Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Christmas Gift Giving Guide- best gifts for Mum!

A lot of the gift giving emphasis at Christmas is on the children, and lets face it... most of the time it is the Mums' doing the gift buying and often they find themselves forgotten or an after thought. Dad's or anyone who may be buying for a Mother, let's appreciate her hard work throughout the year and spoil her, she deserves it! 

Although we are edging closer and closer to Christmas day and most people have already started their gift buying, if not finished it by now; we all know Dads' leave their Christmas shopping to the last minute, sooooo it is not too late to not so subtly show the Dad in your life these great gift ideas for Mum.

All Mum's LOVE handmade gifts and cards! But put a little effort in. Something a little more special than the average texta drawing. How about get some paint out and do hand prints. Capturing this point in time where the children will never be this tiny again, a hand print is a lasting memory! Maybe these might provide you with some inspiration-

Most mums really don't need expensive gifts. It is the thought that counts!

All mum's also love something nice to eat. Have you thought about some chocolates? Lindt chocolate is among the very best and you can get a packet like this from your local super market somewhere between $5 and $10. 

I did hear that chocolate releases the happy hormones. Happy wife = happy life!

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How about a photo mug. They are beautiful and a great way to get your wonderful photos and memories off the computer and being appreciated everyday. You are only limited by your imagination with the design. Harvey Norman do them for around $12.
Giving Mum her own special cup just might get her day off to a brighter start!

Watch the kids for half an hour and send Mum off for a Pedicure! For roughly $40- This is a long lasting feel good gift! Most towns have a nail salon in at least one of their shopping centres, or try the local beauty salon. Taking just half an hour out for herself recharges her batteries while the AMAZING massage chair soothes her aching back and the beautician gets to work on her hard working feet which has an instant effect... Each time she looks down at her beautifully painted toe nails she will continue to feel refreshed for many days later.

Buy Mum a good TV series. This is sure to keep her entertained for a while and is a great distraction from life. Some time out and a chance to stop worrying about what needs to be done and every other issue that our busy schedules bring. You can usually pick one up for around $25 or Sanity often has a 2 for $40 deal. I personally recommend "Hart of Dixi", "Arrow", "Revenge", "The Black List", "Veronica Mars" and "Mcleod's Daughters".

Perfume comes from a HUGE price range these days, but if you hit your local discount chemist they usually have some good brands at great prices. I personally love Hally Berry's Pure Orchid which can be purchased for around that $25 mark. It has a beautiful sweet subtle scent.

Between $60- $80

A new pair of jeans is another lasting "feel good" gift! Every time she wears them she will instantly get a boost as she will look and feel great! Jeans can be a little tricky because to get a really good pair that fits perfectly-you really need to try them on. 

So maybe opt for a gift voucher at Jeans West or Just Jeans.
Now if you really want to spoil Mum, watch the kids for around 3 hours and send her to the hair salon. This has a very long lasting feel good effect. The time out and adult conversation will make her feel human again. Sitting in the air conditioning having a cuppa in peace without the kids demanding everything and anything from her, maybe catch up on some light reading from her favourite magazine (which there is never time to do at home) and leaving with a fresh new hair cut, or style, a head massage and a wash with the good shampoo, a colour rejuvenation and maybe some foils will make her feel like she is worth a million bucks and this could last up to six weeks!

On my personal wishlist this Christmas is a Fitbit Flex- wireless activity and sleep tracker. I have been wanting one for so long. For roughly between $118 and $130 this simple wristband tracks steps, distance, and calories burned. At night, it tracks sleep quality and wakes you silently in the morning. Check the lights to monitor progress towards personal goals. It’s the motivation Mum may need to get out and be more active. And she will thank you when she is feeling more energized and pride in reaching her targets.

Well that is it from me. Mums... please comment, what else is on your wish list... Someone might be searching for inspiration for your Christmas gift. Here is your chance to drop that hint ;-)


  1. I think I need to show this to my partner who hasn't even started shopping for my presents yet! I like the idea of the Fitbit Flex. that looks cool.

    1. Thanks for commenting Toni! Since posting this I discovered that Fitbit released a new version called fitbit charge! It seems like it is a little better! I was informed today that my partner did not buy my present from my wish list ... but he did say on boxing day we are going to go and get a fitbit charge as well. I'm very lucky :-) I hope you get something nice, and have a merry Christmas!