Whether they’re new moms who are just regaining their sleep schedules, or moms who have had decades of experience, these leading ladies in our lives always demand functionality, versatility and style. Three things you should definitely consider when shopping for Mother’s Day gifts.
In case you missed the memo: Mother’s Day is landing on this upcoming Sunday. If you haven’t made use of the previous long weekend to do some gift shopping, well, we can imagine how stressed you must be feeling right now. Don’t worry though, we are always here to help. Scroll down to find our list of stylish and practical gifts that mom of all ages will love.
A skinny silk-twill scarf is such an easy way to instantly elevate your casual attire. Burberry’s Animalia version features a collage of sleeping animals, which is super dreamy and elegant. Its colour is also subtle and very easy to carry, we’re sure any mom would love it.
HK$1,500 from Burberry
The sleek, feminine Lady Dior bag is epitome of Mr. Christian Dior’s vision of elegance and beauty. Celebrate the beauty of that special woman in your life with this particular version from the house’s new ultramatte series. It features a dusty jade hue in a matte finish that covers the entire bag from the handles to the signature ‘D. I. O. R.’ charms to the thin, removable leather shoulder strap.
HK$36,500 from Dior
Loafers are, of course, one of the essentials of any footwear collection. We recommend these linen ones by Bing Xu, acclaimed Chinese footwear designer, for Shanghai Tang (he’s since become the brand’s chief shoe designer — also not to be misconstrued with the house’s collaboration with contemporary artist Xu Bing), which features an aesthetically pleasing east-meet-west design featuring a playful embroidery of a cat gambolling with a mouse.
*From May to June, Shanghai Tang is donating part of the proceeds from the ‘Catch Me If You Can’ footwear collection to Lifelong Animal Protection Charity to help all our furry friends in need.
HK$2,980 from Shanghai Tang
From the sizeable compartment to the eight card slots and extra pockets, along with the adjustable strap for cross-body/shoulder wear, this Celine wallet is not only stylish, it’s also designed to cater to moms who demand everyday practicality as much as they exude style.
HK$8,100 from Celine
Make sure mom rests well on her special day (and every evening, really) by gifting her a set of silky smooth pajamas, such as this one by Olivia von Halle. The brand is known for its classic silk evening pajamas, and this is crafted in a beautiful peacock-blue 19 momme silk, finished with ivory piped silk trims and mother-of-pearl buttons for an extra luxe factor.
HK$3,990 from Sheer
Whether it’s for the children’s toys and daily essentials, or a weekend escape or staycation for two post-CoVid-19, a large shopper tote is always welcome in any bag collection. This version by Givenchy in jacquard canvas is a great choice for those nailing the look of modern elegance. It features the brand’s Chaîne motif, along with leather edges and handles. Extra bonus? Not only is there a detachable zippered clutch enclosed within, there are also silvery metal snap buttons on the sides of the bag, so you can flatten it for easy storage.
HK$17,500 from Givenchy
From medical cards to shopping loyalty cards, once you’re a mom, the need for the number of card slots in your purse triples. So trust us when we say she’ll always be happy to receive a cardholder to keep all her cards for both herself and the children organised. This classic piece features Bottega Veneta’s iconic intrecciato weave in an unusual but handy upright design.
HK$3,200 from Bottega Veneta
After creating the little black dress, the tweed braided suit and the quilted handbag, Gabrielle Chanel’s next revolutionising design was the two-tone shoes (in beige and black) that she called ‘the height of elegance’. So really, you can do no wrong if you choose to gift your mother a pair of these iconic shoes. While they are in a perfectly manageable 2.6-inch block heel, there are also flats of the same design for those who prefer keeping their heels on the ground.
HK$6,300 from Chanel
I’m sure all mothers would agree that we like bags that will allow us to keep both of our hands free so we can take care of the kids’ needs at any time — no matter how old they get. This Salmah bag by Bally would be a good choice. The cross body bag allows for maximum freedom for your limbs, and also features a wide zip opening for quick and easy access for all the essentials.
HK$4,190 from Bally
Spotted on the feet of the most graceful and stylish women of the century from Rita Hayworth to Grace Kelly and Jane Birkin, the espadrilles have long been a shoe of choice for the summer season. Named after St. Tropez’s famous Cap Taillat beach, these ones (available in black, ivory white or navy blue stripes) would definitely look great on mom of all ages.
HK$4,500 from Celine