The best luxury gifts for Mother's Day 2021

Zoe Gunn

23 February 2021

With any luck this will be the last big event in lockdown – so make it one to remember

23 February 2021 | Zoe Gunn

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PSA: Mother’s Day is on Sunday 14 March and, with your social life not exactly overwhelmed by plans right now, you have no excuse for forgetting. A good gift can also go a long way if you haven’t seen your mum in months, so make this year’s one to remember with our edit of the best luxury gifts for Mother’s Day 2021.

Fashion gifts

Desert Rose silk satin pyjamas, £425, libertylondon.com; Chloé tortoiseshell sunglasses, £223, farfetch.com; Marina Raphael Micro Carina bag, £560, marinaraphael.com; Jennifer Chamandi Fabrizio loafer, £520, jenniferchamandi.com; Michael Michael Kors ribbed-knit wrap cardigan, £225, netaporter.com

All indications are that, in a few short weeks, we’ll be out of lockdown – and out of our loungewear. Which means a luxe wardrobe update makes for a truly thoughtful gift this Mother’s Day. Michael Kors’ wrap cardigan is the perfect universally-flattering piece to ease her out of her sweats, while you can never go wrong with a good pair of Chloé sunglasses. Marina Raphael’s neutral handbag, likewise, is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser, while Jennifer Chamandi’s burgundy loafers will go with everything from her favourite jeans to a new summer dress. And if she really can’t leave her pyjamas behind? Liberty’s luxury designs are good enough to leave the house in.

Beauty gifts

Mawena Rose Bamboo Floral Essence, £65, cultbeauty.co.uk; Byredo Gypsy Water Eau de Parfum, £178, spacenk.com; Aesop Sublime Replenishing Night Masque, £93, libertylondon.com; La Mer The Hand Treatment, £88, johnlewis.com; Iconic London Ultimate Brush Set, £75, harrods.com

Used to treating your mum to an indulgent spa treatment for Mother’s Day? While that may be off the cards this year, gifting her a range of the best beauty products on the market is guaranteed to make her feel pampered. A good beauty routine starts with great skincare; Aesop’s night masque and La Mer’s nourishing hand treatment more than fit the bill. Add to this a spritz of Mawena’s light-as-air moisturising floral essence, a dash of Byredo’s fresh Gypsy Water scent and an upgrade to her well-worn make-up brushes and she’ll be stepping out of lockdown feeling like a new woman.

Jewellery gifts

Chaumet Jeux de Liens Harmony malachite and diamond rose gold pendant, £3,530, chuamet.com; Annoushka freshwater pearl hoops, £790, annoushka.com; Jessie Thomas precious stone earrings with detachable pearls, £3,250, jessiethomasjewellery.com; Tudor Clair de Rose 30mm steel watch, £1,740, tudorwatch.com; Bucherer Fine Jewellery Peekaboo rose gold, diamond and prasiolite bangle, £1,260, bucherer.com

Few and far between are the women who fail to be seduced by something shiny and glittering. For modern mothers, both Annoushka and Jessie Thomas are offering a contemporary twist on the classic pearl earring, while Bucherer Fine Jewellery’s Peekaboo bangle, finished with a pastel prasiolite, is timelessly elegant. If watches are more her thing, Tudor’s Clair de Rose collection offers this practical yet pretty timepiece in three sizes, perfect for everyday wear, while Chaumet’s Jeux de Liens pendant can be engraved on the reverse for a more personal touch.

Interior design gifts

Kinto Ceramic Lab bowls, £50 for five, ssense.com; Gardening apron, £125, aspinaloflondon.co.uk; Tulip tumblers, £600 for four, asprey.com; Doing Goods Macy Monkey candlestick holders, £90, libertylondon.com; Mayfair rose vase set, from £105, flowerbx.com

If it’s been a while since your last family get together, we're willing to bet your mum is itching to have you over as soon as possible. In which case a few well chosen interior design items are guaranteed to go down a storm. Kinto’s chic ceramic bowls, Asprey’s tulip-emblazoned tumblers and Doing Goods charming candlestick holders will elevate any table, while Aspinal of London’s upcycled canvas gardening apron will give her a stylish way to stay busy until the big reunion. Until then, a vase of Flowerbx roses are a classic.

Foodie gifts

Charbonnel et Walker milk sea salt caramel truffles, £26, libertylondon.com; Ruinart Rosé Champagne, £65, clos19.com; Hayman’s of London gin, £28, haymansgin.com; Smythson Panama tea set, £2,995, smythson.com; Smeg milk frother, £149.95, smeguk.com

When all else fails, you can’t go wrong with a lavish foodie gift. Chocolates and champagne are the obvious go-tos (something from Charbonnel et Walker or Ruinart is impressive without being cliche) while Hayman’s eye-catchingly wrapped gin is more than your average bottle of Gordon’s. If breakfast in bed is a Mother’s Day tradition in your family, get her day off to a good start in your absence with Smeg’s vintage milk frother and Smythson’s utterly opulent tea set.

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