Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, brought customized jewelry back into the spotlight after sporting a new bauble exiting her baby shower — a charming, 18-karat gold necklace that reads "mummy."
With Mother's Day coming up, we're all racking our brains trying to figure out what to get the best mom ever. This year, it's looking like personalized necklaces might be a great idea!
So Jill Martin stopped by to talk about her favorite customizable picks.
- 1. Personalized All Heart Necklace, $75-$115, UncommonGoods
This heart-accented necklace combines silver and gold with delicate engraving to make a showstopping gift. For those who don't love necklaces, there's also a bracelet and ring set available. Make sure to order by April 26 for delivery before Mother's Day.
For something a little more delicate, check out this $9 heart initial necklace at Etsy. It looks great layered if Mom has more than one kid.
- 2. Best Friends Set of 2 Expandable Necklaces, $64, Alex and Ani
Alex and Ani updated these old favorites with fun block lettering and delicate details. Available in either a silver or gold finish, the necklaces are expandable, too — which means she can wear them as long or as short as she likes. If your mom is your best friend, order by May 3 to make sure it gets to you in time.
Looking for more styles? Etsy has a ton of options for as low as $15 apiece.
- 3. Mom Love Code Charm Necklace, $68, Lulu DK
Sparkly and eye-catching, this pendant will add a touch of fun to any outfit — and the small pendant means it works in any situation. To ensure on-time delivery with standard shipping, order by May 6. (If you're a last-minute shopper, the last day for expedited shipping is May 9!)
- 4. Custom Message Classic Script Necklace, $65+, Ryan Porter
Add a name, initial or short phrase to this charming Ryan Porter necklace, available in 18-karat gold plate, sterling silver or a rose gold finish. Just make sure to place your order by May 2 to ensure it'll be delivered in time for Mother's Day.
- 5. Custom Snaps Jewelry, $20+, Magnolia and Vine
These custom bracelets take personalization to a whole new level. Just pick and purchase an option, and use the emailed code on the brand's site to upload your image of choice. Available in several colors and with endless options, these are a great gift for anyone in your life. The last day to order for Mother's Day is April 26.
- 6. Mom Bracelet, $55, Un/Named
This fun bracelet adds a cute pop of color. With two size options and eight color choices available, you can ensure that this bracelet is perfect for your mom. The last day to order for Mother's Day is May 1.
In addition to the great picks Martin shared, we've also scoured the internet for additional personalized options we hope you'll love.
- 1. Mommy Necklace, $18, Etsy
This delicate necklace is almost identical to the one the Duchess of Sussex was spotted wearing, but it costs a fraction of the price.
- 2. Custom Engraved Necklace, $23, Amazon
This nameplate necklace is cute and affordable. It's available in a gold, silver or rose gold finish. With 98 customer reviews, the necklace has a 4.5-star rating.
- 3. Lock Initial Pendant Necklace, $36, BaubleBar
This gold pendant necklace features a sparkling letter. It's also delicate enough to be worn every day without feeling too blingy.
- 4. Custom Necklace With Birthstones and Name Charms, $45, Amazon
This creative design allows you to add multiple names and stones for each child. It's elegant and a great option for moms with anywhere from one to 10 kids.
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