Need some thoughtful gift ideas for Mum no matter what the budget?
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 Gift Ideas for Mum!
1. Traditional Style Gifts for Mum
I’m always a sucker for a bright and beautiful bunch of flowers. I love ‘The Freyja‘ bouquet from Floraly – simple but just gorgeous! Floraly offers farm fresh flowers delivered the next day pretty much to most parts of Australia.
A box of smooth and creamy gourmet Nougat from Bramble & Hedge. Just a bit different from chocolate – with the same hit of sugar!
You can’t go wrong with a pair of pyjama’s for Mum. But you still want to make them special. These are simply gorgeous – simple, made from quality material and super comfortable! Mum will adore them!
Delicious smelling, pure soy wax candle for Mum’s room. Beautifully packaged!
Made from 100% cotton and super-insulated- these oven mitts are perfect for the rainy day bake-fest. Make some ‘special brownies’. And then send some to meeeeee!
Spa Day or Hair Voucher
Price: Whatever you Want to Spend!
This is a good gift idea for someone who wants to pamper the other person, get a gift voucher from their regular hair or beauty salon so that that person can put their feet up and enjoy!
2. Gardening Gift Ideas for Mum
If there is a trend that became more popular during the pandemic, it’s gardening. I know a lot of mum friends who are into gardening now after the series of lockdowns! There are so many items you need to do gardening that there is a never-ending supply of great products to choose from. Here are some of my favourites!
These Lightweight Bamboo Garden Gloves will keep mum’s hands comfortable, cool and dry while gardening for hours! Best of all – they are only $6.90 each!
Whether it’s mum, dad, grandmum or a friend, anyone who loves to garden will love this tool bag. It’s made to pop in everything you need without having to go back and forth. Made from high-quality polyester material and can easily be cleaned with damp cloth.
10m Compact Portable Hose Reel
This hose reel is perfect for small gardens located in your patio, balcony or backyard. It’s also great to bring with you when camping.
The UrbiPod is an indoor garden that comes all assembled with a starter kit so Mum can get growing right away. The UrbiPod has a clever nutrient and irrigation system that delivers the perfect amount of nutrients to where the plants need it the most. It has an energy-efficient LED system that mimics sunlight and plants grow five times faster than those in the traditional vegetable patch!
- Price: $386.05
- Size: 2.4m x 1.9m
If Mum is into propergating her own plants (therefore saving loads of money) – she is going to need a greenhouse. And they don’t come better than this one from Greenfingers.
Price: $30.59 (digital download)
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.
2. Pamper Product Gifts for Mum
The much sort-after perfume of 2022, the top notes are Bergamot, Pear and Lavender, with coconut and whipped cream – sounds good enough to eat!
- Price: $94.50
- Stockist: ECO. Modern Essentials
The ultimate pamper pack for Mum this Christmas! A pack of ECO. Modern Essentials best selling essential oils together with the beautiful Bliss Mist Diffuser.
All ECO. Modern Essentials Oils are PETA Vegan and cruelty-free.
I think hampers are always a beautiful gift to give Mum. This one is all about pampering – L’Occitane Rejuvenate & Pamper Hamper contains is really great!
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
Price: From $79 per parcel
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.
Daisy by Marc Jacobs is fresh and feminine with a playful innocence. It is sophisticated but not too serious.
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.
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.
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 for Christmas Day.
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!
3. Jewellery Gift Ideas for Mum
Jewellery Gifts are timeless – most Mum’s love jewellery – so it is the perfect Christmas Gift for Mum.
Joyamo Australia makes beautiful, custom jewellery for Mums that include the names of all of her children. We particularly love the ‘Five Shades Engraved Hearts Mother Necklace with Birthstones’ pictured below. You can choose the material – from Sterling Silver, 18k Plated Gold, Rose Gold, Solid Yellow Gold, White Gold or Solid Rose Gold.
A beautiful gift that Mum will love forever!
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! Any Apple Watch wearing mum will love how practical and beautiful it is.
Price: From $69.95
JoyAmo Jewelry has the perfect gift for your mum! Personalized jewellery for her birthday, Mother’s Day, St. Valentine’s, or just because! Customized necklaces in Sterling silver 925, 18 K rose gold plating and 18 K yellow gold plating.
Beautiful diamond sky earrings made from solid gold with a brilliant diamond drop that perfectly sparkles in the light. Both are simple and elegant. The perfect gift ideas for mum of any age.
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.
Mum can track her fitness goals, sleep and heart rate.
If Mum loves Disney (and hey – who doesn’t) – why not look at getting her these delicious Tinker Bell Earrings for Christmas.
They are nickel-free, hypoallergenic and made with surgical steel. Plus they are only $35!
4. Personalised Gifts for Mum
Want something personal for Mum for Christmas this year? There are so many personalised options to choose from now – but here are our favourites! If you are shopping gifts for parents, check out this Gifts for Parents Guide!
The perfect little stand so Mum never loses her glasses again. Buy one for her kitchen and another for her bedroom! So handy!
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 12 years running Stay at Home Mum!
Does Mum love listening to True Crime Podcasts on the go? Or does she like to listen to Slipknot whilst exercising? Then she needs a great pair of Ear Pods.
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.
If you want to treat your mum to something truly special and unique for Mother’s Day, a custom canvas print is a perfect option. Instead of choosing a piece of generic art for her, you can gift her a canvas print of her favorite family photograph – so she’ll always be reminded of your most cherished moments together.
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.
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): It is only $8.62.
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.
We love these Pink ‘Beautiful Trauma’ Converse from Bump Shoes
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
Get a Boss Mama Shirt and a little matching shirt for your daughter (or son) – choose the size and colour – fully customized! One of the cutest gift ideas for mum we found!
Yes – yes we do!
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!
5. Health and Fitness Gift Ideas 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.
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.
6. Gourmet Food, Coffee and Alcohol Gifts for Mum
I’ve included this on the list because I want one of these despertely. Hint Hint to my family reading this!
You can cook anything in the Tefal Cook4me – from cakes and biscuits through to lamb shanks. And it’s FAST! I would replace my six slowcookers with this baby if I had one!
You know Mum’s need a night off from cooking – we get pretty damn sick of coming up with ideas every single night. A great gift idea for Mum is a Gift Subscription to a gourmet food delivery service such as Chef Good.
Price: From $99
Maggie Beer has a beautiful selection of Gourmet Gift Hampers for all budgets. We love the ‘Besst of South Australia’ Hamper pictured below!
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!
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 ideas for Mum!
Get Mum all the goodies she usually has to hide from YOU! One of the most delicious gift ideas for mum.
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
The perfect gift for the Mum who loves Gin, this kit contains everything Mum needs to make an epic Gin and Tonic!
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
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!
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
7. Home and Decor Gifts for Mum
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!
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 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. Stylish gift ideas for mum.
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. These make really practical gift ideas for mum. Only $16.65!
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.
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.
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.
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! Eco-friendly, practical and stunning gift ideas for mum.
If Mum is all about her fur babies – get them immortalised with a custom pet portrait – perfect for Mother’s Day.
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!
8. Experience Gifts for Mum
Take Mum to a Country Market
Here is a list of where to find all the best country markets:
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:
- Toowong Cemetery Ghost Tour (Brisbane)
- Cemetery Ghost Tour (South Brisbane)
- Southport Cemetery Paranormal Activity Tour (Gold Coast)
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.
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!
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:
Get Mum a Hot Air Balloon Experience
They are all over the place – but Mum will remember the experience forever!
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)
Belly Dancing Lessons
If you live in Cabramatta you can get a one-month unlimited belly dancing fat-burning dance class for only $19.
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.
- Gym Membership & Access to Group Fitness Classes
- 4 Weeks of Bootcamp at 37 Locations across Australia
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! Check out these adventurous gift ideas for mum.
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.
Location: Gold Coast
9. Fun Gifts for Mum
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!
What the F&ck Should I Make for Dinner?
Are you asking Mum this question all the time? Then this book is perfect for Mum this Mothers Day. 50 f&cking awesome recipes! Give mum a break and one less decision for the day with out gift ideas for mum.
If Mum has a good sense of humour – this is the perfect Mug to buy her for Mother’s Day or Christmas 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.
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!
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!
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!
Look how adorable it is! One of the great gifts on our 100 Gift ideas for Mum list!