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Don’t Let the Mother’s Day’s Commerce Turn You Off

Mother’s Day is a big economic event. Yes. However, it is important for every mom as well. Of course, nobody likes the commerce around it, but Mom would be so disappointed if you would not come up with something special for her. Engraved jewelry for Mother’s day is just one of many gift ideas. See also these evergrenn gifts that are welcome since 100 years.


Do What You Did as Kid

Remember, when you were in elementary school, teachers always came up with a DIY project to create a gift for Mother’s Day. Of course, most likely you can’t get away with this anymore, but you can create a Mother’s Day outfit that won’t upset her. In plain English, I always tried to avoid to break her fashion rules without violating my own style.

When you visit your mom on Mother's Day avoid wearing something that upsets her. #MothersDay Click To Tweet

#fashionover50 mature woman in a Mother's Day outfit for a brunch

fashionover50 Mother's Day outfit
Newport News leather jacket with Talbot floral print silk skirt, Paloma Picasso sunglasses, Kieselstein Cord belt and buckle, and Gloria VanderBilt pumps (all own)

Remember the Fun You Had with DIY for Mother’s Day?

As a kid, you made her breakfast on Mother’s Day. Thus, why not inviting her for brunch? Make sure you make a reservation before you invite her. You might otherwise end up with having invited her for brunch, but don’t get a spot.

Mother’s Day Tradition of My Childhood

When I was a kid, my siblings and I celebrated Mother’s Day by making breakfast for my mom. We gave her also a little gift. Typically, my brother bought her red lipstick. My sister and I rotated in giving her pralines and her favorite liquor. Liquor? Yes! Of course, in Germany it was forbidden to sell alcohol to kids. However, in the week of Mother’s Day, the owner of the local store sold liquor, wine, and brandy to the kids.

Mother’s Day as a Young Woman

In later years, as a young adult, I just called my mom when I could not come on Mother’s day and brought her the gift the next time I came visiting. After I immigrated to the States, I sent her a gift by mail and called her on Mother’s Day. When she was lucky or I, she had the package in the week of Mother’s Day. It worked out most the time. One time, she never got the gift. Customs had decided (for reasons unknown to me) that they send it back.

Mother’s Day Tradition as a Faculty

The University of Alaska Fairbanks has their commencement on Mother’s Day. In our department several students are graduating. Last week I overheard one of them saying that his graduation is the best Mother’s Day gift ever for his mother. What was your best Mother’s day gift ever? Happy Mother’s Day to all the Moms out there.

mature woman in unusual print on a shift dress
Victoria Victoria Beckham silk print dress with cardigan, and Gloria Vanderbilt pumps (all own)
Victoria Beckham dress dress with rust cardigan and red pumps High Latitude Style
Victoria Victoria Beckham dress with GNW cardigan knotted around the waist, Gloria Vanderbilt pumps, and Paloma Picasso sunglasses (all own)

Happy Mother’s Day.

You may like to read my six tips to dress for success on Mother’s Day.

Last Minute Gift Suggestions

Do you have already a gift for her? If not, there are some last minute gift suggestions beyond buying super-expensive flowers. Have you realized how the prices for flowers go up each year around Mother’s Day? 🙁

  • Jewelry and accessories are always welcome. No women ever said she has enough jewelry. #Mothersday Click To Tweet
  • Did you know that you can also buy a gift card for a wooden watch. Then she can do the pick.
  • You may even want to give yourself a wooden watch as a Mother’s Day gift when you are a mom. 😉 One day in a blue moon, I will get a second wooden watch for sure. The wooden band is so nice on the skin when it gets hot in summer.
  • A new bag in a color that goes beyond the neutrals makes also a very nice gift.
Zoom-in on the AYOKA pearl necklace c/o The Pearl Source, Inc. to show the great luster, quality, color, and cleanliness
AYOKA pearl necklace c/o The Pearl Source, Inc.


Ageless Style linkup

When you read yesterday’s post you know already about our new monthly Ageless Style Linkup party. It will go live every first Tuesday of a month starting today with a Mother’s Day theme. Linkup what you plan to wear on Mother’s Day, OOTD you have worn on Mother’s Day or that are great looks for meeting and celebrating Mom.

Ageless Style Link-Up

#AgelessStyle #Linkup every first Tuesday of a month
Alice @ Happiness at Mid-Life
style blogger in ageless outfit for Mother's Day
Carrie @ A Stylish Fit
#AgelessStyle #Linkup every first Tuesday of a month
Debbie @ Fashion Fairy Dust
#AgelessStyle #Linkup every first Tuesday of a month
Jennie @ A Pocketful of Polka Dots
fashion over 40 Jen
Nicole @ High Latitude Style
#AgelessStyle #Linkup every first Tuesday of a month
Yvonne @ Funky Forty


This linkup-party takes place once a month on the first Tuesday. This means June’s Ageless Style linkup will go live June 7th.

Have you already picked out the gift for your mom, made the reservations for Mother’s Day Brunch or dinner? Will you visit your mom or will you be the host as your kids come for your Mother’s Day? Do you have a Mother’s Day tradition in your family? What is it? I am curious.

Speaking of Mother’s Day, you may like to check out my Gift Guide page or get some outfit inspirations what to wear on Mother’s Day.

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