Let’s face it; Dressing gowns and Rose’s Chocolates are getting old… and although some of us never get sick of chocolate, your mum probably doesn’t want to fake another surprised reaction when she sees the rectangular box in the place of where an excellent, unique and practical gift could be.
See below for some gift ideas that mum will actually enjoy opening this Mother’s Day!
Mecca Beauty offer a wide range of luxurious gift-sets that would be the perfect treat for the maternal figure in your life after an especially stressful year.
We love this Limited Edition Origins essential skin-care set for a refreshing and radiance-boosting routine.
However if you’re spoilt for choice (or just have NO idea where to start) play it safe and opt for a Mecca gift card so your mum can make the decision for you.
We are firm believers that you can never go wrong with an elegant piece of bespoke jewellery. New Zealand based designers Meadowlark offer unique and timeless pieces that would impress any jewellery lover in your life, especially mum!
Their latest collection ‘Amour,’ is you guessed it, all about LOVE!
Check out the Camille Signature Hoops (pictured) and other gorgeous pieces on their website.
3. Framed Photo Of A Special Moment
Got any of those sickly-sweet photo’s you mums forced you to take? Maybe on special occasions when you and your siblings are all dressed up, or when mum thought you both looked particularly nice and wanted to document the occasion?
Give mum the gift of a good memory by printing out the photo and getting it framed, that way she can hang it on her wall or sit it on a work-desk. The possibilities are endless – you could even make a collage!
Does your mum have a passion for baking? Well, we’ve got the perfect gift idea, what better gift than a Milly’s Gift Card letting you choose from Milly’s range of home and kitchen wares!?
Gift cards are valid for up to 12 months, giving mum plenty of time to decide on what she might want from Milly’s HUGE range of high-quality bake, home and kitchen wares. We personally love their unique and colorful cake-decorating accessories, like the Peony Plunger Cutter Set pictured, which helps you mold your own realistic edible flowers!
Wild Poppies have been in the floristry business for over 25 years and offer an extensive range of luxury giftsets accompanied by gorgeous bouquets and floral arrangements.
These are a great option because they’ve got a bit of everything; for example, their Sweetpea and Strawberry Dream Combo includes an array of Ecoya and Ashley&Co products, an arrangement of pink tulips as well as strawberry cupcakes by Petal.
What more could you want!?
A practical gift idea perfect for this rainy and windy weather, Blunt umbrellas are made for extremes – meaning your mum won’t end up fumbling around with an inside-out umbrella in her face ever again. Blunt umbrellas come in a wide range of colours and unique designs and are available at a range of national retailers such as Smith & Caugheys and Farmers, or you can place your order on the Blunt website below.
“For the woman who taught you to wrap up on a rainy day, give a gift that speaks thoughtfulness and protection.”
7. An Inspiring New Book
Give your mum the gift of knowledge by heading to your local bookstore and purchasing from their selection of empowering and thought-provoking reads. If you’re unsure, ask a staff member for a recommendation or have a look at their recent release section, most bookstores will have one! Our personal favorites include ‘Becoming’ by Michelle Obama and ‘Women’s Wellness Wisdom’ by Dr Libby Weaver.
8. Massage Therapy
For some a relaxing massage is the ULTIMATE treat, so book your mum in for a session at your local spa or masseuse. With most offering a wide range of treatments at different price points, this can be a super affordable and well-received gift option.
Is your mum a tea lover? Loads are, so treat your birth-giver with a box (or two) of fine tea from Harney & Sons. With a wide range of flavors, you can really taste the difference between H&S vs your regular Bell or Dilmah teas. Some of our favorite blends include the Raspberry Mojito and Vanilla Comoro.
10. Support a worthy cause on mum’s behalf.
Does your mum refuse to let you buy gifts for her? All those excuse like “I don’t need anything!” and “Don’t spend your money on me!” Well, we have a gift idea that she won’t be able to turn down or start an argument over; Donate to a charity on her behalf! Choose a charity that might be near and dear to her heart, or choose from our list of organizations below: