Mothers Day Gift Ideas 2015

I am running a little behind with my Mother’s day gift guide this year, but you can buy all the items featured in physical stores/counters (seeing as it is too late for ordering online). So without further ado I give you my Mothers day gift ideas 2015!

Breakfast in bed
It is the Mother’s Day cliche, but many mums do enjoy getting waited on by their children for breakfast (even if it’s with help from Dad). It can be hard to rest your plate on your lap however, so this Kmart (Australia) breakfast in bed tray with folding legs is perfect and it’s only $10! Add a book, her favourite tea  (or coffee) for the perfect breakfast in bed package. Pictured above: ‘What Would Audrey Do?’ Currently on sale for $17 from Myer, Madame Flavour Green, Jasmine & Pear tea bags, 18 pyramid tea bags for $5.97 from Coles and Salt & Pepper ‘Dream’ tea cup- no longer available.

IMG_0029For the mum who likes to bake
With so many recipes available online it’s so easy to use your iPad/tablet as an electronic cook book, but of course like all cookbooks, it needs a stand, so you have both hands free for baking. The iPrep tablet stand is great for that, you can adjust the angle you have your ipad/tablet and it has a stylus, so you won’t get the touch screen dirty. For the aspiring pastry chef or an Adriano Zumbo fan a great way for your mum to challenge herself in the kitchen is with the new Adriano Zumbo book, The Zumbo Files. I admit that while I would love to attempt some of the amazing cakes in this book, I think Zumbarons (Macarons) would probably be the only recipe I could make successfully! Pictured above:  Prepara iPrep tablet stand and Stylus, $27 from Harvey Norman, ‘The Zumbo Files’, RRP $49.99 (currently on sale for $37.46) from Dymocks

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Spoil your mum this Mother’s Day
If your mum is anything like mine, she doesn’t often spend money on things for herself (especially not expensive things). Of course a gift that’s from the heart doesn’t have to be expensive, but who says it can’t be either? If you can afford it, go for it! Don’t feel guilty for spoiling the one you love with an extravagant gift…she is your mum after all! Sometimes when I have bought an expensive gift for my mum, I’ve shared the cost with my siblings. Like the Butterfly silver memories pendant above. Pictured Above: Butterfly Memories Stainless steal pendant, Sterling silver chain and charms, all pieces sold separately (prices vary) from Butterfly Silver, YSL Rouge Volupte Shine, $55 from Myer, *L’Occitane Iris Bleu & Iris Blanc EDT 75ml, $84 from L’Occitane, Lancome Hypnose Star Mascara, $52 from Myer

 Do you have anything planned with your mum, for this Sunday?

Happy Mother’s day in advance to all the mum’s (including my mum) & grandmothers. I hope you all have a lovely day. Also thoughts to all whose mums are no longer with them.


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Mothers Day Gift Ideas 2014

Like last year’s Mothers day gift ideas post, I will again be giving a ‘steal’ and a ‘splurge’ option for different types of gifts.

 High Tea

mothers day gift ideas1. Lisa T. Versailles 2 Tier Cake Stand, $18 from Target- Target has released a new range of homewares by Aussie Designer Lisa T. I think this cake stand is gorgeous and it’s surprisingly affordable (as are her other items!) I also really love her new ‘Tuck shop’ collection.

2. Salt & Pepper ‘Dream’ Tea Cup and Saucer in Pink, $14.95 from Myer (currently on sale for $11.21)- I got this exact tea cup and saucer for Christmas last year and I love it! The handle is much larger than a typical tea cup’s and the saucer is in a quirky ‘cut-out’ shape.

3. Salt & Pepper ‘Dream’ Footed Cake Plate with Dome 28cm, $69.95 from Myer (currently on sale for $52.64)- What can I say, I love the Salt & Pepper homeware brand especially their pastel coloured items! This cake plate would look great displayed on a bench and would look even better with a yummy cake under the dome.

4. Flamingo Tea Cup and Saucer, $85 from T2- This beautiful cup and saucer is made of bone china and there has only been 500 of them made! (even more special to give mum). Each cup is stamped with a number and is presented in a sleek black box.


mothers day gift ideas1. NYX Turn The Other Cheek Gift box, $39 from Target (currently on sale for $27.30)- I think this a great palette for the price. It has warm neutral shades, including 15 eye shadows, 4 matte and pearl blushes and 3 illuminators.

2. Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick Collection, $29.95 from Myer- Great for mum’s who like to wear different lipstick shades for different occasions. Colours included are ‘Kissable Pink’, ‘Rich Girl Red’ and ‘Fuchsia Shock’.

3. Estee Lauder Mother’s Day Makeup Set, $75 from Myer*- This set includes Advanced Night Repair serum, a eyeshadow palette containing 8 beautiful shades, Full-sized lipstick and lip gloss, nail lacquer, sample size Sumptuous Extreme Lash multiplying volume mascara and compact mirror. All in a gorgeous pink and beige colour block tote bag. I was kindly gifted this collection by Estee Lauder and I must say that looks beautiful and definitely worth the $75! (it’s value is over $210!) The pink lipstick and lip gloss aren’t too bright, so they would definitely suit a lot of mums’ different preferences and the tote bag would be perfect to take shopping. It feels pretty sturdy.

4. Madagascan Vanilla Picnic Case, $49.95 from The Body Shop- I featured this scent in my mothers day gift ideas post last year and I am featuring it again this year because they have released new gift sets and it’s just a beautiful scent. It’s sweet without being too sugary sweet. I also love the cute little carry case that the products come in!


 Scents for the home

mothers day gift ideas1. Sweet Treats Fragrance Diffuser set ‘Cotton candy’, $29.95 from Urban Rituelle- Okay, so I might be slightly biased because Cotton Candy is my favourite Urban Rituelle fragrance, but if this reed diffuser smells anything like their soy wax candle, then your (or your mum’s) house will smell so yummy!

2. Woodwick Wine Country Mini Jar Scented Candle, $19.95 from
– While I don’t own any woodwick candles (yet), I love the idea of them. Their wick that’s made out of wood (hence the name) crackles like a log on the fire!

3. Glasshouse limited edition ‘Birds Of a Feather’ triple scented candle, $42.95 from Peter Alexander and other stockists- I haven’t been able to smell this candle yet, as it’s sold out at my local PA store (and online) but it sounds like it would be amazing. The scent is Pink Lemonade, which includes notes of Grapefruit, Cherry and Lemon. 5% from the RRP also goes to the McGrath Foundation.

4. Artisan Mood Reed- White Breeze, $49.95 from Dusk- The Artisan products from dusk are perfection. $50 may sound like a lot of money for a reed diffuser, but they are worth it! When I first saw them, the store manager (of my local store) was explaining to me how great their scent throw is and that you smell them as soon as you walk through the door.


 Are you doing anything special for your mum this Sunday?

Happy Mother’s day in advance to all the mum’s (including my mum) & grandmothers. I hope you all have a lovely day.



Disclaimer: products marked with an asterisk have been provided for consideration. All opinions expressed are honest and unbiased. Please refer to my disclosure/terms of use tap above for more info.