Because somehow it’s actually May in like, five minutes, and that means giving a high five to mums across the nation for Mother’s Day (and let’s be honest… us too!). I struggle to figure out what to get my ma when the time comes, but I have either bought her these items or am eyeing them off for my Daughter of the Year 2016 efforts cos I know she’d love them.
For Christmas a few years ago I gave my mum the Original Ubercircle from Uberkate, one of my favourite jewellery peeps, and I pretty much topped out my present-giving abilities that year. I’m pretty sure nothing will ever come close again! I had it engraved with the names of her grandchildren and I can still remember her massive grin when she opened the box. Prime gift material, this one.
I totally dig this Oversized Scarf in Desert Flower from Bohemian Traders, because it’s one of those pieces that can be used for anything. I love taking them when I travel to hide sundry stains and wrinkles and also to use as a blanket, and it’s large enough to actually provide some warmth as a cool weather scarf when properly bunched around the neck. My ma is into this floaty kind of business so I know she’d be stoked… but she’s also the kind to use it as some kind of interior decorative thingo so it would do like, quadruple duty in her hands. It’s also light so would be cheap to post (or have sent straight from the site) which is helpful because I’m now Interstate Daughter.
Speaking of light, I also spotted these crystal-beaded hoop earrings, which I love. I definitely considered getting them for myself, but totally just got the khaki utility vest vest so we’ll see. Maybe. (Probably).
For the civic-minded of you, you might like to check out the Oxfam shop, which always has incredible stuff that gives back in the best way. I’ve got my eye on this bamboo salad bowl from Oxfam or perhaps this very sweet heart incense burner hand carved using traditional techniques from India.
Because they’re a staple of mine: Queen B pure beeswax pillar candle.
And if you’re brave enough, a La Mav Mother’s Day pack from Biome Eco Stores looks pretty good (La Mav has beautiful products), but if you don’t have the kind of relationship where you can give your mum wrinkle cream, then perhaps something else might be less stressful!
And because I know this will be a winner no matter what, a 12 pack of Norfolk Rise Merlot. It’s currently 50% off (save like, $108!) soooooo there’s definitely on en route to my house right now. Sorry not sorry.
So what’s on your list? Do you like to think outside the box? Is wine your fallback too?