Mother’s Day might look a little different this year, but that’s no excuse for not celebrating the special mums in our lives.
Even if you’re social distancing from your mum, there are still a myriad of ways to celebrate and an extensive list of gifts to show that you care.
We have selected the best gifts to help narrow down the choice for you – and no matter what your mum is interested in, you’ll find a gift to suit. Oh, and did we mention the best part? You also have the chance to WIN the (sanitised) items by way of the ultimate Mother’s Day Prize Pack.
Simply scroll down to read all about it. Good luck!
1. For the fashionable mum: VALET studio hair accessories
Hair accessories are officially cool again – pending you choose the right ones.
Valet Studios are the choice when it comes to selecting the best clips for adults: toeing the line between mature and sophisticated yet still playful. This means mum will never have a bad hair day again.
Browse their extensive selection of clips, scrunchies, combs, headbands and more; they truly are the simplest way to amplify your wardrobe while travelling (or enjoying a staycation).
2. For the busy mum: Fjällräven Totepack
While your mum’s holidays will understandably look a bit different for the foreseeable future, Fjällräven is encouraging people to make the most of the outdoor time right now.
The Totepack for instance, is the convertible version of their iconic Kanken shape. It’s perfect for carrying groceries, work essentials or exercise gear – and easily transforms into a backpack, shoulder bag or laptop holder.
As always, the Fjällräven Totepack is made from durable, water-resistant, heavy duty material, meaning it can withstand pretty much anything.
3. For the tech-savvy mum: Twelve South
No trip (virtual or otherwise) is complete without a couple of tech accessories. Twelve South are the best in the biz, delivering the best Apple compatible innovation on the market.
The AirFly Pro connects wireless headphones to systems that usually require wired systems. Whether it’s in-flight entertainment on a plane, or treadmills at the gym – these have got you covered. They stay charged for eight hours, and there’s also a USB charging cable and travel pouch included.
For those a little less gadget-inclined, the AirSnap is a premium leather case designed to protect AirPods. The vibrant colour will help even the most forgetful mum ensure her prized possessions never go missing.
4. For the tired mum: a bottle of wine
If there’s one thing mum deserves after these first few months of 2020, it’s a good bottle of wine.
Gone are the days of scrambling at the last minute for present ideas, with excellent drops available for under $30. Our picks for the lady in your life are the Noble Fellows Pinot Gris, Lulu Belle Rosè 750ml and Brown Brothers Refreshingly Light Pinot Grigio.
5. For the adventurous mum: Crumpler, well, anything?
The beauty of Crumpler is that they have every kind of traveller covered. Road trips, staycations, hiking, backpacking, luxury escape – their extensive array of sturdy bags and luggage will never go unused, no matter what kind of trip isolation has you planning.
For mum, The Shape of Character messenger bag is one of their most flexible styles. It fits pretty much everything, and discreetly packages your belongings into one of three closure options. Perfect for all occasions.
6. For the new mum: Niki’s Natural Wipes
During quarantine, sourcing baby wipes has become a more difficult task than ever, particularly when the baby’s skin is sensitive and requires natural products. Practicality should not be underestimated when it comes to a gift, and this idea has it in spades.
Formulated for sensitive skin, Niki’s Natural Wipes are the world’s first all-natural baby wipes with Manuka honey extract & soothing coconut oil. They’ve also been rated 5/5 stars by Australian parents, so they’re the kind of Mother’s Day gift you know she’ll use.
7. For the pampered mum: Skin Physics
Travelling is amazing for the soul, but can sometimes falter in keeping your skin happy and healthy. Award-winning brand, Skin Physics, is the antidote for the times the effects of jetlag are written all over your face.
The Dragon’s Blood range is designed to revive Mum’s skin, featuring three essential products to protect, cleanse and visibly redefine contours. It’s infused with a blend of rejuvenators that will give her the TLC she deserves.
8. For the wanderlust mum: an Australian Traveller subscription
Who better to impress your mum than little ol’ us?
When the world is ready to travel again, we will be ready and waiting, keen to give you all the best recommendations to welcome you back with open arms.
Pick up a subscription to Australian Traveller here.