As a self-confessed ‘shopaholic’ and editor of the monthly magazine Shopping Confessions, I’m often asked for my tips on the perfect gift for a given occasion, and Mother’s Day is no different. The trick to finding the right gift at the right price is through research but I understand not everyone has the luxury of spare time to seek out that perfect prezzie for Mum. That’s where I come in.

I’m here to act as your personal guide to finding the ideal gift, whether your mum’s a foodie, fitness fanatic, entertainment junkie, fashionista, house-proud, tech-savvy, beauty-lover, or any combination of the above.

For me, Mother’s Day is ultimately about family time. Everyone is always so busy and having the whole family together at the one time is a challenge. Seeing how happy my mum is having all her kids, their partners and grandkids together is priceless. I think a gift and a hand-written card is a must. It doesn’t have to cost the world; it is the thought that counts.

Really, most mums just want family time. Your mum knows you love her, but she likes to hear it too, so make sure you tell her. And your gift is the perfect chance to prove it. While flowers and chocolates certainly have their place, a gift that shows Mum you know her and gave it some thought will undoubtedly make her day. With that in mind, here are some items from that will make terrific Mother’s Day gifts for mums of all stripes. I’m sure you’ll find something that’s just right for yours.


My Top Picks for Mother’s Day from Amazon Australia

The New Mum’s Notebook

Perfect for new mums, this book features 304 pages of reassurance, love and advice to support, inspire and entertain – whether it’s baby number one or number five that’s just arrived.

Price: $27.35

Essano Home Candle Sweet Pea & White Orchid, 300g

Everybody loves candles but it’s not something that we buy ourselves, making it the perfect gift for mum.

Price: $24.99

A Star is Born DVD

If mum hasn’t had the chance to see this movie yet, then this is a must. Make sure you watch it with her with a tub of ice-cream and a box of tissues.

Price: $19.98

THE WHOLE FOODIES Raw Honey Wild Crafted, 500g

The Whole Foodies are driven by passion and a love for nourishing, real foods. This wild harvested Australian honey is yum.

Price: $9.95

S’well ECSA-17-A17 Insulated Thermal Drinking Bottle, 500 ml, Eucalyptus

These insulated stainless-steel bottles come in so many colours. Keeps drinks cold for 24 hours and hot for 12. Mum won’t leave home without it.

Price: $47.09


Honest to Goodness, Organic Turmeric Latte Spice Blend, 250g

If mum’s not a coffee or tea drinker then this organic turmeric spice blend might be for her. It is delicious in warm milk and has a heap of health benefits too.

Price: $31.95

All-new Echo Dot (3rd Gen) – Smart speaker with Alexa

Alexa will be mum’s new bestie. Ask Alexa to play music, answer questions, find recipes, read the news, check the weather, set alarms, control compatible smart home devices and more.

Price: $44.00

AHAVA Dry Oil Body Mist Mandarin Cedarwood Aqua, 100ml

Ahava is a beauty brand whose products are made of mud and mineral-based compounds from the Dead Sea. I’m a big fan of Dry Oil products especially for the body. They moisturise the skin without feeling greasy. I love the look of this one and may have added this to my cart.

Price: $51.00

Estee Lauder Modern Muse Nuit Eau de Perfume, 50ml

Perfume is one of my favourite gifts to give my mum. Anything with Jasmine smells beautiful.

Price: $86.16

Philips Moisture Protect Dryer HP8280/00, White/Rose Gold

You don’t have to spend a bomb for the perfect blowdry. This Philips hairdryer has beauty and power for the perfect frizz-free shiny hair.

Price: $97.30


T2 Tea Twelves, Favourites Assorted Tea Sampler Gift Box, Pack of 12 Loose Leaf Black Teas, 450 Grams

This T2 sampler pack is a great way for tea lovers to discover new blends.

Price: $80.00

Drop T Bar Stud Earrings – Gold

Jewellery is always a winner. These stunning earrings will never date and will put a smile on mum’s face.

Price: $62.33



Fitbit Alta Hr Band- Pink Rose Gold, Small

The slimmest of the Fitbit designs, yet it does more than just count steps. With heart rate tracking, you can better measure calorie burn, and use zones (Fat Burn, Cardio, and Peak) to find the right workout intensity for your goals.

Price: $240.98

All-new Kindle Paperwhite – Now Waterproof with twice the Storage (8GB)

The thinnest and lightest kindle yet. Mum will have access to over five million titles including new releases and best sellers.

Price: $179.00

Sonicare Diamond Clean Electric Toothbrush Rose Gold

I received an electric toothbrush for my birthday last year. Once you try an electric toothbrush there is no going back to manual brushing. Using an electric toothbrush removes plaque, cleans and whitens teeth way better than a manual brush.

Price: $279.00

National Geographic NG08-64-R Oxygen Hard side 8WD Medium Trolley Case Rose Pink

If your mum is a traveller then this is the perfect gift. She will always be travelling in style.

Price: $243.14


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