This Sunday (May 12) is Mother's Day - the one day to truly celebrate mothers, be they our biological ones, our chosen mother figures, our friends who are mothers, or, even ourselves.
Because, let's face it ... mothering comes in many, many different shades, shapes and flavours too.
It's possible you consider a neighbour to be your motherhood role model, and maybe a four-legged friend to be your 'child'. Maybe you're 'mum' to a youngster you were blessed to cross paths with in an unconventional fashion.
Bottom line - the details don't matter. What does though is that you acknowledge the day by making much of your mama. That means lots of love, hugs, cups of tea in bed if that suits and, if they're beauty lovers, a makeup, skincare, hair accessory or three.
Not sure where to start? No problem. We have collected the sweetest of gifts to get you started.
Buy mum one. Maybe all? And get yourself something while you're at it. You deserve a treat too - we're certain of it.
For the hair lover.
What woman doesn't like a sparkling new scent? No woman that's who! At least none we've ever met.
Speaking of new scents (boy - that was a bit obvious eh?), we cannot get enough of this one. It's Replay Signature Secret EDT (100ml), $69, available exclusively at Priceline. It's a divine blend of exotic florals - the bouquet is at once sensual, feminine and abundant. Honestly. It is quite something and mamas of all ages will adore it - and you.
Have a mama in your life who loves to care for her skin? Or, simply deserves a luxurious skin treat? You might like to introduce her to the Trilogy Mother's Day Loving Everything You Ltd Edition Pack, $39.95.
The pack contains a Hydrating Mist Toner (100ml), Rosehip Oil Antioxidant + (15ml), Trilogy's famed Everything Balm (18ml) all housed in a sweet cosmetic bag. You know she will love it. And if not her then you!
Maybe the mama figure in your life loves her scent, but in candle form? Yes?
If so you might like to think about The Palm Beach Collection Frangipani Deluxe Candle, $99.95. Okay, so it's a candle but hear us out. It is also a top shelf scent - only in candle form yes? On that it has top notes of pineapple, bergamot, melon and osmanthus, heart notes of monoi, jasmine and ylang ylang and base notes of sexy musk and orange blossom.
You want to light it right now don't you? Maybe instead gift it!
Know a brand new mama? Or maybe you are one?
If so you're going to want to know about Enodota Spa Nourishing Nipple Balm, $20. This sweet-smelling balm helps restore and revive dry, cracked skin making it perfect for breastfeeding mothers. Made with simple, certified organic ingredients. And of course, it's dermatologically tested meaning it's safe as houses. Skin wise anyway.
Know a mother who loves her hair? Or maybe you are a mama who loves her hair? Either way, you're going to want to hear about this latest offer from Dyson.
Dyson has just launched the perfect gift with purchase for every tech-savvy or beauty-obsessed mum. The gift edition Dyson Supersonic™ hair dryer includes an iron and fuchsia Dyson Supersonic™ hair dryer and styling set, with a Dyson Detangling comb engineered to glide through wet hair, and a Dyson Paddle brush, designed for smoothing hair when blow-drying. And it costs just $499.
Worth thinking about ... for quite a while!
Have a beauty lover in your life perhaps? Someone who might LOVE a swag of high quality beauty products, indeed the best of quality beauty products?
Then we've got news and you're going to like it. MCo Beauty, Model Co's budget beauty sister brand, is offering as sweet Glam Kit that contains everything you need and then some and for less than $100.
MCo's Everyday Glam Kit, $99, is an eight-piece set of beauty bag essentials including a volumising mascara, winged eyeliner stamp and liquid liner duo, an eyeshadow palette in burgundy and nudes, highlight and glow stick, MCo's More Brows and the brand's famed Cover and Treat concealer and long-wear cream colour nearly nude lipstick.
Perfect skin for the perfect mama in your life? Why not - she deserves nothing less and this sweet set from outlier beauty company Deciem is just the trick.
The Ordinary The No-Brainer Set, $49, contains three astonishingly-excellent products that will skin soft, smooth and flawless. And for an excellent price. Try it and see. Well, let your mama try it anyway. You next!