With love, for mom: The Mother's Day guide to timeless gift-giving 

OCTOBER 27, 2022

Mother's Day Gift Guide

This curated list of luxurious gifts is sure to please the most important women in our lives, no matter their age or sense of style


With only two days until Sunday, everyone is on a time crunch to secure the perfect Mother’s Day gift for every kind of mother—whether that be one’s birth mother, wife, mother-in-law, grandmother, or even aunt.

To overcome the daunting task of catering to the tastes of multiple generations and types of mothers, consider turning toward gifts that are perceived as “timeless” crowd-pleasers that she can bring or wear on a variety of occasions. 

With this in mind, here’s a comprehensive list of staple gifts, from classic stiletto mules to oversized cotton button-downs—picks that are sure to inspire your last-minute Mother’s Day shopping trip.


1. Shoes with one-of-a-kind details

Jimmy Choo Bing 100 embellished mules
Jimmy Choo Bing 100 embellished mules | Photo from Jimmy Choo

Although shoes are a no-brainer gift for any mom, you can make them even more unique by having them custom-made. By choosing the color, fabric finish, and embellishments, you get to express just how well you know her personal style. 

Jimmy Choo offers a service to customize your very own  shoes, from sneakers to heels, like their iconic Bing 100 embellished mules. 


2. Perfume with an empowering inspiration

Aesop Rōzu
Aesop Rōzu eau de parfum | Photo from Aesop

The intimate nature of perfumes makes it a special choice of gift if you want to express just how well you know someone. And it’s even better if the scent comes with its own story.

“Rōzu” from Aesop is a woody rose scent described as “nuanced and expansive.” It’s made even more unique as it takes inspiration from a female pioneer in modernist architecture, Charlotte Perriande.

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3. A bag for all seasons

Kate Spade Flower Jacquard Denim Manhattan tote
Kate Spade Flower Jacquard Denim Manhattan tote | Photo from Kate Spade New York

Whether she’s on the way to lunch with family or a night out with her long-time girlfriends, a mom is never seen without her bag. 

Pick a bag in a color that’s easy to pair with any outfit and in a size that’s made to fit all her essentials, such as this Kate Spade tote bag.


4. Parisian-inspired pieces for work

Kenzo SS24 Campaign
Kenzo oversized tailored jacket, suit trousers, and crochet top | Photo from Kenzo Paris

If the mother in your life works in a corporate setting, why not gift her a set of stylish officewear? Choose pieces that combine neutral colors with striking silhouettes that reflect her style. 

Take inspiration from Kenzo’s Spring/Summer 2024 “City Pop” collection, which infuses the sophistication of Parisian tailoring with the uniqueness of streetwear. 


5. No-fuss, classic cotton-button downs

Lacoste yellow poplin shirt
Lacoste oversized fit cotton poplin shirt | Photo from Lacoste

Nothing says timeless more than a button-down shirt! As a closet staple that can be styled in multiple ways, it’s perfect for mothers who prioritize “no-fuss” fashion. 

This oversized cotton poplin shirt from Lacoste is the perfect example of how such a piece can be effortless and chic at the same time, for your Mother’s Day gift. 

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