29 classy Christmas gift ideas for the mum in your life

Bianca Soldani

Need some inspiration for your Christmas shopping? We’ve compiled a list of fabulous gift ideas to spoil the mums in your life, whether that be your own mum, a new mum or a mum you really love.

Silk pillowcase or eye mask

Add a little touch of luxury to her bedtime routine with a silk pillowcase or eye mask.

Shhh Silk do $65 pillowcases that are 100% momme silk on one side, and cotton on the underside, while Slip’s offering for $85, is made of Mulberry silk and is designed to reduce split ends. 

Fitbit Versa 2

If sleep is something she wants to get more of, the new Fitbit Versa 2 smartwatch includes a feature that monitors your sleep and gives you a score at the end of each night based on how much time you’ve spent in light, deep and REM sleep, as well as noting the times you’ve woken up.

A premium subscription will also give her access to information and prompts to help improve her score over time. They’re priced at $330 and come in black, silver and rose gold. 

The new Fitbit Versa 2. Photo: Fitbit

Australian native patterned bedspread

Keep her bedroom classy with this $150 Adairs organic cotton quilt cover emblazoned with painted wattle and eucalyptus by Australian artist Dana Kinter.

This $150 Queen-size bedspread design by Australian artist Dana Kinter, features wattle and eucalyptus. Photo: Adairs x Dana Kinter

Mum and bub pamper kit

For the new mum in your life, this $55 package from social enterprise brand Thankyou includes mum and baby massage oil, baby bath milk and baby wipes.

Plus, profits from their Christmas range go towards providing clean water, sanitation and hygiene to people in need around the world.

Mum and bubs pamper kit by Thankyou. Photo: Thankyou

Letter necklace

Also a cute one for new mums, you could have her follow in Meghan Markle’s glamorous footsteps and gift her a necklace with either her or her baby’s initial on it.

The Duchess of Sussex wore this $595 love letter necklace by Aussie-based designer Verse Fine Jewellery, and this similar Sarah & Sebastian one is available at David Jones for $285.

(L-R) Love letter necklace by Verse Fine Jewellery and Sarah & Sebastian necklace. Photo: Verse Fine Jewellery and David Jones

Monogrammed leather ring box

If she doesn’t already have somewhere special to keep her most precious rings, this $190 handmade leather box by online Aussie shop Amonié can be monogrammed for a personalised touch.

$190 leather ring box. Photo: Amonié

A truly Australian cookbook

For a twist on popular cookbooks, the $45 Warndu Mai (Good Food) book from ING’s Good Gift Creator shines a spotlight on Australian native foods with over 80 illustrated recipes using ingredients such as Kakadu plum, wattleseed, native currants, finger lime and pepperberry.

Written by Adnyamathanha and Dieri man, Damien Coulthard, and urban farmer, Rebecca Sullivan, it also features a foreword by prominent Aboriginal author, Bruce Pascoe.

The Warndu Mai (Good Food) Cookbook

‘Adopt’ a koala affected by bushfires

The Port Macquarie Koala Hospital in northern NSW has been working tirelessly to save koalas affected by the recent bushfires.

You can offer a donation or an ‘adoption’ on behalf of your mum. 

You can adopt a koala at the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital. Photo: Port Macquarie Koala Hospital

Roar and Snore at the Zoo 

For the first time ever, Taronga Zoo’s amazing overnight experience Roar and Snore will be open on Christmas Eve. Guests will be able to wake up to sights and sounds of Chimpanzees and Tigers and will also have the chance to feed a selection of animals their very important Christmas Day breakfast.

Roar and Snore guests can expect to have the zoo to themselves as they venture out on guided tours exploring the zoo both at night and in the morning, dine on gourmet buffet-style food for both breakfast and dinner and stay in safari-style glamping tents that offer unmatched views of Sydney’s city skyline. And the best thing all funds go towards Taronga’s conservation efforts.

Prices start from $548 for one child and one adult, twin share.

Photo: Taronga

Donate to help elephants in need

World Animal Protection has a number of gift card options that contribute money towards causes your mum may be passionate about.

$50 donation will help stop elephant rides, while a $25 contribution could provide rabies vaccines to dogs to prevent them dying from the disease. 

You can donate to stop elephant rides. Photo: World Animal Protection

A luxe pyjama set

Jazz up her sleepwear drawer with a new set of pyjamas in her favourite material.

The below options are on offer from online retailer Shopbob between $100-$300.

Monogrammed suitcase 

If it’s time to upgrade her travel essentials, perhaps a classic monogrammed suitcase could do the trick.

Melbourne brand July sell polycarbonate carry on cases with inbuilt USB charging points and a hidden laundry bag for $285. They’re doing free monogramming until November 30.

Monogrammed carry-on suitcase. Photo: July

Yoga mat 

If yoga is her thing, make sure she isn’t borrowing the communal mats from the gym.

Lululemon sell reversible mats for $69, while Yoga Design Lab do an eco-friendly combination towel and mat for $78.

(L-R) $78 Yoga Design Lab mat and $69 Lululemon mat. Photo: Yoga Design Lab and Lululemon

Blinged up clutch

For something at the complete other end of the price scale, this $6,270 Alexander McQueen clutch will bling up her wardrobe and completely spoil her.

This $6,270 clutch is next level fabulous. Photo: Alexander McQueen


Classic and timeless, an elegant watch is a beautiful gift for a mum who doesn’t want to pull out her phone to keep track of her time.

Below is a $239 Daniel Wellington watch, a $289 Olivia Burton one, and a $379 Kate Spade one.

Face mask set

If skincare is her thing, a voucher for a facial at her favourite salon may be a winner, or treat her to some luxe at home masks she can put on before bed. 

This $107 set from Kiehl’s includes a pore minimising mask, soothing hydration mask and ginger leaf and hibiscus mask. 

$107 face mask set. Photo: Kiehl's

Mini beauty fridge 

Serious beauty lovers will already have this fridge - that is designed to keep skincare and beauty products at an ideal temperature - on their radar. 

The Beauty Fridge by young Aussie entrepreneur, Iris Smit, retails for $104, and a version by Cooluli is selling for $60. 

$104 mini fridge for beauty products. Photo: The Beauty Fridge

A special bottle

A little something special for summer afternoon cocktails never goes astray.

If gin is her drink of choice, Australian Distilling Co has just launched a $75 Sydney gin to reflect the spirit of the city - following on from their BrisbaneAdelaide and Perth gins - and they’re giving away free bottles from the 25th to the 30th of November if you write in on behalf of a loved one who deserves a bottle. Details here.

Meanwhile, for something with a pre-mixed flavour, Whitley Neill do $60 bottles in pink grapefruitblood orange, and quince.

(L-R) The new $70 Sydney Gin reflects the city with aromatics of aromatics lemon myrtle, lime peel and orange, and British brand Whitley Neill offer pink grapefuit gin for $60. Photo: Sydney Gin and Whitley Neill

Portable pizza oven

If pizza is a favourite of hers, this compact $899 oven from Roccbox is a perfect gift, particularly for those in apartments or with compact backyards.

It comes with two attachments so it can be gas or wood-fired, and gets up to 500°C meaning it can cook a pizza in just 90 seconds. We put it to the test earlier this year, watch it in action here.

$899 Roccbox pizza oven. Photo: Gozney

Apple Airpods

One of the products Officeworks are expecting to sell the most of this year are the Apple Airpods.

They retail for $247 and are a hard one to look past.

Airpods are set to be popular gifts. Photo: Apple

Dressing gown

Picture her all snuggled up on the couch with a new dressing gown. Go cashmere for an extra luxurious touch.

(L-R) Victoria's Secret's $430 cashmere robe and $111 satin robe. Photo: Victoria's Secret


If activewear is her life, you can’t go wrong with a new pair of leggings.

New joggers

We know running is hard. It’s tough to get motivated, it’s tough to keep going. But if it’s something your mum is looking to get into, the new Nike Joyride Dual Run shoes are designed to help keep legs fresh for a range of runners – whether a first-time jogger or a veteran on a shake out run.

Nike Joyride Dual Run. Photo: Nike

Period-proof undies

This may seem a little odd, but for the environmentally-conscious mum, a set of period-proof undies could be a thoughtful idea.

There are now a number of brands on the market that do them, and these cotton ones by Thinx retail for $48 each.

$48 cotton period-proof undies. Photo: Thinx

Slick slides

Have her slide into summer with some funky new shoes - just make sure you get her size right.

Aussie brand Camilla and Marc have a classic pair of slides for $149, while LA-based Mara & Mine, by Karl Stefanovic’s designer wife Jasmine Yarbrough, sell these raffia ones for $420.

(L-R) $149 Camilla and Marc slides and $420 Mara & Mine slides. Photo: Camilla and Marc and Mara & Mine

Little black bag

It’s hard to go wrong with a little black bag to swing over her shoulder for a night on the town.

This quilted leather number by Michael Kors retails for $529.

$529 quilted leather bag by Michael Kors. Photo: David Jones

Garden lover’s bundle

Some new tools may be in order for the keen gardener, with this $95 bundle from Hoselink including a stainless steel trowel and fork, pruners and a five-pack of slate plant labels inside a cute tool tote bag.

A $95 garden lover's bundle. Photo: Hoselink

Plant-based protein

With more and more people moving towards vegetarian diets, this $42 plant-based protein powder by Tropeaka may be a winner for the grounded gym junkie.

$42 plant-based protein powder by Tropeaka. Photo: Tropeaka


If she loves mineral water and doesn’t already have one of these, you know what to do. They retail for around $150.

David Jones are selling SodaStreams for $139. Photo:

Fuji Instax camera

Polaroid lovers will appreciate this $68 Fuji Instax camera that’s perfect for events and selfies with a twist. Pair it with magnetic photo pegs or magnetic polaroid frames so she can pin them to her fridge.

$68 Fuji Instax camera Photo: Officeworks

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