Perfect gift for the perfect mum

Mother’s Day is almost here…but how do you celebrate one of the most important people in your life? Whether she’s a fitness fanatic, a culture vulture or a foodie, the perfect present should be tailored to your mum’s interests.

The Active Mum

For the mum-on-the-go, the compact Hauffmann Davis Multi-Function Convection Oven will allow her to roast, bake or grill while she ticks everything else off her To Do list. For the fitness fanatic, a lightweight and chic sports bag is a winner, or you could lift her game with a stylish water bottle made from stainless steel.

The Thrillseeker

An unforgettable experience lasts a lifetime. Swimming with crocodiles, sky-diving over wineries in regional Victoria,or scaling the Blue Mountains is more likely than a scented candle to enthrall the adventurous mother.

The Foodie Mum

Spoil your mum with a hamper of artisanal produce or preserves. A customisable hamper brimming with jellies, jam, relishes, and biscotti will tempt taste-buds. Alternatively, go a special bottle of olive oil specifically tailored for the occasion: it’s emblazoned with ‘100% Dazzling Mum’ on the label and it’s infused with 23-carat gold leaf.

A cornucopia of elegant homewares, high-quality cookware, cooking lessons, and electrical appliances can be found at Peter’s of Kensington.

The Sweet Tooth

Nothing says I love you like artisanal chocolate. Treat our mother to some of the most decadent (and experimental) morsels on offer. Wawa Chocolatier offers a block of 65% dark chocolate dotted with toasted crumbs of Baker D. Chirico’s sourdough and a smattering of sea salt, or a half-dozen of hand-painted, caramelised white chocolate eggs spiked with Vietnamese coffee. And if hand-painted chocolates in unusual flavour combinations are your passion, Xocolatl won’t disappoint.

The Cultural Mum

Fine art will thrill mothers with an aesthetic eye. Australian artist Rachel Hollis sells original artwork, exquisite prints, and greeting cards featuring native Australian wildlife. Artworks are sent and insured by Australia Post, and shipped in a plastic sleeve and rigid cardboard envelope to protect against damage.

In the digital age, books are not only beautiful physical objects, but a way to immerse oneself in another world. Gift cards can be bought online from retailers such as Booktopia and Readings.

The DIY Mum

For green thumbs, a pair of floral-patterned, long-cuff gardening gloves protect hands and forearms from cuts and nicks. Added bonus: they’re stylish to boot.

Meanwhile, a sewing machine will delight mums that are more than handy with a needle and thread. One model, the Brother JA1400, has 14 built-in patterns and four step buttonhole and auto stitch-free arm sewing.

The New Mum

If your mum likes to be pampered, there are few words she’d prefer to hear than ‘spa day’. She can replicate the spa experience in the comfort of her own home with a Dead Sea Salt Manuka Honey Scrub, or a skincare set from Thornhill Lane Biodynamics.