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

All families are different and I try very hard to feature books here on my blog for all families. Mother’s 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.

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 whomever is buying you a gift – done!


Gifts for Mother’s Day

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, in fact this year we’ll be up and early for a visit to Tomerup Farm for a picnic! The gift ideas below are all fav’s of mine – bookish and otherwise! The books are ones I have read and loved in the last little while.


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‘Trick of the Light’

by Laura Elvery

(print & eBook available)

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‘Becoming’

by Michelle Obama

(print & eBook available)

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‘This One Wild and Precious Life’

by Sarah Wilson

(print & eBook available)

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‘The Beekeeper of Aleppo’

by Christy Lefteri

(print & eBook available)

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‘The Dictionary of Lost Words’

by Pip Williams

(print & eBook available)

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‘The Midnight Library’

by Matt Haig

(print & eBook available)

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‘Hamnet’

by Maggie O’Farrell

(print & eBook available)

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‘The Lady with the Gun Asks the Questions’

by Kerry Greenwood

(print & eBook available)

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‘Beatrix Bakes’

by Natalie Paull

‘The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and the Horse’

by Charlie Mackesy

(print & eBook available)

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‘The Dutch House’

by Ann Patchett

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‘The Weekend’

by Charlotte Wood

(print & eBook available)

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‘The Nowhere Child’

by Christian White

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‘The Wife and the Widow’

by Christian White

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Kobo eReader

My children (8 and 12) and I all have our own Kobo Clara eReaders, controversial as a librarian who loves print? I actually embrace all forms of reading my eReader increases the amount of books I can churn through. There are a number oAf brands on the market, I went with the Kobo brand of eReader as I knew that Kindles were locked to Amazon whereas with a Kobo you can access Overdrive from Australian public libraries and most school library digital collections.

Ruby Olive

Delicates Aussie Native Collection
I have a particular fondness for brooches and have amassed quite the collection of Ruby Olive ones. This Mother’s Day I am hoping to add the Kookaburra (they were Dan’s favourite bird) and the Rainbow Lorikeet (ChickPea’s favourite bird) as we are a bit of a bird family – not quite twitcher standard but we wouldn’t be far off!

Image Credit: Ruby Olive

Necklaces
I am rarely without one of the Ruby Olive necklaces these days  – I love the feel of the hand-poured resin and the incredibly bold colours. The colours and the quality of Ruby Olive pieces are delicious – funny word to use when describing accessories but they really are – they look and feel edible. Dear glory, they even featured me on their blog despite the fact that I am CLEARLY not a fashion blogger!

Oh my giddy aunt

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Queen Bee Honeycomb Ring
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 is so very special to me and I almost never take it off. This year I have Oh My Giddy Aunt bee earrings to match!

Glass Locket
This is my glass locket with a teeny tiny piece of illustration from Narelle Oliver captured inside it and I adore it so very much. Traditionally handcrafted in Mexico in thick glass and sterling silver. Glass lockets can hold a photo (or two – one on each side), a little poem, scrap of fabric, wild flower or any other flat memento to create a unique piece of jewellery with personal meaning. Oh My Giddy Aunt has more gift ideas here.

Gorman

Image credit: Gorman

Ink Leaves 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

Tidal Love Napkin Set
My beautiful neighbour knows of my love for all things Gorman and last year gave me a napkin set that I use every week. These napkins make me happy, even when no one will eat their dinner and just wants a sandwich…

Image credit: Gorman

Greenwing Raincoat
A Gorman raincoat is essential for all in my opinion and it’s the perfect ‘I wouldn’t buy it for myself but I’d looooove one’ gift for Mother’s Day. I have a purple bug one but if I was getting one now it would be this Greenwing one all the way.

Image Credit: Gorman

Picnic Rugs and Wine Coolers!
Oh my glory Gorman now has picnic rugs and wine coolers and I cannot decide if I love the Tidal Love or the Ink Leaves rugs and wine coolers more. Look to be honest I’d settle for either – given my current picnic rug is from Kmart and I’m not in love with it and my current wine cooler is non-existent. Just saying that I am slightly swooning over these patterns.

Biome

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Beekeep Parade Cosmetics Bag
Biome has a beautiful range of organic and sustainably-produced toiletry bags, makeup bags and cosmetic bags like this one from Beekeeper Parade. I love the story behind this brand and came across them quite by accident when my children were gifted Beekeeper Parade pencil cases last Christmas (which of course I have now ‘borrowed permanently’). This is a brand and social enterprise to support.

Image credit: Biome

Aroma Diffuser
I love this diffuser made from bamboo and glass and have one in my kitchen and one in my bedroom.

Image Credit: Biome

Biome Scrub + Soak
Reconnect with nature’s way. Simply beautiful, multi-tasking skin care made with minimal pure ingredients, and packaged in glass. Biome’s unique hand-blended products cleanse, nourish and hydrate without complicated, expensive formulas.

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

Bohemian Traders

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, Adrift and Bohemian Traders is pretty much my wardrobe – with random staples thrown in. I really like this dotty skirt…like really like it.

Book Geek

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Jane Eyre Cuff
I have one of these beautiful handmade brass cuffs featuring sections of a chapter from Charlotte Bronte’s novel and I rarely take it off. REALLY love it and so many people comment on it. The image on the cuff (the text) is taken from a 19th-century copy of the novel.

Image credit: Book Geek

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 will also be a winner!

Book Geek Pride and Prejudice necklace with Ruby Olive earrings.

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