Mother’s Day arrives on May 8th and we have all kinds of terrific reasons to celebrate. For starters, it feels as though we can finally get up close and personal with the people we love once again (fingers crossed). Then there’s the fact that your mum is a unique individual who’s worthy of every possible gift you can bestow upon her. In the spirit of renewal, we suggest getting her something truly special this year. Thankfully, you don’t have to look far…no further than our following Gift Guide, in fact. It covers all kinds of price points and products and leaves no mother behind. Get clicking.
Penfolds Max’s Rosé
In partnership with Penfolds
Australia’s premier wine producer, Penfolds recently introduced a Rosé of stunning colour and quality. It takes its name from former Chief Winemaker Max Schubert, whose tireless pursuit of excellence pushed the label to new heights. A major fan of Rosé himself, Max reportedly fell in love with the bright and refreshing varietal during an early trip to Europe. Suffice it to say, he’d be absolutely delighted with this latest release.
Crisp, young, dry, medium-bodied, and well-balanced, Max’s Rosé opens on a perfumed nose of fresh watermelon, juniper berries, lime, and cream. The taste is silky in texture and zesty by design, intermingling white pepper with strawberry, orange, and jasmine blossom. An underlying minerality persists and helps fortify the wine’s softer edges, driving home a sense of classic character. If Mum loves Rosé, she’ll love this. Plus, that pink bottle has “perfect Mother’s Day gift” written all over it!
Longines Spirit 37mm
In partnership with Longines
Historic watchmaker Longines combines hard-earned history, modern innovation, and contemporary design with their brilliant Spirit collection. Each model pays living tribute to legendary pioneers of air, land, and sea alike but doesn’t resort to loud thematic gestures—the iconic winged hourglass logo and five-star chronometer certification say more than enough.
The 37mm version is precise in performance and eye-catching at first sight. It comes available in five iterations and our personal favourite is the one that wraps a Champagne dial in a case of pure stainless steel. Uniform in its sleek aesthetic, the timepiece renders bold impressions out of subtle details and bears the hallmarks of a mechanical classic, the kind of which will make any watch-loving woman swoon. – AU$3,600
In partnership with Longines
If the adventure-based undertones of the Longines Spirit collection are a bit too bold for Mum’s taste, consider this elegant alternative from the same acclaimed watchmaker. Inspired by the “dolce vita” (i.e. the “sweetness of life”), the dial puts classical Roman numerals, blued-steel hands, and a square sub-dial against a dazzling Silver “flinqué” backdrop. Flanking the display is a rectangular case of conspicuous sophistication, which comes affixed to a swanky (and interchangeable) blue alligator leather strap.
With its softened lines and striking geometry, the Longines DolceVita exudes immediate luxury and an innate fashion sensibility. Get one for Mum and behold its transformative power as it takes her dressy ensemble into new stratospheres of style. This will be her new favourite accessory and she’ll be thanking you for it every time she gets the chance. The sweetness of life, indeed. – AU$2,025
Sennheiser SPORT True Wireless
In partnership with Sennheiser
Audio brand Sennheiser has quickly become an industry leader in wireless technology and performance. The new SPORT True Wireless will keep that trend alive and well when it arrives on 3 May, just in time for Mother’s Day. Between their adaptive features and customisable fit, these buds are ready for all the activity that Mum can throw their way.
Designed and engineered in Germany, Sennheiser’s SPORT True Wireless delivers epic fidelity by way of a TrueResponse transducer system. Then we have Adaptable Acoustics, so you can tailor your sound experience for the level of immersion or awareness you prefer using the closed-ear adapters to block outside sound or the open adapters to stay aware of your surrounding sounds and minimise body-borne noise, like hearing your own breathing or footsteps.
Bring in the IP54 rating, sweat, splash and dust rating, intuitive app controls, customisable presets, Bluetooth connectivity, a 9-hour battery life (plus another 18 hours with the charging case), and other goodies, and you’re looking at one pair of buds to rule them all. In other words, you’re looking at a Sennheiser product.
Givenchy L’Interdit Rouge
Make sure Mum enjoys an additional touch of glamour this Mother’s Day with Givenchy’s L’Interdit Rouge EDP. Combining warm spice with floral and woody notes, this fragrance is an ideal way to spoil Mum while letting her know she deserves to stand out from the crowd.
Les Belles Matières Petite Trio
Trudon’s latest collection of scented petite candles puts three of their best-sellers in one convenient place. Included in the set are fresh and fruity Salta, jasmine-scented Maduraï, and the soft mandarin aromas of Reggio. Each candle comes encased in premium blue glass and offers a burn time of approximately 18 hours.
For the best in hair styling products, look no further than the acclaimed Dyson Airwrap. It uses the power of aerodynamics to wrap hair around the barrel without resorting to extreme heat, thereby optimising style and volume whilst reducing the potential for damaged hair.
LG 8-Bottle Mini Wine Fridge
Help Mum take her wine appreciation to the next level with this compact wine fridge that’ll protect her favourite drops from environmental changes and fluctuations in humidity for the longer term. With its compact size, adjustable temperature settings and allocated space to conveniently store wine openers, Mum will definitely raise a glass to you when she opens this on Mother’s Day.
Dior Decorative Plate
It might not seem like a big deal to you, but Mum will lose her mind when she unwraps this stunning dessert plate from Christian Dior. Made in France from extra-fine Limoges porcelain, it features an elegant Cannage motif with a small green clover for the extra touch of visual detail.
Do you know what would go perfectly with the aforementioned dessert plate? This extra-fine porcelain mug with a hand-painted Toile de Jouy motif. It likewise comes from Dior and emanates with illustrative sophistication.
Nolah Bamboo Sheet Set
These luxurious bed sheets use the natural qualities of bamboo to deliver a host of glorious benefits. Not just eco-friendly, they’re also breathable, moisture-wicking, hypoallergenic, and silky smooth. Sweet dreams indeed!
Georg Jenson Decanter
This lead-free crystal decanter from Georg Jensen preserves the taste of your liquor and boosts your decor in the process. Your mum will love it.
Moët & Chandon Champagne
The king of champagnes, Moët & Chandon’s Brut Impérial delivers exceptional crispness and character. Balancing Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Pinot Meunier, it rolls over your taste buds in bright and citrusy waves, with subtle notes of pear and brioche lingering after the finish. Accept nothing less.
Pandora Mum Charm
Danish jeweller Pandora are absolute masters of symbolic design and trusty material and their ‘Love You Mum Infinity Heart Charm‘ is no exception to the rule. Crafted from polished sterling silver, it comes flanked in clever heart detailing and features a small engraving on the side.
Under Armour Sneakers
For all the active types, allow us to introduce these uber-comfortable and ridiculously responsive running shoes, better known as the Women’s UA HOVR Phantom 2 IntelliKnit. Between their advanced materials and superior cushioning, they’ll take Mum’s feet to a point of no return.
Sweet to the taste, this superfood supplement helps reduce stress, promote better sleep, and support immune system health, amongst other things. Ingredients include turmeric, lemon balm, reishi mushroom, turkey tail mushroom, and more. Mix it with hot water and drink it nightly.
Hailing from the Align collection, these high-rise yoga pants employ buttery soft Nulu fabric and feel practically weightless as a result. This is the kind of comfort and performance that only a brand like lululemon can provide and your mum will notice the difference the second she tries them on.
Oral-B iO 9 Series Rechargeable Toothbrush
The Oral-B iO 9 Series Toothbrush is smart and superior on every possible front. Features like 3D tracking and A.I. recognition take it well beyond the art of brushing into the realm of real-time analysis and coaching. Not only will your teeth thank you but Oral-B revealed that Aussies perceive someone with a smile as approachable (75%), enjoys life (50%) and confident (49%). So let mum shine on her day.
Oral-B 3DWhite Lasting White Enamel Strong Toothpaste
Back up the epic Oral-B iO 9 with Oral B’s toothpaste, clinically proven to remove up to 100% of stains and provide 24-hour active stain resistance, Oral-B 3DWhite Lasting White Enamel Strong Toothpaste helps with repairing weakened enamel. Guaranteed to help mum smile.
Delonghi Coffee Machine
Nespresso’s popular Delonghi touts a stylish retro-modern design and takes up precious little counter space, offering prime functionality at the push of a button. Making delicious morning coffee doesn’t get any easier than this, folks.
Tatcha Rice Polish Cream
When activated by water, this proven powder turns into a creamy foam exfoliator, inducing a softer skin texture and radiant complexion. It’s chock full of the good stuff like rice bran, algae, papaya enzymes, and Akoya pearl, and none of the bad stuff (synthetic fragrances, parabens, mineral oils, etc). Consumer testing showed results after just one use.
Vitamin C Drunken Elephant
This potent serum boosts complexion by way of ingredients like l-ascorbic acid, ferulic acid, and vitamin E. Mix before the first use and expect brighter, firmer, and more balanced skin.
Sheet Society Linen Pillowcases
Behold the power of sustainably-made Eve Linen, which matches its softness and breathability with long-lasting durability. Get it in crisp white or choose between a wide variety of alternate colours and then make your mother’s day (see what we did there?).
Apple iPad Pro
Apple’s iPad Pro runs on the company’s own M1 chip and cranks up every metric it can muster. An XDR display and 5G wireless network take speed and resolution even higher into the performance stratosphere. If Mum doesn’t have one, now is the time.
Ready for all the produce you can throw its way, this 800-watt juicer features two speeds and a wide chute. It’s as easy to operate as it is to clean and also dishwasher-safe.
Some things are immortal and the Chuck Taylor All Stars are one of those things. Keeping it classic, this low-top silhouette combines canvas construction with rubber outsoles and medial eyelets. The only question you should be asking yourself is whether or not Mum is cool enough to wear them. Well…is she?
Missoni Home Towel Collection
This towel collection goes by the name of Jazz and it’s not hard to see why, given the vibrant visuals. It consists of five towels overall and each one is made in Portugal from 100% cotton. But let’s be honest: you knew if it was the right gift for Mum as soon as you laid your eyes on it.
Apple Watch Series 7
With a full spectrum of health features and 20% more screen area than its predecessor, the new Apple Watch Series 7 is the brand’s most advanced to date. Improved durability and superfast charging times are also part of the sleek package. Choose between a variety of eye-popping designs.
Self Love Ritual Soak
We can all use a little self-love (of the G-rated variety, that is) every now and then and this ritual soak is here to provide it. Relaxing ingredients include rose quartz, Himalayan salt, dead sea salt, dried hibiscus flower, dried grapefruit, and grapefruit oil.
Sleep Tracking Mat – Withings
Your mum probably stresses the importance of a good night’s sleep and here’s your chance to return the favour. Compatible with the Health Mate app, this advanced mat analyses sleep cycles, tracks heart rate, and even detects snores. Thanks to IFTTT integration, it can even do things such as dim the lights before bedtime or turn up the thermostat every morning.
High-performance design and modern technology collide on the acclaimed Peloton Bike, an absolute fitness game-changer. Its rotating screen allows you to alternate between different types of workouts and that’s just one amongst the legion of goodies lying in wait.
JBL Bluetooth Speaker
Meet the JBL Charge 5, a waterproof and portable Bluetooth speaker of considerable power. Equipped with an excursion driver, separate tweeter, and dual JBL bass radiators, it delivers immersive sound for up to 20 hours at a time.
Tommy Hilfiger Camera Bag
Few brands blur the line between high fashion and approachable price like Tommy Hilfiger, bringing us to this stylish crossbody camera bag. Between its smooth finish and signature logo detailing, there’s no mistaking it for any other.
Tommy Hilfiger Sneakers
Clean and pristine with leather uppers, metal accents, and a Tommy Hilfiger logo on the side, these lace-up sneakers make for instant classics.
Botanist Gin Candle
If Mum loves gin then she’ll love this fragrant candle and its botanical scent, the same found in The Botanist Gin. From the first burn to the final whiff, it showcases an aromatic bounty of fresh herbs, piney juniper, and sweet citrus.
Dinner Date with Mum at Pumphouse Sydney
Treat Mum to a delicious Mother’s Day lunch or dinner at Pumphouse Sydney, located at Darling Square precinct in Darling Harbour. The newly refurbished restaurant boasts an abundant range of delicious dishes, including Red Snapper in a fish broth with baby fennel, fresh herbs, and a garlic crostini, as well as vegan options like BBQ Cauliflower with white beans, Panzanella, and preserved lemon. Enjoy lip-smacking cocktails as you dine and finish everything off with something sweet from the dessert menu, such as their signature waffles.
As its very name would suggest, Champainting combines two beloved pastimes: painting and drinking bubbly. The action goes down at Crows Nest Studio in Sydney and Melbourne South Studio, respectively. A painting called ‘Love Grows’ has arrived just in time for the occasion and the company provides you with all the art materials you need to add colour and a personal touch. Bring your own champagne and create a memory that neither you nor your mum will ever forget.
Dinner with Mum at Harbour View Hotel
A Sydney institution, Harbour View Hotel has introduced a special three-course meal for this year’s Mother’s Day. All Mums will receive a complimentary glass of Pol Roger Champagne when booked in the restaurant and that’s not to mention the incredible food and breathtaking views. You did good!
Mother’s Day lobster platter by Manettas Seafood
After years of keeping your belly full, its about time you celebrate Mum with a feast of her own. Luckily, Manettas Seafood has put together a Mother’s Day Lobster Platter fit for a queen, including a ready-to-cook lobster topped with mornay sauce surrounded by six oysters mornay. Additionally, the limited edition gift comes plated on a beautiful seafood themed ‘In the Roundhouse’ ceramic platter that she can use for seafood lunches again and again. Even if you can’t be with your mum this Mother’s Day, Manettas is also offering door-to-door delivery to numerous locations across the east coast, making the process effortless.
When is Mother's Day in 2022?
Every year, Mother's Day falls on the second Sunday of May. In 2022, the celebration of mums everywhere will take place on May 8.
What is a good Mother's Day gift?
Mums can often be hard to buy for, however there are some tried and tested favourites. Chocolates, makeup and champagne are the obvious choices, however, you can also offer some fantastic experiences. Try a dinner date or spa day for something a little different.