14 luxe Mother’s Day gifts for the bonne vivante

Our curated edit for the lady of leisure.
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Buying for any mum, sister, friend, partner come Mother’s Day can be an arduous task – but buying for the woman with a taste for the finer things in life takes the pressure of present selection to another realm.

However, as the feminine fates would have it, we’ve curated an edit of gifts especially for the person who doesn’t mind indulging in opulence every once in a while.

From gold-coated ballpoint pens to pure silk scarves, there’s a luxury Mother’s Day gift for every bonne vivante. Read on for our wishlist of all things luxe.

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Inviting restaurant dining room interior at 6Head restaurant in Sydney
6Head restaurant Sydney

Mother’s Day lunch at a top restaurant

Some mums like tangible Mother’s Day gifts, while others prefer being taken out to lunch. If your mother falls into the latter camp, then you have the option to take Mum out for an exceptional meal. 

In Sydney, KOI Experimental — the fine-dining offshoot of KOI Dessert Bar — offers a creative and truly unique degustation in KOI’s flagship venue in Chippendale. At $185 per person, the set menu includes dishes such as a doughnut with guanciale and egg yolk; sorbet and jelly made from tomatoes; and a chocolate, mushroom and matcha dessert. Book here

Also in Sydney, waterfront restaurant 6Head offers exceptional Sydney Harbour views alongside an all-day menu boasting in-house dry-aged steaks and an expert wine list. Book here. There’s also a 6Head restaurant in Perth for those on the other side of the country. Book here

For those with mothers elsewhere in the country, there are plenty of new Australian restaurant openings that are sure to delight. Or, book a dinner for the two of you at one of the best restaurants in Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide, Perth, Canberra or Tasmania.

Hommey robe in Picnic Stripes

$149 at Hommey

If your mother prefers to potter around the house over fine-dining dinners, this 100 per cent cotton unisex robe from Hommey is a perfect trans-seasonal piece for lounging around.

Style notes:

  • Beach or bathroom-ready
  • 100 per cent cotton
  • Comes in 19 colourways

Tiffany & Co. black sunglasses

$534 at The Iconic

From 1837-founded luxury house Tiffany and Co. comes these timeless sunglasses with oversized square lenses.

Style notes:

  • Oversized square lenses
  • Non-polarised
  • Gold detailing

Who Is Elijah His/Her eau de parfum 100ml

$95.40 (usually $159) at Who Is Elijah

Violet leaf and fir needle notes gleam in Aussie brand Who Is Elijah’s His/Her perfume that makes a fresh scent all-seasons scent.

Fragrance notes:

  • Floral, woody, spicy and fresh
  • Unisex
  • Bergamot, violet leaf, cardamom first impression
  • Fir needle and floral heart
  • Sandalwood, cashmere musk, amber and oud sillage

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Helle Mardhahl Bon Bon With a Twist glass cocktail coupe

$593.70 at Fwrd

Mouth-blown by Copenhagen-based artist Helle Mardahl, the Bon Bon glass is a whimsical addition to any epicurean’s bar cart.

Style notes:

  • Polished effect
  • Sculpted design
  • Hand wash

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Lifestyle photo showing Ruggable x Morris & Co. blueish green rug with pink flowers with dark timber coffee table
Ruggable x Morris & Co. Pimpernel Jade rug

Ruggable x Morris & Co.

From $189 at Ruggable

Coveted homewares brand Ruggable has recently launched in Australia, boasting collaborations with design icons such as the late Iris Apfel, Jonathan Adler and this timeless design from London’s Morris & Co. All Ruggable designs are machine washable and come in a range of sizes, making them perfect for any home.

Style notes:

  • Machine washable
  • Signature Morris & Co. floral design
  • Water- and stain-resistant

Ace of Something wide brim boater

$99.95 at Hardtofind

Designed in Australia and made with wheat straw, this boater hat is an ideal summer holiday companion.

Style notes:

  • 100 per cent wheat straw
  • Adjustable inner band
  • Wide brim

Baguette emerald stud earrings

$448 at Mejuri

Made with recycled 14k solid gold and emeralds, these baguette earrings from Mejuri are a festive gift of timeless glam.

Style notes:

  • Does not oxidise or discolour
  • Made with recycled gold
  • High quality, natural gemstones
  • Two-year warranty

Montblanc Meisterstück gold-coated Classique fountain pen

$1030 at The Iconic

This smooth-gliding gold-detailed Montblanc pen is a luxe gift for the wordsmith that is truly mightier than the sword.

Style notes:

  • Precious resin and 14-carat gold
  • Black precious resin cap and barrel
  • White Montblanc emblem inlaid
  • Individual serial number on gold-coated clip
  • 14-carat gold nib

sonos roam speaker

Sonos Roam portable smart speaker in Olive

$299 at Sonos

For the mum who’s never without music, a portable smart speaker such as the Sonos Roam makes a thoughtful and practical gift. Lightweight, waterproof and with 10 hours of battery life, you’re all set for a Mother’s Day picnic.

Notable features:

  • Bluetooth
  • Drop-resistant
  • Waterproof
  • Voice-enabled
  • Button controls
  • Apple Airplay 2

Deep green Carry On trunk

$495 at July

This Australian-designed carry on trunk from July features a heritage design with a contemporary influence, a lifetime warranty and comes in six sleek shades. A perfect gift for the woman on-the-go.

Style notes:

  • Ideal for week-long trips
  • Six-eight outfit capacity
  • Polycarbonate shell
  • Latch locks
  • Ejectable power bank

The Grampions Goods Co. recycled wool Scottish tartan blanket

$179 at Hardtofind

Made from recycled wool, this soft tartan piece makes a grand picnic blanket or throw on the sofa.

Style notes:

  • 75 per cent wool and 25 per cent mixed fibres
  • 15 colourways

Frankie silk scarf

$120 (usually $190) at Sir the Label

Crafted with a print by artist Frankie Tobin on silk, the Frankie scarf from SIR elevates any outfit or handbag.

Style notes:

  • Green and blue hues
  • Lightweight silk with a satin finish
  • Can be worn as a top or accessory

Olivia Von Halle carmel silk and cashmere-blend sweatshirt and track pants set

$2245.88 at NET-A-PORTER

Knitted from a luxe blend of silk and cashmere, this set is made for the discerning homebody.

Style notes:

  • Crewneck design
  • Silk and cashmere blend
  • Relaxed fit

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