Saturday Shopping: Last Minute Gifts For Mother’s Day

It’s one day before the big event – Mother’s Day, yes to me it’s a big, no, make it HUGE event – so if you’re still not in the game yet and still haven’t got that special someone (your mum, spouse, partner, aunt, etc) something yet, here are some last minute gift ideas you can get in a jiffy!


If you’re going to go hard and buy something mega special, why not splurge and get her something that will remind her of you. Man style watches are huge this season (I know I’m a huge fan!) and these chocolate coloured watches would go really well when worn together with bangles and bracelets in similar textures and tones. This one from Marc by Marc Jacobs $449.00 is so simple, yet the gold tone from the hands, the letters on the watch face and the crown just lifts it up a little.

L-R: Marc by Marc Jacobs $449.00, Emporio Armani $649.00
L-R: Marc by Marc Jacobs $449.00, Emporio Armani $649.00

Or, try this one by Emporio Armani $649.00, which has a darker chocolate tone and white hands, and dials. A much sportier version. The best thing is, it’s chocolate that won’t end up on the hips! Available at David Jones and Myer.

Jurlique Mother's Day Sets

Nothing says I Love You like some flowers, only thing is these flowers don’t wilt or die! With the Mother’s Day range from Jurlique, that special lady in your life can enjoy the lovely scent of roses from the Rose Hydration Set $34.00 or the Pick of the Bunch Set $75.00, or go with the big one and get her the All About Rose Deluxe Set $89.00. Available at all David Jones and Myer Stores.

L'Occitane Princess Cherry Set

Roses not her thing? Try cherries. This amazing range by L’Occitane the Mother’s Day Princess Cherry Set $95.00, will keep her smelling lovely and sweet with a 50ml EDT, 250ml Silky Body Gel, 75ml Pearlescent Shower Cream, 30ml hand cream and 125g Bonne Mere Milk Soap.



If you’re really, really pressed for time and have to work within a limited budget, why not try these ideas instead. You would be surprised what you can get with less than $50.00!

I have found some simple yet amazing things down the beauty aisle at my local Coles supermarket. Try putting together a simple make-up pack for her and wrap it up in some lovely coloured tissue paper and ribbons or in a nice printed cosmetics bag with a ribbon tied around it. It’ll look like you did put in some effort putting these things together.

Mascara, Powder and Eyeliner from the Coles beauty isle
L-R: Rimmer Scandal Eyes Mascara rrp$16.95, Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder rrp$12.99, Maybelline Master Liner rrp$12.50

Some mascara, an eyeliner and maybe some pressed powder and a lippy is all you need to make it look like you’ve tried really hard. 

BYS cosmetics
L-R: BYS Spring Fling Nail Enamel $4.95, Lipgloss $4.95, Eyeshadow Palette $4.95, Mascara $4.00

Or if you can pop into your local Gloss store, then try some BYS cosmetics. Their Animal Instincts  Eyeshadow looks superbly glamorous and wild, without breaking your bank account! Then put it together with a mascara, lipgloss and a nude coloured nail polish and you’ve got an amazingly neutral coloured palette that would suit anyone and transcends all trends! Minimal effort, maximum effect.


Absolute Blessing

I think, if all else fails, seriously speaking all we Mums want really is a day off. A day to enjoy some RNR, with the family, by themselves, just basking in the glory of what it means to be a mother. And, yes it doesn’t hurt to include some simple things that will make her day like something as simple as a bottle of wine and some gorgeous Red Rock Deli Corn Chips, with 4 different flavours – Jalapeno Pepper & Mature Cheddar, Fire Roasted Red Chilli & Lime, Sea Salt and Trio of Cheeses….bliss…

Red Rock Deli Corn Chips from $3.99 at Coles, Woolworths & independent supermarkets
Red Rock Deli Corn Chips from $3.99 at Coles, Woolworths & independent supermarkets


*I was given products from the Coles Beauty Isle, BYS Cosmetics and Red Rock Deli for consideration in accordance with the site’s Disclosure Policy





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