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The Luxury Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mums deserve to be cherished and pampered every single day; but on their special day in May, giving them a gorgeous gift they won’t forget is the least we can do to show our appreciation for everything they have ever given us.

From luxe woollen scarves and faux fur throws, to a flower delivery subscription or a boutique fragrance, these special gifts are sure to make mum feel loved this Mother’s Day.

A luxe face cream

Launching in Australia just a few months ago, the cooling gel moisturiser ($242, 30ml) is the latest from Dr. Max Huber’s cult beauty brand La Mer.

Using the same trademarked ‘miracle broth’ (a renewing ingredient derived from fermented kelp) that the entire La Mer range is built around, the cool gel cream actively calms, cools and replenishes the skin for a fresh feel. Suitable for all skin types from sensitive to oily, the versatile, light and non-greasy cool gel cream takes the guess work out of purchasing skin care products for mum this Mother’s Day.

Chic pyjamas

Bring mum’s loungewear game up a few notches and get her out of the fluffy flanalettes with some buttery-soft silk pyjamas from Melbourne based startup label Maiki.

Inspired by femininity and simplicity, Maiki’s classic black and white piped Momoko set ($150) is as chic as they come. Created with versatility in mind, the elasticised straight-legged bottoms can be worn about the house as a set with the matching belted top; or dressed up with a simple tee and some slides to run errands around town.

A new scent

Steer away from the classic no 5 and gift mum a niche, handmade fragrance from Le Labo this Mother’s Day. Based in New York city and available exclusively at Mecca in Australia, the cult fragrance brand produces just 15 different unisex scents; all of which can be personalised, and are completely vegan and cruelty free.

Despite its namesake, Le Labo’s Jasmin 17 fragrance ($396) is far from a single note, feminine floral scent. Woody and musky too, Jasmin 17 harmoniously blends jasmine with notes of vanilla, neroli, orange blossom, bitter orange, sandalwood and musk. A unique scent with warmth and depth, Jasmin 17 is sure to make mum stand out from the crowd.

A soft winter scarf


Soft, cosy and super luxe, Acne Studios’ oversized Canada scarf ($200) is the perfect winter addition to mum’s accessory collection. Minimal in style and in a single block colour, the soft, Italian-made wool scarf is easy to work in with any existing wardrobe. Coming in at 200cm long, it has more than enough length to loop around your neck multiple times for extra warmth on those chilly winter mornings.

A new throw

Warm, cosy gifts for mum or the house are always a winner on Mother’s Day.

Nothing quite adds an element of luxe to a room like some texture from a soft, shaggy faux fur throw. Draped over a sofa or the foot of the bed, this blue, brown and grey patterned faux fur throw ($179) from West Elm immediately warms up any space.

Fresh flowers on the regular

A subscription for a weekly or fortnightly flower delivery is the gift that keeps on giving. Why stop at just one bunch on Mother’s Day when you can make your mum feel special with a fresh posy each and every week?

Simply choose your bouquet size (small, medium or large), your choice of wrapping and the date you want to start the deliveries from, and Daily Blooms (from $28 per week) will take care of the rest. At the moment, delivery is only available in the Sydney and Melbourne metro areas.

New earrings

Jewellery makes a classic Mother’s Day gift, but there is nothing classic about the jewellery from Mercedes Salazar’s collection.

Embracing bright colours and different textures, the duo behind Mercedes Salazar ($397) are masters in the statement earring game. Using everything from beads and gold thread, to luxe metals and embroidery, the earrings are truly reminiscent of the brand’s vibrant Colombian heritage. As an added bonus, many of the Mercedes Salazar designs are available as clip on earrings; perfect for mums with sensitive or unpierced ears.


Published 07 May, 2018