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The Mother's Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is the perfect excuse to show one of your favourite humans on the planet just how much you care. Whether she’s your mum, grandmother, aunty, or role model, treat her for being your number one, since day one, with our mother’s day gift guide.

From the Mother slogan sweater to the bespoke plane tote, we’ve rounded up the best in suitcase-friendly gifts to celebrate Mothering Sunday. Add a cup of tea and breakfast in bed to the mix and you’re on to a winner.


THE BESPOKE TOTE

Give your mum a tote bag that’s just as unique as her. This beige Walton tote is part of Anya Hindmarch’s bespoke luggage collection that can be personalised with your mum’s initials in luxe appliquéd leather. In a hard-wearing canvas with contrast trim, the roomy interior and logo stamped zipped pouch make it an amazing option for a plane carry-on or everyday carry-it-all. You can personalise it with up to three initials, so either go for her name, or spell out how much you care with M-U-M (because superstar doesn’t fit).

 

THE SLOGAN SWEATER

Trust Mother the brand to come up with the ultimate slogan sweater for Mother’s Day and beyond. With a ribbed crew neck and long sleeves, this navy blue 100% cotton statement jumper is ideal for off-duty plane outfits. A bit of a talking point (welcome to the wonderful world of slogan sweaters), the slogan can be interpreted in different ways but we’re reading it as: ‘Mother, always liked you the best’ because it will warm her heart. 

THE PERSONALISED SCENT

You may not have had anything to do with the composition of Byredo’s new ‘Unnamed’ scent, but you can have everything to do with the label… As the name suggests, this 10th anniversary fragrance is housed in the brand’s signature glass bottle with a blank space on the label, awaiting a name of your choice. All set for your personalisation, the chic bottle includes a collection of adhesive letters that can be used to create a word or phrase that’s personal to the wearer. Time to get creative and conjure up a name that your mum will love.

THE CHILL-OUT KIT

The next best thing to a spa break… Treat her to Liberty’s Five Minutes’ Peace Beauty Kit. Housed in a Liberty Strawberry Thief print wash bag, the kit is packed with six restorative essentials for the ultimate night of uninterrupted pampering from bathtub right through to pillow. The chill-out beauty haul contains Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Mist Rose Gold (30m)l, Diptyque Baies Candle (70g), Eve Lom Gel Balm Cleanser (100ml), Dr Sebagh Supreme Night Secret (50ml), Susanne Kaufmann Oil Bath for the Senses (100ml) and NEOM Organics Perfect Night's Sleep Pillow Mist (30ml).

 

 

THE PASTEL MIDI

If her wardrobe is extreme anti-black, she’ll love wearing Traffic People’s aptly named Mama Mia midi dress which is anything but. In eye-catching metallic pastels, the candy coloured stripes are made for swirling around on summer vacations. With a flattering V-neckline and long sleeves, the effortless, floaty midi silhouette makes it a dress that you’ll probably want to borrow too. Ask nicely and she might let you have join custody.

THE MAMA TRINKET

Fact: the Carrie Bradshaw-esque gold necklace is going nowhere fast – and nobody does it better than Alison Lou. This delicate Mama pendant is 14kt gold and complete with a mini diamond (0.01 ct). Subtle and sideways, it’s a playful twist on standard nameplate necklaces that she won’t want to take off. Teamed with a white shirt or cami top, it’s a pendant she can wear solo or layer up with her other favourite trinkets. 

 

THE BUMP BEAUTY

Mamas-to-be deserve to be celebrated on Mother’s Day, too. Whether it’s your best friend, cousin or sister, treat on-the-go wanderlusters to Hatch Mama’s Home + Away kit. Championing skincare especially for pre- and postnatal beauty, this set features the cult favourite Belly Oil in both full size (195ml) and mini (30ml) to help reduce the appearance of stretch marks and scars in pregnancy. She can keep one on her bedside table and one in her travel bag to keep bump hydrated 24/7.

 

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