The watch: Ballon Blanc de CartierPerfect for the busy mum, this feminine 30mm Ballon Blanc de Cartier timepiece is utterly glamorous. Its 18K pink gold case is set with a mother-of-pearl flinqué dial, complemented by a striking solitaire diamond nestled into the curve. It’s practical too – 30-metres water resistant for when she forgets to slip it off before a dip in the lap pool.
US$140,000 (excluding sales tax)
Five rows of perfectly polished discs make this watch bracelet suitable for any discerning feminine wrist. Image: Cartier
The accessory: Ralph Lauren Calfskin Traveller’s TrunkFor the jetsetting mum who can never make up her mind while packing, this calfskin trunk is the ultimate travel companion – accommodating 10 of her favourite 100ml perfumes. Handcrafted by Italian artisans, the vintage-inspired studded case can also be converted into a jewellery box.
Why pack one scent when you can take 10? Image: Ralph Lauren
The bag: Hermès Vintage Birkin 35 Denim BagOne of the most sought-after bags in the world, the Birkin has been an icon since the first of its kind was created for actress Jane Birkin in the 1980s. A beautiful homage to vintage Hermès, the Birkin 35 features blue and brown leather, a padlock fastening, belted silhouette, and a large internal compartment with a zipped pocket – plenty of room for all of mum’s ‘necessary’ handbag clutter.
Make mum the envy of her friends with a Birkin on her arm. Image: Farfetch
The bling: Tiffany Circlet Diamond NecklaceNothing says ‘I love you’ like a diamond – especially when it’s an entire string of them. And no one does diamonds quite like Tiffany. This delicate 19.25” chain of Art Deco-style brilliant diamonds set in platinum will sit perfectly on her neck.
As they say, diamonds are forever. Image: Tiffany & Co.
The pyjamas: Carine Gilson Silk Lace Trim RobeTreat mum with this beautifully cascading pearlescent silk robe, complete with a delicate black Chantilly lace trim and flattering wrap-around silk tie fastening. Spoil her even more with the matching longline night dress by Carine Gilson.
This robe oozes Garden of Eden vibes. Image: Harrods.
The shades: Dolce & Gabbana ‘Mama’s Brocade’When it comes to Dolce & Gabbana, bigger is better ¬– especially when we’re talking about stand-out sunglasses. Made in Italy, these black and white ‘Mama's Brocade’ limited edition sunglasses feature tinted lenses, flamboyant gold and red floral embellishments, and faux pearl detailing.
Mum will stand out in the crowd with this flashy pair of D&G sunglasses. Image: Farfetch.
The shoes: Gucci Princetown Genuine Shearling Loafer MuleThese lavish shearling-lined loafers are the closest mum will ever come to wearing her slippers out in public. A perfect mix of comfort and style, Gucci has also thrown in a glittering vintage crystal-encrusted bow – for a little added extravagance.
These loafers are the definition of comfy yet classy. Image: Nordstrom.
The gadget: The FAEMA E61 Legend SAfter making waves in the commercial espresso machine industry almost 60 years ago, the FAEMA 61 has been brought back to life in the FAEMA E61 Legend S espresso machine. With nods to the original, this model includes all of the innovations that you’d expect from a 21st century model – perfect for the mum who can’t live without her caffeine fix.
Help mum unleash her inner coffee connoisseur. Image: Illy Australia.
The booze: Riedel Amadeo Double Magnum DecanterThis stunning free-form three-litre decanter is about as sexy as they come. Handmade and mouth blown by Riedel’s senior master craftsmen, this elegant decanter is crafted from the finest quality lead crystal.
Why not pair it with Harrods Wine Buyer’s Selection Hamper? Showcasing the very best that Harrods’ Wine Rooms have to offer, it has mix of drops – from the pungent Pinot Noir to the crisp Sauvignon Blanc.
What are you waiting for? Pop open a bottle to celebrate mum! Image: Peter's of Kensington.
The scarf: Christian Dior Vintage shawlBorn from the post-war era – when femininity in fashion was rightfully restored – this luxurious earth-toned mink fur striped shawl is unmistakably vintage Christian Dior. It’s sure to earn a permanent position in mum’s winter wardrobe.
Nothing oozes elegance like vintage Dior. Image: Farfetch