Top 5 thoughtful gift ideas on Mother’s Day

Shopping for a gift for the most important woman in your life on a day when you are thanking her for being a super mom can be very stressful. While flowers and a box of chocolates are great but quite overdone, here are five gifts to show you care in a thoughtful and special way.
Mother’s Day is on May 11, 2014.

5. Home away from the home
mandarin-oriental
While your mother has been home bound when you were in school and growing up, her penchant for travel probably hasn’t faded. Treat your mother to a luxury trip to show how much you appreciate her unconditional love and sacrifice. Paris has a place in every traveler’s heart and situated on rue Saint-Honoré, Mandarin Oriental exudes a timeless elegance with beautiful interiors, dining and Spa offering a holistic experience to relax and rejuvenate. Price for accommodation and suites start from €845 (or around $1170).

4. Time Keeper
chopard
A watch is the most thoughtful gift that you can consider for your mom. Regal in its composure, the Tourbilon Joaillerie watch by Chopard is finely crafted from 18-carat white gold and adorned with sparkling diamonds. Endowed with a 9-day power reserve, the timekeeper is an exquisite way of saying ‘I love you’. The Happy Sport Tourbillon Joaillerie is available here.

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3. Holdall
damier
Whether your mom is working or simply a housewife, she definitely needs handbag whenever she steps out. From brunch to shopping to cocktails by the pool, Louis Vuitton’s Damier Azur Riviera Tote is lightweight and versatile. The hand-held tote also has an interior flat pocket as well as functional side pockets for your mom to keep her cell phone safe while she is out shopping or refilling groceries. Damier Azur Riviera comes in two sizes and is available for US$1,650 and US$1,810 and is available here.
khepira
Color blocking is hot this season. For a minimalist handbag that is simple yet stylish for your mom, the multi-tonal Khepira leather shoulder bag with concealed pockets would make an ideal gift. The Khepira leather shoulder bag is available here.

2. Diamonds
cosmos
Moms always appear to be rock solid emotionally strong but are yet so delicate and gentle. The floral filled Cosmos collection by Van Cleef & Arpels is sure to leave your mom’s eyes misty with happiness. The collection has thousand and one interpretations of the enchanted botanical garden in white mother-of-pearl, onyx and diamonds, ideal for the nurturing mom. The collection is available here.

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1. Floral inspired olfactory
muguet
Well, I am sure you were expecting this on the list. Perfumes are a ‘feel-good’ gift. For moms who are always doing everything for the family members, perfumes are a great way of saying ‘thank you’. Because scents have the strongest link to memory, she will always be reminded of this year’s mother’s day and your love. Guerlain’s limited edition of Muguet fragrance,
combining the opening accord of the tender lily of the valley with rose, jasmine and lilac accents is both delicate yet enduring, just like the moms. The limited edition Muguet is proced at $550 per 125ml and is available here.