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Need/Want · Our Mother's Day Shopping List

Need/Want

It’s Mother’s Day next Sunday (May 13th), so we thought we’d let you in on what we’re getting our Mums!

We’re sacrificing the element of ‘surprise’, to share seven great ideas for last-minute Mother’s day pleasers.

5th May, 2018

1. Dinosaur Designs Medium Resin Temple Tray

Ashley Simonetto, Graphic Designer

My Mum’s colour palette and style changes often, but I think this ‘Snow Swirl’ piece would easily fit in with the flavour of the month, and stand the test of time!

And not to mention, it’d be perfect for antipasto (a Simonetto fam favourite!).

Available online, $210.

2. A Wine Service’s ‘Esoteric’ Subscription

Annie Portelli, Art Director

My Mum and I are both the first to admit that we choose our wine purely based on the aesthetic of the label.

This subscription (which is admittedly a shared gift!) will help us both appear to ‘know what’s up’ when it comes to sharing a snazzy – but tasty bottle of wine with our dinner guests. Cheers to that!

Available online, $180 for six bottles (other offers range from $120-220).

3. Daily Blooms Flower Subscription Melbourne or Sydney

Alice Johnson, Partnerships Manager

This flower subscription is the gift that keeps on giving, with a new bouquet arriving on my Mum’s doorstep every week to remind her how much I love her!

Daily Bloom select flowers fresh each day, so, the bouquet will be different each week, and Mum will always get the freshest (and most beautiful) blooms!

Available online, $28 per delivery (weekly or fortnightly)

4. ‘Two Rooms – Night and Day’ by Peter Cole, from Say PEACE! Posters

Sally Tabart, Editorial Assistant

I still remember in vivid detail the Christmas my Mum announced to the extended family that we would no longer be exchanging gifts. Instead, we were encouraged to donate to those less fortunate than us on behalf of one another. I clutched my brand new Spice Girls backpack in fear.

20 years later, I’m eternally grateful to my Mum for talking sense into me at such a young age, and while she still has no desire for gifts beyond a card, I think she’d appreciate the charitable element behind Say PEACE! Posters.

Artists have donated prints which are sold in editions of 50, with all profits going directly towards UNICEF Australia’s Syria Crisis Appeal. I chose this one by Peter Cole because it reminds me of my family home’s colour scheme (yes, the exterior was a medley of yellow, red, black and silver!).

Available online, $149 .

5. The Australian Ballet’s ‘The Merry Widow’ Tickets

Miriam McGarry, Researcher / Writer

I’ve actually never been to the ballet, but ‘The Merry Widow’ looks like a real afternoon delight of spectacle and flourish.

‘The Merry Widow’ doesn’t sound super Mother’s-Day-appropriate (!), but the tale is a lighthearted romp of love affairs, jealousy and wealth. Kind of a historic Bold and the Beautiful – but with far, far better costumes and considerably more athleticism.

This is partly a present for Mum, and partly for me (as long as she takes me as her plus one…).

Available online, from $35 per person. Showing in Sydney until May 19th, Canberra May 25th to 30th, and Melbourne June 7th to 16th.

6. A Pair Of Habbots

Lucy Feagins, Editor

It’s no secret I’m a pretty major fan of Melbourne designed, Italian made, Habbot shoes.

My Mum and I share the same taste in shoes and, handily, the same shoe size, so I often buy her shoes. Right now I’m loving Habbot’s super comfortable, yet super stylish lace-ups, especially the ‘Ormond’ – a contemporary take on the classic brogue, with a light-weight sole.

These are a bit of a ‘special’ purchase… but Mum’s worth every penny.

Available online, from $425

7. Robert Gordon Australia’s ‘Feast Collection’ Bakeware

Elle Murrell, Managing Editor

My Mum trained and worked as a chef while we were growing up, so we’ve always been spoilt with her amazing cooking! She also takes pride in having a few beautiful-yet-practical pieces of cookware to bring out at a dinner party, and I think she would really love this history-imbued design by Robert Gordon Australia.

I can see Mum whipping up a hearty winter meal in the Feast Rectangular Baker (perhaps in the largest size, if her 10 brothers and sisters are coming over!). *It’s pictured here with food by the amazing Julia Busuttil… whose book, ‘Ostro‘ my Mum received for Christmas!

Available online, from $34.95.

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