Mothers Day Gift Guide

Mothers Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day in Australia is just around the corner on Sunday 8th May and now my mum is over from the UK (yes!), we now always celebrate the Australian Mother’s Day here. So I’ve been thinking about the kind of gift she might love and, of course, what I love as a mum of 2 myself. Here is my Mothers Day gift guide for 2016 and a chance for my Australian readers to win a gorgeous prize for their Mum!

1.  Jewellery

I love receiving jewellery, what Mum doesn’t? How about a lovely personalised necklace for bracelet.

Mother's Day Gift Guide 2016 BroxRocks Necklace Personalised Gifts Initials Necklace

I love this beautiful necklace from BroxRocks. You can customise it with your choice of hand stamped initials on solid sterling silver or gold vermeil nugget charms and the necklace arrives beautifully presented in its own gift box.

2.  A lie in

“A what?” I hear you ask! What I’d give for an uninterrupted night sleep and lie in!

Well, the uninterrupted sleep might be a bit much to ask for some Mums but how about treating your Mum to a lie in or at least a few hours to herself to relax, read a book, paint her toe nails or just do nothing!

3.  Pampering

My Mum works so hard at home and during my treatment for breast cancer, she has kept the house looking immaculate – it’s never been cleaner and tidier!

She never takes enough time for herself though, to relax and pamper herself. A lot of Mums are the same, aren’t they? Pampering gifts are always such a lovely treat so perhaps I’ll take her out with me and we can get our nails done.

Mother's Day Gift Guide 2016 - Sally Hansen Gel Polish Nail Kit Gel Nails Manicure

I also love this at-home Gel Manicure Set from Sally Hansen so if I can’t persuade her to come on a trip to the salon, I might treat her to a manicure in the comfort of her own home. You can see my tutorial on how to use the kit here.

4.  Skincare

My mum loves hand cream and given her cleaning addiction, I think it’s a must have in her handbag! We both love the hand cream from Yes! Nurse.

The company was founded by Antonia, a Paediatric nurse, who wanted to make a hand cream that would heal her hands, damaged and sore from her job.


Mother's Day Gift Guide 2016 - Yes! Nurse Hand Cream

In the Yes! Nurse gift set, you get the Yes! Nurse Protect Your Lovely Hands hand cream and some lovely moisture mittens to wear over night!

5.  Perfume

My Mum and I both share a love for perfume and love many of the same scents. She’s had her eye on a lovely solid perfume balm from Miessence that I’ve been using so I know she would love one for herself!

Mothers Day Gift Guide Australia - Miessence Solid Perfume Balm

It features aromas from certified organic rose, jasmine, ylang yang and orange blossom together with the warmth of vanilla.

I love that it’s so compact and can fit into a handbag or even your purse for a night out. I apply it on my wrists, neck and other pulse points which release the scent softly throughout the day.

This is a limited edition item just for Mother’s Day!

Here’s your chance to win one of these lovely Perfume Balms for your Mum – or just for you! Simply complete the Rafflecopter below to be in with a chance to win.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Terms and Conditions

  1. Open to Australian residents only.
  2. Closes on April 30th 2016
  3. Winner will be announced here on May 1st 2016
  4. Most creative answer wins!

Disclosure: I was sent a necklace from BroxRocks, the manicure kit from Sally Hansen and the perfume balm from Miessence in exchange for my honest review. Some links above are affiliate links.

Australian Mother's Day Gift Guide 2016 - Gifts for Mum



  1. 12th April 2016 / 5:44 pm

    I love that you can just pop the perfume in your handbag. So many of my perfumes are in not very practical bottles. Can’t believe it will be mothers day soon!

    • 12th April 2016 / 5:56 pm

      It’s so good for handbags – my perfumes are the same, big and bulky :) x

  2. 13th April 2016 / 7:56 pm

    I would love to win this for my mother-in-law who is really my mum too now, because I’m so very very lucky.
    As she does so much for so many people she cares for and her hands get so rough we would just love to win this for her to help them get better and so she may even be able to do something for herself without them hurting so much.
    She has accepted me / us all unconditionally as his dad has and have loved us and my – now our 4 children, an let their eldest son choose and have me when I am terribly unwell with so many many different ailments and complex ones at that and terrible pain issues and in hospital a lot of time.
    My fiancé has have to given up his job too to care for me and he probably deserves a lot better than someone than me and trying to struggle on the disability pension which is never enough.
    I / we would just love to do something ot to give her something to say thank you for all her love, care, support and everything she has done as does to help our to family stay together and alive and as well and happy as possible. She’s just beautiful.
    As her hands do you so much to give to so many others we would love to give this to her for her hands to show her just how much we appreciate and everything she does even when her hands are bleeding raw and so sore and she never gives up or complains like I do and is just such an inspiration to me.
    I’m so lucky to second chance of having a ‘mum’ and never thought I’d get one as wonderful, excellent, terrific, awesome, amazing and unreal as her.
    If I could I would take the moon and all the stars in the sky just to show her how much we love her and care but maybe this would be easier and also help show her how much we care for her when all she does is try to help her family and other people.
    She is just beautiful inside and out and always will me and I will never ever stop loving her with all my heart.
    Thank you so much again mum I love you and I miss you so much as you’re absolutely amazing gorgeous sons and their partners and your beautiful wonderful grand children do to.
    Thank you for running such an amazing competition with such wonderful prizes for such beautiful mothers.
    I hope you and your mother have a lovely mothers day soon and you both get spoiled rotten as you are trying to do to someone here, thank you again xoxox

  3. Eamond Tomaszewski
    13th April 2016 / 10:40 pm

    I would Love to win this for My Wife She is a Wonderful Caring and Loving Step Mother who gets overlooked sometimes ,I know it hurts her feelings . But she Soldiers on and on

  4. Paula Harris
    14th April 2016 / 7:19 am

    To be honest, I’d like to win this for me!!! My current perfume balm was a gift from my kids and I’m scraping the bottom of it…..perfect timing if I’m luck enough to win!!

  5. Jade O
    14th April 2016 / 11:41 am

    I’d love to win this for mum of course, after all the hard work she has put in to raise us kids she deserves something special

  6. Anastasia
    14th April 2016 / 1:37 pm

    My mum of course – the love of my Life!!!

  7. Maria
    14th April 2016 / 1:50 pm

    Mum doesn’t wear perfume but my sister would love this!

  8. Ern
    14th April 2016 / 2:57 pm

    My wife, who’s so sweet she will make Miessence Solid Perfume Balm, smell even better than intended :)

  9. DIANA O
    14th April 2016 / 3:00 pm

    My very dear and gorgeous Gran. As fussy as she is, and never asking for or wanting for anything, she adores perfume. She calls it her one thrill in life. Be nice to surprise her with one she’s yet to enjoy.

  10. 14th April 2016 / 5:42 pm

    All such great ideas for presents for mums! I’ve been after a personalised necklace for a while now, I might have to check out BroxRocks! I love the idea of the perfume balm, so handy for travelling for work and not having to worry about bottles leaking everywhere.

    • 14th April 2016 / 6:31 pm

      Oh you definitely should, it’s such a lovely dainty necklace :) x

  11. 14th April 2016 / 5:46 pm

    What a fab giveaway. We have my mother in law arriving from interstate just before Mother’s day. So I need to get my act together this year. She is really hard to buy for.

  12. Teresa Clark
    14th April 2016 / 9:32 pm

    I would love to win for my Mum, my best friend ever, my role model and hero.

  13. Lorna M
    15th April 2016 / 2:35 pm

    I would love this, I usually carry a purse size perfume in my bag but a solid perfume balm, would be a fabulous option, lightweight, no spillage and gorgeously scented.

  14. sarah mary
    17th April 2016 / 12:31 pm

    I’d love to treat my nan. She was my best friend growing up and still to this day. Last year after I had my second open heart surgery, my nan flew over to Melbourne to be there for my operation and to look after me afterwards. She took 6 weeks out of her life, with no complaints, and I can’t express my gratitude to her. She is constantly by my side when I need her.

  15. Dee
    17th April 2016 / 5:02 pm

    I like how it wouldn’t melt on a hot summer’s day.

  16. blake haugen
    17th April 2016 / 6:21 pm

    What a beautiful present for my mum,
    with mothers day fast approaching
    I will certainly not look dumb
    If I gave her this gorgeous perfume balm.

  17. Max Stanley
    18th April 2016 / 2:40 am

    I’d love to win this for mum, I don’t call her as much as i’d like, be cool to swing by with something I know she’d love so much, make mothers day a little bit more special

  18. Effie Bakkalis
    18th April 2016 / 10:50 am

    I’d love to win this for my mum! She’s a perfect wife for my elderly father, she’s a perfect mother to me, she’s a perfect grandmother and babysitter to my children, she’s angelic!

  19. Deborah Bolam
    24th April 2016 / 7:06 am

    Would love to win for my elderly mother she has supported both myself and my sister through our lives while coping with her own health problems been a great mum

  20. Benjamin Travia
    24th April 2016 / 9:57 am

    Primarily because my talent at choosing gifts for Mum is dwindling by the year. This would mark a massive upswing.

  21. Andreea Nicolescu
    27th April 2016 / 1:17 pm

    Would love to win this for my mum, such a brave, hardworking and inspirational lady, who always looks for the fun side of life

  22. Laura Power
    27th April 2016 / 10:32 pm

    Lovely prize would love this a little treat for me this mothers day :)

  23. Teena L
    29th April 2016 / 3:00 pm

    I’d love to give this to my daughter, she wants to wear perfume but I really hate the idea of sprays, this would be perfect :)

  24. Renee Ballantyne
    29th April 2016 / 6:48 pm

    Great comp, hope I win

  25. Renee Ballantyne
    29th April 2016 / 6:49 pm

    My mum would absolutely love to have this

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