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Ultimate Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother's Day Gift Guide

Your mum might be the person in your life most in need of a gift, but they are also frequently the hardest to buy for. Whether she’s a luxury loving diva, sports enthusiast or has her head in the clouds 90% of the time, we can all agree every mum appreciates some recognition. We have put together a gift guide for every type of mum to provide you the inspiration you need as Mother’s Day approaches.

The Athlete

Mother's Day Gifts for the Athlete In Your Life
Master & Dynamic, MWO7 Wireless Earphones, $549.95, Stella McCartney Cat-Eye Acetate Sunglasses, $344, VAYA, Drynk Tumblr, $46, Rag & Bone Vegas Snake Effect Leather Trimmed PVC Visor, $103, Chopard Happy Sport Stainless Steel and Diamond Watch $23,900, Crumpler, Rudder Bag, $169, Ultraceuticals, Skin Essentials Travel Pack, $75

If you can catch her between marathon training and barre classes this mum will appreciate practical gifts that make her life easier. Think travel friendly minnies of her favourite SPF’s and serums she can take to the gym and functional accessories that will add a little glam to her look.

The Romantic

Mother's Day Gifts for the Romantic
Sleeper, Feather Trimmed Crepe de Chine Pajama Set, $$326, The Spanish Promise by Karne Swan, $29.99, Chloe Heart Shaped Glasses, $450, Maison Francis Kurkdjian, A La Rose EDP, $279, Bibi Marini, Bell Bead and Silk Earings, $409, Alison Lou, Diamond and Enamel Bracelet, $962, Prada, Giardiniera Canvas Trimmed Wicker Tote, $1890, Jurlique Rose Treats Set, $98,

This mum loves an excuse to share the love – any holiday will do. Give her a gift that sparks joy and allows her to indulge her playful side. While she may be young at heart she is also often the kind of girl who does more for others than she does for herself. An escapist read and some lush PJ’s might be just the excuse she needs to take a step back and take care of herself.

The Intellectual

Mother's Day Gifts for the Intellectual
Clyde Cotton Gauze Trimmed Straw Sunhat, $322, Butterfly Acetate Optical Frames, Red Havana, $578.71,Dries Van Noten, Striped Satin Sandals, $745, Conversations With Friends by Sally Rooney, $19.99, Hourglass Equilibrium Serum $535, SEIKO Ladies Analogue Watch, $460, PURE, Evoke H4 Digital Radio in Oak, $299.99, JW Anderson Leather Trimmed Tote, $766,

The kind of mum who makes fun of mother’s day – but will probably still be a little miffed if you don’t acknowledge her in some way. This mum wants something unique, that shows you get her and serves her needs. Find her something a little bit special whether its a powerhouse serum that replace her moisturiser and eye cream, or a racy read that indulges her dark sense of humour.

The Connoisseur

Diptique Large Outdoor Tubereuse Candle, $420, Fornasetti Sardine Diffusing Sphere, $654, Omorovicza Revitalizign Scalp Mask, $109, Portrait of a Lady Hair & Body Oil, $280, Portrait Of A Lady EDP, $482, Officine Universelle Buly, Scented Matches Campagne D’Italie, $25, Christian Louboutin Velvet Matte Lip Colour, $145, Gucci Le Marche Des Merveilles Secret Watch, $16,350, Alexander McQueen Tasseled Fringe Jacquard Scarf, $525, Alexander McQueen Box Bag 16 Shoulder Bag, $3125

This mum probably taught you everything you know about beauty and fashion. She’s always got her eye out for the next big thing, is willing to try anything and is not afraid of making a statement. Get her something that will make her feel like the in-the-know Goddess she is.

The Conservationist

HFS Collective Mind’s Eye Vintage Denim Bum Bag, $180, Simon Miller Orange Bonsai Leather Bracelet Bag, $600, Stella McCartney Juliet Skipping Floral Print Stretch-Mesh Briefs, $153, Stella McCartney Juliet Skipping Floral Print Underwired Plunge Bra, $198, Wilding: The Return of Nature to a British Garden by Isabella Tree, $44.95, RMS Champagne Rose Luminizer, $58, Chantecaille Philanthropy Cheek Colour, Smitten, $61, Chantecaille Ma Petite Palette $67 + Refills $40 each, Tammy Fender Spontaneous Recovery Cream, $252, Missoni, Fringed Metallic Wrap, $850.10, Piaget Possession Carnelian and Diamond Ring, $4050,

Hands-down the hardest Mum to shop for! This mum is an eco warrior so she wont appreciate excess for the sake of it. I recommend shopping from brands that give back, or at least source their materials sustainably. Whether it’s Chantecaille, who donate proceeds from their luxe beauty products to rescuing wildlife or HFS Collective’s sustainably made hands-free bags.

Written by Ruby Feneley

Ruby Feneley is The Carousel Beauty Editor. Her obsession with makeup and skincare started when she modelled in her teens. While she studied English Literature at Sydney University she pivoted from front to behind the camera – receiving her Diploma of Artistry and working as a makeup artist, assisting industry leaders across multiple top brands. In 2017, she moved to New York where she worked as a copywriter for celebrity children’s wear label Appaman Inc. Ruby is now combining her love of makeup and skincare with her passion for writing. She has an encyclopaedic knowledge of makeup and skincare – she can spot a Nars lip from 30 feet and recommend skin creams and treatments from chemists to La Mer at a glance. She is always looking for the next big thing in beauty whether it’s an “unsung hero” product, a highlighter hack or a technological innovation to accelerate your anti-ageing regimen.

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