Mother's Day gift ideas 2024: great presents to make mum smile on her special day

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Mother's Day 2024 is only a few days away, coming up on Sunday May 12, so you might be running out of time to find the perfect gift for your mum (or grandmother or aunt or mother figure). With days to go, you may miss shipping deadlines so we've updated this buying guide to include some meaningful gifts with speedy delivery windows and great options that don't require drop-off at all! What a win. 

At Tom's Guide, we've curated a diverse range of the best Mother's Day gifts, from lifestyle to tech and appliances. Whether your mum is a fashion-forward trendsetter or a tech-savvy jet setter, we've got something sure to make her smile. 

Never mind if it's her first or umpteenth Mother's Day — spoiling mum can be as simple as a gift card, fresh flowers or even a new robovac that'll take the "work" out of endless housework. 

So read on to find some of the best Mother's Day gift ideas this year. 

Mother's Day gift ideas

Mother's Day gift ideas: Retailer quick links

Here's a brief snapshot of some Aussie retailers that have specifically curated items for Mother's Day:

ASOS: shop clothing, accessories, shoes and more
Adore Beauty: skincare, makeup, hair care and body and bath gift sets
Amazon: shop everything from electronics to fitness wearables, home decor and more
Big W: shop home and kitchen appliances, bedding, wellness and clothing
Emma Mattress: save up to 40% off Emma's award-winning Diamond Hybrid mattress
Groupon: gift mum a pamper day or massage, dining experiences, cocktail making classes and more
GymShark: shop activewear sets, leggings and gym accessories
KitchenAid: shop KitchenAid's favourites in its exclusive Mother's Day sale
Myer: handbags, fashion and accessories, and so much more
Oz Hair and Beauty: hair appliances, skincare and beauty products, and fragrances
Princess Polly: shop clothing, activewear, accessories, shoes and trending items
Sephora: makeup gifts, skincare, fragrances and more
The Good Guys: coffee machines, vacuum cleaners, wearables and home appliances
The Iconic: spoil mum with clothing, sleepwear, jewellery and accessories

Last minute gift ideas

Amazon gift card

Amazon gift card

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It goes without saying that you can find almost anything on Amazon, including an amazing Mother's Day gift, but if you're in a pinch and not sure what to get mum this year, why not give her an Amazon gift card instead. With millions of products ranging from tech to beauty and appliances, mum will have a blast scrolling through Amazon's listings. With expedited shipping to eligible suburbs, she could order on Sunday afternoon and receive her package Monday morning. 

Groupon voucher

Groupon gift card

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If you're looking to give mum the gift of unforgettable memories and experiences, it's almost a no-brainer to purchase a Groupon voucher. From fabulous spa packages to dinner experiences and thrill-seeking adventures, there's something fun for every type of mum. 

Booktopia gift card

Booktopia Gift card

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With 40% off top Mother's Day gifts, Booktopia has great gifts for booklover mothers. Whether she needs a new coffee table book or a new e-book to add to her Kindle collection, you can easily purchase a gift card for virtual gifting or if you order by 1:30pm you can pay AU$9.99 for express next-day delivery to eligible suburbs.

RedBalloon gift card

RedBalloon gift card

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If you're looking for an experience that you can enjoy alongside mum, RedBalloon's curated 'Mother's Day for 2' selection has hundreds of options to choose from. Activities are dedicated towards spending time with your mum, from high teas to wine tastings and even luxury getaways that won't break the bank.

Kitchen & Home Appliance Gift Ideas

KitchenAid stand mixer

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If mum's an avid home baker, then she could use one of these KitchenAid stand mixers in her arsenal. While it might be more of a splurge gift, these stand mixers can do it all, from whipping up fluffy meringues to making pastry — and in a flash too. Plus, they come in a range of colours — including 2024's colour of the year called Blue Salt — and sizes, so the hardest choice you'll make is picking mum's favourite colour.

Breville the Barista Express

Breville Barista Express coffee machine in Black Truffle

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This espresso machine is perfect for hobbyist baristas and coffee connoisseurs alike. This manual coffee machine streamlines the brewing process from beans to latte with its integrated conical burr grinder, steam wand and precise espresso extraction — making it perfect for any mum wanting to start her morning right with a delicious at-home coffee.

iRobot Roomba i3+

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The iRobot Roomba i3+ features in our best robot vacuum roundup mainly due to its affordability and self-cleaning features. The Roomba i3+ can be controlled through an app, Alexa, and Google Assistant, so mum can automate cleaning the floors hands-free. 

Bissell Spot Cleaner

BISSELL TurboClean DualPro Pet Carpet Cleaner

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Any type of Bissell machine should be part of a home's appliance arsenal, and for good reason. Bissell's carpet washer quickly removes spots and crumbs from carpets, furniture, rugs, and more using warm water and specialised stain solution. If your mum already doesn't own one of these little machines, it may be time to give her one this Mother's Day. 

Cosori Smart Air Fryer

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This Consori Air Fryer is an innovative, compact cooker — or rather, it's so intelligent that it's even in the name. Connecting via an app, you can control the cook times, temperature, and presets from your (or your mum's) smartphone. 

Buy it on Amazon.

Travel & Lifestyle Gift Ideas

Shark Flexstyle

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The Shark FlexStyle is the ultimate hair tool for helping mum recreate her favourite no-frizz salon styles at home. If you're keen to grab mum this limited edition Malibu Pink colour before it disappears, you better get in quick. Otherwise, it's also available in silver or teal colourways. 

July

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If your mum is constantly on the go, then a July bag may be up her alley. Whether it's a casual Everyday Mini Tote or a stylish Carry On suitcase, July has plenty of options to suit all her travel needs. Available in limited edition and standard colourways across all bags, you can even personalise your purchase for an extra cost, making it the perfect keepsake. 

Check out July's range on their website

Lululemon

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Lululemon is not for every mum, but if she's constantly at the gym, yoga, or a spin class or spends the day in leggings because they're comfy, it may be time to upgrade her activewear. Lululemon's Align shop stocks colourful and versatile options for everyday active apparel. Despite the hefty price tags on select items, Lululemon offers great-quality exercise gear that'll last a long time, so it may be worth the splurge. 

Stanley Quencher H2O FlowState Tumbler

Stanley Mother's Day tumbler

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You've probably seen this stylish, stainless steel tumbler everywhere in the last 12 months, and it's not going anywhere anytime soon. Ranked as one of our best water bottles in 2024, the Stanley Quencher's double-walled insulation keeps iced drinks cold for 48 hours and chilled drinks cold for 12, which is pretty impressive. Stanley tumblers come in a range of colours and sizes too, so there's no shortage of options and we're sure this cup will make mum's day that much cooler (pun intended). 

Apple Watch Series 9

Apple Watch Series 9

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Ranked as our best smartwatch of 2024, the Apple Watch 9 is the best one yet. It's not a significant upgrade compared to its predecessor, the Apple Watch Series 8, but this evolution is home to some super helpful features, such as the S9 processor. You can check out our full review of the wearable here

Nike running shoes

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Again, the best Nike running shoes won't be for every mum, but if the woman in your life heads out regularly to either wind down or keep fit, the brand makes some of the most comfortable and durable sneakers money can buy. Deciding on which pair to buy can be tricky (especially if mum is picky), so we've rounded up some of our favourite Nike runners in the widget below to help you. It really comes down to price range and preference though, so if none of the shoes below tickle mum's fancy, we'd suggest grabbing her a Nike gift card instead.

Tech Gift Ideas

Ring camera

Ring Video Doorbell

Give mum the ultimate peace of mind when she's away by gifting her with a Ring Video Doorbell or a Ring security camera. With both indoor and outdoor cameras, doorbells and camera bundles with spotlights available, all Ring devices can be integrated into the companion app, making it easy to check on your home. Plus, most devices come with night mode and high-definition colour, so mum will clearly see when her online shopping gets dropped off!

Frameo Wi-Fi Digital Picture Frame 

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Currently 51% off RRP, this Frameo picture frame will enhance your mum's old photo frames. With a connected app, you can load up to 32GB of photos and videos for your mum to enjoy. Plus, the frame's touch screen makes navigating between your favourite moments super easy. 

Buy it on Amazon.

Kobo Libra 2

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Our colleagues at TechRadar call this Kobo the best-value mainstream e-reader yet, and for good reason. The Kobo Libra 2 has a 7-inch E Ink Carta 1200 screen that delivers a crisp display, 32GB internal storage and Bluetooth connectivity for listening to audiobooks.

Ember Mug

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As someone who forgets making coffee most mornings, I cannot recommend an Ember mug enough. This smart, temperature-controlled mug can be set to your preferred drinking temperature, keeping your chosen beverage hot (or warm) for up to 1.5 hours when using the battery or a full day when paired with its charging coaster.

Flowers and gift hampers

Hamper Emporium 

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With hampers available in a range of sizes and categories, it's almost a no-brainer not to shop for mum's gift at Hamper Emporium. Hampers are available for virtually any budget, and delivery is free nationwide—you can even schedule your gift ahead of time.

You can check out the full range of hampers here.

Gourmet Basket 

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Gourmet Basket's Mother's Day selection is definitely geared towards giving mum that pamper day she deserves, with a range of spa-infused baskets on offer. Plus, you can even score a free personalised keyring with every hamper purchase over AU$99 if you add a gift card message to your chosen bundle — how sweet!

Check out more on Gourmet Basket.

Edible Blooms 

Edible Blooms strawberries and donut bouquet

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Edible Blooms offer more than just the average bunch of flowers. With mouthwatering, exquisite arrangements on offer, there's something for every mum to enjoy. If mum has more of a sweet tooth, a Flower Bouquet with Donuts and Strawberries could be a great choice. Or if you want to get mum a more generous-sized gift hamper, then a Gourmet High Tea bundle could be worth your pennies. 

Search for more sweet treats on Edible Blooms.