Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Because Mother’s Day only comes once a year, it’s important to go above and beyond to make sure your mum feels extra special. But these days, who has the time to wander around the shops looking for the perfect gift? 
Luckily, we’ve put together a handy cheat sheet to help make your Mother’s Day arrangements a snap.

For the Reader

Is your mum the type of person who can often be found flicking through the pages of a book or magazine? If so, have a sneaky look at what she’s reading to see whether she’s a fan of fiction, non-fiction, romance novels or sci-fi. It’s no good watching her unwrap the Stevie Nicks biography when she’s addicted to John Grisham-style crime thrillers.  
Whatever her preference, you’ll find it – along with great recommendations – at QBD The Bookshop. If mum’s more of a magazine person, grab her a pile of her favourite mags and a nice card at Nextra Newsagency.


For the Sportswoman
We’re not suggesting you get mum a gym membership, but if she’s an unashamed exercise junkie she’ll want the latest kit to get the most from her workouts. Heart monitors, running shoes, skins… the fitness world never stops developing new and improved tech – and you can find it all at Rebel, Nike, and Insport


For the Home Chef
Cooking might not be for everyone, but if you’re one of the lucky ones whose mum enjoys preparing delicious meals for the family, you owe her the best equipment. Whether mum’s specialty is a savoury hors-d'oeuvre or a batch of mouth-watering brownies, she’ll be sure to love some new equipment or serving platters. For baking equipment, pots and pans, and all the latest helpful kitchen gadgets, head to 1829 Solingen, Big W, and Myer.

For the Music Lover
In the words of author Hans Christian Anderson, “Where words fail, music speaks.” Say something important to your mum on Mother’s Day with a CD or iTunes gift card. Or, get her a new set of headphones so she can turn on her music and switch off the world. 
If you’re unsure about mum’s taste in music, the staff at Sanity, and JB Hi-Fi Home will happily point you in the right direction. You’ll find a wide range of headphones and handy Bluetooth speakers at JB Hi-Fi Home and Myer.


For the Pamper Queen
In all honesty, this category applies to 99 percent of mums. You simply can’t go wrong with a gift certificate for a massage, facial, mani-pedi or any combination of spa treatments.
We have no shortage of options either: Spa Dor Beauty and Day Spa and Shashi Beauty both offer an array of indulgent treatments; Wangs Massage and Medicine and Acupower Massage use traditional Chinese techniques such as reflexology and acupuncture to help you relax; while Nails Avenue, ProfessioNAIL, and Inclusion Nails offer amazing manicure, pedicure and beauty options that will have mum walking on air. 
Alternatively, grab a luxurious bath bomb from The Body Shop, and a bottle of her favourite perfume from Perfume Forever (or Champagne if that’s more her style - BWS) and bring the relaxing mood home.