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Spoil your mum on Mother’s Day with these incredible gift ideas

Celebrate the mother, mother figure or other incredible women in your life and show you care with these gorgeous gift ideas on May 12.
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Mother’s Day is just around the corner, but fear not. If you’re stuck on ideas for the perfect gift to show the important women in your life that you care, consult our expert gift guide.

Looking for a budget-friendly option? Scroll through for our budget-friendly but still highly valuable ways to show your love on Mother’s Day.

The best gift ideas for Mother’s Day 2024

Guava Passion Room Spray

$38.90, at Shop Your Home and Garden

Metal Bottle Wine Rack

$180, at Shop Your Home and Garden

Gold Plated Stainless Steel Earrings

$34 at Lovisa

Socks

$7 (usually $16.99), at Cotton On

Gold Plated Stainless Steel Chain Necklace

$26, at Lovisa

Cosmetics Case

$17.49 (usually $24.99), at Cotton On

Reusable Gift Wrap

$11, at Lush

Velvet Heat Pillow

$39.99, at Peter Alexander

Jewellery Tree

$79.90, at Country Road

Pyjama set

Pants, $79.90, and top, $84.90, at Wallace Cotton

Estée Lauder Radiance Routine Resilience Multi-Effect Skincare Set

$250, at Life Pharmacy

Cake Stand

$15, at The Warehouse

Baylis and Harding Soap Gift Set

$17.95, at Farmers

Mediterranean Honeysuckle Tiare Eau De Parfum

$250, at Smith and Caughey’s

Shiruki Coverlet

$329, at Freedom Furniture

Essential Insulated Drink Bottle

$70, from Lorna Jane

Scarf

$24.99, at Farmers

Margot Natural Mug

$18.99, at Adairs

Weightless Active 1/2 Zip Jacket

$180, at Lorna Jane

Grace Popplewell Myriad Of Meadows Portrait Art Print

$67, at Shop Your Home and Garden

Betty Bucket Bag

$20, at Kmart

Clinique Hydration Heroes Set

$92, at Life Pharmacy

Sage Polar Rug

$69.99, at Adairs

New Zealand Woman’s Weekly Subscription

$115 (26 print issues), at magshop.co.nz

Mother’s Day deal: Subscribe for your chance to win $20,000!

Lady Jayne Salon Pro Rechargeable 2 in 1

$99.99, at Chemist Warehouse

Featherweights Casserole with Lid

$329.95, at Green Pan

Leura Vessel

$59.95, at Freedom Furniture

Rhia Sunglasses

$179, at Bored George

Velvet Cushion

$99.90, at Cotton On

Glasshouse Limited Edition Enchanted Garden Candle

$67, at Sephora

Loom Cashmere Merino Throw

$253.50, at Shop Your Home and Garden

Circa Cotton Flower and Freesia Hand and Body Duo

$69.95, at Adore Beauty

Elevate your everyday routine with Circa’s limited-edition set with pretty notes of freesia, cotton flower and white rose.

This special collection contains a hand wash and lotion, plus a matching ceramic tray to beautify your countertop.

Green Wave Cushion

$12, at Kmart

Pale Pink Scuff Slippers

$79.99, at Farmers

Rose Nectar and Clementine Fragrance Diffuser

$54.95, at Circa

Elizabeth Arden skin pampering set

Valued at $351

Treat Mum (or yourself) to an indulgent, skin pampering gift this Mother’s Day. One lucky reader will win Elizabeth Arden’s new Retinol+HPR Ceramide Capsules Rapid Skin Renewing Serum (60-piece) and Retinol+HPR Ceramide Rapid Skin Renewing Water Cream, worth $351. To enter, visit the competition page here and enter the code word “Pamper”. Competition closes May 31.

Budget-friendly gift ideas

It’s not always about the price tag! Show you care with these five fun ideas

1. Share a meal or start a family tradition

A meal together is a wonderful tradition, giving everyone a moment to remember how important family is.

Perhaps a specific recipe reminds you of home or is there a dish passed down the family line?

Celebrate Mother’s Day by sharing the secret to making Gran’s decadent chocolate pudding or Aunt Pauline’s caramel pie. If there’s no family recipe to speak of, find one at nzwomansweeklyfood.co.nz!

2. Wander your local gardens

Pack a picnic lunch, pick up your mum on the way and head out to your local botanical gardens for a wander to admire this season’s blooms.

Don’t have any gardens in your local area? Bring a bright pot plant to her instead.

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3. Learn something new together

Book a pottery, cooking or dance class for you to enjoy together. A flowerarranging workshop is another lovely idea.

When learning something new, you’ll be able to bond over the mishaps and discoveries, creating connections and memories along the way.

4. Write her a letter

There’s so much joy to be experienced in writing a letter. Taking the time to slow down and put pen to paper, the thoughts, the words, the sending and the reading.

Have you ever considered how much magic is in the process? Not only for the receiver but for yourself too? The tactile and considered nature of a letter helps us experience love more deeply than a text, email or phone call.

The art of writing a letter is as simple as it comes, yet it’s so incredibly personal, something to cherish and hold on to.

5. Forget-her-not

Take a trip down memory lane by looking through old photo albums or home videos together.

Reminisce about favourite memories and share stories from the past.

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