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 all price ranges in mind.
Christmas Day is one of the biggest Gift Giving days of the year for that special Mum in our lives who wiped our butts and boogers, and still rings to check and see if we are okay, even though we are now all grown up. That lady, she is special. She is always there for us. But Mums can also be notoriously hard to buy for. My Mum isn’t really into anything which makes her really hard to shop for, I usually end up getting her flowers and earrings every year which is a bit snoozefest.
We cover all budgets – from FREE gifts – right up to fancy gifts worth hundreds of dollars.
Not this year, I’m going to shop around. She has had a big year, and I want to thank her for all the times she picked up my kids from school or did my food shopping because I just didn’t have time. Thanks, 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.
No need to search for the best silk pillowcase
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!
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.
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!.
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.
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!
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.
Stockist: Gifts Australia
A Foodie Subscription Box
Subscription Boxes are all the rage at the moment and there are some beautiful ones available. This is a Foodies Collective Discovery Box with all Australian artisan food. For a comprehensive list of Subscription Boxes, check out our article, The Ultimate List of All Australian Subscription Boxes.
Mum’s love a glass of Prosecco? Hell yes! Why not make that glass of fizzy bubbles even better with these delicious Prosecco flavours!
A Cheese Making Kit
There aren’t many Mum’s out there that don’t love cheese! But as we are all locked down in isolation at the moment – why not grab Mum a home cheese making kit?
This kit from Etsy ships from the United States, but if you are located in Australia – you still have some options.
Kate Spade has some beautiful and feminine gifts – now Mum can feel both elegant and important with this gorgeous gold polka dot ballpoint pen from Kate Spade.
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.
Available in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Canberra, have a professional masseuse come and knead out all of Mum’s aches and pains for 90 minutes of pure bliss!
If Mum loves her wine, why not get her a real glass!!!
Stockist: Yellow Octopus
A Beautiful Kimono Robe
Mum probably already has a million dressing gowns from Target, but what about something beautiful, something silky and something that will last Mum a lifetime? We love this beautiful Kimono Robe from Byron Bay. I’ll have one, please!
Have a star chart that shows the sky at the exact moment both Mum and Daughter were born.
Cute Tassel Drop Earrings
A gorgeous set of earrings that will be perfect to wear on Christmas Day!
Mum will love this wine glass – it has been professionally laser engraved on a crystal glass that holds 350ml.
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!
Mum (and Dad and the kids) will never have to vacuum the house ever again! The Roomba 670 gives you clean floors every day. Use the iRobot HOME App to clean or schedule from anywhere, anytime. It recharges itself when the job is done, while the powerful cleaning system captures dirt, dust and all types or hair and larger debris from hard floors and carpets. With patented dirt detect sensors, Roomba 670 works even harder where dirt is hiding.
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!
Use the code: BELLASAHM for 20% Off Monthly Subscription Boxes!
Essential Oils smell so good, and Mum can make her home smell just as fantastic with this Eco Modern Essentials Ceramic Mist Diffuser. Mum just needs to add water and a few drops of essential oils and the diffuser automatically disperses a fine mist of cool vapour into the air.
What can tell Mum you love her more than a fancy bottle of French wine!
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!
Stockist: Gourmet Baskets
Make all your favourite sparkling drinks at home with your own Soda Stream!
Did foot spa’s ever really go out of fashion? This one has a built in heater, has double the bubbles, 4 massage rollers and an easy pour water spout.
Price: $79.00 + delivery
If you aren’t sure what brands of wine you would like or just want an element of surprise with your bottles of wine, grab this Mystery Box. 12 bottles of wine, mixed white wine and red wine.
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!
If Mum has always wanted to have her teeth fixed, a new set of boobs or lap band surgery – why not help contribute to her ‘Surgery Fund’ I seriously need a nose job!
This premium quality giclee art print has been produced on German made heavy weight (230gsm/matte finish) fine art stock using using archival quality inks resulting in a superior print suitable for museum or gallery display.
A Pair of Custom Converse
Connie’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.
Take Mum to a country market
Here is a list of where to find all the best country markets:
Historical Walks or Heritage Trails
These are free and self guided walks – here is just a few that I could find:
- Gympie Heritage Trails
Cemetery walk or ghost 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
Organise a Progressive Dinner with the family.
Take Mum on a food journey at all her favourite people’s homes – particularly good for all the kids to host a entree, main or dinner at each of their houses. Progressive Dinners have fallen out of favour in the last few years, but they are a super fun way to enjoy a dinner!
Board Games make for a tremendously fun night with the family! Just steer clear of the games that end up in shouting matches (cough cough Monopoly). Here are some of the most fun board games to play:
Organise a fancy Breakfast in Bed
Watch her favourite movie without complaining (supply popcorn and a foot rub)
When was the last time Mum went to the movies? Why not get her a few pre-paid tickets so she can go whenever she likes!
Grab your tickets here:
Set sail for two fantastic hours on Sydney Harbour! Enjoy spectacular views and delicious food.
- 2-hour Harbour Cruise on a genuine Tall Ship
- Delicious food
From the moment you step on board the tall ship, you will be transported back to the early 1800’s when Sydney was still an infant colony. You’ll be entertained throughout the cruise by many of the crew’s stories as. Everyone is encouraged to get involved. Haul on the ropes and help set the sails or simply sit back and enjoy the magnificent views as the sun sets over Sydney Harbour.
This cruise is sure to delight as you enjoy watching the sunset with delicious food.
- Twilight Dinner Cruise on Sydney Harbour
- The Tall Ship Enterprize Williamstown (Melbourne)
A Hair voucher for a Cut and Colour
Find out where Mum regularly gets her hair done – and purchase a gift voucher!
Or find great deals for hair, beauty and nails on Scoopon.
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!
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:
Hot Air Balloon Experience
They are all over the place – but Mum will remember the experience forever!
- Yarra Valley (VIC)
- Gold Coast (QLD)
- Barossa Valley (SA)
- Melbourne CBD (VIC)
- Canberra (ACT)
- Perth (WA)
- Orange (NSW)
- Byron Bay (NSW)
- Cairns (QLD)
- Alice Springs (NT)
Go Ten Pin Bowling as a family
Learn the Flying Trapeze
If Mum is a bit of a daredevil – look at booking her a lesson on learning the Flying Trapeze!!!!!!
Wine Tasting Course or a Winery Tour
If your Mum loves wine, there is a variety of wine tasting courses or wine tours she can attend depending on where she is!!!!
- Yarra Valley Wine Tour
- Wine Tasting with Gourmet Cheeses in Sydney
- Champagne Tasting in Sydney
- Wine Education Class and Lunch, Swan Valley (Western Australia)
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)
Go for a drive in the countryside
And have lunch in a small country pub!
The ABC Organic Gardener 2020 Diary
Filled with a rich mix of colourful photographs and practical advice, the 2020 ABC Organic Gardener Diary will inspire you to get out and get growing!
Featuring monthly planting guides and tips for maintaining your patch by the magazine’s expert horticultural writers as well as recipes and beautiful images of organic plants, produce & poultry. The 2020 ABC Organic Gardener Diary will delight and inform your organic gardening journey!
A trip to the beach
A trip to the zoo
Some of the best zoo’s to visit include:
- Taronga Zoo (New South Wales)
- Werribee Open Range Zoo (Victoria)
- Featherdale Wildlife Park (Sydney)
- Adelaide Zoo
- Currumbin Wildlife Santuary
- Australia Zoo (Queensland)
- Perth Zoo (Western Australia)
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.
- Four Week Kettle Fit Gym Membership from $19
- South Australia – 10 Class Bootcamp Pass at YMCA Walkerville or Kensington for $15
A beautiful herb growing kit
If Mum loves the garden, perhaps growing herbs for the kitchen would make a great gift.
Ships from 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!
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 Tasmanian Locations
- List of South Australia Locations
- List of Northern Territory Locations
- List of ACT Locations
Gardening gloves don’t need to be boring – you can now buy pretty ones.
We love these from Hard to Find.
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
When a normal cactus just won’t do!
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
Go White Water Rafting
An experience that will get the blood pumping! Perfect for the adrenaline junkie Mumma Bear.
Here are some of the best locations to go White Water Rafting:
- Kaituna River, Rotorua, New Zealand
- Mitta Mitta River, Omeo
- Barrington River, Gloucester
- Tully, Queensland
- Baron River, Cairns
- King River, Melbourne
- Yarra River, Melbourne
- Avon River, Perth
- Lower Mitta River, Dartmouth VIC
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.
New Yoga Mat
Yoga Mats are great because they are inexpensive and Mum can take them with her anywhere or use it at home. We really love this Desert Mandala Yoga Mat from Etsy.
Cheese Making is becoming a very popular past-time – and it is easier than you think to make delicious cheeses at home! Here are some how-to books on Cheese Making.
Warehouse Outlet Shopping Day
There are loads of bus tours that go out to all the warehouse shopping days to get a great deal, without having to drive. They are tremendous fun.
Gift Cards are perfect if Mum is really hard to buy for or lives a really long way away!!! You can order most Gifts Cards online from Woolworths.
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.
- Two-way zip opening
- See-through mesh panels
- Made from durable nylon
- Zip pulls for ease of use
- Lightweight and compact
- Carry handle and hanging loop
- Protection from dust
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!
Champagne & Chocolates
A tin of Homemade Shortbread
There are not too many people on the planet that don’t love a 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
A home-cooked baked dinner – by you!
Cook Mum’s favourite dinner!!
A Chocolate Fountain
Okay totally impractical – but heaps of fun!
A 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
Not a Fan of Mum? Send Her an Anonymous Bag of Dicks
So you and Mum aren’t that close? Gah – it happens. Don’t let her miss out though – send her a bag of dicks! Anonymously of course! Grab them from Dessert Boxes
Pop a Prosecco Bath Bomb into your bath to turn Mum’s boring bath into a bubbly scented soak. This is a ten pack of bath bombs deliciously scented with the sweet sweet smell of Prosecco.
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!
Definition of Grandma Coffee Mug
A gorgeous gift for Grandma! Grab it from Yellow Octopus.
Give Mum the gift of great hair with the new GHD Professional Hot Brush. Easier to use than a hair straightener, the ghd Glide Professional Hot Brush glides through dry hair to tame and smooth for a sleek, glossy finish. Innovative ceramic technology with anti-static ioniser heats the brush to the optimum 185°C styling temperature, which helps to minimise frizz and maintain healthy-looking locks.
The tool is fitted with high density bristles in varying lengths for airy texture and natural movement on large sections of hair. Designed with a convenient, professional length swivel cord and an automatic sleep mode, which kicks in after 60 minutes of non-use for safety. Your perfect partner for quick, effortless second-day styling.
Compete with comrades for succession to the iron throne of the seven kingdoms. The hierarchy waits for not one man, or doughnut, muffin or scone. Create and cook real replicas of your favourite Game of Thrones characters. You can finally eat Jon Snow!
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!
Help mum step away from her inspiration board and start making. This pint-sized powerhouse is a smart cutting machine that makes it easier – and faster – than ever to personalise your life with practical, everyday projects. With its precision blade, Cricut Joy cut lots of materials in any shape she wants – everything from vinyl and iron-on to cardstock, peel-and-stick label paper, and even that construction paper you already have at home. She can also put Cricut Joy to work as her personal scribe to create unique labels for your laundry, inscribe a custom card, or pen the perfect monogram. Cricut Joy will have your mum personalising, organising and customising whatever she likes!
RRP $329 from Spotlight, Craft Online and TVSN
These are 100 Gifts Ideas for Mum – do you have any to add???