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Last minute Mother’s Day gift guide…

HerCanberra Team

Ok, so we’re into the last few days before Mother’s Day, and you’re not Robinson Crusoe if it’s crept up on you. So, we’ve done the hard yards and tracked down some last minute gift ideas for Mum… From cheap to chic, there’s a gift for every budget in our Mother’s Day gift guide!


1. Marcs Leather Zip Wallet

Ensure Mum keeps her finances safe with a Marcs Leather Zip wallet ($129). There’s plenty of space for all her cards and coins in this textured wallet featuring gold zips and a pop of colour.  Head to Marcs in Canberra Centre to grab this little beauty.

2. Mimco Origami Huntress Satchel

Inspired by a classic silhouette, the Origami Metro Huntress Satchel features a textural leather front panel that is Mimco’s take on a wild giraffe print — perfect for modern wild woman. A timeless piece that Mum will keep forever, you can find this gem at Mimco in Canberra Centre for $450 (if you’re lucky, you may find this item on sale).

3. Trinket Trio Earrings

Born from the self-proclaimed ‘hobby hopper’ Clare Talevich, Canberra’s Trinket Store is for the mum who believes she can never have too much ‘razzle dazzle’ and that each outfir is deserving of its own pair of earrings. From monochrome to on-trend patterns, hot colours to animal print, there’s something for every Mum (including those with teething babies). Featuring a trio of Trinket Store’s handmade earrings and a Nellie and the Cat teething necklace in coordinating colours, discover the gift set for just $40. You can find Trinket Store online

4. Abacus Chaplin Teething Necklace

Perfect for the soon-to-be mum or the new mum, Nellie and the Cat’s teething jewellery range is the ideal solution to saving her beautiful jewellery from a teething child. A safe alternative for mums nursing babies, the beads are made from high-quality food-grade silicone and organic maple timber that look great and are safe for babies to chew. The Abacus Chaplin necklace is classy addition to Mum’s wardrobe, retailing at $15 and available in black or white online

5. Art work by Luke Hadland

Support local artist, Luke Hadland, and invest in a beautiful, original piece of art for Mum this Mother’s Day. With trees shaped by the turning of blood through branching arteries and waterfalls bathed in the electricity of synaptic clefts, Luke’s work is evocative and truly unique. You can find his work online. This piece in our gift guide is an untitled original, 14.8cm x 21cm in size.

6-9. Organise Mum with kikki.K

Say ‘Dear Mum: I love you’ this Mother’s Day with kikki.K’s beautifully curated favourites. There’s nothing more precious than the memories you’ve made over the years to show mum just how much she means with the ‘Dear Mum’ Memory Book (6). Featuring a gorgeous printed floral cover and copper foil detailing on the front, she’ll cherish the years to come ($29.95).

Give your mum a thank you she won’t forget with kikki.K’s gorgeous keepsake Thank You For… book (7; $19.95).Featuring die-cut typography, the ‘Dear Mum’ card (8) is the perfect way to wish your stylish mum a happy Mother’s Day and the finishing touch to a beautiful gift ($4.95).

Nothing says Mother’s Day more than serving up Mum a cup of tea and breakfast in bed on Sunday morning, so why not add a touch of Swedish style with ‘Dear Mum’ handmade porcelain cup (8; $14.95) with saucer? kikki.K is located at both Canberra Centre and Westfield Belconnen.

10-12. Spoil mum with Timber & Tailor

Discover Braddon’s most beautiful things at Timber & Tailor in Lonsdale Street’s Ori Building. Having only recently opened, this store is a curated range of designers’ and makers’ products that Mum is sure to appreciate. Pick up a sweet tin of Tea by Storm and India {Tea Sisters} (10) ranging from $40 to $50 per tin. Bring the outdoors in with a Grace Wood Design cushion (11; $189) or splurge just that little bit and really spoil her with a gorgeous backpack by Chocolate Brownie (12; $439).

13. Pamper her with Aesop

An urbane addition to the Canberra Centre and in a city influenced strongly by its seasons, what better gift to give Mum then Aesop’s Body Resurrection Hand Balm (13)? This beautiful rich and readily absorbed moisturising balm is perfect for labour-wearied hands and cuticles. At just $29 a tube (75mL), it’s the ideal size to pop in her handbag and leave you with plenty in your pocket. Discover Aesop and their extensive range in the Canberra Centre.

14. Jigsaw Jewel Print Scarf, $125

Lightweight with eyelash trim edges for a relaxed finish, the Jigsaw Jewel Print scarf is a bright and beautiful addition to the wardrobe of any stylish Mum, particularly as we head into winter. Find this gorgeous gift at Jigsaw in the Canberra Centre.

Feature image courtesy of Shutterstock


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