Jewelry is always a good idea, whether it's Valentine's Day or not. Luckily, even if you're working with a budget, you'll still be able to find something unique. Where? For pieces that won't break the bank and are guaranteed a spot in the top tier of a mom's jewelry box, look no further.
1. Breast milk necklace
Celebrate mom's breastfeeding journey by converting her milk into a lifelong keepsake. Doula Irina Otmakhova of Conscious Birth Manila takes two ounces of milk and puts it through a 6- to 8-week dehydration process to produce a one-of-a-kind jewelry bead mom can wear as a necklace or bracelet. Irina accepts orders through Sacred Elements Jewelry.
Is mom raising a little artist? Bubba Doodles, started by Pinay mom Karen Ayala, turns children's drawings into necklaces, charm bracelets, and keychains. Cute, right? “We keep our kids' drawings already. It was only a matter of making those drawings more timeless and meaningful,” Karen told SmartParenting.com.ph. Each piece, expertly crafted, is a treasure that mom will never want to take off.
Prices start at Php2,000. Get in touch with Bubba Doodles via Facebook, Instagram or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. Customized hand stamped necklace
Mom will be able to keep her little ones close to her heart wherever she might be with a hand stamped custom necklace from Pulseras By Kim. There are several designs to choose from including the minimalist disc, heart-shaped, and ring-shaped. They have bracelets and rings too! These are 18k gold-filled, a quality but more budget-friendly alternative to solid gold.
The photo above is the Custom Disc Necklace (Php900). Shop online via Pulserasbykim.com.
Go old fashioned and gift a locket. Istorya Creations has several designs to choose from which open to hold two photos inside. They can also be customized with an engraved initial on the front. They're available in gold or silver with the option to add charms. Perfect for Valentine's Day!
The photo above is the Corazon Locket (Php500). See more designs and send inquiries via Facebook.
5. Tassel earrings
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For the mom on trend, go for tassel earrings from Heyjow in her favorite color. If she already has a pair of those, anything from the online jewelry store is a good choice. From dainty pieces to statement accessories, there's bound to be something she'll adore.
The photo above is the Cabana Earrings (Php2,499). Shop online via Heyjow.com.
6. Chic hair accessory
For the mom looking for more practical gifts, a pretty hair accessory she can use every day is just the thing. The ones from Nami, in collaboration with hairstylist Suyen Salazar, are elegant enough to pass off as jewelry for the hair. Mom will look utterly chic while breastfeeding at home with her hair tied back.
The photo above is the Gabriela (Php2, 990). Shop online via Nami.ph.