It is not easy to find the perfect gift, especially for the woman who carried you for nine months and brought you into this world. Mother’s Day usually means the requisite and easy-to-get bouquets of roses or cute Hallmark cards, which are a lovely tribute but don’t leave a lasting mark. This Mother’s Day, treat your mom to something special. Something that shows her that you care and comes with a friendly hefty price tag.
To make your gift selection a tad easier, here is a luxury gift guide for all types of moms, including gifts she will cherish for years to come.
For moms that want café-quality beverages in their kitchen, the JURA Z6 ($3,499 – available at Sur La Table stores and online at shopjura.com) is the perfect kitchen device. The state-of-the-art coffee machine optimizes the extraction time. It exudes quality across the whole spectrum of specialty coffees, from the short, fiery ristretto to the popular, mellow flat white. Along with user-friendly features like a front-accessible bean hopper and water reservoir, reprogrammable, intuitive controls, a milk system that automatically switches between milk and foam, and automatic filter detection, the Z6 features JURA’s revolutionary Pulse Extraction Process (P.E.P.®). Brew 12 specialty drinks with ten coffee strength levels to fine-tune each bottle to suit your preferences.
Senreve’s collection is inspired by the women who do it all, luxury handbags that are versatile and empower women in their everyday lives. Derived from the French words for “sense” and “dream,” their bags are built upon the everyday and fantasy, tradition and innovation, design, and versatility. Made from 100% genuine Italian leather with a pebbled finish, each bag is expertly handcrafted to look and feel soft and supple, with a top-quality micro-suede lining. Buy one of these luxury handbags, like the popular Maestra ($895) online or at Nordstrom, ModSens, and Shopbop.
Book an appointment for your mom online or in person at Sue Phillips’ BeSpoke Fragrance Sensory Journey at The Scentarium in Tribeca NYC to have her create her fragrance ($500). The Scenario, a bespoke perfumery studio in downtown Tribeca New York organized by Sue Phillips, is where people can experience her sensory journey along with a convenient gift shipped right to your front door. For those not in NYC, select your preferred atomizer color and sachet, take their scent personality quiz to determine your perfect perfume blend, and then name you are sent to be shipped. For over 25 years, fragrance expert Sue Phillips has developed fragrances formulas for some of the biggest brands in the industry, including Burberry, Tiffany & Co., and Lancôme. She is excited to make this special Mother’s Day offer to the special mom in your life.
STATE Optical Co. is a first-of-its-kind brand of luxury Made-in-America eyewear proudly being manufactured in Chicago. Featuring 22 hand-crafted styles, each frame is handcrafted over two weeks and a series of 75 steps and all named after a street in Chicago. Each style, like those in the STATE + COTW collection ($423), comes in two to four different colors and is all authentic, appealing, inspiring, and original. The brand is fueled by an intrinsic motivation to accomplish the improbable and draws from classic American styling while boldly challenging convention. Purchase your bespoke frames either on STATE’s website here or at a local eyewear boutique.
For the stylish traveling mom looking for a new carry-on, the fashion-forward Classico collection from Andiamo Luggage is the perfect suitcase for your mother. Show your love and appreciation for your very first style icon by giving her a piece of luggage she can be proud to call her own. Launched Feb. 27, 2018, the carry-on line ($299.99, online only; www.andiamoluggage.com) comes in three colors, Red Ruby, Royal Sapphire, and Black Onyx and is designed with classical aesthetics and modern travel needs in mind. Along with its high-gloss finish, some of its unique features include a zipper-less aluminum frame structure, RFID-blocking technology, and dual TSA locks, and a multi-functional lid with various organizational pockets, including a padded area for your computer or other fragile devices. In addition to free U.S. shipping, Andiamo also offers a 100-day guaranteed trial period, so if customers aren’t satisfied with their purchase, they can return it – no questions asked – for a full refund.
HATCH is a contemporary brand dedicated to chic clothing for before, during, and after pregnancy. HATCH, by Ariane Goldman, was designed to celebrate the many changes that a woman’s body experiences throughout their pregnancy, while making them feel as chic and beautiful as ever. The Beauty For Beauty Tote ($298) is the ultimate gift (or self-gift) from the HATCH Mama Beauty collection. The chic straw tote fits all the essentials from belly oil; belly fix minimizing masks, pocket spa trio aromatherapy blends, strength + shine hair oil, down girl foot relief, and nipple + lip rescue Baum. For more information and to find more of their unique gifts for mom, visit www.hatchcollection.com.
maman&moi is a line of children’s clothing and women’s loungewear paying homage to two generations of women. Allegra Richdale created the clothing line based on a simple concept, classic pieces that stand the test of time, in tribute to her fashionable late mother. maman&moi has a selection of traditional dresses and loungewear which stay true to the concept of elegant yet playful, fresh, and chic. maman&moi celebrates the ties between mothers and daughters with robes ($275) and the loungewear ($225/set).
T3 Micro introduces their new T3 Cura LUXE dryer ($250, available on T3micro.com, and at Sephora and Ulta) just in time to spoil your mother with the gift of beautiful, healthy hair. Powered by T3 Digital IonAir technology, a built-in ion generator, and innovative new features such as an auto-pause sensor and volume booster switch, the T3 Cura LUXE delivers healthy, beautiful hair in less time. Five heat settings, two-speed settings, and a full airflow lead to fast, effortless styling with stunning results.
Amala Beauty seeks out the highest potency in botanicals for their all-natural, plant-powered skincare regimen. Products in their Rejuvenate, Hydrate, Purify, and Brightening lines, are backed by clinical studies to prove organic vegan beauty is as effective as it is safe to use, and are designed to work with each other to create a specific skin routine. In the company’s Rejuvenate line (with the critical ingredient being certified organic cocoa bean), top-sellers include the Rejuvenate Treatment Oil ($186), Rejuvenate Advanced Firming Complex ($248) and the Rejuvenate Eye Cream ($256): Ingredients like Acai, Licorice Root, and Green Algae soothes and brightens skin by providing significant antioxidant benefits. Amala’s Rejuvenate Eye Cream restores elasticity to the delicate eye area using gentle moisture technology.
Paint Your Life lets you celebrate your mom with the ultimate gift of love in a few easy steps. The concept of Paint Your Life was born from the founder, Assaf Kostiner’s inspiration to make quality art more personalized and accessible to everyone. Allowing your mom to create her masterpiece is a simple process. Purchase a Gift Card to give to your mom from the Paint Your Life website (e-card or printed version available). Mom follows the easy 1-2-3 wizard to upload her favorite photos. She can choose from an assortment of sizes, painting styles and frames, and add her comments or special requests. Pricing ranges from $189.00 and upward (depending on the selected features). Talented artists transform mom’s chosen photo into a remarkable portrait gift using a medium of her choice – from acrylic to oil – and a selection of crafted frames. Once the artist has completed the painting, she approves the preview, and within 2 to 4 weeks, your mom will receive a framed hand-crafted picture of the unsurpassed quality right to her door.
Üllo is a revolutionary wine purifier that filters sulfites with Selective Sulfite Capture technology to restore wine to its natural taste as if you opened the bottle right at the vineyard. Üllo ($79.99 with disposable filters sold in 6-packs $19.99, 10-packs, $29.99 and 15-packs for $39.99) which uses the alchemy symbol “Ü” meaning purify, is made from BPA-free materials and fits on top of any wine glass, or integrates into Üllo’s custom, hand-blown glassware. You can also purchase their Üllo + Decanter ($149.99), Üllo + 2 Angstrom Wine Glasses ($129.99), or Üllo + Florence Decanter ($129.99) online at www.ullowine.com or any Crate and Barrel, Eataly, Amazon.com, Bloomingdale’s or Best Buy.
CUYANA, which means “to love” in Quechua, is a San Francisco-based design house founded by Karla Gallardo and Shilpa Shah with a love of essential things that carry a story. Creating iconic pieces with a focus on quality, clean lines, and the subtle details, their hand-crafted pieces compliment the modern woman a wardrobe that is carefully curated and luxurious. For the mom who is continually traveling and on-the-go, the Leather Travel Case Set ($110) is handcrafted in Argentina with premium Argentine leather, which is the perfect on-the-go pebbled leather case set to store all your travel-sized toiletries. Featuring gold-tone and silver-tone hardware and synthetic lining for easy cleaning, the bag comes in large (7 in x 12 in) and small (5 in. x 8 in).
AVYA Skincare is a luxury skincare collection designed to address global skin diversity and break through the limitations of the current skincare market. Avya, the Sanskrit word for “first rays of the sun,” shines a light on every women’s different levels of melanin (the skin’s great protector and UV defense), based on genetics and heritage. Their synergistic formula of ancient botanicals and rare compounds target multiple skin concerns, address the skincare challenges faced by women with different levels of melanin, and provide real, unconditional solutions. The line comprises five complementary formulas, each featuring the exclusive QusomeTM complex, which allows for three key botanical ingredients – peony, neem, and turmeric – to penetrate the skin for optimum results deeply.