HAVING trouble finding the perfect Mother’s Day present?
You don’t have to spend a fortune to show your love and appreciation – and your Mum probably doesn’t expect you to either.
Here are our top gift picks as we gear up to celebrate Mothers on May 13.
“Sometimes it’s nice to give a gift to let someone know that they are a gift in your life,” according to artist Susan Lordi. Her Willow Tree figurines include the new Butterfly – a metaphor for resilience, determination, courage and beauty. There’s also Abundance, which features an overflowing bouquet of pink roses as a way to show abundant feelings for the figurine’s recipient.
Willow Tree Butterfly figurine (left), $59.95, and Abundance figurine, $39.95, David Jones.
If you or your Mum have yet to discover Glasshouse Fragrances triple-scented, Australian-made candles, be warned: It only takes one of their beautiful fragrances to ignite a candle obsession. The limited edition range released to mark Mother’s Day is Casablanca, a sweet combination of velvet musk and bergamot that had our newsroom “oohing” in delight. Featuring beautiful glass, non-toxic wax and lead-free cotton, they are truly wick-ed.
Glasshouse Fragrances Casablanca 350g Candle, $46.95, David Jones.
Put a sparkle in Mum’s day with a gift from the Swarovski Mother’s Day collection. The Latisha family of modern floral creations includes necklaces, chokers and earrings. We especially like these earrings, which can be worn without the crystal pearl jackets.
Latisha Pierced Earring Jackets, Black, Mixed Plating, $149, Swarovski.
Mums who love dogs, can’t resist functional home decor or are big on bling will be happy to get their paws on possibly the coolest doorstop around. Crafted in a metallic fabric and sporting a bling collar, the Bling Metallic Doggy Doorstop will make a statement while keeping a door open.
Bling Metallic Doggy Doorstop, $19.99, Australia Post (colours and styles may vary by store).
Teaware doesn’t get more stylish than Cristina Re designs. The new Dolce Rosa collection features a glamorous floral motif on bone china that’s embellished with 24ct gold. Buy a cup and saucer for Mum or buy a few pieces to start her collection.
Cristina Re Dolce Rosa teacup and saucer (blush), $39.95, and mug (ivory), $29.95, David Jones.
You can’t go wrong with a gift for Mum from Mimco. Our choice is the Sentiment Scarf in soft-touch velvet with a striking devor print that she’ll love to wear during evenings out.
Sentiment Scarf (petrol green), $79.95, Mimco.
Review is lending a hand to women who want to keep warm in style this winter. Made from 100% leather, these quality gloves will offer years of enjoyment. The Miss Lilly Gloves in black and with a ribbon at the wrist are the perfect fit for any style and occasion, while the Russian Moonlight gloves in charcoal and accentuated with a soft faux fur trim will add sophistication to Mum’s outfit. They are available in small and large.
Miss Lily Gloves (left) and Russian Moonlight Gloves, $59.99 each, Review.
Every jetsetting Mum needs a beauty bag. A metallic finish and printed lipstick design makes this one extra special.
Lipstick Print Flat Beauty Bag, $13.97, David Jones.
Get Mum this medley from Crabtree & Evelyn and she’ll be pampering her hands with six 25ml moisturisers. There’s Caribbean Island Wild Flower, Evelyn Rose, Gardeners, La Source, Avocado, Olive & Basil and Tarocco Orange, Eucalyptus & Sage hand therapies.
Moisturising Hand Care Medley, $48, Crabtree & Evelyn.
The Cyclone Collector’s Edition 3 Piece Rose Gold Garden Tool Set is just what Mums with a green thumb need. The set includes a hand trowel, hand fork and hand weeder with hardwood timber handles, powder-coated rose gold carbon steel heads and leather wrist straps for comfort and storage. The set even comes with a lifetime guarantee.
Cyclone Collector’s Edition 3 Piece Rose Gold Garden Tool Set, $19.95, Bunnings.
For pyjamas that fit and feel like a dream, try these Peter Alexander bamboo flannelette pyjamas featuring a pink floral print. They come in a heart-shaped gift box Mum will love.
Pink Rose Classic Flannelette PJ Set, $99.95, Peter Alexander.