When Only the Best Will Do for Mom!

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If you want to take Mother’s Day 2018 to the next level, celebrate the occasion with a gift that’s as special as the woman who raised you. Here are ten luxury gift ideas that say “Thanks, Mom” in a really big way.

Authentic Scottish cashmere is one of the world’s most luxurious fabrics. The Burberry Classic Check cashmere scarf is made in Scotland from 100 percent cashmere, using a 200-year-old multistep process. This amply-sized fringed scarf featuring the iconic tan, black and white check pattern is available at luxury department stores for about $435. If you order online, you can choose from 18 color combinations and personalize your scarf with a monogram. Continuing with the cashmere theme, maybe your mother would love to be completely wrapped in it. The Evie cashmere robe by UGG®, priced at $498, is made from heavyweight pure cashmere in muted gray. Its draped hood, tie belt and deep inset pockets create a feeling of slouchy chic glamour.

If your mom loves her sleep, she’s sure to appreciate a sleep mask that creates instant darkness for a short afternoon nap or an uninterrupted night’s slumber. At Nieman Marcus, you’ll find a monogrammed silk sleep mask made from mulberry silk with design details that include a tiny chiffon ruffle around the edge and an embroidered monogram. Maybe your mother would like to try the anti-aging and anti-bed-head benefits of sleeping on silk. The Slipsilk™ pillowcase, made from pure silk in ten colors, will give her a sweet night’s sleep. Or you can give her the ultimate in sleepwear comfort and glamour—silk pajamas. The Marina silk pajama shirt and silk pajama pants from Sleepy Jones are made from smooth silk and feature contrast piping accenting the shirt’s notched lapels, patch pocket and cuffs. You’ll find the pajamas in a variety of colors and irresistible prints at upscale stores and specialty shops for about $540 a set.

The gift of a scented candle can go from ho-hum to extraordinary. The Diptyque Baies Noire Candle, which combines the scents of roses and black currents, is probably the most famous luxury scented candle in the world. It’s available in a sleek black glass holder for $90. Gabrielle Chanel Eau de Parfum Spray is another fabulous scent that makes a fabulous gift. Introduced in 2017, this abstract floral is the first new fragrance launched by Chanel since 2002. Named for the founder of the House of Chanel “before she was Coco,” Gabrielle Chanel perfume is available for $135 for 3.4 ounces at luxury perfume retailers.

For mothers who appreciate high-quality skincare products, almost anything from L’Occitane en Provence makes the perfect gift. The French company preserves the natural traditions of Provence in its lotions and fragrance collections, including Shea Butter, Almond and Cherry Blossom. The best-selling L’Occitane Immortelle Divine Cream receives high marks for restoring facial firmness and radiance; it’s available for $110 for 1.7 ounces at L’Occitane en Provence stores. Other luxury skin care products to consider are Erno Laszlo Firmarine Moisturizer, $100 for 1.7 ounces, which promotes skin revitalization, and Crème de La Mer Moisturizing Cream, $170 for 1 ounce, which claims to improve skin’s firmness. Both products are available at luxury department stores.

Nothing says timeless love like the Tiffany Infinity bracelet, which features twin sterling silver chains looped through an infinity symbol pendant in iconic Tiffany Blue® enamel. The bracelet is available at Tiffany stores or, if you’re not lucky enough to live near one, online. If your mother is more of a traditionalist, she’s sure to love a legacy gift such as the Mikimoto Akoya pearl and diamond stud earrings, available at Mikimoto authorized retailers. Each earring features a large Akoya cultured pearl, a variety treasured for rich color and brilliant luster. Beneath the pearl, a diamond stud set in 18K white gold adds some bling.

Pamper your mother throughout the year with a luxury box subscription that will provide curated collections of products by mail. For fashionistas, fashion designer Rachel Zoe’s Box of Style is a bit like having your own personal stylist. For about $100 each season, your mom will receive a selection of clothing and accessories along with tips from Rachel about how to style them. The Gwynnie Bee subscription service is part of the growing fashion rental trend. For between $49 and $199 per month, your mom can pick out one to ten items of clothing to wear as long as she pleases, and then return or buy. It’s a great way to try out new styles without the hassle of shopping.

Local upscale retailers, specialty retailers and boutiques make these and similar personal gifts available at your fingertips for the special mother figures in your life. Enjoy the search! ■

Sources: burberry.com, chanel.com, diptyqueparis.com, gwynniebee.com, ugg.com, neimanmarcus.com, nordstrom.com, sleepyjones.com, mikimoto.com and thezoereport.com.