If anyone deserves a little luxury in their lives, it’s your mother, so why not spoil her this Mother’s Day — which lands on Sunday, 12 May this year — with something she’ll love more than a bunch of flowers? Of course, everyone has different taste, so we’ve put together our top picks for every kind of mum.
1. For the mum who likes shiny things
There’s nothing quite like a little jewellery to show how much you appreciate your mama. Made in New York, the bracelet comes in 14K yellow gold, white gold or rose gold, and is finished elegantly with a petite gem stone of your choice. Whether she’s a pearl-with-white-gold or rose-gold-and-aquamarine kind of lady, you can find a combination that truly matches her individual taste.
Alison Lou Mama bracelet, HK$6,982; alisonlou.com
2. For the fashionista mum
This bag says it all. And Mum will been keen to show everyone else how loved she really is — spelt out in Swarovski pearls. Made in Italy with the softest matelassé velvet and completed with floral embroidery, burnished gold finishings and a chain strap, this Marmont bag will really spoil her.
Gucci GG Marmont embroidered matelassé velvet shoulder bag, HK$25,000; net-a-porter.com
3. For the tech-savvy mum
To the untrained eye, the new AirPods look exactly the same. But in reality, the second iteration comes with a new wireless charging case to deliver one of the best wireless headphone experiences out there. It can also respond to “Hey Siri” while offering improved talk time. Plus, with complimentary engravings online, you can easily personalise it with her name or a short message.
Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case, HK$1,599; apple.com
4. For the fragrance-loving mum
If she isn’t already spritzing some of the coolest scents on the scene, then you can gift her with all of them. The Discovery set from Le Labo comprises 1.5ml samples of fine fragrances from their classic collection, including the cult Santal 33 and the complex Bergamote 22. The gift box also comes with a gift card, so that once she has her scent of choice, she can go back to redeem a 100ml eau de parfum in-store or online.
Le Labo Discovery Set with 100ml gift card, HK$1,919; lelabofragrances.com
5. For the travelling mum
Getting a good night’s rest is the travel (and beauty) essential that every mum needs, so make it easy for her with this set from Slip. It includes a travel pillow and sleep mask crafted from the brand’s Slipsilk™ fabric, which contains the highest grade of long fibre mulberry silk, and can reduce bed hair frizz and sleep creases on delicate skin.
Slip Pink Travel Set, HK$975; net-a-porter.com
6. For the mum that loves to entertain
This set of four 10.5-inch fine bone china dinner plates in classic blue and white is adorned with a contemporary willow pattern by artist Mariko Jesse. And if you look a little closer, it illustrates a topographical view of Hong Kong harbour which will also make for a great conversation starter. Something a dinner-party enthusiast will appreciate time and time again.
Faux Willow dinner plater set in blue, HK$1,380; faux-home.com
7. For the health-conscious mum
Make sure Mum gets her five-servings-a-day with a cold-pressed juicer — she’ll also reap the benefits of a healthy detox whilst boosting immunity. It’s also the easiest way to juice as the machine will fit a variety of whole fruits and vegetables, meaning no chopping or cutting, and even has its own auto cleaning system — need we say more?
Omega cold-pressed juicer, HK$4,489; thestore.com