7 last-minute gifts for Mother’s Day that will win you serious points

Each year, Mother’s Day seems to creep up like a ninja: stealthily and unexpectedly. Many of us leave our shopping until the last minute, which makes searching for gifts stressful. If time’s not on your side, there are plenty of gift options that can be arranged quickly.

Mother’s Day is nearly here, and you don’t have a gift for that special woman in your life. Don’t worry, you still have time to impress her. From kitchen gadgets and gorgeous home décor to spa day essentials, this handy list of last-minute gift ideas from the Australia Post online shop will make Mum’s day (and win you brownie points in the process!).

Let her decide with a personalised gift card

Give Mum the gift of treating herself with a thoughtful gift card. Gift cards are simple to use, easy to ship, and perfect if you’re in a pinch. Gift cards from a range of retailers, including Freedom, iTunes, David Jones, Westfield shopping centres, Peter Alexander and many more can be bought online from  Australia Post. Simply select your purchase amount and send it directly to Mum for free within Australia.

If you’re unsure of your Mum’s shopping tastes, a gift of spending money might be a safer bet. An Australia Post gift card by Mastercard lets your Mum shop with ease and convenience. It’s available to purchase at participating local Post Offices and can be used anywhere Mastercard is accepted. 

Create memories she’ll never forget

Buying for the Mum who has everything can be tricky, which makes giving experiences a great option. Treat Mum to a night out at a leading restaurant of her choice with a Restaurant Choice gift card, or to a night at the movies with an Event Cinemas gift card. Is she in need of some pampering? Treat her to a well-deserved experience at Endota Spa

For something truly unforgettable, websites like Red Balloon offer wonderful experiential gifts. From skydiving to winery tours, there’s sure to be something special for Mum. If it’s too hard to choose, you can leave it up to her with a Red Balloon gift card

Brighten up her day with fresh florals or a hamper

Nothing says I love you like a bouquet of flowers. What’s more, picking an arrangement and organising its delivery has never been easier. Simply head to the Australia Post online shop, choose your fabulous florals from Interflora Australia, and have them delivered to Mum anywhere in Australia for free on orders $30 or more (standard delivery). You can even write a personalised message at checkout, so be sure to include a special message for your mum.

Give her the gift that keeps on giving

A magazine subscription is a thoughtful gift that’s quick and easy to organise. Just bear in mind that the actual product is likely to arrive after Mother’s Day, depending on the publishing cycle of the magazine you choose. Make Mum’s day last for the year with a 12-month subscription to her favourite magazine, which you can organise through the Australia Post online shop.

Services like iSubscribe also give you ‘gifting’ options at checkout which prompts you to fill out an iCard with a message, letting your mum know that a special present awaits. This iCard can be printed out and given to your mum (if you’re really cutting it close) or emailed to her directly on the date of your choice. 

Treat her to something she will use every day

Whether she’s a whiz in the kitchen or perhaps prefers to be doted on, the Australia Post online shop has something for every mum. Give her the gift of a fancy new Mistral 10L Digital Air Fryer, so she can cook up a storm (or check out our range of Mistral Air Fryers to suit all budgets). Paired with a beautiful floral-print Lucy King Apron, she’ll feel like the queen of her kitchen!

Or if she would rather sit back, relax and let someone else do the cooking, spoil her with a Thomson Hybrid Vacuum Tube Speaker, which includes Bluetooth so she listen to her favourite music or podcasts.  

Shop, pack and send at your local Post Office

If you’re well into the eleventh hour and the panic is beginning to set in, head down to your local Post Office to get Mother’s Day sorted in the one place. Australia Post has a great range of gifts for Mother’s Day, from tablets to tea sets. Once you have a gift, choose a card (Mum will love the handwritten touch), pop them in a mailing box or a gift box and send it off. Choose from standard, next-day or same-day delivery. 

Mother’s Day just around the corner? 

We’ve got you covered. Browse the latest gifts from our online shop. 

This article was originally published on 14 April 2019.

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