Where would we be without our mothers and mother-figures? While we should always take a moment to remember the mums who have lost children, those who have lost mums, those who have chosen not to be mums, and those yearning to take on that role, May 14 is a lovely opportunity to gift a special woman something incredible. Below, our editors Jessica, Pema, Ava, Laura and Kim have listed their top luxury buys for the season. Happy Mother’s Day, everyone.
When new iterations of Fendi’s Peekaboos hit the runway along Via Solari in Milan in September, the show became as much about the handbags as it did the silky parachute pants and rubber platforms. Now available to buy, the iconic small Peekaboo ISeeU bag is our editors’ pick. With the House’s signature gold finish metalware, the front panel of this beauty is embellished with hand-crafted, tone-on-tone interlace. And, it’s pink (read: the true star of the Fendi SS23 season).
Ferragamo Bi-material Ballet Flats, $1,250 SHOp NOW
In good news for our feet, the sky-high platform is done, and the era of the ballet flat is here. These updated Vara bow ballet flats by Ferragamo make for the perfect finish for those on the go who still want to maintain a little luxury in their everyday outfits. The pastel blue hue and square toe make it a versatile and flattering choice, while the mesh side detailing gives these shoes a modern edge.
Tiffany Lock bnagle in Yellow and White Gold with Half Pavé Diamonds, $22,400 SHOP NOW
Unlocking the key to your Mum’s heart on Mother’s Day—especially when competing with contending family members also vying for her affection with their gifts—can often feel more laborious than necessary. Removing the competition element entirely, Tiffany & Co’s new lock bracelet is the preeminent way to spoil your Mother in lavish luxury. Symbolic of an eternal bond and dripping in diamonds, the Lock is the ultimate motif of eternal togetherness. Plus, who can ever say no to anything wrapped in a robin egg blue box?
Ferragamo sunglasses, $525 SHOP NOW
After seasons of slinky slimline frames–oval! Cat-eyed!—sunglasses are going back to big. At Ferragamo, this return to supersized is heralded with a new rectangular frame, a move sure to rival the success of the Maison’s iconic F-heel. With metal temples and anti-scratch lenses, these sunglasses—like every garment Maximilian Davis touches—are a modern, timeless staple.
Chanel Chance Body Cream, $134 SHOP NOW
It’s a universal truth that a moisturiser is the one element of your skincare worth splurging on—and a good beauty routine should never skip the body. With spicy floral notes of the iconic Chance fragrance and a buttery smooth formula to treat the skin, this luxurious body cream is the ultimate indulgence.
Celine PARADE EAU DE PARFUM 100ML $465, SHOP NOW
In the mind of Celine’s Hedi Slimane, there are no limitations placed on sensorial experience, especially of the olfactory kind. This Mother’s Day, a new type of luxury can be experienced with just one spritz from the luxury French Maison’s library of haute parfumerie, unlocking a fragrant odyssey of both Celine and Slimane’s archives. The ritual of layering your scent is something so bespoke and intimate, especially when you’re selecting from an elite range of transportive perfumes; the saccharine elegance of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, the sensual enveloping of Dans Paris, or the salty, sun-drenched woodiness of Eau de Californie. Where will your next journey be?
Valentino rockstud metal earrings, $900 shop now
Mothers wear many hats and go by many labels: supernova, icon, legend… rockstar? No, Rockstud. Valentino Rock stud, that is. The key to any woman’s heart is through the love language of gift-giving. And what better way to cement your adoration for your family’s matriarch than over-indulging her in a pair of signature Valentino stud earrings? Boasting a maternal-approving PP Pink hue, these runway-approved protruding earrings will soon be a mainstay in your mother’s jewellery arsenal, when they’re not adorning her ears, that is.
Tekla Bath Organic Hooded Bathrobe, $249 SHOP NOW
From the cult Copenhagen brand that makes everyone’s favourite sheets comes the Scandi-style bathrobe of your dreams. Designed with a modern sensibility, with optimised comfort in mind, this ultra-soft robe is like a walking hug. Cut from an absorbent towelling in a sturdy, 100% cotton terry weave that washes easily in the machine and never loses its plushness, it is the epitome of fuss-free luxury.
Snooze Madison Grosvenor mattress, queen $4199 SHOP NOW
For over a decade of our lives, our evening routines weren’t punctuated by a calming glass of Merlot or a regimented 10-step skincare regime, but rather a quick bedtime story and a peck on the cheek from our mothers. Now, we’re finally able to return the favour (sans the intimacy). This year, the gift of a soundless night’s sleep isn’t just viable; it’s rest-assured with Snooze’s Maddison® Mattress A practical gift is always appreciated, especially considering this mattress boasts cushioned comfort, temperature control and luxurious fabrications. Time to put the gift-giving on snooze control.
Maison Balzac Party Coupes, pink and amber, $139 SHOP NOW
Coming from someone who is not a mother but is a woman who certainly loves receiving gifts, it’s not hyperbolic of me to say that elevated homewares are a decisive one-and-done gift for any maternal figure in your life. These saccharine coupe glasses from cult-favourite lifestyle brand Maison Balzac rival the jovial person you turn into after a few glasses of champagne with their saccharine pastel shade and flirty amber accents. Just be prepared to always have one of these hand-blown glasses in hand the next time you’re over at your mother’s house because this jocose set will surely become her new go-to for guests.