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Monde Shops 1 May 2021

10 Gifts for the Leading Female Figure in Your Life

Special gift ideas for extra special women.

Many special women in your life deserve a little extra recognition this Mother’s Day. Whether you want to spoil your other mothers or Aunties, celebrate the new mums, mums to be, or those trying to become mums, bring a smile to the faces of the special women in your life.


Words By Eva Marchingo

Kitchenware

The rock-salt lamp phase has come and gone, but that doesn’t mean we’re not still obsessed with beautiful pink Himalaya salt. The perfect companion for your dining table or kitchen bench, the Rivsalt Original Himalaya Salt Grater is the luxury way of seasoning your meals. With a Japanese-style grater and natural oak stand, you can ensure gastronomic enjoyment to the special lady you’re gifting to. Separate refills are available for the salt crystal making this a gift that just keeps giving.

Mother’s Day gift guides are often filled with kitchen implements, which can be at best, practical, and at worst, insulting. If you’re giving a kitchen gift this year, make sure it’s one packed with luxury and enjoyment.

Rivsalt Original Himalaya Salt Grater, $55 – Amara

 

Vase

If you want a gift to upstage the flowers she’s bound to get from someone else, an immaculate crystal vase ought to do the trick. Take her breath away with a piece she’ll feel spoilt by. The South Beach Crystal Vase from Reflections Copenhagen is a beautiful example of modern crystal homewares. The handmade piece features clear, pink and purple tones in an Art Deco-esque construction on a luxurious yellow and red stacked base. Inspired by the pastel hues of South Beach, Miami, this piece gives freshness, delight, and feel-good vacation energy. No matter how extravagant the blooms she displays or even if it’s left to shine alone – nothing with taking the spotlight off this incredible piece.

Reflections Copenhagen South Beach Crystal Vase, $1,042 – Amara

Tea Time

There is something so satisfying about drinking loose-leaf tea. Maybe it’s the gentle way the colour from the leaves infuses the water or maybe it’s the feeling of doing something nice for your body. Either way, anything to make the perfect loose-leaf tea a little more achievable is a beautiful gift. The Tea Tonic Glass Teapot is an aesthetically pleasing clear pot with a stainless steel and silicone infuser. Its 1.5-litre capacity makes it the perfect companion for afternoon tea for six. Pair this pot with any one of the healthy and organic teas from Tea Tonic, and if you want to go all out, add the Tea Tonic Teapot Warmer to your gift too.

Tea Tonic Glass Teapot 1.5L, $95 – Flora and Fauna 

Greenery

Whether she’s a green thumb or every houseplant’s worst nightmare, anyone can feel like a garden goddess with the Urban Greens Microgreens Windowsill Grow Kit. Perfect for any home or apartment, this kit includes a beautiful porcelain windowsill box with a bamboo lid and drip tray. She will be able to grow rocket, cabbage red, and radish sprouting seeds in the sustainable organic coir propagation mix. Microgreens are an ideal first step for the urban gardener. They’re big on nutrition and flavour and the seeds from this kit are all Australian-sourced. Whether you’re gifting to a mother you know and love, a woman who’s almost there, or a special someone who deserves a day anyway, this gift will give them a breath of fresh air.

Urban Greens Microgreens Windowsill Grow Kit, $49.95 – Flora and Fauna

Jewellery

Whoever you’re gifting to deserves something that will make them feel unique and special – like this is a day purely for them. Nothing quite does that like jewellery. For this occasion, we’re championing a universal piece with a classic and minimalist appearance. The Silver Wire Ear Cuff by Saskia Diez is a modern piece that can be worn by anyone; no piercing required. The sterling silver piece is made in Germany and has a simple and fluid design. It is a simple statement piece that will bring joy to the wearer. It’s a cuff that can be worn for any occasion and with any outfit. Wear it with your loungewear or complement some statement earrings.

Saskia Diez Silver Wire Ear Cuff, $60 – SSENSE

Tote Bag

If a gift can add beauty to a mundane part of someone’s life, then that is a gift worth giving. The MM6 Maison Margiela triangle tote in blue mesh is a stylish and suave example of a tote with stylistic integrity. The unique shape paired with an integrated rolled leather carry handle and silver-tone hardware make this a tote worth sporting to any occasion. On a practical level, the mesh and press stud fastenings make this a tote that is perfect for a supermarket run. This is a great gift for a new mum who is struggling to find a fashionable piece to fit their new baby swag. It’s stylish enough to delight any fashion-forward gal, while subtle enough to be enjoyed by the masses.

MM6 Maison Margiela Blue Mesh Small Triangle Tote, $250 – SSENSE

Beauty Tools

Give the gift of radiant skin and muscle relaxation with a Radiance Ritual Set by Olivia Newton-John’s vegan, palm oil-free and cruelty-free skincare brand, Retreatment Botanics Skin. Included is an Australian-made face serum formulated with Buriti Fruit, Sandalwood and Kakadu Plum, which helps smooth the skin and unleash one’s inner glow. Also included is a rose quartz facial roller, which is perfect for pairing with the serum ensuring superior massaging and facial absorption. If there’s a woman in your life dealing with the stress of trying to become a mother, this gift will show her your support and provide her with a moment of stress relief. Every woman deserves an excuse to spend a few minutes relaxing with herself, and this gift gives her exactly that.

Retreatment Botanics Skin Radiance Ritual Set, $99 – Flora and Fauna

Bath Time

Mother’s Day has traditionally promoted relaxation – a day off for mummas everywhere. Channel that energy with something to encourage immersing oneself in a soothing bath. Bath additions like bubble bath, bath bombs, or bath salts are all thoughtful gift ideas, but what makes your gift really pop is when the packaging is just as luxurious as the product. Ortiga’s Fico D’India Bath Salts are presented in a stunningly decorated box and the inside is guaranteed to delight just as much as the outside. Made from 100% Sicilian sea salt, these bath salts exude notes of powdery fig and cedar oils – all through its natural perfume. Give that special woman in your life some time to herself this Mother’s Day.

Ortigia Fico D’India Bath Salts, $48 – Amara

Essential Oils

Give the gift of olfactory enjoyment with a collection of essential oils. Pair this gift with a diffuser, or if they’ve already got one, recommend using lavender to calm, peppermint to relieve, geranium for tranquillity, and rosemary for motivation. For an aromatherapy first aid kit, choose eucalyptus for the respiratory system, cedarwood and sandalwood to ease sore throats, vetiver for immunity, black pepper for sensitive skin or pregnancy relief, lemon for its antiseptic properties, or clove bud as an analgesic. Our favourite is neroli, an emotional elixir for times of stress, anxiety, and shock. This is especially good for women who are trying to become mothers or who are dealing with loss. All of these oils can be found in ECO.’s aromatherapist essentials pack.

ECO. Aromatherapist Essentials Box, $150 – Flora and Fauna

Fragrance

Perfume is such an intimate gift, which is why we love it for showing affection, romantic or platonic. Fragrances are a personal choice; we’ll give you that. But there’s one fragrance that is universally loved by women, no matter who they are. Clinique Happy is a best-selling women’s fragrance with fresh, vibrant notes of ruby red grapefruit and bergamot with soft, sensual scents of Hawaiian wedding flower and spring mimosa. Living up to its namesake, this is a perfume that inspires happiness. One spray to last all day with the smile that inevitably goes with it, this perfume lets that special woman in your life know that you see her, and you know she deserves a bit of classic beauty in her day.

Clinique Happy, $65 – Clinique