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Mother's Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Celebrate mum by finding her the perfect gift this Mother’s Day. Consider some of these great gift ideas to make mum’s day truly memorable.

Foodie experiences

For the foodie mum, why not take her out for an unforgettable dining experience. Spoil mum to a Gin High Tea every Saturday at Hyatt Regency Sydney as they bring an Australian, botanical twist to the ever popular, High Tea. Expect sweet and savoury delicacies like tempura prawns, gin infused scallops and delicious warm scones served with fig-eucalyptus jam and clotted cream (book here). Sailmaker Restaurant also understand the importance of celebrating the extraordinary women in our lives and have curated a special Mother’s Day event just for her. Their Seafarer Dinner promises to delight her senses with a culinary journey through the finest flavours of the sea. Enjoy the Mother’s Day Buffet on Sunday 12 May from 12.00pm – 2.00pm (book here). If you’re near North Sydney, Four Hundred Bar & Kitchen is teaming up with local jewellery company FinerRings for three hours of fine jewellery making paired with a delicious Mexican feast and Mumm Champagne on Saturday May 11th from 4:30pm. Bookings are super limited so those who want to enjoy the “finer” things with Mum and keep some long lasting memories and jewellery pieces – should book ASAP! The Novotel Sydney Parramatta are also cooking up a special High Tea for Mother’s Day with sparkling upon arrival, traditional scones with clotted cream & jam, beetroot & goat’s cheese arancini and an assortment of finger sandwiches including smoked salmon, and lemon myrtle cream cheese (more details here). And if you live near a Yo-Chi, you can take mum out for a day of all things frozen yogurt, acai and toppings as they will be offering a special 2-for-1 deal on the 12th of May, 2024 to CHI club app members. Winning!

Fossil Products

Fossil have plenty of great gift options from world-class brands that create one-of-a-kind watches, handbags, jewellery and small leather goods. Top choices this year include some timeless Raquel watches, impressive Heritage bracelets and beautiful Sutton necklaces but our top gift pick for mum is the stunning Summer Tote, a take on the classic basket bag silhouette. Made with a cotton blend straw material woven to perfection with hand-knotted strap detailing inspired by vintage fabric art, it’s the tote to carry all summer long. Measuring 53.3 cm L x 12.7 cm W x 30.5 cm H, mum can even use it to carry her iPad® Pro around. Pick it up from here. For more gift options, visit the Fossil website.

Connect Smart Home

Help mum effortlessly upgrade her space with the Connect Smart Ambicolour Triangle Lights (RRP $179.95). She’ll be able to create vibrant, colourful light displays, change colours, sync with music or use it as part of a scene in her smarthome. Features the colours of the rainbow, ten triangle light panels with no drilling and no wiring. Easy to install with adhesive mounts, they offer wireless connectivity via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for convenient control from your phone. Compatible with Google and Alexa for voice commands, they also sync with music for dynamic ambience. Connect SmartHome aims to deliver seamless, multi-product home automation products to your smartphone or tablet. Easy to use and install, control all of your favourite devices from anywhere in the world! Elevate your space today with the Connect Smart Ambicolour Triangle Lights available from here.

For the Tea Lover

What could be better for a tea lover on Mother’s Day than a refreshing Proper Brew? Britain’s best-selling tea brand, Yorkshire Tea, is known for being down to earth and not taking itself too seriously, and the brew is just that – bold, strong, proper. Yorkshire Tea has a selection of products which make great gifts. There’s the Yorkshire Tea Gold (a David Jones exclusive, RRP $14.95) which includes a free caddy and there’s also speciality brews such as The Biscuit Brew which actually tastes like Biscuits without the crumbs and Toast and Jam Brew which is like Jam on Toast  (available at Coles, RRP $9.50). Stock her up with some tea so you can have a cuppa together anytime.

The Body Shop

With Mother’s Day around the corner, The Body Shop is celebrating the unflappable mother figures who support us through thick and thin with all kinds of gifts from fragrance, skincare, body care and more, all packed with natural-origin ingredients, sourced from all over the world. These include the new Full Magnolia Eau de Parfum, a radiant new addition to the Full Flowers collection that’s an instant classic in the making. There’s the Sleep Calming Pillow Mist to help mum hit the pillow faster and improve sleep quality, so they can wake feeling well rested. It has a floral, aromatic, long-lasting scent that helps create a calm atmosphere and is made with 90% ingredients of natural origin, including 100% natural and biodegradable lavender essential oil from France, 100% natural and biodegradable vetiver essential oil from Madagascar and Community Fair Trade organic olive oil from Italy (RRP $35). There’s also some great gift pack options such as the Nourish & Flourish Shea Big Gift Bag which contains Shea Shower Cream 250ml, Shea Body Butter 200ml, Shea Body Mist 100ml, Shea Hand Balm 30ml and Large Ramie Bath Lily (RRP $75) and the Nourish & Flourish Strawberry Gift Bag which contains Strawberry Shower Gel 60ml, Strawberry Body Butter 50ml and Strawberry Hand Cream 30ml (RRP $25). For more gift ideas, visit The Body Shop.

Bundy for mum

Bundaberg is here to prove you can have your cake and drink it too with the limited edition Bundaberg Campfire Toasted Lamington Rum. The two iconically Australian flavours of Bundy and lamington meet for this limited time only product, the perfect drink for sharing with mates around the campfire. The distinct chocolate, coconut and vanilla lamington flavours have been kissed by the campfire flames and toasted to perfection creating a delicious winter blend that will only be available for a limited time. Just in time for winter, Bundaberg Campfire Toasted Lamington Rum is available nationally at all major retailers at RRP $55 (700mL, 37% ABV). A splendid gift idea for mum this year!

Mojawa Run Plus

For the active mum, the Mojawa Run Plus waterproof sports headphone is a top choice. Mojawa are the groundbreaking developer of bone-conduction headphones which work by converting electric signals into sound vibrations that travel directly to the inner ear rather than through the air into the ear canal. By bypassing the middle and outer parts of the ear, the headphone is able to reduce eardrum and ear canal damage, as well as eliminate ear fatigue and possible ear infections. The Mojawa Run Plus offers exceptional sound quality and comfort for active lifestyles. It features breakthrough technology with the world’s first dual-suspension anchor system. Prepare mum for a shockingly deep and rich auditory adventure with the Maglev™Bass actuator with no compromises and she can enjoy unrivaled comfort as the device is feather-light. Run Plus’s IP68 rating ensures full waterproof capabilities up to depths of two metres for up to two hours. Made to to be worn with swim caps and goggles makes it the ideal choice for swimmers and water-sport lovers. For more info, visit the Mojawa website.

Gift Ideas from Logitech & UE

Logitech, the leading brand in computer peripherals, have some outstanding gift options for mum this year. Whether your mum is a seasoned podcaster or just beginning her journey, the Logitech Yeti ORB (RRP $99.95) is the perfect tool to elevate her recording game. With the plug-and-play feature, setup is a breeze, ensuring a smooth and hassle-free experience. These devices guarantee high-quality audio, allowing her to confidently tackle her hottest topics of the week. Alternatively, give the gift of sleek productivity this Mother’s Day with the Logitech Pebble 2 Combo (RRP: $129.95). This dynamic duo is a stylish, sustainable choice, designed with recycled materials. With ultra-silent clicking and Bluetooth connectivity, it allows Mum to seamlessly hop between devices and free up her time and get more done. Happy mum, happy life! Available via the Logitech website. Ultimate Ears, a subsidiary of Logitech, also have some great options. Our top pick is the WONDERBOOM 3 (RRP $149.95) which could become mum’s new adventure buddy. Whether she’s climbing mountains or conquering the washing pile, this little wonder ensures the beats never stop. With its dust and water-proof superpowers, she can rock out without a care. Available from here.

Gifts from T.House

You simply can’t go wrong with a gift for mum from luxury, not-for-profit homewares brand – T.House. One of the top picks would have to be the Zoi Candle – Mint leaf and ginger ($59.99) which is individually handcrafted by Perth based ceramicist Belen Berganza. This candle is beautifully balanced and features top notes of mint leaf and cucumber, with middle notes of ginger root and jasmine and base notes of cyclamen and sea salt. With a bespoke design made from Australian clay, it’s designed to reuse as a vase or pen mug. The Zoi Ceramic Bowl & Worry Beads ($89.95) are another great option designed and produced in Australia from 100% Australian white clay and handmade ceramic styling pieces. The Zoi ceramics represent life, joy and rebirth. The set includes a textured white conical bowl and a string of beads. Worry beads are traditionally known as Komboloi to the Greek and are traditionally used as a soothing item when someone may be experiencing difficult times. You could also gift mum with some jewellery such as the stunning Cristell Bracelet & Necklace Set ($110.00). Designed by T.House and produced in collaboration with Australian Jewellery designer Susan Rose, the Cristell Necklace represents building kindness. Holding crystals or wearing them on your body is thought to promote emotional and spiritual healing. Each crystal has been individually selected for their specific healing property, and whilst some of these colours are said to alleviate stress, others purportedly improve concentration or creativity. Each necklace features a gold Parrot clasp locket and beaten gold pendant, which can be engraved for a special occasion. All products are available from

Top Tech from Nanoleaf

Nanoleaf have some top-notch products available this year that are sure to be a hit with mums. Whether she’s working from home, studying or looking to set a relaxing ambience for the end of her day, the Essentials Lightstrip provides pure, rich colours and the most vivid and bright white lighting with simple personalised control. As the first ever consumer smart lighting to work with Thread, the Essentials offer a more reliable connection with a wider range of control for your daily lighting needs. Available for $99.99 from JB Hi-Fi, Officeworks and Bunnings. Nanoleaf Lines are another great gift for mum. These are smart backlit LED light bars that deliver stunning RGB illumination in a never-before-seen modular form factor. Ultra-lightweight light lines connect together at 60-degree angle increments to create intricate geometric designs on your wall. Two colour zones per bar allow for complete customisation of over 16M colours and dynamic lighting animations that flow across your entire layout. Features like Rhythm music visualisation and Screen Mirror sync with your media to transform your space with immersive shows of colour and light. Control easily with physical buttons, voice commands, or the intuitive Nanoleaf App for an elevated smart home experience. Perfect for creating an ultramodern look in the living room, desk area, battle station, or bedroom as both ambience and art. Available for $119.99-$539.99 from JB Hi-Fi, Officeworks and Bunnings.

Premium Tasmanian Sparkling

One for those wanting to spoil mum, Pirie’s Late Disgorged 2011 has spent ten years on lees to become a rare and exquisite cuvée showcasing outstanding complexity and depth. Pirie’s Late Disgorged is a batch of the best sparkling wine from Tasmania’s famous 2011 vintage that has been left in the cellars for long-term lees ageing. It shows golden colours although still very bright for the age, with a freshly baked sourdough bread aroma and lemon curd freshness. The palate is powerful, and the cool-climate Tasmanian acidity kicks in to leave the perfect balance. As a special gift, this delicious wine is shipped in its own individual box/carton. Available from (RRP $145).

For the book lover

If your mum loves her books, then you cannot go wrong by picking her up the Kobo Nia eReader. Escape into a story, learn something new, and remember why reading is fun. Kobo Nia’s a big deal in a small package: you can carry up to 6,000 eBooks with its 8GB of storage. Bask in the sun with your favourite read on its glare-free 6” touchscreen, or snuggle up with a bedtime story thanks to adjustable ComfortLight. Read as much as you’d like with Kobo Nia’s long battery life, where a single charge can last for weeks. And when you’re ready for your next read, the Kobo eBookstore is open 24/7 right on your eReader. Love the way you read with Kobo Nia. Pick it up this Mother’s Day from here ($179.95).

For the pizza lover

For something truly deluxe for mum, a gift from Gozney fits the bill perfectly with its range of premium outdoor wood and gas fired pizza ovens. The top pick this year would have to be the Roccbox which will allow her to cook restaurant quality pizza at home. The Roccbox is designed for ease of use and unrivalled performance. It’s portable too so she can take it anywhere with its retractable legs, detachable burner and built-in thermometer. Reaches 500°C – Enjoy unrivalled cooking results created by a thick stone floor, dense insulation and a unique rolling flame. Host pizza parties with the family friendly option. Roccbox’s safe-touch silicone jacket reduces the risk of skin burns. Engineered to replicate the performance of Gozney’s professional ovens, used by leading chefs and restaurants all over the world. The Roccbox ($799.00) is available from the Gozney website.

Top Tech from Amazon

For the mums that love their tech, Amazon have a plethora of products to make her day. There’s the small but mighty Echo Pop smart speaker (RRP $79), the Fire TV Stick 4K Max (RRP $119) which brings together the best of local and international entertainment, the Ring Battery Video Doorbell Pro (RRP $349) which will help mum see, hear, and speak to visitors from anywhere, the Indoor Camera (RRP $99) and the Stick Up Cam Pro (RRP $179) which are perfect for the mum that wants to keep an eye on things when she’s away. But the top pick this year is the Echo Dot with clock (RRP $119) which features a sleek design and an improved LED display that shows the time, weather, song titles, and more. Enjoy enhanced audio for vibrant sound anywhere in your home, stay on track with help from Alexa, and control compatible smart home devices with your motion. Pick it up from here.

Cupitt’s Estate Wine

Indulge in a sensory journey with a Cupitt’s Estate Wine pack gift this Mother’s Day. Delight in Rosie’s Rose, a tribute to Rosie Cupitt, boasting floral aromas and raspberry undertones. Savour the tradition of their Brut Cuvée, blending Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier for a citrusy zest with a creamy finish. And a crisp elegance Sauvignon Blanc. Nestled on a sprawling 75-hectare farm, Cupitt’s Estate offers more than just wine – it’s an experience. From their boutique winery to their brewery, restaurant, luxury accommodation and wedding venue, you can escape to where the coast meets country on the stunning NSW South Coast. Unwind with unrivalled views of the Budawang Ranges and Burrill Lake, making memories to cherish this Mother’s Day. Get your Mothers Day Celebration Trio for $94 from here.

SodaStream Gift

Mum can celebrate the art of making her own fresh sparkling beverages at home with SodaStream. One of the top picks this Mother’s Day is the new SodaStream ART™ Sparkling Water Maker. The SodaStream ART™ features a slim retro design, stainless-steel trim and a unique lever that elevates the everyday water experience. It also features the new Quick Connect technology for fast and easy CO2 cylinder insertion. And if mum’s eco-conscious, she’ll sleep easier knowing that using a SodaStream can save around 22 single use plastic bottles from landfill every month. The award-winning ART machine is a true statement piece that fits any kitchen aesthetic with the first in-built carbonation lever for a retro twist. Available in a range of colours including: black marble, mandarin and misty blue, white and black. Pick it up this Mother’s Day (RRP: $169.00) from

The Reject Shop Gifts

One of Australia’s favourite discount superstores – The Reject Shop – has a mammoth list of affordable products to choose from this Mother’s Day. By shopping at The Reject Shop, you can save big while still showing your appreciation for mum. Whether a new scarf for her winter wardrobe, a mug for her morning tea or an at-home spa experience, there’s something for every mum. Some of the top picks under $20 this year include: Sherpa Jacquard Socks Cat ($8.00), Printed Scuffs Daisies ($4.00), 5pc Cosmetic Brush Set with Travel Bag ($8.00), Cadbury Roses 225g ($6.50), Pergale Milk Chocolate Desserts 113g ($4.50), Flowers Double Wall Coffee Tumbler 360mL Assorted ($9.00), Tabletop Mum You’re The Best ($5.00), Women’s Brushed Scarf with long Fringe Multicolour Check ($10.00), Sukin Hand Cream Gift Set ($12.00), Women’s Rib Slipper Boots Pink ($10.00), Nuvomed Foldable Massage Pillow ($20.00), Tea For One Set Blossom ($18.00), Silk Road Stainless Steel Double Wall Bottle 500mL Assorted ($10.00), and the Hot Water Bottle 750mL with Faux Fur Cover & Eye Mask Assorted ($10.00). All products are available now at The Reject Shop.

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