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12 Mothers Day Gifts - Ideas for the Older Mum

Another list of mothers day gifts and ideas. This time we've come up with 12 great gift suggestions for the older mother.

Jo Moloney

Gifts4Good contributor.  

With work and domestic duties demanding less of her time, the older Mum might appreciate gifts that relate to hobbies or travel. Otherwise, since she probably has all the 'basics', why not treat her to some luxury? Here are a few ideas to get you started.

A Good Read - Always Popular

Now she's got the kids (that would be you!) out of her hair, your Mum might just have time to enjoy leafing leisurely through a beautiful coffee table book on her favourite travel destination or hobby.
History of Plants and Flowers

From: $39.90

http://www.bookworld.com.au/books/flora-sandra-knapp/p/9781760110116
This book for the gardening lover examines the fascinating history of plants and flowers.
A great gift for anyone with a hobby is a magazine subscription - be it gardening or golf, craft or cookery, travel, fitness - you name it, there is a magazine out there that she'll love receiving to her door, hot off the press.
ABC Gardening Australia - 12 Month Subscription

From: $49.95

http://www.booktopia.com.au/magazine-subscriptions/abc-gardening-australia-12-month-subscription/prod6000000000113.html
Whether you're a novice or an experienced gardener, ABC Gardening Australia magazine is packed with expert step-by-step advice and stunning design ideas for every gardener across the country.
Does your Mum love technology, and has she got an e-reader? Perfect for reading at home or whilst travelling, you can't go wrong! (And if she has one, a gift card so she can download some more great reads will be welcome).
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite

From: $119

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JG8GOWU/ref=nav_shopall_k_kp
A best-selling Kindle - unlike tablets, designed to deliver a superior reading experience with no screen glare in bright sunlight.

Mothers Day Gifts: Ideas to Enhance Memories

Precious photographs are so much better when they are easily accessible! A beautiful photo frame, acid-free album or photo box is just the ticket for any Mum who treasures her photos.
Amore Photo Album

From: $99.95

http://www.zanui.com.au/Amore-Photo-Album-Large-96959.html

Preserve your memories in chic elegance with the Amore Photo Album from Corban & Blair.  Made in Australia from fine quality book paper, it features a debossed heart for ornate decoration. 

There is the option to personalise this product with names and dates for a unique gift.  25 acid-free black pages (50 surfaces) for ample space to store your memories.

In the electronic age, we take more photos than ever before, but how many do we print? Choose a selection of photos that are special to your Mum, and create a personalised photo book sure to bring her joy.
Create a Photo Book

From: Prices start at only $19.95!

http://www.snapfish.com.au/snapfishau/gifts/product=photo-books
Tell a story in photos with your own personalised Photo Book from Snapfish.

If Travel is on the Agenda

There are lots of little nice-to-haves that can make Mum's travels just that little bit easier combination padlocks (no keys required); brightly coloured luggage tags for easy bag ID; GPS for navigating uncharted territory;  even a document wallet or cross-body bag for a bit of extra practicality and security. Of course, new luggage  (with wheels!) would be an extra special treat.
Great Travel Accessory

From: $13.90

https://www.masters.com.au/product/900030547/abus-145-aluminium-padlock-red-30mm.jsp
This keyless padlock keeps your personal items safe from theft and prying eyes with a sturdy and reliable combination
Splash out on some special or purpose-designed clothing for your Mum: resort wear; lightweight/quick dry; crush resistant; or active wear for hiking, cycling, or walking. Take your pick, depending on where she plans to go and what she loves to do.
Marks & Spencer Kimono Top

From: $39.50

http://www.marksandspencer.com/open-front-paisley-print-kimono-top/p/p22373868
This Open Front Paisley Print kimono top is great for perfecting a stylish bohemian look. Perfect  Beach or Resort Wear.
A new camera is a fantastic gift, your Mum will be able to capture for ever the magic of her travels. An iPod is fabulous for passing time between destinations (or blocking out noise)… and if she has one already, you won't go wrong with a gift voucher to download music of her choice.
Nikon D5500 Kit

From: $809.00

http://www.eglobaldigitalcameras.com.au/nikon-d5500-kit-af-s-18-55mm-vrii-lens-dsrl-black.html
Nikon D5500 incorporates a touchscreen LCD monitor, giving you greater camera control. 

It features a 24.2 megapixel sensor and an EXPEED 4 image processor that provide high-resolution images and Full HD 1080p video with notable low-light sensitivity up to ISO 25600 and up to 5 fps.
Some people travel lightly, others, not so much!  If your Mum loves her home comforts then a travel pillow, small folding chair, microfibre towel or travel rug will be greatly appreciated.
Versatile Travel Pillow

From: $39.98

http://www.kathmandu.com.au/2-in-1-micro-bead-pillow-black.html

Enjoy some extra comfort while travelling with this 2-in-1 Travel Pillow from Kathmandu. This comfortable microbead pillow can be used as the conventional U shaped pillow to support your neck and head while sleeping, or transformed into a traditional rectangular pillow.


Time for Luxuries

Silk is a luxury many women adore - pyjamas, a pillow case, shawl or scarf will really make Mum feel spoilt.
100% Handmade Sheer Silk Scarf

From: $25.73

http://www.lightinthebox.com/100-handmade-sheer-silk-with-lace-print-scarf-shawl-more-colors_p267992.html

Super soft and comfortable shawl/scarf, with a lace print, that provides real warmth on a chilly evening.

An indulgent experience is bound to be a hit. Shout your Mum high tea, a gourmet dinner, or even a weekend away.
High tea experience from Red Balloon

From: $90

https://www.redballoon.com.au/product/gourmet-gifts/high-tea/traditional-high-tea-for-2

This traditional high tea for 2 is an unforgettable experience enjoyed in Brisbane's oldest and most-loved cafe. Feast on ribbon sandwiches, an assortment of petite sweet treats and hand-made scones with clotted cream and preserve. Complemented with a glass of sparkling wine and your choice of tea or coffee.

Often whilst bringing up a family, Mums 'make do', so the gift of an upmarket handbag or purse, exquisite handmade chocolates, Champagne, a special piece of jewellery or even a watch is sure to be well received.
Sydney Shopper Tote Bag

From: $279.00

https://www.fossil.com/au/en/women/handbags/totes/sydney-shopper-sku-zb5764001c.html

The haul-it-all Sydney shopper is a structured classic you'll carry from sun up to sun down (and every time of day in-between).

Get tech smart—this bag is large enough to hold laptops up to 15", Macbook® Pro and similar sized models.



Older Mums aren't necessarily hard to buy for! Many are discovering new hobbies, travel destinations and pastimes, opening up an array of mothers day gifts and ideas.

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