Monday, 23 April 2012

In Mothers… we Trust

Is there anyone more important in a girls life than her mother?

We learn how to do our hair and makeup from them, get to borrow their vintage clothing and have unconditional love no matter what we do. Therefore it is only fitting that we reward these courageous and loving women with thoughtful gifts on Mother’s day. Yes that’s right, its never too early, or too late, to start thinking ahead and we all know that mum can be a little difficult to buy for as they continue to say things like ‘Please do not get me anything’ or ‘All I want is for you and your sister to get along’.

Here are some of my gift ideas that I think any mother will love.

Take the initiative to drive your mother for a change and cook for her. A night out with the family at a fabulous restaurant that overlooks a gorgeous city line would be just the thing she needs. For those Brisbane beauties I suggest the MtCootha Summit Restaurant & Bar. With spectacular views and a mouth-watering menu, you really cannot go wrong.
Night view of Brisbane from Mt Cootha
Or how about a peaceful lunch out at the breath-taking Montville, overlooking the entire Sunshine Coast. Any number of the cafes and restaurants in Montville are perfect but one of my favourites is The Edge Restaurant. We always take mum here for coffee and it never gets old.

If your mum is like mine then she loves to take time out and relax in the ensuite spa every now and then. To make bath time even more relaxing I suggest:
Soap and Glory Calm one Calm all. It smells beautiful and is silky soft.
Head into Myer and take a look around the entire range from Soap and Glory. Their packaging is cute to boot and you are sure to find something fabulous for mum.

Lush Bath bombs:

These are great fun in the bath. Rose Queen and Tisty Tosty.

And for something a little cosy, a great idea is a scarf from Portmans, Cue or Tree of life.
Pop in and have a look around Portmans. They always have fantastic clothes perfect for mum. I got my mum a scarf from here and she loved it.

A funky scarf from Tree of Life is a great way to bring colour into your mum's wardrobe and to help brighten up the Winter months.

Other gift ideas include:
- a gift certificate to a day spa as she could always use the time to relax and have a break, 
- dvds and box sets, my mum loves Packed to the Rafters and The Good Wife
- health and food books, my mum is big of nutrients lately and for Christmas we bought her an Oscar Living Juicer and she absolutely is in love with it so juice books are a great complimentary gift.

Anything you get mum, she will love and appreciate the thought.
It's just nice to say thanks and we love you mum.

Happy Shopping. Xx


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  2. Haha I remember oh so many times when my mum would request me & my sisters just to get along for mothers day!! Too funny!!

    Some really great ideas and I might have to check out the tree of life scarves for myself ;)

    1. hehe yes mums are there to make us laugh.
      I love anything from tree of life and winter is coming up so why not buy a few scarves :)