Because Mother’s Day only comes once a year, it’s important to go above and beyond to make sure your mum feels extra special. To save you time sourcing the ultimate present for her this 13th May, we’ve put together this handy gift guide.
Is your mum the type of person who can usually be found buried in a book? If so, have a sneaky look at what she’s reading to see whether she’s a fan of novels, non-fiction, romantic movie tie-ins or classic sci-fi. Whatever her preference, you’ll find it – along with expert recommendations – at DYMOCKS. Remember to pick her up a beautiful card at TYPO.
There’s nothing like a limited-edition perfume or the latest cult face powder to brighten your mum’s daily routine. A flash set of brushes from MECCA COSMETICA, luxe body butter set from THE BODY SHOP or lip kit from NAPOLEON PERDIS are the tip of the iceberg when it comes to winning gift options. PRICELINE has all your designer fragrances at hand, and who’s to say you can’t treat yourself to a statement-making eyeshadow palette from DAVID JONES’ beauty section while shopping for mum.
We’re not suggesting you get mum a gym membership, but if she’s an unashamed exercise junkie she’ll want the latest kit to get the most from her workouts. Heart monitors, running shoes, skins… the fitness world never stops developing new and improved tech – and you can find it all at REBEL, NIKE and LORNA JANE.
Home is where the heart is – and where comfort reigns supreme. Whether your Mother’s Day plan involves delivering breakfast-in-bed or fashioning up an at-home day spa for mum, a plush pair of pyjamas and snuggly slippers from PETER ALEXANDER or BRAS N THINGS are sure to be appreciated. If home styling is your mum’s thing, consider a centrepiece candle from BED BATH N TABLE or a diffuser from ADAIRS.
Every mum deserves to look and feel a million bucks. If you’ve booked mum in for a fancy dinner, it’s only appropriate she have a red-carpet outfit to go along with it. In need of some ideas? A tailored winter coat is a classy finish to any outfit – check out COUNTRY ROAD or MYER. Autumnal colours are particularly striking at the moment, with burnt orange and red a welcome break from the sea of black and grey. A statement-making top, or jumpsuit for the more adventurous, are also bound to make mum feel like a star.
If you’re one of the lucky ones whose mum enjoys preparing delicious meals for the family, you owe her the best equipment. Whether mum’s specialty is a savoury hors-d'oeuvre or a batch of mouth-watering brownies, she’ll be sure to love some new gadgets or serving platters. For baking equipment and all the latest kitchen decorations head to KING OF KNIVES, MYER or DAVID JONES.
A special occasion calls for a special gift. Quality jewellery is a keepsake, guaranteed to stay close to mum’s heart, and perhaps even get passed down one day. Whether collectible charms from Pandora are your mum’s cup of tea, or she’s more likely to appreciate a classic pendant from the likes of ANGUS & COOTE or MICHAEL HILL, we have more than enough options to choose from that don’t carry a blingy price tag. A shiny new watch is another option for a mum who prefers her accessories to be practical – try SWAROVSKI or HOUSE OF FRASER.
In the words of author Hans Christian Anderson, “Where words fail, music speaks.” Show mum you’re tuned into her tastes this Mother’s Day with an album from TARGET or an APPLE iTunes gift card. Or, get her a new set of headphones so she can turn on her music and switch off the world. You’ll find a wide range of headphones and handy Bluetooth speakers at JB HI-FI .
It’s fair to say this category applies to 99 per cent of mums. You simply can’t go wrong with a gift certificate for a massage, facial, mani-pedi or any combination of spa treatments. We have no shortage of options either: ORIENTAL MASSAGE AND ACUPUNCTURE, BODY HAVEN MASSAGE, and LEE MASSAGE AND ACUPUNCTURE all offer an array of indulgent experience packages; while BEAUTY AT THE TOWERS, SEACRET THERAPY BEAUTY AND NAILS and PEARL NAILS provide the manicure, pedicure and beauty options that will have mum walking on air. For the at-home spa experience, the luxurious bath products from L’OCCITANE and fruit-infused bath bombs from THE BODY SHOP are hard to beat.
This weekend is the perfect time to treat mum to a gold class movie experience with a sing-a-long version of Mamma Mia! on the bill at EVENT CINEMAS, not to mention Melissa McCarthy and Amy Schumer’s latest comedies, Life of the Party and I Feel Pretty.
With over 300 retailers and restaurants to choose from, a Castle Towers Gift Card will give mum endless options for treating herself. Purchase online now or swing by our Customer Service Desk on Level 3 near House of Fraser.