Yikes! Mother’s Day is around the corner and if you’re like me, totally unprepared or lost for ideas on what to get your mum, why not consider the ultimate Mother’s Day gift guide below:
For the glamorous mum
Does your mum like a bit of luxury in her life? Treat her with this gorgeous By Terry Eye Designer eyeshadow palette, which comes in super luxe packaging, and stunning range of neutral and bright shades. There’s even a video that shows you how you can use the palette to create a very glamorous look, perfect for a Mother’s Day cocktail and dinner night out. (Photo credit: http://www.mecca.com.au)
For the au naturel mum
This is the perfect gift for the mother who doesn’t wear a lot of make-up, and focuses more on good skincare. Spoil her with this beauty-cult fave Sunday Riley Blue Moon Tranquility Cleansing Balm and let her natural beauty shine through. You can also complete the set by getting her the Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil for her night-time treatment.
(Photo credit: http://www.mecca.com.au)
For the fashionable mum
Jewelry is always a winning gift for Mother’s Day – this year, get her something unique that she’ll treasure forever, like this stylish and trans-seasonal Prism Bangle by Elk and it comes in gold, rose gold and silver. Why not show her how much you love her and get it in all three metals? (Photo credit: http://www.elkaccessories.com/au/)
For the charitable mum
Gifts don’t always have to be material things; sometimes the best gift is the one that pays it forward. If you’d rather spend your money on contributing to international aid and development, but feel guilty about not giving your mum something, don’t fret – you can do both! Many charities now have ‘charitable gift’ options, some offering you the opportunity to contribute towards purchasing an item for a developing community, or simply donating a particular amount which will go towards one of their projects. My personal favourites are World Vision Australia (I bought a llama as a Christmas gift for one of my best friends) and Oxfam Unwrapped (gifts to suit all budgets, I got a goat and a duck for my 24th birthday). There are plenty of charities and NGOs to choose from like Child Fund Australia, UN Refugees, UNICEF, Karma Currency, TEAR Australia and The Fred Hollows Foundation. (Photo credit: http://www.worldvision.com.au)
For the mum who needs her cup of coffee in the morning
It is a truth universally acknowledged that mothers of the world run on caffeine. So make her morning coffee brighter with this inspirational Target Lisa T ‘Shake it Off’ mug, because who doesn’t need a bit of Tay-Tay and cursive gold script in their life. And at just $10, you should get one for yourself too. (Photo credit: http://www.target.com.au)
For the literary mum
Give your mum some time out with a new book. It’s pretty hard to pick the perfect Mother’s Day book, with so many options out there but I would highly recommend Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult. This is the perfect story about the eternal bond between a mother and daughter, and unlike her other books, this one has an ending that will completely shock any devout Picoult fan. Other great books that explore mother-daughter relationships include A Thousand Splendid Suns (Khaled Hosseini), The Help (Kathryn Stockett) and Room (Emma Donoghue – ok, techincally mother and son but still relevant). (Photo credit: http://www.booktopia.com.au)
For the mum who loves to bake
These things are the bomb, and are so handy when it comes to cake decorating. There’s no need to splurge, with this Rotating and Tilt Cake Decorating Turntable from Kmart coming in at only $10. This will solve all those messy cake decorating problems and ensure your mum gets an even layer of icing each time. (Photo credit: http://www.kmart.com.au)
For the mum who is the hostess with the mostest
Ok, bear with me. This gift doesn’t come cheap, at a whopping $699, but you have to admit, what hostess wouldn’t want this gorgeous West Elm Terrace Bar Cart in their house? Just look at how pretty it looks! Don’t tell me your mum wouldn’t love this.
(Photo credit: http://www.westelm.com.au)
For the tech-savvy mum
Is your mum’s social media account more active than yours? If she’s a social media addict, help her up her game with this handy Photojojo Magnetic Lens set, which can be used for iPhone and Android. There are five lenses ranging from simple wide angle to super fish eye. There are heaps of great phone accessories on Photojojo so check out the website for other gift ideas. (Photo credit: http://www.photojojo.com)
For the sporty mum
If your mum is taking part in this year’s Mother’s Day Classic, splurge on these funky Adidas Stellasport Ively trainers, which come in this season’s hottest colour trend, rainbow. This is one of Stella McCartney’s products from her long-term collab with Adidas, so not only are you getting substance, but also some style into the mix.
(Photo credit: http://www.adidas.com/au/)
What’s your ideal gift for Mother’s Day? Share your ideas in the comments section below!