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Gifting 4 May 2023

Celebrating the Leading Lady in your Life

It's that time of year again already, the time to celebrate the maternal figures in our life and say thank you for all they do for us.

At Monde, we're cognisant of the complex emotions that celebrations like 'Mother's Day can bring, so instead, this year we're commemorating the 'leading ladies' in our lives instead. No matter what type of matriarch or maternal figure who had filled your life with warmth you're going to celebrate this year, here are some gift ideas to make her feel extra appreciated.

Words By Brittany Lyons

The Homebody

Does your leading lady love creating the ultimate, homey space? Well then these items listed below might tickle her fancy!

For the homebody that collects for and curates her home to an impeccable level, with pockets of her personality found on every surface, nook and cranny, we think she’ll appreciate fun lighting from our friends over at Anthropologie. This vibrant pink and red linen-look lamp, The Electra, would look perfect atop a desk or mantle.

For something a little more versatile, the Poldina Micro Rechargeable Lamp would be a chic addition to any table setting to add the mood.

Speaking of a table setting, a fabulous table cloth is always a good idea. Adding this Summer Hill & Bishop Striped tablecloth to the vocabulary of your leading lady’s linen press would be a considerate and colourful opti0n.

Something interesting to eat off is sure to become a family heirloom in the years to come. This organically shaped plate or serving dish from Sophie Lou Jacobsen of Brooklyn is very, very special.

Summerhill & Bishop Striped 380cm x 165cm linen tablecloth, $622, Matchesfashion

Ultimate Foodie

If your leading lady has a penchant for baking, frying, prepping and proofing, then this cohort of goodies might just make her weak at the knees.

For maternal figures who show their love through their food, the ultimate gift for those who havent yet got their mits on one, the Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer, is a no-brainer. Available in a myriad of enamel colours, a plethora to perfectly match her kitchen’s vibe, we love how personal this practical gift can be. Now on sale thanks to our friends over at Myer, 2023 is the ultimate time to gift her what she’s always wanted. Perfect.

If your matriarch is a geek for a kitchen gadget, then The Iconic is about to have her absolutely spoilt for choice. Brands such as Alessi and Joseph Jospeh offer functional and impeccably designed must-haves for your kitchen. This grater for example is, *chefs kiss*.

For easy add-ons to bring newness to the kitchen space, Mosey Me offer oven mitts, aprons and other styling items in fun motifs and colours. An easy and inexpensive way to bring brightness to the heart of the home.

Rira Liquidish large resin bowl, $906, Matchesfashion

Cool Mom

‘I’m not a regular mom, I’m a cool mom’ will always be a phrase in the vernacular of millennial and Gen z thanks to cult film, Mean Girls. But truthfully, this iconic line perfectly summarises the type of maternal figure who has a taste for the funky and the fabulous.

If your matriarch is a purveyor of fine things, especially in fashion, then she will absolutely have an appreciation for Celine Eyewear. If your leading lady requires specs, like the best ones often do, then the Round Frames created from Acetate are the perfect mix of timeless and tremendous. If shades are more her thing, then the iconic cat-eye by Celine in white are modern and almost flattering on each face shape.

If your leading lady is a self-confessed fashion lover, then we’re sure she already has a mean shoe collection. To add to her body of fabulous flats, we think this Zebra Print Square Toed pair by Proenza Schouler is a great gifting prospect. As is the polarising Tabi flat by Maison Margiela, as long as it’s chosen for the right lady!

If any of these options seem a bit out there for her, a STAUD handbag is always a good idea. A carry all in a modern shape, we love the Kiss Bag.

Maison Margiela Tabi Split-Toe Leather Ballet Flats, $806, Matchesfashion

Bathroom Dweller

If your mum, aunty, sister, friend or surrogate matriarch is a self-confessed beauty junkie, then it’s absolutely time to listen up.

For the bathroom dweller who loves taking her time getting ready, getting un-ready or using the space as her self-care sanctuary then the curation of products below might be just what she’d love to open this May 14th.

The classic option for the feminine forces who have a penchant for classic beauty is a high-end bullet of lipstick. When it comes to the creme de la creme of high end lipsticks, you can’t really go past Pat McGrath. The Matt Trance Lipstick range is the perfect balance of bougie and beautiful that she’ll certainly appreciate.

To help elevate your leading lady’s bathroom routine and help keep her warm these cold months, a bathrobe is a no-brainer. This option from contemporary brand HAY, the Brown Belted Bathrobe, offers practicality and comfort which is always a considered gifting option.

To help her descend deeper into states of relaxation in the bath or shower, the offering of of a Diptyque candle is ideal. Available in a variety of their iconic scents, there’s a fragrance of these slow burn candles out there for every woman.

Diptyque Tubéreuse Scented Candle, 190g, $98.87, Net-A-Porter