This year is like nothing else: your mum’s favourite restaurant is closed, her go-to spa treatment is no longer an option and retailers have paused trading. Suddenly, your choices seem limited. But as always, there are no excuses for not making the best of a bad situation and that’s where we come in. We’ve handpicked a selection of gifts that will make her Mother’s Day while also adhering to the strict measures in place as we tackle a global pandemic.
Here’s what will put a smile on her dial this year.
Just because staying indoors is recommended, doesn’t mean you have to skip the essentials like dressing up and unleashing a spritz of your favourite fragrance. This perfectly scented HUGO BOSS perfume will hit all the right notes so don’t use coronavirus as an excuse not to treat your mother.
If home workouts aren’t your mum’s thing and she’d much prefer to hit the pavement instead, she’ll need a fresh new pair of kicks that will boost her performance, prevent injury all while stylish as hell. These Under Armours have all the latest tech, giving her that spring with every stride. Need we say more?
Mums like three things: spoiling their kids, a good spa day and of course, drinking wine. Good Pair Days does the hard work for you. Given the current climate, this subscription-based service is an obvious choice. They don’t just deliver vino to her front door, but the choice of drop is also curated to match her palate. Gifting wine without leaving the house? You can’t go wrong.
Hands up if your mum has been working overtime to take care of you during lockdown *raises hand*. Whether you’ve moved back in, she’s taking care of the food or she’s been delivering care packages, there’s no denying she’s outdone herself. We know mums are awesome all-year round, but if she’s been going that extra mile, this might just be the year to spoil her. TAG watches are a timeless accessory that exude class. This year is the perfect opportunity to reward her for being truly incredible and a new watch that will last her a life time is the solution.
Whether she’s a coffee connoisseur or she’s craving her barista fix while working from from home, you need to sort her roasted beans situation. Bondi Pods is a coffee pod delivery service that is all about quality. Again, with people trying to limit their movement outside, this is a perfect pressie that’s both practical and enjoyable. They’re also 100% biodegradable and compostable so consider yourself environmentally conscious.
If you’re looking for the ideal present, you need to consider something that’s practical both in lockdown and for when we finally return to normality. If her yoga class has moved from the local boutique to her laptop screen via Zoom, a mat is the perfect choice. But even when isolation is over, she’ll have the chance to use it by the beach or if she’s not keen on sharing at her regular studio, she can bring her own. Easy choice.
Now that your mum is spending more time than ever at home, comfort is a priority. And with everything going on, things are also a bit stressful. So dial down the mood with the smart Diffuser by CONNECT Smart Home. With or without essential oils, this device lets you find the perfect aroma.
Gyms are shut and boutique studios are doing their best to run online classes. For most, however, home workouts need more than a couple rusted dumbbells you found in the garage. If you have the space, treat her to a hydraulic machine or exercise equipment from Technogym, a leading provider of fitness appliances. Built to last, this will also be useful well past lockdown. Our favourite is the Recline Personal exercise bike.
9. Gym Lab
Even with gyms closed, personal trainers are still allowed to operate one-on-one, albeit in outdoor spaces. And although every PT is doing their bit to make sure measures are put in place to avoid the spread of coronavirus, it pays to be extra cautious. Give your mum the gift of reassurance with Gym Lab – a powerful disinfectant that will help minimise her risk of picking up unwanted viruses while training the house down.
Chances are you might have seen government officials recently come out confirming that international flights would likely be off until next year. And further, Australia’s minister for trade, tourism and investment, Simon Birmingham, is encouraging Aussies to start planning holidays in our backyard. So why not treat mum to a much-needed escape to Byron Bay? Whether she wants a wellness retreat, a spa getaway or just pure relaxation, Elements of Byron Bay can hook her up.
Available both in print and digitally, a Women’s Health Subscription is the gift that keeps on giving. For all her fitness, health and nutrition needs, WH provides the goods monthly all-year round which means you have her next 12 months sorted.
Working from home has its difficulties: some don’t have a designated space, others are missing their work colleagues, but for mums, concentrating with a house full of kids makes it a touch more complicated. Give her the gift of silence with the Bose 700, a noise-cancelling pair of headphones that will both shut out the racket while providing high-quality listening. It’s a no-brainer really.
13. Cocolux Candle
With your mum at home a lot more than usual, you would’ve likely seen her redecorate the place or add a few nice touches. Whether she’s a candle kind of mum or wants to add a splash of sophistication to the space, the Cocolux candle ticks all the boxes. It’s also earth-friendly so we don’t need to do anymore convincing.
14. Amazon Echo Show 8
During these uncertain times and with limits on physical contact, staying connected is as vital as ever. Luckily, the Amazon Echo Show 8 makes video calling easy, helping you stay in touch with your loved ones. With an 8″HD screen, this easy-to-use smart device has all of your mum’s facetime needs covered. It can also help her manage her day, pull up her favourite recipes and sort out some tunes for a Saturday night. A lot of boxes ticked.
There isn’t much to celebrate at the moment but Mother’s Day presents a great opportunity to pull out a fine drop. St Hugo’s Eden Valley Riesling is both ready to be polished now while also ageing well if you choose to store it in a cellar. Consisting of citrusy flavours, this acclaimed label is a safe bet.