In my family, Mother’s Day has always been a gift-giving occasion to mark the approach of summer. Hailing from the South Shore of Long Island, blocks from the water, we mothers, daughters, sisters, aunts and grandmothers all give each other Mother’s Day presents that celebrate “back to the beach.”
What’s on my wish list? I’m craving a pair of glittery flip-flops, a big straw tote bag, and of course a new piece of summer jewelry (or several). Here are five beach-inspired Mother’s Day jewelry gifts to help any fashionable mom get a jump on the summer season.
Lilly Pulitzer Bangle Bracelets
Were you shut out of the one-day “Lilly Pulitzer X Target” pop-up shop? Who wasn’t! Head to LillyPulitzer.com or vintage jewelry websites for a touch of the perennially popular Palm Beach jewelry look. Shown: Vintage Lilly Bangles, $50, at Poshmark.com
Tory, Tory, Tory Necklace
New York-based fashion and accessories designer Tory Burch exemplifies the casual chic that works from the city to the Hamptons – and beyond. Her Marisol Cluster Pendant Necklace has that collected-over-time aesthetic. $125, at ToryBurch.com
India Hicks London – Harbour Island Collection
Former It-Brit model and author India Hicks, who lives in the Bahamas, has just debuted a line of fashion and home décor accessories — and jewelry — inspired by her laidback lifestyle. Choose one of her Love Tokens engraved with cheeky catch phrases; “Mamacita” is perfect for Mother’s Day! $45 in gold-tone; $39 in silver-tone, at IndiaHicks.com
Dana Tyler Inspired Travel Jewelry
This Florida-based company offers fabulous fashion jewelry with “the look of real.” Pieces are designed to be worn while traveling as well as to compliment your day-to-day style. DT’s Palm Tree Collection features high-end Cubic Zirconia necklaces, earrings and bracelets in tropical designs. Shown: Hinged Palm Tree Bracelet, $299, at DanaTyler.com
Eugenia Kim’s Starfish Enterprise
Kim makes a terrific line of hair accessories, which, as every mother knows, are must-haves for taming summer locks. Her “Stelle” starfish headband adds just enough sparkle to take a busy mom’s beach-chic outfits from day to night. $190 at Net-A-Porter.com.
Have a Happy Mother’s Day!