The Ultimate Last-Minute Luxury Mother’s Day Gift Guide
Left it ’till the last minute? You’re not alone—we’ve put together the best Mother’s Day gifts to ensure you don’t end up empty-handed on the 14th of May.
While Mother’s Day falls on the second Sunday in May every year, it still tends to creep up quickly. This year, Mother’s Day falls on the 14th of May which is just over a week away, meaning it’s time for even the most steadfast procrastinators to get shopping. From covetable jewellery and practical pieces to novelties and curiosities, these are the 17 best last-minute Mother’s Day gifts guaranteed to secure you the accolade of ‘favourite child’ in 2023.
Van Cleef & Arpels Vintage Alhambra Bracelet
Lucky by nature and lucky by design, the Van Cleef & Arpels Vintage Alhambra Bracelet sees the French luxury jewellery house’s signature four-leaf clovers rendered in yellow gold, diamond, and malachite, to create a piece that’s equal parts timeless and statement-making.
Chanel Première Édition Originale
Approaching watchmaking with a jeweller’s eye, the Chanel Première Édition Originale sees a black lacquered dial surrounded a rectilinear gold case. Set on a gold chain bracelet with an interwoven black leather strap, its singular style lends it to wear for casual and formal occasions alike.
Rolex Day-Date 36
It’s hard to go wrong with a Day-Date. Long associated with power and success, the Rolex Day-Date (or ‘The President’) makes for the Mother’s Day gift to top all Mother’s Day gifts. This iteration celebrates the beauty of precious stones; with a carnelian dial with diamond Roman numeral hour markers surrounded by a diamond-studded bezel and encased in yellow gold.
Cartier Juste un Clou Ring
A ring of contrasts—the Cartier Juste un Clou Ring takes an ornamental approach to a utilitarian object. Inspired by nails, the avant-garde piece features a wrap-around yellow gold form set with 53 brilliant-cut diamonds.
Loro Piana Billie Coat
Crafted from impossibly lightweight wool and silk, this water-repellant trench coat is the perfect piece for trans-seasonal dressing. A thoughtful gift as the days grow cooler.
Approx. $7865; loropiana.com
Rimowa Aluminium Cross-Body Bag
The German luxury luggage manufacturer applies its statement grooved aluminium to personal carry with this Rimowa Aluminium Cross-Body Bag. Designed to transport your daily essentials, this silver bag can be worn cross-body with the adjustable brown leather body strap or carried like a clutch.
Brunello Cucinelli Kiron Desk Globe
The Brunello Cucinelli Kiron Desk Globe is the ideal desk accoutrement for those who enjoy indulging in a touch of wanderlust in between sojourns. Handcrafted from two laser-engraved half-spheres by the Italian luxury house’s artisans in Solomeo, Italy, it’s set on a durable Kiron base adorned with the label’s logo.
Dom Pérignon Brut Vintage
Champagne is always a failsafe gift. A delicate wine with a surprisingly nuanced palette, Dom Pérignon Brut Vintage sees a bouquet of fresh florals complemented by a subtle hint of white peaches.
Louis Vuitton Chess Set
For true lovers of the game of kings (or queens, as the case may be). Echoing the recurring checkerboard theme seen across the late Virgil Abloh’s work, this Louis Vuitton Chess Set sees the French luxury fashion house’s Damier pattern take shape across a leather base. Geometric ebony and boxwood chess pieces contribute to a singularly Louis Vuitton take on the game.
Chopard Imperiale Alarm Clock
Coalescing function with elegance, the Chopard Imperiale Alarm Clock is a sophisticated addition to any desk or bedside table. Crafted from rose gold-toned stainless steel, it features purple cabochons on the base and crown, while its white dial is adorned with a subtle debossed pattern. A Super-LumiNova coating on the hands and hour markers ensures she’ll be able to tell the time after dark.
Creed Silver Mountain Water
This Mother’s Day, forget staid florals in favour of something a little different. Inspired by the inimitable crispness of fresh mountain air, Creed Silver Mountain Water sees citrusy notes of bergamot and neroli intermingle with green tea and blackcurrant and base notes of sandalwood and musk to create a decidedly fresh, contemporary fragrance.
Acne Studios Checked Wool Fridge Scarf
A veritable cold-weather mood booster, this oversized scarf by Swedish luxury fashion house Acne Studios is something of a winter status symbol amongst influencers and street style stars. Crafted from a soft mohair blend and adorned with a colourful checked pattern, it features fringed edges and is finished off with Acne Studios branding.
Bottega Veneta Bi-Fold Wallet
Regardless of the proliferation of tap-and-go setups, a classic wallet never goes out of style. Bottega Veneta’s instantly recognisable intrecciato (interwoven) leather is applied to this slimline bi-fold wallet. With enough space for eight cards and notes, its the Goldilocks of wallets—not too big and not too small. Just right.
Montblanc Meisterstück Gold-Coated Fountain Pen
Help her write the right way with the Montblanc Meisterstück Gold-Coated Fountain Pen. Crafted from black precious resin and accented with gilded gold, this fountain pen is adorned with a hand-crafted solid gold nib.
An enduring icon in the Omega stable, the Constellation is easily distinguishable by its distinctive claws on the case at 3 and 9 o’clock, mono rang bracelet, and placement of its Roman numerals on the bezel. Powered by Omega’s automatic calibre 8700, this two-tone steel and gold incarnation of the timepiece sees a mother-of-pearl dial adorned with diamond hour markers.
Marc Pascal Orchid Pendant Light
Adding charm to contemporary and traditional homes alike, each Marc Pascal Orchid Pendant Light is handmade and made-to-order to your specifications, with free rein over colour specifications. The diaphanous forms gently filter light and move in response to any air motion in the room.
From $1881; lightingfire.com.au
Guy Bourdain Framed Print
Gift a piece of fashion history this Mother’s Day. Acclaimed fashion photographer Guy Bourdin was known for his provocative, surrealist aesthetic. Produced in collaboration with The Guy Bourdin Estate, this photograph from a 1972 edition of French Vogue is printed on archival paper and hand-framed in Italian chestnut wood.
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