40+ Mother’s Day gift ideas for the maternal figures in your life (because they deserve it)

24 April 2024
By Fashion Quarterly

Think outside the box and surprise mum with something truly beautiful this Mother's Day.

As Mother’s Day approaches, it’s time to show the incredible women in our lives just how much they mean to us. Whether it’s your own mum, a maternal figure, an expecting mum, or a cherished friend who embodies the spirit of motherhood, honouring them with a special gift is a beautiful way to express gratitude and love.

To help you find the perfect present, we’ve curated a selection of very chic gifts that are sure to make her smile. From elegant jewellery and best-in-class beauty to cosy home essentials and sweet treats, each item has been carefully chosen to reflect the unique bond you share with her. Whether you have a little or a lot to spend, there’s something for every mum at every budget. Just don’t forget to write her a lovely card, too! 

For the mum that loves a little treat

Le Creuset Stoneware Cafetière, $140.
Coffee Supreme Mother's Day Espresso Blend, $13.75.
Le Creuset Cast Iron Petal Shallow Casserole, $650.
Esther’s High Tea at QT Hotel Auckland, from $79pp.
Samsung Music Frame HW-LS60D Frame Design Wireless Speaker, $749.95.
Arne Jacobsen Champagne Cooler $460 from Citta.
Kitchenaid Artisan Stand Mixer - KSM70 $1,349 from Smith & Caughey's.
Happy Mother's Day 16 Piece Bonbon Selection $60 from House of Chocolate.
Arnoldino Circus Stool in Magenta, $164.99 from A&C Homestore.
Mother’s Day High Tea at Te Arikinui Pullman Auckland Airport Hotel from $85 pp.
SOPHIE forEVER permanent bracelet, from $50.
Tronque Vitamin C Body Oil, $120.
Mi Piaci 'Deja Heel', $280.

For the mum who appreciates good taste...

Sapphire Darling Knots Pendant in Yellow Gold, $2,195 from Naveya & Sloane.
Maison Francis Kurkdjian OUD Satin Mood Eau de Parfum, $262 from Mecca.
Mulberry 'Small Pimlico Satchel' in Black Cherry, approx. $2,649.
Bianca Lorenne 'Aster Blue/Green Multi' door mat, $119.
Silk Laundry 'Boyfriend' shirt in Van Dyke Brown, approx. $340.
Completedworks pearl-embellished ceramic vase, $1,384 from Net-a-Porter.
Paul Smith Storyteller Candle 240g, $156 from Mecca.
Pandora Treated Freshwater Cultured Pearl Collier Necklace, $229.
Ohen 'The Balconette' bra, $110.
Pandora Rose in Bloom Ring, $89.

For the mum with 'get up and go'

R.M. Williams Sister round neck sweater, $219.
New Balance 1000, $270.
Emma Lewisham Evening Ritual Trio 27ml $75, from Mecca.
Ultimate FFAH Set $120 from Fluidform.
Signy Monogram Cap, $96 from Camilla & Marc.
Two Islands Brain Wave (60 vege caps), $69.
Frank Green Ceramic Reusable Bottle in Chocolate 1L, $79.99 from A&C Homestore.
The Beauty Chef 'Perfect Pair' Glow Inner Beauty Essential + Collagen Inner Beauty Boost bundle, $109.
Shark® SmoothStyle™ Heated Comb Straightener + Smoother, $149.99.
La Tribe Cashmere Bed Sock in Denim, $69.

For the mum that insists she doesn't need anything

Saint Laurent Eyewear, approx $918 from Net-a-Porter.
Medley Green Agate Curb Chain bracelet, $201.
Embodyme Nurturing Body Oil 'Kindness', $120.
Citta 'Sisal Oval Basket', $179.
Baina Essential Bathroom Set in Caper & Chalk, $368.
Ashley & Co 'Bonberry Gift Duo', $95.
Shiseido Vital Perfection Softener & Emulsion Enriched Mothers Day Set, $200 from Sith & Caughey's.
Inxhale 'Alert' Olfactory Inhaler, $95.
Raaie Sun Milk Drops Tinted SPF50, $100.
Chloe Zara Travel Essentials, $130.
Elizabeth Arden White Tea Eau Florale $54 (30ml), $105 (10ml).
Saint Valentine 'Wabi Sabi Hoops' in Gold, $190.

... And these ones are for the new and expecting mums

Pure Mama Belly Oil, $74.
Paume New Parent Bundle, $180.
The Woolbabe x Honest Wolf Moses basket, $599, and stand $59.


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