First off, grab your diary and mark this date down — 8th May 2022. That’s when Mother’s Day falls in Australia (and the US) this year. Now there's no excuse to get caught empty-handed the Saturday before Mother's Day! If you’re looking to surprise Mum with a really special or unique Mother's Day gift, we’ve got a few ideas to help you.
With that, here are our top 10 gift ideas for Mother's Day 2022!
#1. A Floraly flower subscription
Flowers and Mother's Day go hand in hand. But why send Mum flowers only once a year? With a Floraly flower subscription, you can treat Mum to beautiful blooms more often, without even having to think about it. Gifting Mum a flower subscription this Mother's Day will surely make her day, month, and year, especially if she loves having beautiful, fresh flowers around the house all the time.
You can opt for one of our seasonal or premium flower subscriptions, starting from just $59 and $79 per month respectively, including delivery. Choose from a fixed 3, 6, or 12-month subscription, or save by choosing an ongoing monthly subscription, which you can cancel at any time. Each bouquet will be sent in our beautifully designed signature gift box and delivered right to Mum's door, so it's like receiving a new gift from you every single month!
#2. Luxurious sleepwear
Image credit: Papinelle
Pyjamas are another popular gifting choice for Mother's Day. This year, treat mum to a really blissful night's sleep with soft, silky pyjamas from Papinelle. From nighties to plush robes and French-inspired silk pyjama sets, there are plenty of lovely pieces to choose from in Papinelle's collection.
Papinelle uses sustainable, natural fabrics wherever possible and takes conscious steps to reduce their environmental footprint, so you can shop with peace of mind. Elegant enough for everyday wear, Mum will want to wear her new Papinelle pyjamas all year round!
#3. A wine subscription
If your mum is partial to a glass of wine with dinner, we think she'll love a subscription to Good Pair Days.
If you know Mum well and know the types of wines she likes, you can choose to send her a surprise box each month. With this, you get to decide how many months the subscription lasts, how many bottles Mum receives in each box and how much you'd like to spend per month. Depending on mum’s unique palate profile, you can choose whether the first box will be all reds, all whites, all sparkling, or all rosé. For something a little more fun, mix it up with reds and whites for mum!
Alternatively, you can give Mum a gift voucher that she can redeem herself. It can either be a one-off voucher or a voucher for a multi-month subscription. With this option, Mum will get to customise her own wine delivery based on her tastes — perhaps a safer option if you're not entirely sure what she likes.
#4. A fresh flower bouquet
Of course this had to be on our list!
A classic choice that never goes wrong, flowers are always a winner come Mother’s Day. There's a bouquet for every budget and style preference. Most mums tend to have a favourite flower — from roses to lilies, sunflowers and dahlias, you can take your pick from the wide variety of arrangements available at your local florist or online.
As Mother's Day is one of the busiest days of the year for florists, we recommend getting your flower order in as early as possible to save yourself a lot of last-minute panic on the day. The good news is, you can pre-book your Floraly Mother's Day flower delivery right now, to take all the stress out of getting flowers in time.
When you buy Mother's Day flowers from Floraly, your blooms of choice will arrive fresh from the growers and in our beautiful signature gift box. We even include a free card with your order so you can send Mum a lovely Mother's Day message — perfect if you can't physically be with her on the day. As an added bonus, Mum will be glad to know that with every bouquet you purchase, you’re also buying a meal for someone who needs it, through our partnership with OzHarvest.
Not sure which flowers to get? We've got a few recommendations: For a mum who loves a wildflower-like bouquet, we have The Sienna. If your mum radiates warmth and beauty, The Freyja is the perfect choice. For something less flashy and more unique, we recommend our Seasonal Natives. Or for something really extravagant, we recommend The Paris, a big bouquet that's simply bursting with pretty pink pastels.
#5. An indulgent dessert box
If Mum has a sweet tooth, we know just the thing to delight her this Mother’s Day — a gift box or hamper filled with delicious sweet treats she’ll adore. The team at Coco & Bean have you spoilt for choice with their wide variety of desserts and hampers. From French macarons to gluten-free brownies, cranberry and pistachio biscotti and meringue bites, these incredible treats will certainly have Mum feeling impressed (and full) with your thoughtful gift.
#6. Dried flowers
Elegant, sophisticated and chic, dried flowers are right on-trend this Mother’s Day. Delightfully low maintenance with no watering or trimming needed, dried flowers are an everlasting way to show Mum your love. Because they're unscented, they're a fantastic first Mother's Day gift idea for new mums.
You can shop a great range of dried flowers right here at Floraly. All of our dried flowers come already arranged inside a white ceramic vase, so all Mum has to do is open up her Floraly box and pop them on display.
The Margot is a great choice for any minimalist or coastal home. Mum will love the stunning mix of creamy, natural tones featured in this posy-sized dried floral arrangement, perfect for displaying on a side table, coffee table or sideboard. Fun and unique, this will be a gift she can enjoy for years to come.
Check out our recent blog post for more great reasons to send Mum dried flowers for Mother's Day.
#7. Customised soy wax candles
Image credit: Sent Studio
We're sure Mum has received a candle or two as a gift over the years. But has she ever had a custom candle made just for her? Sent Studio’s wonderful Candle Bar experience allows you to do just this!
All you have to do is complete a short quiz, and the team at Sent Studio will create a wholly unique fragrance that is meaningful to Mum, whether it's based on a specific memory you have of her or a fragrance containing all of her favourite notes. The custom label means you can put your mum's name on the candle itself, and include a short description of the inspiration behind the fragrance — how cool is that!
The candles are all hand-poured in Sydney, using 100% pure soy wax and real wood wicks for a safe, clean burn. The wicks even crackle and glow like a wood fire for the ultimate cosy experience. Now mum can enjoy a relaxing time at home with the one-of-a-kind scent you’ve created for her, and every time she lights it she'll be reminded of you.
Did you know you can add a premade Sent Studio candle to your Mother's Day flower order with us? Simply add any bouquet to cart, and then look for the Sent Studio candles among the list of add-ons.
#8. Assorted teas
If Mum prefers a hot cup of tea rather than a flat white, T2’s your go-to place this Mother’s Day. Take your pick from their wonderful gift packs — some even include exquisite, hand-painted bone china teaware, complete with gold trimmings. Or, if Mum's not into mix-and-match teaware, you could always buy her a teapot or a selection of her favourite black teas for a simpler but just as thoughtful gift.
#9. A pamper session at a spa
Mums are always busy juggling multiple roles, at work and at home, and it certainly takes a toll on the body. This Mother’s Day, treat her to a pamper session at a local spa, to rejuvenate her senses and help her enjoy total relaxation.
Endota Spa has multiple gift card options available, covering massages, facials and other treatments. They also have a range of beauty products to shop in their online and physical stores, so Mum can relax and refresh from the comfort of home.
#10. A craft workshop
If you're stuck for ideas for a Mother's Day gift, how about treating her to an experience instead? Sometimes all Mum wants is to spend quality time with you, and what better way to do it than with a fun workshop you both can enjoy? ClassBento has plenty of cool experiences you and Mum can try out together — from glass-blowing to cocktail and dumpling-making, dried flower arranging, pottery and painting — there’s literally something for everyone.
Treat Mum to a new activity she’s never tried before, and make wonderful memories together while you’re at it. That’s truly the best way to make Mum happy! Don’t forget to snap lots of photos together, and who knows, this might even spark a new hobby for Mum that she can enjoy doing again in her free time. Whatever you make at the end of your class can even become a lovely extra gift for Mum that she can cherish forever.