The Perfect Mother’s Day Gift For YOUR Mum

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Our Mum is literally the one that we owe our whole lives to. They’ve been the ones to change our dirty nappies (ew), hold us when we’re sad and there to listen to our endless rants about our 9-5s. One things for sure, the Spice Girls’ song ‘Mama I love you’ was a complete understatement. We don’t just love our Mum’s, we love them more than anything.

With mothers day just around the corner, FYI it’s on the 8th of May (not that you forgot), it’s time to spoil our favorite ladies in our lives! If you’re struggling to find a perfect gift, turn that frown upside down! We’ve got you covered! We’ve pin-pointed five Mum types and provided the perfect gift solutions!

The Home-Maker


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She spends most of the time in the home, her palace. Whether she’s trying out a new cake recipe or sewing up some new curtains for the living room, this Mum is a real home-body at heart. So this mothers day, take her place in the kitchen and whip her up some home made baked goods. What better way to show her that she taught you well?

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She’s got her baking skills down to a tee, so why not treat her with something that will add a glamorous edge to her dinner parties? The hand embroidered place mat and table runner set comes with six place mats and one table runner, all of which are hand beaded and embroidered.


If she prefers a cottage-y vibe, this jacquard paisley table runner will add a touch of 1950s elegance to her tea parties.


The New Lease Of Life


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Since you and your siblings have moved out, your Mum metaphorically screamed ‘freedom’ and has reverted back to a younger state of mind ever since. She seems to have acquired a travel list way longer than yours and is ticking them off pretty fast in her retired bliss. She is commonly found partying with backpackers in Thailand a third of her age and scuba diving the Great Barrier Reef. You spend your days waiting for that fearful moment when she announces she is about to sky dive, then cringe on the inside at how much braver and cooler she is than you. Mum: You’re crazy!

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Chances are, you’re not going to be booking her that skydive anytime soon! Instead, indulge in her wanderlust with exotic printed cushion covers. Whether these beauties bring back warm memories of Morocco, or simply inspire her to take a trip there, she will love them.

Exotic oriental pillow cover


Velvet sparkle throw pillow cover

The Nostalgic


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Her most-used phrases include ‘back in my day’ and ‘when I was younger’. Although it’s 2016, and she’s in her mid sixties, her heart will always belong to the Sixties; the days of her youth! When you turn on the radio, her response is always ‘is this that Justin Beibers?’ and she wouldn’t know who Beyonce and Jay Z were if they stood in front of her and did the macerana. Despite this, the world is waay too fast paced and you adore her old-age attitude and outlook on life. Plus: Boho is so on trend right now!

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Embrace her era and get her some suitably hippy-ish home decor pieces to add to her home. The exotic oriental table runner will bring about memories of peace and Woodstock, whilst the solid geometric pillow cover is so Mod, that it could have been seen in Twiggy’s house!

The Mother Earth


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Sunshine is like oxygen for your Mum! As soon as there’s a glimpse of rays in the sky, she’ out in the garden with a weeding bucket and a watering can! Her weekends are spent embracing natures beauty on long hikes or trips to castles and national parks. She is like a living, breathing encyclopedia of local flora and fauna and the question ‘what flower is this?’ is often met with a lengthy explanation of facts and figures. She is an embodiment of mother earth an the world would truly be a greater place if more people treated the planet like she did.

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This floral pillow cover will make a perfect addition to your mothers outdoor seating area. The neutral tones will ensure it can easily migrate to the indoor areas during the Winter too.

Although Spring may be filled with rays of sunshine, the chill has not quite completely gone away yet. Let your Mum enjoy the outdoors in comfort and style by treating her to the floral pure wool scarf.

The Youngster


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When you hear the phrase ‘down with the kids’, your stomach turns a little. This phrase was basically made for your Mum. Known by your friends as ‘the life and soul of the party’, your Mum lives for having a good time and often tries to infiltrate your friendship group like she’s ‘one of the girls.’ Your friends love her. Between the shots, life advice and brunches, they see a woman who really knows the definition of a good time. And you’re thankful that she’s this way, she’s a best friend, a Mum and a party pal rolled into one Superwoman.

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Let’s be honest, your Mum is one stylish lady! No matter what her home decor theme, these minimalist shimmering spiral placemats would be an on-trend and fashionable addition to her kitchen.


The boho trend is still all the rage! Help your Mum to embrace this trend in an age-appropriate manner with the exotic silk scarf.

Happy Mothers day to all the Mothers, Grandmothers and Great Grandmothers! Without you, the world would probably stop turning!

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Rachel Holliday

Interior design and fashion contributor at Banarsi Designs. Writer and Aussie-based fashion and personal style blogger at