If you’re the type of person who keeps a running list of friends and family and the perfect potential gifts that will suit their birthday, Christmas and other special occasions, we salute you.
If you’re more likely to be still pondering that special something as the weeks and days leading up to the occasion swiftly pass, we can relate.
Gifts can be a tricky thing to really nail, and there can be much deliberation over finding just the right thing.
When it comes to Mother’s Day however, the mothers we know have the humblest of desires – a sleep-in, a coffee and a hug suffices! But should you wish to go the extra mile (and they certainly deserve it), a beauty gift with a little bit of luxe will rarely go amiss.
Here are some of the best options to give the mum in your life this year.
A Tiffany & Co. blue box never goes amiss for special occasions. This year’s most-coveted pieces from the famous luxury jewellery house are the new Tiffany Lock collection of slimline bangles made to collect and stack. Meadowlark includes plenty of on-point pearl options among its stylish range, our picks for Mother’s Day are the simple and chic Selene Pearl Necklace or the freshwater pearls suspended in the Baroque Signature Hoops. Playful colour is a perfect upbeat option, with Orsini’s extensive collection a great place to look. In particular, seek out Pomellato’s Nudo collection including this pendant with sky blue topaz, or Al Coro’s stackable La Piazza Rings that feature various stone hues. More jewellery gift ideas can be found on the dedicated Mother’s Day page on Orsini’s website.
New season fragrances vary from bright and lively scents that are sure to put a spring in her step, to rich and intense blends perfect for wearing at night or during the cooler season ahead. Burberry Her Elixir de Parfum is a sensual and sweet scent with fruity top notes and a warm vanilla and amber base. YSL Black Opium Le Parfum is a richer more intense take on the brand’s much-loved Black Opium and its iconic coffee note. Paco Rabanne Olympéa Flora is a modern fruity-floral, while it’s hard to resist the high heel-shape of Carolina Herrera Good Girl Blush, that also holds a feminine floral-citrus-gourmand blend.
A sparkling keepsake will be treasured and bring back special memories each and every time its worn. Pluck these delicate rose gold Piaget rose earrings from the selection at Partridge Jewellers. Logo lovers will delight in an 18k Running Bracelet from the Gucci line-up at Orsini. Meanwhile, the enchanting animal details signifying both nature and luck are a signature of Van Cleef & Arpels high jewellery creations that are bound to captivate all who come across them.
Revamp her skin routine with serious skincare that has the power to transform the complexion. Sothys Hydra4 range delivers lasting hydration for strong and radiant skin. For an indulgent experience, purchase a matching facial from Sothys salons. For the natural skincare lover, Living Nature has a great value trio of products in its Mother’s Day Bundle to nourish and protect the face and body. Elizabeth Arden’s Prevage range is a top-of-the-line collection with advanced actives to revitalise skin. The Prevage Mother’s Day gift set includes a serum, cleanser, eye serum and skin renewal booster.
A modern classic, the clean and elegant lines of Louis Vuitton’s Capucines handbag are unlikely to date, proving a worthy investment. Cost-per-wear, you can’t go wrong with a pair of sunglasses that suits every outfit. We love the gold detailing of Dior’s new DiorSignature S10F pair. Saben’s stylish half-moon-shaped Cassia bag in sleek white carries all of the essentials without too much bulk and tucks neatly over the shoulder.
Gorgeous gift sets
Introduce her to a new brand or pick a set that includes one of her favourites, an easy way to ensure she’ll love your selection.
Glasshouse Fragrance’s Midnight in Milan is the perfect introduction to the brand’s dynamic and sultry saffron and rose perfume and also comes with a soap and body lotion so you can layer the scent. Sisley’s Black Rose gift set includes a full size of the divine, nourishing Black Rose Skin Infusion Cream, alongside smaller minis of a makeup remover, mask and hydrating skin protector, while By Terry My Beauty Icons set has the makeup must-haves for a great night out.
High-tech beauty devices
A powerful hairdryer makes styling hair easy, and VS Sassoon’s Digital Sensor Luxe Airsonic is said to dry hair ultra-fast with less exposure to heat, plus, it’s lightweight to hold. LED light via the Dr. Dennis Gross x MECCA Spectralite FaceWare Pro is said to rejuvenate skin and help minimise wrinkles and blemishes. Another buzzed-about hair styler, ghd’s new Duet Style dries and straightens at the same time to save time while getting ready.
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