First things first.

Make your list of gifts – for Mom? Grandma? A special woman in your life who has filled in when you needed some tender support? Are you going to be shopping for kids to give Mom?

Then set a tentative budget. We have hundreds of great gifts, for every budget.

For each recipient, decide if it's a gift she will wear every day, or something for a special occasion.

Now you’re ready to follow these tips to make a great choice she’s sure to love:

Tip #1: Take a look in her jewelry box, at photos, or when you’re together. What color(s) metal does she usually wear or mostly own? White (silver, white gold, platinum), yellow gold, mixed (two-tone or tricolor)? This should be your guide to the right metal to choose for your gift, no matter whether everyday or fancy.

Open Design Diamond Cuff Bracelet, Sterling Silver High Polish Tube Hoop Earrings, .80 Inch, 14K Yellow Gold Bevel Trilogy Pendant, Sterling and Gold Plating

Tip #2: For Moms and Grandmas, consider a birthstone charms necklace. These are so special, with a charm for each child’s birthstone, and can be added to over the years. Fun and personalized at the same time.

Tip #3: If she has trouble operating clasps and closures, or you’re just not sure of the right size or length, we’ve got the perfect solutions: stretchy bracelets, necklaces that easily slip over the head, or earrings with open wires. No fuss and sure to please!

Fan Shape Design Dangle Earrings, Sterling Silver Pink tones Cultured Freshwater Pearl Stretch Bracelets, Set of 5 Oval Bead Necklace, Sterling with 18K Rose Gold Plating

Tip #4: If you’re thinking of gifting something she will wear for a special occasion, try to imagine the colors she is likely to wear. Build your choice around that. If she’s bought a midnight blue dress for a wedding that’s on your calendar, sapphires and/or diamonds are usually the right look.

Tip #5: For a gift she will wear every day, is she a jeans-and-T kind of Mom? If so, keep it casual. Consider a twisted cable, link or stretchy bracelet, or add with a look to a stack she already owns. Or go with a simple pendant at a length that will fit just below the neckline. Simple on-ear studs or hoops are great choices too.

Blue Topaz and Gold Filled Beads, 4MM, Stretch Bracelets, Set of 3 Small Alicia Pendant, Sterling Silver with Rose Gold Plating Bezel Set Diamond Bracelet, .25 Carat Total, 14K White Gold

If she has a job that involves wearing something less casual, or she likes to look finished and ready for a luncheon, consider something a bit more sparkly. A diamond pendant, a classic bracelet, or dangle earrings or pearl studs, might be just the thing.

Diamond Tennis Bracelet, 1 Carat, 14K Yellow Gold Interlocking Circles Diamond Pendant, 14K White Gold Cultured Pearl and Diamond Earrings, 8 MM, 14K Yellow Gold

Tip #6: If you’re thinking of earrings, make sure she has pierced ears. For new moms, it's best to choose on-the-lobe earrings that tiny hands won't grab. For women who don’t have pierced ears, choose a clip-only earring, or an ear cuff – currently on trend and easy to wear.

Diamond Starburst Ear Cuff Single Earring, 14K Yellow Gold Medium Half-Hoop Non-Pierced Earrings, Sterling Silver Round Blue Topaz Stud Earrings, Sterling Silver

Tip #7: Especially important: Do your best to not duplicate what’s already in her jewelry box. That doesn’t mean you can’t choose something that will “go with” that favorite!

At Fortunoff Jewelry, our goal is to make your gift-shopping experience easy, fun and successful. We’ve been doing this for years, and we’re here for you!