1. Gift of Beauty Perfect gift for mum who wears makeup and loves cosmetic products. Priceline is currently having a promotion where you just spend $60 on a single transaction and receive a gift bag with beauty products valued at over $220. Some of the participating brands include Nude by nature, Natio, Manicare, Revlon and many more. It's definitely value for money if your mum does use these products. For more details or terms and conditions, visit Priceline Australia
2. Sewing Class Gift Certificate Give mum a gift certificate to attend sewing class if she's into art and craft. It would be a unique creative experience for her. Sew Make Create has gift certificates which can be used for workshops/classes, products or you can even customised a gift certificate. For more information, visit Sew Make Create, or read a review of the class. Estimated budget: $20 - $150
3. An afternoon tea with mum @ Lindt Bring mum out for a little chocolate indulgence at Lindt Chocolate Cafe Flagship store in Martin Place. The recently renovated cafe has a great ambiance to spend quality bonding time with mum over some crisp and chewy macaroons along with hot chocolate drink. The Lindt chocolate brownie is rich and delicious too! Estimated Budget: $6 - $20 (depending on what you order)
4. Max Brenner Suckao Gift Set This would be an interesting gift for mum who is a chocolate-lover. It's a specially designed utensil by Max Brenner for chocolate drinking. Retailing at $28 per set, it can be used over a long period of time and mum can enjoy her Suckao at the comfort of her own home. Otherwise, just bring mum to Max Brenner to try out Suckao. Click here to read a review on Max Brenner Chocolate Drinking Ceremony.
5. DIY Mother's Day Card How about giving mum a handmade card? Handmade cards are always special and doesn't cost much at all. It may require some time and effort but definitely worth it to make something from the heart. This year, I'm making mum a special embossed card and will post it to her since we are miles apart. Here's a tutorial on making your own embossing light box. Estimated budget: $2 - $3
How about an adult cooking class voucher for mum this Mother's day? It would be fun to learn about cooking Indian cuisine and its culture with the chef Ajoy at the award-winning Nilgiri's restaurant.
Visit Nilgiri's website for class schedule.
Estimated budget: $125
7. Buy a special plant for Mum
Organised by the Growing Group volunteers at Centennial Parklands Nursery, the event will be held a day before Mother's day with over 20 species of plants on sale. This would make a great gift especially if mum has green fingers. It's a nice little gift which will become a memorable plant a few years down the road. All sales from the event will proceed to the Growing Group in support of their activities. For more details of the event, visit the official website.
Estimated budget: From as little as $2
8. "Give Your Mum Measles"
This is part of Unicef Australia charity gifts for Mother's Day. For $54, 200 children will be protected from Measles through vaccination. It is a life-saving gift that mums will definitely appreciate. To find out more on this gift, visit Unicef Australia.
Estimated budget: $54