In Part 2 of our Mother’s Day gift guide, we are focusing on smaller items that you could easily gift alone or pair together to create your own bespoke hamper. See Part 1 here.
One of the tricky things about being a Mum is retaining your style after you have kids. It can often seem easier to just throw on some yoga pants and get through the day.
Jude Taylor Studio has got the mums covered with stunning ethically made silk scarves that take an outfit from looking average to stylish in seconds. These scarves are hand-printed in small runs in Ubud, Bali and Jude is involved in all aspects of production.
There is something special about knowing that the print you are wearing has been created lovingly by a passionate artist.
A bit about Jude Taylor Studio
Jude is renowned for her linocut art. Jude Taylor Studio is a family run affair with Jude and daughter in law Jasmine heading up this unique Swan Valley business. The Studio produces a range of clothing and fabrics as well as custom fabric design, all featuring Australian designs. You can check out some of Jude’s wares at Taylor’s Art and Coffee House as well as online.
Cards are often the last thing we consider when we are gifting something to a loved one, but before you dash into the newsagent and grab something cheesy off the shelf check out these beautiful cards, which really capture the wonder of the Australian bush. They are priced comparably with the cards you would pick up in the shops, so you can gift a true piece of art for the same price.
Studio Nikulinsky does a range of different prints; I chose these ones because they are the wildflowers that our home is surrounded by. I love that there is information included on the back of each card as well.
A bit about Studio Nikulinsky
Studio Nikulinsky is a new Western Australia stationery brand that specialises in products that reflect a sense of place. The current range of cards features illustrations by Western Australian botanical and wildlife artist Philippa Nikulinsky. The cards are designed and printed in Perth.
Handmade by mystic Helen Owen, the Aura Spray range includes Grounding, Healing and Clearing. I tried out the grounding one and not only did it smell delightful but it really did create a sense of connection to spirit and calmness.
This glorious little ‘breath of fresh air’ in a bottle is ideal for stressed out, busy Mums. I found it was an ideal tool for when I needed to take a minute for myself. After all, sometimes all we Mums have is a minute! Just a simple spray and I felt like I could once again take on the world – or at least my kids.
Helen offers many different products and services that are suitable gifts including meditation packages, books and spiritual guidance.
A bit about Helen Owen
Helen is a modern day mystic who helps women to find clarity and direction by blending the practical and the spiritual. She helps women discover their spiritual self and encourages them to use their skills and knowledge to live a happier fuller life.
Lisa at Time to Blossom is one of those women who immediately makes you feel welcome and reassured. I have used Lisa’s blend for both myself and my kids for several years and when I found out about her Sacred Mama blend I knew it would be perfect as a Mother’s Day gift.
This blend is all about nurturing yourself so that you can nurture all the people in your life in your role as mama. This blend is a self care strategy that is easy for mums to keep up with – you simply add some drops into your water bottle and go on with your day while it works its magic. Bonus points here, because it encourages you to keep hydrated.
I have been using the drops for about a week so far and I feel calmer and less stressed. I also feel like I am more able to put my own boundaries in place in a loving way. There is a greater sense of my own importance in a way that honours my family’s needs as well. Lisa offers not only flower essences but other products that would suit Mother’s Day as well as Bowen Therapy treatments.
A bit about Time to Blossom
Lisa created Time to Blossom after becoming a mother and finally realising her dream to work as a healer. She combines the modalities of Bowen Therapy and Flower Essences so her clients can heal and blossom. She is passionate about supporting people to feel empowered about their health and wellness journey while delving deeper into their authentic self, their truth and their joy.
What Mum doesn’t love a beautiful handmade gift? Tamsyn from Brave Little Buckaroo certainly puts love into her amazing embroidered and sewn products.
The quality of these gorgeous bags is impeccable, and they are such a versatile gift. They leave the recipient to decide whether they are going to become a makeup bag, toiletry bag, clutch, storage or anything else your heart desires. It’s the little touches on these that really make them – the inner pockets, boxed bottoms and the blinged up zips.
Tamsyn’s products include these Pretty Little Pouches as well as hand embroidered art and jewellery, and other handmade, hand-sewn gifts and homewares.
A bit about Brave Little Buckaroo
Brave Little Buckaroo is the culmination of a lifetime of creative endeavours. Tamsyn has owned a beading and knitting supply shop, taught various workshops and classes, worked at several craft and fabric stores and tried just about every creative hobby out there.
And if you still can’t find the perfect gift for the woman in your life you can always pop into Ruck Rover and peruse their wares. Ruck Rover General Store is filled with clothing and gifts for everyone in your life, not least your mama!
They stock a range of delightful, independent labels spanning pretty dresses, unique accessories and happy homewares. Team a beautiful hand towel with a fancy hand soap, brighten her day with a pair of bright, bold earrings, or pick up a ceramic vase hand-crafted in Perth.
Each of these gifts has been created by a small Perth business with love and care and would make a beautiful gift for Mother’s day. Before you settle for a last-minute bunch of flowers or a box of chocolates, consider one of these special gifts.