gifts for mum

The best Christmas gifts for mums

Impress the most important woman in your life with these luxurious offerings

It is a truth universally known that there is no woman more important in a gent’s life than his mother. She, quite literally, brought you into this world and if that doesn’t deserve giving her Christmas gift a little extra attention we don’t know what does.

The trouble is, mothers are also notoriously tricky to buy for. They know what they like and aren’t afraid to tell you (or at least ask for the gift receipt) if you’ve got it wrong. Which is where we come in. We’ve scoured the offerings from some of our favourite luxury brands to create an edit of perfect presents guaranteed to impress even the most opinionated of mums. You can thank us later.

Tod’s crossbody bag

tods bag

Now, you might think we’re kicking things off in dangerous territory by suggesting you buy your mum a handbag. Certainly these are highly personal items and, if she’s going to carry it around everyday, she needs to love it. Luckily there’s little not to love about Tod’s classic saddle-shape crossbody bag. Crafted in Italy using high quality leather, it features three distinct compartments to keep her essentials neatly stored and is finished with Tod’s signature T monogram fastening to signal her (read: your) impeccable taste.

Louis Roederer Cristal 2012 gift box

louis roederer cristal gift set

Yes, a bottle of Cristal makes a great present on its own – but why stop there when this elegant gift set is available? As well as a full size bottle of Louis Roederer Cristal 2012 vintage champagne, this limited edition case also contains two Jamesse glasses specially selected to amplify the candied citrus, pear and toasted almond bouquet and complex, layered flavours of this exquisite sparkling wine.

louis roederer cristal gift set

Louis Roederer Cristal 2012 gift box

£295

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Penhaligon’s personalised fragrance

penhaligons fragrance

Nothing takes a Christmas gift to the next level like personalisation and when said personalisation comes in the form of a luxurious monogrammed leather case for your mum’s favourite Penhaligon’s scent, you know you’re on to a winner. Simply choose from the eight available colours, select up to three letters or icons to create your monogram and finish with a quirky brass charm. Not sure which fragrance is her scent of choice? Penhaligon’s online fragrance profiling service will help you find the perfect bottle.

penhaligons fragrance

Penhaligon’s fragrance personalisation

£60

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Johnston’s of Elgin cashmere scarf

johnston of elgin scarf

If in doubt you can never go wrong with cashmere. But, if she’s already got a wardrobe full of cashmere knits, a scarf is a failsafe option – and Johnston’s of Elgin does some of the best. Woven from a feather-light silk and cashmere blend, this super soft reversible stole is made in versatile hues of grey and pink and will become her instant go-to for transitional dressing between seasons.

johnston of elgin scarf

Johnston’s of Elgin cashmere scarf

£229

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Pomellato M’ama Non M’ama bracelet

Pomellato M’ama Non M’ama bracelet

Feeling flashy? An understatedly sophisticated piece of jewellery is a surefire win. Part of Pomellato’s expansive M’ama Non M’ama range, this 18 karat rose gold bangle may look minimalist but is finished with two London blue topaz stones and pavé diamonds to create the kind of unassuming luxury your mum will cherish for years to come.

Pomellato M’ama Non M’ama bracelet

Pomellato M’ama Non M’ama bracelet

£1890

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Bennett Winch watch roll

Bennett Winch watch roll

If your mum is one of the growing numbers of women discovering the joys of mechanical timepieces then offering up a fine watch roll in which to store them on Christmas morning is sure to put you in her good books. Created by English luggage specialist Bennett Winch, this watch roll is handmade in London using fine Tuscan leather to surround a protective Kevlar core and features a cushioned Alcantara suede lining to keep her finest watches in tip top condition both at home and away.

Bennett Winch watch roll

Bennett Winch watch roll

£550

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Connolly 1904 leather washbag

Connolly 1904 leather washbag

Sometimes the key to a great gift is to find an everyday essential elevated to the highest level. Truly something your mum would never think to buy for herself. In Connolly’s leather washbag we’ve found just that. Yes, it’s a functional item but, thanks its natural vegetable tanned leather construction, contrast stitching and practical navy lining, it’s also a beautiful one. Trust us, your mum will love it.

Connolly 1904 leather washbag

Connolly 1904 leather washbag

£520

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Czech & Speake manicure set

Czech & Speake manicure set

British brand Czech & Speake may be best known for its fine fragrances but we’re also rather found of its award-winning manicure sets – and we’re pretty sure your mum will be too. This eight-piece set is plated in 24 carat gold, presented in a stone and cream leather case and contains every handmade German instrument your mother will need for beautiful nails on the go.

Czech & Speake manicure set

Czech & Speake manicure set

£475

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Emma J Shipley Caspian candle

Emma J Shipley Caspian candle

Scented candles may have a reputation as a bit of a lame fallback when it comes to gift giving – but most scented candles are not Emma J Shipley scented candles. Each of her intricate creations is housed in a bone china vessel adorned with a whimsical, artistic design. This Caspian candle, inspired by the tales of Narnia, is imbued with notes of pink pepper, sage, clove, vanilla and sandalwood.

Emma J Shipley Caspian candle

Emma J Shipley Caspian candle

£95

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Art Life by Sig Bergamin

Art Life by Sig Bergamin

A beautiful coffee table book will never not make a great present and this, one of Assouline’s newest releases, is about as opulent as they come. Celebrating the work of architect and designer Sig Bergamin, best known for his vibrant, unusual and show-stopping interiors, the tome tours the reader through 12 of Bergamin’s outstanding interiors across the world, from Brazil to Portugal. An avid art collector himself, the book plays particular notice to Bergamin’s experimental way with art, in which gallery walls are eschewed in favour of mixing Warhols, Hirsts and Lichtensteins seamlessly with both minimalist and maximalist design schemes. Hand your mother this and watch her disappear into it for the rest of the day.

Art Life by Sig Bergamin

Art Life by Sig Bergamin

£95

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