Mothers Day
Art: Kimberlee Kessler

If there was ever a reason to dress up ladies who lunch-style, it’s Mother’s Day. With social calendars back in well-heeled, pre-pandemic force, treat your mother – or yourself – with must-have luxury accessories and beauty items that will instantly elevate and refresh any outfit or makeup look, from day to night.

From a Valentino “it” bag to a Chanel beauty staple, these are gift ideas you’ll will covet on Mother’s Day … and every day after. Accessories and beauty have long been the cornerstone of Mother’s Day gifting – they’re the perfect keepsakes for your mum or that maternal figure in your life, or to yourself … because you’re worth it. See GRAZIA’s luxury accessories and beauty edit below.

Mothers DaySalvatore Ferragamo sunglasses, $450, SHOP NOW

No matter what the occasion or setting, a pair of designer sunnies adds instant glamour to even the most dressed down look. They can be a signature statement (case in point: Jackie O and her chic, oversized shades) or on a roster-like rotation depending on the occasion. Almost like a pair of shoes – sneakers, stilettos or slides – there are sunglasses that suit every outfit. Enter Italian fashion house Salvatore Ferragamo’s take on eyewear from its spring/summer 2022 collection, dubbed Hotel Splendid. Ferragamo’s versatile, fashion-forward sunnies are made of lightweight acetate, with a bold, oversized front, and with the brand’s emblem, the double Gancini, on the sides, and are available in black, classic tortoise, vintage tortoise and red tortoise. The former First Lady would approve. 

Mothers DayHardy Brothers gold paperclip earrings, $1990, SHOP NOW

Call them pearls of wisdom. If there was every a way to dress up an outfit without changing your clothes, it’s via stylish statement earrings. And there’s no bolder head-turning accessory than these gold pearl paperclip earrings by royal-approved luxury fine jeweller, Hardy Brothers. With a geometric curved shape, these stationery-inspired accessories are made from 18 carat yellow gold, and feature a drop-like South Sea baroque pearl attached to the paperclip-shaped earring. With just the right amount of edge, Hardy Brothers’ statement accessories will dress up a simple tank and blazer outfit by day, and add sophisticated glamour to a LBD by night.

Mothers DayN°1 DE CHANEL lip and cheek balm, $75, SHOP NOW

A go-to product for lips and cheeks (or anywhere, really), this Chanel balm – from the French luxury house’s anti-ageing beauty line, N°1 DE CHANEL – adds new meaning to the term all-rounder. This multi-purpose tinted, buttery balm has a creamy texture that nourishes, plumps, and enhances the colour of lips and cheek, designed to be worn as a lip gloss, highlighter, or in lieu of blush on the cheeks. Packed with red camellia oil, this balm adds suppleness and softness no matter where it’s applied on the face. Also, Chanel’s N°1 DE CHANEL range contains up to 97 per cent naturally-derived and 76 per cent camellia-derived ingredients, for beauty with a side of environmental consciousness.

Mothers DayDior Prestige La Micro-Huile de Rose advanced serum, $540, SHOP NOW

Will you accept this rose? Backed by two decades of research, this serum uses the Rose de Granville (the first rose created for cosmetic skincare) to plump and hydrate the skin. Think of it as self-care in a bottle – Dior Prestige combines the nourishing richness of an oil with the deep penetration of a serum. La Micro-Huile de Rose advanced serum offers double skin resilience as well as the ability to repair the look of the skin two times faster, according to the French skincare experts. Firmer and helping wrinkles to appear noticeably reduced, this is one product you’ll be borrowing from your mum’s beauty cabinet.

Mothers DayValentino one stud Nappa micro bag with chain, $1950, SHOP NOW

The accessory equivalent of a mirco mini, this Valentino bag-on-a-chain brings new meaning to the phrase “good things come in small packages”. Made in Italy from lambskin and featuring an antique brass-coloured closure decorated with a maxi stud, Valentino’s micro bag can be worn as a crossbody or shoulder bag thanks to the sliding, yellow gold-hued chain. The interior features a double compartment that’s deceptively practical despite the one stud Nappa bag’s micro mini-me size. As we know, mothers like function as well as fashion …. and Valentino delivers on both fronts, with space for a phone, keys and a coin purse. This bag is giving JLo circa Jenny From The Block vibes, and we’re not mad about it.