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Get Ready For Mother’s Day 2013

Get Ready For Mother’s Day 2013

Mother’s Day always falls on the second Sunday in May, so this year we celebrate it on May 12th.  A quick look at the calendar should nudge sons and daughters to start planning Mom’s big day.  Instead of grabbing a last minute card and taking her to a fast food place, sons and daughters should consider putting a little more time and effort into the occasion.

Even those mothers who pretend they hate having a fuss made over them really enjoy the attention.  Mother’s Day 2013 is fast approaching, so now is the time to make reservations at her favorite restaurant.  Reservations for the great dining establishments will be filling up soon, so fast action is required. No mother wants to wait hours for a decent table.

Get Ready For Mother's Day 2013

Also, many people will be ordering flowers, so conscientious children need to place their orders now.  Gift offerings at department stores will soon be picked over, leaving only those clichéd gifts of perfume and lockets behind.  This Mother’s Day, a different kind of gift will make a wonderful surprise.  Maybe she’d love a weekend trip or a gift certificate to a spa.  Mothers spend a lot of time spoiling their children, so they’ll appreciate getting spoiled in return.

Mothers are also competitive, so they hate admitting that their gift is foot powder from drug store.  Frankly, it’s embarrassing to be the mom on the block who got the worst gift. Yes, Mother’s Day is about family togetherness, but a nice gift for Mom makes things better.

Turn around twice and Mother’s Day will be here.  Smart children will make their plans now, so they won’t come up short on May 12th.

Mother’s Day 2013 is on May 12th, and time to prepare for it is growing short.

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Gift Ideas For Mother’s Day

Gift Ideas For Mother’s Day

Mother is a special person, so naturally one will want to get her a special gift. Following are some simple gift ideas for any individual who wants to make Mother’s Day 2013 a meaningful, special day.

Gift Ideas For Mother's Day

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Gift Books

A Mother’s Day gift book can be an ideal gift that a mother can read and treasure year round. There are various books of this nature; take the time to check out the options and choose the one that your mother would be the most likely to appreciate.

Meal Out

One of the best things that a child can give his or her mother is time. Mothers appreciate spending time with their grown children and are sure to enjoy a meal out together at a favorite restaurant. The restaurant does not have to be fancy but it should be quiet enough to allow for meaningful conversation.

Gift Basket

Gift baskets make excellent gifts and there are numerous options to choose from. In fact, anyone can buy their own empty basket at a local store and make a truly personalized gift basket containing the items that his or her mother likes best.

Gift Certificate

While a gift certificate is a fairly simple gift, it can in many cases be the best one. Any individual who does not know what mother would appreciate receiving may want to buy a gift certificate to a restaurant, health club or store so that mother can choose the gift that she would like best.

Flowers

Flowers are a timeless gift that any mother is sure to appreciate receiving. Flowers can also complement another gift such as jewelry or a gift certificate.

These are just some of many Mother’s Day 2013 gift ideas that a person can choose from. While some mothers may appreciate one gift more than another, most mothers are just happy to be able to spend time with their children and bask in their appreciation and gratitude on this special, meaningful day.

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2012 Mother’s Day Gift: Platinum Jewelry

Platinum is one of the hottest jewelry trends in the US.  The reason why platinum is so popular is because of its rarity and quality as a rare and precious metal.  The cool, crisp silver sheen of platinum goes well with any gemstone, whether it be diamonds, emeralds, rubies, you name it!  But most of all, platinum is popular because it is sturdy, resistant and maintains its value.

Since the 1960s and 1970s, platinum has been on an incline in terms of platinum jewelry buyers and platinum jewelry sellers.  More and more jewelers are carrying platinum to accommodate the increasing number of customers who demand it.  There are countless designs and ways to wear platinum jewelry-from diamond rings to earrings to brooches.
In 2012, many platinum jewelry inspirations are a reflection of trends pulled from current TV shows and fashion trends depicting vintage wear.  Here are just a few 2012 popular platinum jewelry trends to wear:

1.  Traditional Vintage Platinum Ring:
Vintage platinum wedding bands are becoming the ring to sport.  Engagement and wedding bands frequently worn in the 60s and 70s are making their comeback.  They’ve gained exposure from TV shows such as Mad Men, celebrities such as Grace Kelly.  Modern day brides are looking for the perfect vintage ring.  Modern day celebrities such as Beyonce, Halle Berry and Natalie Portman have already caught onto the trend!

 

2. Colorful Platinum Rings and Earrings:
Platinum is the perfect rare metal to pair with any precious stone.  The trend this year is to have bright colors.  Instead of going for a clear diamond, consider going with a colored diamond or gem stones with deep, saturated colors.  2012’s trending colors include canary yellow, emerald green and topaz blue.

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3. Classy Tennis Bracelets:
Tennis bracelets were popular back in the 80s.  Many if not most of our younger generation have a clue what tennis bracelets are.  Tennis bracelets are basically diamond bracelets that are thin and elegant.  The diamonds and bracelet are displayed symmetrically.  They were named after a tennis star who frequently wore these bracelets, by name of Chris Evert.  Nowadays, they have resurfaced and worn not on the tennis courts, but all over.  Famous star such as Penelope Cruz and Rachel McAdams have been sporting these ultra chic platinum tennis bracelets!
Platinum is trending for all types of jewelry, so you can’t really go wrong no matter what type of platinum jewelry you decide to invest in.  Unlike white gold, platinum maintains its beautiful silver brilliance without the need of yearly re-plating and recoating.  It does however, come with a slightly higher pricetag–but well worth your money.

Emily Li, the author of this article, works for Eternity Wedding Bands.  One of their most beloved type of wedding band is the platinum princess cut wedding band.  Her favorite type of platinum jewelry trend for 2012 are tennis bracelets!

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Surprise Her This Mother’s Day With an Eternity Ring

Mother’s day is coming up and before you know it, you’ll be in a time crunch for the perfect gift.  If you are unsure of what to get her, consider the eternity ring!  The eternity ring has become somewhat of a sensation in the past couple of years.  They have been popular for anniversaries or gifts for special occasions.  Unlike other diamond rings or diamond jewelry, the eternity ring is a symbol of eternal love.  Giving someone an eternity ring shows them you are committed to them for an eternity.  Wearing an eternity ring serves as a reminder of the love and the promise of everlasting love.

Different Types/Kinds of Eternity Rings:

When it comes to picking out the style of an eternity ring, keep in mind the two main types.
The first type of ring is a “full eternity ring”.  These rings have diamonds or other precious gems surrounding the entire band.  Full eternity rings are absolutely stunning, but will cost you more than half eternity rings.  If you are looking to get a full eternity ring, it is best to get them at a jeweler who can customize it so it will fit.  Once the ring is made, it is hard to fit it because of all the diamonds.  Many people prefer the full eternity ring because they value the symbolism of having the diamonds wrap around the entire band.

The second type of ring is the half eternity ring.  These rings only have stones surrounding half the bands.  Half eternity rings are easy to customize and fit for women.  It is also possible to insert larger stones because the diamonds do not wrap around the entire ring.  Some women feel that half eternity rings are more comfortable than full eternity rings.  The comfort and fit depends on the style of the ring and the preference of the person wearing the ring.

When Should Someone Give An Eternity Ring?

The general answer is that, there is no set time you should give an eternity ring.  Unlike wedding rings or engagement rings, there’s no “right” or “expected” time for a man to give an eternity ring to his spouse.  They are great gifts for any special occasion, or even just because!
Men often give an eternity ring after the birth of the firstborn.  The birth of a firstborn can spark many emotions and bring a couple closer than ever.  Perhaps men commonly give an eternity ring after the birth of the firstborn because of how close he feels to his wife.  But this doesn’t mean you are subjected to giving an eternity ring at that time.  Some men prefer to give the ring during the 1st anniversary.  Besides anniversaries and the birth of the firstborn, eternity rings are great gifts for mother’s day!

Emily Li writes for Eternity Wedding Bands, an online eternity band retailer featuring some of the finest eternity bands.  Her favorite style of eternity rings is the milgrain platinum eternity ring.

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