Mom’s The Word – A Luxury Gift Guide For The Most Important Woman In Your Life

From stylish accessories to stand-out experiences, we’ve done the work for you and curated a list of luxury gift ideas sure to wow the leading lady in your life.

For foodies:
The FYN Mother’s Day experience
Structured in traditional Kaiseki (multi-course) sharing canapé style, the FYN Mother’s Day menu, which consists of six courses for lunch, is a specially curated experience to celebrate the most important woman in your life. Drawing on a passion for Japanese cuisine, while honouring the rich local produce on South Africa’s shores – expect a layered multicultural culinary journey from Peter Tempelhoff and team.
Mother’s Day lunch: R875 per person / dinner: R1175 per person.  For restaurant reservations: / 021 286 2733

For champagne-fans:
Moët & Chandon and Veuve Clicquot Rosé
Champagne is universally recognised by mothers as their go-to happiness in a glass. So we suggest brunch at home prepared by you (yes, you) accompanied by a bottle of rosé champagne = best Mother’s Day ever. Rosé champagne ticks all the boxes – it’s delicious, the perfect pink hue looks suitably glamorous in the glass and it’s celebratory. We’ve picked two of our favourites:

Moët & Chandon is the world’s most loved champagne, so we’re pretty sure she’ll love their Rosé. The Maison is universally associated with celebration and Moët & Chandon Rosé ticks all the boxes – expect radiant colour, intense fruitiness and a seductive palate. It’s Mother’s Day, Christmas Day and her birthday all in one 750ml bottle (from R649.00).

Alternatively, add a little Clicquot chic to her day with a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Rosé. The Veuve Clicquot Cellar Master and his team of experts select excellent quality red wines and still wines from some of the most sought-after vineyards in Champagne to find the flavours and characteristics that perfectly express the Veuve Clicquot Rosé style. Beloved for its red fruit palate and crisp, long finish (from R749.00), let her sit back and sip the afternoon away, in true Clicquot style.

For beauty queens:
Available in a slew of flattering and outrageously named red shades, from Ruby Woo to Louboutin, there’s undeniable power in the perfect red lip. So help your Mom up the glamour stakes, but make sure to let her choose her favourites before you order as it’s a very personal pick! Fortunately, Vogue UK kindly did the hard work for her with their roundup of Vogue’s 10 Best Red Lipsticks. Mwah, mwah, mwah. We love: Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour in Pirate, R780.00

For the culture lover:
Dylan Lewis Sculpture Garden
If your Mom’s idea of happiness is a day spent with you immersed in culture, then look no further than Dylan Lewis’ magnificent sculpture garden. Located between ‘two worlds’, one wild and one tamed, the Dylan Lewis Sculpture Garden borders the manicured suburbs of Stellenbosch and a rugged mountain wilderness where leopard still roam. In this garden of private myth, the artist explores the Jungian notion of ‘the wilderness within’. More than 60 sculptures constituting a comprehensive record of his artistic development thus far have been carefully sited along 4 km of paths. And if you’re not Cape-based, it’s worth jumping on a plane for. Visits to the Dylan Lewis Studio and Sculpture Garden are by appointment only. To make a booking request, please visit the website, call +27 (0)21 880 0054 or email

For the fashionista:
Louis Vuitton’s Pillow Comfort Ankle Boots
The only pair of shoes your Mom should be seen wearing this winter. Introducing Louis Vuitton’s iconoclastic new Pillow boot: its large, comfortable shape conceals a well-structured inside, ensuring perfect foot hold while the extremely light, notched sole and the waterproof nylon lining are among its highly technical features. The Pillow boot also asserts a compromise-free style, reflecting the House’s aesthetic codes: the Monogram livens up the lining and laces, whilst the elegant Louis Vuitton tag enhances the shoe’s upper. Treat her to these and you’ll score a lifetime of brownie points, we promise. The Pillow Comfort Ankle Boots are be available in three shades: black, white and khaki, from the Louis Vuitton Sandton City store in Johannesburg. R20,700