Mother's Day Gift Guide for the classic woman 2023

18 Mother’s Day Gifts for the Classic Woman (That You Can’t Go Wrong With)

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Since becoming a mom 5 years ago, Mother’s Day has quickly become my favorite day to celebrate. Yep, it even tops my birthday. Because the truth is, I didn’t do anything to deserve a birthday! Nope, that was all my mom. But Mother’s Day? Yes, I believe I earned that one! Let’s start the celebration at the crack of dawn and keep it going until the day ends. Sound good? Because we can be real with each other – it’s hard work.

But the fact that it’s so hard means the reward is even greater. Whether you’re a fresh, new mom, an expecting mom, a mother figure, or a mom that’s been doing this mommin’ thing for decades, I think we can all agree that being a mom, however it looks, is one of the hardest yet most meaningful and rewarding things we can do.

And though mothers don’t usually receive the recognition they deserve, let’s change that this Mother’s Day. Whether you’re shopping for your luxe mother, your grandma who is really more like your best friend, your cool aunt that you can talk to about anything, or your sister who just joined the motherhood ranks with you, it’s so easy to get the perfect gift at Nordstrom!

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Nordstrom is the one-stop shop for finding a special gift for the woman you’re celebrating. You can shop comfortably within your price point while perfectly encapsulating her personality. A new perfume for the beauty lover? Check. Fuzzy socks for the cozy homebody? Check. A timeless gift for the classic woman? Checkity check check.

Plus, from 5/3 – 5/7, you get 3x loyalty points integration. And if you live near a Nordstrom, you can buy online and pick up in-store if you need a last-minute gifting option. (No shame, we’ve all been there!)

Whatever it is, she deserves something special! And if you’re wondering what “special” is, can I interest you in a classic gift? Head right this way.

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Mother's Day Gift Guide for the classic woman 2023

A classic gift with a hint of luxe is the perfect thing to give her this holiday. It doesn’t go out of style and it makes her feel special. And if she’s already a classic woman, then she’ll love and appreciate these gifts even more!

1. Baccarat Rouge 540 Eau de Parfum

If you want to splurge on the perfume lover, then this is the one to pick. Though it’s pricey, reviewers say it’s simply unforgettable. Wondering what it smells like? Just imagine an amber, floral, and woody breeze.

2. Ettika Twist Hoop Earrings

For casual looks or dressier occasions, these twisted hoops plated with 18-karat gold are the perfect everyday accessory. With a 5-star rating, you can’t go wrong!

3. House No.23 Alaia Cotton Robe

Get through your day knowing you have this waiting for you. It makes a great gift. Here’s proof: “I just received this robe as a birthday gift and wow, it is amazing! This robe looks and feels much more luxurious than other robes I have had. Highly recommend!”

4. Night Silk Pillowcase

A pillowcase that actually improves skin and hair while you sleep? I’ll take two! Sleeping with silk pillowcases can help reduce frizz and prevent wrinkles on your face.

5. Monica Vinader Locket Necklace

Mother’s Day is the perfect day to gift a locket. Not only is it a classic jewelry piece, but you can put a special picture inside, making it even more sentimental.

6. Nordstrom Pajama Set

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of slipping into fresh sheets with a new, cozy pair of pajamas. It’s what dreams are made of. Give the “comfiest pajamas ever” and the “world’s best PJs” to the cozy woman in your life!

7. Nécessaire Body Wash

Luxury body wash? For Mother’s Day, why not? Not only is the bottle beautiful, making a great addition to your bathroom shelf, but this high-end cleanser also contains niacinamide, which can keep your skin moisturized and healthy.

8. Slip Pure Silk Contour Sleep Mask

An eye mask that won’t smush your eyelashes – now who says we aren’t progressing? Whether someone travels a lot or just can’t sleep a wink if there’s light, this eye mask is a practical, thoughtful, and luxurious gift.

9. Diptyque Fragrance Room Spray

This favorite French brand made its debut with its iconic candles and now they offer a room spray that is yes, pricey, but “one of those items you didn’t know you needed but once you have it, you won’t be able to live without it.”

10. Longchamp Le Pliage Tote

A classic black tote bag without an overpowering logo? Hard to find – but it exists! This bag is perfect for any woman in your life because it can be used for everyday life – whether that’s traveling, commuting, going to the office, shopping, or dropping off kids at school.

11. La Mer Renewal Face Oil

La Mer has a reputation for being one of the most prestigious skincare companies in the world, specifically this “bottle of gold”. Though the price is hard to justify as an everyday buy for most women, it makes the perfect luxe gift. Classic women all over the world have claimed this to be the “bottle of youth”.

12. Ja Malone English Pear & Freesia Candle

Close your eyes and imagine the luscious scent of perfectly ripe pears on a brisk autumn day. Now open them. If that sounds like a dream, then stock up on these candles and give them as gifts because reviewers say this is the “best candle ever!”

13. Yves Saint Laurent Lipstick

Even if no one knows you’re wearing it but you, there’s just something about designer lipstick that elevates not only your outfit but the way you feel about yourself as well. Classic red is the shade that looks good on everyone.

14. Cos Silk Scarf

A silk scarf is a gift that keeps on giving. Why? Because it’s not just a scarf. It’s a hair wrap, an accessory to your purse, a headband, and depending on the size, a beach coverup.

15. Nordstrom Cuff Bracelet

A cuff bracelet is a classic piece to have in your jewelry collection. It’s an easy way to bring a little bit of polish to all of your looks.

16. Sterling Forever Pearl Stud

If she doesn’t have a pair of freshwater pearls yet, then it’s time to change that! Classic women will appreciate this classic gift.

17. Le Specs Black Sunglasses

I can’t think of anything more classic than a pair of black sunglasses. And this particular pair? Perfecto. They are chic, classy, and they’ll make you look like a celebrity. Because apparently, Meghan Markle wore them to her NYC baby shower!

18. LSA Pleat Vase

Simple yet unique, this vase makes a great gift because it can match a variety of home decor styles. Plus, it’s practical! Everyone can appreciate having a stylish vase, whether it’s used once a year for holidays or decorated daily in the entryway.

Now with the perfect gift, I hope you have the perfect time celebrating, whether you’re the one being spoiled, you’re celebrating someone else, or both. And if this year you’re using this list to shop for yourself or forward to your partner, don’t worry, I won’t tell! Because been there, done that.

Now that you have the perfect gift, do you want to plan a special outing with her? Get ideas in this next post: 11 Friend Date Ideas That Will Create the Best Memories


Founder and editor of My Chic Obsession, Carolyn is your trusted fashion maven. Carolyn's drive to help others achieve a classic and timeless wardrobe fuels her posts, making a go-to resource for style seekers worldwide. Beyond the wardrobe, she resides in the heartland of the Midwest, dreaming up new ideas and raising her two lively boys - her biggest fashion critics.