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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
‘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.
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.
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.
A $50 donation will help stop elephant rides, while a $25 contribution could provide rabies vaccines to dogs to prevent them dying from the disease.
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.
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.
If yoga is her thing, make sure she isn’t borrowing the communal mats from the gym.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Brisbane, Adelaide 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.
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.
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.
Picture her all snuggled up on the couch with a new dressing gown. Go cashmere for an extra luxurious touch.
If activewear is her life, you can’t go wrong with a new pair of leggings.
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.
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.
Have her slide into summer with some funky new shoes - just make sure you get her size right.
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.
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.
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.
If she loves mineral water and doesn’t already have one of these, you know what to do. They retail for around $150.
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.
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