Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Mother's Day is almost here

Davidson artist Bonnie Boardman's initial necklaces are $59 for gold, $50 for silver. They are available at Monkee's of Lake Norman, 624 Jetton St., Davidson, 704-896-7779 and Poppies, 16926 Birkdale Commons Parkway, Huntersville, 704-896-3433.

Don't wait until the last second to honor your mum with a gift -- she may say she doesn't need or want anything, but she does.

Every day, but especially on May 10, she wants to know you are thinking of her. One way to do that is with a piece of personalized jewelry.

Some pieces, like birthstone necklaces and add-a-bead bracelets allow for more subtle forms of personalization. Engraved or stamped accessories announce her familial pride to the world.

Be mindful of one caveat with personalized accessories: Since pieces are customized, plan on having a minimum four-five day wait for items to be completed.

One of my favorite places to find funky, unique gifts is Etsy. That's where I found the SpoonerZ line, which remakes silverware into crazy cool bracelets, pendants and other accessories.

Check out more examples of personalized jewelry in Thursday's Style section.

Non-jewelry options abound, too. Of course, there's gift cards, but how about a copy of Sara Ellington and Stephanie Triplett's "Must Have Mom Manual" or a fab journal from local company Carolina Pad?


  1. Rachel,

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  2. Ooh, I have several of Bonnie's necklaces! Love them! Great gift idea!