April 08, 2022

The Gritty Pretty Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2022

mother's day gift guide 2022
Photography: Rose Garnett

Time to spoil mum with gifts that will make her heart sing.

As the second Sunday in May rolls around each year, we find ourselves asking the same question: what’s a gift we know our mum wants, will love and won’t already have? It’s a tricky art to perfect, the old Mother’s Day gift, because the important women in our lives are so selfless that the response, “I don’t want anything, darling!” is often what we’re left to work with. 

So, if you’re in need of a little Mother’s Day inspiration, we have a comprehensive list of gifts to make even the fussiest of mums smile. Whether she’s an experience junkie, a beauty devotee or a pamper lover, we have something for everyone. Shoutout to all the women in our lives who make us feel special, loved and strong every single day. It’s your turn, now.


Carolina Herrera Very Good Girl Glam EDP

For the mum who is as glamorous as she is fabulous, the Carolina Herrera Very Good Girl Glam fragrance is the perfect gift to show your appreciation. With notes of black cherry, bitter almond and vetiver the fragrance is both warm and bold, just like she is.

Buy now: Carolina Herrera Very Good Girl Glam EDP

Glasshouse Fragrances Forever Florence Gift Set

Three beautiful products wrapped into one? Yes please. With Glasshouse Fragrances Forever Florence Gift Set you can spoil mum with a luxurious fragrance, body lotion and body wash so she can start her days feeling fresh. Everybody needs a little moment of decadence in their day, after all.

Buy now: Glasshouse Fragrances Forever Florence Gift Set, $125 from Glasshouse Fragrances.

SSAINT Eau De Parfum

Everyone loves a bit of personalisation. So, spoil mum this Mother’s Day with a personalised fragrance from SSAINT. Choose from the brand’s four signature scents and personalise the label to make mum feel like you’ve gone that little bit further to make her feel special.

Buy now: SSaint Fragrances, $109 from SSAINT PARFUM.


Elizabeth Arden Advanced Ceramide Lift & Firm Day Cream

If your mum is as much of a skincare lover as we are then she will love the new Elizabeth Arden Advanced Ceramide Lift & Firm Day Cream. Formulated with 3D FIT technology to firm, intensely hydrate and tighten, the cream will deliver a firmer looking complexion in just one week. Prepare to be labelled the favourite child!

Buy now: Elizabeth Arden Advanced Ceramide Lift & Firm Day Cream, $140 from Elizabeth Arden.

Votary London The Intense Night Kit

If your mum likes an evening pampering, you can’t go wrong with the Votary London The Intense Night Kit. Coming complete with a cleansing oil, eye oil, night oil, overnight mask and pillow spray, this is a beautiful gift to help send your mum into a dreamy sleep each night.

Buy now: Votary London The Intense Night Kit, $190 from Votary London.

Eve Lom Gel Balm Cleanser

Is the mother figure in your life running low on skincare essentials? Take Mother’s Day as an opportunity to restock her with the luxurious Eve Lom Gel Balm Cleanser. A gentle cleanser that works to exfoliate, cleanse and hydrate the skin all at once, it’s a great multi-tasking product for the mum, aunty or grandma on the go.

Buy now: Eve Lom Gel Balm Cleanser, $108 from Net-a-Porter.

Synergie Skin Overnight Renewal Duo

Treat mum to the gift of great skin with the Synergie Skin Overnight Renewal Duo. Working to lift the skin, smooth fine lines and deeply hydrate, this hard working duo will have mum glowing for days on end.

Buy now: Synergie Skin Overnight Renewal Duo, $219 from Synergie Skin.


CHANEL No. 1 De Chanel Revitalising Foundation

Combining luxury with sustainability, the new CHANEL No. 1 De Chanel Revitalising Foundation is the perfect gift for the mum who wants to do her bit for the planet. Enriched with red camellia oil and moisturising agents to nourish the skin while you wear, this foundation formula is bound to be a crowd favourite (and earn you extra brownie points).

Buy now: CHANEL No.1 De Chanel Revitalising Foundation, $110 from Myer.

MECCA MAX Makeup Maximisers 5-Piece Essential Brush Set

It seems to be a shared experience for many of us: finding your mother’s makeup brushes that haven’t been washed or changed since the late 90s. Cue the shudders. Replace the dusty brushes this Mother’s Day with the MECCA MAX Makeup Maximisers 5-Piece Essential Brush Set–all the essentials in one place.

Buy now: MECCA MAX Makeup Maximisers 5-Piece Essential Brush Set, $56 from MECCA.

Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge Intimatte Lipstick

Spoil your grandma or aunty this Mother’s Day with the Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge Intimatte Lipstick. A sweet token of appreciation for your nearest and dearest, this soft matte lipstick will elevate any beauty look in a single swipe.

Buy now: Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge Intimatte Lipstick, $58 from Lancôme.


The Pilates Class Subscription

Mum a fitness junkie? A subscription to The Pilates Class will go down a treat this Mother’s Day. With hundreds of pilates workouts by celebrity trainer Jacqui Kingswell (she is responsible for the toned physiques of Tash Oakley and Devin Brugman), the take-anywhere platform is a thoughtful yet practical gift.

Buy now: The Pilates Class Subscription, $139/year from The Pilates Class.

Maison Balzac Pomponette Vase

Everyone loves a glassware gift. So, treat the important woman in your life to the new Maison Balzac Pomponette Vase this May 8. A chic way to house all her favourite florals, this piece will complete any corner of the home and keep a smile on mum’s dial.

Buy now: Maison Balzac Pomponette Vase, $159 from Maison Balzac.

Oroton Lilou Mini Day Bag

Has mum been dropping hints that she needs a new handbag to take out and about? She thinks she’s so slick! Surprise her this Mother’s Day with the dreamy Oroton Lilou Mini Day Bag. The perfect addition to any chic outfit, this purse is petit and practical. Perfect for the mum who is always busy but doesn’t want to compromise on style.

Buy now: Oroton Lilou Mini Day Bag, $349 from Oroton.


Sisley Paris Volumising Spray

Everybody loves a good voluminous blow dry. So, make it easy for mum to achieve it at home with the Sisley Paris Volumising Spray. All she has to do is spritz it into damp hair, blow dry it in and spend at least five minutes admiring her new supermodel locks in the mirror.

Buy now: Sisley Paris Volumising Spray, $125 from Sisley Paris.

Cloud Nine Luxury Texture Comb

Who said practical gifts had to be boring? The Cloud Nine Luxury Texture Comb is a great option for the mother figure who loves beauty without the fuss. A chic tortoise shell hair tool will always be a Mother’s Day winner, in our opinion.

Buy now: Cloud Nine Luxury Texture Comb, $40 from Cloud Nine.

Alterna City Slay Shielding Hair Spray

With La Niña sticking around until August, the Alterna City Slay Shielding Hair Spray is a great Mother’s Day gift to keep mum’s hair under control. A vegan, flexible-hold formula that helps provide humidity and heat protection, it might be worth buying one for yourself as well.

Buy now: Alterna City Slay Shielding Hair Spray, $35 from Sephora.


Susanne Kaufmann Mallow Blossom Bubble Bath

Help mum relax and unwind this Mother’s Day with the Susanne Kaufmann Mallow Blossom Bubble Bath. Containing skin caring mallow and lavender extracts to protect against environmental aggressors, moisturise the skin and soothe irritation, we’re sure mum will be delighted to find this on her breakfast-in-bed tray.

Buy now: Susanne Kaufmann Mallow Blossom Bubble Bath, $96 from MECCA.

Inika Organic Natural Tanning Kit

If mum is a lover of prolonging her summer glow, then the Inika Organic Natural Tanning Kit is the perfect Mother’s Day gift. Housed in a beautiful box that the brand collaborated with artist Chris Chun to create, we’re sure she will be thrilled to unwrap this dreamy kit.

Buy now: Inika Organic Natural Tanning Kit, $79 from Inika Organic

Clarins Hand & Nail Treatment Cream

Every mother figure loves a hand cream. So, spoil the important women in your life this year with the dreamy Clarins Hand & Nail Treatment Cream. A silky, non-greasy formula that works to nourish and protect, we see this becoming a handbag essential, fast.

And if you really want to spoil mum, take her along to Clarins’s immersive open-air laboratory pop up in Sydney. A one-of-a-kind plant-powered herbarium slash laboratory, mum can discover the incredible stories behind Clarins’s most iconic products. Open to the public in Sydney’s Pitt St Mall from May 4 until May 7, 2022, it’s time to make a day of it!

Buy now: Clarins Hand & Nail Treatment Cream, $46 from Clarins.

L’Occitane Delicious Almond Collection

Is mum a dedicated fan of the L’Occitane Almond Shower Oil? She’s not alone. Top up her stock this Mother’s Day with the L’Occitane Delicious Almond Collection pack. A cult-favourite range for a reason, we can see you beating out your siblings for the best gift with ease.

Buy now: L’Occitane Delicious Almond Collection, $120 from L’Occitane.


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