My mom always asks for Gloria Jean’s coffee beans and tickets to her favorite little movie theater for every holiday. Boring, but fool-proof. But here are some other mother’s day gift ideas that might make her day…
My mom lives in flats, the comfier the better. These are neutral and extra cute. ($78) // This gorgeous copper-spotted vase would be lovely gifted with tiny flowers. ($40) // These peachy gemstone studs are great for everyday. ($56) // A spring scarf in a fresh pallet is super pretty. ($70) // These little bowls could hold jewelry and other trinkets. ($28)
This by no means an end-all list, but since I’ve been spending a lot of time browsing Etsy lately, I figured I’d put together a litte list of some of my favorite cheap everyday jewelry shops. Can you tell I’m into geometric stuff?
AAANOUK for natural gem pendants. // ADAMRABBIT for ombre necklaces and raw stone earrings. // AMERRYMISHAP for clean, modern geo stuff. // BOUTIQUEMINIMALISTE for cute studs and statement bracelets. // BYSIUKWAN for sweet tiny shapes. // CUTIECOTTAGE for dipped color-block earrings. // CYCLICALIND for bold lines and a little neon. // ELEPHANTINE for understated feminine pieces. // GRAMERCYEIGHT for textured stones with a cool vibe. // JEWELOFAGIRL for simple, chic everyday. // LEPUN for fresh colors on geo pieces. // PARAGRAPHLOOP for painted wooden jewelry. // PETITOR for minimalist delicate pretties. // SHOPASTA for vintage and upcycled goodness. // VIRGINIAWYNNE for sleek simple metals. // VOZCOLLECTIVE for vibrant wooden charm.
This season has my wish list growing already. Lately, I’m hankering for…
An easy swing dress that can be worn a million ways. ($32) / This clutch is the best color ever, in my humble opinion. ($34) / I’m so drawn to rough-edged gems in little earring form. ($40) / Classic Bensimon sneakers would look great with shorts or dresses. ($55) / I need to update my heavy shades situation with a lighter addition. ($15) / On hot days, I could live in soft pretty shorts. ($63) / This leafy pillow cover would freshen up a room. ($40) / I’m hoping to have a lot of fresh flowers this Spring to fill a cool vase like this one. ($32) / This organic tinted lip balm looks lovely. ($10)
With my man’s birthday coming up in spring, I’ve been floating around some ideas of good gifts for guys. Here are a handful of things I’ve either done before or think he might like…
A classic flask ($20) / A special edition of a favorite book ($40) / Criterion Blu-rays of rad movies like Paris, Texas ($32) or Blow Out ($32) / A cookbook ($10) that’s rife with bacon as an ingredient / A super nice sleeve ($50) for his tablet / A notebook ($10) for his constant scrawling / A sleek hammer and workbench ($48) for the wood-working projects he dreams of / Hair and scalp tonic ($34) that doubles as beard oil / A barbershop buzz and shave ($30) / Cool kicks ($69) and even cooler socks ($15)
I’m terrible with jewelry. I’ve now lost of broken almost every piece I have, making me feel sort of perpetually bare whenever I try to look especially pulled together. But I love the simple, the delicate, the minimal, and lately, anything geometric. Here are some everyday pieces I’m eyeing now–all jewelry under 100 bucks on Etsy!
Those geo earrings remind me of this DIY. The porcelain ring would make a good replacement for this beautiful gift I smashed when I grabbed a doorknob too tightly. And the quartz bullet necklace reminds me of one my boyfriend’s stylish sister has. :)
(Right-left from top:) Gold bar necklace ($26) / Sunset rocks earrings in bronze ($60) / Black rocks faceted sterling silver posts ($50) / Sweetheart bracelet in silver ($40) / Crystal bar ring in bronze ($75) / Pyramid row sterling silver ring ($70) / Gold nuggets necklace ($28) / Gold leaf porcelain studs ($27) / Quartz in bullet necklace ($23) / Gold & white porcelain ring ($67) / Copper flag necklace ($30) / Deer antler necklace ($16)