Get the last word edgewise by inscribing a name, phrase, or family in-joke on one of Erica Weiner’s deadstock brass necklaces from the ’70s. Gift of the gab? Weiner will stamp both sides for an extra $15.
RULE OF THUMB
Separation anxiety? Give the family matriarch a piece of yourself she can carry with her. Jane Wear turns a mold of your thumbprint into a one-of-a-kind recycled-silver charm, ready for slipping onto Mom’s favorite necklace.
SAY MY NAME
Mama always said you were a character. Strung on a 14-karat gold chain, Foamy Wader’s vintage brass-plate pendant offers room for up to 15 of your choosing.
She’s a classy broad, so give her a pair of finely wrought bracelets that speak volumes with their dueling diamond and hammered textures. Andrea Bonelli hones each piece from recycled sterling silver. Contact her for a quote if you want to get extra-fancy with diamonds.
If you insist on going the plant route, swap the tired bouquet for one of Colleen Jordan’s 3D-printed miniature planters. Suspended on a leather or waxed-cotton cord, each vessel is the perfect size for a tiny clipping, with room to grow.
Diamonds? Meh. A rough-cut amethyst solitaire packs a far bigger wow. Urban Aviary’s Samantha Bird wrangles her jewelry to order in her third-floor studio in Delaware. Plus, 10 percent of your purchase goes to charity.
NOSE IT ALL
Make it easy for madre to look—and smell—pretty at a moment’s notice. Roxana Illuminated Perfume’s Edwardian-style locket isn’t just made in the United States from lead- and nickel-free brass, it also houses a pat of solid perfume derived from organic botanical essences and homegrown beeswax.