Personalized Mother’s Day Gift Idea {$150 Giveaway}


This year I prepared for Mother’s Day early. I already have THE perfect gift and I am excited to share it with all of you! Thanks to I received a beautiful personalized locket to feature. specializes in creating gorgeous personalized jewelery. Photo jewelery makes the perfect gift and it gives any piece that extra special touch. Us moms love having photos of our family so I know my mom will really love the locket with photos of her grandson.

First I was very impressed with the customer service from the wonderful people at PicturesOnGold. In a e-mail I sent them my photos and the text to put in the face of the locket and the next day I received their package via FedEx. The NEXT day!Silver pendant

I immediately opened the package and was very happy to see that the locket was simply beautiful. It is made with sterling silver and it comes with an 18″ chain.  The text I chose was displayed in the front of the locket and the letters/numbers were clear and centered.


Inside of the locket the two photos I submitted were centered in the middle of the hearts.   Both photos looked very clear and crisp! I absolutely loved the high quality of the laser engraved photos {hard to see in photos but the quality is excellent in person}.

The packaging was also gorgeous and perfect to give as a gift. I am so excited to give it to my mom, I seriously can’t wait!

I am very grateful to have received such a beautiful piece of jewelery to give to my mom for mother’s day  and I sincerely recommend you find PicturesOnGold on Facebook or Twitter for special news and discounts. While you’re visiting PicturesOnGold don’t forget to enter their Cutest Baby Photo Contest, don’t miss it.

Buy it:  Personalized lockets like the one I received are valued at $150. Use discount code “Patty40” at check out to get 5% off

Win it: One lucky US/CAN reader will win a personalized locket like the one I received (a $150 value). Enter to win via Rafflecopter below.

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Angela V

Founder and Writer at One Smiley Monkey blog
Hi, my name is Angela van Tijn and I live in Vancouver, Canada with my wonderful husband, our two boys and our puppy. I am the founder and primary contributor behind One Smiley Monkey. Welcome to my blog!
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110 responses to “ Personalized Mother’s Day Gift Idea {$150 Giveaway}”

  1. rachel — April 15, 2012 @ 1:02 pm (#)

    love this!! Good luck to all the Mom’s!!

  2. rachel — April 15, 2012 @ 1:03 pm (#)

    I usually get flowers for me to plant, since I enjoy gardening!

  3. Michelle — April 15, 2012 @ 1:04 pm (#)

    What a beautiful locket! This year I will be celebrating my very first mother’s day! I did not think I would actually get to “celebrate” this day as I had a difficult time getting pregnant. I would absolutely LOVE to win this locket!

  4. Jen M — April 15, 2012 @ 1:19 pm (#)

    We usually go for dinner with the family. My kids are still babies so I’m excited for when they get older and start giving me little hand-made gifts 😀

  5. ToCo — April 15, 2012 @ 1:28 pm (#)

    I love to give and receive flowers….

  6. Myra Rzepa — April 15, 2012 @ 1:50 pm (#)

    my brother and i usually take my mom out for dinner and her birthday lands on mothers day every 3 years or so. so sometimes we do something extra specail!:)

  7. Andrea Scott — April 15, 2012 @ 3:23 pm (#)

    This will be my first mother’s day…not sure how we’ll celebrate! 🙂

  8. Jamie L. — April 15, 2012 @ 4:14 pm (#)

    I usually celebrate mother’s day by treating my mom to brunch and buying her flowers.

  9. K Anne — April 15, 2012 @ 5:23 pm (#)

    I usually celebrate Mother’s Day with my side in the morning and my husband’s side in the afternoon. We usually get my mom a book or movie or something else she wants. The past two years my husband watches the boys all weekend and a group of my girlfriends and I go away to the beach- Best Mother’s day ever.

  10. Deb Dorrington — April 15, 2012 @ 6:17 pm (#)

    I get breakfast in bed on Mother’s Day every year…in the afternoon we take Mom out for a late Brunch and give her a beautiful bouquet of her favorite flowers. I hope to receive a new charm for my bracelet.

  11. ginette4 — April 15, 2012 @ 7:04 pm (#)

    I celebrate Mother’s day with my family making my breakfast then we get together and go to my Mom’s and have a bbq

  12. Lillea — April 16, 2012 @ 1:33 am (#)

    I usually call my mom and then give her a mother’s day gift when we next visit

  13. Abby — April 16, 2012 @ 5:16 am (#)

    Good luck to all the Mommies

  14. thomas rusinak — April 16, 2012 @ 6:02 am (#)

    my granddaughter would love the chain!

  15. jessica tang — April 16, 2012 @ 8:28 am (#)

    we usually go out for dinner on mother’s day
    jessicatang90 at gmail dot com

  16. cindy lee mckenzie (ann thibeault on FB) — April 16, 2012 @ 9:16 am (#)

    Extended family brunch and offer lots of kisses & flowers.

  17. Janette — April 16, 2012 @ 11:19 am (#)

    breakfast in bed.

  18. Elva Roberts — April 16, 2012 @ 11:20 am (#)

    April 16-We celebrate it fairly quietly. Sometimes one of my family will take my husband out to dinner or bring us lobsters. We usually receive small gifts or flowers. When my Mother-in-law was alive, I took her flowers and we took her out to supper. My own Mother has been gone for over thirty years but we used to get her a nice dinner or flowers.-el03ro

  19. Serena Debolt — April 16, 2012 @ 12:05 pm (#)

    Mothers day means gardening with my mom, so she can pass down her wisdom of how to grow fresh veggies for your family.

  20. shirley fin — April 16, 2012 @ 12:12 pm (#)

    just brunch

  21. Sabrina — April 16, 2012 @ 12:12 pm (#)

    We usually celebrate with either my mom or mother in law the day before and/or the other mom the day of with a brunch or dinner usually at someones home.

  22. Pamela Fontaine — April 16, 2012 @ 12:25 pm (#)

    I take my mother out for a nice lunch and buy her flowers. She’s 81 now and likes things low-key. Just spending time with her is wonderful.

  23. Sara T — April 16, 2012 @ 1:09 pm (#)

    I usually end up getting my mom some sort of jewelry and a card.

  24. Katherine — April 16, 2012 @ 1:13 pm (#)

    I usually get them a couple of hanging plants

  25. Maegan Morin — April 16, 2012 @ 1:54 pm (#)

    The only thing that I have received for mothers day is a card :S but thats ok my kids were young. My son is 3 now so I’ve been hinting at my husband lol. I usually get my mom something to do with her grandkids but this years she wants all of us kids to go together and get her a ereader.

  26. apple blossom — April 16, 2012 @ 2:19 pm (#)

    usually celebrate with a meal out on the town

  27. Daniel — April 16, 2012 @ 5:07 pm (#)

    Usually with a movie

  28. Luna B — April 16, 2012 @ 5:41 pm (#)

    I have a sister and 3 nieces who are “mumsys”. They’d love this pretty neclace. And of course going out for dinner for Mother’s Day!

  29. Jessica Bleasdale — April 16, 2012 @ 10:00 pm (#)

    my family takes me out to dinner

    Jessica Bleasdale (Rafflecopter: JACB)
    jessicableasdale at gmail dot com

  30. Olivia L — April 16, 2012 @ 10:52 pm (#)

    My husband makes me breakfast and “helps” our toddler find a pretty piece of jewelry for me.

  31. Andrea Amy — April 16, 2012 @ 11:52 pm (#)

    Unfortunately mother’s day is just another day around here. No special treatment for me. I’m lucky if I get a card. I still do the same stuff I do every other day of the year.

  32. Marlene V — April 17, 2012 @ 1:26 pm (#)

    I usually take my mom and mother in law out for dinner. Which also means a dinner for me too. The kids and my husband usually get me something too!!!

  33. Monique Rizzo — April 17, 2012 @ 3:07 pm (#)

    We do brunch. My Mom has passed away but my daughter gets me flowers and makes a card.
    Thanks for the chance.

  34. Mike — April 17, 2012 @ 4:27 pm (#)

    I totally forgot about Mother’s day this would make up for it

  35. Meaghan — April 17, 2012 @ 6:49 pm (#)

    We order Chinese food.

  36. Melody — April 17, 2012 @ 7:45 pm (#)

    My sister and I drive out to my Mom’s place, and take her out for lunch. We usually buy her roses and carnations (her favorite flowers), and I make a card with photographs edited in PhotoShop, along with scrapbooking materials. We also try to find something practical for a gift, like Chi seeds, and Voltaren for arthritis, rather than trinkets, because she does not need more “stuff”, as she says 🙂

  37. Melody — April 17, 2012 @ 7:46 pm (#)

    This locket, however, would be perfect to give my sister for mother’s day! She doesn’t receive anything from me.

  38. Melody — April 17, 2012 @ 7:51 pm (#)

    I love your logo baby! He (she?) is SO CUTE! I could just pinch those cheeks! (figuratively speaking of course – – I would never do that . . . it would hurt 😉 )

  39. Melody — April 17, 2012 @ 7:56 pm (#)

    Easy dinner menus for busy people – – just what is needed! (non-contest blog post)

  40. Tracy — April 17, 2012 @ 7:59 pm (#)

    Flowers, always.

  41. Diana — April 17, 2012 @ 9:34 pm (#)

    Usually our whole family comes home and my daughters cook for me! I sometimes get my mom flowers, but I would love to give her this locket this year!

  42. Steph — April 18, 2012 @ 5:03 am (#)

    I give potted tulip bulbs to be planted in the garden later.

  43. Angela S.C. — April 18, 2012 @ 9:00 am (#)

    I usually get my Mom hanging plants,but she plans to move so something like this would be perfect! Thanks for the chance 🙂

  44. Carrie — April 18, 2012 @ 9:14 am (#)

    My kids usually make me something and I buy my mom a plant 🙂

  45. Susan — April 18, 2012 @ 5:37 pm (#)

    I always make my mother a carrot cake because it’s really the only thing I bake well and it’s her favourite. I make a nice dinner for her, too…whatever she asks for and usually get her some nice flowers, as well. She’s been good to me and my siblings over the years and she deserves the best. She’d love a locket like this with pictures of her grandchildren inside.

  46. Lisa KH — April 18, 2012 @ 6:50 pm (#)

    I usually take my mom out for dinner and get her a nice card and a small gift. Last year was my first year as a mother and my gift was my son who was born the day before Mothers Day.

  47. Angela Mitchell — April 19, 2012 @ 1:19 am (#)

    I usually get my mom a gift and we go out to eat to eat for lunch or dinner.

  48. Angela — April 19, 2012 @ 5:04 pm (#)

    I usually spend the day with my family and go to lunch. I usually get my mom a gift certificate of some sort. I usually get flowers or certificate for a massage

  49. Elizabeth E — April 19, 2012 @ 7:30 pm (#)

    We celebrate by trying to do a big family dinner where none of the moms cook or clean!

  50. corrine — April 20, 2012 @ 12:16 pm (#)

    i usually spend it with my mom i usually give her flowers or something for the house

  51. polly — April 21, 2012 @ 8:13 am (#)

    my children & their families come over & hubby usually bbq’s something for dinner…always a nice day

  52. B C EDWARDS — April 21, 2012 @ 12:47 pm (#)

    depending on where my mom is, we send her a card, and we don’t do anything special here (I used to buy flowers to plant but I work 10 hr shifts in the summer time so everything generally dies)

  53. Kim — April 21, 2012 @ 6:38 pm (#)

    I live far away from my mom so I usually send her a card and flowers followed by the mothers day phone call!! Her birthday is the same week sometimes the same day so I already get another gift for her that week. My kids on the other hand, the older 2 in their early 20’s usually forget til late in the day or the next day and my youngest just will say happy mothers day not much fun!

  54. Rondah — April 22, 2012 @ 12:23 am (#)

    we have dinner at my house

  55. Denise Taylor — April 22, 2012 @ 7:34 pm (#)

    We usually have lunch out as a family. I try to get my mom something unique and different each year. Since this year is my first as a mother, I’ll have to wait and see what I’ll get! I do know that since this is the first year my mom will be a grandma I want to do something very special for her 🙂

  56. tanya — April 23, 2012 @ 11:52 am (#)

    we go out to dinner

  57. Brienne Gibson — April 23, 2012 @ 5:23 pm (#)

    My kids usually let me sleep in, and make breakfast in bed for me with daddy. I usually just get my mom a nice card, and make sure my kids call and talk to her.

  58. Brandi — April 24, 2012 @ 9:53 am (#)

    I always try to get my mom a thoughtful present, sometimes flowers to go with it and a card. My kids usually get me something with the help of my hubby since they’re little hehe. And they make a card….that’s the best part for me 🙂


  59. tennille — April 24, 2012 @ 4:46 pm (#)

    Usually have my mom and brothers over for lunch. This year I am getting patio furniture to enjoy more time outside with my kids!

  60. RJ — April 25, 2012 @ 8:50 am (#)

    Well, we share mother’s day between me, my mom and my MIL. Everyone gets some “special time” and a small gift with a card. Last year I made professionally printed poster sized photo collages of our daughter for the Grandmas!

  61. Louise Gilbert — April 25, 2012 @ 1:22 pm (#)

    My husband and the kids take me out usually for bunch. They usually get me flowers and a gift of some kind.

  62. Dreena — April 25, 2012 @ 1:55 pm (#)

    As my mom does not live in the same city as I, I call her mom every day and naturally on Mother’s Day. Will send her a card. Here we enjoy a nice breakfast together made by my husband. I don’t ever want anything on Mother’s day except for a hand-made card from my boy.

  63. jodi lasher — April 27, 2012 @ 12:07 pm (#)

    On mother’s day i spend it of course with my mom and my kids. I usually just get my mom scratchoffs or money cuz she has stuff and i dontk now what to buy her anymore lol

  64. Emma — April 27, 2012 @ 12:07 pm (#)

    Brunch reservation in our favourite restaurant, then BBQ dinner if weather permits.

  65. Shirley — April 27, 2012 @ 12:59 pm (#)

    I take my mom out for dinner.

  66. Dionne B. — April 27, 2012 @ 1:20 pm (#)

    We have brunch as a family and then we go shopping with Mom for flowers, plants and a new pair of girly gardening gloves for her. Then we spend the afternoon, weather permitting, in the backyard working in the dirt.

  67. Julie Lynn Bickham — April 27, 2012 @ 2:25 pm (#)

    We usually go out to dinner with my mom and family and have a nice day together. I usually get my Mom something personal and meaningful.

  68. Jocelyne Alldrick — April 27, 2012 @ 2:40 pm (#)

    my hubby usually gets me an ice cream cake and cards 🙂

  69. nikki robak — April 27, 2012 @ 5:09 pm (#)

    take mom out for supper

  70. Claire — April 27, 2012 @ 7:16 pm (#)

    i usually get my mom flowers

  71. Doris Calvert — April 27, 2012 @ 8:56 pm (#)

    I invite my mom and sister (who is a mom) over for brunch and we get my sister a small gift and say it’s from the kids and my mom I spoil because I treaure each day with her, this she get’s diamond earings, flowers and a pair of ugg slippers she wants:)

  72. Katherine Cleveland — April 27, 2012 @ 9:40 pm (#)

    My Mom pased away 9 years ago. I’ll go to Church, and then go to the cemetary to visit her grave and leave a flower.

  73. Debbie Petch — April 27, 2012 @ 9:43 pm (#)

    My mother does not want presents but a phone call and a nice card.

  74. Journeysof TheZoo — April 28, 2012 @ 11:09 pm (#)

    My mother lives far away so she normally opens her card with a gc for a pedicure and manicure (what she always wants). My kids are too young to give me things but my husband always does most of the chores for the day and bakes me a cake (just what I want)!

  75. Rob Verrelli — April 29, 2012 @ 9:41 am (#)

    I usually celebrate Mother’s Day at home with my parents, my wife and sisters. I usually just buy flowers and a gift card.

  76. Amanda Alvarado — April 29, 2012 @ 3:30 pm (#)

    We will usually go out to eat after church. We aren’t big gift givers on Mother’s Day so we will usually get a single flower to give to each of our moms.

  77. Clifford — April 29, 2012 @ 7:35 pm (#)

    I usually give my Mom flowers and we take her out to dinner.

  78. willis flanagan — April 30, 2012 @ 12:58 pm (#)

    I lost my mother 5 years ago. the cemetery where she is buried has a all day gathering with lunch on mothers day. I spend the day there with family and friends.

  79. Nancy T — April 30, 2012 @ 1:35 pm (#)

    I usually give my Mom a perenial for her garden. This year she will receive a photo book of my hubs/kids/I from the photo shoot we had done at the end of 2011. My girls usually make a craft for me for Mother’s day.

  80. tamar — April 30, 2012 @ 7:00 pm (#)

    We don’t do anything special. It’s just a day we give each other cards and then go on our normal day.

  81. Rhonda — May 1, 2012 @ 9:47 am (#)

    My favourite thing to do is cook for my mom…so that’s the plan. Of course I always give her a present to say thankyou which is hardly enough since I have the best mother ever!

  82. angela m — May 2, 2012 @ 8:12 am (#)

    My husband and kids take me out for dinner , and i usually get flowers

  83. Kathy T — May 2, 2012 @ 1:39 pm (#)

    We have a big family dinner!

  84. Jennifer — May 2, 2012 @ 4:23 pm (#)

    I always buy my mom flowers & a card for Mother’s Day.

  85. Debbie Henzel — May 3, 2012 @ 6:55 am (#)

    My mother passed away last year (2011) and this locket would be a special touch to keeping her close in my thoughts and prayers. I couldn’t think of a better Mother’s Day gift.

  86. Debbie Henzel — May 3, 2012 @ 7:15 am (#)

    I tried to enter this giveaway via Onesmileymonkey (using the Rafflecopter form); however, it does not allow me to enter. What gives?

  87. Rebecca Peters — May 3, 2012 @ 7:59 am (#)

    My kids usually make me something..

  88. Eileen — May 3, 2012 @ 8:42 am (#)

    We usually have a family dinner, I get flowers and give flowers 🙂

  89. Tara Woods — May 3, 2012 @ 9:07 am (#)

    We have a family dinner. Usually, I get my Mom flowers, a card and perfume.

  90. janelle samila — May 3, 2012 @ 9:09 am (#)

    i will usually buy my mom flowers and we have dinner together

  91. amy — May 3, 2012 @ 9:10 am (#)

    usually spend the day at her place (if shes not working)… do brunch or dinner. Usually ask her what she wants and get her that haha

  92. Debbie Henzel — May 3, 2012 @ 9:23 am (#)

    How do I celebrate Mother’s Day – well this year will be the first where I will be honouring my Mother through a Memorial service at church and visiting her final resting place. It has been less than one year since her passing. She will have a candle light on her behalf and she will also receive fresh cut, red roses placed at her marker. I am not a Mother myself so there will be no celebration on my behalf.

  93. Gaye M — May 3, 2012 @ 10:58 am (#)

    We try to have a family get-together (and I don’t have to cook anything).

  94. lisa — May 3, 2012 @ 6:06 pm (#)

    A nice dinner : )

  95. Candice Hull — May 3, 2012 @ 6:16 pm (#)

    We always eat lunch with my family and dinner with my husbands. I always get my mom a gift card because she never uses or wears what I give her so it’s easier that way. She likes it better too. I always get something handmade from my kids which I love and jewelry from my husband.
    Thank you for the chance to win!

  96. Tamra williams-krantz — May 3, 2012 @ 6:19 pm (#)

    I usually buy my mom a plant, such as a bamboo or a fern, last year i bought her a beta fish and a vase so she could put the two together. Its a wonderful idea

  97. Kathy P — May 4, 2012 @ 3:52 am (#)

    My Mom loves gardening, so usually new fresh gardening gloves and maybe an outdoor annual or two to plant

  98. Liza — May 4, 2012 @ 9:14 am (#)

    i am a mom my kids make me stuff in school
    my mom past away in 1997

  99. christal c — May 4, 2012 @ 12:02 pm (#)

    My girls make me breakfast and clean the house

  100. SueSueper — May 4, 2012 @ 4:46 pm (#)

    On mothers day I usually call my mom on the phone or talk on video chat.

  101. JA — May 4, 2012 @ 5:24 pm (#)

    used to take her out to a nice dinner

  102. Michelle Tucker — May 4, 2012 @ 7:16 pm (#)

    I usually receive a nice drawing:)

  103. Sand — May 4, 2012 @ 8:54 pm (#)

    I make my mom her favorite meal, a cake and presents.

  104. brooke t — May 5, 2012 @ 12:52 pm (#)

    THANK YOU!!!! I am so excited

  105. Teresa Covert — May 14, 2012 @ 9:39 am (#)

    My son was KIA in 2007 and I have gotten 2 of these necklaces made and they both faded, do you guarentee that it won’t happen with yours? I want a necklace like this with a picture of my fallen hero. How much are they and is there a discount for Moms?

    • Angela at OneSmileyMonkey — May 14, 2012 @ 11:16 am (#)

      Teresa, thanks for your comment and I am very sorry for your loss. I recommend you direct your inquiry directly to They will be able to help you with a discount etc as I just reviewed their item but I don’t sell it. My mom is pretty happy with her necklace and so far we haven’t experience any fading. Good Luck!


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