Be the favourite child this Mother's Day
Nothing says “I love you mum – but I’ve given your gift approximately 0.3 seconds thought” than rocking up on Mother’s Day with a predictable card and some cellophane-wrapped flowers that scream BP’s finest. While few mums expect anything overly grand, a little thought will definitely be appreciated. The trick is matching your mum with the right gift. With this in mind, our list of 53 gifts has ease of buying and variety of choice among its top criteria. You’re guaranteed to be the favourite child this year.
All the better for serving breakfast in bed
Fact: Your mother’s joy at receiving breakfast in bed is significantly diminished when she spends the next week finding croissant crumbs between the sheets. Avoid this problem and make her feel like she’s living in luxury’s lap with this handy lap table, which thoughtfully comes with a groove to support a book, tablet or phone (there’s even a hole to allow recharging). Watching cute cat videos all morning while luxuriating over brekkie and a cuppa? M. Day nirvana. $19.95
Because mums need cheese in their lives
Show your cheese-loving mum – and that’s pretty much everyone – that you respect her sophisticated palate and connoisseur needs with this stylish cheese board. Made from sustainable bamboo, at 34.5 x 29.5 cm it’s plenty big enough to house a veritable cheese feast, and features a pull-out drawer holding four stainless steel cheese knives, suitable for attacking, er, serving everything from a firm cheddar to a gootastic brie. Mmm, brie… $49