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The ultimate Mother’s Day style gift guide for every kind of Mum out there

If the pandemic has taught us one thing, it’s that our mothers really do go the extra mile for us.

That’s why, this Mother’s Day, it’s time to make it up to them with something extravagant. Something that will make them gasp, something as thoughtful as every act of love they have ever shown us.

Normally that calls for a vacation in some tropical, distant land, but with limited travel options we make do with what we can: treating Mum to relaxing staycations, fine dining at some of the fanciest restaurants in town, or a stunning new luxury timepiece.

One thing mothers will always welcome, though, is something to add to her wardrobe or jewellery collection. And we know that their tastes for style may vary — some may prefer something bold and colourful, others prefer the little (shiny) things. That’s why we’ve rounded up a gift for all kinds of Mums out there, featuring an array of designer handbags, jewels, shoes and other accessories for her to flaunt like a proud, fashionable parent.

Discover our gift guide below.

Header photo credit: Coach

If she’s a fan of timeless bags…

She’ll appreciate how Prada’s cult-favourite Cleo bag seems to combine both vintage and modern sensibilities with its unique, curved shape. Its smooth brushed leather offers just the right amount of shine, and Mum will love it all the more in this shade of blush pink.

(Photo credit: MyTheresa)

Price
S$2,730

If she’s a fan of timeless bags…

She’ll want to add Gucci’s new signature handbag, inspired by a design from the brand’s archives, to her collection. The bag’s namesake, the horsebit, is highlighted in polished gold-plated metal, which nicely contrasts with the monogram canvas body and sleek white leather trims.

(Photo credit: Farfetch)

Price
S$3,400

If she’s a fan of timeless bags…

She might just recognise the silhouette of Coach’s Ergo bag, which draws from a ’60s design by the New York brand. The relaxed tote features two of Coach signatures: the glove-tanned leather trims that are soft and durable, as well as the recognisable monogram jacquard.

(Photo credit: Coach)

Price
S$750

If she likes a little sparkle in her life…

Delight her with this Van Cleef & Arpels necklace. Doubling as a good luck charm, the necklace features a four-leaf clover motif made of the rare, grey mother-of-pearl. This design stays true to the French jeweller’s first Alhambra jewel in 1968, so you could say that it has aged as gracefully as its new owner.

(Photo credit: Van Cleef & Arpels)

Price
S$3,900

If she likes a little sparkle in her life…

She’ll know the significance of this Cartier Trinity ring, featuring three interlaced bands in white gold, rose gold and yellow gold. This timeless design has been used for almost a century as a statement of love, so you can bet that Mum will wear this one proudly.

(Photo credit: Cartier)

Price
S$2,330

If she likes a little sparkle in her life…

Nothing can say “I love you” quite like this necklace. Designed by the late Elsa Peretti, the asymmetric heart pendant is one of Tiffany & Co.’s most enduring creations for a reason. This rose gold version gives a charming update to the classic, and will suit mothers of all skintones.

(Photo credit: Tiffany & Co.)

Price
S$2,700

If she likes a little sparkle in her life…

Gift her a one-of-a-kind Chaumet bracelet. The Maison’s Jeux de Liens Harmony collection is meant to symbolise unconditional love through its signature medallion. This particular pink gold bracelet features one in mother-of-pearl and is embellished in brilliant-cut diamonds. Make it truly Mum’s by engraving her initials on the back.

(Photo credit: Chaumet)

Price
S$2,460

If she’s always on the go…

She’ll find this Loewe pouch particularly handy. Adorable design aside, the Elephant Pocket comes with an adjustable shoulder strap so Mum can sling this across her body or on her shoulder. And it has a magnetic closure to keep her smartphone and credit cards secure.

(Photo credit: Loewe)

Price
S$1,150

If she’s always on the go…

She probably has a million uses for scarves, from draping them around her neck to keep warm or knotting them around her favourite handbags to make a statement. This Burberry scarf will certainly do both. It’s made in Italy from the finest blend of wool and Mulberry silk. It stands out with a print of the British label’s now recognisable monogram in candy pink.

(Photo credit: Burberry)

Price
S$670

If she’s always on the go…

She’ll definitely love checking her messages and upcoming appointments on her Apple Watch when you get her this Hermes case and single tour band. The first comes in stainless steel that boasts a luxurious, mirror-like finish. The latter, made of nylon, is done up in a striking “Heart Red” pattern that features Hermes’ H Vibration motif.

(Photo credit: Hermes)

Price
S$1,719

If she’s always on the go…

Then she’ll need a pair of shoes that let her travel with comfort. Nothing is easier to wear than this Manolo Blahnik ballet flats, handcrafted from raffia and finished with leather lining and soles. Not only will Mum look stylish in these summery slip-on shoes, but they’ll also be convenient for her to pack on her next staycation.

(Photo credit: Selfridges)

Price
S$880

If she’s always on the go…

She’ll love how easily she can switch things up with this special set of Celine’s perfumes. Each fragrance comes in a miniature bottle that Mum can easily slot into her handbag. The packaging is just as versatile as the perfumes themselves, which range from classic to sultry scents.

(Photo credit: Celine)

Price
S$490

If her home is her palace…

She’ll appreciate this Dior tableware set that is adorned with a beautiful lily of the valley print. The flower, one of Christian Dior’s lucky charms, holds a sentimental value: it’s one of the blooms cultivated by his mother at the garden of his childhood home.

(Photo credit: Dior)

If her home is her palace…

These exquisite, gold-rimmed porcelain cups from Louis Vuitton are sure to get her compliments the next time she has friends over for dinner. They’re covered in the French brand’s iconic monogram, this time coming in vivid colours and patterns like those seen on Mum’s favourite handbags.

(Photo credit: Louis Vuitton)

Price
S$1,420

If her home is her palace…

Then she should reign in ultimate comfort with these Fendi slides and ditch her house slippers for good. This pair features the Italian label’s distinctive monogram across a handcrafted band of braided leather.

(Photo credit: Fendi)

Price
S$980

If her home is her palace…

This limited-edition Diptyque candle is sure to keep her enchanted. Part of the French perfume house’s 60th anniversary Graphic collection, it’s designed with contrasting lines that create a striking visual to go with Diptyque’s bestselling rose scent.

(Photo credit: Selfridges)

Price
S$90
Pameyla Cambe
Senior Writer
Pameyla Cambe is a fashion and jewellery writer who believes that style and substance shouldn't be mutually exclusive. She makes sense of the world through Gothic novels, horror films and music. Lots of music.
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