Giving Gifts on Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day, as we know it today, with breakfast in bed, cards and presents, is a relatively young event, but the celebration of mothers and mother figures dates back to ancient times.

Whilst the tradition of giving gifts on Mother’s Day was well established in other parts of the world, it didn’t begin in Australia until 1924 when Mrs Janet Heyden, a resident of Leichhardt Sydney, started a campaign to collect gifts for lonely mothers.

Mrs Heyden often visited a friend in the hospital. While at the hospital she was struck by the number of patients who were lonely ageing mothers. Janet began campaigning for people to donate presents. School children and local businesses generously donated all sorts of goodies to the mothers.

Then Janet thought, why stop at them?

Today, Mother’s Day is celebrated in over seventy nations around the world.

A Gift for Mother

Mother’s Day is a special occasion to celebrate and appreciate the love, care, and sacrifices that our mothers and mother figures have made throughout our lives. It’s a time to acknowledge their unconditional support and affection and to express our gratitude and love for everything they do for us.

To make this day extra special, we’ve compiled a list of 8 unique and thoughtful gift ideas that you can give to your Mum. These gifts range from personalised keepsakes to practical items meant to convey your love and appreciation in a meaningful way.

Mother's Day Gift Ideas 2023

By giving one of these gifts, you can make your Mum feel cherished and loved, and show her how much she means to you. So browse through our list and find the perfect way to say “thank you” to your Mum this Mother’s Day.

8 Unique & Thoughtful Gift Ideas

  1. Flowers
    You can never go wrong with a beautiful bouquet of flowers. Pick up your Mum’s favourite blooms, or surprise her with a colourful arrangement that’s sure to brighten her day.
  2. Jewellery
    Jewellery is always a classic Mother’s Day gift. Consider a simple pendant, a pair of earrings or a bracelet that she can cherish for years to come.
  3. Gift Cards
    If you’re not sure what to get your Mum, a gift card to her favourite store or restaurant is always a safe choice.
  4. Personalised Gifts
    Whether it’s a customised photo album, a monogrammed robe or a personalised piece of wall art, a gift that’s tailored to your Mum’s taste is sure to earn you some brownie points.
  5. Spa Day
    Give your Mum the gift of relaxation with a spa day. Book her a massage, a facial or any other pampering treatments she might enjoy.
  6. Book or Movie
    Give your Mum the gift of entertainment with a good book or movie. If you know what she likes, pick up a new release or an old favourite.
  7. Candles or Diffusers
    Add some ambience to your Mum’s home with some nice candles or a diffuser. Scents like lavender and chamomile are perfect for promoting relaxation and stress relief.
  8. Subscription Boxes
    There are a ton of subscription boxes out there geared toward mums. From beauty products to snacks to books, there’s something for everyone. Sign up for a monthly subscription, and your Mum will get a gift all year long.

Shop Locally for Mother’s Day Gifts

Looking for the perfect gift for Mum? Look no further than your own backyard!

The Greater Port Macquarie is brimming with amazing local retailers offering one-of-a-kind Mother’s Day presents. From handcrafted jewellery to gourmet treats, you’re sure to find something special. Check out just a few of the many options available below.

Blossom Healing Handcrafted Gifts

Looking for a truly unique gift for Mum? Look no further than Blossom Healing Handcrafted Gifts.

Natalie handcrafts custom-made crystal wands, bracelets, and pendants that are channelled to assist with your personal healing and growth journey.

Each piece is a one-of-a-kind creation that is carefully crafted to your specifications. You can even choose the specific crystals used, or gift your mum a Kinesiology session with Natalie to discover which crystals will be most beneficial for her.

Using Kinesiology, Natalie helps you understand the connections between spiritual, emotional, physical, and biochemical health to create a holistic approach to wellness.

Give the gift of custom, handcrafted healing with Blossom Healing Handcrafted Gifts.

Blossom Healing is Natalie Fenn, a highly sought-after Kinesiologist with over 12 years of experience working with children and families. Natalie supports your healing journey with understanding, nurturing and empowerment. Learn more about Blossom Healing.

DOSE Cold Pressed Juices & Cleanse Packs

This Mother’s Day, give your mum the gift of health and wellness with DOSE cold-pressed juices and cleanse packs.

All DOSE juices are 100% natural with no artificial sugars or preservatives. They taste amazing and offer a variety of benefits for your health.

With fully customisable options, you can mix and match to create the perfect gift for your mum. Choose from 7, 10, or 18 juice packs, or go for the 3-day cleanse pack.

The DOSE team offers home deliveries to various locations, so you can show your love from afar. Give the gift of health this Mother’s Day with DOSE.

HeARTworx Original Art

Looking for an extra special Mother’s Day gift? Look no further than heARTworx! Original art and art prints by award-winning artist Gaye Leanne are guaranteed to delight.

Offering a variety of unique items like handpainted drink coasters, mugs and trinket dishes. You can even commission your own one-of-a-kind artwork, like a beloved pet portrait or a stunning botanical piece. And if you’re looking for a small yet meaningful gift, original paintings on mini canvas are a perfect choice.

Give the gift of beauty and creativity this Mother’s Day with heARTworx.

You can find heARTworx and Gaye Leanne’s Studio in the Lighthouse Beach area of Port Macquarie, just around the corner from Bittersweet Café. Learn more about HeARTworx.

Lucy Humphries Photography Gift Vouchers

Are you struggling to find the perfect Mother’s Day gift for your mum? Look no further!

Gift her with something truly heartfelt – a family photo session from Lucy Humphries Photography.

Imagine cherishing authentic images that tug at the heartstrings for years to come. Don’t miss out on capturing those precious moments as your family grows and changes.

With a gift voucher, you can keep those smiles on repeat every time you see your stunning photos.

Lucy specialises in family, business and event photography. Learn more about Lucy Humphries Photography.

Natalie O’Donnell Photography Motherhood Mini Sessions

Celebrate your wonderful Mum this Mother’s Day with a special gift from Natalie O’Donnell Photography!

Give her the gift of timeless memories with a children’s, family or portrait session. And if you’re unsure what to choose, you can always purchase a gift voucher and let her decide.

Don’t miss out on Natalie’s limited-time offer of Motherhood Mini Sessions – book now to capture your unforgettable moments.

Treat your Mum to a heartfelt gift that she will cherish for years to come, courtesy of Natalie O’Donnell Photography.

Mother's Day Gift Ideas: Motherhood Mini Sessions with Natalie O'Donnell Photography

Award winning photographer Natalie O’Donnell specialises in newborn, maternity and birth stories, milestones, children and family sessions. Learn more about Natalie O’Donnell Photography.

Round & Round Mother’s Day High Tea

Make your mother feel like royalty with the Round & Round Mother’s Day High Tea at the picturesque Roto Historic House.

Delight in a scrumptious spread of finger sandwiches, petite quiches, scones, sweet tarts, slices, and macarons that will leave you hankering for more.

The package also includes a hot or cold beverage of your choice to perfectly complement the delectable treats.

This is the perfect way to commemorate your Mother’s Day. Spaces are very limited, so book now to avoid disappointment.

You can find Round & Round Coffee Caravan on the lush lawns of the historical Roto House and beside Port Macquarie Koala Hospital. Learn more about Round and Round

The Seed Creative Workshops Gift Cards

Are you looking for the perfect gift for your creative Mumma? Look no further than The Seed Creative Workshops’ Gift Cards!

By purchasing a gift card for future workshops, you are giving not just a gift, but an unforgettable experience. This gift will not only encourage your loved one to engage in their favourite pastime but also provide them with the opportunity to learn something new and connect with other like-minded creatives.

Whether it’s crafting beautiful polymer clay jewellery, attending an art retreat with like-minded individuals, finding inner peace and balance through yoga, or spending a day playing with clay, this gift card has something to offer for every creative soul.

So, surprise your Mumma with a The Seed Creative Workshops Gift Card today and let her imagination run wild with endless possibilities! Learn more about The Seed Creative Workshops.

WildNets Adventure Park Experience

Unleash your inner adventurer and spend the day with Mum in the treetops!

Choose from exhilarating activities like running, bouncing, and playing high above the forest floor.

Or, take a leisurely stroll through the stunning Cowara forest on the walking track.

Relax with a picnic or snacks from the café in the shaded picnic area below the nets.

It’s the perfect day out for mums who love a bit of excitement and natural beauty!

Learn more about WildNets Adventure Park

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