Mother’s Day is fast approaching, and if you’re thinking of purchasing flowers as a gift, you’re not alone. According to the National Retail Federation, you’re among the 69 percent of consumers who plan to spend a total of $2.6 billion on flowers for mom this year. Now, we all appreciate a beautiful bouquet, no matter the time of year. But, this Mother’s Day, we’ve got our eye on some luxurious and thoughtful gifts that really tap into the specialness this is mom.
Beauty by Day
Is there anything quite so indulgent as a skincare set from La Mer? If mom hasn’t yet experienced the glory of this popular line, the Introductory Collection is the perfect place for her to start. The collection includes a “quartet of bestselling, cult-favorites,” including The Treatment Lotion (30ml), The Regenerating Serum (5ml), The Eye Concentrate (3ml), and the famous Crème de la Mer (15ml). Priced at $220 from David Jones. We also love this La Mer The Brilliance Brightening Mask ($250 from Crème de de La Mer). A new addition to the company’s skincare line, the two-step mask has quickly become one of their most popular products, which is probably due to its reported ability to reduce the appearance of dark spots on the face, soften fine lines, and leave a glowing complexion behind—all after just a few minutes.
Beauty by Night
They say the best gifts are those items that the recipient will appreciate—but may not purchase for themselves. We would add that if you, as the buyer of said gift, are pining for the item yourself, you’re probably onto something. This Pure Silk pillowcase from Slip certainly qualifies. The ultra-smooth material is said to have anti-aging properties that support facial skin as well as hair, providing “an eight-hour beauty treatment every night.” The pillowcase is also available in 10 different colors, so you can match your mom’s décor or simply keep it neutral. Queen $79, King $99, from Dermstore.
How Does Your Garden Grow
The AeroGarden Harvest Elite WiFi with Gourmet Herbs Seed Pod Kit is a tabletop, indoor gardening kit that can be tended to year-round, regardless of weather. It uses LED lights to optimize growing conditions, instead of soil, so there’s no mess—and it’s said to grow fresh herbs and plants “up to five times faster than soil.” Even better—its built-in WiFi means mom can manage it from her smart device. $143 from Sur la Table.
Le Creuset sent a little tingle through the chef world this year with the introduction of the PROVENCE Collection, a set of luscious lavender cookware, bakeware, and tabletop items. You could buy one piece—like this dreamy four-and-one-half-quart Dutch Oven ($310 from Le Creuset)—with the intention of adding to it every year. Or, why not go ahead and spring for the Six-Piece Signature Set ($750)?!
A Good Read
The avid reader, collector—or both—will love these Jane Austen sets from Juniper Books ($225). Available in both crème and pink with custom jackets that have been “modeled after intricate 19th-century leather bindings,” these hardcover volumes offer a design as intriguing as the words inside. The set includes the complete works of the famed English novelist: Emma; Mansfield Park; Northanger Abbey; Persuasion; Pride and Prejudice; Sanditon and Other Stories; and Sense and Sensibility.
Give her something a little luxe, with a classic monogram in a new format: a phone cover. This Louis Vuitton iPhone X Folio ($345 from Louis Vuitton) will allow her to protect her device in style.
It’s OK to Frette
You may know Frette as the must-have luxury bedding brand, but the brand also makes luscious towels, and this Hotel Collection Bath Towel set ($65 each from Bloomingdales) will bring some luxurious flair to mom’s bathroom.
In Bloom All Year
If you still want to go the flower route, make it count…and make them last! This set of 25 Ecuadorian roses in 17 classic and modern colors is displayed in a classic box, with the roses eco-friendly preserved to last an entire year—just until it’s time to replace them with another version. $200 from Saaya Rose.