Mother’s Day Gift Guide
With Mother’s Day around the corner and isolation leaving us craving some pampering, we’ve got you covered with some inspiring gift ideas that your mum will love.
Lux Aestiva Products
Lux Aestiva kick off our guide with their divine range of heavenly hair and skin care creations including their signature Gypsy Oil™ – a luxurious dry oil infused with neroli, prickly pear and meadowfoam to improve skin tone and nourish the body from head to toe. Ingredients include Macadamia nuts, jojoba seeds, coconuts, grape seeds, pomegranates and almonds (100mL, RRP $52.00). Another great option is the Prickly Pear Oil which can stimulate cell renewal and reduce redness and hyper-pigmentation. This deeply penetrating oil helps lighten dark under eye circles, brighten skin, tightens pores and restore elasticity. Perfect for dehydrated skin, premature aging, wrinkles and fine lines, scarring, sun damaged skin, fragile nails and cuticles (30 mL, RRP $56.00). Other highlights in the range include their Jade Roller, Gypsy Oil™ Shimmers, Constelations Cleansing Oil and Wild At Heart Scrub. All Lux Aestiva products are highly effective, 100% natural, and lovingly handcrafted in Australia using only the best cold pressed vegan oils and the finest ethically sourced plant-based ingredients. More info: www.luxaestiva.com
Crockd DIY Pottery Kits
Make this Mother’s Day as intimate and unique as you can with a special-edition Crockd DIY Pottery Kit, designed for you and your mum to co-create beautiful pieces via video call. Crockd has redefined the increasingly popular craft industry, with thousands of Australians snapping up their DIY pottery kits over the past month alone. The clever and inventive pottery kit is aimed at keeping hands busy and minds stimulated as Australians spend more time at home during the pandemic. The limited edition Crockd Mother’s Day kits have been designed to emulate a friendship necklace, with both you and your mum receiving an individual kit, inclusive of clay, instructions, tools and Clay Breakers. Crockd will even arrange the delivery to your mum’s home at no extra cost if you don’t live together. The split kit comes with a set of “Clay Breakers” – they’re like ice breakers but designed to provoke meaningful and memorable conversations with your mum. The clay breakers include questions such as “What was your life like at my age?” “In what ways are you a different mother to your mother?” and “What has been your greatest crock up?” The cards enable you to feel close to your mum in a time when we’re physically separated. The Australian made kits retail at $120 with free delivery to you and mum. Order from www.crockd.com.au before Friday the 1st of May to receive by Mother’s Day.
Twelve South Curve
When you use the most attractive laptop in the world, nothing but the most beautiful stand should accompany it. When it comes to MacBook accessories, design matters. Curve is an elegant, flowing aluminium stand that complements the design of your MacBook. With its beautiful matte black finish and improved ergonomic design, it is the ultimate partnership of style and functionality. Use your MacBook on Curve to create a more comfortable desktop with your favourite external keyboard & mouse, or use the combo with an external display to create the perfect dual-screen setup. When it’s time to go mobile, unplug and roll out leaving a modern sculpture behind. The Curve elevates the screen by 6.5-inches and keeps 70% of the base exposed for optimal cooling. It has two slender arms that allow maximum airflow and support today’s ultra-light laptops. By giving you full access to the front screen lift, opening your MacBook has never been easier. Crafted in matte-black aluminum, Curve complements (not copies) Apple’s colour palette, making it a perfect partner for Space Gray and Rose Gold MacBooks alike. Another great option this Mother’s Day! Curve is available now at www.twelvesouth.com and a range of Australian and New Zealand retailers.
The Nanoleaf CANVAS Smarter Kit is the first-ever touch controlled modular smart light with built in music sync and the ability to create truly immersive lighting experiences. With interactive touch technology engineered to react to your unique gestures, touch to turn on, off, adjust brightness, switch animations and activate the music visualiser. There’s a Canvas Scene for every scenario and occasion life has to offer – including Mother’s Day! Combining smart controls with a classic edge-lit aesthetic, the thoughtful design of the Nanoleaf Canvas makes it a standalone piece of art that appeals to the senses while making your home more intelligent. With the Canvas, you curate the shape, colours, animations and automated schedule so that it benefits you, around your day. The Nanoleaf Canvas Smarter Kit is a smart, modular lighting system that syncs to music in real-time. The Smarter Kit and Expansion Packs are available from www.shop.nanoleaf.me and in-store at JB Hi-Fi Australia-wide (RRP $319.99).
SodaStream Gift Pack
With recent events, we are all being reminded of the importance of spending quality time with our families. So why not give your mum the gift of bubbles this Mother’s Day with this SodaStream gift pack which the whole family can enjoy. It includes a Spirit White Sparkling Water Maker, Twin Pack of 1 Litre FUSE PET carbonating bottles and 3 SodaPress Co flavours. The Spirit adds a designer touch to any kitchen and helps reduce single-use plastics by using tap water to create an exciting range of sparkling drinks. This iso-friendly pack is perfect for mum and will give her everything she needs to make sparkling drinks instantly. Available from www.sodastream.com.au.
VITAL LIFE™ Immune Shot
In the current world we’re living in, we’re all more keen than ever to find ways to maintain health and wellness. Enter Freedom Foods who have just launched the VITAL LIFE™ Immune Shot – an innovative new product that delivers an ultra-pure form of Lactoferrin, PUREnFERRIN™, with vitamin C in an effective, delicious and convenient way to support the immune system, every day. With properties that weaken viruses and bacteria while simultaneously stimulating immune system cells, VITAL LIFE™ Immune Shots are a great way to support immune defence. The 5gm liquid honey grab-and-go shot which contains 100mg Lactoferrin, 4.8g of wild manuka honey harvested from New Zealand’s South Island and 10mg of Vitamin C make it an easy way to support immunity. The VITAL LIFE™ Immune Shot integrates seamlessly into your day and offers a very different experience from taking tablets and supplements. Whether taken on their own, or added to breakfast or a smoothie, the easy bend, snap and squeeze shots are safe for people of all ages and walks of life who need to take care of their immune system. So why not give mum the gift of immunity this Mother’s Day.
Audiobooks from Audible
She may be stuck at home, but there are plenty of ways to treat mum and give her the R&R she deserves! Whether she’s juggling children with working from home and needs to entertain the family, or could do with a little inspiration or escapism for some me-time, Audible is the perfect gift for any mum. Audible is the world’s leading provider and producer of audiobooks and other spoken-word content, and is a leading destination for digital entertainment. With more than 400,000 titles to choose from, even the fussiest mums will find something they love. Some of the current great options include: Where the Crawdads Sing (Delia Owens), Such a Fun Age (Kiley Reid), Little Fires Everywhere (Celeste Ng), The Overdue Life of Amy Byler (Kelly Harms), Untamed (Glennon Doyle), The Giver of Stars (Jojo Moyes), Challenge Accepted! (Celeste Barber) and Educated (Tara Westover). At various price points to fit any budget, give mum an Audible gift membership. Head to audible.com.au/mum to shop for a thoughtful gift without leaving the house!
EveryHuman is the one-stop-shop for adaptable clothing, working with global brands that have made subtle changes to mainstream fashion with a mission to empower people to independently express themselves and achieve their dreams by making life a little easier. Make your mum’s life a little easier by picking her up a T-Shirt. Options include Endeavour Foundation – Stay in place ($49.95) which supports residents who are over 55 or people with chronic medical conditions, Runway of Dreams ($44.95) which supports programs and events that celebrate people’s differences or Fighting Chance ($44.95) which identifies and builds sustainable social enterprises that bridge gaps faced by Australians with a disability and their families. Available from https://everyhuman.com.au/
Thermos Products for Mums
With a capacity of 650ml, the Lifefactory® Classic Cap Bottle is the perfect gift for mum. Glass bottles offer a pure taste with no leaching from plastics or metals. Wide-mouth access makes it easy to add ice cubes, citrus slices or tea bags. Protective silicone sleeve provides a non-slip gripping surface and helps prevent breakage. Available from Victoria’s Basement, Peters of Kensington, Kitchenware (RRP $39.99). The Thermos® Raya® Lunch Kits feature Isotec™ premium closed cell insulation and includes hard lunch cases with utensils (fork and spoon). With two-compartment for convenient storage and heat-sealed PEVA lining, they make the perfect gift. Available from Victoria’s Basement, Peters of Kensington, Kitchenware (RRP $29.99). The Thermos® Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Drink Bottle is another great option this Mother’s Day. With a capacity of 470ml, Thermos™ vacuum insulation technology locks in temperature to preserve flavour and freshness. Keeps contents hot for 10 hours and cold for 24 hours. Durable stainless steel interior and exterior to withstand the demands of everyday use. A practical gift mum will love. Available from Peter’s of Kensington, Robins Kitchen (RRP $44.99).
Wine from BWS
Gone are the days of scrambling last minute for the most ideal presents, with select bottles of wine available at BWS for under $30, you can get your favourite lady what she really wants this year without breaking the bank. One of the top suggestions available at BWS this year is the Noble Fellows Pinot Gris ($22.00). This Baron Betsy Marlborough Pinot Gris is a fan favourite with layers of fruity flavours. Great with a charcuterie board or light fish dish. It’s also a great choice to bring to a celebration with family and friends. Another great option is the La Planchelière Loire Sauvignon Blanc 750ml ($16.00). The perfect pairing for a Mother’s Day outing to sip while surrounded by friends, this wine is full of floral and vegetal characters blended with exotic fruits. Enjoy this quality white with light snacks and good company. Then there’s the Lulu Belle Rosé 750ml ($20.00) which is renowned for being “One of Australia’s favourite wines.” Impress your mum with this beautiful bottle filled with an enticing aroma of strawberries, cherries and spices. Or go the Brown Brothers Refreshingly Light Pinot Grigio ($16.00). This one is made with delicious local ingredients, including an assortment of apple, pear and citrus to please the palate. Your mum will appreciate the homely roots with an enticing, clean and refreshing finish.
Osmo Genius Kit
The Osmo Genius Kit is the perfect gift for the mum that needs a break from being teacher, mum and everything else they do! It’s the ultimate aid for parents during this time of ‘homeschooling’ while also being super fun and engaging for the kids. Tangram, Numbers, Words, Masterpiece, and Newton are five smart games that transform your iPad into a hands-on tool for learning and laughter. Osmo technology “sees” how kids move real-world tangible pieces in front of the screen and responds with on-screen encouragement, guidance, and giggles. That’s why each game centres on a physical activity. Whether it’s arranging tangrams, zooming number cards around, or even freehand drawing, Osmo sees and reacts to every real-live move. All kits and games are available in JB Hi-Fi, Australian Geographic, Office Works, Harvey Norman and Apple stores (RRP $159.99).
Treat your mum to the perfect cocktail this Mother’s Day! Warner’s Breakfast Martini is a true modern-day classic with 50ml Warner’s London Dry Gin (available in Dan Murphys), 15ml sugar syrup, 15ml lemon juice and a generous dollop of marmalade. Simply place all of the ingredients into a shaker and stir well to dissolve the marmalade. Add ice, shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Add a twist of orange peel over the drink to garnish and serve with a side of buttered toast. Or why not let the experts cook and bartend for mum instead. British pub, The Duke of Clarence, is now taking online bookings to home deliver arguably Sydney’s best Sunday roast, and you have the option to add a cocktail or three, complete with garnishes. Mum might not even know you didn’t just whip it up yourself, but if you wanted to try, here’s our favourite recipe for Warner’s Halfway to Harrington. Add 30ml Warner’s London Dry Gin, 30ml Warner’s Rhubarb Gin, 20ml watermelon juice, 10ml lemon juice, 10ml finger lime cordial and three drops salt bush to a gold rim coupette glass. Add all ingredients, dry shake, wet shake, strain, garnish with toasted rhubarb nest and voila – mum will love it!
Belkin ROCKSTAR Headphones
No headphone jack? No problem! If your mum has a new iPhone or Samsung that doesn’t have an auxiliary jack, help her out with these new Headphones from Belkin. From the gym to the office, the ROCKSTAR headphones conveniently feature sweat and splash resistance so that they can go everywhere she does. Belkin has used its 35 years’ experience in designing cables to make the ROCKSTAR headphones highly flexible and reinforce major stress points, so they are designed to withstand heavy use in multiple environments. Comprehensive testing procedures, covering everything from sustained usage to extreme environmental conditions, guarantee durability. Better yet, the flat, lightweight design keeps the headphone cable tangle-free in a pocket or bag. When in use, the cable management feature keeps excess cable out of your way, and positions the microphone for easy, hands-free calling. Available now in black or white from www.belkin.com/au (RRP $69.95).
Dulux Limited-Edition Colouring Book
With the chilly season right around the corner, there’s no better time to jump on those last-minute weekend DIY projects to ensure your home is winter-ready. This year, Dulux has released a limited-edition colouring book in partnership with renowned children’s author and illustrator Kylie Howarth, available with purchase of 4L Dulux Wash&Wear paint – allowing not just mum but the whole family to get colour creative.
Margie Warrell’s ‘You’ve Got This
If you’ve been thinking about some isolation Mother’s Day reading, then we have the perfect book. You’ve Got This! The Life-Changing Power of Trusting Yourself is a handbook for learning to thrive in today’s pressure laden and uncertain world. An intrepid spirit who has lived and worked around the world, Aussie-born Margie Warrell draws on her international career in business, psychology and coaching as well as her experiences raising four children while living across the globe and countless adventures to some of the most remote corners of the world. Applying the practical advice and twelve principles she shares in You’ve Got This! will help you: Defy negative self-talk that keeps you making changes you’ve been putting off; Counter your own unconscious bias that has you selling yourself short; Embrace vulnerability and trust your intuition; Combat stress and thrive amid uncertainty; Grow your confidence as a leader and ‘change agent’. You’ve Got This is available from Booktopia, Dymocks, Angus & Robertson, Amazon and wherever fine books are sold (RRP $29.95).
Finest Harvest Discovery Set
The Finest Harvest Discovery Set is a divine set from In Essence that is ready for gifting; combining the latest ultrasonic diffusing technology with the ancient qualities of essential oils to create a relaxing and uplifting home experience. Featuring three much loved essential oils, Orange, Lavender and Chamomile, this pack also comes with a free oil wardrobe (holds 10 oils) valued at $34.95 to house Mum’s growing collection! Products can be found at In Essence online, Myer, David Jones and Priceline (RRP $74.95).
HP Sprocket Studio
HP has an instant photo printer, the Sprocket Studio, which is the perfect gift for mums to enjoy with their family this year. The Sprocket Studio range helps you capture life’s precious moments with the ones you love most. With higher-quality, larger photos and enhanced editing tools, it’s the perfect gift for mums who love to share and preserve frame-worthy memories of their kids as they grow up! The Sprocket Studio lets you instantly capture memories and print customisable greeting cards, thank-you notes and more with the new “Photo Cards” feature. This Mother’s Day, with only a few simple clicks, Mum can create colourful, high-quality glossy 4×6” prints of her favourite family photos. Available in Echo White from JB Hi-Fi, Harvey Norman, Officeworks and HP (RRP $199).
Designed for everyday training, the Alphacross is a perfect gift for the active Mum. Whether her training is a few laps around the local park or something much more rugged, the Alphacross is a great training partner for every level of running. Available now.
Osprey Arcane Urban Tote Pack
Stylishly crafted for day-to-day living, The Arcane Tote Pack fits and functions in a wide variety of scenarios and looks great while doing so – just perfect for the adventurous mum. The Arcane Tote is constructed with a recycled polyester fabric that is refined to the touch yet durable for the daily commute. With each pack made from 13.5 plastic bottles, the Arcane Tote is as good for the planet as it is for your street cred. Osprey has brilliantly produced a functional yet simplistic compact carry bag without sacrificing the non-negotiables. The tuckaway tote straps and harness allow for two convenient carry styles while durable certified recycled fabrics withstand the everyday abuse. With all the organisation solutions you need to handle your daily essentials such as laptop and phone, the Arcane Tote is the ultimate versatile pack that will take you from the office, to after work drinks with friends. With a 20L carrying capacity, the Arcane Tote is the perfect for those who are looking for a sleek and compact everyday pack. Equipped with multiple straps and handles this bag accommodates for all carrying styles including; tote, duffel and backpack, With top zip access to the main compartment with integrated fold and hook closure to prevent anyone from walking away with your essentials. Complete with a large zippered front panel scratch-free pocket perfect for protecting your sunnies or your phone. When working a 9 to 5 you need a bag that will work as hard as you do, as practical as it is stylish, the Arcane Tote is the perfect companion to meet the lifestyle of every urban adventurer. Available Instore and Online Now (RRP $139.95).
Like A Boss
Like A Boss is the hilarious new comedy starring Rose Byrne, Salma Hayek, and Tiffany Haddish. Following two friends who attempt to take control of their cosmetics company back from an industry titan, the film will be arriving on digital on April 29th from Paramount Home Media. To celebrate the release, we have some great Like A Boss merchandise packs available including an iTunes gift copy of Like A Boss, makeup bag, phone mirror and makeup brush set.Sydney Unleashed is one of Australia’s premier entertainment publications exploring the latest in lifestyle trends. From Sydney’s finest restaurants, cafes and bars to the hottest in gadgets, products, and home entertainment, Sydney Unleashed is your one-stop lifestyle platform.