Thoughtful Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Every Budget

Whether she’s a quiet, comforting presence or fierce wahine toa, May 14th is the day to celebrate mums in all their shapes and forms. Mother’s Day is the perfect time to show your mum how much you appreciate her, but with many of us tightening our belts, it can be tricky to find a gift that ticks all the right boxes.

We’d all love to shower our mum with expensive gifts, but a thoughtful present doesn’t have to break the bank. Whatever your budget, you can treat your mum to something special with these Mother's Day gift ideas.

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A picture is worth a thousand words

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Looking for a heartfelt gift for Mother's Day? A framed photo is a winning idea. Not only are photo frames affordable, but they come in a variety of sizes, shapes and colours, so you can find the one that your mum will love best. 

From traditional oak to sleek black, choose a frame that complements her style, then personalise it with a photo of you or your whanau. It may seem like a simple gift, but it’s a special keepsake she’ll enjoy looking at for years to come.     

Keep her cosy this winter

As the colder months approach, now is the time to make sure that your mum has everything she needs to stay warm and comfortable. Cosy slippers are an especially popular gift at this time of year as they provide warmth and comfort while protecting feet from cold floors. A soft, fluffy robe is another great option, perfect for wrapping up warm on those frosty mornings. 

Pair your choice of robe or slippers with a mug and her favourite tea or coffee for an extra thoughtful touch. Browse the full range of Mother's day gifts online and make sure you’re prepared for May 14th.

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Create something from scratch

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They say that it’s the thought that counts, so if you don’t have a lot of money to spare this Mother’s Day, make her something instead. If you live nearby, whip her up a meal for dinner so she can take the night off. Or get out your apron and make her some biscuits baked with love.

If you don’t live nearby, a heartfelt letter or card always makes a thoughtful gift. Tell her what she means to you and how she has impacted your life. It’s the cost of a stamp but utterly priceless.

A gift to treasure

Jewellery makes a wonderful gift, especially for mums who spend money on everyone but themselves. A simple pair of sterling silver earrings or a stunning gold-toned necklace reminds your mum that she deserves the finer things in life. And best of all, beautiful jewellery doesn’t have to blow your budget. 

When choosing jewellery for your mum, consider what pieces she wears regularly. Does she wear gold or silver? Does she prefer simple or statement pieces? If you want her to get the most enjoyment from your gift, pick something that suits her style preferences.

Browse our full range of jewellery, which includes pendants, necklaces, earrings and more. 

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Give her a nifty gadget

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You can’t always be around to offer mum a helping hand, but you can give her a gift that makes her life a little easier. Whether she's constantly on the go or just needs some extra help around the house, there are plenty of thoughtful gifts that can take some of the stress out of her day-to-day life. 

A Chromecast ensures that she’s never short of entertainment at the end of a long day and makes it easy to access all her favourite shows on demand. An air fryer is the latest must-have appliance, offering great savings in both time and electricity that makes it a gift that keeps on giving. Or, if she’s already got all the tech gadgets, consider an essential air diffuser that gives her control over the ambience and aroma of her home. 

Lean into her hobbies

What activities or hobbies bring your mum joy? Maybe she's a keen gardener, loves cooking up a storm or is always heading off on long walks? Whatever fills her cup, buying her a Mother's Day gift that ties into her hobbies is a thoughtful way to show you care. 

For mums that are always on the move, activewear is a fantastic gift. From running and yoga to chasing after the little ones, there's something for every type of activity. Whether she needs new leggings or a stylish sports bra, you’ll find it all and more at The Warehouse. 

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A set perfect for gifting

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If you’re not sure what to get her (or don’t like wrapping), gift sets are the ideal solution. Beautifully presented and filled with luxurious treats, they’re a wonderful choice for the woman who’s impossible to buy for.   

We’ve got a huge range of Mother's Day gifts online and in-store that she’s sure to love. From fragrances to skincare, we’ve got all the bases covered, so you can take the stress out of selecting the perfect gift set.

The tried and tested

When all else fails, you can’t go wrong with the ultimate gift… chocolate! Whether she’s a Cadbury or Ferrero Rocher kind of gal, chocolates always go down a treat. And with chocolate gifts starting at just $3, you may as well pick yourself up a box while you’re at it and reward yourself for a job well done. 

No matter your budget, there are plenty of thoughtful mother’s day gift ideas that will show her just how much you care. With a little bit of thought and planning, you can find the perfect present for your mum this year!

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