May 14 marks Mother’s Day 2023, and with it comes the age-old dilemma of choosing the perfect gift – and the task only gets harder for the mom who has it all.
Whether you’re buying a special something for a mother-to-be, grandmother, partner or even just a (very well-deserved) treat for yourself, each item in our list has been carefully chosen as the perfect way to show how much you care.
From everyone’s favorite rosé wine to life-changing skincare, our luxury Mother’s Day gift guide covers all bases with a selection of products handpicked by our discerning editorial team.
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Diptyque, Eau Rose Parfum
A fresh take on the typical rose scent (which can veer into sickly-sweet territory if not done well), Diptyque’s Eau Rose Eau de Parfum is a florist in a bottle. The French perfumery’s signature damascena and centifolia roses are kept fresh with the addition of chamomile and litchi. It’s light, vibrant and infinitely wearable, i.e. everything you could want in a Mother’s Day perfume. The monochromatic bottle will make a chic addition to any vanity shelf, too.
Assouline, Louis Vuitton Skin: Architecture of Luxury
With editions spanning the realms of travel, art, fashion, transport, and food and drink, there is truly an Assouline book for everyone. This year, look no further than the Louis Vuitton Skin: Architecture of Luxury collection, which documents the design of the Maison’s stores. Unusually, rather than sticking to one mold, each Louis Vuitton boutique is individually commissioned and is intended the embody the spirit of the city it calls home. Author Paul Goldberger takes a deep dive into the most impressive, with six covers available: Paris, New York City, Seoul, Beijing, Tokyo and Singapore.
David Yurman, Infinity Huggie Hoop Earrings
Few pieces of jewelry are as universally loved as a gold hoop, especially a pair delicate enough to be worn everyday. New York City-based jeweler David Yurman’s are a fresh twist on the classic, with two 18-karat gold cables carefully intertwined to form a braided effect. Adding a touch of luxe is a row of glittering pavé diamonds. Mom not the gold type? Fear not – the hoops come in sterling silver too.
Nada Ghazal, Gold Cuff Bracelet
Lebanese jeweler Nada Ghazal has become known for her edgy designs, in which bulging metals and carefully displaced stones play a key part. Each piece is handmade in her Beirut atelier using 18-carat brushed gold and holds true to the principles of traditional Lebanese craftsmanship. The nature of her work means every Nada Ghazal treasure would make for a wonderfully meaningful (and luxury) Mother’s Day gift, but our top pick is the Baby Malak Bonbon Cuff – a singular bracelet with two bold discs at either side, one in plain brushed gold, the other adorned with a constellation of glittering tsavorite stones.
Château d’Esclans, Whispering Angel 2022 Vintage
Mother’s Day 2023 happily coincides with the start of our very favorite time of year: rosé season. This year, the bestselling and utterly beloved Whispering Angel, by Château d’Esclans, is back with a new vintage. Made from a blend of Grenache, Cinsault and Rolle from d’Esclans’ La Motte vineyards, the quintessentially Provencial rosé is pale as you like, and perfectly crisp and elegant. The wine’s versatile personality means it’s great with food but truthfully, there is no better way to drink rosé than by the pool on a sunny afternoon.
Mizuki Jewels, Cascading Pearl Earrings
If one item will always remain a staple piece, it’s the pearl earring. But, how do you better a classic? New York-based jewelry brand Mizuki, founded by Mizuki Goltz, has proven that its best to not reinvent the wheel and instead add playful touches – a feat beautifully executed in the Cascading Pearl Earrings from its Sea of Beauty collection. Featuring a string of delicate Akoya pearls on a 14-karat golden chain, suspended from a stud fastening, the earrings are equal parts glamorous and subdued – a jewelry sweet spot in our eyes.
Silent Pool Distillers, Black Juniper Gin
Despite the recent resurgence of gin, because of the nature of the way it’s made, the spirit has typically shied away from ultra-premium offerings. Bucking that trend, however, is the UK-based Silent Pool Distillery which has just launched the £295 (approx. $365) Black Juniper Gin. Made using pure Bhutanese black juniper, procured via an exclusive partnership with the country, Black Juniper Gin is an innovative twist on a classic gin. Foraged by hand from the outlying peaks of the Himalayan mountains, this black juniper creates a distinct pine-rich flavor, with a careful combination of rare teas also added to give smoky dimensions. Mom’s G&Ts are about to hit a whole new level.
Forest Essentials, Transformative Soundarya Night Cream
Crafted according to the ancient science of Ayurvedic medicine, which relies on a natural and holistic approach to health, Forest Essentials’ all-new Transformative Soundarya Night Cream targets the main signs of aging with a potent blend of herbal ingredients. Enriched with Gold Bhasma – an integral Ayurvedic ingredient – the luxurious cream has been expertly mixed to strengthen the skin barrier, protect from environmental damage and prevent cell damage. It’s ticking all of our boxes.
Rachel Boston, Bourgeois Necklace
Picking the perfect jewels for a Mother’s Day gift can be tricky, but Rachel Boston’s simple yet artistic designs make a failsafe option. Our top pick is the Bourgeois Necklace, which features a 0.82-carat emerald-cut green sapphire suspended in the center of a brushed-finish 9k gold disc. Crafted in Rachel Boston’s UK studio, the piece features only ethically sourced stones and recycled precious metals.
Loewe, Basket Bag
A Loewe basket bag is a staple in every wardrobe, and this year the iconic Spanish label is back with a new colorway perfect for spring. A baby blue calfskin leather top strap and embossed anagram patch add a delicate edge to the handwoven bag, with the beloved shape perfect for the beach or the city. The handcrafted nature means each is unique, too.
Saint Laurent, Clutch Bag
Is your mom more of the glam type? Look no further than the Saint Laurent Tuxedo Box Bag on this year’s hunt for a luxury Mother’s Day gift. Crafted out of hard plexiglass with an eye-catching glossy finish (our favorite is black but marble-effect beige and gold is a firm second), the bag just begs to be shown off. The iconic YSL logo and gold shoulder chain combine to create an undisputedly luxe finish, while a leather lining and clasp closure add a touch of practicality.
Afternoon Tea at Claridge’s
Ask most moms what their dream Mother’s Day gift would be, and we can all but guarantee the answer would be more time with their children. This year, take quality time to a new level with an afternoon tea at one of London’s glitziest hotels: Claridge’s. The Mother’s Day special includes all the classics: delicate miniature sandwiches; scones with Cornish clotted cream and jam (cream first, always); and handmade pastries. A cup of English tea is a must to wash it all down, but a glass of champagne never goes amiss either – Claridge’s pairs its afternoon tea with Laurent-Perrier. London to far a trip? Bring British charm to you with Claridge’s at-home tea set.
From $103 per person, claridges.co.uk
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Although UGGs fell out of favor after their mid-noughties boom, the Australian sheepskin shoes are firmly back on our radar. While the boot version is still a divisive statement (we’re in favor), the house slippers are a universal must-have and a winning luxury Mother’s Day gift. A chestnut-colored suede outer lining encases a plush sheepskin interior, with a hard rubber outsole.
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Ethical Kind, Silk Pajamas
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
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
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 this Mother’s Day.
Penhaligon’s, Halfeti Dry Body Oil
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
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
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
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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Cal-a-Vie Health Spa, Spa Retreat Gift Certificate
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 $5,887, cal-a-vie.com
Baccarat, Champagne Flutes
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.
$450 for two, baccarat.com
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Chanel, Boy.Friend Watch
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.