UNIQLO JWA 21SS Womens Denim Slim Straight Jeans UNIQLO JWA 21SS Womens Half Sleeve T-Shirt UNIQLO JWA 21SS Womens Striped Shirt
New Spin on Mom’s Jeans
Part of Uniqlo’s new Summer 2021 collection with London-based designer JW Anderson, these separates – from jeans to Tees, to shirts – redefine comfort in a new age of Work From Home and shedding sartorial formality. With homespun feels of linen blends and slub cotton, JW Anderson’s signature craftsmanship shines right through this relaxing LifeWear collection.
Uttama Dinner Set from Ritu Kumar Home. INR 17,460
Home is where the Hearth is
For those mothers who are the perfect hostesses, nothing is good enough for them. And that’s why this beige Uttama dinner set from Ritu Kumar Home, crafted out of porcelain, with an intricate floral design, is the best enjoyed at her next family gathering. Price: INR 17,460. Available at RituKumar.com
TED BAKER AMALI Pink Cross-body Bag INR 13,900
Today’s mum-on-the-move (once the pandemic clears, of course) doesn’t want to lug a lot of weight around her, and this Pink Amali Cross-body bag by Ted Baker fits the bill. Compact yet spacious, The Amali has it all. In a rounded shape for a unique edge, this leather cross body bag is easily sealed with a magnetic fastening, and can also be adapted thanks to the removable striped webbing shoulder strap. Price: INR 13,900.
ORRA Tilde Ring (INR 45,000 approx)
A Ring for all Seasons
Nothing says love like fine jewellery, and this gold and diamond Tilde ring by Orra is sure to lift up your mom’s spirits. Price: INR 45,000 (approx.). Available at Orra.co.in
Skinkraft skincare products
Give your mother’s skin what It needs with a revolutionary new approach to skincare. Skinkraft offers customized skincare products based on your skin type. India’s first dermatologically approved and scientific customized skin care regimen, it’s a one-stop solution for all your skin concerns. Price: INR 999 onwards. Available at skinkraft.com
Suzandori Bondi Mint Slit Kurta Set, Saundh, INR 10,995
Mint on my Mind
This graceful outfit by Saundh will do justice to your mother’s gracious beauty. This Suzandori Bondi Mint Slit Kurta set by Saundh, a fibre-to-fashion, everyday luxury wear label for women, combines India's rich textile heritage with contemporary silhouettes and is functional, and comfortable. Price: INR 10,995. Available at Saundh.com
Pristine Pearl earrings from Jadau Jewellery by Falguni Mehta
Pearls of Wisdom
Mothers always love pearls. These earrings from Falguni Mehta’s pearl collection is a tribute to the mother of today; a multi-tasker who juggles many roles. Pearls, an eternal classic, enhance the style quotient of a woman and makes her feel calm and confident and speak volumes of her impeccable taste. This collection by Jadau Jewellery designer, Falguni Mehta is about new ideas and some old concepts in a new avatar. Modern textures are used to encase and highlight traditional jadau motifs. Price: On request. By appointment only. Tel: 9820050007
Monrow Evil Red Mule Kitten Heel Monrow Saylor Black Block Heel
Step up the Style
It’s always difficult to find the perfect gift for someone who deserves the world. Comfortable footwear holds a valuable place in every mother’s heart, and these shoes by Monrow really fit the bill. Monrow offers an extensive roster of comfortable and stylish footwear, designed to deliver the relaxation required for the feet. The colour palette ranges from classic black and whites, lovely brights for a perfect get-together to neutral colours like tan and beige. There are Sneakers, Ballet Flats, Kitten Heels, Block heels, Stilettos, and Fur variants to make a statement style and complete the look for any occasion. Shown here: Saylor Black Block Heel, Price: INR 2,499. Evie Red Mule Kitten Heel. Price: INR 2,399. Available at Monrow.in
Needledust juttis for you and baby in Wild Peonies Needledust juttis in Strawberry Lemon Pie; INR 3,890 Needledust juttis in Sunflower Serenade, INR 3,890
Celebrate the Supermom in your life and make her feel special, now, more than ever. These colourful juttis by Needledust are specially crafted to celebrate India’s riot of colours, and are perfectly suited for any outfit your mom may choose to wear. You can also gift yourself and your mini-me matching Needledust footwear to twin with your baby girl! Price: INR 3,890. (Strawberry Lemon Pie and Sunflower Serenade). Available at www.needledust.com
Orange Crinkle Slit Kurta Pant Set, trueBrowns, INR 2,799
This Orange Crinkle Slit Kurta Pant Set, from trueBrowns, is perfect for your mother’s long summer ahead. This homegrown, urban-ethnic wear label works on its brand ethos - size inclusivity, sustainability, and customization. trueBrowns manufactures products with a design sensibility that stays relevant for years and size offering, covering extreme sizes in both spectrums - 2XS to 6XL. Price: INR 2,799.
Candle stand from D'mart Exclusif Salver from D’mart Exclusif Jewellery box from D'mart Exclusif
For the hard working mother who love you so much and make your world a special place, make thoughtful gesture with these special gifts from D'mart Exclusif. Customized and personalized jewellery boxes, candlestands, and salvers at D’mart Exclusif are sure to leave her spellbound. Price: Between INR 2,000-20,000. Available at Dolphin D 3,104 / 10, MG Road, Sultanpur, New Delhi.
Rangriti's summery prints
Rangriti’s summer kurti is the perfect gift for your mother. This collection features fresh unique colours that instantly brighten up her wardrobe. The collection consists of a range of kurtas, kurtis, anarkalis, churidars, palazzos, skirts, and dupattas in pretty prints, colours and patterns. Available at: Flipkart, Amazon, Myntra, Ajio, Tata Cliq, Nykaa Fashion, Snapdeal and on www. Rangriti.com
Jewellery by Archana Aggarwal Timeless Jewellery
Jewels to Cherish
The gift of jewellery is a gift of a lifetime that can be passed through generations. Archana Aggarwal - Timeless Jewellery’s new collection ‘Modern Vintage’ echoes the multifaceted role of motherhood and boasts of heirloom pieces, every mother and daughter will be sure to cherish. A piece of jewellery connects you with previous generations. Our mother’s pieces chronicle the style that was cultivated by her mother and her mother before her. Choose from the gorgeous rings to delicate earrings to intricate bracelets to the flamboyant necklaces, each piece is perhaps the most meaningful way for a mother or a daughter to hold their precious one close to their heart. Price: On request. Available at: Ambawatta One, H 5/3-4, Kalka Das Marg, Mehrauli, New Delhi 110030
Mumma Bear Tray gift for moms, available at Izhaar
A Boxful of Happiness
This special collection by Izhaar includes a ‘Box of zhappiness’ hamper with a keychain, a brooch, a bag charm, a mobile pouch and considering the times we live in, a mask! This hamper is an ideal gifting option or you can buy a ‘Mumma Bear Tray’ which is a wonderful gifting option consisting of a fragrance pillow, a candle, and two jars with walnuts and almond royal cookies. Each creation by Ruchita Bansal at “Izhaar” is a handcrafted work of art, designed by her and brought to life by a team of artisans at her workshop in New Delhi. “I am proud to present Izhaar,” says Ruchita. “We are all about celebrations of unbridled happiness, superlative achievements, joyous togetherness and momentous occasions. ‘Originality’ and ‘Creativity’ is our core passion so that our clients can present a specially created expression of their feelings.” Available at izhaar.co.in.
Kaya ANTOX VIT-C FORMULA (INR 1,840)
Vitamin C to the Rescue!
To make your mom’s skin glow, give her Kaya’s Antox Vit-C Formula, a non-oily and easily absorbing anti-oxidant gel. Enriched with Vitamin C which is known to counteract free radicals responsible for premature skin ageing. Anti-oxidants play a major role in anti-ageing and cell regeneration, reducing the appearance of dark spots, fine lines, and wrinkles. It will give your mom softer and smoother looking skin, and a brighter-looking appearance. Evens out your skin tone and makes it firmer. Suits sensitive skin. Formula researched and developed by dermatologists. Price: INR 1,840.
Jindal Jewellers hoop earrings
In a Hoop
While there’s no way to fully repay Mom for her lifelong devotion, fine jewellery does make for a lovely ‘thank you’. These gold-set ruby and diamond earrings from Jindal Jewellers express how precious she is to you, and are a reminder of your appreciation, even if you can’t be together all the time. Price: On request. Available at their flagship store on Main Road, Chandni Chowk, Delhi 110006.
Jaipur Backyard Kettle (INR 1295) and Tumbler (INR 395) by Chumbak
Set up a tea or coffee date with your mum even if it’s just in a cozy nook at home. Match your mother’s love for fresh brews with these adorable tumblers and kettle from Chumbak. An original Chumbak design, the tactile tumblers are made without handles so you feel the warmth and love of your tea party in the palm of your hands. The perfect size to hold and sip from, it also features floral motifs reminiscent of the palaces of Jaipur. Get six along with their Jaipur Backyard teapot to make a swoon-worthy set. Price: INR 395 (tumbler). INR 1,295 (kettle). Available at Chumbak.com
Personalize your perfume from Naso Profumi
Moms are hard to shop for, so if you've spent the last week adding stuff to your cart without making a final purchase, we don't blame you. Naso Profumi, the green perfumery niche fragrance label by Astha Suri presents Mogra for Mom - a collection of two unique fragrances that is sure to make your mother feel oh so special as it reminds her of something familiar yet new, something nostalgic yet so mysterious.....just like her. Each fragrance from Naso Profumi has been distilled with essences full of healing benefits. The NS08 Mint Infused in Rose and Lemon is a refreshing aura of fresh citrus and mint leaves blended with rose to make a happiness-inducing blend. Crowned as the king of flowers, the scent of the rose is a distinctly familiar olfactory sensation. Exude a passionate intensity and vivacity when you wear this lively fragrance. Price: INR 9,000 for 100 ml; INR 6,000 for 50 ml.
To personalize the fragrances, Naso Profumi has tied up with Bombay Lettering - a company specializing in calligraphy, to bring back the love, joy & appreciation of hand rendered personalized scripts. Each bottle of the Fragrance will be engraved personally with the name, making the whole gifting experience intimate, special and joyful. So break the clutter of those clichéd gifts and gift a personalized fragrance from Naso Profumi. Engraving is exclusive to the website: www.nasoprofumi.com . Perfumes without engraving can be shopped at https://www.nasoprofumi.com/pages/our-stockists-1
Red Arth wrap dress from the House of Three
Stay at Home, Happy!
With us staying in our pyjamas, small fashion businesses are bearing the brunt of day-to-day life, being essentially shut down since the coronavirus pandemic. If you’re opting to purchase something for mom, consider shopping local to help support your favourite small businesses near you. This red Artha wrap dress in cotton poplin with a notch collar and broad sash tie-up is from House of Three, a Bengaluru-based designer label, with smart, sustainable fashion. Price: INR 8,990. Available at HouseofThreeStudio.com
Good Vibes Onion Hair Fall Control Hair Oil (100 ml)
Abundant Hair Forever
You want your mom to have the best mane she can possibly have, and that’s why you ensure she’s using Good Vibes Onion Hairfall Control Hair Oil, available at Purplle.com. The most famous ingredient for hair growth, onion, is here Good vibes Onion Hairfall Control Hair Oil offers your mom everything that she’s desired for her hair. It restricts and controls hair fall, cleanses the scalp, and stimulates the growth of healthy hair. It also improves the manageability of hair and makes it smoother and shinier. Price: INR 250 for 100 ml
Forest Essentials Intense Perfumed Mist Amma's Shringaar. 100ml, NR 4,800
Scent of a Mother
Unconditional and vast, a mother’s love is the guiding force of a child’s life. A scent can evoke a sense of belongingness, strong emotions, and induce a sweet nostalgia. Forest Essentials has taken inspiration from the streets of Madurai, the snow-clad valleys of Nargis scented Kashmir to the voluptuous rose gardens of Kannauj. Now, turning the mother into a muse, Forest Essentials launches a collection of four evocative fragrances that transports us back to fleeting, languid moments tinged with recollection and remembrance. Housed in glass bottles and adorned in gift boxes, the trip down memory lane starts with Amma’s Shringaar, reminiscent of the mother’s beauty ritual; Chandini Raatein, a scent that transports you to luminous, moonlit nights; Saanjh Ke Lamhe, a celebration of the moments of the passing evening; and Bikhri Zulfein, the memories of romance. The ideal fragrance can be selected based on the characteristics or memories that are reminiscent of one’s mother. The fragrances envelop the wearer in memories - the scent of her dupatta, the mogra on her wooden chiffonier, the incidentally tousled hair that suggested the presence of flowers from the night before, or the clinking of her glass bangles whilst she puts you to sleep with a lullaby. Amma’s Shringaar, shown here, is a revitalizing fragrance with a top note of stimulating Lemon Zest and Bergamot. The scent evokes bright and sparkling memories more than most others. Touches of Basil with a Peppery edge and Frankincense with its earthy note adds a sweet and warm aspect to a scent that is fresh, feminine and a bit quirky. Price: 100 ml; INR 4,800.
Exotic Coffee Collection by St. Botanica. INR 1,837
Gift your mom this Exotic Coffee Collection Gift Box signed by Vaani Kapoor for skin that literally glows. Coffee enriched products by St. Botanica are infused with coffee, pure natural oils and botanical extracts to repair and restore damaged skin to its healthier state. Experience the wonders of this Coffee collection through this entire range - Face wash, Face scrub, Face mask and other amazing products this range offers which refreshes and rejuvenates dull skin. Price: INR 1,837. Available at St. Botanica official website https://www.stbotanica.in
Diamond chandelier earrings by Entice, KGK Since 1905 Diamond and rose gold ear studs by Entice, KGK Since 1905
Dramatic Danglers and Sunflower Studs
In the age of short-lived trends, Entice, KGK 1905 is pushing the boundaries of fine design and expert craftsmanship in the jewellery space by dipping into our traditional heritage. Encrusted with white diamonds and 18 k white gold, these floral design chandelier earrings and 18 k rose gold sunflower earrings encrusted with white diamonds are perfect trinkets for your mom’s jewellery box, and for pairing with summer ensembles. Price: On request. Available at www.entice.in or Entice’s stores in Borivali East, Mumbai and MI Road, Jaipur.
Endless Summer collection by FabIndia
An Endless Summer
With the country struck with deep adversity, a stay at home summer is essential for survival. To add a glimmer of hope for moms everywhere, a ray of sunshine over the gloomy grey cloud cast over everyone, why not indulge her in little joys to make her days brighter? FabIndia’s capsule collection Endless Summer caters to her changing needs, bringing out comfortable clothing, steering her towards a feel-good factor. In light of the current situation, Fabindia - India’s largest lifestyle retailer has introduced its path-breaking ‘Shop-at-Home’ service. This alternate shopping experience allows one to shop from the comfort of their homes by dialling 1800-100-1212. This number connects the customers to a personal shopper who helps them choose items of their choice that are then delivered at one’s doorstep while ensuring that all safety measures are adhered to. One can indulge in this service using customized catalogues and look books, browsing collections that span apparel, accessories, household items and furniture without making a trip to the store.
The versatile apparel ranges from Relax and Everyday Casuals: summer flowers splashed across light breezy cottons, translated through block prints to Smart Casuals: refined minimal aesthetic featuring linens in pastel pantones; from Monochromes: the drama of black and white explored through cut-n-sew weaves, engineered stripes and ikat to the Ikat edit – Bold contrasts, contemporary vocabulary and styled for comfort. Available at Fabindia.com
Dermafique Cell by Cell - Age Defying (Nuit) cream
Every mom deserves a good night’s rest. Dermafique’s Cell by Cell Age Defying Nuit Anti-Ageing night cream, with plant stem cell technology, works overnight to combat signs of ageing. The product restores resilience and corrects pigmentation, so that there is a visible reduction of wrinkles after four weeks of usage. Price: INR 1,299 (50gm).
Casio Sheen Swarovski-encrusted analog watch for women
Time for Mom
She’s always had time for us and worked hard for our happiness and success even in the most challenging of times. So, let us give our dearest mommies a #GiftOfLove – a watch from Casio - to admire her effort and courage by giving her some of our time. Spend some time with your mom, gift her love, gift her time and make it memorable even if there is a lockdown, for all of us are fighting a battle that other one doesn’t know about. This Casio Sheen Swarovski-encrusted analog watch with a blue dial and rose gold strap and case, has a date display and is 50 m water resistant. Price: INR 8,995. Available on CasioIndiaShop.com, Flipkart, Amazon, TataCliq, Myntra, Ajio.
Vero Moda Black All Over Floral Fit and Flare Dress, INR 3,999 Vero Moda Kajsa Top, INR 2,499 Black holdall from Vero Moda Vero Moda Blue All Over Print Midi Dress, INR 3,499
Mothers a la Mode
It’s always a child’s greatest pleasure to see his or her mom dressed to the nines. Vero Moda’s versatile range of stylish and comfortable dresses and handbags make for the ideal gift for a fashion-conscious mom. Price: As shown in caption. Available at https://www.veromoda.in/
Mantra Herbal's Aloe Avocado and Almond Moisturizer with Rose Mantra Herbals Pollution Defense Gel
Skin Deep Beauty
Pamper your mom with these skincare products from Mantra Herbal. The Aloe Avocado and Almond Moisturizer with Rose is a moisture-rich treat for dry and ageing skin, our avocado, almond and aloe moisturizer is a unique blend of natural ingredients that helps tone the skin through fruit AHA’s. Use twice daily and massage generously to encourage absorption and improve blood circulation. Price: INR 1,199 for 250 ml. The Pollution Defense Gel with SPF Sandalwood Aloe and Turmeric is packed with the benefits of Sandal, Turmeric and Aloe Vera, this botanical elixir fights the harmful effects of pollution to reveal fresher looking skin. Turmeric with its anti-inflammatory and healing properties is effective against bacteria, while also helping reduce acne and blemishes. Aloe Vera calms and soothes the face, reducing the appearance of fine lines as a result of over-exposure to dust and pollution. Price: INR 299 for 100 gm.
Love and Joy Aqua perfume duo from All Good Scents
Love & Joy for Mom
All Good Scents, a homegrown perfume brand, is a compilation of Master Perfumer Rajiv Sheth’s inspiration and dream in the form of treasured fragrances and versatile perfumes. This darling Love & Joy Heart Box set comes with two Eau De Parfums for women, Love & Joy Aqua and Love and Joy Bloom packed into a beautifully carved heart-shaped box. Declare your love by engraving a sweet message on the box in stylish gold lettering. Love & Joy Aqua is a fresh blend of floral and woody notes, with an unmistakable scent of the sea. Love & Joy Bloom is made from the simplest and finest ingredients such as strawberry, pink pepper, rose and jasmine, and evokes a garden in full blossom. Price: INR 1,800.
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