You don't need an excuse to spoil your leading lady to the absolute max, but mother's day sure is a reason to go all out. From getting her accessories and clothing to splurging on some indulgent skincare, we have ticked all the boxes. Explore beyond cards, bouquets and chocolates by gifting her what's on this list and we tell you, these are sure shot ways to get those brownie points from mummy dear.
#MothersDaySpecial: The Ultimate Gifting Guide To Gift Your Mom
One thing that no one can ever have enough of is clothes! And we're of the opinion that as you grow old the need to go with trends diminishes. It's more about what makes you comfortable, you've found your style. Now whether that is in a Salwar Suit, Kaftan or athleisure, or dresses for your mum, we've got plenty of options:
Luxe Apparel: It has been established that fast fashion is taking us no where. We believe in shopping quality items that'll last us longer than buying something flimsy that will lose its shape within two to three wears. And moms deserve the best of the best. Check out this list of luxe brands that are actually worth your money.
Dresses: For those long, feminine silhouettes, let Mum jump on the Danish trend of layered outfits. Get her those exact kinds by picking them from this list of 15 brands that do them best. If she's more of a regular dress wearer, then these options are perfect for a summer brunch. We highly recommend you get her Maxi Dresses though because they’re in trend.
Ethnic Wear: When it comes to ethnic wear, most of the mothers in this country run straight to Westside! We get it. But this time, give her the options of brands such as Farida Gupta, Marche, Tjori and more for a similar look, but with more up-to-date options that will make her look like the diva she is! Check them out here.
Bollywood Junkie: Oh, she loves Bollywood? Well, maybe then get her get her clothing worn by her fav stars! Check out this list to make your search a little easier.
Delight your mother with jewellery—it’s foolproof, and there’s really something for everyone. If your mum loves sparkles, and you’re not on a budget, there’s always Swarovski that you can trust. If she’s into it, we recommend picking birthstone earrings or pendants to make it special.
Minimalist: Be it for daily wear, or your mum just likes to keep it simple, minimal jewellery is always a tasteful present. Versatile, contemporary, and almost always going with any look (hoops, and a basic necklace with a stone pendant go with everything!), you can’t go wrong with this. You can check out these brands that do dainty silver jewellery like Giva.
Statement: All our mums have a box of chunky jewellery that sees the light of day during the festive season and/or during functions. For chunky jewellery options featuring lots of colours, Okhai, Fabinida, and Jaypore have plenty of options, often featuring artisan-made pieces too. If you’re looking for statement jewellery, check out this list out.
Indian: The joy of wearing Indian jewellery, be it in actual gold and silver, or imitation jewellery, feels like wearing art. Now thanks to the Alia-Ranbir wedding (and the ones that happened in the last couple of years), styles like kundan and polki are very popular. If you don’t have the budget for Sabyasachi, don’t worry, here’s where you can pick up kundan jewellery online.
Personalised: Customised jewellery has been in the talks for a while now, and it's a personal preference. If you think your mom would love that, then check out these brands.
LBB's Picks: Nicobar, Estele, Madiha Jaipur, Mysa Jewels, Abhika Creations, Dhora, Lune
Use Mother’s Day to spoil her with good accessories that she probably has been eyeing for a long time but never got around to shopping them for herself (Just a mom thing, isn't it?). We've got a few options here:
Watch: Instead of getting her a standard watch, pick up a smartwatch (read this for everything you need to know before buying one). It's ideal for fitness tracking (so she can count her steps easily on her evening walks) and looks great too. For analog watches, we've got plenty of options under INR 15,000 right here.
Sunglasses: From trendy sunglasses for vacations to classics, there's a lot to choose from. Get her in on the rimless shades trend with this pair, or stick to classic Ray-Ban Wayfarers.
Bags: While there are plenty of bags—totes, satchels, slings, clutches, laptop bags—it depends on her use and style. We've got you covered from all angles. Look for canvas totes here and fancy festive potlis here.
Beauty And Makeup
Always taking care of kids, family and work, Mums often put themselves in the backseat. And that’s why beauty and makeup are awesome gifts to give to pamper your Ma and give her the attention she deserves.
Skincare: Gift her this Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum that has been all the rage for the longest time. It’s a little on the pricey side, retailing for INR 5,900 for 30 ml but you also have an option to get 7 ml for INR 1,350 so your Mum can test it out. Also, good sunscreen for the day time is a must and here's a list of them that won't leave a white cast.
Lipsticks: Most moms aren’t big on full-face makeup. All they really tend to focus on are lip colours. You can go ahead and get her something from brands like Maybelline, Revlon, and Lakme but they’re not something our Mums won't usually buy for themselves. We suggest buying her a luxury brand like Charlotte Tilbury or Huda Beauty in her favourite shade. If she's a mother on the go, check out these tried-and-tested lipsticks that last all day.
Fragrance: You can check out a whole range of top-rated perfumes here from good brands like Dior, Bvlgari and Hermes. When getting a perfume, look for a scent that resonates the most with your mum and the type of fragrances she tends to wear—it could be fruity, floral, woody, aqua, etc.
Pro-Tip: Don't know how to buy perfume online? Experts make it easy for us here.
Your mum (and you) will love the home decor curation that we have.
Table Decor: We recommend getting her a piece from Claymen, the affection one is especially nice for this occasion and would be so good on her shelf, end table or her TV console. Here are some neutral vases (just like in Kim K's house) to make the house look aesthetic.
Soft Furnishings: If your mom loves to redo her home every few months, gifting her style of cushion covers, curtains, and bedsheets are only some of the things you can get. They change the entire vibe of a home, look for products that match her vibe and style more than yours.
Lighting: Help her redo a part the house for her me time. More than just a light, it's how she'll think of how thoughtfully you helped her create a cosy nook for her. It might be for her bedside table or a statement pendant light for the balcony where she likes to have her evening tea. Ro-sha is a homegrown brand that does beautiful table lamps that are free from any cord messes, easy to use and carry around the house. For more inspo, check out this list.
Kitchen & Dining: If kitchenware brings her happiness, get her a mug or a glass for her. We really like The Strange Co's collection of ceramics, especially this modern set for her tea or coffee. If you do wish to explore more options, check out this list.
Pro-Tip: If your mum loves doing home makeovers, definitely check out this page where you can find everything from how to do up your sofa corner to adding colours to your space.
Electronics & Gadgets
Does Mum love gadgets? Even if she's not a self-proclaimed geek, we've got a whole range of gadgets and gizmos for her to pick from. Start off with this curated list of must-have electronics to gift for Mother's Day. It's got everything from headphones to a food processor. If your mum listens to everyone from Mohammed Rafi to Abba, then this list of wireless Bluetooth speakers is a good place to start at. The best part is these speakers are under INR 3,000, so she won't make a face thinking you've spent all your life savings.
LBB's Picks: JBL, OnePlus, Boat, Mi, and Havells
The key to acing hamper gifting is getting one which includes products the giftee will actually use. So, here are our picks for ones we think would prove useful to mums!
Self-care Kit: This zero-waste bundle from Bare Necessities is an awesome kit, which includes a Coffee Body Scrub, Bath Salt, Lip Balm, Spa Bars and a cute postcard on which you can write a mother's day message!
Snacks Hamper: A snack hamper doesn't necessarily mean it needs to stay packed till it's time to regift! We suggest planning a movie date with Ma and opening the hamper then to enjoy snacks and spend some quality time together. The Gift Studio has a range of snack hampers starting from INR 1,299 going with some going up to INR 8,000.
Build Your Own Box: Just like with everything else, one size doesn’t fit all and for that reason, we had to add a Build Your Own Box hamper. You could go to your local market or the mall to curate a hamper personalised to your Mum’s taste or use online services like this one, where you can add products like jewellery, affirmation journals, flowers, keychains and more!