We have put together an eclectic gift guide for a Mother's Day present with a difference.
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Last-minute Mother’s Day gift ideas

If you’re still thinking about what to get mum this Mother’s Day, we’ve compiled a gift guide that caters to all types of interests and hobbies. From pampering products and sporting gadgets to gardening tools, we’ve got you covered!




1.  Pampered mum

Most mums love candles and you can’t go wrong with a limited edition Mother’s Day gift box set from Inoko Australia. The beautifully packaged box comes with one candle vessel and two soy candle refills of your choosing (RRP from $65.00). You can also choose a timber, concrete or marble surround.

For the ultimate pampering, why not give your mum a retreat in a box from Retreat Yourself? This innovative Melbourne based company will post your mum a box full of nourishing goodies including skincare products, healthy baking mixes, superfood blends, raw chocolate, delicious tea and more. It also contains a wellness magazine retreat plan, explaining how to create a retreat at home (single box from $69.95 or seasonal subscription from $59.95 every three months).

And French beauty and cosmetics brand L’Occitane de Provence has just launched a gorgeous new hydration range called Aqua Réotier (gift boxes start from $92.00) just in time for Mothers’ Day.



2.  Sporty mum

For the sporty mum in your life, you really can’t go past Fitbit’s newest smartwatch, the Fitbit Versa. It’s Fitbit’s lightest smartwatch offering a comfortable design and a new dashboard that simplifies how you access your health and fitness data.

Advanced features like 24/7 heart rate tracking, onscreen workouts and automatic sleep stages tracking meet smart features like wallet-free payments and on-device music (RRP $299.95). You can also now buy Fitbit Flyer headphones to match (RRP $199.95).

For mums without a Fitbit who like to run, or even just power walk to get their morning coffee, the new Jaybird RUN wireless headphones from Jaybird are fab to crank up some tunes or answer calls on the run. Available in two colours, you get more than four hours play with every charge (RRP $249.95).

And with winter approaching, active wear brand Lorna Jane has just released its latest range including LJ’s Iconic Hoodie. With a brushed fleece lining, it’s great for layering and is the perfect warm staple for any sporty mum (RRP $110.99).



3.  Foodie mum

For the foodie mum, slow cookers take wholesome winter meals to the next level. The new Breville Searing Slow Cooker offers five pre-set browning settings and is ideal for quick and easy hearty soups, casseroles and tender meat dishes (RRP $179.95).

And with a new season of MasterChef just around the corner, this handy Davis & Waddell Infusion food and drink smoker from Yellow Octopus is a great addition to any creative kitchen and comes with full instructions and recipes (RRP $49.95). A new boxed Spirelli Julienne spiral slicer with Japanese stainless steel blades would also make an awesome foodie gift (RRP @29.95).



4.  Glam mum

For the glam mum who likes to dress up her everyday outfits with a pop of colour, Maui Jim’s Mavericks Maui Sunrise sunglasses are as cool as they are practical. The pink mirror coating surface of the Polarized lens provides a subtle rose tint with the highest contrast available and helps to eliminate stray light (RRP $379).

And for glamourous hair, the new Philips rose gold MoistureProtect Hairdryer is both smart and stylish. Its infrared technology detects moisture in the hair and automatically adjusts the temperature to avoid over drying (RRP $139.00).



5.  Homemaker mum

Every coffee loving mum needs their very own coffee machine. The bells and whistles Breville Dynamic Duo with separate grinder will create great tasting coffee to beat any barista (RRP $1799.95). The Barista Express combines machine with grinder and also packs an awesome caffeine punch (RRP $899.95).

For original and stylish hand crafted homewares head to Coco Rose Interiors (from $49.00) or why not give the crafty mum a new hobby with a lampshade making kit from 3Chooks (RRP $59.95).

Matt Blatt also has some beautiful and exotic trinket boxes which you could fill with precious mementos such as photos and keepsakes to create a very special and personal Mother’s Day gift (from $30).



6.  Gardener mum

Is your mum a crazy plant lady who constantly talks about the latest planting techniques, or is she someone who just loves to spend her weekends pottering around the garden? Well, either way we have a few ideas for you.

Made in Germany, Scheurich indoor pots offer the latest in plant and home design trends straight from Europe. With an array of colours, ranging from the bold and vibrant to the subtle and earthy, there is a pot to compliment any existing décor or add a striking feature point. These premium quality indoor pots are 100 per cent waterproof and make for an ideal gift.

“Plants around the home significantly increase your wellbeing, making you feel calmer, more focussed, and positive about life. Just five plants in a room can increase your sense of wellbeing by a whopping 60 per cent,” explains Melissa King, horticulturist, garden writer and TV presenter.

Prices range from $4.40 – $49.50 so there is something to suit every budget.

Bunnings also has a great variety of Mother’s Day gifts ranging from this affordable rose gold garden tool set to a raised garden bed so mum can grow her own herbs and vegetables.

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Hedgie Gundry

Hedgie Gundry is an experienced copywriter and content creator. For almost two decades, she’s written on topics as diverse as recruitment and leadership, property and lifestyle, finance and health, and more. When she’s not working her wordsmith magic, Hedgie helps run a residential building company and therefore has a special interest in writing about all things property.

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