Mother’s Day Gifts To Upgrade Her Life

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Teresa Palmer wears Camilla and Marc dress, $750, and Sarah & Sebastian rings, from $240. Bodhi wears David Jones T-shirt, $29.95, Indie Kids by Industrie chinos, $54.95, and Converse shoes, $80. Forest wears David Jones dungarees, $49.95.

Photography by Georges Antoni
Styling by Rachel Wayman

Haven’t wrapped anything up for Mum yet? Don’t stress, there’s still plenty of time to find the perfect Mother’s Day gift. 

If you’re stuck for ideas and can’t stand the thought of another year of flowers and chocolate, we recommend picking a top-of-the-line life essential to give her life the upgrade she deserves. The trick is to look at what she uses often, and get her a new-and-improved version that will make every day more enjoyable. Whether it’s a new-season wardrobe addition or indulgent skincare, she’s sure to appreciate a little quotidian luxury. Plus, if it’s something she uses every day, she’ll always think of you fondly. After all, she makes your life better everyday, so give her the same. 

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Replace her worn-out old tote with a fabulous new handbag. The striking shade and classic shape of this David Jones-exclusive Coach design means it ticks the boxes of contemporary cool and timeless elegance. 

Bag by Coach
Bag by Coach, $650 at David Jones. 

If your Mother’s Day tradition involves breakfast in bed, elevate this year’s tea and toast by pairing it with this silky chemise for the most luxurious lazy morning she could ask for. 

Chemise by Simone Pérèle
Chemise by Simone Pérèle, $100 at David Jones. 

Practical mums will love the combination of form and function this check blazer offers. It’s an easy way to update her wardrobe and we guarantee she’ll have it on high rotation all winter, and beyond.

Blazer by Sportscraft
Blazer by Sportscraft, $299.99 at David Jones. 

Your mum deserves the best skincare, so swap her basic night cream for this intensive overnight treatment enriched with antioxidant properties that refresh, soften and even out skin tone. 

Face cream by Giorgio Armani
Face cream by Giorgio Armani, $149 at David Jones. 

Does Mum need a perfume update? Wrap up this evocative interpretation of Tiffany & Co.’s signature scent. Impress her with notes of ylang ylang, blackcurrant and iris, as well as the diamond-like dresser candy.

Fragrance by Tiffany & Co
Fragrance by Tiffany & Co., $180 at David Jones. 

Revise Mum’s any-occasion shirt dress with this reimagined leopard-print number. It’ll take her from work to weekend easily.

Dress by Trenery
Dress by Trenery, $199 at David Jones. 

This modern-day pout enhancer conditions and plumps with a swipe of the sheer, glossy colour. With eight colours to choose from, you’re sure to find a shade she’ll love. 

Lipstick by YSL
Lipstick by YSL, $59 at David Jones. 

If she’s been hinting about a new winter coat, treat Mum to one she’ll love forever. This Country Road trench is a seriously sophisticated upgrade.

Coat by Country Road
Coat by Country Road, $399 at David Jones.  

You’ll get kudos for treating her to this delicately fruit-scented body lotion that will keep her skin moisturised through the winter months.

Body lotion by Burberry
Body lotion by Burberry, $53 at David Jones. 

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