The Ultimate Gritty Pretty Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2023
It’s time to celebrate Mum with a whole lot of appreciation and a sprinkling of gifts on the side.
What do you get the woman who has it all? Well, only the best for the best. Make this Mother’s Day memorable with a gift that shows just how much the number one woman in your life means to you. It’s time to pull up your sleeves, cook her breakfast in bed and present her with a small token of appreciation.
Here, we present our curated guide to all things beauty and lifestyle. Because finding the perfect gift for the person who has been nurturing and spoiling you all your life is no easy feat.
Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Serum Limited Edition
It’s so iconic that 1 bottle is sold every 7 seconds. The First Care Activating Serum by Sulwhasoo will deliver a post-cleanse boost to any mother’s routine. Formulated with a proprietary herbal blend and JAUM Activator—the serum works to hydrate the skin barrier, smooth fine lines, bring radiance, improve tone and boost the absorption of any skincare to follow. Oh, and did we mention it sits uber pretty on a vanity!
Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask
For the glam mummas out there, a little goes a long way with K–Beauty brand Laneige and its Lip Sleeping Mask. Let’s face it, it’s almost impossible to bring up lip masks without someone mentioning it and it’s thanks to the inclusion of vitamin C, hyaluronic acid and minerals the formula contains. It’s also such a handy addition to any purse! Whether it be a before bed ritual or a last minute swipe in the school parking lot, the lip mask keeps lips soft, plump and hydrated as it creates a film over the lips to lock in all the goodness.
SHOP NOW: Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask, $31
Jurlique Iconic Face Trio
Introduce this nature-inspired skincare ritual for the mums who don’t know where to start. Juriques Iconic Face Trio set features three of its best sellers— the full-size Radiant Skin Foaming Cleanser gently exfoliates, the Moisture Replenishing Day Cream soothes and restores and the discovery-size Activating Water Essence+ prepares the skin. In essence, they all work in synergy to revitalise and provide hydration.
Hot tip: Sets are always a welcomed addition to introduce new products or to help kickstart a skincare routine.
SHOP NOW: Jurlique Iconic Face Trio, $140
Elizabeth Arden Advanced Light Ceramide Capsules Strengthening & Refining Serum
When in doubt seek out Elizabeth Arden, and lucky for us its newest addition is sure to be a mainstay in many mums’s routines. It’s fast-absorbing, lightweight and delivers a combo of pore-perfecting (who doesn’t want to minimise pores) and barrier-strengthening benefits in just one perfect sized dose. That’s because it combines phytoceramides, patented cyclopeptides and hemisqualane to nourish, tighten pores and reveal a luminous canvas ready for any makeup to follow.
Airyday Night Rain Sleep Mask
For tired or stressed skin Airyday’s Night Rain Sleep Mask makes for the perfect TLC gift. Drawing on a mix of peptides, niacinamide, hyaluronic acid and antioxidants, the mask can be used in a variety of ways. Think of a 30 minute mask cycle for a boost of hydration, an overnight mask or as a treatment under tired eyes or for your neck, decolletage and even hands. Who doesn’t want radiant, smooth and well nourished skin?
SHOP NOW: Airyday Night Rain Sleep Mask, $34.95
Alpha-H Hyaluronic 8 Super Serum
For the ultimate boost of hydration look to Alpha-H’s Hyaluronic 8 Super Serum. Containing primalhyal ultrafiller binds to plump and protect collagen stores, different molecular weights of hyaluronic acid to reduce the appearance of fine lines, and anti-pollution protection—it’s the serum to give when you don’t know where to start.
SHOP NOW: Alpha-H Hyaluronic 8 Super Serum, $94.95
Fresh Kombucha Facial Essence
Bring a little refreshment in the form of a prep step with Fresh’s Kombucha Facial Essence. It provides luminosity, clarity and smoother skin with consistent use as it’s formulated with double-fermented kombucha for antioxidant protection (it’s not just good for the tum!), advanced metabiotic for repair and artemisia flower for even skin tone.
SHOP NOW: Fresh Kombucha Facial Essence, $120
Whether you’re looking for the next best pair of sneakers, a feathery silk slip or the latest Jacquemus offering, Net-A-Porter is a one stop shop for all your gifting needs. Our favourite pick? The Dr. Barbara Sturm Limited Edition Serum House Set.
The brand’s cult-status among beauty insiders makes it the perfect addition to any skincare arsenal as it includes the hyaluronic serum, the super anti-aging serum, glow drops and the night serum.
Limited Edition Morphe Heartseeker 5-Piece Eye Brush Set
Morphe’s Limited Edition Heartseeker 5-Piece Eye Brush Set will assist any mum who loves to frame the windows to their soul with colour (or for the mum who wants to learn). Packaged in the perfect sunset coloured travel pouch the set includes a detailed Eyeliner Brush, Rounded Blending Eyeshadow Brush, Blending Crease Eyeshadow Brush, a Flat Packer and a Detail I & Definition Eyeshadow Brush. They’re versatile, easy to use thanks to fluffy soft bristles and make blending eyeshadow and liner a dream.
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette
For a lit from within glow Hourglass is the way to go. Their Ambient Lighting Palette makes it easy to create soft-focus filter-like finish as they use photoluminescent technology to ensure your complexion is set, blurred and luminous. It’s a great addition for makeup pros and novices alike. Not to mention it’s also vegan, cruelty-free, paraben and fragrance free.
SHOP NOW: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette, $115
Burberry Beyond Wear Perfecting Matte Foundation
Inspired by the house’s iconic heritage trench coat, Burberry’s Matte Beyond Wear Foundation is a long-wearing, long-lasting natural matte foundation. It not only offers easy-to-build coverage but provides hydration as it contains silk-cotton tree flower extract, rose damascana and darjeeling tea leaf extract. It also feels comfortable to wear all day long and provides protection against external aggressors. Sounds like a no-brainer to us!
Silvi The Anti-Acne Silk Pillowcase
Good sleep habits are always in and Silvi’s silk pillowcase makes for a luxurious yet practical gift. Treated with natural silver to eliminate 99.7 percent of bacteria linked to acne and topical skin concerns, this silk pillowcase not only feels chic it’s set to become a favourite beauty and hair staple. Not to mention it’s available in an array of fun colours.
SHOP NOW: Silvi The Anti-Acne Silk Pillowcase, $89
Matrix Goodbye Damage Instacure Duo
Created to celebrate women everywhere haircare brand Matrix has teamed up with four female trailblazers including ambassador and Heartbreak High (reboot) star, Chloe Hayden, to create brand new haircare packs for lush locks. The Matrix Goodbye Damage Instacure Anti-Breakage Duo is infused with liquid proteins and aids in strengthening dry, brittle and damaged hair alongside reducing breakage. So, this Mother’s Day, why not give the gift of good hair! And it’s not just haircare you’re giving, each box comes with a unique design that reflects a vision for change.
SHOP NOW: Goodbye Damage Instacure Duo, $34.50
Mr. Smith Leave In
In need of a thirst quencher? Mr. Smith’s Leave In is designed to enhance shine, smooth frizz and detangle while also providing heat and UV protection. It draws on the benefits of nourishing and soothing aloe vera alongside vitamin rich mango butter for deep conditioning. Oh, and did we mention its sulfate and paraben-free.
SHOP NOW: Mr. Smith Leave In Treatment, $53
Davines Heart of Glass Instant Bonding Glow
Davines pulls on the heartstrings of any avid haircare connoisseur (including Renee Bargh). And their Heart of Glass Instant Bonding Glow is a fast-acting, shine strengthening serum for both natural hair types and treated blonde hair. Formulated with a biacidic bond complex illuminating amino concentrate, the serum works to effectively hydrate and repair without weighing the hair down.
L’Occitane Immortelle Shea Hand & Body Collection
Bridge the gap between luxury and useful with L’Occitane’s Immortelle Shea Hand & Body Collection. The set includes the Youth Hand Cream, the Pro-Youth Body Balm and a Body Gua Sha for the ultimate indulgent body care experience.
Glasshouse Fragrances Limited Edition Hand Care Duo
This Mother’s Day, Glasshouse Fragrances has collaborated with contemporary Indigenous artist and designer, Rachael Sarra. The collection brings to life an empowering and nurturing force. Each git is housed in a vessel designed Sarra and influenced by their new fragrance Touch The Sky. Be enthralled in by the coastline meets riviera with the Mareille Memoir Hand Care Duo and Bespoke Tray. Begin the fragrant and evocative gardenia and casaba melon journey with a hand wash that combines soothing aloe vera and Kakadu plum and end it with the nourishing apricot kernel oil and shea butter hand lotion.
Endota Spa Organics Body Bliss Pack
Give the gift of a full body reset with Endota Spa’s Organics Body Bliss Pack. Offering a three-step ritual the pack includes the certified organic and full-sized Lemon Peel & Sage Body Cleanser, Coffee & Coconut Resurfacing Polish and the Vanilla & Macadamia Body Drink. Packaged in a limited edition fern green travel bag the set is sure to inspire an afternoon of body self-care or make a great addition to weekends away.
Burch Family Wines
Burch Family Wines newest kit was made for the rosé connoisseur and wine-loving friends. Showcasing four r0sé’s local to the shores of Western Australia (Howard Park, MadFish and Marchand Burch) you’ll not only have the wines delivered but the gift includes an online virtual tasting experience and a set of scorecards to delve a little deeper. Why not celebrate in style and experience in the comfort of your own home (or we should say Mum’s home).
SHOP NOW: Burch Family Wines, $118
Michael Hill Tennis Bracelet With 1 Carat TW of Diamonds in 10kt Yellow Gold
Jewellery always speaks to the heart and transcends the occasion. It’s timeless, thoughtful and captures memory—an eventual heirloom in the making. This Mother’s Day look at giving Michael Hill’s Tennis Bracelet with 1 carat TW of diamonds in 10kt Yellow Gold. It’s sure to not only pull on heartstrings for now, but for years to come.
Kester Black Nail Care Set
For a little nail TLC (or total nail care) Kester Black’s Nail Care Set is here to repair and nourish nails back to health. Formulated to deeply moisturise, prevent dryness and cracking start with the Rest and Repair Wonder Mask, the Self Love Oil and finish with the Miracle Treatment Base Coat and Supersonic Top Coat. It’s a handy and sustainable gift for the Mum that’s always hands on.
SHOP NOW: Kester Black Nail Care Set, $116
Edinburgh Gin Rhubarb & Ginger Gin Liqueur
For the Gin Lover or the cocktail maker raise your glass to Edinburgh Gin’s Rhubarb & Ginger Liqueur. Perhaps it’s time to spice it up with a playful Rhubarb Mule (if it permits). Think: 50ml Rhubarb & Ginger Liqueur, lime juice, ginger ale and fresh mint & lime twist to garnish.
Michael Hill 23cm Bar Bolo Bracelet in 10kt Yellow Gold
For a sophisticated and chic gold number look no further than Michael Hill’s 23cm Bar Bolo Bracelet in 10kt yellow gold. The dainty bracelet is effortless to style, and sits gracefully on any wrist thanks to the bolo closure which makes for a perfect fit. It’s definitely on our giving list!
Fazeek Two Tone Coffee Plunger
Add a splash of playfulness and vibrancy to Mum’s next coffee plunge with Fazeek’s Two Tone Coffee plunger in amber and pink. Not only will it sit pretty on the kitchen counter, the piece itself is handmade with high-quality borosilicate glass making it a thoughtful and delicate offering.
SHOP NOW: Fazeek Two Tone Coffee Plunger, $169
Kye Intimates Recline Shell & Pant
Functional, mindfully crafted and luxuriously comfortable loungewear always saves the day. The KYE Intimates Recline Shell Top & Pant are two separate pieces that are easy-to-wear together or alone. Made from 95% environmentally conscious bamboo, each piece is moisture wicking, bacteria-resistant and breathable. Who doesn’t love comfort!
Lago Eau de Parfum
Indulge in the aroma of Sandalwood, Bergamot and Lavender Perfume notes inspired by the Cottlesloe’s ‘late afternoon glassoff”. It captures coastal green, aquatic and florals grounded by sustainably grown and harvested Indian sandalwood.
CIRCA Lily & Rosewood Limited Edition Soy Candle
Give the unique gift of a floral yet fragrant bouquet with Circa’s deeply warm Lily and Rosewood Candle. White lilies and rosewood orchestrate a welcoming gesture as it opens with fresh green notes and pink peppercorn, followed by rose, sweet orange and lily. The destination ends with aromatics of vanilla, cashmere musk and rosewood.
SHOP NOW: CIRCA Lily & Rosewood Candle, $46.95
Le Labo Ambroxyde 17 Classic Candle
Can you smell that? The sweet scent of a new candle addition courtesy of Le Labo. Mum might be stocked up when it comes to sprays, diffusers and incense but why not create layers to her growing candle collection with Ambroxyde 17. Anchored in grey amber the scent leaves behind an arresting yet out of this world olfactory experience.
SHOP NOW: Le Labo Ambroxyde 17 Candle, $120
St. Rose Gypsy Cowboy
It’s masculine yet feminine and sings to the hearts of anyone who loves a neutral olfactory pull. The St Rose Gypsy Cowboy fragrance is an aromatic spicy scent that comprises top notes of pink pepper, ginger and mandarin orange. Not long after the top is enveloped in mystery as rose and olibanum waft through only to be wrapped up in the smoke of sandalwood, benzoin and oakmoss.
SHOP NOW: St. Rose Gypsy Cowboy, $275
Lucy Folk x Perdrisât Perfume
Timing is everything! Eponymous lifestyle brand Lucy Folk has launched two bespoke fragrances with Melbourne-based perfume lab Perdrisât. Formulated, hand-made and bottled by nose, Callum Rory Mitchell, the two limited edition scents ‘FLEUR DE SEL’ and ‘COEUR DE BOIS’ are designed to complement each other or to be worn alone. Oh, and each fragrance has been made in a limited edition of 50, so once it’s gone, it’s gone! Tres chic!
Dior J’adore Parfum d’Eau
Never stray from the classics (they’re classics for a reason!). Created with a formula exclusive to Dior, Dior’s J’adore Parfum d’Eau is a patented alcohol-free fragrance that features notes of fresh neroli, jasmine sambac and chinese magnolia—an ode to the white flowers of J’adore. If it’s one thing we know for sure, the aroma is bound to have people asking you, “what fragrance are you wearing?”
SHOP NOW: Dior J’adore Parfum d’Eau, $275
Carolina Herrera Good Girl Blush EDP
Feminine and fun, Carolina Herrera’s Good Girl Blush is a floral re-invention of the iconic Good Girl scent. Representing the strong and empowered nature of modern-day womanhood, the sensual vanilla base collides with exotic Ylang Ylang and upcycled rose oil at the heart. Oh, and it’s also 100 percent vegan.
SHOP NOW: Carolina Herrera Good Girl Blush, $239
Lumira Paradiso Del Sole Room Spray
For the mother who always has a candle burning, or a fragrance spilling into the air, invite the Italian Riviera into your abode with Lumira’s Paradiso Del Sole Room Spray. Created with sustainably sourced ingredients and packaged in a luxe and recyclable glass bottle, the opening notes of citrus, mandarin and bergamot will invite a zesty warmth to any space. At the base, wind down with a duo of mellow musk and lavender. Dare we say, it’s a gift perfect for the interior and beauty lover.
SHOP NOW: Lumira Paradiso Del Sole Room Spray, $80