Mother's Day Shopping Guide

TDF's 8 Favourite Places To Shop For Mum This Mother’s Day!

While we try our best to show appreciation for our mums all-year round, Mother’s Day is an annual reminder to celebrate them, and everything they do. But finding a gift that says ‘thanks for being my personal driver’, or ‘you give the best advice’ is a big ask – and May 14 is just around the corner!

To help you do better than a voucher this year, we’ve pulled together our ultimate guide to the best places to shop for your mum, grandma, or any of the mother figures in your life.

Whether your mum loves stuff for the home; is an outdoorsy type; or perhaps needs some encouragement to indulge in a little self-care, our list below is filled with great gifts she’ll actually want – with a few exclusive discounts, too!

Happy shopping!

Christina Karras
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Christina Karras
27th of April 2023

Bonnie and Neil

Bonnie and Neil’s colourful homewares are inspiring, beautiful, and joyful — which also happen to be perfect words to describe our mums. The local brand is behind some of our favourite printed textiles, featuring everything from retro-inspired checks and bold hand-painted designs on cushions, tablecloths, napery and more!

Flowers are always a classic gift for mum, so we can’t go past their Posy pattern that will bring some vibrant (and everlasting) florals into the home, or serve as an impressive tablescape for her next dinner party. The best part is she can enjoy them long after Mother’s Day has come and gone!

Get 20% off the entire Bonnie and Neil Florence Collection online until May 14. Terms and conditions apply.


Shop great gifts from Bonnie and Neil here.

Merry People’s Bobbi Ankle Gumboot comes in 14 different colourways! Photo – Amelia Stanwix for The Design Files. Editorial styling – Annie Portelli

Merry People Bobbi Ankle Gumboot in Beetroot & Light Pink ($149.95). Photo – Amelia Stanwix for The Design Files. Editorial styling – Annie Portelli

Merry People Bobbi Ankle Gumboot in Slate Grey ($149.95). Photo – Amelia Stanwix for The Design Files. Editorial styling – Annie Portelli

Merry People

Here’s something we know will make your mum smile! Melbourne-based business Merry People’s best-selling Bobbi Boot – a warm, comfortable everyday gumboot designed for everyday adventures like gardening, Saturday mornings spent on sports sidelines, or even a walk on a rainy day!

There’s quite literally a rainbow of colours to pick from too, depending on your mum’s style – we love Rust, a popular new release offering a ‘spiced up’ neutral tone on the classic silhouette.

Dusty Pink is another favourite, plus, as a supporting partner of the Mother’s Day Classic, Merry People will be donating 20 percent of their Bobbi Boot Dusty Pink sales between April 27 – May 14 to help fund life-saving breast cancer research!

Shop great gifts from Merry People here

Hommey Essential Boucle ($89. Hommey Lumbar Boucle ($99). Hommey Junior Boucle ($89). Photo – Courtesy of Hommey.


With winter fast approaching, we’re willing to bet mum would love to rug up in some new loungewear or a super soft throw blanket from Hommey! Their cute cotton robes have become a bathroom essential, and wearing one alongside the comfy Poppy Slides makes us feel that much more put-together, even if you’re just gearing up for a lazy Sunday in.

It’s easy to see why this local brand has garnered a reputation for their affordable and curated homewares, ever since they launched in 2020. And if shopping in store is more your thing, you can see the full range in their South Yarra store.

Get 20% off TDF’s Mother’s Day selects until May 14. No discount code needed! Terms and conditions apply.

Shop great gifts from Hommey here

MECCA’s incredible flagship store in George Street, Sydney. Photo – Courtesy of MECCA.

The Australian beauty retailer is a one-stop shop for all things beauty, hair, makeup, fragrance and more! Photo – Courtesy of MECCA.

Top to bottom: Diptyque Roses Candle ($299). Byredo Burning Rose Candle ($107). Flamingo Estate Roma Heirloom Tomato Candle ($83). Photo – Courtesy of MECCA.


If MECCA isn’t already your go-to when it comes for gifting, trust us when we say the beauty wonderland really has something for everyone. This Mother’s Day, treat her to a luxury fragrance she would never splurge on for herself, or the Flamingo Estate Olive Tree Candle – a cosy, soothe-the-soul scent that’s perfect for the colder months ahead.

Even if your mum has a no-fuss approach to makeup, a multi-purpose product like Westman Atelier’s Baby Cheeks Blush that can be used across the lips, cheeks and eyes would be a welcome addition to her beauty routine. Personally, we can’t go past MECCA’s brilliant sunscreen selection, because sometimes even mums need reminding to wear SPF!

Shop the full MECCA Mother’s Day Gift Guide here.

Robert Gordon

Ceramics are another thoughtful gift for Mother’s Day, and enduring family business Robert Gordon are masters at making everything from bowls to vases, and serving plates feel a little extra special.

The Wheel Bowl makes for a beautiful stoneware centrepiece (that you can fill with fruits or flowers for extra brownie points!), while pieces like the Briar Jug have been carefully handmade in Australia by their local potters. Or, you could even book for one of Robert Gordon’s workshops so you can learn from the best, and make something one-of-a-kind together!

Get 20% the entire Robert Gordon Pottery Collection online until May 14. Terms and conditions apply.


Shop great gifts from Robert Gordon here

The Hub General Store is filled with great presents for mum! Photo – Courtesy of The Hub General Store

You can shop online or find them in store at 36 Cambridge Street, Collingwood. Photo – Courtesy of The Hub General Store

They have everything from locally made creamed honey, to bottled cocktails by Taylor and Smith! Photo – Courtesy of The Hub General Store

The Hub General Store

The Hub General Store is filled with elevated ‘everyday provisions’ that mum never knew she needed. The one-stop shop is a modern take on your classic general store, selling unique pantry essentials, gardening tools, cards, stationery and more.

It’s filled with niche and useful kitchen items (think egg slicers, dessert spoons and speciality scissors), and things to level up her cooking like the Surface Pot by master chef Sergio Herman, alongside an impressive range of utility products like pocket knives. But our favourite is their selection of homewares, where you’ll find hidden gems including the Marufuji Kenzan Flower Frog that will teach her the art of Ikebana arrangements. Love!

Get 20% off TDF’s Mother’s Day selects until May 13. Terms and conditions apply.


Shop great gifts from The Hub General Store here

From left to right: Bush Flowers by Cassandra Hamilton, Michael Pavlou ($59.99). Arent & Pyke: Interiors Beyond the Primary Palette by Juliette Arent, Sarah-Jane Pyke ($80). Australian Abstract by Amber Creswell Bell ($69.99). Red Carpet Oscars by Dijanna Mulhearn ($100).

Arent & Pyke: Interiors Beyond the Primary Palette by Juliette Arent, Sarah-Jane Pyke ($80). Photo – Georgia Blackie

Bush Flowers by Cassandra Hamilton, Michael Pavlou ($59.99). Photo – Natasha McCaffrey

Thames & Hudson Australia

Who doesn’t love a great coffee table book? It’s a fail-safe gift option for Mother’s Day for a good reason, and Australian publisher Thames & Hudson has you covered. With a great line-up of non-fiction titles covering culture, history, art, and design, all you have to is pick one that aligns with her interests!

The pages of coffee table books like Arent & Pyke: Interiors Beyond the Primary Palette hold plenty of home inspiration behind their striking photographs, while Bush Flowers is equal parts educational and perfectly aesthetic, designed to be displayed. If your mum is into fashion, you can’t go past Red Carpet Oscars, which highlights the outfit choices from every year of the Academy Awards since it began in 1929 – just to name a few of our favourites.

Get 30% off all Thames & Hudson and distributed partner titles sitewide until May 14. Terms and conditions apply.


Shop great gifts from Thames & Hudson here

Frank Green Essentials Gift Set Large ($99.95). Photo – Courtesy Frank Green

Frank Green Wine Bottle Cooler ($69.95). Photo – Courtesy Frank Green

Frank Green

Frank Green‘s reusable products have taken over the Internet in the last few years — and for good reason! The cult-status water bottles are spill-proof, ceramic-lined to keep your drinks cold (or hot!) for hours, and the best part is there’s a colour for everyone – from their bright and pastel colour ranges, or the sleek Chrome Collection for mums who like a bit of shine.

Everyone needs a trusty emotional support water bottle, while the reusable cups are perfect for their morning coffee or tea on the go. The Essentials Gift Set Large includes one of each, or you might consider the brand-new Wine Bottle Cooler – the ultimate companion for her next picnic or day trip.

Shop great gifts from Frank Green here.

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