Mother’s Day Gift Ideas | Accessories Council’s #ACTopPicks for Mother’s Day

The day of celebrating mothers is getting closer and closer. Mother’s Day is now less than two weeks away and it’s really time to think about gifts for mom. Whether you’re looking for jewelry for mom (our mom loves turquoise jewelry), or other fashion accessories such as handbags, belts, scarves, or maybe even a bottle or two of wine, you can find it all thanks to the Accessories Council. Once again, the go-to organization for all things accessories, bring you their top gift picks for moms with Mother’s Day gifts that both of you will enjoy (ladies, you may find yourself snapping up one or more of these gifts for yourself).


You can never go wrong with jewelry as a gift for mom and the accessories council highlighted some stunning pieces from Mona Assemi, Kemi Designs, Moira Anne Artisan, Jewels of Ocean, Ragini Mittal, Stephen Dweck, and Roman & Sunstone. If your mom loves turquoise jewelry, we recommend the beautiful Roman & Sunstone Heart Beaded Stretch Bracelet ($18.00), the eye-catching Ragini Mittal Wheel of Fortune Ring ($150.00), or Stephen Dweck’s Hand Carved Turquoise Ring, Earrings, and Bracelet ($695.00, $545.00, $1,375.00 at Neiman Marcus). If the mothers in your life love more delicate pieces, we say check out the Hand-stamped and custom made Gold-Plate Necklace ($150.00) from Kemi Designs, or the 14kt Gold plated Zany Tassel Necklace ($288.00) from Mona Assemi.


No woman leaves the house without a bag, it’s a fact! Bags are as essential to women as clothing, so of course a great bag makes a great gift for Mother’s Day. At this special Accessories Council event, we saw top bag pics from Luxchilas, Be Brilliant Bags, Banfi Zambrelli, Hedgren, and Vanesa Rey. For the mom-on-the-go, we love the Be Brilliant Bags Brilliant Body Tote ($265.00) because you can store your heels in a compartment at the bottom (say goodbye to carrying that extra bag for your shoes ladies). We also love the Luxchilas Mochila Fringe Bag ($450.00) because not only does it look fabulous and on-trend with fringe, it also helps support sustainable work for the Wayuu Tribe families of Columbia. Lastly, although it technically isn’t a bag, the Vanesa Rey iPhone Cases ($199.00 – $209.00) are just too cool and too chic not to be in the must-carry everyday category.


They may be small, and you might not wear them everyday but these essentials will make mom’s day a lot brighter…..and more chic. these gifts from Perpetual Shade, Mariem, Printed Village, Dearfoams, and MCM. Brighten up her daytime look with the chic “Oh Bouy” Scarf ($38.00) from Printed Village, the must-have MCM ‘M’ Reversible Belt ($150.00), or a classically chic pair of Mariem Ballerina Flats “No. 3” ($240.00). If mom loves to travel, arm her with stylish comfort with one of the Perpetual Shade Metallic Luxury Silk Sleep Masks ($69.00) and the Dearfoams Sequined Ballerinas ($34.00), so she can truly enjoy her flight.


There’s a saying that goes, “Sunglasses, like red lipstick, changes everything!” What better way to give mom a new view on life than with a great pair of sunnies from Safilo Polaroid, Marcolin Swarovski, and Pink Sheep Heiress. Mom will look super stylish while protecting herself from dangerous glare when she wears the Safilo’s Polaroid Women’s Sunglasses ($75.00 – $98.00), highlight her natural elegance with the Marcolin Swarovski Edith Sunglasses ($175.00), or give her the Pink Sheep Heiress Sheep Shades ($180.00), the new, durable “It” eyewear made from acetate.


For the mom who loves all things beauty, you will love the Isaac Mizrahi, and Glitter Buzz Style beauty pics from the Accessories Council. Complete your look with the stunning color palettes from the True by Isaac Mizrahi Color Cosmetics Line ($10.00 – $68.00) which contains innovative antioxidant skin care, boasting CoQ10, green and white teas, Vitamins A and E, and marine algae, and color cosmetics and makeup that is cruelty free. Keep mom’s lips perfectly conditioned in Glitter Buzz Style Gala Lipstick ($11.00), available in a variety of lipstick shades that pop, and boasts jojoba oil, and vitamins A,C, E.


Lastly, toast to the amazing woman in your life with a Raphael Vineyards Vineyard and Wine tasting Experience. You don’t have to travel far to give mom a wine tasting experience, just a quick trip to Long Island to get to know the pleasures of wine making and have a delightful experience that includes a world-class Merlot, and a bright, crisp Sauvignon Blanc.

We hope these amazing picks have helped you get a better idea of what to get your mom, wife, sister, daughter, or friend for Mother’s Day. We’re sure they will love receiving any of these great gifts.

Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts to Love from The Accessories Council’s 2014 #ACTopPicks

If there is one organization that knows about accessories, it is the Accessories Council, who celebrates their 20th anniversary of highlighting great fashion accessory brands to the consumer. For this very reason, we naturally look to them for great holiday gift ideas for everyone on your list. We hope you’re ready because we’re sharing gifts for every budget, gifts for stockings and under the tree, gifts that will bring you and the recipient joy, and gifts that give back through their charitable connections.


  1. Vasi Moda B Scarf, $105.00 – The “B” Square is the quintessential unisex accessory for pocket squares, wrist ties, purses, neck scarves, and hair styling. It is available in 12 different print designs and are each composed of the same precise detail, vibrant colors, and artistic elements of the signature VASI Signature scarf line. Get 30% off with discount code: HOLIDAY2014 on
  2. Mujus Bam Bracelet, $38.00 – This lightweight bracelet is made from polished, multicolored teardrop-shaped tagua seeds, that are strung together on elastic cord. Available on
  3. Mujus Gema Necklace, $69.00 – Named “Gema” because the tagua seed it’s made from gleams like a gemstone, this handcrafted necklace is an eco-friendly way to look glamorous. Available on
  4. Easter Seals Gives Back Bracelets by ElyseRyan, $35.00 – These edgy bracelets boasts sleek dangling charms that convey messages of partnership, love, and giving back. They are finished in timeless gold, vintage rose, artisan silver, metallic hematite, and ElyseRyan’s signature design. Available on and
  5. Leigh Ann Barnes V.I.P Unlimited Bands, $18.00 – 40.00 – Handcrafted and created by survivors of domestic violence, their convertible hair accessories gies women in shelters the chance to earn money. Available on



  1. BeltEnvy Buckle Pendant Necklaces, Leather Wrist Straps or Stretch Belts, $70.00 – $165.00 – Features Belt Envy’s original artwork on a silver or Bronze buckle and embellished with genuine Swarovski® crystals. These interchangeable pieces (pendants come with black or brown suede cord, belt buckles fit 1 1/2″ belt straps, and wrist medallions are changeable with its reversible leather wrist straps (sold separately). Get 50% off at with promo code ACC50
  2. Carolee Word Play Double Take Bangle Collection, $45.00 – A series of Double Take Bangles that allows a woman to wear her own personal story. The bangles feature a two-sided, spinning charm with a design on one side and meaningful words on the other. The can be worn in multiples and stacked with other bracelets. Available on
  3. Todd Reed Fancy Colored Diamond Earrings in 18k Yellow Gold, $59,400.00 – Stunning raw diamonds give a unique look to these dazzling earring which boasts 18k gold, fancy cut diamonds (50.086ctw), and white brilliant cut diamonds (1.288ctw). Available at Greenwich Jewelers
  4. Zero Rules Blow Harmonicas, $68.00 – High fashion meets rock and roll with these adorable stainless steel harmonica necklaces (and they work). The harmonicas sit on a 27″ ball chain and special engraving is available for $10 as a personalized gift (can include name, quotes, etc). Get yours today on on
  5. Anne Klein Watch and Bracelets Set (AK 1462 TOST), $150.00 – The set includes a polished, goldtone watch with a bezel set with dozens of brilliant Swarovski crystals plus two coordinating, independent bracelets, one with Tortoise resin and goldtone accents, and an open link goldtone bracelet which can be worn together or separately. Available at Macy’s,, Lord & Taylor and
  6. Roman & Sunstone Eternally Radiant Sterling Silver Round & Square CZ Stud, $30.00 – These high quality earrings come packaged in a beautiful black velvet gift box. They will dazzle your family and friends, and add some much needed sparkle to any LBD. Available on
  7. Swarovski Pebble Pendant and Pebble Ring, $180.00 Each – This modern, elegant pendant reflects the organic trend. Its smooth, bold silhouette is complemented by sparkling crystal Pointiage®. The ring captures the organic shapes trend; its smooth, domed silhouette is polished rose gold plated metal, complemented by sparkling crystal Pointiage®. Get both on, and at all Swarovski boutiques.
  8. Black Lace Skin Jewelry, $15.00-$38.00 – A unique collection of stunning jewelry designed to be worn on the bare skin. The brand boasts temporary tattoos and semi-sheer, lace-heavy, next-to-the-skin fashions that are inspired by striking ornaments, rich velvet fabrics, and gorgeous jewels.



  1. JGEREN The Cedar, $495.00 – The Cedar, a chic and edgy premium leather clutch, allows you to be “hands-free” with never having to worry about setting your bag down. It boasts a premium leather with a suede and leather interior lining, low-profile magnetic closure, and a distinctive hand-lacing finish. Available on or at Paul Miller Boutique in Chicago.
  2. Mary Lai Maeve Mix Tape Wristlet, $108.00 – The Maeve leather pouch/wristlet can be used as a makeup bag, clutch, making it a perfect gift to the beauty lover in your life. Get your name printed on the Mix Tape Wristlet for free with purchase, by emailing get this cutie on
  3. Betsey Johnson Be-Mine Overnight Weekend Bag, $158.00 – Light-weight, with lots of great storage, the Be-Mine Overnight Weekend bag is the perfect carry-on for your winter getaway! Available on
  4. Luxchilas Backchila, $250.00 – Made in Colombia, this traditional Wayuu mochila bag is transformed into a comfortable and trendy backpack. It boasts 100% cotton, handwoven in crochet technique, is fully lined with interior pockets, leather flap with fine hardware and adjustable straps. Get this vibrant bags on
  5. Tika Urbinata Convertible Backpack/ Shoulder Bag & Crossbody, $224.00 – Go from chic backpack to a shoulder bag and crossbody combo. This calfskin and wool combination, with adjustable/removable handles, easily converts into a crossbody or shoulder bag. This trendy and practical bag is available in Black, Yellow, Red, and Blue and can be purchased on
  6. Dolce Vita The Charlotte Crossbody, $108.00 – The Charlotte crossbody features supple leather with embossed lizard trim. It features diagonal zippered pockets with a bold metal puller hardware, interior credit card organization, and a removable crossbody chain strap. Available on
  7. Leigh Ann Barnes The Sophisticate Bag, $760.00 – $2,200.00 – A Luxe Doctor’s satchel with a removable and changeable clutch. Change from color block to monochromatic hues, python to fur with the collectible clutches, which interchange with ease. Clutch selections include genuine python, fur, calf hair, cork. Each bag comes with official US currency coin charms for good fortune Available on


  1. Auburn Jewelry Custom Pendant, & Cufflinks, $45.00 – $115.00 – Auburn Jewelry creates custom sterling silver, 14k gold and enamel pieces individually crafted by hand. These monogram initial cufflinks, featured above in sterling and black, are available in 18 standard colors. Available on
  2. Ransom Bracelets, $60.00 – $200.00 – Ransom’s Bracelets feature matte black onyx beads, leather, cable chains, etc with Blade pendant and engraved Ransom logo. Available on
  3. Ilori Bulgari La Gemma Sunglasses, $1160.00 – The 2014 Limited Edition Bulgari La Gemma sunglasses are ultimate in chic and will frame your face in luxury. They feature Ebony Wood temples, unique use of precious materials with sophisticated craftsmanship and manufacturing techniques. Available on
  4. Barton Como Ike Behar Cufflinks, $148.00 – $198.00 – These Ike Behar cufflinks will add a bit of classic style to his signature style. Known for their craftsmanship, quality, elegance, and style, these cufflinks pair perfectly with the classic dress shirts, ties, and jackets Ike Behar is known for. Available on and
  5. Barton Como Robert Graham Cufflinks, $130.00 – $165.00 – Robert Graham was created on the premise of introducing sophisticated, eclectic style to the fashion market. Available on and

There were just so many wonderful gift options recommended by the Accessories Council, much more than all you see above. We’re sure you’ll see lots of great ideas for your friends and family. Naturally we have our favorites, and items for our wishlists, we want to know, what are yours?