Mother’s Day Gift Ideas (i.e. My Top 5 Wishlist)


This time last year my baby was only five months old so I didn’t feel qualified for Mother’s Day presents. I don’t really feel qualified  now either – my 17-month-old can’t drink out of a cup, let alone go shopping for gifts. So I’ve written a hypothetical Mother’s Day list and I figure I might as well share it with my dear readers. Who knows? It might even inspire you for gift ideas for your mum.

1) Inika Certified-Organic Liquid Foundation 

I’ve heard such good things about this award-winning mineral makeup. For $65 a pop I probably should wait until I’ve used up my Face of Australia stuff. But if someone were to buy for it for me, like my partner, I’d feel like this.

Inika Beige Liquid Mineral Foundation

Inika’s Liquid Mineral Foundation

2) Adorn Nail Polish

I love having a nail polish collection. If I wanted to really splash out I would go for Adorn. Their nail polishes are free from the toxic trio, vegan and oh so classy. But it’s hard to justify parting with $34 when I could spend under ten bucks at Natio, Australis, Mode or Face of Australia. Gift giving isn’t about being practical though. A little bit of indulgence can go a looooong way.

Adorn nail polish

Adorn Nail Polish

3) Australis Brush Set

There’s probably only so long you can keep cleaning old brushes before they should be tossed. And let’s be honest, I’m probably not going to toss my brushes until someone gives me a new set. You know the proverb, “If it ain’t broke … I feel excessive buying more.” But if any day is about being excessive, isn’t in Mother’s Day? And birthdays? And Christmas? And maybe New Year’s…

Australis Brush Set

Australis Brush Set

4) Aesop Fabulous Face Cleanser 

Thanks to my redonkulously sensitive skin, buying cleansers and moisturisers is such a gamble. I don’t ever purchase the “luxury end” stuff in case it’s money down the drain but I’d love to try Aesop‘s Fabulous Face Cleanser which is apparently good for sensitive skin. Look at that fancy label … I wanna feel fancy … and fabulous.

Aesop Fabulous Face Cleanser

Aesop Fabulous Face Cleanser

5) Lush Bath-time Treats

Mother’s Day is about pampering and I reckon the best way to do that is with a bath. Lush has stacks of pretty, yummy-smelling things to pop into a bath. I would definitely enjoy getting cosy in a bath (no little people begging me for attention) with a book all afternoon. That’s what I call – blissed out!

Lush's Tisty Tosty

Lush’s Tisty Tosty

In the end it doesn’t really matter what you spend or give. I’d appreciate a warm cup of coffee in bed. And as tacky as it sounds, I’d take a good cuddle over fancy beauty items any day of the week.


What do you want for Mother’s Day? Or what will you buy your mum?

2 thoughts on “Mother’s Day Gift Ideas (i.e. My Top 5 Wishlist)

  1. I’m really liking the look of that Aesop cleanser! I got my Mum a facial and some eye cream that she wanted when we headed to Kosmea – so my gift giving is pretty much done! My grandmother just likes flowers at this age/stage so I wait to buy those on the day so they are nice and fresh.

    Congratulations on being a Mum; I hope you are spoilt on Sunday! 🙂

    • Aw, thanks Sarah 🙂

      Your mum is very lucky – a spa day is such a fun treat.

      I hope you have a great day on Sunday – that’s so nice there will be three generations of women there x

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