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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas: The Best Gift Ideas You Can Buy Now

Mother’s Day is coming up, fast and you need a present. That's right: NEED.

When is Mother's Day in 2017?

Sunday 14 May.

Or, if this works better for your memory, it's the second Sunday of May.

Let’s face it. Turning up to Mother’s Day brunch sans gift is one giant no-no. Mum might insist that you “don’t need to get her anything”, but you both know that she doesn’t mean it. She wants a present, and you need to find her one.

Of course, your budget has to come into play. Your mum wouldn’t want you to max out your credit card for the sake of a few pieces of jewellery, so we've got gift ideas to suit every budget. All you need to do now is scroll through and pick one.

Order it today, and it’ll be at your door by Mother’s Day.

Left gift buying to the last minute? Buy one of these online gift vouchers:

Flowers. Because you can’t go wrong with flowers.

There’s a reason flowers are a Mother’s Day cliche: because they work. They’re easy, they’re beautiful, and – if you get the right bunch – they’ll last at least a week.

They don’t even require all that much thought. Subtle hints like: “What’s your favourite kind of flower, Mum?” work well here. Failing that, just pick any bunch and go with it.

You don’t need to head down to the flower markets and pick each individual stalk by hand. Go for the easy option and order them online, and have them delivered straight to her door!

Mums Gone Wild
Flowers for Everyone
Rose Sorbet
Flowers for Everyone
To Mum With Love
Flowers for Everyone
Vanilla Cream
Flowers for Everyone
Paris Pink Roses
Flowers for Everyone
Faith Pink Roses ($66.95)
Flowers for Everyone

Tech. For the high-tech Mum who knows what Facebook is

And she's on it, too. 24/7. And she's one of your friends. But that's alright, because she's cool, right? Yup, she's a cool mum.

Lenovo Tablets
Android Tablets

Wine. For the Mum that enjoys a good drop.

If your Mum is the type to wind down with a glass of wine every now and then, why not save her the trouble and pick up a bottle? We’ve gone through and selected the best whites, reds, and sparklings under $20, $50, and $70. Order them from Dan Murphy’s now (and check out our discount codes here), and you can have it delivered by the time Mother’s Day rolls around this Sunday.

Bonus: she might even give you a glass.

Laughing Jack Jack's Shiraz
Dan Murphy's
Printhie Sauvignon Blanc ($18.05)
Dan Murphy's
The Black Chook Sparkling Shiraz ($18.05)
Dan Murphy's
Port Phillip Estate Morillon Pinot Noir ($45.59)
Dan Murphy's
Craggy Range Avery Sauvignon Blanc ($28.50)
Dan Murphy's
Chandon Brut Rose ($23.80)
Dan Murphy's
Fulcrum Pinot Noir ($18.05)
Dan Murphy's
Penfolds Koonunga Hill Chardonnay ($13.30)
Dan Murphy's
Lanson Gold Label Vintage Brut ($61.80)
Dan Murphy's
Revitalising white mix
Dovetail Twin Pack x2

Jewellery. For the mum that can't get enough sparkly things.

Some mums are draped head to toe in jewellery every day. Other mums bring out the necklaces and bangles on a special occasion basis only. Either way, she’ll appreciate a little of the bling love this Mother’s Day.

The trick here is knowing what she likes, and knowing what she wants – which aren’t always the same thing. If she’s conservative with fashion but wants something a little more fun, jewellery is the best way to introduce something different to her wardrobe. If she’s already got a well organised jewellery collection and doesn’t leave the house without a bangle here or a necklace there, then you’re already on the right track.

Simply pick something you think she’d like, and voila!

Chinese Key Enamel Bangle Set in Giftbox
Lady Fox Love Bracelet
Precious Jade Collection

Accessories. For the mum that needs things but doesn't know what to pick.

Once you start delving into the world of accessories for Mother’s Day, there are boundless options for you to choose from. Watches, bags, hats, scarfs (and their cousins, snoods) … even things you might not have considered before, like iPhone cases. Designers are getting in on the iPhone game, and consequently we now have thousands of beautiful designers to cover our smartphones with.

With the weather cooling down, now might be the ideal time to get her a scarf or a hat. Or both. Anything, really, to keep her warm while you eat brunch outside.

Cherry Blossom Scarf
Karen Millen
Patent Clutch
Karen Millen
Olivia Burton Big Dial Tan Watch
Peonie Paris Phone Case
The Dairy
Marble Boy
The Dairy
Pink Fantasy
Nocturne Contour Bra
City Chic
Guinevere longline contour bra
City Chic
Clip in 20" Remy Hair Extensions 5 piece 130 gra...
Human Hair Extensions
Tape in 20" (51 cm) Remy Human Hair Extensions
Human Hair Extensions
Cotton Silk Elongated Pants
stress-fix™ soak salts

Experiences. For the mum that has everything or is just really hard to please.

Sometimes, the best presents aren’t the things we receive. Sometimes, they’re the things we remember. If you’re stumped for what to buy mum for Mother’s Day, why not get her an experience, instead?

From cooking classes to indulgent massages to adrenaline-filled outdoor experiences, there’s something out there for every kind of mum.

Helicopter Scenic Flight
Hot Air Balloon Flight

Pampering. For the mum who knows what true luxury is.

Pit her at the peak of relaxation with a glamorous pamper pack. Whether it's a scrub or a new scent, there's nothing like a little luxury to make her feel like the goddess that she is. Yeah, you know she deserves it.

Women's Microlight Alpine Jacket
Cotswold Outdoor
Women's Hunter Original Tall Welly
Cotswold Outdoor
GHD IV Styler and Paddle Brush
asap Skin Bliss
DMK Gift of Great Skin
Alive Skin + Hair
Ecoya Reed Diffuser - Coconut & Elderflower
Alive Skin + Hair
Ultimate Leather Biker Jacket with Quilt Hem Detail
Oasis Shopper Bag With Detachable Purse
Lavanila The Healthy Fragrance Vanilla Blackberry...
Moroccanoil Smoothing Value Pack
Simply vera candle glass
Harris Scarfe
Pure Cotton Cooking with Love Apron
Marks and Spencer

Top Mother's Day offers and Coupon codes:

One-Hour Massage Package from $39

Includes aromatherapy oil or hot stone full body massage and hand treatment mask. Valid in CBD location on Castlereagh Street. Expires on the 90 days after purchase.

Up 55% off Three-Course Lunch or Dinner with Drinks

Includes entree, main and glass of house wine or beer plus a dessert platter for $59 for two and $118 for four at Veludo Bar & Restaurant Melbourne.

Alex Bruce-Smith

Alex Bruce-Smith is a publisher at, taking care of shopping & travel. She funds her addiction to online shopping by hunting coupon codes like a pro, and can usually be found waiting anxiously for a package to arrive. #notevensorry

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