Mums are usually the last ones on the list when it comes to presents – they’re usually the ones doing the buying. But of course, mums deserve only the best so here are our top gifts for mum that they’ll absolutely adore.

Are you looking for some special gifts for your mum for Christmas, Mother’s Day, birthdays or just ‘because’ or perhaps your kids or partner are looking for some inspiration. This list of the best gifts for mum will give you ideas that you may have never thought of.

Gifts For Mum That Are Definitely NOT Boring

1. Me Time

So we know that most mums are crazy busy and hardly ever stop and think about themselves. We think that one of the best gifts for mum is some quality ‘me-time.’ A couple of hours to just take a breath, re-group and enjoy life without thinking of the next chore they MUST do.

This could be a massage at a gorgeous day spa, which includes access to a pool and a place to while away the hours with a book and some snacks.

Give her tickets to Premium Class at the movies or a voucher for a deluxe manicure and pedicure.

2. One-On-One Time

Sometimes one of our favourite things to do is to spend quality one-on-one time with the people that we love. Organise a fun outing/experience with one of your mum’s favourite people. It could be mum-and-daughter time or some quality time with her partner or even a fun excursion with a friend or grandchild that will make her happy.

Organise tickets to the theatre, high tea, a meal out at a scenic spot or something more adventurous like a trip on a hot air balloon (if your budget allows).

3. Personal Shopper And Image Consultant

One of my dream gifts for mum would be to have a personal shopper overhaul my wardrobe, toss out all my ancient styles and take me on a shopping spree to pick up fresh, new, fashionable outfits. This can make a mum feel like a million bucks and give them the self-confidence that money just can’t buy.

Buy a voucher for a session or two with a personal shopper or image consultant and watch your mum bloom.

4. Make-up Voucher

I hardly ever wear make-up, but when I had my make-up professionally done, I felt like a different person – 10 years younger, more sophisticated, desirable and ready to conquer the world. It’s amazing what miracles a few lashings of foundation and the perfect lipstick can do.

Give your mum a deluxe make-up voucher, which includes tips on how to apply make-up at home, and she’ll absolutely love the opportunity to feel amazing!

5. Destruction Room

Sometimes, as a mum, you just want to break something. If you’re looking for original gifts for mum, you can’t get more ‘out there’ than this. Give your mum a gift voucher for a smash room. Thanks to these innovative demolition zones, you can now go crazy and smash stuff up to help ease your frustration.

6. Holiday

If your mum loves to travel, book a weekender or a longer break with her and the family. A cruise is a fantastic holiday for all ages or a trip to a Club Med resort is also the perfect getaway, which offers all-inclusive holidays.

Memories last forever so this is one gift your mum will always cherish.

7. Chef For A Day

Even if your mum enjoys cooking, a break from the kitchen is always welcome. Organise for a chef or home-cook to take over her kitchen for a day and cook up a storm. The chef can either cook a gourmet meal for her and her partner or friend or else prepare heaps of meals that can be frozen and used when no-one feels like cooking.

Alternatively, you can give her a gift voucher for a meal delivery service, which can drop ready-made meals at your doorstep. Check out our list of the best meal delivery services.

8. Declutterer and Organiser

One of the most thoughtful gifts for mum, would be the gift of organisation and decluttering. Most of us do not have the time or motivation to declutter our own homes. So how about bringing in a professional.

Enlist the help of a home organiser to professionally declutter and straighten up your mum’s home. She will be forever grateful.

9. Cooking Class

For those mums who enjoy cooking and baking, get them a voucher for a specialty cooking or baking class, which teaches them new skills. Some mums have always wanted to decorate cakes or make the perfect pasta and they would love the chance to get into the kitchen and have some fun.

10. Adrenaline

Some mums are the adventurous kind and even if that quest for adrenaline may have been buried years ago, perhaps it’s time to resurface that daring streak. Book them on a Harley Davidson motor bike ride, a bridge climb, a zipline excursion, a bungee jump or perhaps a flight on a helicopter if your budget can stretch to that.

And finally one of the ultimate gifts for mum is appreciation, thoughtfulness and recognisation that we love and value everything about her. And that’s priceless.

What is the best gift you have ever received? Tell us in the comments below.

  • Don’t forget the perfume and someone to do the dishes


  • I don’t want anything I have to find time for/ to do.


  • love the de clutter idea and also the personal shopper and image consultant. fresh ideas are always thought provoking and inspiring


  • Great ideas. We used to give mum ‘a month of dinner ideas’ as she hated picking what was for dinner


  • Would love some of these


  • Some of these are priceless! But I love the gifts my children pick out, they know who I am and buy things I like. But I wouldn’t say no to a few things on this list!


  • I would totally be happy with a sleep in..


  • These are awesome ideas.
    Id love to get my place more organised!


  • Love these ideas so good


  • Or ask her what she actually wants too! Seriously for me, a working watch and a pair of earrings would be divine


  • I love these ideas!


  • I definitely love my me time.


  • The best gift is just having time to relax.. in a clean house with the meals I want ready made :)


  • I’d just love to have a day with my family were everyone is happy


  • For our mum we all went canyoning in the blue mountains and stayed in a great hotel – perfect mix of adventure and luxury!


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