“To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power. Or the climbing, falling colours of a rainbow.” – Maya Angelou
She was always the one. While Mother’s Day should be every day, who’s to stop you from treating your beloved to something a little extra (extra) special this year (if you can). If in need of a little inspiration, we’ve compiled our list of luxury selections for Mother’s Day gift ideas - or in most cases, some good ol’ fashioned online window shopping. These also work perfectly for “I’m sorry” or “I’ve been a bad child, let me make up for it” gift categories. But don’t forget, it’s the small gestures that will always count for mum.
A Chanel bag for now until eternity. An instant classic, the signature quilted flap bag with chunky chain strap is an icon for the ages. From black to pink, bright green, or even denim and seasonal Spring Summer 20 print. How could you ever go wrong with a Chanel bag for mum?
What says I love you more than a Tiffany blue box? It’s the house colour engraved in our brains that has the power to bring immediate joy. Not just for luxe jewels, be sure to shop Tiffany & Co.’s carefully curated Mother’s Day edit online. From Tiffany T diamond rings, to gold necklaces of love, crystal glass vases and even very chic mugs for tea. There’s a piece for every mum.
For the Sex and The City fan mums. Who doesn’t want a signature baguette bag? Let’s take it back to the good days of the early 2000s when things were normal. For extras, try a beautiful printed silk scarf, a two-tone logo print wallet, some vintage-chic eyewear, even statement earrings, the list goes on. Also noting the Fendi logo print is one of the chicest and most acceptable of all the brandings.
Just in time for Mother’s Day, the release of the Loewe Paula’s Ibiza collection is perfect for when mum (and the rest of the world) can travel again. The collection is also part of a larger initiative with a portion from each sale going to educational projects for children affected by COVID-19. My favourites include the square basket bag, ribbon espadrilles, neon sunglasses and patchwork denim jacket. Wait, is this a present for me or mum?
The real deal. A watch to stand the test of time? Sorry. But in the interest of sounding repetitive, this is a classic. A modern heirloom for mum with a vintage feel and simple, sleek exterior. Try the Tank Solo with leather strap, or from the Panthère collection in gold or triple loop. Utterly timeless. Sorry again.
The sweet soft pastel colours of a delicious candyland. Gucci’s latest release of the Marmont collection in rainbow pastels is the perfect purchase for a new statement yet subdued piece for mum. Choose from either the shoulder bag in mint or baby blue, a chain wallet in rainbow dream, or a very practical card holder or leather wallet in dusty pink. How sweet it is to be loved by you.
Louis Vuitton décor and homewares? Mum says yes. The ideal pieces for a luxurious and continuous stay at home during these times. From artful flower field cushions, blossom glass vase, porcelain logo plates and cups (the good china for when guests come around), leather trays for jewels and knick-knacks, even lamps and coasters and printed boxes. How to choose really?
Because mum’s need bags that fit all of their belongings. Not ones usually for the mini-bag trend that flooded the last few fashion seasons, the top handle Book Totes from Christian Dior are a welcome alternative. Choose from multicolour canvas, tonal camouflage, textural embroidery, artful prints or smooth leathers. Structural and practical.
You can never go wrong with a pair of statement shades. The beautifully named Butterfly Sunglasses from Celine offer oversized coverage with thick acetate frames in black, milky pink, brown and dark tortoiseshell. Forever Jackie-O styling.
For the hands-free and chicest of mums out there. A modern twist, belt bags provide both support and stylistic ease. Saint Laurent also has an array of shapes and prints to choose from. Try tassel detailing, clean lines and smooth leather, vintage 80s styling or a sweet heart shaped love. Walking made easy.
She’s not a regular mum, she’s a cool mum. Casual and easy going, with comfort always paramount. With an array of sneakers to choose from, Coach has you covered. Try the simple, clean Lowline, or the Sporty Citysole Runner, or even the muted colours of the Citysole Court. It’s the perfect sneaker with the added plus side of not breaking your bank (too much).