Monday, 17 April 2017

Top 10 Mother's Day Gift Suggestions

Mums and Grandmas deserve to be spoilt and pampered every single day of the year but let's face it, this does not usually happen! 

So for Mother's Day each year, not only do I love spending the day with mum and taking her out for lunch, I also love spoiling her with a special gift she wouldn't have otherwise bought herself.

If you're needing some Mother's Day gift inspiration I've compiled my top 10 Mother's Day gift suggestions below, ranging in price from under $20 up to $300 depending on your budget and preferences. So keep scrolling and reading to see my suggestions.


Rose gold is simply the most gorgeous and luxurious metallic shade ever! Don't you just love all things rose gold! I know I do and I'm sure most other mums do too! 

So of course, I simply HAD to include a couple of rose gold Mother's Day gift suggestions in this gift guide.

Firstly how stunning and stylish does this HoMedics LED Illuminated Vanity Mirror look! 

The LED illumination provides soft lighting and shadow free viewing.

In addition to being a normal magnification mirror on one side, the mirror also flips to provide powerful magnification (x7) on the other side. 

Trust me you can see EVERYTHING with this magnification even when you have poor eyesight without your glasses on like I do! 

The lighting can be powered via either an adaptor or batteries. 

HoMedics LED Illuminated Vanity Mirror

Secondly I'm loving this Ariel's World 'Secret Garden' Candle, a sensual floral blend of white roses and lily, intertwined with bergamot, white musk and touches of amber, cedar and peony petals. It is absolutely divinely scented and is handcrafted in Australia using eco friendly soy wax.

Not only is it housed in a gorgeous rose gold container that will look fabulous in any home but it's created to celebrate a wonderful little girl called, you guessed it, Ariel! How special to have a range of beautiful candles, diffusers and lip balms named after you!

Ariel happens to have Down Syndrome and $5 from the sale of each of these candles goes to Down Syndrome Association NSW and Lifestart NSW. 

So by buying your mum (or yourself for that matter) one of these gorgeous candles not only is she getting a beautiful fragrant gift for her home but you're also helping a wonderful cause! Now that's a huge win/win gift in my opinion!

Once I've finished this candle I'll be storing my makeup brushes in this stunning rose gold container! I love upcycling products!

Ariel candles are available to purchase from www.arielsworld.com.au.

Rose Gold Ariel's World "Secret Garden" Candle

If your mum suffers with a bad back then the best gift you could give her would be this
HoMedics Shiatsu Massage Pillow.

I have a bad back which I attribute to when I was pregnant with my twins and this massage pillow is pure bliss for me! 

It includes shiatsu massage, vibration and heat settings. 

My back has never felt better since I've started using this massage pillow on a daily basis. My muscles are so relaxed and all my back tension has gone! 

As a physiotherapist I regularly recommend this massage pillow to my patients with sore backs.

If you or your mum suffers with low back pain you may also be interested in reading my blog post: 7 Easy Ways To Relieve Your Low Back Pain which features this massage pillow among other strategies.

At the time of writing this post I noticed the HoMedics Shiatsu Massage Pillow to be 20% off
HERE.

HoMedics Shiatsu Massage Pillow

Often mums don't have the time to visit the nail salon to have a mani and pedi so the next best thing is having a mani and pedi at home with some good quality nail polishes.

Sally Hansen have recently introduced Color Therapy nail polishes. These nail polishes are amazing. They are gorgeous 'colour that cares while you wear'.

These nail polishes contain an argan oil enriched formula which delivers intense nourishment and moisture for healthier looking nails. So at the same time as making your nails look gorgeous in your chosen colour these nail polishes are also treating your nails. Every mum would love such a stunning and convenient multi tasking product!

I found the Sally Hansen Color Therapy formula to apply smoothly and evenly and result in a lovely shiny finish.


Sally Hansen Color Therapy Nail Polishes
180 Chai on Life, 380 Ohm My Magenta, 220 Rosy Quartz and 130 Therapewter.

Books are another favourite gift of mine to give to my mum and also to receive as a mum. When you gift your mum a book, not only are you giving her a book but you are also giving her the perfect excuse to take some time out of her busy day and life to relax, recharge and just enjoy reading.

My top two current book suggestions for Mother's Day gifts include firstly, Into The Waterwhich is a brand new book by the best selling author of The Girl On The Train. It's an addictive story of psychological suspense about the slipperiness of the truth and a family drowning in secrets. 

This book is available from 2nd May 2017 but you can pre-order it now. It's perfectly timed for Mother's Day gifting as it's highly unlikely your mum would have had a chance to buy this book herself yet!  

Secondly, if your mum loves beauty as much as I do, I suggest Secrets Of A Beauty Queen - How To Look Good & Have Fun Doing It by Stephanie Darling. This is another new release.

Stephanie Darling is one of Australia's most accomplished beauty journalists who has worked at Vogue Australia, Harper's Bazaar and Madison interviewing celebrities, trialing new treatments and testing the hottest designer products. I can't wait to read her insider's look at the beauty industry. Hint hint to my kids!



Mums are often fatigued, trust me I know! I'm mum too after all! So this next suggestion, Bourjois Healthy Mix Anti-Fatigue foundation, may be exactly what your tired mum needs! 

This foundation is a new generation upgrade of the iconic Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation.

Tired, dull skin needs a healthy dose of vitamins and energy, so this is exactly what Bourjois has added to this upgraded foundation.  

This foundation retains it's creamy texture and natural uniform finish but Bourjois have added a combination of vitamins C, E and B5 to help make your complexion look healthier and more radiant.

I found this foundation to look luminous on my skin which in turn made my complexion look fresher and rested, thus living up to it's anti-fatigue claims! Now if it could just stop me yawning and actually feeling tired too after another late night then it would be a true miracle!

This Bourjois Healthy Mix Anti-Fatigue Foundation is available in six luminous shades for a healthy glow.

It is available for purchase from select Priceline stores and pharmacies. Unfortunately it doesn't seem to be available from Priceline online yet so no direct link has been provided. You'll need to go in store instead. I'll add a link once I see it appear online.

Bourjois Healthy Mix Anti-Fatigue Foundation

By Mother's Day the colder weather has well and truly kicked in and it is definite boot weather. Surprise your mum this Mother's Day with a pair of beautiful FRANKiE4 boots. These boots are designed by a podiatrist/physiotherapist and are super supportive AND super stylish too! There is a range of heel heights, designs and shades.

I have a pair of FRANKiE4 tan GEMMA boots and I can see myself living in these boots over the next few months. Expect to see these boots in almost every outfit photo of mine on Instagram over Autumn and Winter. 

These boots look stunning! They are just the right ankle height and heel height to flatter and slim your legs and are amazingly comfortable too!


FRANKiE4 GEMMA Boots in Tan

Finally one of my all time favourite Mother's Day gifts both to give and receive are the absolutely stunning and delicious Edible Blooms chocolate and fruit bouquets.

I love beautiful unique gifts, and I love the occasional decadent sweet treat. So these really are the perfect gift for mums like me.

My chocolate bouquet pick from Edible Blooms is this gorgeous With Love Flower Posy.
                              
Edible Blooms - With Love Flower Posy


And my fruit bouquet pick is this spectacular Aloha Delight Fruit Bouquet. It's absolutely perfect for mums who are trying to avoid chocolate to eat healthily!

Edible Blooms - Aloha Delight Fruit Bouquet - Available in either Small, Medium or Large.

Which of the above gifts appeals to you the most? 

Which do you think your mum would most like? 

xxx
Ingrid.

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84 comments:

  1. I have seen the gorgeous edible bouquets but never sent one or had one. I think I have a new way to surprise mum this this. Thanks.

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    1. I'm happy you like this suggestion! Maybe dropping a few hints to your kids might result in you getting one for Mother's Day too!

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  2. It's mothers day? Oh crap! Thanks for getting me focussed on that one.

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    1. There's a few weeks to go, I thought I'd get organised early this year!

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  3. Great ideas!!!
    Jaymie
    www.jaymieashcraft.com

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  4. Love that rose gold mirror. For Mother's Day I think I want a shiatsu mat that is supposed to help with circulation. I must do a mother's day post on my blog. My husband reads the post and gets a gift from there because he knows I'd atleast like it. This year I just want to calm and relaxing mother's day. A sleep in would be nice too.

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    1. A calm and relaxing Mother's Day sounds good, as does a sleep in!

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  5. That fruit edible bloom looks so nice and fresh!

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    1. It almost looks like a work of art! It would be hard to start eating it!

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  6. Those laquers look lovely. I'm giving mum the gift of me this year, because I'll be in England on Australian Mother's Day. I'll also be giving her a bottle of Estee Lauder Youth Dew too, it's her signature scent! I've heard great things about the Frankie4s will have to investigate when I get back :)

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    1. The gift of you is the best gift possible Sammie. Your mum will love you visiting! Have a safe trip.

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  7. Those boots! So many great ideas. I think I'll get my mum some much need pampering.

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  8. The fruit bouquette is such a nice idea! I also love the LED Mirror and SH polishes! good ideas!

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    1. Thanks! I hope I've provided you with some inspiration that will help.

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  9. I love the ideas here, my mum loves candles, so I'll definitely look into getting that one for her xx
    Lots of love,
    Marina Rosie xx
    http://marinawriteslife.blogspot.fr/

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    1. I love the rose gold casing of the candle! It is so gorgeous!

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  10. The edible fruit bouquet is always a good gift, but I'm loving that candle, how sweet that it gives back too, that would be so nice for Mother's day :)

    Hope you are having a great week and had a nice Easter.

    Away From The Blue Blog

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    1. Thanks Mica, the Ariel's World candle is one of my favourites too!

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  11. Great suggestions! I love the Sally Hansen Color Therapy nail polishes and I wouldn't say no to an Edible Blooms chocolate bouquet! :)

    Di from Max The Unicorn

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    1. I definitely wouldn't say no to an Edible Blooms chocolate bouquet either!

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  12. That reminds me that I need to buy my mum something for Mother's Day before we go away on the weekend. You have some great gift ideas here. :) #TeamLovinLife

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    1. Thanks Kathy. Glad to have this post serve as a reminder to you :)

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  13. Firstly, thanks for reminding me about Mother's Day - I'd better get my act into gear! Secondly, love those rose-gold candles. I'm thinking of buying one for me - for Mother's Day from the dog. (My dog has exquisite taste). #teamLovinLife

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    1. Your dog definitely does have exquisite taste! These rose gold candles are absolutely stunning!

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  14. Where has the year gone! Can't believe it is almost mothers day! Thanks for the gift ideas.

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    1. Each year seems to go faster than the year before!

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  15. What a fabulous list of Mother's Day gift idea's Ingrid! I adore rose gold but have absolutely nothing in it. I must get started to change that. I would be happy to receive anything on your list here. I must admit that I love the Frankie4 shoes and boots and would love to get a pair (actually - many pairs)! #TeamLovinLife

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    1. Nothing rose gold?! In that case I hope you receive some rose gold loveliness this year! I am totally obsessed with all things rose gold!

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  16. As my mum has passed away, these days I am the one getting spoilt!

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  17. You've compiled a great list of suggestions here Ingrid. This will be my first Mother's Day without my Mum, but we will take some time out to remember her on the day. Last year my kids made me a collage of family photos, which was awesome, but I do love the rose gold candle :) #TeamLovinLife

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    1. So sorry for your loss. Mother's Day can be a hard time for a lot of people who have lost their mum.

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  18. These all look like amazing ideas! I'd definitely be happy to receive them and I'm not a mother haha! I need to get into The Water to read as well!!

    Laura || www.thelifeoflaura.com.au xx

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    1. You actually don't have to be a mum to enjoy these gifts. And I'll let you in on a secret, there are a couple of items in this list I will be buying myself if I don't receive them from my kids!

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  19. I would LOVE the fruit bouquet!! I am a fruit bat! However I don't think it would travel that well out to where I live! haha That rose gold mirror though! It definitely looks a lot better than my $10 Kmart one!!

    Mel xx || Loads Of Lifestyle

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    1. What a pity about the fresh fruit bouquet not travelling that well to where you live. The chocolate bouquets however are delivered Australia wide but the fruit ones are delivered to metro Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide & Brisbane only :(

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  20. These are all great ideas! I was in need of some for the upcoming day. But I also love the ongoing rose gold theme, so I may need to purchase some cheeky gifts for myself too.

    Rochelle || www.simplesocialsister.com

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    1. Cheeky self gifts are always a good idea! I've been known to do this myself on several occasions!

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  21. Lovely ideas! I think my mum wants a new (Dyson!) vacuum so there's that! :P I did get her a neck massager for Christmas though and that worked out quite well!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

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    1. I'd get cranky if my husband or kids gave me a vacuum cleaner for Mothers Day (lol) but I guess if I requested it, it would be different! I hope your mum gets what she wants!

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  22. Lovely ideas Ingrid, some gems that I'm sure anyone would love to receive! X

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  23. What a fabulous list, Ingrid!!
    I've been loving rose gold lately!
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Thanks Jodie! Isn't rose gold just the loveliest metal ever!

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  24. My mother is overseas for mother's day, soooo that means I can buy some of these for myself right? ;) on a side note, I absolutely adore Frankie4 shoes. Since switching to them on the recommendation from my podiatrist, I genuinely can't wear anything else without getting really bad hip pain. Frankie4 is my saviour.

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    1. I like your thinking! And I totally agree about FRANKiE4 being saviours for your feet, knees, legs and back!

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  25. Ooh lovely suggestions. Love the candle and mirror.
    I have bought my own Mother's Day gifts from Mimco and stashed the unopened parcel beneath the stairs. If I don't get proactive on my own gifts, I will only receive a hastily bought box of chocolates. (And that's so 'everyday!')

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    1. I have been known to do this too - Lol! This way you get something special and exactly what you want.

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  26. I just love the rose gold theme you've got going with your selections this year!

    SSG xxx

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    1. I am slightly obsessed with rose gold! But who wouldn't be?!

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  27. Rose gold is so gorgeous! Have a fantastic day with your mum on Mother's Day xx

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  28. such great idea for Mothers Day. I'd never heard of Frankie 4 shoes so thanks for that tip too!

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    1. If you tend to get sore feet, knees, legs or an aching back FRANKiE4 shoes are the best! Plus they're so stylish too!

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  29. Adore rose gold. Wouldn't mind the mirror for Mother's day.

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    1. Rose gold is my favourite! One can never have too many rose gold items!

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  30. Oh how good would that massage pillow be!!

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  31. I like the LED vanity mirror ! it is a great choice and the rose gold color is so pretty.

    clairetalksbeauty.com

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    1. It is a pretty mirror to keep on your dressing table.

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  32. I love the look of the mirror, I have to get one for me, not just my mum lol
    Alinta x
    polishandpaws.com.au

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  33. Here's my thing about Mother's Day..who spoils YOU while you are concentrating on spoiling your Mum! I hope you get some time for you too. Thank you for linking up today for #lifethisweek 17/52. Next week: Taking Stock.

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  34. I'll take the nail polish and the boots, thanks!
    #teamIBOT

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  35. Lovely ideas there Ingrid - loving the edible bouquet in particular!

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  36. Great ideas for Mother's Day, Ingrid. I'm still undecided on what to get my Mum! xx

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  37. A vanity mirror that lights up is an AWESOME mother's day gift! Nothing worse than trying to put on your makeup in a gloomy, badly-lit room!

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  38. All beautiful suggestions. Is it bad to want one of each!

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  39. These are fantastic suggestions! I personally love the Ariel candles! And I love your boots too! Will check that brand out. xx

    Jacq
    jacqwritesworld.com

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  40. I just love that LED lamp!! You have such a good selection of practical items here, any Mother would be joyed to get one those as gifts.

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  41. Well done Ingrid - this is such a gorgeous collection of ideas, I love them ALL! The boots for me definitely (lol) but I can't imagine ANY mum not loving everything else ♥♥♥

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  42. Aw, these are all such great ideas! That candle sounds heavenly. I love the fruit arrangement idea! Just might have to do that one this year.

    Shirin | http://queenshirin.com

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  43. Great gift ideas! I wouldn't mind one of those massagers for myself!

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  44. Oh my gosh I'm loving all of your Rose gold suggestions!! Lovely post xx

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    1. I do love anything and everything rose gold! As do a lot of other mums!

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  45. Such great ideas. I adore that mirror!! I'd just be happy to have an hour of peace to myself hahahaha :)

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  46. I loved the girl on the train and I will have to get her new book! Mother's day present to myself!

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    1. That's the easiest way to ensure you get exactly what you want! Lol!

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  47. I love that you are just as obsessed with rose gold as I am. That mirror - I need!!

    Elley | http://elleymae.com

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    1. My rose gold obsession shows no signs of abating any time soon!

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  48. I would be lost without my FRANKiE4's they're the perfect Mothers Day gift...and can we just talk about the mirror - 7 x magnification and no shadows YES PLEASE xx

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