Woman+ Mothers Day Gift Guide

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3 May 2023

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Mother’s Day is getting close, and now is the time to show your mother all your love by treating her because we all know how much they deserve it. Our gift guide has everything from opulent hotel experiences to practical yet stylish gifts. We’ve curated a collection of items to make mum feel pampered, cherished, and appreciated. So, look no further than our guide below, whether you want something useful or something lux.

The Hilton Karaka

Let’s start with a bang, shall we? Hilton Karaka offers an incredible experience where you can indulge in some of town’s best food and drinks. You’ll be surrounded by stunning views of the hotel and its lush gardens, making for a picture-perfect Mother’s Day memory. To celebrate Mother’s Day on Sunday, the 14th of May, the Hilton’s chefs have curated a special menu, which will be paired with a glass of bubbles. Don’t miss this opportunity to treat one of the most important people in your life. Limited spaces are available.

Book a table here: https://bit.ly/dtkarakamothersday23

Wild Poppies x Black Pineapple

Kiwi cocktail connoisseurs Black Pineapple and leading New Zealand floral and gift provider Wild Poppies have come together to create a specially-conceived hand-crafted gift called ‘Wild at Heart’ this Mother’s Day. It brings together the best of both worlds – cocktails and flowers. Who’s mum isn’t going to love this perfect combo? 

“Teaming up with Black Pineapple is the perfect collab for Wild Poppies. Wild at Heart is such a beautiful and thoughtful gift to celebrate mum and we can’t wait to bring a smile to the faces of amazing mums all over New Zealand.”  – Georgia Brodie of Wild Poppies. 

Aesop Gloam Fragrance

Looking for a bottle of heaven? Look no further than this new blend by Aesop. A co-creation by the brand’s long-term fragrance collaborator, Barnabé Fillion, whose approach favours the impressionistic to create scents that are highly susceptible to body chemistry, emerging unique to each wearer. This scent is the perfect combination of neroli, orange blossom, jasmine, and sandalwood. It’s a complex tapestry of rich, warm spice interwoven with light floral notes that simultaneously evokes interior worlds of an antique charm. 

Ashley and Co

If your mum is into self-care, Ashley and Co have got you sorted. The modern day scent experts announce a new limited edition scent to join their unique fragrance library. The new fragrance captures the essence of a fresh bouquet abundant with juicy berries and blooming buds. Bonberry Waxed Perfume is the gift that keeps on giving as its sweet aroma circulates through the home with each burn, transporting you to a garden bursting with florals.


Help transform mum’s skin from the inside and out with marine collagen and clinically proven ingredients that care for her and the planet. 

Consisting of a simple two step system – one silky smooth hydrator and a great tasting supplement powder full of marine collagen, natural antioxidants, prebiotics, vitamins and peptides – this skincare duo is perfect for those seeking healthy, beautiful skin in a sustainable way.

Glasshouse’s Latest Collection

Glasshouse Fragrances has launched a limited-edition collection of eight fragrances that celebrate the beauty of femininity and the strength of nature. One of the highlights of the collection is Pink Suede, featuring the delightful scent of Peony that brings out the texture and depth of the fragrance. Imagine a stunning bouquet of flowers wrapped in soft pink suede, and you’ll get a sense of what this fragrance has to offer. Give your mum a gift that captures the essence of beauty and femininity this Mother’s Day!

July Suitcases

July suitcases are the perfect companion for the mums who love to travel. Not only are they stylish, but they’re also lightweight, durable, and built to last. From the very on trend moss green cases to metallic mirroring sleekness, your mum will love how easy it is to manoeuvre around the airport or down to the bach with one of these suitcases.

Saben Handbags

Every outfit isn’t complete without a fabulous handbag, and Saben has got you covered.  Designed by the wonderful Roanne Jacobson (an epic mum herself) their collection of bags are both stylish and practical. I am very lucky to own a couple of Saben’s top sellers and you can best believe I’m going to hook my mum up this year with one of their navy perfectly sized wallets. You can choose from various sizes and colours to find the perfect one for your mum.

Asap Skin Care

For the mums who love to take care of their skin, asap has got the perfect skincare routine. This very fun limited edition pack contains the powerhouse of serums. Their products are gentle on the skin and effective at the same time. My favourite from this pack is the Super B Complex, famous for its hydrating properties and high niacinamide content. Your mum will love how her skin feels after using these highly credible products.

Be Pure

Bepure’s wellness supplements are perfect for the mums who prioritise their health. If herday starts with breakfast and her supplements, why not introduce a bottle from BePure? Their supplements are made with natural ingredients that are safe and effective. They’ve got everything from magnesium to energy formulas that she will love. Can’t decide which one to start with? My all time favourite is their One multivitamin which is packed with pretty much everything good for you.


Does your mum wear glasses? Or do you want to encourage her to check up on her eye health? Specsavers has a fantastic range of prescription frames and lenses that are both stylish and affordable. With some of the best customer and practitioner service, your mum will love how attentive their team is and will soon fall in love with how comfortable and stylish her new glasses feel. It’ll be you that she thanks for it too (big win).

Skintopia – Cooling Globes

For the mums who are always on the go, Skintopia has got a unique and refreshing product – cooling ice globes! Include these globes into mum’s skin care regimen to provide her with a relaxing, cooling face and eye massage anytime she wants. Cooling Ice Globes are everyone’s favourite part of Skintopia’s skin treatments, so now they’ve made them available for use in the comfort of your home. 

Hej Hej

Looking for something fashionable, high quality and sustainable? Check out Hej Hej’s women’s clothing boutique. Think colour, texture, and style – they’ve got it all. You can see their collections on their online store or head into their Wellington store. Your mum will love the confidence these clothes instantly emit. 

Riser by Allbirds

Allbirds has got you covered with the perfect sneakers for your mum. These shoes are stylish, eco-friendly, comfortable, and perfect for everyday wear. Allbirds have released their latest creation – the Riser, the perfect shoe for dressing up and dressing down. Your mum will love how easy it is to style them with any outfit. But watch out. She may get addicted to Allbirds like so many other New Zealanders!

Cricut Explorer 3

For mums who love DIY projects, Cricut is a must-have. This machine can cut, write, and draw on various materials, making it perfect for any crafting project. Your mum will love how easy it is to use and how creative she can get with it. I’ve used one of these impressive machines to cut stickers, print onto t-shirts, and I have so many more things on my to-do list that I can’t wait to get busy with—the ultimate hobby holder. 

Deebot Vacuum Cleaner

Watching mum work all day and look after us all night, I know how frustrating it can be to try to keep the house clean with chaos running around. The Deebot takes the hassle out of vacuuming by doing it for you. This robotic vacuum cleaner is a game-changer, with its intelligent mapping technology that ensures every corner of your home is thoroughly cleaned. One of the things I love most about the Deebot is how easy it is to use. Simply set it up using the app on your phone and let it do the rest! Plus, its sleek and modern design means it will look good in any home.

We hope that something in this guide has tickled your fancy and inspired something special to add to the shopping list. We want to take this opportunity to wish a very Happy Mother’s Day to all our motherly figures – you deserve the world.

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