Stuck on what to get mum for this Mother’s Day? Here are some handy gift ideas that will last much longer than a bouquet.
No single day can show mums how much you appreciate all they do, but Mother’s Day — on May 9 this year — is a great time to say thank you.
Data by eBay Australia shows a recent surge in wintry and sentimental gifts for mum, with items such as dressing gowns (62%), Ugg boots (182%) and scented candles (32%) flying off virtual shelves and delivered just in time for her special day.
“With the weather starting to cool, practical gifts to keep Mum snug are in demand this Mother’s Day,” eBay spokesperson Sophie Onikul says.
“While coffee machines and perfume are proving popular, it seems ‘Mum mugs’ are where it’s at, soaring by a whopping 237 per cent on eBay in the last fortnight.”
Whether it’s a bottle of bubbly to celebrate or a tech device to keep in touch, any gift from this list will last much longer than a bouquet.
BINGE GIFT CARD
Mums sometimes want nothing more than downtime — and having the world’s best dramas, comedy and lifestyle shows on tap is the icing on the cake. A BINGE gift card gives mum access to the hit entertainment streaming service, and can also be used to watch sport on its sister platform Kayo. Buy digital cards at Woolworths Online or Prezzee, and physical gift cards at Australia Post, Coles, Woolworths, Big W, Kmart or Target. You can buy $20, $50 or $100 vouchers.
With an easy twist extractor blade and powerful motor base, this 1200W blender allows mum to prepare healthy, blended drinks or purees without losing the ingredient’s nutritional value. $199 from Harvey Norman.
FITBIT INSPIRE TRACKER
This encouraging companion will motivate mum to reach her health, weight and fitness goals and even enjoy the journey with 24/7 heart rate and calorie burn tracking. $149 from JB Hi-Fi.
NATIO GLOW GIFT SET
Includes a desert lime and salt coffee scrub, kakadu plum and almond body lotion and green clay and manuka honey purifying face mask. Mum’s skin will be glowing as bright as her beautiful spirit. $39.99 from Natio.
NU SKIN HYDRATING MASK
Its hydrating formula helps to lock moisture into the skin, reducing dryness and leaving mum with a healthy glow. Whenever her skin needs a little extra moisturising, she knows just where to turn. $37.50 from Nu Skin Australia.
FOSSIL VIRGINIA WATCH
Dazzle her with this rose gold-tone watch with crystal-set bezel and round dial with analogue display and sword-shape hands. Water resistant and comes in a stainless steel case. $140.74 from Amazon Australia.
LEGO FLOWER BOUQUET
This flower bouquet model building kit from Lego will help mum unwind and create something spectacular. When complete, store these florals in a vase which will bring a touch of colour to any room. $89.99 from Lego.
DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE GUN
With three intensity levels and up to 3900 strokes per minute, mum can promote circulation and improve range of motion across a variety of muscles and joints. $89 from Catch.
NOKIA 5.4 SMARTPHONE
Its fast-shooting 48MP quad camera features cinematic effects to let mum express her creative flair. With 2-day battery life, she doesn’t have to worry about searching for a charger. $329 from Nokia.
HARDYS HRB CHARDONNAY
You probably know what the mum in your life turns to when she wants a sweet fix — wine. Hardys HRB chardonnay contains intense citrus and stone fruit aromas. She can enjoy it now or store for up to 10 years. $34.99 from Dan Murphy’s.
WILTSHIRE ROSE GOLD MUFFIN PAN
Bakeware items are perfect for any mum who loves to bake. This 12-cup muffin pan is designed for all-round heat distribution and has embossed product measurements so mum can easily match up her pan with her favourite recipe. $19 from Wiltshire.
BLUSH FLOWER ROSE GIFT BOX
The perfect gift for Mother’s Day or a gorgeous home decor piece. Filled with rose flowers, this elegant piece creates an impactful image for any occasion. $19.98 from Bunnings.
IITTALA ESSENCE SERVINGWARE
Spoil mum with a new collection of contemporary serving items. Designed by Alfredo Häberli, the range includes a variety of bowls, plates and drinkware available in dark grey glass and white ceramic. From $29.95 from Iittala.
GEO DESIGN OIL DIFFUSER
Designed with a minimalist touch, this oil diffuser is crafted from ceramic and sure to become a beautifully understated décor piece in mum’s bedroom. $129 from Oil In Kind.
MAKEUP BRUSH COLLECTION
The perfect gift for the glam mum. Includes 10 premium and vegan brushes to create the ultimate flawless look and finish. $149.95 from Cozmetic Lab.
FORTY SPOTTED PINOT NOIR GIN
With notes of Tasmania’s finest grapes, this gin sings the perfect harmony of sweetness and tang. $89.99 from Lark Distillery.
HPM WIRELESS CHARGING PAD
Simple and efficient enough to become a permanent fixture on mum’s nightstand. And she doesn’t have to worry about cables. $34.98 from Amazon Australia.
HAVEN USB SALT LAMP
Powered using a USB port, these little lamps change colour using multi-coloured LED bulbs and will keep mum calm during work meetings. $15 from The Reject Shop.