Mother’s Day dinner tonight? Busy days usually mean having little time to seek out a gift for the number woman in our lives. When the best deserves the best, the search becomes even more challenging. So with just a few hours left — and a bouquet of lilies at the bottom of the list of choices — here are a few Mother’s Day gift ideas that might just be good enough not to seem like a last minute purchase.

Loewe Hammock Bag

While the brand’s Puzzle Bag has become one of its most covetable recently, Loewe’s Hammock bag is just right for the mother who somehow brings everything with her. The Hammock can be worn as a shoulder bag, handheld, or even as a crossbody, and the tan calf leather goes well with pretty much anything. The zipped and patch pockets work great for organizing, and can go from early morning pilates to date night at the Fairmont in a cinch.

Loewe is available at Adora, located at Greenbelt 5, Ayala Center, Makati City.

Gucci Ace Rose Print Low-Top Sneakers

For the mom with comfort on top of mind, sneakers have become the choice footwear. (She wouldn’t dare be caught in last year’s mules.) The floral pattern on this Gucci pair adds a bit of femininity to mom’s sportswear digs, and can be worn with casual day dresses or even post-yoga yoga pants. This is a pair that she’ll most likely wear till the next season.

Gucci is located at Greenbelt 4, Ayala Center, Makati City.

Astier de Villatte Candle in Aoyama

Some certified calm is sometimes the greatest gift. A lovely little trinket, the Astier de Villatte Aoyama candle evokes a familiar city scent. The Aoyama combines damp wood, incense, and freshly laundered linen, which is the typical scent of old, wooden Japanese houses in the Aoyama neighborhood in Tokyo. A little masculine, this is a scent that will be welcome in a shared bedroom.

Astier de Villatte is available at Univers d’homme et femme, hommeetfemme.ph.

Guerlain Météorites – Light Revealing Pearls of Powder

Even mom’s great skin needs the occasional glow up. Taking its cue from the popular Meteorites, these handcrafted pearls have been reformulated with boosted illuminating power. These Météorites have been incorporated with Guerlain’s Stardust Technology, which aims to minimize flaws and brighten the skin. Each shade in the tin has a specific correcting action to illuminate skin. And at the end of it is a lovely tin for little things that always need a container. Pretty and practical.

Guerlain is available at Rustan’s The Beauty Source, Ayala Avenue, Makati City.

Penhaligon’s The Revenge of Lady Blanche Eau de Parfum

With a name so evocative of the bodice rippers she thinks you don’t know she reads, this Penhaligon scent will appeal to mom’s love for a bit of drama. This bold and mysterious scent features a powdery orris head note, narcissus flower heart note, and hyacinth at its base. The gold leopard as its cap is just bombastic enough to stand out on her dressing table.

Penhaligon’s is available at Adora, located at Greenbelt 5, Ayala Center, Makati City.

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