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Mother's Day gift guide

Find the perfect pressie with Time Out’s guide to maternal pampering in 2022


Last year taught us not to take the chance to hug our mums for granted. Well, Mother's Day is here again, and in 2022 we are looking forward to spoiling her with tasty treats, fun activities and superbly made pyjamas and kitchenwear. As always, don't delay in ordering – you don't want to be late to show her how much she means to you.

Show mum some love with these great gifts

Ma, Yai Yai, Mooma, Mummy… Every mum is unique, especially when it comes to the kitchen. Does yours rival Julia Child, or need help boiling an egg? Either way, a gift apron for Cargo Crew with your mother's name embroidered – plus added emoji! – will send the right message, and that message is: “You literally fed me until I grew to adulthood, your food is love to me, and I can never thank you enough.” Cargo Crew’s aprons are available for adults and kids in a wide range of colours and styles. Design it for mum online now, and Cargo Crew's team of embroiderers will get to work creating your unique gift. All aprons come with free gift wrapping and start from $29.99 plus $12 for personalisation.

Eco Modern Essentials’ Stone Diffuser is an elegant ultrasonic mist diffuser that brings a natural atmosphere and style to any environment. Simply add your favourite essential oils and create your desired atmosphere. The Favourites Collection includes ten popular essential oils and blends that can add to your everyday wellness. This collection is the perfect starter kit for anyone wanting to learn about essential oils and includes Immune Support, Dream Drops, Anxiety Blend and Sinus Clear.  


Chilled-out pottery classes can teach mum how to make beautiful ceramics under the guidance of friendly local potters. Turn a block of clay into anything from a teapot to a quirky clay sculpture. She’ll soon realise pottery is a meditative experience, as she moves with the rhythm of the pottery wheel or methodically knead and shapes her clay. She can try the unique art of kintsugi pottery, hand building clay, or wheel throwing for beginners. Class Bento donates to Dementia Australia with every booking too.  

If a bouquet of flowers isn’t on the agenda then perhaps a box of fresh strawberry doughnuts is more the ticket, because you can’t eat flowers can you? The box is beautifully presented and delivers to anywhere in Australia. Dessert Boxes got into business in order to “innovate and disrupt the gift-giving industry” and just as a side note, if your mum appreciates gifts that are a little on the rude side then you should check out the full range. Just sayin'.


The sense of smell is closely linked to memory, and trying to hunt down the perfect candle  scent that can bring that wave of nostalgia into your life can be a challenge. Sent Studios can solve this by making you a bespoke scented candle based on your answers to a questionnaire. But they also have remarkable and unique candles available off the rack for great gifts, like this amazing black tea and fig one that has hints of tobacco. It was hand made in Sydney and will burn for about 40 hours. 

Nothing is better than a good night’s sleep, and Bamboozld’s sleepwear is exactly the attire to make sweet dreams a reality. This sleep set is made from 70 per cent sustainably and organically grown bamboo and 30 per cent cotton – it's luxurious and breathable. The pants feature a snazzy koala print and the top is incredibly soft. Not to mention the fact it comes in a cute gift box! Order online and standard shipping is free.

Cadbury Roses Limited Edition Mandaang Guwu by Karen Lee, $12
Photograph: Supplied/Cadbury Roses

Cadbury Roses Limited Edition Mandaang Guwu by Karen Lee, $12

It’s hard to be unhappy with a box of choccies as a gift – and this Mother’s Day, Cadbury Roses are once again doing something extra special. Renowned Australian artist and Wiradjuri woman, Karen Lee, has designed a Roses gift box that celebrates the women in our lives who show us love every day. Cadbury Roses are donating $50,000 to the Stars Foundation to help provide full-time school mentors to young Aboriginal girls to help them fulfil their potential, while Karen Lee and Black Door Gallery have donated two limited edition Karen Lee prints and a painting for a silent auction, with all proceeds to go to the Stars Foundation. Place a bid (winners announced on Mother’s Day) and give a box to your mum to share the love – it’s available at retailers Australia wide.

Or say it with flowers

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