100+ Gift Ideas for Mum for Mother’s DayMum hard to buy for? Here are over 100 ideas for every type of Mum!

Need some thoughtful gift ideas for Mum for all budgets?  Whether it is for Mother’s Day, Christmas, Mum’s birthday or just to say ‘you’re special’, here are our suggestions for all price ranges in mind.

Mother’s Day is one of the biggest Gift Giving days of the year for that special lady in our lives that wiped our butt and boogers, and still rings to check and see if we are okay, even though we are now all grown up.  That lady, she is special.  She is always there for us.  But Mum’s can also be notoriously hard to buy for.  My Mum isn’t really into anything which makes her really hard to shop for, I usually end up getting her flowers and earrings every year which is a bit snoozefest.

We cover all budgets – from FREE gifts – right up to fancy gifts worth hundreds of dollars.

Not this year, I’m going to shop around.  She has had a big year, and I want to thank her for all the times she picked up my kids from school or did my food shopping because I just didn’t have time. Thanks Mum.


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1. Buy Mum some beautiful new linen from Bedloves

Bedloves has some great 100% pure flax linen bed sheets and doona covers at reasonable prices if you want to give your mum some understated luxury in the bedroom. These sheets are environmentally and socially sustainable (GOTS) and come with size labels in the bottom right-hand corner and a labeled storage bag so you will never lose a sheet in that linen closet again!

Bedloves | Stay at Home Mum

2. Fluffy Dressing Gown and Slippers

All Mum’s love a beautifully soft dressing gown to snuggle into in the Winter.

We love these Mercer + Reid Ultra Soft Bathrobes. Stockist: Adairs


3. A Diner’s Delight Gift Hamper

A delicious hamper from Byron Bay Gifts.

100 Gift Ideas for Mum | Stay at Home Mum

Stockist: Byron Bay Gifts

4. A New Coffee Machine

If Mum loves her coffee in the morning, why not upgrade her coffee machine.  Don’t forget to include some coffee beans or pods!

Breville The Oracle Espresso Coffee Machine

The ultimate in coffee machines is ‘The Oracle’ from Breville.  Cheapest at Kogan

5.  A Coffee Bean Subscription

Buy Mum a coffee bean subscription!  There are loads of different stockists now that will post your Mum a monthly supply of her favourite coffee beans.


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6.  A Breakfast Tray

Mum can have breakfast in bed every day without getting crumbs in the sheets with this breakfast tray!!

Stockist: Adairs

7. A Embossed Leather Jewellery Box

This gorgeous leather embossed jewellery box is lockable (to keep little hands away) and features a mirror, lift-out tray and sections for rings and earrings.

Stockist: Pottery Barn

8.  A Magazine Subscription

Does Mum have a favourite magazine that she loves?  Why not get her a six or twelve month subscription.  It is the gift that does keep on giving!

Grab magazine subscriptions from iSubscribe

Women's Health magazine cover

9. A Cheese Making Kit

If Mum has always talked about making her own cheese, now she can.  This is a soft cheese kit – but there are also Hard Cheese Kits, Feta Kits and Camembert Kits.

Stockist: Green Living Australia

Stockist: Green Living Australia

10.  Silk Sleeping Mask

If Mum travels a lot or just has trouble sleeping, this luxurious silk sleeping mask will pamper her skim and keep out the light.  Made of 100% Mulberry Silk, it is an item she will have forever.

Stockist: Pottery Barn

11.  A Foodie Subscription Box

Subscription Boxes are all the rage at the moment and there are some beautiful ones available.  This is a Foodies Collective Discovery Box with all Australian artisan food

Stockist: iSubscribe

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12. The Gigi Ete Lounge PJ Set

All Mum’s wish we can stay in our pyjamas all day.  But if the jammy jams are ‘decent’ enough like this set, you can wear them all day and they don’t look so ‘I just got out of bed’.  Lounge wear is a thang!

Stockist: Hard to Find

13.  A Twin Set of Silk Pillowcases

Silk Pillowcases are brilliant as they don’t ‘fluff’ up your hair when you are sleeping (so less breakage) – and silk is also very gentle on your skin.  These pillowcases are 100% Mulberry Silk and are naturally hypoallergenic and breathable.

Stockist: Hard to Find

Twin Set

14.  A Bellabox Subscription

All girls love their pretties.  Bellabox sends out a beauty box to your Mum’s door every month, filled with 5+ beauty samples to try at home.  You get to try the latest and greatest skincare, makeup and beauty items before everyone else – and it is a really affordable and thoughtful gift.

Stockist: Bellabox

15. A Pair of Mermaid Yoga Pants

I love these!  Activewear can be so boring, but there are now cute and nerdy ones for every personality!   These suck in your tummy, support every move and smooth over any imperfections.

Stockist: Booty Sculpted

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16. A Home Made Ice Cream Kit

If Mum loves ice cream – this is the ultimate gift to make her favorite recipes at home! The kit includes a Cuisinart Frozen Dessert Maker, Dessert sauce pack with four different flavours, a professional non-sick ice cream scoop, three tubs of confectionery to top the ice cream – all bundled in a gift box with a ribbon.

Stockist: Adrenaline

Home Made Ice Cream Kit

17.  A Wine Glass Bottle

If Mum loves her wine, why not get her a real glass!!!

Stockist: Yellow Octopus

Big Mouth Toys The Wine Glass Bottle

18.  Friends Trivial Pursuit

600 questions on Mum’s favourite TV show of all time!

Stockist: Yellow Octopus

Friends TV Series Trivial Pursuit Game

19. A Silk Scarf

A silk scarf is a beautiful and thoughtful gift for Mum – because it is a luxurious item that she can wear forever.  Our pick is this Italian Luxury 100% Pure Silk Twill Satin 90cm square scarf that can also be worn as a shawl.

Stockist: Dreamer Sydney

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20.  The Big Book of Kombucha

Learn how to brew your own Kombucha at home.  This book has over 400 recipes for a fraction of the store bought price.

Stockist: Green Living Australia

21. An Apple Watch

The Apple Watch Series 3 (42mm in silver) is perfect for all woman who want the convenience of a phone without having to carry one with you. Just snap on the watch and off you go. Has a built in activity tracker so you can achieve your fitness goals, and even speak to Siri with the built-in speaker.

Stockist: Kogan

Apple Watch Series 3 (42mm, Silver, Fog Sport Band, GPS + Cellular) - AU Model

22.  StylPro Makeup Brush Cleaner

Make sure that Mum’s makeup brushes are impeccably clean with this Brush Cleaner.  It uses centrifugal spin so that brushes are literally ready to re-use immediately.

Stockist: The Shaver Shop


23.  A Personalised Mother and Daughter Star Chart

Have a star chart that shows the sky at the exact moment both Mum and Daughter were born.

Stockist: Print Inspired

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24.  Momma and Me Shirts

Perfect for the Mum with a little one – these Momma and Me shirts are super adorable!!!!

Stockist: Baby K Designs

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25. It’s Been a Rough Day Wine Glass

Mum will love this wine glass – it has been professionally laser engraved on a crystal glass that holds 350ml.

Stockist: Giftware Direct

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26.  Welcome to Wellness Subscription Box

If Mum doesn’t get a whole lot of time to herself, maybe get her a ‘Welcome to Wellness’ Subscription Box which gives her a some luxury and pamper time.

Stockist: iSubscribe

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27.  Make a Homemade Coupon Book to Do Chore Around the House

This is a great (and free) one for kids to make at home.  A booklet of chores that Mum can give you at any time – and you have to obey!


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28.  A Google Home

Play podcasts whilst you are cooking dinner, ask Google what the weather will be like today without having to get up from the lounge chair!

Stockist: Kogan

Google Home (White) - Australian Model

29. Pink Marble Effect Acrylic Bangle Pack

This bangle pack from Lovisa is simply darling – and extremely inexpensive!  The bangles can be worn all together, or separate – it is up to Mum.

Stockist: Lovisa for $17.99

30.  Dyson Hair Dryer

The Dyson Supersonic hair dryer is engineered for fast dryer and precision styling at the same time.

Stockist: The Shaver Shop

31.  A Life Assistant for the Busy Mum!

Give someone the gift of time this Christmas. What better way to show someone how much you care than by getting them time with their very own Life Assistant. Whatever they need, a gift voucher for a little extra help will go a long way to easing the mental load.

100 Gifts for Mum | Stay at Home Mum


32.  A Dinnerly Subscription

Give Mum the gift of gourmet.  Dinnerly provide all the ingredients and step by step instructions on how to cook a quick and tasty masterpiece! Dinnerly has meals from $5.75 per person.

Use this code to get $15 off your first box and $15 off the second box.

Get simple recipes and fresh ingredients delivered to your door.

33. It’s Wine Time Gift Box

Wine and Chocolate in a beautiful box!  Perfect for Mumma Bear.  There are four different types of wines in this gift box – in CANS!!!!

Stockist: Brewquets

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 34.  A Louis Vuitton Phone Case

Make Mum feel like she’s from Beverly Hills with a Louis Vuitton iPhone Case.  Available in different iPhone models.

Stockist: Octop USA

Shipped from The United States

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35.  A Sewing Machine

Most ladies would love to try a sewing machine at some time or another – I know I’ve always wanted one even though I have no idea how to use them. This one is cute in pink!!!

Stockist: Spotlight

Singer Simple 3223 Retro Sewing Machine Pink

36.  A Bottle of Dom Perignon

What can tell Mum you love her more than a fancy bottle of French wine!

Stockist: Wine.com

37. An Outdoor Resort Hammock

Let Mum relax  by reclining on a stylish resort style hammock.  Holds up to 220kg.

Stockist: Zanui

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38.  A Cheese and Wine Hamper

This hamper looks just delicious – the best thing is that you can choose which wine and cheese that you want – so it is fully customisable!

Stockist: Gourmet Baskets

Price: $149.00

39.  A Soda Stream Machine

Make all your favourite sparkling drinks at home with your own Soda Stream!

Stockist: Kogan

SodaStream Spirit Sparkling Water Maker (White)

40. A Gurney

Every gal loves to gurney – we probably love it more than the men-folk….  So satisfying….

Our Pick: The K’A’Rcher Premium Full Control Plus

41.  A HoMedics Pedi Luxe Foot Spa

Did foot spa’s ever really go out of fashion?  This one has a built in heater, has double the bubbles, 4 massage rollers and an easy pour water spout.

Stockist: Kogan

Price: $85.00 + delivery

HoMedics Pedi Luxe Foot Spa with Heat Boost Power (FB251)

41. A Mystery Box of 12 Wines (Mixed Red and White)

If you aren’t sure what brands of wine you would like or just want an element of surprise with your bottles of wine, grab this Mystery Box.  12 bottles of wine, mixed white wine and red wine.

Stockist: Kogan for $59

Mystery White & Red Mixed Wine (12 Bottles)

42.  A Gourmet Gift Hamper

A gift basket full of tasty gourmet goodies. All Australian fine foods and wine.

Stockist: Macarthur Baskets

43.  Get Mum a Personal Stylist

Many Mum’s lose their sense of style after having babies… because every item we own ends up covered in vomit.. If Mum is in a rut as to what to wear, why not get her a Stylist to help her style her wardrobe and help her choose pieces that are right for her!

We recommend Threadicated


44.  Put Money Towards Getting The Surgery Mum is Wanting

If Mum has always wanted to have her teeth fixed, a new set of boobs or lap band surgery – why not help contribute to her ‘Surgery Fund’  I seriously need a nose job!

Get funding through MacCredit


46.  A Weaving Starter Kit

Weaving is extremely therapeutic – this is a small solid timber weaving loom together with yarn.

Stockist: Green Living Australia

47. A GHD Platinum White Styler

The latest and greatest in hair straighteners. The GHD Platinum adapts the heat to ensure your hair doesn’t burn!

Stockist: GHD

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48.  A Kate Spade Ring Holder

Have a safe and pretty place for Mum to keep all of her rings.  I love this gorgeous ring holder by Kate Spade – all of her stuff is so girly!

Stockist: Macy’s 

49. A Bunch of Flowers

Flowers are always very traditional for Mother’s Day.  I love this Mother’s Day bunch of flowers with soft pink roses, purple alstroemeria and white daisies.

Stockist: Petals Network

50.  A Face Shaping Palette by Sephora

An all-in-one palette packed with 12 silky-smooth, Amazonian clay-powered shades that play with light and shadow to #slaywithclay. It’s your can’t-live-without-it beauty wardrobe – whether you’re feeling the low-key or high-key look. *Benefits* These essential, universally flattering shades sculpt, define and highlight your features. Nine neutral-to-smoky shadows (6 matte, 3 lustre) create unlimited wearable looks, while three face powders (including blush, bronzer and highlighter) add definition and make the skin glow. Each creamy, microfine powder is infused with Amazonian clay, so it offers rich payoff that blends to a natural, long-wearing finish without creasing, caking or flaking.

Stockist: Sephora

51. A Chanel Peony Art Print

This premium quality giclee art print has been produced on German made heavy weight (230gsm/matte finish) fine art stock using using archival quality inks resulting in a superior print suitable for museum or gallery display.

Stockist: Hard to Find

Free but Thoughtful Gifts for Mum:

52. Clean the house for Mum

And then make her dinner!

53. Painted Hand-prints of the kids in a frame

A gift that you can keep forever.  Grab some water based paint and paint your child’s hands and press them onto a piece of cardboard and allow to dry.  Then cut the cardboard to fit into a frame.  A simple, inexpensive and beautiful gift for Mother’s Day.

Leave a Handprint

54. A framed poem or the words ‘Mummy” written by your little ones

55. Take Mum to a country market

Here is a list of where to find all the best country markets:

56. Historical Walks or Heritage Trails

These are free and self guided walks – here is just a few that I could find:

57. Cemetery walk or ghost tour

These are fantastic fun – and there are many all over the world.  Here are just a few that we have found:

Pentridge Prison Ghost Tour - Melbourne

58. Organise a Progressive Dinner with the family.

59. Have a Board Game Marathon

60. Organise a fancy Breakfast in Bed

61. Watch her favourite movie without complaining (supply popcorn and a foot rub)

62. Salt Dough Gifts from the Kids

63. Give the Gift of Cookies in a Jar

Cookie in a Jar is a great inexpensive gift idea for Mum!


64. Buy her a Double pass to the cinema so she can watch any movie she wants!

65. Rock N Roll Dancing Lessons

66. Have drinks and dinner on a Tall Ship!

  • Twilight Dinner Cruise on Sydney Harbour
  • The Tall Ship Enterprize Williamstown (Melbourne)

67. A Beauty voucher for a manicure, pedicure or facial

68. A Hair voucher for a Cut and Colour

69. A massage voucher

70. Organise to swim with the dolphins

71. Ballroom Dancing Lessons

72. Hot Air Balloon Experience

They are all over the place – but Mum will remember the experience forever!

Hot Air Balloon Flight Cairns - 60 Minutes

73. Computer lessons (if a wannabe techno savvyMum)

74. Go Ten Pin Bowling as a family

75. Jewellery Making Workshop

76. Book a Bed & Breakfast weekend

77. Learn the Flying Trapeze

If Mum is a bit of a daredevil – look at booking her a lesson on learning the Flying Trapeze!!!!!!

Trapeze Lesson for 2, Learn The Flying Trapeze, Outdoors - Brisbane

78. Wine Tasting Course or a Winery Tour

If your Mum loves wine, there is a variety of wine tasting courses or wine tours she can attend depending on where she is!!!!

Epic Yarra Valley Wine Tour

79. Invest in an educational Course for Mum

80. Tickets to a theatre show, festival or concert

2019 is a huge year for theatre shows and concerts.  Here are just a few that you can purchase tickets for right now!


Metallica is touring Australia in October.  Grab tickets here

Coachella 2019

Probably the biggest festival in the world.  Grab tickets here

Justin Timberlake

Jussy is touring the United States in March 2019. Grab tickets here

Other Tours:

  • Ariana Grande
  • The Beach Boys
  • Norah Jones
  • Offspring
  • Tim McGraw
  • Rob Thomas
  • Ben Kweller

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81. Enjoy a High Tea

A High Tea is a fun and fancy day out with the girls.  Many of the fancier hotels do them – here are some that I know about:

High Tea in the United States:

High Tea Birthday Party | Stay at Home Mum

82. Go for a drive in the country

83. A Chocolate Making Workshop

Everyone loves eating chocolate, now you can make your own gourmet chocolates in the comfort of your own kitchen! The Ultimate Chocolate Workshop will show you how to:

  • Make ganache
  • Melt chocolate
  • Temper chocolate
  • Mould chocolate
  • Hand dipping
  • Chocolate decorating

You will learn a variety of tricks and techniques allowing you to create a number of different sweet, chocolate treats to impress your friends and family.

Discover how to make a ganache for truffles, for cake and as a dessert, the key to melting chocolate and how to temper dark, white and milk chocolate using a household bowl.


Chocolate Making - The Ultimate Chocolate Workshop - Sydney

84. Lunch at the local Pub

85. Visit the set of Neighbours – The TV Show

86. A trip to the beach

87. A trip to the zoo

Some of the best zoo’s to visit include:

Perth Zoo Entry and Scenic Cruise

88. Soap Making Course

89. Lunch or dinner cruise

90. Belly Dancing Lessons

91. Weekend on a houseboat

Gift Ideas for the Active and Outdoorsy Mum:


92. A beautiful herb growing kit

93. Take your Mum SKYDIVING!!!!!!

94. Gardening Gloves and Tools

95. Do the Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb

96. A potted plant in a fancy pot

97. Picnic at the local park

98. Electric Bicycle ride

99. A day out on a bike with the family

100. Organise a Deep Sea Fishing trip

101. Go canoeing or white water rafting

102. A GPS watch for hiking

103. New Yoga Mat

104. Outdoors gear, tops, shorts

105. Latest sports shoes

106. New sleeping bag or Swag

107. Water purifier

108. Waterproof/ life proof camera (Go Pro)

109. Trendy outdoors rain jacket

110. Outdoors hat or cap

111. Headlamp/ Headtorch for hiking, camping or riding at night

112. Outdoors bag/backpack to pack all accessories for any outdoors activity

Gift Ideas for the Book Loving Mum:



Gifts Ideas for the Online Shopping Crazy Mum:

Online Shopping | Stay At Home Mum

  • Subscription to shopping sites such as Ozsale, membership means you get great deals all year round (I’m a tad addicted…)

  • Book her a seat on a Warehouse Outlet Shopping Day

  • Purchase Gift Cards to her favourite shops

  • Take her to shopping expos with her favourite items, clothes, make-up ect

  • Take her to try out op shopping or vice versa, go to the best designer shops around

  • Grab Mum an online voucher.  Here are some great ideas:

Gift Ideas for the Mum that Likes to Travel:

  • A new set of luggage

  • A pair of silence headphones for the plane.

  • A Crossbody Handbag

  • Packing Cubes

  • Hiking Boots or Good Walking Shoes

  • Compression Socks

  • Deposit on the Holiday of a Lifetime


Gift Ideas for the Foodie Mum:


Gift Ideas for the Fashionista Mum:

Fashionable modern mother on a city street with a pram. Young mo

Some shops that you can buy online or just get her a voucher so she can choose her own!


  • The Iconic has a great range, a little on the pricey side, but good if you are off somewhere special.

  • Have your Mum Design and Make her own shoes!

  • Atomic Cherry has loads of Rockabilly fashion – just beautiful – I buy most of clothing there!

  • Crossroads is a discount women’s clothing shop but they now sell online.

  • Cotton On Clothing have an online store and if you sign up you get an additional 30% off! Great basic pieces.

  • Ebay isn’t just for second-hand clothing – there are loads of great new clothing stores!

  • Sussan has a clearance section online!  Great for pj’s and women’s basics.

  • Target also has an online clearance section!  I get a tad excited when I see ‘clearance’ on any website!

  • Asos are US based but ship great pieces to Australia for very little.  They have a great range of maternity dresses too!

  • Zodee are great for swimwear and underwear, not always the cheapest but their sales are terrific.

  • Birdsnest comes highly recommend by our Facebook followers.

  • ModCloth is a US site but ships worldwide.  Great little dresses and outfits – and they have a terrific review section.  Highly recommend!

  • Stop Staring is very glamorous and has some beautiful cocktail dresses fit for any occasion.

  • Pin Up Boutique has both cocktail and day to day wear.

  • Heartbreaker Fashion has some divine dresses.

Gift Ideas for the Arty or Crafty Mum:


Gift Ideas for the Tech and Computer Savvy Mum:

Tile Dongle that will find your keys – from Amazon
  • Touch Screen Monitor

  • Coloured Wireless Mouse

  • Laptop Pillow (with fan)

  • Star Wars USB

  • Hard Drive to keep all the latest TV shows

  • Subscription for Pay TV

  • New Mobile Phone

Gift Ideas for the Fit and Healthy Mum:


The Home Body Mum:

Beauty and Pampering Ideas:


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