Is it just us, or sometime in the last five years, did our mums become cooler than us?
Either that, or they always have been, and we’ve been too blind to see it!
Treat your uber cool mumma this Christmas with gifts so cool that they don’t feel materialistic… Plus they’ll get here on time. Here is your fool-proof guide to treating yo mama with stylish respect.
1. One Year Harper’s Bazaar Subscription
It’s a classic gift that brings a little luxury into your hours of leisure, invigorates the imagination, and inspires the wardrobe.
Score ten issues for $59.99. With shipping for the Jan/Feb issue expected between 16-26 December, we recommend buying the December issue from your local newsagent so you have something to put under the tree!
If you want to be extra savvy, go paper-light and order her the online subscription for her tablet – ten issues for just $19.99! You’ll have plenty leftover to buy her a monstrous box of chocolates! Now that’s a double win.
Order online here.
2. Personalised Monogram Phone Case via The Daily Edited
So funky, so fresh – so personal and timeless. Make it a phone case, make it a purse – The Daily Edited (tde) will slap some initials on your leather good and create something they’ll use long term.
They might be personalised, but only the very most intricate details will take up to ten days, and the website very clearly outlines all cut off dates – express on most items will get it to you in 1-2 days. Tde have really thought of everything!
3. 78 Degrees Xmas Gin Set
Awarded best gin in the world in 2017, and mum deserves the best…
Including full size bottles of the multi-award winning 78 degrees gin, Australian Green Ant Gin, and 78 Degrees sunset gin, if mum’s partial to a G+T after a long day, she’s going to be stoked.
Crafted in the Adelaide Hills, support local artisans and set yourself up as the favourite child rolling into 2019 here.
4. Dress Rental Voucher from Never Twice
Keep mum looking fabulous into the new year with a voucher from one of our favourite dress rental websites, and get her on the sustainable, slow fashion train! She may never look back.
This gift is especially great if you know mum has an event coming up that she needs an outfit for. Some of the older generation are yet to climb aboard the rental revolution, so why not buy her this and get her on her merry way!
5. DIY Sukin Ethical Skincare Pack
If mum cares about her skin AND the planet, do her a favour and pull together a little skin care pack from Sukin. Their products are vegan, feel and smell wonderful, don’t cost an arm and a leg, plus their packaging is 100% recyclable, and the business is committed to carbon neutrality.
With scrubs, moisturisers, cleansers, eye creams, night creams, body lotions and more, you can give mum a few new products to try! You can mix and match, or stick to one pack for a particularly pretty gift. Personally, we love the Super Greens range and the Sensitive range… it smells like roses!
Their products are all available online, but if you’re time-poor or like to take advantage of testers, a large portion of their range is available at most Priceline pharmacies.
6. Moonlight Cinema Gold Grass Gift Card
Everybody wants that gold grass!
For the mum that has everything… buy her an outdoor movie date, with yourself of course! Moonlight Cinemas operate yearly over the summer season in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Adelaide and Brisbane. The Gold Grass Experience means you can scooch straight to the front, land in your pre-organised bean bag, and enjoy being waited on! Make sure you get there nice and early to enjoy sunset, and order all of your treats before the movie starts.
With everything from newish releases Crazy Rich Asians and Bohemian Rhapsody, to Dirty Dancing and sing-alongs of The Greatest Showman, there’s a movie for every mumma bear.
The best thing about these vouchers? They last… t h r e e . y e a r s . So even the busiest of mums will be sure to take an evening off and get there… eventually!
Get your tickets for mum here.
7. Book + Candle/Socks/Tea Subscription from Bookabuy
This may just be the coolest thing we’ve stumbled upon.
Introducing Bookabuy. The premise is a book subscription tailored to your taste – but with a twist – you can choose a plan that includes a little bit of extra fun.
For around $55 a month, score a book to suit your tastes, plus a candle, a pair of socks, or a packet of tea. Every month, a new read, a new scent, a new flavour or a new print!
It’s the gift that keeps on giving – but the best part is you can cancel any time, so if you wanted to set up your family member for six months, you could do it! They’ll probably get so addicted that they renew the subscription themselves.
Personally we can’t choose between crime novels and socks, or modern fiction and candles…
Explore your options here.
Oh, there’s some thoughtful people out there! With so many funky, interactive and sustainable gift options available, send this link to your brother, your sister, your pa to end the cycle of useless Christmas presents!
From everyone at ATD, we wish you a wonderful and safe Christmas filled with feasting, sunshine and love!