As far as we’re concerned, Mother’s Day is the most important day of the year. While flowers and brunch are sweet, it’s also time to reflect on what we really really love about being mothers plus hint at some major kinds of gifts or pampering that we don’t just want, we need.

All those sleepless nights and stressful public tantrums (kids, not moms, but maybe sometimes both) have cumulated to this day and it’s fine to have a no hold barred approach to gift giving and getting.

We asked some of our favorite moms what they love most about motherhood, what they want from their kids that costs nothing and what they really want.

 

Sara Riff, global director of entertainment relations for Jimmy Choo and co-Founder of The Hive

What do you love most about motherhood?

Drowning out the noise and creating my own tribe of the people I love the very most in the world plus all the ridiculous and hilarious things my kids say on the daily.

What do you want for Mother’s Day that costs nothing?

I’d love to really sleep in (in a way I haven’t done in almost 6 years) and then wake leisurely to cuddles (with my babies) uninterrupted by their requests to watch a show, a foot massage (preferably by a professional that has donated their time for free 🙂 ) and a giant iced tea from Le Pain.
What do you really want?
An Imperial Disc Pendant Necklace by Ariel Gordon with my kids names engraved.

 

 

 

Mandana Dayani, chief brand officer at Everything But the House

What do you love most about motherhood?

How present it makes me with my children. My life is no longer about me, and there is something very fulfilling about that. 

What do you want for Mother’s Day that costs nothing?

I would love breakfast in bed! It’s just one of those corny things I’ve waited my whole life to do and my daughter is finally old enough this year (she’s 3). 
What do you really want?

The Anita Ko Palm Leaf ring. This is not a subtle hint. Someone please email my husband ASAP. 

 

Melissa Magsaysay, writer and co-founder of The Hive

What do you love most about motherhood?

How much my son and I laugh. It blows my mind daily how complex and hilarious kids can be.

What do you want for Mother’s Day that costs nothing?

Quiet and alone time to read a book or binge watch a show that is not on Disney Junior.
What do you really want?

A nice trip, a little landscaping in the backyard, but in the meantime, these Saint Laurent Kate Cat Eye sunglasses would be great.

 

 

Ashleigh Dempster, co-founder of AKID

What do you love most about motherhood?

Being a mother of three has really helped me master the art of time management.  You can’t move anywhere fast so preparation is key!  And of course my little ones make me laugh hysterically daily.

What do you want for Mother’s Day that costs nothing?

Silence. Sleep.

What do you really want?

You can never go wrong with a gift from Anita Ko!

Elle Strauss, Fashion Director and Stylist

What do you love most about motherhood?

Discovering their little personalities – Honor won’t leave the house unless her shoes match her outfit and Imogen wants everyday to be Saturday. The Apple does not fall far…

What do you want for Mother’s Day that costs nothing?

Hugs, kisses  and a lie in – oh and a latte (only $5)

What do you really want?

Oh gosh that list maybe too long lol and mainly all house related- like a new deck in the back garden! But if that’s a bit too
boring I’d actually love a personal trainer to come and kick my bottom into shape?! A pot of creme de la mer and obviously a pair of Astrid tan flats by Jimmy Choo

 

 

Liz Carey, writer and actress

What do you love most about motherhood?

Weirdly I love every part. It’s the one part of life where I don’t think “I would like to change this or that”. 

What do you want for Mother’s Day that costs nothing?

I want to sleep in and probably have him bring me a coffee in bed. I want to sleep really really late- embarrassingly late. 

What do you really want?

Mother’s Day gift for moi? I want expensive candles. There, I said it. I want one for every room if we’re putting our cards on the table but I would also just take one. Is a candle a big enough dream ? Or a new car, again just the one. 

All images provided by subjects, Ashleigh Dempster via Hatch

 

 

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