Whether you’re getting ahead and planning in advance or leaving it to the last minute, Mother’s Day (like it or not) is just around the corner. We know how hard it can be to find the perfect gift, so we’ve done the hard work for you. From hot air balloon voyages to luxe linen bed sets, take inspiration from our chic edit of gorgeous gifts we know every mum will love*.
*If you are reading this article a couple days out from Mother's Day- don't stress! Check out our same-day gift delivery ideas that will help you spoil mum and keep you in the good books!
For the beautifying mum
You can’t go wrong with an indulgent handwash, particularly when it’s packed full of plant-based ingredients and kind on the environment. Choose from bergamot, jasmine or unscented. Bliss.
Ms Brown Handwash, $30
If your mum has her cleanse, tone, moisturise routine down pat, then it's time to introduce her to the wonder of face rollers. Not only do they make the prettiest addition to any vanity drawer, but they help release toxins, reduce puffiness and wrinkles, and enhance the benefits of your face products.
Venustus rose quartz roller, $49
For the interiors obsessed mum
Buttery soft and designed to last, Bed Threads' pure, 100% French Flax Linen Bedding Set is crafted from premium natural fibres and includes everything you need to sleep well: two pillowcases, a duvet cover and a fitted sheet, valued up to $300.
Bed Threads pure, 100% French Flax Linen Bedding Set, $300.
For the ultimate in relaxation, indulge mum with a sumptuous candle scent. Our favourite? Circa Home’s lychee and rose, with a sweet hint of strawberry. Divine. Better still, pair the candle with the edible version from famed KOI Dessert Bar, who have recreated the scent into a delectable lychee and rose cake.
Circa Home Lychee & Rose Classic Candle, $32.95
KOI Dessert Bar Lychee & Rose Cake, $15
Handwoven and Fair Trade, this throw is not your average blanket. West Elm's Solid Basketweave Throw will keep your mum warm this winter with its soft yarn and thick, chunky weave. Rocking tasselled edges, this stylish throw comes in four different colours. Our fave is the red, rusty copper – the perfect seasonal shade.
Solid Basketweave Throw from West Elm, $119
For the green-thumbed Goddess...
These self-watering herb pots are a game-changer in the kitchen and guaranteed to impress the most culinary of mums.
Zone Denmark Self-watering Herb Pot, $49
Instead of buying her flowers on Mother's Day, why not spoil your mum with a weekly delivery of fresh blooms? Daily Blooms offers weekly, fortnightly and monthly flower subscription packages, so you can treat your mum to beautiful floral arrangements all year long.
Daily Blooms flower subscription, from $33
The Clio Stoneware Vase with its ceramic structure and matte glaze look, is the perfect vessel to showcase the fruits of your mum's garden work.
ferm LIVING Clio Stoneware Vase from Designstuff, $169
For the foodie mum
To inspire your masterchef mum, you can't go past the latest cookbook from internationally renowned chef Yotam Ottolenghi. His book, Ottolenghi SIMPLE, showcases 130 brand new fuss-free recipes that are outside the box yet totally realistic and, most importantly, delicious!
Ottolenghi SIMPLE by Yotam Ottolenghi, $49.99
Conceived by designer Helen Kontouris, Field is a structural serveware piece that displays cheese and its accompaniments in an artful, yet practical way. Inspired by cultivated landscapes and agricultural history, this statement three-tier cheese board will be the talking point of your mum's next dinner party.
Field from Made by Pen, $385
For the mum who loves to wine and dine, why not go straight to the source? From Barossa Shiraz to Hunter Valley Chardonnay, there are wonderful wineries spread all over the country, from coast-to-coast. Make your way to the cellar door to sip and swill your way through Australia’s renowned regional vintages. Better still, make a weekend of it and sleep amongst the vines. There are plenty of boutique wine sanctuaries to choose from. That way, you and mum can sip, swill and quaff well into the night, and enjoy a much-needed breakfast the next day!
Check out our recommendations for Australia's best winery accommodation for some instant travel inspo
For mums with a sweet tooth, a box of artisan crafted chocolates will go very far this Mother's Day. Especially when they come in a Koko Black box. Head into one of their stores or shop online to peruse their beautiful chocolate collection. Splash out on the 25 piece gift box, it's a must for any chocolate lover and showcases an array of milk, white and dark chocolate praline filled with salted caramel, coconut, raspberry ganache and Bailey's.
Gift Box 25 Piece - Chocolatier's Selection from Koko Black, from $56.50
For the adventurous mum
Take mum to new heights with a breathtaking flight over Sydney Harbour, stopping off for a delicious seafood lunch and glass of Champers along the way.
15-minute flight with seafood platter, $280pp
For an unforgettable day at the beach, gear up for a two hour horse ride along St Andrew's Beach on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula. Make your way along the coastline, through the dunes and down onto the sand. No riding experience necessary, as the instructors will pair you with a suitable horse.
St Andrew's Beach Horse Riding with Adrenaline, from $160
Take in breathtaking views of Melbourne CBD like never before: from a hot air balloon. Soar high above the city's towering buildings and take in sights from the CBD and surrounding suburbs, all the way across Port Phillip Bay. On your return, you'll be whisked away to a luxe Champagne breakfast at the Pullman Hotel. Mum will be most impressed.
Hot Air Balloon Ride Over Melbourne with Breakfast for two with Red Balloon, $1060
Treat your mum to an unforgettable Blue Mountains escape with a Scenic World discovery pass. With the one ticket, you'll get to explore the mountains, gaze at the vistas and experience the local flora and fauna. Travel between clifftops on the Skyway, venture down into the Jamison Valley on the Cableway then discover the ancient rainforest along the Walkway. For a thrill like no other, take a ride on the world's steepest passenger railway.
Scenic World Blue Mountains Discovery Pass, from $43
More than words
Spoil Mum with a thoughtful, limited edition print from Blacklist Studio. The Family Mantra print is equal parts stylish and sentimental, with a beautiful, loving quote printed in a relaxed sand tone. The perfect piece for any wall, this meaningful artwork will be treasured by your mum for years to come.
Family Mantra Sand Art Print from Blacklist Studio, from $120
Craft your own unique, heartfelt message for mum with these oh-so-cute message boards. Retro in style and incredibly chic, this gorgeous gift is guaranteed to earn you serious Brownie points.
Design letters message board, $94
Putting a personal touch to your Mother's Day gift this year, Thankly are ‘reinventing gratitude’. Their online store allows you to send beautiful handwritten cards in three writing styles, adding that extra special touch. Partner your Mother's Day card with a gift from the likes of L’Occitane, Melbourne Martini, and Soak Society.
Thankly handwritten card with gift, from $30