Mother’s Day 2021 gift guide

Looking for a little inspiration about what to get mum this year? We got you.

Invivo X, Sarah Jessica Parker Rosé 2019

Swap roses for Rosé this year! Why not make it a dozen?! There’s no way mum will be disappointed when you show up with a bottle or two of Sarah Jessica Parker’s French Rosé. That’s right, Invivo & Co have collaborated with our fav style queen to bring you a sustainable wine made on solar energy. That means the Invivo X, Sarah Jessica Parker Rosé 2019 is guilt free, right?! Fresh, with notes of rose petals and berry characters, it’s a breezy drop that’s extremely drinkable. AUD $19.99 per single bottle / AUD$119 per case of 6 bottles

Vive Active Neutral Bay

Whether you’ve got a super fit mum, a fun mum or a Beyonce-loving mum, there’s so many different types of mums who will have a hoot with a Vive Active voucher. Reformer pilates meets dance party, there are Vive studios in Double Bay, Brookvale and now Neutral Bay. It’s a bit day spa meets gym, everyone gets their own reformer machine, with weights, boxes, bands and balls to keep the workout really interesting. It’s all very sleek and edgy, until the playlist starts, when it’s futile not to sing along to good old Spice Girls, Beyonce’s many hits and of course a little bit of Britney. Gift cards and class packs available online 

La Mer’s Moisturizing Soft Cream

It’s been called rich yet weightless, soft yet strengthening. Its utterly indulgent and utterly addictive. All we can say about the Moisturizing Soft Cream™ is that the texture is sumptuous (a little lighter-weight than the adored Crème de la Mer), our skin is looking radiant, glossy and well, its a treat. The ‘Miracle broth’ is a kelp-infused ferment containing the legendary soothing energies of the sea. If you want to go all out we absolutely adore (I mean scarily ADORE) Genaissance de la Mer™ Concentrated Night Creame. It was inspired when a scientist at the Max Huber Research Labs discovered crystals forming in a beaker of Miracle Broth™. There are many potions with a big price tag, this one does too. But after a few weeks with it, it really is a miracle! Wrinkles disappeared, skin inflammation gone and we feel like a million dollars again.


Is your mum all about cocktail hour? Help her take things up a notch with SodaStream’s Mother’s Day Gift Pack. You’d be forgiven for thinking SodaStreams are for soda water – correct, but they’re also excellent mixology tools. SodaStream has put together a bunch of goodies that will allow your mum to be whipping up the perfect tipple in no time. Lemon Lime Bitters and Indian Tonic syrups, a book of reciples and a cocktail jigger get the party stared. We had a fair bit of fun experimenting, with the White Spirit machine quickly becoming our favourite kitchen benchtop accessory. Especially post Happy Hour! Machines RRP from $109

Paire Socks

Go on, get a Paire. With Winter closing in, Mum will love you forever when you give her Australia’s best socks! A thoughtfully designed blend of Australian Merino wool and organic combed cotton create smoother softer, moisture-wicking and odour absorbing socks. A true fabric chameleon – warm in the cold and cool in the heat. These are soft and luxurious and practical. Not too tight around the ankles, deliciously warm, thoughtful design, conscious product sourcing and all in recyclable packaging. Buy now and you’ll also get a free pair (two for mum or maybe one for you). From $23,

KitKat Dark Downunder

Has your mum got a sweet tooth? Hot off the press is the brand new dark chocolate range from KitKat – we’re here to tell you they are fancy and they taste good! Better yet, they RRP for $5 so grab a few blocks of Dark Tasmanian Mint and Dark Southern Australian Orange for her (hey maybe one for you too!) to enjoy. The colour marbling takes these blocks out of the realms of your average chocolate block and then there’s the big, bold flavours from Aussie flavours. Our fav is the Mint which hits the after dinner spot right on.

Flower Beauty – Seal the Deal

Pick up Mum some of Drew Barrymore’s very own beauty range, Flower. The entire range is cruetly free, very affordable and you’ll find it at from Chemist Warehouse, . A highly comprehensive range of classics from primers, to blush to foundation, and setting sprays to bronzers, lips treatments, lip glosses – it’s all about playing with colour and styles with Flower. The brand is perfectly priced to test new things – new products and new colours – just the way make-up should be. From under $10

Art Masterclass

Got a mum who loves a crafter-noon? Sign her up for this 2.5 hour lesson in the ancient art of Turkish lamp making. That’s right, lamp making. This Darlinghurst studio runs classes weekends, weekdays, mornings, nights, you name it. It’s a riot of colour inside, with Turkish ceramics, scarves and of course lamps on display. Workshops start off at $79 for a basic candle holder, but you can choose to upgrade to an Aladdin-esque table lamp that’s certainly a showstopper. It’s a little like those plaster painting classes we went to as kids, except you’ll walk out the door with a gorgeous mosaic lamp. Our hot tip is to book you and mum in for a few hours of fun. From $79

Rodan + Fields

If your mum is obsessed with her skin, give her the gift of dermatologically inspired products. Rodan and Fields is formulated by Stanford-trained Dermatologists Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields use their expertise and over 30 years in practice to formulate products that are innovative, easy-to-use and backed by scientific research. Try the Reverse Regimen if dark spots or ageing are bugging her. Newly developed, the Reverse Regiment will instantly brighten skin and even skin tone 4x faster with 5x more Vitamin C, 2 types of Retinoids + an exclusive antioxidant blend to tackle + prevent more types of visible discolouration including dark marks, sun spots + unwanted freckles. A regimen proven to work after eight weeks:
73% of participants noticed clearer, more translucent-looking skin. What a gift! $267

Burt’s Bees

Give mum the gift of luscious lips. Burt’s bees have launched advanced relief lip balm in two varieties – unscented and cooling eucalyptus. These new additions are perfect for dry lips and can seal in moisture, providing long lasting hydration and relieving dryness. With double the waxes and butters of the classic Burt’s Bees Lip Balms for advanced care that hydrates and repairs severely dry lips. Made with responsibility sourced beeswax, jojoba oil and turmeric to promote healing. A perfect little pep me up and a gift she’ll use all winter long. $7.95

QT Sydney

Imagine, mum basking in self-care in a QT Sydney suite, ordering dinner without having to consult everyone else’s yucks and yums, all while snuggling into a plush QT Robe. May is the month of “Chaos”, a celebration of QT x Four Pillars Chaos Gin. The deal inclues Overnight Accommodation in a QT Sydney Suite,Chaos Hour delivered in-room for mum to enjoy her 2 x Ordered Chaos Cocktails, Complimentary neat tasting, $100 Room Service credit and late checkout Late check-out.

Certified Organic Wines – Koonara Emily May Rose

Rose’ has to be the ulimate mother’s day tipple. We really love the Emily May Rose – It’s mde from tempranillo grapes, (pronounced Tem-pran-ee-oo) with oodles of fruit and Turkish delight aroma. Even better is that its from Koonara Wines who a Certified Organic Vineyard in the Coonawarra Region their wines are vegan friendly, low in sulphur, and have no residual sugar which means your mum can enjoy a few glasses without the headache!

Lucas’ Papaw Remedies

If you’re like us, some form of Lucas’ Papaw Ointment has been somewhere nearby for as long as your mum has been by your side. Whether it was a tub as a tiny tot (hello nappy rash) or a tube of lip balm in your school uniform pocket, it’s an oldie but a goodie. New research commissioned by the brand shows that 13 million Australians (66%) look to mum for advice on healthcare and parenting, so make sure she’s got her papaw fully stocked in the cupboard this Mother’s Day.

About the author

Lisa used to use Sydney as a base to drop off souvenirs before heading off on the next adventure but these days she’s got her feet almost on the ground, with a desire to try every high tea in Sydney, and a cute cavoodle puppy at home. Travel writer, photographer and Kitchen Aid freak, she loves to eat, bake and write.


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