If you use the default Mail app on your Mac and you're running OS X Mountain Lion, you can add a sender to your VIP list just as easily as you can on your iPhone or iPad. VIP list basically will filter out emails you want based on who is sending them, therefore making finding messages a lot easier.
Don't know how to use VIP Inbox on your Mac? Here's how:
The VIP inbox in iOS allows you to favorite specific Contacts so their messages get filter into their own, special inbox in your Mail app and are always easy to find. If that's not enough, you also have the ability to set up specific tones and alerts for your VIP contacts which makes knowing who is contacting you easier than ever, and lets you stay on top of your email like never before.