Forget the scented candles this year. Let Mum know you’ve put a little thought into your gift this Mother’s Day with any one of these last-minute suggestions. Most websites offer 2-day expedited shipping, and many provide stockists lists for you to pop into their shop the good ol’ fashioned way. Happy Mother’s Day, Mums!
Compiled by Lisa Andrews, Antonino Tati & Ella-Marie Patteson.
↑ ‘Stranger Things’ Scarf. Okay, so she might be a little late getting hooked on the popular Netflix series but make her feel welcome to The Upside Down with this fabulous scarf. Made of microfiber polyester but still soft to the touch. And massive at 140cms squared. RRP $38.00. Available at www.redbubble.com.
↑ ‘Overlook Hotel: Room 237’ Mug. It’s time to give the crockery cupboard a movie makeover. If the print on this mug looks familiar, it’s because you’ll recall Jack Nicholson trudging across a hotel floor in this very print in The Shining. For the horror movie-loving Mum with cool, ironic taste. RRP $18.00. Available at www.redbubble.com.
↑ Morphy Richards Evoke Bronze Pyramid Kettle. The Evoke Metallics Special Edition kettles (and toasters, BTW) come in three colours: Bronze, Steel Blue (shades of Zoolander) and Platinum, and help make a bold design statement in the busiest kitchen. RRP $139.95. Available exclusively at Harvey Norman.
↑ Pukka Herbal Collection Travel Tin. For serious tea drinkers, Pukka’s herbal collection ticks all the health boxes. Some flavours are serious in their goodness (eg: the Supreme Matcha Green); others suited for the somewhat sweeter tooth (‘Womankind’ with organic cranberry, rose & sweet vanilla). Now Mum can carry her favourite tea in this gorgeous little tin, RRP just $4.95. Stockists (and a whole heap of tea varieties) at www.pukkaherbs.com.au.
↑ Lorraine Lea Serving Board. Made from 100% natural, solid hardwood timber and finished with a final coating of natural oil, this serving board with metal handle is perfect for entertaining. RRP $59.00. Stockists at www.lorrainelea.com.
↑ Lorraine Lea ‘Cooper’ Towels. Thick, soft and luxurious with a ‘zero twist’, long staple cotton, these towels are absorbent, attractive, and most importantly soft. Available in a wide range of colours, from bath sheets to face cloths. Prices vary. Stockists at www.lorrainelea.com.
↑ Bowie / Floyd Tote Bag. You know your Mum’s pretty hip because she listens to classic rock, but you’re not sure if she’s more into Bowie or Pink Floyd? This is the perfect compromise in the form of a cool tote. And it’s totes cute with its Ziggy Stardust and Blackstar motifs juxtaposed with brighter elements of the Dark Side of the Moon. RRP $20.00. Available at www.redbubble.com.
↑ Andalou Luminous Eye Serum. Fruit stem cells are the super ingredient to look for in quality beauty products these days, and Andalou Naturals products are packed with the potent natural stuff. Also containing vitamin C, caffeine from green coffee, and goji glycopeptides that combine to leave lighter, tighter and brighter skin, Andalou Luminous Eye Serum is the perfect pick-me-up for Mum. RRP $25.99. Available at www.priceline.com.au.
↑ Muck Bergen Boots. Style meets function in Muck Boots’ lightest weight boot to hit the market, the Bergen rain boot collection. The exclusive slip-resistant compound will keep Mum safe on wet surfaces while the 6mm neoprene foot bed will keep her feet happy all-day long. Bergen comes in a range of standout hues. Our favourite: jet red. RRP $99.95. Stockists at www.muckboots.com.au.
↑ Warhol Print Duvet. Add some colour to her sanctuary. In fact, add some pop! This very cool duvet features Andy Warhol’s classic soup can print, available in Queen and King sizes. RRP $125.00 for Queen, $154 for King. From www.redbubble.com.
↑ Ruby Lights Essential Oil Blend. Perth-based provider of handpoured candles Ruby Lights also have a hand in creating the finest essential oils. Like this floral blend made of oil of rose, geranium, bergamot, jasmine, frankincense and patchouli. Pink rose buds and petals are added for an even more luxurious sense. And what says ‘Mother’s Day’ more than flowers? RRP $20.00. Available at www.rubylights.com.au.
↑ Dynaudio Speakers. Intelligent wireless speakers that make a statement in any home. This music system quite literally learns your tastes, your home and your lifestyle providing one-touch simplicity and seamless (and automatic) adaption to any room, position and surrounding noise levels, giving you the best sound possible. RRP $699.00. Stockists at www.busisoft.com.au.
↑ TapTap Toy. Give Mum a break with this simple but amazing toy that’s great to pack for the next picnic. Encourages socialising between big kids and little ’uns. Lightweight, so she can carry it in her handbag, too. RRP $15.00 (discounts for multiple/bulk purchases; postage $8.00). Call or visit their Facebook page here.
↑ LegnoArt Steak Knife Set. When is a knife a work of art? When it’s part of the Legnoart Spicy Steak Knife Set! You’ve never seen knives like these before. For starters, their blades are made from superior-quality Japanese steel with a serrated edge that cuts easily through even the thickest steak. Six knives sit in this very cool shaped ‘knife block’, consisting of six individual shafts to hold each one. Camouflages quite nicely in the kitchen, looking something like a bunch of green beans, actually! RRP $80.00. Available at www.optocoonline.com.
↑ Excellent Cookbooks from New Holland Publishing. For starters, there’s 128 Recipes That Saved My Life… Or At Least My Dinner by Bridget Davis, packed with clever feeds for the whole family that don’t stretch the budget (RRP $35.00) and for the Mum with more of a sweet tooth, The Sweet Life by Liliana Battle who draws on her Italian heritage to present the best of home-baked treats, totally Italian-style (RRP $35.00). Available from quality bookstores and through www.newholland.com.au.
↑ Luca Velvet Armchair. Oozes sophistication while adding a sense of chic to any space, the Luca armchair boasts a modern, refined silhouette with comfy curves. Made of natural wood combined with the opulence of soft velvet upholstery; perfect for the queen of the home. RRP $299.00. Stockists at www.thedesignedit.com.au.
↑ Luca Velvet Ottoman. Lovingly handmade from pinewood and opulent velvet upholstery, put your feet up in style with this chic and stylish piece. RRP $129.00. Perfectly paired with the Luca Velvet Armchair (above). Stockists at www.thedesignedit.com.au.
↑ Jan Constantine Royal Wedding Cushion. If Mum’s a royal fan, she’d love this comfy cushion commemorating spunky Harry and galavanting Meghan’s forthcoming nuptials. Made from navy blue linen, appliquéd and hand embroidered with the crown of Prince Harry, and stitched with gold, it’s posh all over. RRP $150.00. Stockists at www.janconstantine.com.
↑ Somerset Wool Throw. A comfy textured throw in an adaptable neutral palette of light grey and white. Made from a natural wool blend, it’s perfect for the couch or bed, or even curling up on an armchair. RRP $99.95. Stockists at www.thedesignedit.com.au.
↑ Zen Botanics Charcoal & Sea Kelp Detox Face Mask. A detoxifying face mask with Activated Charcoal, Bentonite Clay and Certified Organic Sea Kelp to deeply cleanse by drawing out oils and impurities. For the modern beauty babe in your Mum. RRP $25.95. Stockists at www.upcyclestudio.com.au.
↑ Tom Ford Fucking Fabulous Fragrance. There’s no doubt about it, everyone covets a fragrance from Tom Ford’s black label collection. Now there’s an addition that tops all the others in the aspiration stakes. ‘Fucking Fabulous’ is a spellbinding blend of almond oil, tonka bean, orris root, leather, cashmere and clary sage oil. The only thing that’s perhaps not so fab is the price tag: RRP $800.00 a bottle. Available at select perfumeries.
↑ Calappiano Prosecco 18 Carat Brut. A sublime sparkling wine produced according to the Charmat Method. Truly fruity, pleasantly refreshing and superbly lively on the palate. If Mum likes her bubbles, this Prosecco is the perfect topper-upper on Mother’s Day. RRP $210 for six bottles but there is a special deal currently at $114.00 for the half dozen. Available at www.oakroadestate.com.au.