Not sure what to get Mum this Mother’s Day? Here’s the ultimate gift guide to spoil her

It's time to pull out all the stops.

Mother’s Day is right around the corner (Sunday May 12 to be exact) and it’s time to pull out all the stops and spoil our mums rotten.

It’s that time of year where we all scratch our heads trying to find the perfect gift that will convey to Mum just how much she means to us.

While mothers deserve to be honoured every day, the second Sunday of May is the day we sing their praises and shower them with gifts. So, if there is only one official day, we may as well do it right.

We’ve done the research and found the best gifts to suit any type of mum this year from beauty and fashion to home and hair.

The best Mother’s Day gifts to buy in Australia 2024

Floraly Flower Subscription
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A monthly flower subscription

from $62 at Floraly

This Mother’s Day, skip the wilting bouquet and give the gift that keeps on giving: a flower subscription from Floraly! Surprise Mum with a beautiful, hand-designed bouquet delivered straight to her door each month. She’ll be sent premium blooms with longer lifespans, allowing her to enjoy them for weeks on end.

If a subscription isn’t Mum’s thing, Floraly also offers a wide variety of stunning one-time bouquets and luxury letterbox flowers perfect for Mother’s Day.

Key features:

  • Subscriptions offer significant savings compared to single purchases
  • Choose the delivery schedule that works best for you
  • Subscription can be paused any time
  • Fast and reliable delivery
  • 100 per cent satisfaction guarantee
  • Every Floraly order donates a meal via OzHarvest


Trollbeads Maternity Silver Bracelet
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Maternity silver bracelet

$219 at Trollbeads

Sizes: 14 to 24.

Material: silver.

Celebrate the beautiful bond of motherhood with the Trollbeads maternity bracelet. This timeless design features a sterling silver sculpture depicting a mother and child, a perfect symbol of love and connection. Wear it alone or personalise it with other beads to create a unique story for Mum.

Key features:

  • Sterling silver
  • Comes strung with a silver maternity bead
  • Can be personalised with other beads (sold separately)
  • Available in a wide range of sizes


Engraved Heart Beads Necklace
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Engraved heart beads necklace

$69.99 at CustomGoodsCo.

Materials: high quality 14K gold, 14K rose gold or 925 silver.

This heart-shaped necklace lets you personalise it with engraved initials, names or dates. The interlocking hearts represent everlasting love, making it a perfect gift for Mum, Grandma or any special woman to cherish forever.

“I gave this to my mum on her birthday and she absolutely loved it,” said a reviewer who left five stars. “The names were clearly engraved and it falls just perfectly around her neck. I’ll definitely be purchasing future gifts from this store.”

Key features:

  • Custom-made by hand
  • Adjustable between 14-18 inches (includes a two-inch extender)
  • Can include up to four names


Ramona Leather Handbag Tan
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Ramona leather handbag in tan

$219.99 at Carolina

Material: 100% Colombian leather.

The Ramona leather handbag offers the best of both worlds: style and practicality. Made from luxurious 100 per cent Colombian leather, it boasts a sleek design with gold hardware. This versatile bag can be worn crossbody for on-the-go convenience or shortened for a trendy bumbag look.

Key features:

  • Convertible Design: Wear crossbody or shorten the strap for a bumbag style.
  • Detachable strap
  • Sturdy zips
  • Handy inner card pocket
  • Gold hardware adds a touch of elegance
  • Free shipping


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T2 Garden Party gift pack

$80 at Amazon

Does Mum love a cuppa? This gorgeous gift set comes with a sweet tea and saucer, tea strainer, spoon and two of the brand’s delicious teas – all packed into a stunning and recyclable box.

Key features:

  • Exclusive fine bone china 220ml cup and saucer
  • Stainless-steel mesh ball infuser with a cute floral design
  • Stainless-steel, floral-etched teaspoon, with a polished gold finish
  • Two loose leaf tea flavours in mini cubes – 30g French Earl Grey and 25g Green Rose
  • Packed into a colourful, recyclable cardboard box

Also available at:

  • $80 at T2


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KitchenAid Artisan stand mixer

$698 at The Good Guys

Colours: birds of paradise, contour silver, kyoto glow, agave, dried rose, lavender cream, medallion silver, majestic yellow, pistachio, blue velvet, mineral water, black matte, empire red, honey, pebbled palm and white.

Material: full metal.

If you really want to blow Mum out of the water with your gift this year, it’s hard to go past the cult stand mixer from KitchenAid. The bold red hue makes a pop on any countertop and it performs even better than it looks.  The perfect gift for the budding baker.

Key features:

  • 10 speeds to gently knead, thoroughly mix or whip ingredients for a wide variety of recipes
  • Attachment hub with over 18 optional attachments available
  • Complimentary engraving worth $49
  • Five-year warranty and 30 day returns

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Panasonic Moisture Infusing Advanced Folding Hair Dryer
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Panasonic Moisture Infusing Advanced folding hair dryer

$229 (usually $399) at Shaver Shop

The Panasonic Advanced folding hair dryer is designed to farewell damaged hair and strengthen it from root to tip. It’s also proven to reduce frizz and tackle signs of hair damage, dullness and split ends.

Key features:

  • Comes with a diffuser ideal for adding volume and making styling easier
  • Reduces hair damage over time
  • Helps reduce split ends
  • Nanoe and double mineral technology 
  • Built-in sensors automatically adjust to create the best drying conditions for hair
  • Hot and cold alternating mode

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Marlo Small Round Bubble Glass Vase
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Morgan & Finch Marlo small round bubble glass vase

$39.95 at Bed Bath N’ Table

Looking for a special gift for the home this Mother’s Day? This vase could be the perfect present. With its stylish design and beautiful colour, it’s sure to make any bouquet of flowers stand out and brighten up Mum’s day.

Key features:

  • Classic round shape
  • Subtle embedded bubbles
  • Style on its own or fill with fragrant blooms


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Ladies leather bag

$49.99 (usually $89.99) at W Lane

Colours: black, brown, grey and wine red.

Material: PU leather.

It’s not easy to find the perfect everyday purse, but we might have just found it! This gorgeous bag from W Lane is made from faux leather and has all of the room Mum could possibly need. No need to sacrifice style for substance.

Key features:

  • Zipper closure
  • Enough capacity to organise your daily items
  • Comes with a removable and adjustable shoulder strap

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Mermade Interchangeable Blow Dry Brush
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Mermade Hair Interchangeable blow dry brush

$127.20 (usually $159) at Mermade Hair

Help Mum ditch her bulky styling tools! The Mermade Interchangeable blow dry brush is an all-in-one solution. The detachable design makes it perfect for travel, letting you achieve salon-quality styles at home or on the go.

Key features:

  • Tangle-free, flexible, boar-free nylon hybrid bristles
  • Three heat settings
  • Vented design around the barrel for faster drying
  • 60mm barrel creates curve and volume
  • Ionic technology helps to seal your hair cuticle, create shine and curb flyaways
  • Wet or dry use

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AncestryDNA Activation Kit

from $99 at AncestryDNA

Looking for a meaningful and unique gift? AncestryDNA® offers more than just your places of origin; it pinpoints specific regions. You can trace your ancestors’ journeys over time and understand why your family moved. There might be more to Mum’s story – piece it together with Ancestry.

Key features:

  • Origins and ethnicity estimates
  • Insights about family’s origins and communities
  • DNA matches – organise and connect with matches with ease. Flexibility to turn this feature off.


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The Collection skin bundle

$225 at Happy Healthy You

If Mum considers herself a beauty buff then this bundle of skincare goodies is a winner. Inclusive of all of the must-haves for a killer skincare routine, you can cleanse, buff, hydrate and boost – all in one simple bundle.

“I’m so happy using the Happy Skin care range,” wrote a five-star reviewer. “I’m 52 yrs, made it to menopause in March 2022 with the help of HH. I have never used skin care products before but I I decided to give Happy skin ago and I’m so glad I did. In just 20 days of using Happy Skin my skin feels soft, clean, healthy and hydrated.”

Key features:

  • Over 120 five-star reviews
  • Holistic approach
  • Supports healthy skin
  • Naturopath formulated


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Kin North Tokyo kodo lotus du japon incense kit

$139 at Hardtofind

The kit includes a ceramic incense holder, a box of incense and a guide to help set the perfect ambiance. The lotus flower design on the holder also adds a symbolic touch of purity and enlightenment – for a very Zen Mother’s Day.

Key features:

  • 65 incense sticks each burning for 15 minutes each
  • Luxury box with gold detail and special touches
  • Ceramic incense holder handcrafted by Japanese artisan
  • Magical firepoof incense paper to rest your burner on


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Soft Glam deluxe trio kit

$98 at Anastasia Beverly Hills

This handy little trio includes a travel-sized eyeshadow palette, mini brow gel and mini liquid lipstick, making it the perfect gift for the beauty loving mum.

Key features:

  • 14 shades of essential mattes and glamorous shimmers
  • Nine ultra-matte and five metallic eyeshadow finishes
  • Highly pigmented, easy-to-blend formula
  • Comes with a dual-ended makeup brush and large mirror
  • Housed inside travel-friendly packaging


L'occitane Rose Collection
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Rose collection

$135 at L’Occitane

This set includes the Rose Eau de Toilette, Rose Shower Gel, Rose Hand Cream and signature L’Occitane Gift Box, all enveloped in a captivating floral aura. It’s the ultimate pampering treat.

Key features:

  • Ideal for fragrance layering
  • Great for cleansing, moisturising and perfuming the skin
  • A modern and elegant take on the iconic rose scent



FRIEND OF AUBREY Nebula knitted skirt

$219.95 at THE ICONIC

Materials: 80% polyester and 20% polyamide.

Have a fashion forward mum? This stunning knit skirt in a bold and bright tangerine hue is sure to be a new seasonal favourite.

Key features:

  • Soft rib knit fabrication
  • Midi length
  • Flared skirt
  • Elastic waist
  • Tiered ribbed skirt design


When is Mother’s Day in 2024?

Mother’s Day in Australia in 2024 falls on Sunday, May 12th. So, get in quick to find the perfect gift and show Mum how much you care!

When is the best time to start shopping for Mother’s Day?

For the best selection and less stress, start shopping for Mother’s Day gifts at least a few weeks in advance. This allows time to find the perfect gift, consider shipping times if ordering online, and ensures popular items are still in stock.

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