that gift with some small accessories that give a hint of the gift card being received!
Is mom a coffee lover? These new mugs from Chase and Wonder are a great way to accessorize a gift certificate to Starbucks, Dunkin’ Donuts, or your local coffee shop. When the gift card is spent, she will still think of you every time she has a cup.
For the mom that loves to travel, these travel bags and accessories made from upcycled military tarps are a great way to surprise mom with a fun trip. The adorable makeup are also a great way to present a gift card to Sephora or Ulta!
If mom loves the spa or getting a massage, add to her relaxation with these luxurious bath and body products from Blithe and Bonny. Hand-crafted in the USA, they smell amazing and they are beautifully presented. In store we have the Cedar & Sage, Grapefruit, and Herbes de Provence Scents available.
Does mom like to relax at the end of the day with a nice bottle of wine or craft beer? Get her a beer or wine caddy and fill it with her favorite bottle!
Do you want to give mom the gift of Pandora but are letting her choose her own charms? Bundle your Versant gift card with a Pandora Care Kit. The Care Kit is only $15 and contains 2 polishing cloths, 2 pouches, a soft brush for cleaning, and a sterling clip opener/keychain.
Another fun and affordable way to present any gift card is in a canvas pouch. Pouches are great for carrying essentials or using as a cute clutch. Hide your gift card inside to give mom a special surprise!
Whatever type of mom you are celebrating this Mother’s Day, we hope you found some ideas to help celebrate the wonderful woman she is. Stop by the store to see some of our suggestions in person (and so much more!). Our friendly staff would love to show you some of our personal favorites and work with you to find the perfect gift to make mom smile.
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