Our luxury Mother’s Day Gift Guide features a range of Elite Traveler-approved brands and items that are guaranteed to put a smile on her (or your!) face – from incomparable vintage champagne and organic skincare to glittering diamonds and silk nightwear.
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Ethical Kind, Silk Pajamas
[Pictured above] There is little more indulgent than a pair of deliciously soft silk pajamas but add in a host of impressive eco-credentials and you’ve got the perfect luxury Mother’s Day gift. Ethical Kind uses only organic peace silk which is produced from natural cocoons without sacrificing animal life, ensuring its cruelty-free status. In addition to being organically and sustainably farmed, organic peace silk is free from harmful toxins and pesticides – and better yet, the material has natural temperature regulating qualities for a restful night’s sleep, as all moms deserve.
Mandkhai, Embroidered Cashmere Cardigan
The cardigan features a vibrant bouquet of hand-stitched flowers across its front / ©Mandkhai
While Mother’s Day is well into spring, beautifully crafted knitwear will make a welcome gift, no matter the time of year. For a more interesting take on the classic cashmere knit, opt for the Hand Embroidered Cardigan by Mandkhai, which features a vibrant bouquet of hand-stitched flowers across its front. And beautiful pieces aside, what makes Mandkhai truly special is its commitment to ethical and sustainable sourcing and manufacturing. The brand has full control over every stage of the process, from the goats that roam the Mongolian hills, to the final stitching process in its own factories.
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Roberto Coin, Princess Flower Diamond Necklace
Each Roberto Coin piece is handmade to order / ©Roberto Coin
Based in the Italian town of Vicenza, Roberto Coin crafts timeless pieces of jewelry with a focus on enduring Italian craftsmanship and captivating design. The Princess Flower Diamond necklace is no exception to this overriding ethos. Inspired by the floral motifs seen on Venice’s great palaces, the piece features a series of exquisite diamond-encrusted white gold flowers suspended on an 18-karat white gold chain. Each piece is handmade to order, promising a truly special Mother’s Day gift.
Lugano, Diamond Hoop Earrings
With a commitment to creating remarkable items for only the most discerning of clients, a piece of Lugano jewelry is as much a statement of status as it is an accessory. Our favorite from the expansive collection is the lavish diamond hoops, which boast over 28-carats of emerald cut diamonds and another nearly 8-carats of marquise cuts, all set within 18k white gold. Striking yet demure, these hoops are guaranteed winners.
Penhaligon’s, Halfeti Dry Body Oil
The rich and indulgent scent of the iconic Halfeti fragrance is wrapped up in a nourishing body oil / ©Penhaligon’s
Having been crafting elegant scents since 1870, it’s safe to say that Penhaligon’s are masters at captivating the senses. Among the esteemed British perfumers’ latest releases is the Halfeti Dry Body Oil, which wraps the rich and indulgent scent of the iconic Halfeti fragrance up in a nourishing body oil. For an extra special luxury Mother’s Day gift, go the whole hog and get her the eau de parfum and the new hair perfume, too.
Louis Vuitton, Jewelry Case
The Louis Vuitton jewelry case features a plush red inner / ©Louis Vuitton
While jewelry is often the first port of call for Mother’s Day gifts, there comes a point where mom needs something to carry her jewels in, too. For such a request, look no further than the Louis Vuitton travel jewelry case. Featuring a plush red inner and the iconic LV monogrammed outer lining, the case has room for earrings, bracelets, rings and necklaces, with a removal pouch and leather earring holder for added convenience.
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Dom Pérignon, 2008 Vintage Rosé
The 2008 Rosé is characterized by its rich fruitiness and bold spice / ©Dom Pérignon
With any occasion, a bottle of champagne to toast with is a necessity – and Mother’s Day is no exception. Only produced in exceptional vintage years, a Dom Pérignon Rosé is a guaranteed winner, with the 2008 iteration characterized by its rich fruitiness and bold spice, which came thanks to an usually late summer. While Dom Pérignon vintages will only get better with age, the 2008 Rosé is undoubtedly one to be opened and enjoyed.
Coravin, Sparkling Wine Preservation System
Coravin Sparkling will preserve champagne for up to four weeks / ©Coravin
For the ultimate champagne-loving mom, team the Dom Perignon 2008 Rose with one of Coravin’s revolutionary sparkling wine preservation tools. Designed to effectively preserve both the flavor and the fizz of sparkling wines for up to four weeks, the gadget makes enjoying one glass (or two) of champagne a reality, as opposed to polishing off a whole bottle. Perfect for households who enjoy different tipples, or for ensuring bottles need not be saved for a special occasion, this piece of waste-preventing kit is an essential for any wine-lover.
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Irene Forte, Lavender and Rosemary Skincare Set
The Irene Forte Lavender and Rosemary Set features a cleanser, face cream and a mask / ©Irene Forte
Skincare can be tricky to buy for someone else but sticking with classic ingredients is usually a winning option. The Irene Forte Lavender and Rosemary Set features a cleanser, face cream and a mask, each of which is abundant with soothing lavender water and detoxifying rosemary. Designed to refresh, purify and brighten, the set is a safe choice for virtually all skin types. And, as with the rest of Irene Forte’s extensive line, each product is made with organic products grown at one designated Italian farm.
Claridge’s, Afternoon Tea Set
The Claridge’s afternoon tea set is perfect for an at-home Mother’s Day celebration / ©Claridge’s
We all know that treating your mom to a luxury afternoon tea is the perfect Mother’s Day gift, but those of you who can’t head over to England for a traditional high tea can recreate the experience at home with the Claridge’s Afternoon Tea China Set. The delicate jade and white striped set is the hallmark of The Foyer & Reading Room where the hotel serves its legendary afternoon tea. Specially made for Claridge’s by French porcelain masters Bernardaud, the set contains a traditional teapot, four cups and saucers and a milk jug.
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Cal-a-Vie Health Spa, Spa Retreat Gift Certificate
After almost a year of restricted travel, there’s nothing moms deserve more than a relaxing spa retreat / ©Cal-a-Vie
After the challenges of the past few years, there’s nothing many moms would enjoy more than an indulgent spa getaway. Tucked in a stunning corner of the Californian countryside, Cal-a-Vie Health Spa has garnered a well-deserved reputation as one of the best wellness retreats in the US and offers a series of all-inclusive programs focusing on physical and mental wellbeing, with an added touch of luxury. Gift certificates are available for three-, four- or seven-night programs, all of which include spa services, educational workshops, nutritional meals and unlimited fitness classes.
From $5,068, cal-a-vie.com
Baccarat, Champagne Flutes
The Baccarat Véga champagne flute features a sleek geometric stem with three stacked diabolo shapes / ©Baccarat
Gifting your mother with a bottle of prestigious champagne requires glasses equally as stunning to serve it in. Our favorites come from French fine crystal brand, Baccarat, which has been producing luxury barware, chandeliers and ornaments for over 250 years. The Baccarat Véga champagne flute features a sleek geometric stem with three stacked diabolo shapes, creating a modern yet classic style that would be at home in any crystal collection.
$360 for two, baccarat.com
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Chanel, Boy.Friend Watch
The quilted Boy.Friend watch by Chanel / ©Chanel
Chanel’s iconic Boy.Friend watch has long been a fan-favorite; now, the luxury French fashion house has released a new version featuring a quilted leather strap and its signature 18K ‘beige gold’, which falls somewhere between the classic yellow and rose gold tones. Exuding the unmistakable class for which Chanel is so well known, the Boy.Friend collection combines femininity with a masculine edge to create a wearable timepiece, ideal for a meaningful luxury Mother’s Day gift.