75+ Brilliant gift ideas for mums

Gift ideas for mums

Mum’s are the absolute BEST.

And you certainly don’t need a reason to buy mum a gift.

Of course, there’s Mother’s Day, Christmas, birthdays and those random times when mum deserves something to let her know how flippin’ amazing she is. So, all up you’re gonna need some cool present ideas to get your message across.

Luckily we are mums and we LOVE presents so are the perfect people to create this marvellous list of 75+ gift ideas for mums.

Fabulous Present Ideas for Mothers

Herb Growing Kit

First on our list of gift ideas for mums: an herb growing kit. Everything you need is in the kit…all you have to do is plant and water.

Herb growing kit gift ideas for mums

We found this at: Yellow Octopus

A Massager

Relax those tired hands and relieve achy muscles with a massager. Get something portable so mum can take it with her when she travels.

A massager

We found this at: Big W

Beautiful Flowers

Send mum an elegant arrangement of beautiful flowers and greenery. We like something with chrysanthemums, which are synonymous with mother’s Day in Australia.

Beautiful flowers gift ideas for mums

We found this at: Interflora

Earrings

Add a pop of colour to plain outfits with fun statement earrings. It’s like a pick-me-up for your OOTD.

Earrings

We found this at: Birds Nest

Salt and Pepper Pots or Grinders

Mums need stylish salt and pepper pots. Choose natural materials like wood to easily coordinate with your tableware.

Salt and Pepper Pots gift ideas for mums

We found this at: Temple & Webster

A Belt

Belts are making a comeback. Even if you don’t need one to hold up your bottoms, it’s fun for jazzing up any outfit.

A belt

We found this at: City Beach

A Thrilling Adventure

Give mum an unforgettable adventure on mothers’ day. Professional skydivers will make her skydive a safe and memorable experience.

A thrilling adventure gift ideas for mums

We found this at: Thrill Experiences

Cheese Board

For foodies who travel often or spend a lot of time outdoors, a portable cheese board is a winner. We like a folding wooden board that’s easy to store.

Cheese board

We found this at: Harris Scarfe

Body Polish

Pamper mum’s skin with body polish that nourishes and soothes damaged skin. A must for people who spend lots of time outdoors.

Body polish gift ideas for mums

We found this at: AdoreBeauty

Personalised Umbrella

Make rainy days less dreary with a fun, personalised umbrella. You can put literally anything on it (including embarrassing photos).

Personalised umbrella

We found this at: Etsy

Skincare

Give your mum friends the gift of younger-looking skin. A skincare set with organic ingredients that hydrate dry, tired skin is a must.

Skincare gift ideas for mums

We found this at: Clinique

Edible Bouquet

Mums will love an edible bouquet of finest chocolate. Customise it with alcohol, toys, gift cards and more candy.

Edible bouquet

We found this at: Edible Blooms

Gin Making Kit

Happy hour just got happier with a gin making kit. Mums will love turning normal vodka into yummy, botanical-infused gin.

Gin making kit gift ideas for mums

We found this at: Etsy

Collagen Powder

Collagen powder is a miracle in a bottle for mature skin. It supports natural collagen production for a healthy glow from within.

Collagen powder

We found this at: Kissed Earth

Gift Ideas for Mums (Cont.)

Weight Loss Challenge

Jumpstart a healthy lifestyle with a weight-loss challenge. Mums wil be motivated to be more active with a subscription that includes workouts and recipes.

Weightloss Challenge gift ideas for mums

We found this at: Healthy Mummy

A Bag

A spacious wicker tote bag that is the perfect size to hold everything is the ideal gift for the fashionable and practical mum. Get something with spacious and made from durable materials.

A bag

We found this at: Temple & Webster

Bluetooth Speaker

A colourful bluetooth speaker is the ideal gift for the techie mum. Practical,  portable and perfect for parties indoors and out.

Bluetooth speaker gift ideas for mums

We found this at: Big W

Martini Glasses

Cocktail hour just got more stylish, thanks to chic martini glasses. Now mum can enjoy her drink like a diva.

Martini Glasses

We found this at:  Temple & Webster

A Gift Box

Nobody can resist a gift box of wine. Or candy. Or beauty products. Pick one that’s close to mum’s heart.

A gift box gift ideas for mums

We found this at: Dessert Boxes

Tea Infuser

Does she love tea? Give her something familiar but different this mother’s day. We suggest a tea infuser with a fun or quirky design.

Tea infuser

We found this at: T2Tea

Funny Card Game

An adults-only card game that’s hilariously embarassing? It’s the perfect gift for the mum with a sense of humour.

Funny card game gift ideas for mums

We found this at: Amazon

Eye Mask

An eye mask is essential for travel or for the home. Get something with a naughty message so no one will ever bother you.

Eye mask

We found this at: Etsy

Funny Socks

Mums can’t have enough socks. Give them something different and hilarious to remember you by.

Funny socks gift ideas for mums

We found this at: Yellow Octopus

Pillowcases

Mums deserve to rest their weary heads on the most luxurious silk. Pillowcases made from natural fibres are hypoallergenic and gentle on skin and hair.

Pillowcases

We found this at: Rivers

Healthy Coffee

Give java addicts a twist on the old cuppa. Healthier alternatives to regular coffee look good, taste awesome and are super healthy for you.

Healthy coffee gift ideas for mums

We found this at: Nutra Organics

Personalised Candle

Make precious me-time even more relaxing with a great-smelling candle. Personalise your gift with mum’s name and a sweet or inspiring message.

Personalised candle

We found this at: Etsy

A Fitness Challenge

Active mums will love another fitness challenge gift for mother’s day. We like something that keeps you motivated to exercise for at least a few weeks.

A fitness challenge gift ideas for mums

We found this at: Yellow Octopus

Serving Tray

A serving tray made of natural materials is a welcome break from the usual metal and plastic. Great for serving drinks and holding whatnots.

Serving tray

We found this at: Spotlight Stores

Wall Art

Beautiful wall art is always a great gift. A large size print is perfect for adding interest to empty wall areas and small photos are great for grouping together.

Wall art gift ideas for mums

We found this at: Temple & Webster

Presents for Women (Cont.)

 A Stylish Purse

When it comes to gift ideas for mums, you can’t go wrong with a stylish purse that easily goes from night to day. Mum will look fab whether she dresses it up or down.

A stylish purse

We found this at: Living Styles

Hilarious Wine Glass

No matter how your day goes, a hilarious wine glass has you covered. Too bad they don’t come in gallon sizes!

Hilarious wine glass gift ideas for mums

We found this at: Etsy

Cushions

Lovely cushions up the ambience of any room. We suggest a bright, textured fabric that is easy to clean.

Cushions

We found this at: Freedom

A Beauty Subscription Box

Beauty subscription boxes are all the rage. Get mum a fabulous beauty box every month…it’s a gift that keeps on giving.

A beauty subscription box

We found this at: iSubscribe

Essential Oils

Essential oils are a lovely gift sure to be treasured. Choose something with mum’s favourite scent.

Essential oils

We found this at: Etsy

Face Steam

Pamper her skin with a fab facial. A face steamer is sure to make her smell and feel amazing.

Face Steam gift ideas for mums

We found this at: Cosmetic Capital

Dessert Maker

Making healthy desserts is now effortless with a handy dessert maker. Mum will have a blast making sweets that are ready in a few minutes.

Dessert  maker

We found this at: Dick Smith

Chocolate or Lollie Making Kit

A chocolate making kit is the perfect gift for the chocolate lover. All ingredients are included.

Chocolate or lollie making kit gift ideas for mums

We found this at: Changing Habits

Pretty Teacup

Mums will adore a pretty teacup for tea time. When it comes to gift ideas for mums, this is an absolute winner.

Pretty teacup

We found this at: T2Tea

Coasters

Say goodbye to boring coasters. Choose something quirky and retro or something stylish for the classy mum.

Coasters gift ideas for mums

We found this at: Bed Bath N Table

A Hamper

Now mums have a reason to take the day off and stay in bed until noon: a gift hamper filled with gourmet goodies and other favourites.

A hamper

We found this at: The Hamper Emporium

A Handy Scarf

Mum will be delighted to receive a scarf that is chic and practical. Wear as a top for the beach or a hat for windy days…talk about versatile!

A Handy Scarf gift ideas for mums

We found this at: Katies

An Indoor Garden

Indoor gardening has never been easier. A garden kit lets you grow herbs and other plants without the sweat.

An indoor garden

We found this at: Yellow Octopus

Outdoor Wine Table

An outdoor wine table is great paired with a folding cheese board for picnics and other outdoor fun. We like something big enough to hold a spread for two.

Outdoor Wine Table gift ideas for mums

We found this at: Kogan

Foot Care

Soothe tired, achy feet with pampering foot care. The perfect way to relax after an exhausting day.

Foot care

We found this at: Shaver Shop

Gift Ideas for Mums (Cont.)

Wrap or Dressing Gown

They’ll lounge in bed all day in a pretty wrap or dressing gown. Get something made of soft breathable fabric with a relaxed fit.

Wrap or dressing gown gift ideas for mums

We found this at: Myer

Gin (or Favourite Drink) Tasting Set

Here’s another great gift idea for mums who live for happy hour: a gin tasting set. Also try wine and craft beer!

Gin (or favourite drink) tasting set

We found this at: Hairydog

A Fun Board Game

A fun board game is a perfect gift for competitive mums. They’re great for ice breakers, family reunions or whenever she has friends over.

A fun board game gift ideas for mums

We found this at: Catch

Colouring Book

Colouring books are all the rage, especially for stressed women in desperate need of some alone time. We suggest something naughty with plenty of swear words.

Colouring book

We found this at: Booktopia

A Meaningful Ornament

When it comes to gift ideas for mums, you can’t go wrong with a meaningful ornament. A mother and child design is a classic.

A Meaningful Ornament gift ideas for mums

We found this at: Temple & Webster

Magazine Subscription

Give mum a subscription to their favourite magazine this mother’s day. iSubscribe has a sale with up to 73% off on best sellers like Better Homes and Gardens, Gardening and National Geographic.

Magazine subscription

We found this at: iSubscribe

Tea for One

Elevate tea time to another level with an elegant tea set fit for a queen. Get one in mum’s favourite colour and design.

Tea for one gift ideas for mums

We found this at: T2Tea

Recipe Book Holder

Prop up mum’s recipe books and cookbooks on a stylish holder that protects the pages from stains and tears.

Recipe book holder

We found this at: Riot Art & Craft

Vintage Watch

Looking for a unique gift for a unique person? Look no further than an elegant vintage watch in a soft, pastel shade.

Vintage watch gift ideas for mums

We found this at: Watch Depot

Personalised Jewellery Box

You can’t go wrong with a personalised jewellery box. They make brilliant mother’s day gifts and keepsakes for future generations.

Personalised jewellery box

We found this at: Temple & Webster

Something to Relax With

Treat mum to a luxurious and relaxing experience with a self-care gift set. We like this one from Etsy with bath fizz and crystals.

Something to Relax With gift ideas for mums

We found this at: Etsy

Night Wear

Mums can rock a sexy look and be comfy at the same time with stylish nightwear. A loose fit and soft fabric let you move around easily in bed.

Night wear

We found this at: Bras N Things

A Pretty Water Bottle

They’ll be glad to replace their boring old tumbler with a pretty water bottle. We suggest double wall material to keep drinks hot while travelling or on the go.

A pretty water bottle gift ideas for mums

We found this at: Frank Green

An Aroma Diffuser

When you want a gift that’s guaranteed to please, give mum an aroma diffuser. Some stylish designs double as desk decor and night light.

An aroma diffuser

We found this at: Eco Modern Essentials

A Keyring

Mums will love a simple key ring that celebrates motherhood. We like to personalise our key rings with the recipient’s name or a sweet quote.

A keyring gift ideas for mums

We found this at: Etsy

Gifts ideas for mums (sisters, aunties and girlfriends)

Reusable Shopping Bag

A reusable shopping bag is a must for mums. Get a pretty floral design with bright, happy colours.

Reusable shopping bag

We found this at: Etsy

Cocktail Shaker

For the hostess with the mostest, a classy cocktail shaker is a chic addition to any bar. Now mum can impress guests with her mixing skills.

Cocktail shaker gift ideas for mums

We found this at: Gifts Australia

Teeth Whitening Kit

A teeth whitening kit for mother’s day? Brilliant! No need to go out of the house and visit the dentist to get those pearly whites.

Teeth whitening kit

We found this at: Bondi Smile

Gratitude Journal

A pretty gratitude journal makes it easy to be thankful every day. Mums can fill it with inspirational quotes, daily thoughts, drawings and more.

Gratitude Journal gift ideas for mums

We found this at: Booktopia

Hair Product

Practical gift ideas for mums are always winners in our book. Give her a set of hair care products designed to restore moisture and strength to damaged hair.

Hair product

We found this at: My Hair Care

Tanning Milk

Get a golden glow year round without the risk of sun damage. Tanning milk hydrates and nourishes the skin whilst giving you the perfect glow up. 

Tanning Milk gift ideas for mums

We found this at: Bondi Sands

Somewhere to Keep Her Glasses

Next on our list of gift ideas for mums: A simple stand for her glasses. Add personalisation with a funny quote or a sweet message!

Somewhere to keep her glasses

We found this at: Yellow Octopus

Grocery Box

Mums are super busy. Help out by giving them a grocery box filled with fresh ingredients and recipes. Maybe they’ll thank you with a delicious meal?

Grocery box gift ideas for mums

We found this at: Soulara

Wine!

Sometimes mums just need to sit down and drink a glass (or entire bottle) of wine. Go the extra mile and personalise it with a fun sassy label.

Wine!

We found this at: Vino Mofo

A Cookbook

Mug cakes are perfect for people who don’t have the time and energy to whip up a big cake. We suggest this book that has over 30 yummy recipes to satisfy those sweet cravings.

A cookbook gift ideas for mums

We found this at: Booktopia

Photo or Memory Book

Here’s a great gift idea for mums who have a million photographs … a photo and memory book. Get something personalised to make your mother’s day gift extra special.

Photo or memory book

We found this at: Photobook AU

Meal Delivery Service for a Week

Treat mum to a week of yummy, healthy meals delivered right to her doorstep. Choose from boxes of fresh produce or ready-made meal kits.

Meal delivery service for a week gift ideas for mums

We found this at: Everyplate

Photo Frame

Keep mum's precious photographs in a lovely frame. A wooden frame is minimalist and clean for the natural vibes.

Photo frame

We found this at: Temple & Webster

Wine Pearls

Don’t you hate it when ice cubes dilute the taste of your wine or cocktail? Wine pearls will cool liquids without watering them down.

Wine pearls gift ideas for mums

We found this at: Yellow Octopus

Fur Throw

Last on our list of gift ideas for mums: A luxurious faux fur throw for winter. Get one with a thick pile for cosy and stylish warmth.

Fur throw

Available at: Pillow Talk

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