1. THE FRAGRANCE: Giorgio Armani My Way
If your mother is a woman who appreciates luxury that also has a positive impact on the environment, look no further than Giorgio Armani’s My Way. It’s a trailblazing, floral-woody scent with a fresh, fruity opening note and a white floral bouquet — with notes of orange blossom, tuberose, Indian jasmine — and finishes off with white musk, Madagascar vanilla and Virginian cedar.
Mom will be happy to know that this sustainable scent makes use of recycled and recyclable materials, sustainably sourced ingredients and has an eco-friendly bottle design — plus, a bottle refill system that aids in the reduction of materials waste.
• Giorgio Armani My Way EDP 90ml R2,320, 150ml R3,080
2. THE SKINCARE SPLURGE: La Prairie The Pure Gold Collection
Make no mistake, this is the ultimate indulgent splurge … but mom deserves only the best, right? And the La Prairie The Pure Gold Collection is the skincare gift to end all skincare gifts. With luxurious creamy textures infused with real gold particles, it not only imparts a golden glow, but smooths out the skin and evens out tone using an exclusive, slow-release pure gold diffusion system.
She will also love that this collection is built to last with a beautiful, display-worthy, antique gold metal packaging (that can be refilled using the detachable glass vials) and an 18k-gold spatula with which to apply the radiance cream — seriously, it doesn’t get better than that.
• La Prairie Pure Gold Radiance Cream 50ml, R14,650; La Prairie Pure Gold Radiance Concentrate 30ml, R14,650, available at selected Woolworths & Edgars
3. THE STYLING TOOL: ghd Max Styler
Probably the most covetable hair styling tool at the moment, the ghd Max is on everyone’s wish list. Make your mother a “cool mom” by gifting her with all the good hair days money can buy, ensuring her hair styling is made easy every day.
Whether she likes to keep it sleek and straight, in a beach-like wave, or she likes to add some volume for that fresh, salon blow out look — she can do it all in a pinch with the ghd Max’s wider heat plates to cater for thicker hair types, and ensure professional at-home styling in half the time using the same, even-heat distributing and regulating ghd tech we have come to love.
• ghd Max Styler, R2,900
4. FOR HER BODY: Floral Street Wild Vanilla Orchid
Your mom may want to frame this gift based on the bottle design alone — and we don’t blame her. Each fragrance bottle from this vegan, cruelty-free British brand is a feast for the eyes.
Inspired by the queen of flowers, the orchid, this luxurious and seductive scent trail is an oriental masterpiece with notes of vanilla bean, cashmeran, red orchid, jasmine, vanilla blossom, cassis, bamboo and Ambroxan. But why stop at the fragrance? Get her the whole pamper set by adding the wild vanilla orchid body wash or body cream that will allow her to slather herself with the scent and also prolong the longevity of the fragrance on her skin.
• Floral Street Wild Vanilla Orchid EDP 100ml, R2,215; Floral Street Wild Vanilla Orchid Body Cream 200ml, R540
5. FOR HER HOME: Acqua Di Parma Buongiorno Candle
There are luxury candles and then there’s Acqua Di Parma’s candles. Their luxury candles feel like an instant vacation to the Italian Amalfi coast — and what better way to spoil mom than with a candle that allows her to escape from it all?
We recommend the intoxicatingly fresh scent of Buongiorno that has a subtle yet enveloping scent that permeates through the whole home infusing it with notes of Italian lemon, lavandin, jasmine, cedarwood and mint — bellissimo!
• Acqua Di Parma Buongiorno Candle 200g, R1,199
6. FOR HER BEDROOM
There’s nothing more luxurious than slipping into a bed made up with good-quality linens that comfort you as you sleep. Spoil mom with these luxury bed linens — all available locally — that are big on style and will help turn her bedroom into a haven of comfort and calm, just in time for winter.
7. JUST BECAUSE
There are so many wonderful gifts out there for mom but, if simplicity is what you’re after, you can’t go wrong with a bunch of flowers. It’s a gift of classic appeal that always brings much joy, so say “I love you” with fabulous florals, just because.