Mother’s Day

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Ruby Olive earrings and bangles, current fav reads and Easton Pearson bookmark from Museum of Brisbane (MOB) shop.

All families are different and I try very hard to feature books here on my blog for all families. You will find children’s books about mothers and mother figures in this post here. Mothers’ Day can be a beautiful day of honouring your mum or mother figure, or it may be a really tricky or fraught day for you….I so understand this.  My own mum is superb and I know I am very lucky. One of my favourite childhood photos is the one below of my mum, my sister and I.

The gift ideas in this post are a mash up of all the things I love and I think you will also love. Email or message this list to children, husbands, partners or whomever is buying you a gift – done! In my case, the girls are going to chose something from here for me and we’re going to ‘add to cart’ and wait for the parcel in the mail.

Gifts for Mother’s Day

Click on the pictures or hyperlinks to purchase.

In my ideal world, I’d be in bed all day on Mother’s Day reading a book – this is not going to happen for me – but I can dream! I don’t read many adult books, but I’ve been on a run of them lately and the titles here are ones I would totally recommend for Mother’s Day.

I personally don’t think you can go past a magazine subscription. It’s the gift that gives every month for a year – that is lots of times that you will be thanked for the gift! There is nothing nicer than sitting and reading a magazine with a cup of tea for five minutes or so and though I subscribe to some magazines online, it is just NOT the same as a paper copy in the mail each month…you cannot post-it note an online copy. I personally love Breathe,  which Bec Sparrow put me onto, ‘Frankie’, ‘Flow’, ‘Womankind’, ‘Lunch Lady’, ‘Smith Journal’, ‘Organic Gardener’ and ‘Mindfood’.

Image credit: Gorman

Ziggy’s Dream Bathrobe

I have a bit of a Gorman issue and this printed linen blend bathrobe with pockets is kinda divine. Just saying. It’s also one size fits all so you won’t need to worry with exchanges..WINNING.

Image credit: Gorman

Cuttings Medium Planter

I have a few of these water resistant cotton canvas planters and they are super duper nicer than plastic pots. I really love the soft look of fabric with the green of the plants…unless the plants die…which does occasionally happen.

Image credit: Gorman

Palm Tree Pillowcase Pair

My Gorman pillowcases (not these ones) make me smile and I really love the pop of colour. They are a 250 thread count printed pillowcase pair with print on one side and plain on the back. I’ve found they wash beautifully.

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Queen Bee Honeycomb Ring  from Oh My Giddy Aunt. Enter code CBD on any Oh My Giddy Aunt purchase to receive a free silver charm. If you have been following me for a while you will know that I have a thing for bees and I have thing for the products from Oh My Giddy Aunt. Nikki’s attention to detail and service is like nothing I’ve ever experienced shopping online. My bee ring has a small diamond for each child, the dog and one for Dan. I almost never take it off.

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Biome Sensitive Skin Pack

I’ve been using this pack from Biome for ages now – but lets face it I’m not a model! Ha! PudStar (11) also uses it and we both love the smell and the feel. I talked a little about her use of it here. This 3-in-1 Skin Trio Face Clay “Pink Clay & Rose Hip”, Orange Flower Hydrosol and Jojoba Oil is super lovely.

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Sow ‘n Sow Mother’s Day Seed Card – Snapdragon

A recycled paper Mother’s Day card featuring stunning artwork by Daniella Germain. This card is a gift that grows, as it contains Snapdragon seeds.

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Biome also has a beautiful range of organic and sustainably-produced toiletry bags, makeup bags and cosmetic bags like this One Thousand Lines Flat Pouch

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Softies Jen Necklace (Multi or Plain colours available)

If you’re looking a gift for a mother of babies, you can’t go wrong with one of Ruby Olive’s softies necklaces. These non-toxic, food grade silicone beauties will withstand any amount of bub’s chewing, squeezing or tugging (they have a quick release clasp for safety).

Image credit: Ruby Olive

Image credit: Ruby Olive

Garden Party Collection

Anyone for tea? I have a few pieces from this range and really love the alternating two toned multicoloured beads.  Made with hand-poured resin, the drop earrings feature two toned striped discs hanging from a round resin stud top and are my fav and are super light weight.

Ruby Olive earrings and necklace, toning in with ‘Trick of the Light’ by Laura Elvery

Image Credit: Bohemian Traders

As mentioned above, I‘m not a fashion blogger  – I KNOW you’re shocked as I’m such a style icon #saidnooneever. Despite not having much of a clue, I do adore a few brands and stick with them season in, season out. Jericho Road, Gorman, Dogstar, Maiocchi and Bohemian Traders is pretty much my wardrobe – with random staples thrown in. I really like this dotty skirt…like really like it. Actually it’s what the girls are getting me…we ‘added to cart’.

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Day to Night Delight

From sunrise to sunset, this trio will help you create your own heavenly at-home mini retreat. There’s Morning Sunshine to wake you up, a luscious lavender and mandarin hand cream to keep your mitts tip top, and, when the day is done, there’s Nighty Night for the ultimate unwind.

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The Darling Buds Pink Tea For One

 A secret garden of tea time delights awaits! Patterns of overgrown vines of morning glory flowers weave their way across teapots and tea for ones, while proteas and leafy palms adorn cups & saucers and teamugs.

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Papaya Rose 100g Feature Tin

We’re on the last of our Baxter Bun T2 tea from Easter and are about to move on to this blend of peony roses, papaya, rosehip and lemon myrtle form.

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Cultural Mug Series

Peace, love and tea I say! Raise your cups with these mix and match mugs with pops of colour and stylised illustration and say cheers to diversity, community and coming together over a good ol’ cuppa!

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May Your Shelves Always Overflow With Books – Framed Book Page Art

Printed onto an antique dictionary pages sourced from vintage stores. The black wooden frame is eco-friendly and has no glass to allow you to feel the old book page.

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Little Women Tote Bag

“I want to do something splendid…something heroic or wonderful that won’t be forgotten after I’m dead. I don’t know what, but I’m on the watch for it and mean to astonish you all someday.” So says Jo in Chapter 13 of Louisa May Alcott’s beloved Little Women, the inspiration for this gorgeous tote bag.

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Pride and Prejudice Scarf

Dream of Mr Darcy as you adorn yourself in this beautiful, lightweight scarf featuring the original 19th-century jacket art by Hugh Thomson. The Pride and Prejudice Necklace (below) will also be a winner!

Book Geek Pride and Prejudice necklace with Ruby Olive earrings.

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