12 Gift ideas for your fashionable mum this Mother’s Day

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By Wei Yeen Loh

12 Gift ideas for your fashionable mum this Mother’s Day


It’s hard to pull off florals without coming across as frumpy, but this Gucci floral print silk dress checks all the right boxes in our books. Mum would love its  ruffle detail down the placket and a self-tie neck bow. Not to mention, a hint of the brand courtesy of  Sylvie Web trim on the cuffs.

Nothing spells classy as a quintessential French silk scarf for her to add on to her favourite tote bag, or to wraparound her neck on weekends. Gift her Longchamp’s summer-ready La Route de l’Eté scarf from their collaboration with self-taught artist Julien Calot—an artsy amalgamation of birds, pine trees and the sun.

We can’t get enough of Phoebe Philo’s eye for minimalist luxury—case in point, this calfskin Clasp bag by Céline is a timeless silhouette inspired by midcentury purses of the same shape. How chic would mum look with this sitting nicely on her arm?

Muled sandals as such would be the ideal footwear for mum to slip in and out from whether she attends Sunday brunch or pops by the mall for a quick shopping session. We love these red leather Fendi sabots with flowers with heart-shaped petals decorated on the upper band. 

Louis Vuitton and Jeff Koons’ collaboration is likely the most-talked-about luxe accessories range this year. Splurge on this beautiful Van Gogh Zippy wallet depicting one of his famous works’, the Wheat Field with Cypresses, for mum to enjoy using (and looking at).

While not everyone can pull off this season’s latest eyewear trends (tortoiseshell, mirrored lenses, the like), this pair of sunglasses from Marc Jacobs‘ latest collection subtly introduces a metal rope twist detail that’s undeniably chic without being too OTT for mum.

Johnny Coca once again redefined the usual purse conventions at Mulberry, debuting the small Pembroke that gave new meaning to structured satchel bags. Its modernist, strict lines are offset with a polished chain in hardware brass—this particular calfskin piece in croc print is elegant enough for mum to take on for her soirées. 

Coin purses are one of the more nifty small leather goods you can gift your mother. This pint-sized version from Bottega Veneta sports the brand’s signature intrecciato motif along with a key chain so she can link it to her purse/bag conveniently.

Another foolproof gift categorised under small leather goods is a card holder. But any other card holder won’t suffice for mum, so we suggest Hermès bicoloured card holder in Epsom calfskin—lovely colourway, and includes three credit cards for easy shopping excursions.

If she’s the typical tiger mum but has only the best intentions for her brood, these Tod’s Double T Tattoo-Inspired Gommino moccasins in fine leather might be up her alley. Its tattoo-inspired silkscreen print is a one-of-a-kind print that you can’t find elsewhere. 

We love it when keychains tell a story. This Western Rivets feather bag charm from Coach is symbolic of treasured mementos of a globetrotter—made for the mother who’s a jetsetter in every way.


Lastly, you won’t go wrong with jewellery, so treat mum to a pretty adornment such as Dior’s Archi Dior ‘Cocotte’ necklace in 18k pink gold and diamonds. After all, diamonds over a bouquet of flowers anyday—diamonds are forever, no?


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