In these unprecedented times, the hunt for a luxury gift might seem a superfluous affair. But if anyone deserves something special, it’s the hardworking mothers across the globe—many of whom are juggling full-time work with homeschooling as a result of our new reality. This is why the editors of Robb Report have compiled 15 gifts worthy of all the work they’ve put in, with options that will impress even the most discerning mothers, grandmothers, aunts or whoever else deserves celebrating come May 9.
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Diptyque Basile Dinner Plate
Mom’s no doubt familiar with Diptyque’s ever-popular fragrances. This year, the brand went big for its 60th anniversary with its first-ever home entertaining collection, unveiling a series of chic candle holders, cups and even soap trays for the home. Our pick from the Parisian maison’s latest is the Basile series of plates, which features graphic art-deco lines and patterns. Bon appetit.
Dr. Barbara Sturm Glow Kit
Dr. Barbara Sturm’s skincare products are some of the best on the market, and her latest, the Glow Kit, puts sample size versions of an end-to-end facial routine in one package. The bundle comes with a cleanser, facial scrub, face mask, hyaluronic serum, face cream, anti-aging primer and glow drops—altogether, they promise to deliver hydration, boost the skin’s barrier function and soothe any signs of irritation, giving skin a natural glow.
Russ & Daughters Caviar Sampler
A luxurious sampler set of three domestic caviars, this taster pack comes with 50 grams of American Osetra, Paddlefish and Hackleback in an insulated Russ & Daughters caviar bag. You’ll have to rustle up a delivery of blinis and sour cream, or your mom can just tuck in with a spoon. She deserves it.
Piglet Bedtime Bundle
Let’s face it, these days, we could all use a bit more sleep, mom most of all. A bed made with Piglet’s new Wilderness collection will help in the catching Z’s department. Made of 100 percent natural stonewashed French flax, it’s a linen set of sheets that gets softer with wear. It’s available in a wide range of colors, too, all inspired by the serene colors of the British countryside.
Le Monde Beryl x Fortuny Mules
These mules, a refined riff on traditional Venetian gondolier slippers, will make a luxurious house shoe for mom’s days in lockdown and an elegant flat for the rest of summer. This limited-edition pair features an artfully printed cotton from the esteemed firm of Fortuny, whose exquisite textiles have been coveted by discerning women for over a century. Finished with calfskin lining and satin trim, they’re a fittingly regal choice for your queen.
Patek Philippe Twenty ~4 Automatic 7300/1200R
Patek Philippe’s first women’s collection in nearly two decades, the Twenty ~4 Automatic is a simple yet elegant timepiece; one that’s made of a beautiful rose gold and with a diamond-set bezel, all without looking too overtly feminine. In other words, it’s the perfect gift for the discerning watch lover in your life.
Graff Inspired by Twombly Diamond Earrings
Graff’s Twombly collection is inspired by the swirling shapes of American artist Cy Twombly’s paintings, so it’s perfect for anyone who has a penchant for fine art. This particular pair looks almost as if it was sketched by hand-lined with baguette-cut diamonds, and with a single pear-cut diamond hanging from each.
After years of delivering Birkin bags and other leatherbound status symbols, this year, Hermès got into the beauty game with a line of 14 satin and 10 matte lipsticks dubbed Rouge Hermès. Colors range from a light rose to a dark violet, so there’s something here for everyone on your Mother’s Day shopping list. Plus, even on days when mom isn’t using it, the lipstick’s color-blocked packaging looks effortlessly chic on any table or vanity.
Levain Signature Cookie Assortment
If you have to isolate, it’s best to have cookies on hand to keep you company. New York’s finest come from Levain, and you can send your mom a beribboned gift bag of them. Flavors include chocolate chip walnut, dark chocolate chocolate chip, dark chocolate peanut butter chip and oatmeal raisin.
Flowerbx Baccarat Rose Vase Set
When it comes to flowers, it’s best to have the pros pick out the perfect stems. Floewrbx’s set of 10 roses come wrapped up in a gorgeous Baccarat vase, so mom can display them in the living room or lounge right away.
Maison d’Etto Noisette Fragrance
If mom’s bored of her current fragrance, or is just looking to try something new and different, it might be worth picking up a perfume or two from Maison d’Etto. The French brand specializes in making lush, gender-neutral scents—among them Noisette, which has top notes of orris and French lavender. Its minimalist design looks great on a nightstand, too.
Roscioli Wine Club
Making the trip to Italy has been tough this year, but a gift of twelve artisanal wines from the area may help quench any lingering wanderlust. Mom can enjoy two shipments of a dozen wines, selected by Roscioli, a restaurant in Rome known for its sprawling collection of premium vintages. Who knows, she may just discover a new favorite bottle.
Idda Studio Venere Pillow
Art’s great for hanging on walls, but it’s worth having imprinted on fabrics and accessories as well. Idda Studio’s silk pillow does just that, with original paintings of a Roman goddess by artist Gabriella Picone. Great for any moms who may have missed museum-going this past year.
Straightaway Sampler Pack
It’s her day, so she may very well want a drink—save her (or you) the trouble of having to make one with a sampler pack from Straightaway. The kit includes six of the brand’s premixed cocktails: negroni, margarita, lintik, paper plane, cosmos and Oregon old fashioned. Just pop one open, pour it over ice, and you’ll be good to go.
Psychic Wand Candles
Candles make for a great gift, but most aren’t that visually stimulating. Artist Chris Schanck changes that formula with these cool-colored candlesticks, which look like the next piece in his bright, industrial “Alufoil” design series. Great for moms who favor more artistic presents.