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2016 Mothers Day Gift Guide + Giveaway


We are big believers in gift gifting, and Mother’s Day has to be one of the most important annual gift giving celebrations. Mums are an especially selfless lot, and whether we admit it or not, sometimes we do need a little reminder to show our appreciation!

Today we share our edit of inspired gift ideas for Mums, and as always, we encourage you to shop local this week!

2nd May, 2016
Lucy Feagins
Monday 2nd May 2016

GUYS, don’t forget, It’s MOTHER’S DAY this weekend. Very important.

Today we bring together a bunch of ideas which we hope will be helpful on your hunt for the perfect Mother’s Day gift for this coming Sunday.  In our usual tradition, this gift guide also doubles as a GIVEAWAY! All of the items you see pictured are up for grabs – the prize pool with be divided up, with 17 winners in total. (That’s pretty good odds of nabbing something!).

This is perhaps one of our most pared back and stylish Mum’s gift guides. Some of our fave local accessories labels are represented, among them A-ESQUE, Habbot, Elke Kramer and of course Lucy Folk (those earrings!). For the home, we can never get enough HAY accessories (from CULT in Melbourne and Hay Store Sydney), we’ve been lucky to score a couple of great pieces from the new Top3 store in Richmond, and we’ve also included our favourite bling for the kitchen, brass salad servers by Lightly and Cutipol cutlery from  Francalia (the most photogenic tableware, and seriously over represented in all our Tasty Tuesday shoots!).

To be in the running to WIN, simply leave a comment on today’s post, stating in 40 words or less why your Mum deserves one of these excellent gifts. Please also include your postcode! Leave your comment before 10.00pm Melbourne time this Friday 6th May 2016.

Please be patient if WordPress struggles to keep up with the entries this morning. If you have trouble, please pop back later in the week when the rush subsides. Winners will be selected and contacted by email. Please note this giveaway is open to all Australian residents, however bulky / fragile items will not be shipped to remote locations, thank you for your understanding!


The full 2016 Mothers Day Gift Guide + Giveaway Line Up

A-ESQUE – Cushion case clutch with lip & personalised appliqué initial from their new Initials Bureau range (winner will receive their own personalised initial stitched onto the clutch, $450.00).

CULT and Hay Store Sydney – Hay Time medium powder and red ($43.00), Hay Bits and Bobs orange mini ($18.00), Hay Bits and Bobs grey large ($43.00), Hay bullet pen ($14.00), Hay Bits and Bobs beige medium ($30.00).

Mecca – Editions de perfumes by Frederic Malle Travel Spray Red ($53.00), Nars audacious lipstick ($53.00), Byredo EDP flowerhead ($173.00), Nars Mizubake Kabuki Cheek Brush ($87.00)

Top3 – Agroove portable black speaker ($130.00), Mira duo small dusk mirror ($197.00).

Dinosaur Designs – Large resin temple plate in Snow Swirl ($110.00).

Fox and Ramona – Concrete kidney dishes ($50.00 each).

Georgia Perry – Eye pin ($19.95) and Blast Pin ($19.95).

Habbot – 3 Nest Bag ($250.00).

Kester Black – Cherry Pie nail polish ($20.00) and Petal nail polish ($20.00).

Lightly – Brass salad servers ($66.00).

Lucy Folk – Relic hoop earring ($425.00), Banana split clutch ($350.00), Guns and Roses slap band ($145.00).

Marble Basics – Marble Quintessential Shapes Set ($159.95) and Basic round trivet ($75.00).

Elke Kramer – Monumental ring ($105.00).

Francalia – Cutipol Moon 24 carat gold dinner fork ($25,00), Cutipol Moon 24 carat gold dessert spoon ($25,00).


Mothers Day Gift Guide + Giveaway. From left to right: Hay Bits and Bobs beige medium from CULT and Hay Store Sydney ($30.00), Byredo EDP flowerhead from Mecca ($173.00), Relic hoop earring by Lucy Folk ($425.00), Paper porcelain small plate from CULT and Hay Store Sydney, ($79.00) , Marble Quintessential Shapes Set by Marble Basics ($159.95), Nars Mizubake Kabuki Cheek Brush from Mecca ($87.00). Styling – Nat Turnbull. Photo – Eve Wilson for The Design Files.

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