Luxury on a Shoestring: 10 Mother's Day Gifts for Every Kind of Mom | Lifestyle.INQ

OCTOBER 27, 2022

the perfect mother's day gifts
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While finding the perfect gift can be a daunting, even exhausting task, we’ve put together a comprehensive list of gifts that embody luxury, but affordably, on a shoestring. 



Of all the people we meet in our lives, our mothers hold a special place in our hearts from the very beginning. As Mother’s Day fast approaches, so does the perfect opportunity arise to show our moms the value they have in our lives.

And while there are all kinds of multi-faceted moms in the world, rest assured that we’re thinking of her, too. We’ve put together a list of gifts with a little something for every kind of mother, if she may be free-spirited and relaxed, or always on the move, guaranteeing that the number one woman in your life will feel extra pampered on her special day.

For the free-spirited mother

N Natori Jubako Caftan

The vision of mom in a caftan evokes sunny, beach house days, barefoot and serving guests canapés. Made of soft, loose, and lightweight fabric, this flowing caftan is perfect for the mother who likes to live life on her own terms. The iconic loungewear by Josie Natori is a must-have for fellow women who takes pride in wearing the creations of the Filipina designer, whose designs have gained recognition worldwide.

girl in a red caftan
Congo Caftan, N NATORI; Available at Rue lala

For the mother who loves her skincare

Westman Atelier Vital Skincare Complexion Drops

Every mother works hard, but every mother also deserves to feel good and look good too. If your mom loves taking care of her skin, consider gifting her the Westman Atelier Vital Skincare Complexion Drops. This face serum not only provides light coverage, but also works to hydrate, tone, and soothe the skin, leaving it with a light and radiant finish. Perfect for those times when mom needs a little boost after a few late nights.

The Vital Skincare Complexion, WESTMAN ATELIER; Available at Sephora
The Vital Skincare Complexion, WESTMAN ATELIER; Available at Sephora

For the mother who nurtures her zen

Replica Maison Margiela Matcha Meditation

Does your mother indulge in essential oils with her morning Vinyasa Yoga? Is her go-to order at a coffee shop a mug of Matcha tea? The Replica fragrances by designer Maison Margiela carry a sense of character and charm that stimulate memories in the olfactory senses. With a refreshing green-tea-infused scent, the Matcha Meditation Eau de Toilette will let mother carry her zen, wherever she goes.

Replica matcha cologne
Replica Matcha Meditation Eau de Toilette, Maison Margiela; Available at Rustan’s the Beauty Source

For the mother on the move

RMS Beauty UnCoverup Concealer

In the same way that mom multi-tasks, the RMS Beauty Uncoverup is a multitasking concealer able to cover redness, blotches, or the dark circles under mom’s eyes that she yet hasn’t had a chance to sleep off. The natural ingredients nourish the skin with a twelve-hour wear for long days. Topped with a sheer finish, the natural-looking shine gives mother her extra boost as she goes about her routine.

UnCoverup Concealer, RMS BEAUTY
UnCoverup Concealer, RMS BEAUTY; Available at Sephora

For the hands-on mother

Neola Salon Pampering Hands Gelicure + Pampering Feet Gelicure

We have much to thank our mothers for holding our hands ever since we were wee young things. With such guidance throughout the years, she deserves her own hands and nails to be treated. The E-Voucher bookable on Parlon with Neola Salon includes both a gel manicure and pedicure, with full-on massages that will leave mother feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.

Pampering Hands Gelicure + Pampering Feet Gelicure, NEOLA SALON; Available at Parlon
Pampering Hands Gelicure + Pampering Feet Gelicure, NEOLA SALON; Available at Parlon

For the mother who adores tropical plants

Bertie’s Bouquets

You can never go wrong with flowers for a Mother’s Day gift. What mother doesn’t love a fresh bouquet of blooms? Bertie’s Bouquets goes the extra mile with flower arrangements that are closer to art pieces, with a variety of blooms from Holland tulips to Ecuadorean roses and even rare peonies. These flowers won’t just brighten up the space but will remind your mother of your love and appreciation every time she looks at them. 

flowers with art
Bertie’s Bouquets; Available at Bertie’s Bouquets

For the mother with flawless hair

Crown Affair The Ritual Shampoo & Conditioner

For many moms, a trip to the salon is one of the highlights of the week where she can really let down her hair. While she can’t make a trip to the hairdresser every day of the week, the Crown Affair’s Ritual Shampoo & Conditioner is a product for every hair type that is bound to keep mom’s tresses, and mom herself, at her happiest. The coconut-based and wheat protein makes for a gentle mix for the Ritual Shampoo, while the beetroot and Tsubaki seed in the Ritual Conditioner are sure to make her hair glisten.

Crown affair shampoo and conditioner
The Ritual Shampoo & Conditioner, CROWN AFFAIR; Available at Goop

For the mother who loves being home

Salt & Stone Safron and Cedar Candle

If there’s something that Salt and Stone can do, it’s to elevate any space. In an unconventional mix, the Saffron & Cedar candle smells nothing but rich and luxurious. With vegan-friendly coconut and soy-based wax, the fragrance has the capacity to burn for up to 55 hours. The small candle packs a powerful punch and fills the room quickly—ensuring mother will instantly be able to luxuriate and unwind in the warm scent.

brown candle salt and stone
Saffron and Cedar Candle, SALT & STONE; Available at Anthropologie

For the mother that collects art

Cyrene Navia Rubbercut reduction print on Awagami paper, “Welcome Home”

A printmaker engaged in a variety of printmaking techniques, Cryne Navia creates pieces that capture a tone of thoughtfulness and meaning in her vibrant rubbercut renditions. Online art space Cartellino offers beautiful and unique pieces that are perfect for any art lover, and especially for the art-loving mother.

red anthurium artwork
Cyrene Navia Print, “Welcome Home”; Available at Cartellino

For the mother who enjoys self-care

Thermage for Whole Face at Estheva Aesthetic Clinic

Mothers deserve all the treatments they can get! The thermage for the whole face at Estheva Aesthetic Clinic is a non-invasive treatment that can tighten any worry lines your late nights might have helped accumulate over the years. Using advanced technology to tighten and lift the skin, mother would appreciate the treatment that will leave her looking, and feeling rejuvenated. 

Thermage for Whole Face, Estheva Aesthetic Clinic; Available at Parlon
Thermage for Whole Face, Estheva Aesthetic Clinic; Available at Parlon