30 Mother’s Day Gifts Your Mum Won’t Have to Feign Excitement For

30 Mother’s Day Gifts Your Mum Won’t Have to Feign Excitement For
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Mother’s Day is starting to creep up on us here in Australia, which likely means you and your siblings are not far off entering the group chat in a panic over what to get your leading lady as a Mother’s Day gift. If that’s the case, don’t worry. We have pulled together a list of Mother’s Day gift ideas that will get you more than a polite grin on the big day.

After all, it is a day of celebrating the woman who raised you, adores you and has likely done just about everything for you. We can almost guarantee that these Mother’s Day presents will have her bragging to her friends about how thoughtful you are.

When is Mother’s Day in Australia?

Traditionally, Mother’s Day in Australia falls on the second Sunday in May, so this year, it’ll land on Sunday, May 14 — plenty of time to find something nice for Mum. So, let’s take a look, shall we?

Mother’s Day gift ideas

Something for the casa

Emma Sleep Comfort Mattress, $1,079

Impress mum with a seriously cool addition to the house. We like this option because it caters to pretty much every budget. You could give mum something as simple as a candle or as extravagant as a luxe, cloud-like mattress. It’s totally up to you!

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Something to make life easier

Dyson V8, $599 (usually $799)

If Mum is akin to Marie Kondo and finds organisation therapeutic, some fun homewares and labellers could provide her with a nice afternoon (and an even nicer pantry when she’s done). Alternatively, if she’s been banging on forever about wanting a Dyson for what feels like forever, the V8 is conveniently on sale right now.

Some gorgeous new threads

Merry People Bobbi Gum Boot, $149.95

If Mum taught you everything you know about fashion and you both share a love for kitting out your ‘drobes, then it’d be rude not to get her something fancy to rock now that the weather’s getting colder. If you know, she’s heading on a European summer or taking a trip up north to take advantage of the warmer weather, a couple of cute accessories could do the trick, too?

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Luxury sleep and lounge attire

Abito Robe Giallo, $275

If your mum goes to bed every night wearing Snoopy pyjamas from 1993, level up her bedtime gear with one of these fancy pants sleepwear or lounge options we found online. And if mum’s already sorted for fresh Pjs, suss out her slipper situation because they’re always a good Mother’s Day gift too.

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Give her an at-home massager for Mother’s Day

Renpho Massage Gun

Renpho Massage Gun, $119.99 (usually $189.99)

Mum works hard and deserves easy access to some self-care, okay? Help facilitate that with a handheld massage device. There is a range to choose from — this massage guns, neck and back massagers, leg massagers, foot massagers and more.

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A peek at her family history

Curious cats will love learning about their heritage through an option like an Ancestry DNA kit or Family History subscription. (If I were a mum, I’d want this.)

You can gift mum a DNA kit detailing her ethnic background and connecting her with long-lost relatives for $129

A Family History subscription will allow her to explore 100 billion historical records that date back hundreds of years. Prices for this one start at $139.99 for six months.

But keep an eye out because there are usually sales around Mother’s Day and Father’s Day.

Let mum experience more of Australia

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Scenic Flight Over Sydney Harbour and Northern Beaches, $299 each or $549 for two

Redballoon is a classic choice for Mother’s Day gifts because who doesn’t love an experience? There is a ridiculously long list of experiences on the website that any mum would be thrilled to receive. And if she happens to need a buddy to go along with her, you can get a treat, too.

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Fresh reading material

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If mum is an avid reader or is a fan of an audiobook, give her some new material as a Mother’s Day gift.

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A cheeky Mother’s Day tipple (or two)

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Four Pillars has fun gin varieties if mum enjoys a cocktail. Check out its Rare Dry Gin, Shiraz Gin, Spiced Negroni Gin and Olive Leaf Gin at Liquorland — prices start at $72.95 (online). Mr. Black also has a cold brew coffee liqueur ($69) on the table if she’s more of an espresso martini girl.

Alternatively, you could go for bubbles. We love the Santa Margherita Prosecco Di Valdobbiadene ($19.90). It’s an excellent drop for every occasion, from celebrating something special to curling up and watching a movie.

If Mum’s a cocktail fiend but is trying to cut the alcohol – she doesn’t have to miss out either! Naked Life has dropped a bunch of faux spirits that taste like the real deal sans liquor!

Fancy beauty products

Dyson Airwrap Multi-Styler Complete, $899 (usually $949)

Rally the siblings (and even dad), and buy mum the high-end products she may not get for herself. In our opinion, it’s one of the more unique Mother’s Day gifts you can give, and she deserves it.

Dyson is also offering complimentary gift wrapping and debossing options, and a bonus styling set valued at $89 when you purchase select hot tools.

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Last-minute Mother’s Day gift ideas

While we’re still a good one and a half months out from Mother’s Day, we all know that some of us are absolutely going to leave Mother’s Day gift shopping until the last minute. We’re not all Virgos! And if you’re thinking, “that’s me”, we’re here to help. You can find a complete guide to all our best last-minute Mother’s Day gift ideas right here. As a bonus, they’re all also come in at under $100 as well.

Sustainable Mother’s Day gifts

If mum fancies herself a bit of an environmentalist, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve curated a complete guide to the best sustainable Mother’s Day presents, from vegan chocolate to salvaged timber cheese boards. You can check it out over here.

Mother’s Day flowers

Ah, flowers — the ‘if all else fails’ (read: you forget and leave it until the last minute) Mother’s Day gift. If it’s your go-to, we’ve created a guide to some of the best flower delivery services in Australia, so you can pick mum a beautiful bunch.


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