If there was a competition with the winner taking the title of Person Who Loves Sparkles The Most, my mum would likely win it 1000 times over. To say she likes glitter, gems, diamonds (anything with a reflection, really) is a serious understatement.
From jewellery to hair clips, nail polish and scarves, it simply doesn’t suit if it doesn’t have the “sparkle factor”, as I like to call it. She’s forever forcing shiny surfaces into my face and grinning with a big kid-like smile anytime she adds a new accessory to her collection.
So when it comes to picking a gift for her birthday (or more recently, Mother’s Day), the brief is simple: Sparkle, sparkle and more sparkle.
My source of inspiration? Swarovski. Now I know it’s tempting to want to buy something for yourself while you’re perusing this list, and that’s perfectly OK.
1. Crystalline Stardust Ballpoint Pen – $49
My mum bought me a Swarovski Ballpoint Pen when I was in Year 12 that I used in almost every exam. It was like I had a little piece of her sparkle with me every time. So I can't go past the new edition of Swarovski's bestselling pen in Crystalline Stardust Pink. The design features a pink lacquered metal barrel with rose gold-plated metal accents, a central ring showing the Swarovski logo and sparkling crystals so you can sparkle as you write.