The Ultimate Mother’s Day Gift Guide

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Chrisanthi Kaliviotis

Beauty Expert

May 08, 2021

Here are a few of our favourite things, curated specially for our ultimate Mother’s Day Gift Guide…

The Softie

For the teddy-bear like mamas, who favour cuddles and kisses, gift her with equally soft and squishy presents in a pretty palette of powdery pink, apricot and sand. Smooches all round.

mother's day mum soft
L to R: Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist Limited Edition, Miu Miu Sunglasses, Mecca Cosmetica Golden Rose Hand & Lip Collection, Peppermint Grove Freesia & Berries Beauty Bag, Gucci Princetown Floral Duchess Slipper, Oscar De La Renta Tasseled Silk Crystal Earrings, Benefit Cheekathon Blush & Bronzer PaletteBare Minerals Beaming Beauty, Dior J’adore Eau Luminere, Mon Purse Bucket Page

The Conservative

This mother has traditional tastes, and favours a typically old-fashioned colour wheel of primary reds and blues, with slithers of gold for that hit of luxury. Fit for a Queen.

Mother's day mum rich
L to R: A-esque Lip Trick Makeup Pocket, Tom Ford Brush, Pana Chocolate I Love You Raw Chocolate, La Mer The Perfecting Treatment, Cotton On Body Luxe Cable Scuff, Lancome Tresor Mother’s Day GiftTanda Constellations Andromeda Candle, Botanicals by Cotton On Body Hand Cream, Gucci Flora SetClinique Sweet Pots Sugar Scrub & Lip Balm, Chloe Faye Suede Flower Patchwork Bag

The Bohemian

For those Mother Earths’ who prefer the rolling surf or viridescent settings; zen her world with bohemian pieces in a soft rainbow of colours, with natural textures aplenty. Namaste, mama.

mother's day boho
L to R: Madras Link Luna Cushion, Venessa Arizona Momma Bear Bracelet, YSL Couture Palette Collector, Soludos Suede Fringe Sandal, Jojoba Lip Balm, Maison Martin Margiela Replica Discovery,  Fragrance Set, Gwyneth Paltrow It’s All Easy Cookbook, Evo Motherlover Hair Pack, MOR Marshmallow Tea Cup Candle


The Style Queen

This mum takes style seriously, so gift her accordingly, with fashionable pieces from the latest crop of cool-cat designers in basic (but oh-so chic) blues, blacks and whites. Modish mama 101.

mother's day mum style
L to R: Clare V Canvas Clutch, Reliquia Egyptian Hoop Earrings, Bella Freud Je T’aime Candle, Marc Jacobs Rain EDT, Jonathan Adler Salt and Pepper Shakers, Lancome Juicy Shaker Mint, Common Projects Leather Slides, Pellelucent Age Management Cream, Cloud Nine The O Pod, Kate Spade Metro Watch, Sunday Riley The Power Couple.

The Classicist

For the mum who favours the finer things, stick to a mostly monochromatic palette; add a pop of red for that extra dose of love and and golden accents for a rich sense of opulence. Love is in the air.

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L to R: Kate Spade Tray, Oscar De La Renta Earrings, Revlon Lipstick, Kookai Axel Jacket, Nars Exhibit A Blush, Verso Super Facial Oil, Balenciaga Logo Scarf, Target Lisa T Vase, Tony Bianco  Panache Boots, Fornasetti Bacio Candle, Racinne Mother’s Day Gift Set, Pretty Little Flowers Marilyn Roses


By Chrisanthi Kaliviotis

Beauty Expert

With her lyrical turn of phrase and penchant for uber-glamour, Chrisanthi Kaliviotis is in her element writing about beauty for The Carousel, while weaving in fun fashion and pop culture references. She also loves a road test, so we send many of the new hair tools that arrive her way (she actually knows how to use them). Have you seen that hair?


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