Mother’s Day can be an extremely tough gift-giving occasion, especially when shopping for your own mother. What do you get for a woman who’s well established in her life, has grown children and who you’ve already given dozens of gifts for Mother’s Days, birthdays and Christmases or Hanukahs in the past? How do you pick something meaningful that’s not basically a repeat of a gift from a couple years ago? If you’re smart, you go with a vintage or pre-owned gift from our friends at Portero.com.
We’ve told you about Portero’s incredible selection of handbags in the past, but the online retailer offers much more than just purses. Portero also jewelry, watches and accessories, both vintage and contemporary pre-owned. Because the pieces aren’t brand new (although some things are still in their packaging!), many of them can be had for less than retail, which gives you a lot of bang for your gift-giving buck. When your mom knows how strategic you were in finding her perfect Mother’s Day gift, she’ll be so proud.
Pick up this Judith Leiber Vintage Swarovski Crystal Gold Fan Minaudiere for your mom, and then take her someplace she can carry it – the opera, perhaps? Buy through Portero for $2,400.
Diamonds are a mom’s best friend, and this Tiffany & Co. Platinum and Diamond Estate Petals Key Pendant is a far more unique gift than a regular ol’ pair of studs. Buy through Portero for $4,900.
I distinctly remember my mom’s olive leather toiletry case from when I was a child, but it was nowhere near as luxurious as this Louis Vuitton Vintage Monogram Canvas Toiletry Trunk Case. Buy through Portero for $2,183.
A vintage handbag always feels appropriate for a woman who has lived a long, interesting, full life, and this Hermes Cocaon Niloticus Crocodile Kelly Bag, manufactured in 1983, might be the ultimate vintage coup. Buy through Portero for $23,000.
If mom would prefer some contemporary Hermes, this Hermes Menthe Chevre Trifold Bearn Wallet would brighten up the interior of any bag. Buy through Portero for $3,420.
A luxurious watch, like this Hermes Stainless Steel H Hour Ladies Watch, is a must-have for a woman in her prime. Buy for $1,236 via Portero.
The Chanel Black Satin Patterned Mini Flap Bag mixes a classic that moms love with a little bit of modern fun. Buy through Portero for $1,099.
Lots of moms and grandmas have a thing for costume jewelry, and brooches in particular. This Chanel Gold Tone Lion Motif Black Line Stone Brooch would make a great addition to any collection. Buy through Portero for $900.
If your mom is thoroughly modern, you may want to look for a men’s watch for her instead of a women’s – the look is bolder and more contemporary, and with a watch like the Cartier Roadster Chronograph 18k Gold Men’s Automatic Watch, it’s no less luxurious. Buy through Portero for $24,690.