Rachael Knowlman | 02 May 2019

Why does it always seem like Mother’s and Father’s Day (and every other important celebration that requires presents), fall on the week that your rent, phone bill and Afterpay repayments are all due?? You can’t rub two coins together, let alone buy your Mum a cute present that really demonstrates your undying love and gratitude towards her. To add to that, if you’re like some of the team here at My City Life, you have siblings. This makes the Mother’s Day gift giving a competition. Which child will give the best gift and subsequently be crowned the coveted favourite child for the following year? STRESS

It’s okay, have rallied together and brainstormed some gift ideas for you. Gifts that will impress your Mumsy and won’t cost you an arm and leg.

Here goes…

If your Mumma is into jewellery, Esty.com is your best find. Here are some of our favourites:

Dainty Heart Necklace $34

Hand Stamped Bangles $60

Gold Drop Earrings with pearls $22

Why we choose these: Jewellery is something that most women love, and for Mums, having something that they can keep forever makes the gift extra special. They will think of you whenever they wear it, how cute!


How about skincare? Is she a face mask kinda gal?

Origins: Drink Up 10 Minute Hydrating Mask with Apricot & Glacier Water $40

GO-TO Transformazing Facial Mask $9 (each)

Why we choose these: Hydration is key to youthful-looking skin. So, treat your special lady with a hydrating face mask. Face masks are always fun to do together too!


Maybe skincare isn’t her thing – she’s a sporty spice!

Nike Indy Sports Bra $35

Under Armour Womens Microthread Twist Renegade Cap $25

Cotton On Movement Mesh Panelled Active Tight $40

Why we choose these: Whether its your Mumsy or not, we all know an active AF Mum. Activewear is their uniform! These pieces will her lookin' extra bangin’ next walk and coffee date she has with her girlfriends.


She keeps using plastic bags and takeaway coffee cups … or maybe sustainability is her thing! Give her a pressie that will help her do her bit for the environment.

Next Generation Frank Green Keep Cup $40

Biome Organic Cotton Canvas Tote Shopping Bag $15

Why we choose these: Plastic bags and takeaway coffee cups are sooooo last year

Phewwwww, that was hard work. But, if you still can’t find something to gift your dearest mother, an experience might just do the trick.



Groupon and RedBalloon offer discounts on experiences – from massages to hot air balloon rides, I am sure you’d find something she’d like. Check those websites out of their latest deals.


We hope some of these ideas help! Good luck to all who have brothers and sisters. May the odds be ever in your favour.

P.S To any Mums reading - we love you! *KISS*

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