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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas: 20 Luxurious Ideas to Spoil the Most Important Woman in Your Life

Looking for Mother’s Day gift ideas is not as simple as throwing together a few items in your cart at the last minute. After all, not all mums are the same. Some are so busy taking care of everyone that their own needs are at the bottom of the priority list. Others swear that they don’t need anything. Some only need the gift of some uninterrupted me-time this Arab Mother’s Day. When all mothers are not the same, how can your approach to mom’s day presents be the same? 


Vogue Arabia, September 2022. Photo: Tayachi Bachir

To spare you the legwork, we have rounded up all the gift suggestions for Mother’s Day that she will actually want to receive. Ready to become the MVP of the family group chat this Arab Mother’s Day? Head right this way.

Why the Arab world celebrates Mother’s Day on March 21

  • It is always a good time to celebrate mothers for all the spoken and unspoken things that they do. 
  • You will find that the chosen day for this can fall on the second Sunday of May in many countries around the world. 
  • The Middle East, however, chooses to celebrate mothers at the beginning of spring. Why? The search for answers will take you back in time to ancient Egypt. 
  • Isis, an Egyptian goddess, was celebrated at the start of the spring season to honor the blossoming of new life and motherhood. 
  • The tradition was revived by journalist Mustafa Amin in 1943 and the beginning of spring was officially allocated as Mother’s Day in 1957 by the Arab world. 

Mother’s day gift ideas for new moms 

  • They say, you never forget your first. Especially when the first Mother’s Day rolls around as you are celebrating the gift of new life. 
  • The most important thing to remember when looking for mother-to-be Mother’s Day gifts? It isn’t just a baby that is growing inside her, she is also discovering the new person she is becoming every single day. 
  • It is a period of transition, it is the promise of an exciting tomorrow. She is feeling a myriad of emotions, and with the perfect first Mother’s Day gift, you can help her celebrate this joy. 

Do your research:

  • While she focuses on the baby, your focus needs to be on her. What are the thoughtful tokens that can help make this day about her?
  • What are the best gifts for a pregnant mom that she can use now and find useful even after the baby comes? 
  • Is there some way you can help her document some of these important memories? She will thank you once life slows down and she can look back fondly at these moments.

Mom-to-be gift ideas to consider:

  • If you are looking for mom-to-be gift ideas that can capture all the feelings she is experiencing, look to Swarovski’s momma and baby bear crystal figurine. 
Swarovski Mother's Day gift ideas

My little Kris Bear mother & baby, Swarovski

  • After a long day or during early morning wake-up calls, a knitted wool blanket from Anya Hindmarch with googly-eyed motifs makes for the perfect choice to cozy up in. 
Anya Hindmarch blanket

All over eyes intarsia wool blanket, Anya Hindmarch

  • Other gift ideas for an expecting mom that you can’t go wrong with include Tiffany’s baby frame for capturing the special moments. 
Tiffany frame mother's day gift ideas

Land animals frame, Tiffany & Co.

  • If you’re in the mood to go all-out, consider adding in Cartier’s music box with a lacquered gold finish—because, why not?
Cartier music box mother's day gift ideas

Diabolo de Cartier music box, Cartier

Mother’s day gift ideas for the mom who has a flair for fashion

  • If your mom is always the most stylish woman in the room, let’s look for gift ideas that match her personality. 
  • Sure, she will love a pretty trinket or two. But if you are looking to get some extra credit on this gifting assignment, why not narrow down your search to something that she would truly love but never think to buy for herself?
  • Need a helping hand? Answer these questions and you will have found her soulmate of Mother’s Day gifts.

Do your research:

  • Sure, you are looking to pamper your mom with an indulgent splurge. But just any off-the-rack item won’t do. 
  • What are the items in your mom’s wardrobe that she turns to when she wants to feel like the best version of herself?
  • Maybe it’s a pair of heels that makes her stand a little taller. Or a sparkling pendant that makes her look twice in the mirror. Or an heirloom piece of jewelry that she hopes to pass on to you someday. 
  • Allow your search to be guided by these little sartorial rituals that she secretly cherishes and you will have found The One. 

Fashion-forward gift suggestions for mom:

  • Armed with the right answers, you’ll find an array of cool Mother’s Day gifts to choose from. 
  • So, what is making our cut of fashionable yet useful gifts for mom from her daughter? L’Atelier Nawbar’s mother & daughter pendant that both of you can swap back and forth between each other. Philip Plein’s rocked heart collection that will steal her breath away. Azza Fahmy’s wrap-around necklace that will make even a coffee run feel special.
L'Atelier Nawbar mother's day gift ideas

Mother & daughter pendant, L’Atelier Nawbar

Philipp Plein mother's day gift ideas

Rocked heart collection, Philipp Plein

Azza Fahmy mother's day gift ideas

Wrap-around kufi necklace, Azza Fahmy

  • And on those days when she is running late? There are few better ways to tell the time than from the statement Roger Dubuis timepiece sparkling on her wrist. 
Roger Dubuis mother's day gift ideas

Velvet pink gold 36mm, Roger Dubuis

  • Looking to move beyond Mother’s Day jewelry gifts? Christian Louboutin’s studded sandals are the wear-anywhere gift that no stylish mama will say no to. 
 Christian Louboutin mother's day gift ideas

Sweet Jane sandal strass boum, Christian Louboutin

Mother’s day gift ideas for the mom who believes that skincare is self-care

  • Or maybe fashion isn’t your mother’s Roman empire. It is the thought of getting done with her everyday chores to treat her skin—and herself—to some TLC.
  • Take your cues from our round-up of luxe beauty must-haves, even if she is just getting started on her skincare journey.

Do your research:

  • When looking for holiday gifts for mom in the realm of skincare, it helps to look beyond the obvious. 
  • Think beyond serums, masks and creams, and consider the self-care ritual that comes attached with it. 
  • Maybe your mom likes the chance to steal in an everything-shower whenever her schedule allows for it. Or perhaps her idea of pampering herself is slathering her skin with an indulgent serum at night to wake up refreshed the next morning. 
Estee Lauder

Advanced night repair synchronized multi-recovery complex, Estée Lauder

Try these skincare Mother’s Day gifts for mom and grandma:

  • Regardless of age, every mother wants to feel like a million bucks. And the right skincare lotions, potions and tools can help you make her feel like just that. 
  • Body lotions, scrubs, shower gels, bath bombs: LUSH has everything your momma will need to turn her everyday shower into an indulgent spa experience. 

LUSH Mother’s Day collection

  • Once she emerges feeling new, Charlotte Tilbury’s limited-edition kit has all the skincare essentials she needs to seal in the glow. 
Charlotte Tilbury skincare set

Radiant glow on the go kit, Charlotte Tilbury

  • And if there is some time left over? Coax her into some extra TLC with a three-minute session with a wrinkle-reducing LED mask from Dr Dennis Gross, topped off with a quick spritz of an exotic fragrance.
Dr Dennis Gross LED mask

Spectralite FaceWare pro, Dr Dennis Gross

Miss Dior

Miss Dior parfum, Dior

Mother’s day gift ideas for the mom who never takes time for herself

  • Now that you have been imbued with the spirit of Mother’s Day, it is time to turn your attention to the next most important question on the list: finding the most thoughtful Mother’s Day gifts that she will use and cherish now and forever. 
  • But maybe this is the year that you move beyond generic gift baskets for mom and look for the little things that she will truly appreciate.
  • But it would be delulu to think that your mother will actually treat herself to some much-needed downtime. Instead, you will need to play god and orchestrate a day off from the family. Her only priority? Herself. 

Do your research: 

  • What does relaxation truly mean for your mom? 
  • Is there any hobby that she used to love but has fallen by the wayside over the years? 
  • Can you arrange for the fam to take a day off from running to her for every need so that she can truly reconnect with herself?

Try these fun gifts for mom:

  • Got your roadmap down to treat your mom to some long overdue me-time? Some thoughtful Mother’s Day presents can help set the mood. 
  • Start the day by leaving a little sweet treat for her to discover, like Ladurée’s delectable tiara collection. 
Laduree Mother's Day gift ideas

Ladurée tiara collection gift box

  • Next, set the tone for a day off from everyday chores with Jo Malone’s scent diffuser that will envelop the air around her with the rich notes of juicy fruits. 
Jo Malone Mother's Day gift ideas

Pomegranate noir scent surround™ diffuser, Jo Malone London

  • Want to give her an additional nudge in the right direction? Allow her to cosy up with a Kindle e-reader while warming her hands on Anthropologie’s bistro-tiled mug with 24-karat gold decals. 
Anthropologie mug Mother's Day gift ideas

Bistro tile mom & dad mug, Anthropologie

Mother’s day gift ideas for the mom who loves to play hostess

  • So, your mother’s idea of a good time is ensuring that everyone else is having a good time? Welcome to the club. 
  • For the hostess with the mostest, consider showing up with something a tad more thoughtful than last-minute flowers. Here’s how to hit refresh on the same old ideas. 

Do your research:

  • Grand dinners aren’t just about the food—it is about the chance that your mom gets to gather her family together and make some new memories. 
  • Allow your search for cute Mother’s Day gifts to be guided by this sentiment: what are some tangible ways you can truly show her your appreciation for the feasts that she puts together for the family?
  • If you have been craving some quality me-time with your loved ones as well, consider gift ideas that can start a new family ritual. 

Gift ideas to try for your next family dinner:

  • Want to shave some crucial time off your mom’s schedule when getting the house ready for a dinner party? The Dyson Gen5detect™ has the last word on cord-free vacuuming. 

Gen5detect Absolute, Dyson

  • For ensuring that the meal is served in style, your mother’s heart will be stolen away by Le Creuset’s Parisian-themed cookware. Embossed with an Eiffel Tower, this casserole dish is headlining everyone’s top 10 Mother’s Day gift ideas. 
Le creuset

Le Creuset signature cast iron Eiffel Tower shallow dutch oven 30 cm indigo, Crate & Barrel

  • With the house and the food ready, it is time to make some new memories with AVANTCHA Tea’s luxe tea sets for lingering at the family table after a meal. 
Avantcha tea set

Treasure chest gift box, AVANTCHA Tea

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