Need some thoughtful gift ideas for Mum for all budgets?
Whether it is for Mother’s Day, Christmas, Mum’s birthday or just to say ‘you’re special’, here are our suggestions for 100 Gifts Ideas for Mum – because Mum is special and she deserves something nice!
In our list of 100 Gift Ideas for Mum, we cover all budgets – from FREE gifts – right up to fancy gifts worth hundreds of dollars and everything in between!
Every year I usually get stuck for ideas on what to buy my Mum – and she is someone that has everything so is tricky to buy for! So I asked my Mum and loads of other Mum’s what they would like the most – and I give you this list!
100 Gifts Ideas for Mum
Celebrate the life that brought yours with these premium Mother’s Day gift baskets curated especially to spoil mom on the occasion!
Don’t you loooove going to bed and lay your head on soft silky pillowcases? I’m sure every mum would love it! The great thing about silk pillowcases is that it is soft on hair – and there is less ‘hair-pull’ than cotton pillowcases – so if Mum has lovely locks – a silk pillowcase is perfect for keeping them in tip-top condition. One of the best gift ideas for Mum on our list!
No need to search for the best silk pillowcase
Silk Pillowcases – One of the Best Gift Ideas for Mum on Our List!
3. Pearl Jewellery
Nothing gives off as much elegance as when one is wearing pearl jewellery. Pearl earrings are the best but if mum is more of a bracelet or necklace person, you can choose that, too!
Aquarian Pearls specialises in supplying the finest quality cultured Australian South Sea Pearls, Tahitian Cultured Pearls and Natural Colour Golden South Sea Pearl Jewellery. In our Sydney CBD showroom and online we have a complete line of ready to wear South Sea Pearl Jewellery, including rings, earrings, bracelets, pendants, enhancers and necklaces. We are able to design and custom-make pearl jewellery for all budgets and styles from casual, resort wear to formal and statement pieces.
4. Personalised Socks
Want to give mum a thoughtful yet affordable gift? Personalised socks are perfect! You can have their face printed on the socks. Or perhaps, their pets, or if you want to make it a bit funny, print your face on the socks and it’s going to encourage a giggle or two. Also, you don’t have to put a gift tag because they’ll know it’s from you!.
5. A Coffee Bean Subscription
Buy Mum a coffee bean subscription! There are loads of different stockists now that will post your Mum a monthly supply of her favourite coffee beans.
We have a huge list of the best Coffee Bean Subscription Boxes right here
If you can’t decide between flowers and chocolates? Well, now you don’t have to! Get the best of both worlds real flowers mixed with lollies, edible chocolates and sweet treats for twice the fun. This is a good idea for the Mum who is hard to buy for!
Edible Blooms have some gorgeous chocolate bouquets that make for the perfect gift for Mum!
We love this Hearts Posy Bouquet!
Edible Blooms are one of our top ideas in our list of 100 Gift Ideas for Mum!
7. Alcatel 3T10 Tablet + Speaker Station
The Alcatel 3T10 Tablet and Audio Station is the perfect gift for the busy mum this year, allowing her to multitask hands-free thanks to Google Assistant and far-field voice recognition (up to 3 metres). This means she can control the Alcatel 3T10 from afar, and ask it to play music, answer questions, receive step by step recipe instructions and more.
This clever 2-in-1 system includes a detachable tablet and Bluetooth speaker, so she can watch her favourite Netflix shows with great sound on the 10″ HD display. Additionally, Face Unlock, a 4G LTE connection and long-lasting 4080mAh battery ensures effortless browsing and cordless all-day energy.
RRP $329 outright, or from $5 a month at Telstra over 36 months. The Alcatel 3T10 Tablet + Speaker Station is only available in black.
I think hampers are always a beautiful gift to give Mum. This one is all about pampering – The L’Occitane & Mulberry Silk Hamper contains French Vanilla Almonds, L’Occitane Cherry Blossom Hand & Nail Cream (30ml), L’Occitane Cherry Blossom Perfumed Soap (50 grams), an A6 Gold Lined Notebook in Dusty Pink, a Pure Mulberry Silk Eyemask, a French Pink Clay & Pink Salt Bath Soak (280grams) and a Burgendy Cosmetic Bag – all for $99.
9. A Gardening Bag
If Mum is into gardening, she is going to ADORE this Country Style Gardening Bag. It will fit all of Mum’s gardening tools and it is just adorable! Hint hint my family – I would LOVE one of these please!
Look how adorable it is! One of the great gifts on our 100 Gifts for Mum list!
10. A Personalised Reusable Coffee Keep Cup
For under $40 – you could buy this beautiful glass reusable coffee keep mug for Mum. Made from high-quality glass with a silicone lid – you can customise the wording you want to appear on the handle.
A great gift for Mum – especially if you are on a budget. One of the great gifts on our list of 100 Gifts for Mum!
I love these! Activewear can be so boring, but there are now cute and nerdy ones for every personality! These suck in your tummy, support every move and smooth over any imperfections.
If Mum loves her wine, why not get her a real glass!!! And at under $20 – it is a super affordable gift for Mum!
Have a star chart that shows the sky at the exact moment both Mum and Daughter were born. A gift from the heart that will be cherished on Mum’s wall forever!
14. Cute Tassel Drop Earrings
A gorgeous set of earrings that will be perfect to wear on Christmas Day! Or if red is Mum’s colour. They are adorable and under $40.
Mum will love this wine glass – it has been professionally laser engraved on a crystal glass that holds 350ml. Especially good if Mum looks after your kids!
This is a great (and free) one for kids to make at home. A booklet of chores that Mum can give you at any time – and you have to obey!
Of course if you don’t want to make one (and want to buy the one in the picture):
All girls love their pretties. Bellabox sends out a beauty box to your Mum’s door every month, filled with 5+ beauty samples to try at home. You get to try the latest and greatest skincare, makeup and beauty items before everyone else – and it is a really affordable and thoughtful gift, especially when Mum is home during isolation. Whilst you are at it – grab one for yourself too!
Boxes start from $19.95 per month.
This hamper looks just delicious – the best thing is that you can choose which wine and cheese that you want – so it is fully customisable!
Make all your favourite sparkling drinks at home with your own Soda Stream! And for under $85 – it’s a cheap Mother’s Day Gift for Mum!
Make Mum feel great with this pack of seven Foreo Hydrating Face Masks (only $13.50!). These masks are Korean style treatments that are infused with ultra-hydrating acid and antioxidant-rich red algae.
Many Mum’s lose their sense of style after having babies… because every item we own ends up covered in vomit.. If Mum is in a rut as to what to wear, why not get her a Stylist to help her style her wardrobe and help her choose pieces that are right for her!
We recommend Threadicated for a personalised personal stylist service.
This premium quality giclee art print has been produced on German made heavyweight (230gsm/matte finish) fine art stock using archival quality inks resulting in a superior print suitable for museum or gallery display.
23. A Pair of Custom Converse
Converse’s are perhaps THE comfiest and practical pair of shoes for Mumma Bears that there is (I have 16 pairs…. OMG I’m a hoarder…). But now you can get custom connies – so have your Mum’s favourite singer or actor front and centre on a pair of her favourite Converse.
24. Take Mum to a Country Market
Here is a list of where to find all the best country markets:
25. Book Mum on a Cemetery Walk or Ghost Tour
If Mum is into the paranormal, supernatural or true crime, maybe look at booking Mum on a tour of a cemetery or jail tour. These are fantastic fun – and there are many all over the world.
Here are just a few that we have found:
- Gold Coast
- Pentridge Prison Ghost Tour (Melbourne)
- The Lunatic Asylum Ghost Tour (Ararat)
- Old Melbourne Ghost Tour
- Point Cook Homestead Ghost Tour (Melbourne)
- Haunted Sydney Ghost Tour (The Rocks, Sydney)
- Adelaide Gaol Ghost Tour
26. A Mother and Son Linked Forever Necklace
Buy Mum a beautiful sterling silver ‘Mother and Son Linked Forever’ necklace. A great way to express the special bond between a mother and her son. Designed in Byron Bay, the necklace is both on-trend, yet classic. It is also available in ‘Mother & Daughter’, ‘Sisters’, ‘Family’, ‘Father & Daughter’ or ‘My Love’.
For under $20 – grab these fun socks – especially if Mum loves her cup of tea at night!
28. Chocolate Making Course
Professional foodies and chocoholics alike will simply love this beginners’ chocolate-making workshop. To begin with, Sylvia, a professional chocolatier, will talk you through the process of turning cocoa beans into a block of chocolate and give you some tasty information on the history of chocolate. Then you’ll be ready to temper the chocolate and turn it into chocolatey delights! Correct tempering of chocolate is the key to perfectly-made delicacies. During the workshop you will work with only the highest-quality Belgian couverture chocolate, which averages over 64% cocoa.
You’ll make ganache filling, choose your own flavouring and pour into moulds that are the same as those used by the world’s top chocolatiers! You will also get to call on your creative side when making little curls and other decorations for your chocolates. Throughout the four-hour class you’ll make a variety of chocolates and decorations all of which you’ll get to take home with you afterwards! Everything is done to the highest professional standard and the atmosphere is all about fun. One of the best things about this class is the size. With no more than eight participants in the group you will all work together and receive all of the attention you need in order to bring out your innermost chocolatey creative flair!
Located in Melbourne!
29. Swim with the Dolphins
There are actually loads of places within Australia where you can go and swim with a dolphin – what an amazing experience that Mum will just love!
Click on the locations below for information and pricing.
If Mum doesn’t want to actually get in the water, there are also many dolphin watching tours!
Mum always wanted to learn ballroom dancing but her partner isn’t so willing? Bugger them – buy Mum some lessons and let her Cha Cha Cha at the next dance event!
Find out more in your area:
31. Get Mum a Hot Air Balloon Experience
They are all over the place – but Mum will remember the experience forever!
- Gold Coast (QLD)
- Barossa Valley (SA)
- Melbourne CBD (VIC)
- Canberra (ACT)
- Perth (WA)
- Orange (NSW)
- Byron Bay (NSW)
- Cairns (QLD)
- Alice Springs (NT)
32. Take Mum out for a High Tea
A High Tea is a fun and fancy day out with the girls. Many of the fancier hotels do them – here are some that I know about:
- QLD: Aimee Provence is in Buderim in Queensland – and it is AMAZING!
- QLD: High Tea on a Brisbane Paddlewheeler
- NSW: Sydney Harbour High Tea Sea Cruise
High Tea in the United States:
- Alice’s Tea Cup (New York City)
- The Ritz-Carlton Central Park (New York City)
- The Millennium Biltmore Hotel (Los Angeles)
- Langham Huntington Hotel (Pasadena)
We know that all Mum’s love dressing gowns – we live in them. But for something extra special – what about a Mulberry Silk Dressing Gown. We love this ‘Ethereal Pure Mulberry Silk’ robe in blush pink – it is absolutely gorgeous.
33. Belly Dancing Lessons
If you live in Cabramatta you can get a one-month unlimited belly dancing fat-burning dance class for only $19.
34. Buy a Few Personal Training Sessions
If Mum wants to get fit, why not grab her a few Personal Training Sessions to help her on her way.
- Four Week Kettle Fit Gym Membership from $19
- South Australia – 10 Class Bootcamp Pass at YMCA Walkerville or Kensington for $15
35. Take your Mum SKYDIVING!!!!!!
If Mum is a bit of a daredevil or has everything already – what about a Skydiving Experience! If Mum won’t jump out of a plane (and can I just say – hell no!) – then there are also Indoor Skydiving Centres which sounds a lot less scary!
Indoor Skydiving Centres:
For those that want to jump out of a plane:
- List of Queensland Locations
- List of Victorian Locationsz
- List of New South Wales Locations
- List of Western Australian Locations
- List of South Australia Locations
- List of Northern Territory Locations
- List of ACT Locations
You Donut need to ask twice, the Edible Blooms Donut box is the perfect way to surprise a special friend, spoil someone you love or just treat yourself!
- 3 Salted Caramel Belgian chocolate dipped mini Donuts
- 3 Milk Oreo Belgian chocolate dipped mini Donuts
- 3 Strawberries and Cream Belgian chocolate dipped mini Donuts
- 3 White Oreo Belgian chocolate dipped mini Donuts
- Complimentary gift wrapping and gift card
37. Organise a Deep Sea Fishing trip
Fishing is one of Australia’s favourite national pastimes, and for a good reason. There’s something uniquely satisfying about casting a line and waiting for a bite, and Australia has some of the best and most beautiful fishing spots in the world. So indulge your inner-fisherman with a half-day charter out to explore the fishing hot spots of the Gold Coast Seaway.
When we say ‘half day’, we actually mean a full five hour session on a charter boat that takes you out to the deep sea reef spots where the best catches are waiting. You’ll set off onto the water either bright and early or late morning for your epic fishing adventure, with a small group of only about 12-16 people maximum. With the small group size, you’ll have plenty of opportunity to receive fishing guidance and instruction from the experienced skippers and deckhands. Whether you’re a beginner or a fishing pro, this deep sea reef and game fishing charter is suitable for all experience levels.
Location: Gold Coast
All Mum’s need a large and sturdy handbag that goes with any outfit and one that is quality and will last, and last, and last. We have found a bag that fits all of those requirements. The Trapeze Tote in Walnut. Made of sheep leather, each bag is ethically handcrafted by talented artisans in Indonesia. This bag will last you for years and years!
39. Buy Mum A New Gym Bag
The Midway Weekender by Po Campo has a spacious interior with lots of pockets and a separate shoe compartment, making it the ideal travel bag. Doubles as a gym bag. Our Mosaic fabric gives a beautiful stylish texture to the Midway range. The Midway is made with vegan, weatherproof fabric and has reflective accents. Includes a detachable and adjustable shoulder strap to carry across the body or by hand.
If Mum struggles to get out of the house on time in the mornings, or just doesn’t know what to do with her hair – then a hot brush will seriously change her life forever. Mum can give herself a professional ‘blowout’ look every morning with the Blowout Brush.
Packing has never been so easy! These Globite Packing Cubes will help you keep your clothing organised, clean and easy to find. They also fit nicely into any drawer, so you can keep your clothes dust-free when unpacking in your hotel. With 4 convenient sizes, you can use them when travelling, in your gym bag, at the beach or even to help keep your drawers organised at home.
42. A Hidden Stash Box
Get Mum all the goodies she usually has to hide from YOU! We love this Hidden Stash box from Dessert Boxes for only $79!
43. A tin of Homemade Shortbread
There are not too many people on the planet that don’t love good shortbread! And it is really easy to make at home. Here are a couple of recipes to try:
- 3-Ingredient Christmas Shortbread
- Sour Cream and Lemon Shortbread (pictured)
- Traditional Shortbread
- Peanut Butter Choc Chip Shortbread
- Brown Sugar Shortbread
44. A Brand New Cookbook
Grab one of the latest and best-selling Cookbooks for Mum to cook up a storm!
- The Edible Garden Cookbook & Growing Guide
- The $50 Weekly Shop by Jody Allen
- The Country Women’s Association Country Classics
Does Mum know much about her background? Why not grab Mum a DNA test from Ancestry and find out! You never know what family secrets might come to light!
46. Definition of Grandma Coffee Mug
A gorgeous gift for Grandma! Plus it is under $15!
Does Mum have a favourite magazine that she loves? Why not get her a six or twelve-month subscription. It is the gift that does keep on giving!
Did Mum have a good sense of humour? This highly offensive game is guaranteed to make Mum giggle. This game is hysterical…. She will LOVE it!
Are you asking Mum this question all the time? Then this book is perfect for Mum this Mothers Day. 50 f&cking awesome recipes!
It’s a fact. Mum’s NEED coffee – and this deliciously cute new coffee machine from SMEG is just darling! Mum will LOVE it!
Glasshouse truly makes the most delicious scented candles in the world. Make Mum’s house smell amazing with one of those beautiful Tahaa Affair Candles. At 380 grams, this candle will last for ages! Scented with luscious caramel and coconut – it smells like Fiji on a much smaller budget!
Got a very open relationship with your Mumma Bear? She will really love this bright clitoral stimulator by Lily Allen (yes the singer Lily Allen). I want one!
Some people think that gift vouchers aren’t very personal – but really – who doesn’t love going shopping on someone else’s dime? Birdsnest is the BEST place for women to go shopping online. And what if that gift voucher was beautifully wrapped in a box, wrapped and delivered to her door so she can actually open it on Mother’s Day?
The perfect gift that keeps on giving every month! Bellabox is a beauty subscription box that offers 5 – 7 sample pieces of beauty, fitness and makeup pieces for as little as $19.99 per month. You can choose from a three, six or twelve-month plan.
Gin is all the rage at the moment – and this Gin is infused with the natural sweetness of raspberries and strawberries. Just delicious – and pretty!
Plastic pegs break down over time and add to the landfill. These stainless steel pegs are the perfect plastic-free alternative to conventional clothes pegs and being stainless steel, they won’t break or bend and are gentle on clothing.
Available in ‘Normal Strength 304 Grade Steel’ or ‘Heavy Duty 316 Marine Grade Steel’.
If Mum has a good sense of humour – this is the perfect Mug to buy her for Mother’s Day!
For only $14 – you can get Mum this adorable spoon that will make her think of you every time she makes herself a cup of tea!
Give your Mum a special gift that she will love and use for years to come. Made from Bamboo, the recipe book comes with a matching pen and is perfect for the Mum or Grandma that loves to bake! Keep special recipes so that they can be handed down through the generations.
If Mum loves a good Expresso Martini (and let’s face it – who doesn’t!) – why not spoil her with this gorgeous Espresso Martini Hamper. Containing everything Mum needs to make a delicious Expresso Martini at home. Contains the premium Belvedere Premium Vodka!
For only $13, you could buy Mum this beautiful Real Flower Coaster Set made from Resin. All the coasters are unique in design and all will be a one-of-a-kind piece of art. Allow up to two weeks for dispatch.
I love this card – and I love cheese. My Mum loves cheese too – so I fully intend to get this for her for Mother’s Day!
If you are looking for a gift for a 1st Mother’s Day – you can’t go past this adorable onesie! You can choose the size and style to ensure your little one will be able to tell Mum just how much they love you!
Does the Mumma Bear you are buying for make damn cute babies? This is an adorable idea for a Mother and young Son – matching Caps!
Get a Boss Mama Shirt and a little matching shirt for your daughter (or son) – choose the size and colour – fully customized!
Yes – yes we do!
Cute little heart tattoo earrings made from steel and wood! Only $17! Perfect for Mother’s Day!
The perfect gift for the Mum who loves Gin, this kit contains everything Mum needs to make an epic Gin and Tonic!
Made from polymer clay – these avocado earrings are quite a statement piece – and totally adorable!
Buy them here >
We are all trying to be more eco-friendly – the planet is important. That’s why we love portable tote bags that we can fold up and put in our handbags. And this one is funny too!
Keep Mum’s desk tidy with this Bamboo Space Cube compact wooden desk organiser. It has lots of storage for all her office stationery supplies and the Space Cube is designed to reduce clutter and keep Mum organised!
If Mum is all about her fur babies – get them immortalised with a custom pet portrait – perfect for Mother’s Day.
This is a simple yet beautiful Macrame design that is available in loads of different colours and will look fantastic as a colour accent in any room. Made from natural or coloured cotton cord, the wall hanging is mounted on a piece of Tasmanian Oak Dowel.
The infamous yearly diary from Matilda Myres with detailed rose foiling and secure elastic closure. It is the perfect little planner that will fit in most handbags. Amazing quality and you can even get it personalised for Mum if you wish! Comes in pink, blue and ivory.
Get organised and make a statement with this stunning acrylic wall calendar featuring a high gloss transparent finish and metallic gold or silver hardware. There is plenty of space to plan your schedule and the extra blank space allows you to make lists and notes so Mum never forgets a thing.
Mum always wanted chickens but she doesn’t have anywhere to keep them? Download these plans to build this beautiful and functional chicken coop. Includes 31 pages of comprehensive CAD drawings, detailed 3d diagrams and step by step instructions, materials list, cut lists and recommended tools list.
Every person should have their own stainless steel water bottle – but this one you can have personalised – it is 500ml and is a vacuum-insulated bottle that keeps liquids cold for 24 hours – and liquids hot for up to 12 hours. It is leak-proof and BPA-free.
Perfect for Mum’s desktop, this glass plant pot will decorate any space and will bring nature indoors. The retro stand is made of timber, and it has a metal swivel holder for hydroponics plants. Stylish and minimalist – Mum will adore it!
79. Tabletop Geometric Glass Terrarium
The perfect gift for Mum that is under $60! A vintage-style geometric terrarium with a swing lid, inspired by Victorian times. The terrarium is suitable for succulents, ferms, moss, cacti and small tropical plants. You could even put a miniature fairy garden in there! Made from brass foil and soldered with environmentally friendly tin.
A personalised monogrammed canvas travel bag that is perfect for when Mum comes to visit you! With nearly 3000 5-star reviews – you know this bag is hot hot hot and flying out the door!
Is Mum always struggling to find her keys or her phone in her handbag? Well this purse organiser is a fantastic idea (and not just for Mum) – never again lose anything – it can be easily transferred from handbag to handbag and you can choose the colour that suits you the best!
Mum can never ever have enough leggings, and these beautiful printed Yoga Leggings will be on high-rotation as they are so beautiful and suitable for all shapes and sizes.
Period undies are amazing – and they aren’t just for periods – they can also be used for incontinence – or just because they are damn comfortable to wear! Buy Mum the very best and comfiest undies on the planet!
The perfect little stand so Mum never loses her glasses again. Buy one for her kitchen and another for her bedroom! So handy!
Available for Apple Watches in sizes 38mm, 40mm, 42mm and 44mm, this beautiful Rose Gold and Italian Leather Apple Watch Band will be loved by Mum! So classy!
For under $70 – you can have a totally unique personalised necklace for Mum, with all the names of her babies made from either gold, rose gold or silver.
Still missing the end of Supernatural. I feel your pain. I miss Sam and Dean soo much it hurts. But that hurt will be a little less if my boys decide to get me this 1000 piece Supernatural Jigsaw Puzzle for Mother’s Day. It’s perfect. Hmmmm Dean!
Yes, this book is by little ole me! Follow all the hints and tips about earning money using the internet that I have learned over the last 10 years running Stay at Home Mum!
A beautiful pink fleece dressing gown that will get years of use. It has pockets, a tie waist and is a relaxed fit – so comfy!
If Mum is into aromatherapy – she will lose this selection of the most popular pure essential oil blends. The kit includes 5 essential oil blends.
Designed to add a touch of individuality to Mum’s everyday look, these gold plated initial necklaces by Orelia London are a piece of jewellery Mum will cherish forever. Cast from 18 karat gold plated brass, it looks great on its own or layered with other special pieces.
Beautiful diamond sky earrings made from solid gold with a brilliant diamond drop that perfectly sparkles in the light. Both simple and elegant.
Fossil makes a high-quality fitness tracker that doubles as an attractive watch. With a dial size of 44mm and a strap width of 22mm, it is both on-trend yet has a vintage design. Available in gold or black.
The Backbeat Pro 5100 by Plantronics are true wireless earbuds that let you mix music and friends with business and colleagues. Enjoy the freedom of immersing yourself in music while still being able to take a phone call in an instant from a friend or colleague knowing that any wind or environmental noise isn’t going to affect your conversation.
Bring Mum all the benefits of aromatherapy with The Goodnight Co’s Woodgrain Essential Oil Diffuser. This diffuser uses ultrasonic technology which allows the mist to be delivered to the air via vibrations. This allows the essential oils to be safely diffused without any heat involved, making it a safer choice for your home than candles or incense.
This 3 pack of notepads contain an A4 weekly planner, an A5 daily to-do list and an extra ‘to do’ list notepad. The perfect gift for Mum under $20
Remember way back when, when letter writing sets used to be all the rage? This letter writing set was designed by indigenous artist, Natalie Jade and it is a beautiful and timeless gift to bring back the art of letter writing.
The perfect Winter accessory for Mum, the Aspen Plaid Scarf from Belle & Bloom has a woolly touch in a classic plaid pattern complete with a tassel fringe for a vintage look.
These Cloud Slippers from SPURR are available in three different colours (black, grey and fluff (pictured)). They are both affordable (under $35) and on-trend – the perfect Mother’s Day Gift.
This Beauty Sleep Collection contains a pillowcase and sleep mask made from long fibre 100% mulberry silk. Available in three different colours. This is a perfect gift idea for Mum!
These are 100 Gifts Ideas for Mum – do you have any to add???