Mother’s Day Gift Guide for 2014

My dad never forgot Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, his Wedding Anniversary or his wife’s (my mum’s) Birthday when I worked for him. I would always remind him about a couple of weeks before the said event and ensure that he had a gift already thought out and a card.  He would generally leave it the day before to buy a gift and I would mark in my diary in amongst the plumbing jobs of the day to get dad to a shop to buy something for my mum.

While I was great at reminding my dad of the date and event, he didn’t need any help in purchasing a gift. Most times I would sit in the truck or go and do an errand while he would browse at a jewellery store and pick something out for mum. There were times when dad would say ‘Your mother said we aren’t doing gifts this year’, and I would shake my head and say ‘No, you are still going to get her something.’ And he did. 🙂

When I was working with our commercial plumbers during my apprenticeship I would ask the plumbers if they had bought something for their wives for Christmas or Mother’s Day. You see the tricky thing about Mother’s Day is that children are the ones that want to put a gift together for their mum but they need their dad to take them shopping.

So since I’m not working and my analytics tells me I have more men reading my blog than women, I am going to do you a favour and remind you that you have just over a week to organize a gift for your own mum and your wife if she is a mum. Mother’s Day is on Sunday the 11th May and I have put a gift guide together and the most expensive item is $165.

As a side note, Mother’s Day is a day where mums are appreciated for what they do through out the year. This is not a time to feel pressured into consumerism, but a gift and a card is a lovely way to bless a mum.  And a sleep in, breakfast in bed… sorry I’m getting carried away with myself.

Here is The Plumbette’s Mother’s Day Gift Guide for 2014

The Plumbette's Mothers Day Gifts 2014

1. Home is where my mum is Tea Towel $24.95 Hard to Find

2. Pastel Rose PJ Set $99.95 Peter Alexander

3. Bed Socks $14.95 Sussan

4. Mercer + Reid Shiloh Throw Rug $69.95 Adairs

5. MUM Chocolate Freckle $6.95 Lark

6. Plunger Wine Stopper $9.95 Australian Gifts Online (partner this with mum’s favourite bottle of wine or non-alcoholic beverage)

7. Japanese Cherry Blossom Picnic Case $49.95 The Body Shop Australia  

8. Eco Vessel Hot and Cold Water Bottle with tea strainer $34.95 Shop Naturally

9. Shimmer Sequin Ugg Boots $165.00 Down that little lane

10. Neckwarmer #26 $50.00 Erin Louise

11. Tahiti Jade Teething Necklace and Bangle Gift Set $50.00 Tiny and I

12. Mum Gift Bath Treats $39.95 Lush

Have you got a gift ready for Mother’s Day? If you’re a mum what takes your fancy from my gift guide?

  • Renee at Mummy, Wife, Me

    Oooh great choices. I LOVE those Ugg boots. Great idea for a post. My guy definitely needs a little reminder with these sort of events 🙂

    • The Plumbette

      Some guys have it down pat and others just need all the help they can get. 😉

  • LydiaCLee

    My comment just vanished??? Anyway love the neck thing!

    • The Plumbette

      My comments sometimes vanish too and it is frustrating! Especially when typing on an iphone or ipad! Yes I have one of those neckwarmers in a different colour and absolutely love it!

  • Loving all of your gift pics! Hope you have a lovely Mother’s Day next Sunday x

    • The Plumbette

      Thanks lovely. I hope you have a great Mother’s Day too. 🙂

  • Love this selection – except for the wine stuff – I’m not really a drinker ;-). I’m kinda hoping my family gets me a new kitty for Mother’s Day but I don’t think that will happen somehow. I guess it’s too soon xxx

    • The Plumbette

      I’m not much of a drinker either Janet, but I do cook with wine and find if I’ve opened a corked bottle, the plunger would be perfect to store the wine in the fridge for the next time I use it. 🙂

  • I am so in love with those ugg boots!!

    • The Plumbette

      Yeah me too. If only I needed new ugg boots! (I got given some plain ones last year)

  • The plunger wine stopper is fan-bloody-tastic x

    • The Plumbette

      Isn’t it just? 🙂

  • 26 Years & Counting

    I like the bed socks!

    • The Plumbette

      Yes, I’m thinking of dropping a hint to my hubby about those….

  • Kaz @ MeltingMoments

    That necklace and bracelet! I’ll be dropping hints 🙂

    • The Plumbette

      I love the colours in that necklace and bangle too.

  • JM Peace

    A sleep-in. That is all.

    • The Plumbette

      Amen to that. I hope you get one. 🙂

  • Aww bless you’re a sweetie, bet you’ve helped heaps of blokes out there! How interesting most of your readers are men! GO YOU!

    • The Plumbette

      I know. But I think more plumbers are coming online now. 🙂

  • Sparkly ugg boots! Oh yes please. You’ve done a great community service here Bec!

    • The Plumbette

      Thanks Nikki. I knew you’d like those sparkly ugg boots. 😉

  • Grace

    Those PJ’s and bed socks! And the sleep-in to go with them 🙂 So awesome that the majority of your readers are male! Rock on! x