What do you get the woman who taught you how to walk, talk and feed yourself?
On a day that celebrates honouring mothers, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of all mothers in society, Mother’s Day can be one of the most difficult gift giving days of the year.
What unique gift could possibly embody how thankful we are to our mums?
While some mums would be happy to go to the bathroom alone, many mums are really sentimental and love a tangible thing to spark their memories of the beautiful moments they experienced on their motherhood journey.
We’ve created a shortlist of 20 Mother’s Day gift ideas that will hopefully inspire you.
Or you can not so subtly share the post as big ol’ Hint-Hint-Wink-Wink…
Give Mum the gift of pampering. We love this gorgeous Pamper Hamper from Byron Bay Gifts. Perfect for creating a bespoke day spa at home. Products include a body polish exfoliant, hand & nail repair cream, magnesium bath soak and magic eye gel and an essential oil infused Byron Bay Candle.
2. Put together a ‘Mother’s Day In A Jar’.
Grab loads of little things Mum really loves — her favourite lip balm, chocolates, mints, fancy straws, nail polish – anything! Buy a large pretty sealable glass jar and arrange all the items in the jar to look beautiful and add a ribbon or bow!
Gorgeous and useful!
For a super skin treatment in a bottle, look no further than Palmer’s Perfecting Facial Oil. It’s jam-packed full of natural oils and anti aging superpowers to restore, repair and rejuvenate your skin. Tip: Use together with the night cream for ultra skin hydration and repair. Doesn’t everyone deserve a little extra special skin treat.
Tiny succulents are all the rage at the moment, and they are plants that are both pretty, and hard to kill! Arranged in a small jar or container – they look freaking adorable!!
Sometimes, after the kids go down at night, we might like a little treat to have with a cup of tea. And not share.
If you or your mum have an affinity for the ocean, then this is for you. Underwater photography from The Great Barrier Reef has been taken by Sophie Robertson and printed onto her beautiful range of silk and chiffon scarves priced from $95. And she also offers custom print designs! I’m thinking professional baby photo printed onto a scarf for wearable memories.
Ink Gin is distilled with traditional, exotic and Australian native botanicals, including Juniper Berries, Lemon Myrtle and the Butterfly Pea Flower, which is what gives this delicious Gin the distinctive purple colour. Also included is Artisan Biscotti, a lavender infused bath tea and Kakadu Plum Body Lotion.
Donning the mum uniform for school drop off, supermarket trips and play dates couldn’t be more comfortable unless you were in your PJ’s. Activewear solves all the what to wear woes while mums rough and tumble with their kids throughout the day.
Perfume is definitely something that a mum would seldom indulge herself in buying. Gift her favourite scent for a special touch.
10. Bubbles & Beauty
Whatever tipple you or your mum prefers, enjoy some guilt-free indulgence with something little special.
11. Relaxing Pamper Session
Whether it’s a luxe hamper of beauty and body products for Mum to enjoy, or a voucher for a relaxing pamper session, it’s sure to make Mum feel shiny and new!
12. Movie Night
Gift Mum a box or a set of her favourite TV show or movies to escape into. Whip up some popcorn, hot chocolate and have a relaxing night in.
13. Leather Handbag
Check out The Iconic for some gorgeous handbag ideas. The spacious design in their collection makes them ideal for Saturday errands and holding all the kids toys, wipes and wayward sultanas.
14. Photo Book
Customised photo books are a great way to collate all those digital images we hoard on our smart phones, laptops and memory cards. Officeworks offers photobooks from as little as $12.50, you can create it, order it online and you don’t even have to leave the house since they can deliver it to you.
If you or your mum are closet The Block fans, you can style up a storm in your own home with decor used on the show from The Block Shop.
17. Throw Blanket
In love with this cosy pom pom throw! Perfect for cuddles on the couch on Mother’s Day. We found this online at Zanui for $52.46.
18. Soy Candle
Soy wax candles are a natural alternative to the usual candles and are the most delicious scents to infuse your home. We love Dusk candles and this beautifully designed glass it comes in, on sale for $15.
19. Wicker Egg Chair
Relax and sit outside with a cup of tea (or wine) while you read your book curled up cosy in a relaxing wicker egg chair. $295 from Deluxe Products online.
Take gorgeous instant photos with the cute and compact Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Camera. The Mini 8 prints your photos from the camera as you take them, so your memories will be in hand in seconds. We love this one from Camera House for $99
See something you like on this list for Mother’s Day? Send it on for a subtle hint, you deserve it.