Let's face it – Mums deserve to be spoiled. Whether they're your biological Mum, a work Mum, or someone who took on the Mum role in your life, Mums do more for us than we can ever repay. To help you show how much they mean to you, we've assembled a few of our favourite ways to say, "thanks Mum".
A stylish accessory
Mum deserves to look good, and feel good too. Rifle Paper Co.'s charming fabric scrunchies bring the brand's beloved floral designs to Mum's wardrobe, making it easy to brighten up an outfit with a pop of warm, playful colour.
We love the sunny Marguerite print, but there's a range of seasonal designs to suit every Mum's style. And if your Mum isn't into scrunchies, you can grab the same fun prints on their Knotted Headbands for a different but equally delightful outfit option.
Better than flowers
Flowers are a Mother's Day staple, but they only last a few days before they lose their lustre. For something more enduring, go for the Luna Vase from Japanese brand Kinto. A gorgeous design feature in its own right, the glass-and-brass Luna Vase will also help keep a flower or two from your Mother's Day bouquet looking fresh and vital.
The smaller size is perfect for displaying a short-stemmed flower or two on a desk or your coffee table, while the large has room for more striking, long-stemmed blooms.
A getaway at home
Inspired by the scents of Australia's untamed landscape, Studio Milligram's Sensory range is a beautiful way to bring the rugged scents of the outdoors into your home.
From the forest fragrances of Overland and Study of Trees to the mysterious atmospheres of Nocturne and Ultra Violet, you'll find the perfect scent to lift Mum out of the everyday and into somewhere more exotic.
Something to chew on
Chocolate's usually a safe bet for Mother's Day, but why not give Mum something to stimulate their mind as well as their tastebuds? Developed in collaboration with the internet's own Flex Mami, the glitter-and-sprinkles combo of Hey Tiger's Full Flex milk chocolate comes with a set of 3 prompt cards to get Mum in a reflective mood.
Designed as companions to Flex's conversation card game, ReFlex, these cards are a great way to help Mum put themselves first for once, all while enjoying some delicious (and ethical) chocolate.
Some 'me' time
As the great philosophers Smashmouth taught us, the years start coming and they don't stop coming. Especially for a parent or carer, it can be easy to let time get away from you, which is what makes Rifle Paper Co.'s 5 Year Keepsake Journal Set so special.
Handsomely bound with fabric and presented in a stylish gift box, this journal set saves Mum from wondering where the years went. Recording the events and key moments of each day, this set shows Mum just how much they've grown year after year, and keeps alive all the lovely memories that can't be forgotten.
A splash of green
As autumn takes hold, adding a little greenery can really help to warm up a room, and a ceramic planter really adds to that experience. The warm tones and natural textures of Arcadia Scott Ceramics' Fluted Planter are a lovely companion for an indoor plant, so grab Mum a succulent or a monstera and pop it in one of Arcadia's hand-crafted planters for a gift that Mum will treasure for years.
And if your Mum doesn't have much of a green thumb, you can always grab Melbourne-made cups and mugs instead. As with everything Arcadia makes, no two pieces are quite alike, so Mum's present is one of a kind.
Time for a cuppa
If your Mum would rather spend an afternoon with books than begonias, Rifle Paper Co. has the perfect reading companion for a chilly afternoon.
Detailed with gold trim, the Book Club Porcelain Mug is decorated with painterly versions of classic novels, from Little Women to Great Expectations to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, making it a perfect present for a Mum who's To Read pile never seems to go down.
Pair it with Calming Tea Pyramids from Victoria blender Love Tea to give Mum a cosy afternoon curled up with a good book.
The write stuff
Self-care isn't just about taking it easy – creative hobbies are an important way to look after yourself, and Mums need that as much as anyone. So give Mum the chance to flex some creative muscles with a charming introduction to the world of calligraphy courtesy of German pen legends, LAMY.
The Joy Calligraphy Set includes a fountain pen with three interchangeable nibs to create different letterforms, and plenty of ink to get them started. Team it with a Calligraphy Practice Notebook, and Mum can dive headfirst into the wonderful world of hand-lettering in no time.
A creative approach to organisation
If Mum loves hand-lettering, a bullet journal is a great place to put that into practice. And since Mums are, as a group, the busiest people on the planet, having a fun and inviting way to stay organised is just the ticket.
Bullet journaling turns scheduling into a creative art, so Mum can use fresh colours and playful decoration to build the perfect planner. Grab a dot grid notebook, some markers to brighten up each page, some washi tape for texture, and Mum will be bullet-journaling in no time.
A dash of colour
Great as a bullet journal companion, or just paired with a sketchbook, Karst's vibrant Woodless Artist Pencils are perfect for a Mum who loves colour. Made of pure pigment, Karst's pencils are ready to add some dazzling hues to everything from Mum's original designs to a page from a soothing colouring book.
Their woodless design means less sharpening, which is almost as striking as the fun and functional box that keeps their bright colours on display. These pencils will inspire Mum just by sitting on the desk!
Tell Mum how you feel
No tribute to Mum is complete without a card that helps show how much you care, and our wonderful range of cards is specially selected to help you express your feelings. The delightfully inclusive Worldly Mums from Carolyn Suzuki is high on our list, while the charming honesty of 1973's Mum Timeline seems like it'll only get more relevant as we get older.
To complete the perfect present, we're offering FREE gift-wrapping with our gorgeous Studio Milligram Fabric Gift Wraps. Just spend over $50 on Mum* and add our Gift Wrapping Service to your cart, and we'll wrap your present in a stylish, reusable fabric wrap that's almost as impressive as the gift inside.
So whether your Mum gave birth to you, adopted you or you adopted them, say thanks with a thoughtful gift and an even more thoughtful card that shows how much they mean to you. Didn't find the right thing here? Don't worry, we've got an in-depth Gift Finder to help you nail down the perfect present to make Mum's Day – check it out here
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