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2021's Most Thoughtful Gift Ideas for Mothers Day (Australia)

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Mother’s Day is fast approaching. And let’s face it: there’s no better way to shower your mom with love than by finding the perfect gift to celebrate her.

Although to some it may feel natural to find the perfect gift, others might have a more difficult time figuring out what’s best for mum.

Are you finding it increasingly difficult to top the grand gifts you've given your mother for past Mother’s Day celebrations?

Let’s dive straight into the list of gift ideas your mother will love this upcoming Mother’s Day.

Top 7 Picks for Mothers Day Australia Gift Ideas

1) Australian Mother’s Day Scarfs

Pauline Woody silk scarf
Pauline Woody silk scarf

With the chilly autumn breeze not getting any warmer and the wintry air fast approaching, nothing beats an Australian-made Pauline Woody scarf to keep the shivers at bay.

This Pauline Woody Silk Scarf is designed by the artist herself and embroidered with earthy tones and leaf-patterned, seasonal accents.

Mothers would be thrilled to receive this special Mother’s Day gift; it’s practical, snazzy, and stylish.

And the best part is, multiple scarves are available through the catalogue. You will have no difficulty finding the perfect colour palette for your mother during the second Sunday of May.

What’s more, these scarves' prized selling point is their beautifully crafted, authentically-made Australian designs. Whether Aboriginal designs, Australian banksia, or Kookaburra suits your mother best, you’ve got a whole variety of options to choose from.

And to top everything off, it all comes in a packaged box filled with information about the artist and the artwork. If you want it pre-wrapped with a ribbon, a complimentary gift tag, and luxury paper, a Mother’s Day gift option is available too.

Celebrate Mother’s Day with a gorgeous scarf. Browse through our seasonal Mother's Day Scarf Collection.

Here’s What to Expect:

  • 100% Silk
  • Measures 54cm x 180cm
  • 0.2 kilograms
  • 100% made in Australia
  • Gift box ready

2) Australian Mother's Day Hand Creams

Manuka Honey & Goats Milk Hand Cream
Manuka Honey Hand Cream

Does your mother complain about dry hands? If so, we have the perfect Mother’s Day gift for her.

Manuka Honey Hand Cream offers fantastic relief for aging and dry skin. One of its main functions is that it helps draw out impurities from the pores, making it a naturally effective cleansing agent.

Hand cream is crucial to moisturise the delicate outer layer of your palm’s thick skin.

For older folks, a good hand cream not only protects the skin but also contains anti-aging properties.

High-quality hand creams are a Mother’s Day gift that your mother will cherish, making her feel that youthful glow again.

At I Still Call Australia Home (ISCAH), we have many hand creams available in our extensive range — enriched with extracts of Australian natives such as Grass Lily, Kakadu Plum, and Quandong.

Sure, they smell like a lush garden with plants from exotic countries, but the ingredients are all locally sourced here in the vast landscapes of Australia.

What’s more, we love our wild and cuddly pets just as much as we love our mothers (and do we love our mothers!). Our hand creams are cruelty-free and never tested on animals.

Just like our original and artistic scarfs, all of our hand creams are individually wrapped and packed with a complimentary gift bag. If you’d rather give a gift card for Mother’s Day, you also have that option.

Enjoy the act of gift-giving this holiday season with Australian Hand Creams. Browse through our seasonal Mother’s Day Hand Cream selection.

Here’s What to Expect:

  • 100 mL
  • Made with shea butter and argan oil
  • Royalties are credited to the artist and community
  • 100% made in Australia
  • Gift box ready

3) Australian Mother's Day Clutch Purses

Beach Koalas Clutch Purse
Beach Koalas Clutch Purse

Does your mum have any of the following problems with her current bag?

  • Stray strings
  • Scratched and stain markings
  • Muck, dust, and grime everywhere

If her handbag is getting worn out, we have the perfect solution.

Give your mum’s purse a total makeover by replacing it with this brand-new and adorably cute clutch purse for Mother’s Day! Your mum is fur-sure going to love this Mother’s Day gift.

Let’s be real here, your mum is never too young or too old to have a cotton clutch purse ready to store her coins, lipstick, phone, charger, keys, and the whole range of odds and ends.

Artist Murilo Manzini designed the adorable art on this 100% pure cotton Mother’s Day gift. And if koalas aren’t your thing, there are many more in the selection boasting patterns like Flora and Australian Chinoiserie.

With this purse, your mum can celebrate Mother’s Day in style with designs inspired from all around the globe.

What’s more, your mum can also wear this to showcase her Australian pride — not just on Mother’s Day, but any day of the year!

Enjoy the act of gift-giving this holiday season with Australian Mother’s Day Clutch Purses. Browse through our seasonal Mother’s Day Bags selection.

Here’s What to Expect:

  • 100% pure cotton
  • Designed in Australia by Murilo Manzini for La La Land and made overseas
  • Made in Melamine
  • Adorable koala family art
  • 0.05 kg

4) Australian Mother's Day Jigsaw Puzzles

Jigsaw Puzzle – Exotic Paradiso
Jigsaw Puzzle – Exotic Paradiso

If your mum is a true homebody, she’ll love the Australian Jigsaw Puzzles ready to keep her busy for Mother’s Day 2021.

100% Australian cultural icons like banksias, a crimson rosella, Major Mitchell Cockatoo, koala, quoll, waratah, and more are all accounted for in this Mother’s Day gift.

If you’re priming for a special game day with your mother, she’ll love the quality time spent solving this jigsaw puzzle.

Enjoy the holiday spent puzzling with your mum.

Loving this perfect Mother’s Day option? Find more amazing mother’s day gifts for under $30.

Here’s What to Expect:

  • Finished size: 70cm x 50cm
  • Comes with an actual-sized picture of the completed puzzle (it helps a lot!)
  • For ages 12+, 1000 pieces
  • Excellent interlocking pieces
  • 0.4 kg

5) Australian Mother's Day Cards

Greeting Card Cowboy Koala Mum
Greeting Card - Cowboy Koala Mum

Nothing screams Australia better than a souvenir gift card with true Aussie undertones.

If your mother appreciates the beauty of fun and whimsical art, she’ll love this gift for Mother’s Day. Or any day in Australia, for that matter!

Here’s a great way to continue the party: Enjoy the festive celebrations on the fourth Sunday of Lent by inscribing this gift card with a special message for mum.

Or let your imagination run wild and come up with a personalised holiday greeting that will be sure to lift her spirits this Mother’s Day.

Interested in this quirky and tasteful art style? Find more just like this Mother’s Day gift!

Here’s What to Expect:

  • 14 x 14 cm Mother’s Day cards
  • Includes a kraft envelope
  • Printed on 270gsm snowboard — a traditional postcard stock coated on one side to ensure bright, vibrant images while providing an easy writing surface on the un-coated side
  • Designed and made in Australia

6) Australian Mother’s Day Candles

Australian Kakadu Plum Candle
Australian Kakadu Plum Candle

Every mum needs to make time to relax and decompress. And what’s better than a sweet-smelling candle to soothe her as she takes a long bath or goes through her nightly routine.

Plus, some of our candles are infused with eucalyptus to relax her muscles and improve her breathing—nothing gets more wholesome than that!

And what’s more, our premium travel candles are created to mirror the scents of the Australian bush. Your mum will appreciate the ability to take the smell of home with her wherever she goes.

That, plus the fact that they are made with sustainably sourced beeswax from local beekeepers make these candles all the more perfect as an Australian gift.

Loving the idea of these Mother’s Day candles? Choose from our amazing scents, all for under $30.

Here’s What to Expect:

  • Flat braid cotton wicks
  • 100g of beeswax per jar
  • Approx 16 hours burn time
  • Gift wrapping available

7) Australian Mother’s Day Gift Sets

Soap Gift Pack - Scents of Australia
Soap Gift Pack - Scents of Australia

Even if you know what your mother loves or piques her interest, the best gift can still be difficult to find.

Sometimes the best thing to do is to go the extra mile and get them more than one thing to unwrap.

Luckily you don’t have to shop at several different stores to curate the perfect gift set. We’ve curated some of the best gift items to create sets that your mother will fall in love with. From luxurious soap sets—all with vegan, paraben-free and palm-oil free soaps, to delicious sweets and snacks: Every gift set is made up of handpicked gifts from our store.

Want to get her more than one amazing item? Finding something great won’t be hard with our variety of creative mother’s day gift sets. 

Here’s What to Expect:

  • Every item is uniquely Australian
  • Beautiful and thoughtful
  • Your set can be gift-wrapped and a special message included on a gift tag.

Make Your Mother’s Day With Something From Home

Thoughtful gifts are appreciated the most. And what better way to show your love than to gift your mother something from the land that she loves: Her home?

Beautiful and unique, she’s definitely going to love what you get her from our mother’s day gift items.

Don’t leave it until the last minute, shop for the perfect gift for the second Sunday of May today.



Featured Image: Unsplash by Xavier Mouton Photographie