Mother’s Day Gift Guide
By Celina Mahoney
Mother’s Day is just round the corner, so we have compiled a list of super thoughtful gift ideas for your Mum. Forget scented candles and foot spas, this year we decided to step outside the box and find some unique ideas that we think all Mum’s will love.
The personal gift
With winter quickly approaching, a snuggly pair of pyjamas is a special, yet practical gift for any Mum. But are you looking for something a little extra special? Just when we thought Peter Alexander couldn’t get any better, they have introduced a personalisation option for a selected number of items, available both in store and online. Bras N Things are also offering a similar service up until Mother’s Day. Not only will your Mum be warm and cosy, she’ll also be sporting an item especially for her, chosen with love by you.
The experiential gift
If your Mum is difficult to buy for, why not opt for something that allows you to spend some quality time together? While brunch is always a nice option, cafes and restaurants are likely to be very busy, so we’ve found the perfect alternative: a gourmet picnic! A lot of outlets now offer gourmet baskets that allow you to enjoy a delicious selection of food in the location of your choice. We recommend Serotonin Eatery in Burnley as they are right across from a park and even supply picnic blankets! Plus their food is healthy and delicious. It’s a win-win situation!
The compassionate gift
“There’s really nothing I want for Mother’s Day”. If this sounds like your Mum, then how about choosing something that will go towards helping others? By making a donation to an organisation in place of a gift, your Mum will be making a difference in someone else’s life. Global Sister’s (globalsisters.org) offers a range of gorgeous items, with profits going towards helping women who face employment barriers enter the workforce or begin their own business. The items are also ethically sourced and often handmade. With dozens of different items at various price points, there is something to suit everyone.
The living gift
Flowers are always a popular choice for Mother’s Day, but rarely last longer than a week. Instead, we suggest treating Mum to a living alternative! We love this planter box from everythingbutgflowers.com.au. Pop in some pots of colour, or fill them up with your Mum’s favourite herbs, for an indoor garden at her fingertips! This gift is pretty, practical and will live far longer than any bouquet!
The pampering gift
If you’re Mum leads an extra busy life, or just deserves some indulging, another suggestion is organising some luxury pampering. Here at Beautifinda, we have over 400 beauty professionals, offering a range of service, listed on our website. Treat Mum (and maybe even you!) to a mani/pedi in the comfort of her own home, or to a hair and makeup makeover before a special occasion. While it may be a little excessive for a lot of Mum’s, there is nothing like looking and feeling extra special on Mother’s Day.
We want to hear from you!
What are you getting your Mum this Mother’s Day? Let us know in the comments below!