The Mega Mum

While yesterday's gift guide focused on the Up-and-Comer, today's is about the woman who's a bit more established in her career and family: the Mega Mum! Just like Beyonce Knowles, the songstress with stroller in hand, this do-it-all dynamo has mastered the art of chic, around-the-clock style. With the Mega Mum's packed schedule in mind, we looked for practical pieces with a touch of glamour, including a particularly luxe pair of high-tops and a gorgeous carryall in a rich emerald hue. Keep reading for details, and check out even more spot-on suggestions in today's slideshow.Ileana Makri Pink & Gold Diamond Spiral Drop Earrings ($3685)
On the occasional date night, the Mega Mum needs a decadent bauble to jazz up her look. Ileana Makri's earrings--delicate diamonds worked into an intriguing spiral shape--would make a classic addition to her jewellery repertoire, while Alexis Bittar's Crystal Encrusted Hoop Earrings ($195) in Rose Gold make a lovely, more wallet-friendly alternative. Now, all the Mega Mum needs is a great babysitter...

Marni Shopper Bag ($470)
Now here's a gift to indulge the Mega Mum who has it all! Patent eco-leather makes Marni's satchel a pragmatic choice (think: spill-resistant) for any mum who needs her bag of tricks. It's a truly refined alternative to an everyday diaper bag.

A.L.C. Leopard Print Calfhair and Leather Jacket ($1595)
Who's got time to change outfits from an afternoon school pick-up to evening soiree? A.L.C.'s tailored moto jacket is the kind of memorable transitional piece that makes day-to-night dressing a breeze.

Bodas Silk-Satin Pajama Set ($295)
When it's time for this supermom to relax, she'll love you for gifting her Bodas' chic sleepwear set. It's nothing too intricate, just a silky camisole and shorts that exude simple allure.

Brian Atwood for Target + Neiman Marcus Holiday Collection Sunglasses ($40)
Fun sunglasses bring out the Mega Mum's playful side, so these shades with round, rhinestone-studded lenses are the perfect pick.

BIRD by Juicy Couture Leather Legging Pants ($998)
These pants' stretch leather and angular seams allow ease of movement, ideal for an on-the-go mum. But we love their versatility most of all: pair them with flats and a t-shirt for an errand run or polished pumps and a blazer for an office meeting.

Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late! ($10) by Mo Willems
For a thoughtful present that both mum and kiddos can enjoy, get her Mo Willems' bestseller about a bird trying to escape his inevitable bedtime. It's a charming, clever tale that every child can relate to.

Pierre Hardy Leather-Trimmed Canvas High-Top Sneakers ($495)
Mega Mums are constantly on the hunt for pieces that merge style and practicality, so Pierre Hardy's cool kicks are a no-brainer. The sneakers speak to fashion's current infatuation with the luxe sporty trend too.

Dior Diorific Long-Wearing True Colour Lipstick ($36) in Soft Red
Dior's limited-edition Soft Red is a universally flattering shade--but it's the elegant gold tube that caught our eye. Pulling this out for touch-ups will make even the most harried mum feel glamorous.--Tiffany Tse

Photo of Beyonce, courtesy of Startraks.

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