SA: Mother’s Day is on Sunday 27 March and, as we spent the last two in lockdown, the pressure is really on to pull out all the stops this year. A good gift can go a long way to making her day special (as can a great afternoon tea or Michelin-starred meal delivery), so make this year’s one to remember with our edit of the best luxury gifts for Mother’s Day 2022.
A luxe wardrobe update makes for a truly thoughtful Mother's Day gift. Stine Goya's colourful knit is the perfect universally-flattering piece to inject some brightness into her look, while you can never go wrong with a good Loewe shoulder bag and Saint Laurent's neutral espadrilles will go with everything from her favourite jeans to a new summer dress. And for ultimate in luxe relaxation? Olivia von Halle's silk robes are good enough to leave the house in – but also pair perfectly with Lily and Lionel's floral bedtime accessories.
You could treat your mum to an indulgent spa treatment for Mother’s Day but gifting her a range of the best beauty products on the market is guaranteed to make her feel pampered – and lasts so much longer. A good beauty routine starts with great skincare; Espa's soothing serum and La Mer’s nourishing hand treatment more than fit the bill. Add to this a dash of Byredo’s fresh Gypsy Water scent, an upgrade to her well-worn make-up brushes and a treasure trove of treats from Harvey Nichols and she’ll be stepping into the new season feeling like a new woman.
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, this diamond-set piece from Graff's Tilda's Bow collection is an absolute showstopper while Chaumet’s Jeux de Liens pendant can be engraved on the reverse for a more personal touch.
Interiors and home gifts
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. Lily Pearman's chic ceramic bowls, Asprey’s tulip-emblazoned tumblers and Vaisselle's charming vase will elevate any table, while Ved Cooks pretty pastel napkins make for the perfect finishing touch to any tablescape. And don't arrive empty-handed: a vase of Flowerbx roses is a classic.
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 the Isle of Wight Distillery's eye-catching 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 with Smeg’s vintage milk frother and Smythson’s utterly opulent tea set.