Mother’s Day Luxury Love List
From the grazed knees and night-time monsters of childhood, to the challenges of first-time motherhood or other momentous life achievements, mums are always there to love, guide, support and encourage. And for those of us fortunate enough to navigate life with our mum by our side, Mother’s Day is an opportunity to show just how much we appreciate their everyday contributions, large and small.
Knowing how difficult it can be to find a gift that encapsulates such special love and gratitude, the Mia Fratino team has rounded up some of our favourite gift ideas, for every mum: from glamourous fashionistas and musical mamas, to indulgent individuals and avid readers. Because every mum is entitled to their idea of luxury.
The sweet gentle softness of high-quality cashmere is a close as we can come to delivering a loving hug in a garment. Mia Fratino’s 100 per cent Mongolian Cashmere pieces are unsurpassed for lustre and softness, and are the perfect luxury gift for any mum. Ranging from everyday essentials to exclusive limited edition pieces, Mia Fratino has the perfect fit for mum, whatever her style.
Think your mum deserves something extra special this year? How about a weekend away at the Byron at Byron Resort and Spa. Enjoy indulgent and relaxing treatments in a locale known for it’s beautiful natural surrounds, laid-back culture, and overall taste for enjoying the good things in life. The resort even offers a three-course Mother’s Day lunch, handcrafted by executive chef Matthew Kemp, and accompanied by live music, a glass of sparkling, and a luxurious rainforest backdrop.
If you’re based in Sydney, Parklands Day Spa in beautiful Blue Mountains village Blackheath also delivers on luxury and location.
And for Victorian mums, Hepburn Bathhouse and Spa has long been considered the ultimate in relaxation, and they offer special mother-daughter pamper packages – perfect!
Sarah & Sebastian Jewellery has collaborated with artist Caroline Walls to create a limited-edition Mother’s Day collection of subtle, heartfelt gold pendants. Both delicate and bold, these designs are the perfect accessory to pair with soft, sumptuous Mia Fratino cashmere.
Mom & Me & Mom by literary treasure and activist Maya Angelou couldn’t be any more qualified as Mother’s Day reading. Exploring the emotionally complex relationship that Angelou shared with her mother, this book traces the evolution of their bond and the healing and reconciliation that occurred along the way.
But if you think mum would appreciate something a little more easy-going, the brief, sweetly vulnerable affirmations found in the poetry of Rupi Kaur or Nayyirah Waheed might be just the thing.
If you’re confident that you know mum’s musical taste, tickets to upcoming performances, theatre or even festivals make for a memorable experience gift. Throughout the year, blues festivals play right across the country from Bendigo to Bridgetown, and laid-back festivals like A Day on the Green are always an easy pleaser. But if mum’s musical tastes run toward the quirky or unpredictable, maybe a gift voucher for Ticketek might be best. That way, she can book for whatever whim may take her fancy – from a Def Leppard stadium show to Carol King the Musical.
For flowers that last a little longer than the real thing, the Pink Roses giclee print by The Print Emporium is a ready-to-hang print of a hand-painted oil painting, featuring billowing blushing roses. This sweet print will brighten any room in the house, and is printed on luscious 230gsm matte white art paper using archival inks. It is available in a range of sizes, unframed or framed in gallery-quality sustainably sourced timber, with a choice of natural oak, black or white wood frames.
Inspired by the magic of ancient beauty routines, Herbivore Botanicals aims to bring the gorgeous indulgence of past and present cultures into modern day life. The rejuvenating Pink Clay Exfoliating Mask is made with French pink clay for skin cell renewal, and blended with rosehip and chamomile flowers to soothe inflammed skin. This facial mask can be blended with a facial mist for additional healing benefits – Herbivore’s Rose Hibiscus Hydrating Facial Mist channels Polynesian beauty with nourishing coconut water, divinely-scented hibiscus flower, and ultra-hydrating rose water.
Wrap it up
All Mia Fratino purchases are shipped wrapped in luxe tissue paper, and packed into a bespoke gold foiled logo box — perfect for posting direct to the lucky recipient.
But if you’re looking to add a hand-wrapped touch to any other gift, Rifle Paper Co. produces the prettiest of printed papers. With a range of patterns from the quirky and bright to the more soft and sophisticated, Rifle Paper wraps are a great way to add a last little touch of love to your gift.