Happy Mag's Perfect Mother's Day Gift Guide

Happy Mag’s Perfect Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mothers Day

Mother’s Day is coming. That’s right, start scrambling for presents and booking brunches because it’s time to give your mumma the love she deserves for that quarter lifetime of food she hooked you up with.

Listen up, you righteous rebels! Mother’s Day is creeping up on us, and you can’t just half-ass it with some lame-ass gift card. Hell no, we gotta do better than that for the woman who gave us life!

So, let’s get real and show some serious love to our mamas. Take charge and storm into the nearest flower shop, or display your wisdom by ordering ahead, and unleash a vibrant deluge of floral splendor to convey your enduring love and gratitude to the maternal figure in your life!

If your mumma loves music, then a personalized playlist is a solid choice. Or, if she’s a wine connoisseur, then you gotta go for the Unico Zelco wines – they’re elegant, delicious beyond belief, and straight-up un-freakin’-deniable! And for the vinyl-loving mums out there, hit her up with some groovy LPs or a dope set of headphones to crank up the jams with.

But wait, there’s more! Concert tickets, a music subscription service, or a portable Bluetooth speaker – these are all great options to keep the music-loving mama happy. And let’s not forget, sometimes the best gifts are the ones you create yourself! So, get your DIY game on and make her a coupon book full of sweet gestures like a day without chores or unlimited hugs and kisses. She’ll be over the freakin’ moon with appreciation!

So, let’s not just sit on our thumbs, people. Get out there and spoil your mama rotten because she freakin’ deserves it! Happy Mother’s Day, you badass bunch!


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Ochre Nation: Unico Zelo wines

Why settle for just one when you can double the fun for your mama bear? It’s like buying her a one-way ticket to flavour town. Sea Foam V.2. is a bubbly boi and vegan-friendly, salty yet refreshing, and as close to springtime in a bottle as you can get. And trust us, they have made some tweaks and changes that have taken this wine to a whole new level of deliciousness. We’re talking Terminator 2 level here, people!

But why stop there? Elevate your mums aperitif game with Rosa Vermouth. With a perfect blend of Pinot Gris from the Adelaide Hills and Grenache from the Riverland for a fresh and bright base wine with a crunch that’ll make you go “Oh damn!” And the crew didn’t stop there. They added Rosella from the tropical Australian north, Davidson Plum for some zip and grip, and some strawberry gum for an uplifted aroma. And let’s not forget the fresh and dried wormwood for that herbaceous kick! It’s like a 10-minute party in your mouth, and mama deserves nothing but the best.


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Books: Jimmy Little: A Yorta Yorta Man

The tale of Jimmy Little, the revered Aboriginal pop and country music superstar from down under, has finally been brought to life in the form of a captivating biography, ‘Jimmy Little: A Yorta Yorta Man’. Authored by his daughter, Frances Peters-Little, this book is an ode to the extraordinary life of one of Australia’s most venerated music icons.

From humble beginnings on the Cummeragunja Reserve on the Murray River, to his debut on Australia’s Amateur Hour at the young age of 16, Jimmy’s ascent to the pinnacle of the music world is a true underdog story. Despite facing insurmountable odds in the form of systemic discrimination against First Nations people, Jimmy’s incredible talent, charisma, and heart endeared him to the masses.

His enduring legacy is one of perseverance, cultural pride, and an unwavering commitment to his identity. Jimmy’s music remains a staple of Australian culture, with chart-topping hits that continue to capture the hearts of fans to this day.

Through Frances Peters-Little’s insightful storytelling, ‘Jimmy Little: A Yorta Yorta Man’ takes the reader on an unforgettable journey, weaving together public knowledge and untold stories to create a vivid portrait of a life lived to the fullest, through music, love, and advocacy.





Books: Rosemary Kariuki – A Joyful Life

Rosemary Kariuki’s memoir, ‘A Joyful Life,’ is a powerful and triumphant tale of resilience in the face of unimaginable trauma. The book chronicles Rosemary’s life journey, from her childhood in Kenya where she was forced to care for her fifteen siblings, to her current role as a multicultural community liaison officer for the police in western Sydney.

The memoir delves into Rosemary’s personal experiences with survival, including multiple instances of sexual abuse, domestic violence, and political unrest. But what sets ‘A Joyful Life’ apart is Rosemary’s ability to not only survive but to find joy and gratitude in the midst of adversity.

Her story is a testament to the power of kindness, both to oneself and to others, as a means of regaining inner strength and control over one’s life. Rosemary’s infectious joy and warmth have touched countless lives, earning her recognition as the 2021 Australian of the Year – Local Hero.

With a raw and direct writing style, ‘A Joyful Life’ is a memoir that will inspire and uplift readers, reminding us all that we have the power to overcome even the darkest of times and to write our own life stories with courage, hope, and joy.



a joyful life memoir



Concert tickets: Lizzo

Treat your music-loving mum to an unforgettable experience with tickets to Lizzo’s The Special Tour 2023 in Australia this July. The four-time GRAMMY Award-winner, rapper, and singer has redefined the sound and soul of popular music with her hit songs and iconic performances. Her latest album, Special, is an explosive combination of disco-funk beats and powerful lyrics, earning her critical acclaim and numerous award nominations.

Lizzo’s live shows are known for their energetic and uplifting atmosphere, leaving audiences feeling empowered and inspired. This Mother’s Day, give your mUm the gift of music and memories with tickets to see Lizzo live.






Flowers: Flowers For Everyone

Mother’s Day is nigh, and it’s time to show our maternal rulers some serious love. And let’s not forget, ordering ahead like a wizard is an absolute no-brainer.

Not only does it save you from the dreaded last-minute rush, but it also ensures a seamless surprise that’ll leave your mom feeling extra special.

I mean, who doesn’t love surprises, am I right? Go Native, or go Precious Pink, either way its a win win. So let’s channel our inner sorcery, and conjure up a spellbinding arrangement of flowers that will enchant our beloved moms and remind them of our undying devotion!

flowers for everyone



DIY:  Playlist

Crafting a mixed tape for Mother’s Day is no mere task, dear reader. It demands an alchemical mix of sentimentality and imagination, the perfect brew to capture the love and gratitude you feel for the maternal figure in your life. Now, don’t limit yourself to just any old tunes, for the possibilities are truly boundless.

Choosing the right tracks can be challenging. You want to create a tape that tells a story, that captures the essence of your relationship with your mother. Whether it’s Neil Young’s tender acoustic ballads or the lush harmonies of boygenius, you’re sure to find a sonic canvas that paints a picture of your relationship with Mum. So, take some time to carefully curate a selection of songs that reflect the emotions you want to convey., and make this Mother’s Day one to remember.





Green Thumb: Garden Life

Garden Life

If your mums like mine and loves pottering around in the garden, Garden Life is the go-to for those last-minute mother’s day gifts. It’s got everything for your green thumb mum. With the most diverse collection of plants and pots in all of Australia, Garden Life offers the ideal selection for any taste or style.

Their  expert and friendly team has over two decades of experience in creating beautiful gardens, and we’re always ready to help you find the perfect gift for your mum. Plus, if you’re looking to create a whole new garden, our team can provide a full design consultation to help you create the perfect outdoor sanctuary.

Garden Life believe’s in sowing the seeds of inspiration and helping you bring any garden vision to life. So why not give your mum the gift of a beautiful garden this Mother’s Day? 



Coffee: Supreme


This set is the ultimate tool for elevating your mothers outdoor coffee game and enjoying a delicious brew anywhere.

With its reusable filter and easy-to-use design, the Stanley Pour Over Set is the perfect choice for busy moms who want to indulge in their favourite coffee on-the-go. Simply add your preferred Supreme coffee to the pour over, place it on top of the included camp mug, pour in hot water, and voila! You’ll have a piping hot cup of Joe in no time.

And let’s not forget about the legendary Stanley camp mug! It boasts a press-fit lid that keeps spills and splashes at bay, making it ideal for outdoor adventures. With a 350ml capacity, this mug ensures that mom will have enough coffee to fuel her next adventure.

Whether she’s camping in the great outdoors or enjoying a lazy morning at home, the Coffee Supreme Stanley Pour Over Set is the perfect way to make her coffee dreams a reality. So why not surprise her with this beautiful set and show her how much you appreciate her?




Beauty: Aseops

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Aesop’s Amsterdam City Kit is a carefully curated collection of hair, body, oral care, and skin care essentials for the modern woman on the go. This kit includes toothpaste, mouthwash, shampoo, conditioner, Geranium Leaf Body Cleanser, Geranium Leaf Body Balm, and Fabulous Face Cleanser, each with a unique blend of natural ingredients. The toothpaste contains calcium carbonate and xylitol for oral hygiene, while the mouthwash refreshes with spearmint and tea tree oils.

The shampoo and conditioner feature a blend of essential oils and proteins to nourish and cleanse the hair. The body cleanser and balm include bergamot, mandarin, and geranium extracts for a luxurious spa-like experience. The Fabulous Face Cleanser is gentle yet effective in removing impurities and leaving skin feeling refreshed. The Aesop Amsterdam City Kit is perfect for those looking for high-quality, natural products that are tailored to their needs and lifestyle.



DIY: Vouchers

mothers day gift vouchers

Crafting a DIY voucher for Mother’s Day is a thoughtful and personal way to show your love and appreciation for the woman who raised you. But, why settle for a boring old gift certificate when you can make it truly unique? Think outside the box and come up with some witty and heartfelt vouchers that will truly resonate with your mom.

From “Free Hugs for Life” to “A Day of Doing Your Chores”, the possibilities are endless. Let your creativity run wild and don’t be afraid to add a touch of humor to the mix. With a little effort, you’ll have a voucher book that your mom will treasure for years to come.



Donate: NFPA


This Mother’s Day, give the ultimate gift of life with an Emergency Birth Kit. These kits, designed to combat infection during childbirth, are an essential tool in the fight against maternal mortality worldwide. In countries where access to proper medical care is limited, these kits can mean the difference between life and death for both mother and child.

With supplies like soap, a sterile plastic sheet, a razor blade, an umbilical cord tie, and a blanket, these kits provide a lifeline for women forced to give birth under challenging conditions. And with the added protection of latex gloves, you can rest assured that the delivery process is as safe and sterile as possible.

But this is more than just a gift – it’s an act of kindness that can save lives. By donating to UNFPA, you’re joining a global movement to save and protect women and girls in over 150 countries. Your donation will go directly towards providing Emergency Birth Kits and other essential resources to those who need it most.




Nike: Go Leggings




Mums who love to push their limits deserve a gift that can keep up with their active lifestyle. Enter Nike Go leggings – the perfect Mother’s Day gift for the mom who wants both support and comfort during her workouts. Made with midweight InfinaLock fabric, these leggings feel compressive and supportive in all the right places, without sacrificing comfort.

And, with multiple pockets, they’re perfect for carrying everything you need during a tough workout, whether you’re hitting the trail, the gym, or the mat. Best of all, they’re squat-proof, so you can focus on pushing yourself to the limit without any distractions. Give the gift of support and style this Mother’s Day with Nike Go leggings.






Emma sleeps

Treat your queen like royalty with the Emma Comfort mattress – Australia’s most awarded and most reviewed mattress. And the best part? You can score up to $739 in savings with a jaw-dropping 50% off CHOICE’s #1 Top Scoring Mattress.

Designed specifically for Australian sleepers, this all-foam mattress boasts multiple foam layers that adapt to your body, providing unparalleled comfort and support no matter how you sleep. And if you’re worried about those sweaty, sticky summer nights, fear not – Emma’s innovative Airgocell® technology regulates temperature, keeping you cool and dry all night long.

But don’t just take our word for it – Emma’s garnered multiple accolades, including Product of the Year and Top Scoring Mattress 2021 and 2022. Plus, with a 100-night risk-free trial, you can try out the Emma Comfort mattress with peace of mind.

So why settle for anything less than the best? Treat your mum to a good night’s sleep this Mother’s Day with Emma Comfort – fit for a queen. And with machine-washable covers and free delivery and returns, you won’t have to lift a finger.

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