April 04, 2024

The Gritty Pretty Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2024

Photography: Hannah Brooks

When you can’t give mum the world, give her the next best thing—the best in beauty.

Mother’s are at the very heart of everything we do. From the moment we’re born, we strive to make them proud and show them how much we love them. From your own mum to the mamas in your friendship circle, they all deserve to be celebrated and showered with love. Now, we’re firm believers that the women in our lives, mothers especially, should be celebrated and thanked everyday. But, if there’s one day they deserve a little more spoiling and recognition for all that they do for us, it’s Mother’s Day. That’s right, this is the time to spoil her with something special. And, what better gift than that bougie beauty product she’s had her eye on? 

Here, we’ve curated the ultimate guide on what to gift mum, or those special women in your life, this Mother’s Day—from cult favourite skincare, to indulgent makeup and fragrance gifts, we’ve got it covered. 


Emma Lewisham Supernatural Face Creme Riche

Emma Lewisham is a name that appears on nearly every ‘best in skincare’ list, and it’s for good reason. Give mum the gift of luxe skin care this Mother’s Day with Emma Lewisham’s Supernatural Face Creme Riche. Crafted with potent botanicals, this indulgent cream delivers a welcome dose of hydration and rejuvenation to the skin, leaving it smoother and more radiant. Go on—mum deserves it!

SHOP NOW: Emma Lewisham Supernatural Face Creme Riche, $150

Kora Organics Noni Radiant Eye Oil

Miranda Kerr’s famed skincare brand, Kora Organics, is known for its nurturing range of organic skincare formulations that are rich in powerful antioxidants—and now it’s time for mum to experience the magic. Unlock the secret to bright, youthful eyes with Kora Organics Noni Radiant Eye Oil. Formulated with the nourishing power of noni extract and enriched botanical oils, this lightweight oil helps to reduce the appearance of dark circles and fine lines, unveiling a luminous and revitalised eye area. 

SHOP NOW: Kora Organics Noni Radiant Eye Oil, $59

Clarins Double Serum

Elevate mums skincare routine with Clarins Double Serum, a blend of twenty potent plant extracts to help reveal a glowing complexion. This serum is one of Clarins’ most iconic for a reason and targets all signs of aging—from promoting firmer and smoother skin to improving texture and radiance. Pamper mum this Mother’s Day with this must-have serum. 

SHOP NOW: Clarins Double Serum, $175

La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Cream

This one is for the mums who love a little luxury, or those mamas who just want to treat themselves this Mother’s Day. It’s time to indulge a little with the La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Cream. Infused with the regenerative power of caviar extract (that’s right—caviar isn’t just an indulgent treat, but it’s also a powerful skincare ingredient, too), this moisturiser restores the skin’s moisture barrier, while lifting and firming for a more youthful complexion. Mum deserves nothing but the best.

SHOP NOW: La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Cream, $875

Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist

Help mum to fresh and revitalise her skin with Jurlique’s famed Rosewater Balancing Mist. Enriched with pure rose extracts, this hydrating mist restores balance to the skin, leaving it toned and refreshed. The mist leaves behind a beautiful delicate rose scent, transporting mum away from her busy schedule and straight to the spa for a moment of calm. 

SHOP NOW: Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist, $55

Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant

Dermalogica might just be the pinnacle for skincare that works and is a must-have for any mum or mum-to-be. For those who love a physical exfoliant, the Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant is essential. This gentle exfoliating powder activates upon contact with water, buffing away dull skin cells to reveal a brighter, more radiant complexion. Tell mum to say goodbye to rough texture and hello to smooth glowing skin. 

SHOP NOW: Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant, $97

Fresh Smooth, Glowing Skin Favourites Set 

A little indecisive? Us too. Instead of having to decide on just one product to gift mum this Mother’s Day, why not treat her to a gift pack. The Fresh Smooth, Glowing Skin Favourites Set contains a curated selection of the brand’s bestsellers, including the famed Soy Face Cleanser,  Kombucha Facial Treatment Essence, Tea Elixir Skin Resilience Activating Serum and Rose Deep Hydration Face Mask. The best part? The set even comes in a cute Fresh travel pouch.  

SHOP NOW: Fresh Smooth, Glowing Skin Favourites Set, $61


Hermès Plein Air Complexion Balm 

There’s nothing like stumbling across the perfect skin tint to help you achieve that coveted no-makeup-makeup look. Well, good news! We’ve found it and now mum can have it, too. Give the gift of radiant, flawless skin with Hermès Plein Air Complexion Balm. This lightweight balm effortlessly blurs imperfections while providing a natural, dewy finish and is the perfect gift this Mother’s Day to help mum indulge in a little luxury. 

SHOP NOW: Hermes Plein Air Complexion Balm, $135

Summer Fridays Dream Lip Oil 

New to shelves and new to our hearts is the Summer Fridays Dream Lip Oil. Much like its iconic sister, the Lip Butter Balm, this lip oil floods your pout with a luxurious blend of nourishing oils and antioxidants. The silky formula deeply hydrates and softens the lips, leaving them plump, supple and hydrated. Available in 4 shades, this new launch from Summer Fridays is an ideal pick me up to pop in a gift bag for those hard working mamas in your life. 

SHOP NOW: Summer Fridays Dream Lip Oil, $45

Outside Skin & Beauty SPF 50 Lip To Cheek

Something everyone needs in their beauty routine is an SPF—we mean it. As one of the most important steps in any skincare ritual, SPF will future-proof your skin. So, why not add it to your routine in more ways than one? The Outside Skin & Beauty SPF 50 Lip To Cheek adds a beautifully natural flush of color to lips and cheeks and is the perfect multi-tasking product to gift. With its lightweight and blendable formula, it’s bound to become a new favourite. 

SHOP NOW: Outside Skin & Beauty SPF 50 Lip To Cheek, $45 

LANCÔME Hypnôse Eyeshadow Palette 

For those who love a glam moment, the LANCÔME Hypnôse Eyeshadow Palette will allow you to elevate any makeup look. Featuring a stunning array of shades, from soft neutrals to more dramatic hues, this palette provides an opportunity to effortlessly create an array of beautiful eye looks. With its creamy formula and blendable colours, this palette is ideal for a mum who wants to take their makeup looks to the next level. 

SHOP NOW: LANCÔME Hypnôse Eyeshadow Palette, $108


Vegamour GRO Hair Serum 

Perfect for those mamas who might be experiencing postpartum hair loss and feeling a little flat, Vegamour’s GRO Hair Serum will help to have them—and their hair—feeling back to their best in no time. Formulated with powerful botanicals and hair-loving ingredients, this serum promotes luscious locks and healthy hair growth, all while nourishing the scalp. Give the gift of confidence this Mother’s Day and treat your loved ones with this gift.

SHOP NOW: Vegamour GRO Hair Serum, $105

Dyson Airwrap in Limited Edition Ceramic Pink/Rose Gold 

Spoil mum with the ultimate hair styling tool—the Dyson Airwrap. But not just any Dyson Airwrap, one in the new limited edition colourway, ceramic pink and rose gold. The innovative tool combines a hair dryer, curler, and styler in one, making it effortless for mum to achieve salon-worthy hair in the comfort of her own home. And, of course, you’ll have rights to borrow it anytime you like (we won’t tell). 

SHOP NOW: Dyson Airwrap in Limited Edition Ceramic Pink/Rose Gold, $849

L’Occitane Solid Shampoo Bar 

We have no doubt you’ve heard about L’Occitane’s celebrated Almond Shower Oil, but did you know the brand also has a range of haircare? That’s right—show your love and appreciation for mum by giving her luscious and sustainable hair care with the L’Occitane Solid Shampoo Bar. Enriched with nourishing ingredients, this shampoo bar cleanses and conditions the hair without stripping its natural oils, leaving you with nothing but fresh straight from the salon locks. 

SHOP NOW: L’Occitane Solid Shampoo Bar, $22

Virtue Labs Healing Oil 

The Virtue Labs Healing Oil is one hair care product that no one should go without—mum included. Infused with nourishing ingredients, the oil deeply conditions and repairs hair strands, leaving it soft, shiny, and healthy.With a first of its kind shake-to-activate formula, this hair oil is infused with powerful ingredients like the Virtue Labs Alpha Keratin 60ku, kalahari melon seed oil and tahitian tiare flower. With the name healing oil, what more did we expect? 

SHOP NOW: Virtue Labs Healing Oil, $64

O&M Fine Intellect Shampoo & Conditioner 

Elevate your mum’s hair care routine with the O&M Fine Intellect Shampoo & Conditioner. Designed for fine hair, but one that can be enjoyed by all hair types, this gentle yet effective pair cleanses, nourishes, and adds volume without weighing the hair down. Free from sulfates and full of the good stuff—like lilly pilly, davidson plum and keratin—this deluxe haircare leaves the hair feeling effortlessly beautiful every day. 

SHOP NOW: O&M Fine Intellect Shampoo, $41.95 & Conditioner, $41.95


Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream

Elizabeth Arden is a name that has long sat in beauty cabinets for generations. And, with the iconic red door logo being one that is recognised by beauty lovers worldwide, there’s no more ideal gift this Mother’s Day than the brand’s iconic Eight Hour Cream. The multi-purpose balm hydrates, soothes, and protects skin, making it a must-have in any skincare routine. From soothing dry hands and skin, to shaping brows, this product is the epitome of do-it-all. This cult favourite will leave your mum feeling pampered, hydrated and indulged.

SHOP NOW: Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream, $31.99

Aesop Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm

Show your mum how much you care with Aesop Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm. Enriched with botanical extracts, this luxurious hand cream nourishes and moisturises the skin, leaving hands soft, smooth, and delicately scented with its blend of fragrant botanicals. Enriched with ingredients like mandarin rind, rosemary leaf and cedar atlas, this gift will earn some serious brownie points. 

SHOP NOW: Aesop Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm 500ml, $130

Bluem Lotus Wood Body Brush

Encourage your mum to embrace some self care with the Bluem Lotus Wood Body Brush. Supporting the body’s natural lymphatic drainage system, this body brush will help to unwind and rejuvenate. The gentle brush exfoliates and stimulates circulation, as well as detoxifies and enhances overall skin health. This gift will leave mum’s skin feeling soft, smooth, and radiant, all in the comfort of home. 

SHOP NOW: Bluem Lotus Wood Body Brush, $29

Glossier Milky Jelly Cleansing Bar

With Glossier now shipping to Australia, what better time than to gift mum one of their chicest products? The Glossier Milky Jelly Cleansing Bar will have her skin feeling cleansed, clean and refreshed, all while looking cute on the shower shelf. Infused with nourishing ingredients, this gentle cleanser removes impurities without stripping the skin. And, there’s no need to pay shipping twice, so it’s the perfect excuse to add a few Glossier favourites items to cart for yourself, too. Go on—treat yourself!

SHOP NOW: Glossier Milky Jelly Cleansing Bar, $34

TRONQUE Vitamin C Body Oil

Who said vitamin C skincare was just for your face? That’s right, with TRONQUE’s Vitamin C Body Oil, mum’s skin will be glowing all over. Formulated with vitamin C THD, ceramides and TRONQUE’s very own biotech lipid complex, this body oil is proven to provide the body with a much needed boost. Not only will mum be feeling hydrated and protected, but firm, nourished and glowing, too.

SHOP NOW: TRONQUE Vitamin C Body Oil, $120


Rabanne Fragrance Discovery Set

If it were up to us, we would gift a fragrance discovery set for every special occasion. Not only is it a way for the recipient to discover new scents, but the small vials of fragrance double as the perfect travel companions. Allow mum to discover a new signature scent with the Rabanne Fragrance Discovery Set. Featuring a curated selection of the brand’s best-selling feminine fragrances, this set allows you to explore a range of captivating scents and find the perfect one for any occasion.

SHOP NOW: Rabanne Fragrance Discovery Set, $88

Santa Maria Novella Room Fragrance Rosa Gardenia 

We love the idea of gifting a loved one with something they may not typically buy themselves—something that is a lovely way to indulge, but one that may sit low on the list of things we should be spending on. Well, room fragrances are just that. A faultless gift in our eyes, the Santa Maria Novella Room Fragrance Rosa Gardenia will transform any space. With the inviting aroma of gardenias and orange blossom, this delicate fragrance creates an inviting atmosphere that will soothe the senses without overpowering them.  

SHOP NOW: Santa Maria Novella Room Fragrance Rosa Gardenia, $155

SSAINT Smokeshow EDP

With warming notes of orange flower, vanilla and clove spice, the SSAINT Smokeshow Eau de Parfum is ideal for those who find themselves reaching for a more unique fragrance. This bold scent captivates the senses and will leave a lasting impression wherever you go. Available in 50ml, as well as a convenient 10ml size ideal for travel or popping in a handbag, once you experience this fragrance, there’s no going back. 

SHOP NOW: SSAINT Smokeshow EDP 10ml, $45

Trudon Deux Eaux de Parfum

Mother’s Day gifting is all about treating those mamas in your life with something you think they will love. And, the Trudon Deux Eaux de Parfum is bound to be adored. Inspired by the scents of the natural world, this fragrance evokes memories of cherished moments and inspires new beginnings. With top notes of green leaves and bitter orange, to heart notes of pine and bottom notes of incense, the Deux Eaux de Parfum is unique, while also remaining a classic. 

SHOP NOW: Trudon Deux Eaux De Parfum, $299


Georg Jensen Signature Diamonds Pendant

Georg Jenson embodies timeless jewellery, both in their designs and what the brand represents. With a history that spreads over more than 100 years, their collections have always remained classic and elegant. So, there’s no better way to help mum elevate any outfit than with the classic elegance of the Georg Jensen Signature Diamonds Pendant. Designed with superior craftsmanship and adorned with a stunning 0.05ct solitaire diamond, this piece adds a touch of luxury to any look. 

SHOP NOW: Georg Jensen Signature Diamonds Pendant, $1,250

Michael Hill Polished Graduated Dome Huggie Earrings

The Michael Hill Polished Graduated Huggie Earrings will earn you favourite child status this Mother’s Day. With their modern and chic design, these earrings are versatile enough for everyday wear, yet transition seamlessly from day to night for those evenings where a little glamour is needed. Crafted in 10 karat yellow gold, the design is sure to be one of mum’s new go-tos. 

SHOP NOW: Michael Hill Polished Graduated Dome Huggie Earrings, $399

Perrier-Jouët Blason Rose 

For those who love a little indulgence, the Perrier-Jouët Blason Rosé is a no-brainer. Ideal to accompany life’s special moments, this Rosé has been created with elegance in mind. A blend of  delicate floral notes with a refreshing finish, it’s sure to transport mum straight into the vineyards of France and makes it the perfect choice for toasting to love this Mother’s Day. 

SHOP NOW: Perrier-Jouët Blason Rose, $109


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