The Ultimate Mother’s Day Gift Guide (Or For Anyone Who Deserves a Treat!)

Trying to figure out what to get the mum or mother figure in your life can be TRICKY, but we’ve done our best to round up an eclectic mix of Mother’s Day gifts for next Sunday!

P.S. If you’re shopping for a new mum, make sure you take a look at this list too.

Treat her to Breakfast in Bed

Breakfast in bed is always such a treat, so turn up at your mum’s nice and early (but not too early – let the woman have a sleep in for once!) and present her with breakfast in bed set up on one of these cute bamboo trays. Made from bamboo veneer and an MDF base for durability, this tray features handles for mobility, while the foldable legs help in easy storage – perfect for hanging on to for future meals with her feet up!

Living & Co Fold Out Wooden Tray in Natural, $20, available from The Warehouse

Speed up Her Morning Routine (& Ensure She Only Has Good Hair Days!)…

The Shark SmoothStyle Heated Comb Straightener and Smoother is quite a nifty little tool that is designed to give you a salon-worthy blowout in a fraction of the time and quite crucially, with a fraction of the skill of a hairdresser.

This one is special because, unlike other blowout brushes, this has TWO modes – the wet mode, which, as the name suggests, takes your hair from wet to fully dry and styled with impressive amounts of volume, and the revolutionary dry mode, which straightens, de-frizzes and refreshes your hair with super shine.

We are total converts in the Capsule office – it cuts down on the number of tools you need (especially handy when you’re travelling), the amount of time it takes to get ready AND it’s definitely much cheaper hair tools on the market that also use air to style.

Shark SmoothStyle, $199

Give her a Good Cuppa

Our pick of T2’s Mother’s Day range is their deeelish Rosy Rhubarb Custard Loose Leaf in Feature Tin. It’s a beautiful soft green tea and a romantic mix of subtle rose and sweet rhubarb.

T2 Rosy Rhubarb Custard Loose Leaf in Feature Tin, $36

Give her a Touch of Spice…

Treat mum on her day with a Tacoteca special Sunday Brunch! Picture this… you pull up a stool in Tacoteca’s sunny courtyard with a cafe de olla (spiced coffee) before getting stuck into a plate of delicious spread of chilaquiles, breakfast enchiladas, birria, and more.

This exclusive brunch menu brings a taste of Mexico to New Zealand, featuring classics such as huevos rancheros, Mexican-style hot chocolate with a hint of cinnamon, and our signature breakfast dishes. In addition to these specialties, a selection of Tacoteca’s regular menu items will also be available.

Brunch will be served from 10:30 AM to 3:00 PM.

Give Her Some Time Out Away From Home

Sometimes, the greatest gift you can give a mother is an hour away from anyone, in a quiet, dark room where no-one can ask her for anything. Now, what if that room also included a massage? BINGO. Wellness haven HANA have teamed up with premium pregnancy skincare brand Pure Mama to create a bespoke massage for pre and post-natal mums in need of a treat. The pregnancy massage is designed to help relieve the aches and pains of pregnancy, plus help tired mums-to-be relax, and the post-natal massage helps ease baby-care aches, such as back pain.

Pure Mama Massage at HANA: 60 minutes $175, 90 minutes $225

Give her Some Time Out At Home

Lush’s special Mother’s Day offering is one HECK of a bath bomb called Time to Relax Bombshell and is guaranteed to help her unwind and have a wonderful night’s sleep. Relax in mineral-rich water to help unwind the mind and encourage restorative sleep. Magnesium sulphate will help to deeply soothe muscles and prepare the body for a more restful fulfilling sleep.

Time to Relax Bombshell, $20.50

For the Crafty Mum…

Bring some joy to your world this Mother’s Day with the Cricut Joy! It is a Smart Cutting Machine that works with a simple app called Design Space – simply create your design, send it to the Joy and watch it go! Perfect for that person in your life that loves to label absolutely everything – we all have one!

Cricut Joy, $375

Give Her Face A Little Pick-me-up

Nourish skin with the ultimate hydrating facial – it’s perfect for all skin types, and is just the ticket to give your mum a little pep in her step! Vouchers are packaged and delivered to your nominated address, and are valid for 12 months and can be redeemed at all 80+ Caci clinics nationwide.

Hydrating Facial + Lash, Brow Tint and Shape $135

Give Her a Pick-Me-Up Every Morning

Prepare flat whites, lattes, cappuccinos and more with an integrated steam wand with six adjustable settings to create barista-style coffee at home. Perfectly paired with the Vertuo brewing system, experience the art of coffee-making at your fingertips. 

Available in two colours, a sleek Stainless Steel and Black Truffle, Nespresso’s Vertuo Creatista blends seamlessly with any kitchen aesthetic. 

Nespresso Vertuo Creatista, RRP $1,249

Treat Her to a High Tea…

Celebrate the important waahine in your life with a high tea experience at Te Kaahu restaurant, located at Te Arikinui Pullman Auckland Airport Hotel. Enjoy bubbles on arrival and a delectable selection of high tea treats. All while taking in the stunning views of Auckland International Airport or looking across the Manukau harbour. Available Sunday 12 May 2024, 11:30am – 3pm.

Te Kaahu Mother’s Day High Tea, $85pp

Send Her Something Special From Afar…

if you’re not able to spend this Mother’s Day with the mother in your life, send her a special something to show her how much you care! Our pick of the gift baskets available this year is the Aroha Nui from MyGoodness. Beautifully presented in a woven flax basket, it includes a Moët & Chandon Impérial Champagne Mini, Bennetts of Mangawhai Chocolate Bar, FLWR Candle 100g Fleur D’Oranger, FLWR Hand Cream 50ml Fleur D’Oranger, Naturals Body Lotion, Naturals Hand & Body Wash and Soft Cotton Face Cloth.

Aroha Nui Gift Basket, $135 from

Give her a Gift that’s Good For Her & Good For the Environment…

Spoil mum with this beautiful selection of ecostore body and skin care favourites, made from plant and mineral-based ingredients. Formulated to be safer on skin, with ingredients assessed by the Environmental Working Group’s EWG Skin Deep® Cosmetic Database to meet the highest health and safety standards!

Nourishing Naturals Gift Pack, $47.99

Give Her a Comfy Matchy-Matchy Gift

If you’ve ever dressed your little one in a gorgeously soft outfit from Nature Baby, I’m sure you’ve at some point had the exact same thought as me: ‘Why don’t they make this in MY size?!’. Well, NOW THEY DO!

Kowtow & Nature Baby have released their new plastic-free collaboration – a purpose designed capsule collection to support Mum and baby in those precious early days together.

Connected by nature, each piece seamlessly blends the distinctive styles of both brands marrying their expertise in high quality organic textiles and a shared commitment to creating a positive impact. The result, a collection of timeless garments, that radiate quality, comfort and consciousness. Carefully created to cater forBOTH mother and baby, in equal measure, the Kowtow & Nature Baby capsule collection is crafted from Kowtow’s signature Fairtrade organic cotton, cocooning Mum while providing baby with the purest start.

The collection offers a matching cardigan and pant set in a khaki melange, accompanied by the Willow Blanket – a cosy essential to keep Mum and baby warm in those tender moments.

Kowtow & Nature Baby, from $79.95

Never Let Her Have A “What To Do This Weekend?” Panic Again

Auckland mum Renata Wiles has just launched the app ‘Roam with kids’, which features over 200 spots across Auckland, including playgrounds, walks suitable for prams and toddlers, indoor and outdoor activities and family-friendly cafes and restaurants.

Within three days of release, the App had climbed to #4 on the NZ App Store and it is incredibly user friendly, with a map of differently coded items so you can see what is close to you. As we stare down another rainy winter, this will be a godsend. Grab the mums in your life a subscription to this and you can plan your rain-proof day-outs together!

Subscription to Roam with Kids app is $2.99 a month

Only Good Hand and Body Wash Range

Um, super-chic products that smell AMAZING AND look incredible by the sink and on the shelf!? Wait, AND you can buy them form only $8.99? This is the perfect cost-of-living sensitive pressie Mum will love.

Available from New World, Pak’n’Save, Chemist Warehouse and Bargain Chemist nationwide.

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