Mothers have an influence far beyond mere parental duties. She’s the very first leading lady in your life, and if you’re lucky, also your best friend, anchor and confidante. We’ve covered some of our favourite Mother’s Day gifts from the Internet but if you don’t have a gift for May 12th just yet, here are several more options for every type of mom!

For the Dancing Queen 


Romantic Flowers Peep Toe Pumps, RM250, Christy Ng on

Adorn mom’s feet with flowers! These peep toes by Christy Ng are as vibrant as her personality, and as ready as she is to take on the dance floor.

For She Who Works Hard For The Money


Estée Lauder Nutritious Radiant Vitality 2-in-1 Foam Cleanser, RM115 | Energy Lotion in Intense Moist, RM180 | Essence Oil, RM240, All Estée Lauder counters nationwide

For the mother who looks forward to work every morning and lives for a challenge, sometimes at the expense of a skincare routine, give a gift of rejuvenation with Estée Lauder’s new Nutritious range. The line harnesses the goodness of antioxidant-packed, skin-saving pomegranates to detoxify and nourish weary skin with a gentle yet effective cleanser, hydration-boosting lotion and soothing oil would make the sweetest-smelling daily regimen.


Aēsop-Marimekko Sauna Duet Kit, RM260, all Aēsop counters and standalone stores

Continue mom’s pampering and detoxifying spree with the latest Scandinavian bath culture-inspired Aēsop-Marimekko collaboration. It’s got a Sauna Body Scrub and Balm set full of rich essential oils such as Fir Needle, Sage Leaf and Pine needle – perfect for mom to wind down with at the end of a long day.

For Your First Style Icon


Esther Bonté Bougainvillier Silk Scarf, approx. RM382, Shop Des Créateurs


Thirtyfour Herringbone Pouch in Medium, RM130; and Large, RM175, Zalora

Leading by example, she taught you everything you needed to know about fashion. So give back with these chic finds. Esther Bonté’s S/S 13 collection of silk scarves are gorgeously printed with patterns, inspired by exotic Morocco. Meanwhile, local leather goods company Thirtyfour’s cork and leather pouches make stylish sleeves for her tech, and double up as purses to bring along for quick grocery runs.

For The Wordsmith


Pocket Posh Word Lover’s Puzzle & Quiz Book, RM30.50, Kinokuniya

Does your mom dole out puns as much as she does hugs? Does she trump the fam at Scrabble, Boggle, and Words With Friends on the daily? Well then, this classily-designed puzzle and quiz book is a gem for moments stuck in rush hour traffic or over a long breakfast.

For She Who Expects Flowers


Salvatore Ferragamo Signorina Eau de Toilette, RM190 (30ml); RM265 (50ml); RM355 (100ml)


Ren Moroccan Rose Otto Bath Oil, RM159 for 110ml, Kensapothecary

In addition to a bouquet that’s bound to wilt within a week, how about gifting the scent of her favourite flowers in a bottle? Salvatore Ferragamo’s latest fragrance offering, Signorina, is a celebration of femininity in a concoction of peonies, roses, jasmine and musk with a sweet, warm panna cotta note. Want even more roses? Give mom months of luxurious at-home-spa soaks with Ren’s richly fragrant Moroccan Rose Otto Bath Oil.

For The Luxe Basics Kinda Gal


La Mer Mosturizing Soft Cream, RM550 (30ml); RM970 (60ml), all La Mer counters nationwide

In most occasions, all anyone needs is a reliable moisturiser to protect and hydrate her skin. In this case, and for this woman, any old moisturiser simply won’t do. Get mom the lighter, more easily-absorbed version of the famed Créme de La Mer to get hooked on a skincare staple that delivers so much with just the basics.


Bathurst Clover Alligator in Emerald, approx. RM35,243, Anya Hindmarch

The best kind of luxe basic is a handbag, and this season, Anya Hindmarch delivers a collection of elegant, understated messengers, totes, crossovers and clutches for the modern lady. The Bathurst Clover crafted in Alligator is a poppy shade of emerald, the colour of 2013! The whimsical clover clasp is the cutest touch to this bag’s heritage construction.