How To: Personalise Your Mother’s Day

Mother's Day

It’s that time of year when the world’s most underpaid workaholics are rewarded for their tireless efforts… Mums! With Mother’s Day just around the corner (eight, seven, six sleeps…) it’s time to make up those mini hampers full of goodies.

Here at Zanui we like the personal touch. So we’ve put together five tips to help you tailor your pamper packs. And if you’re shopping for your own Mother’s Day gift, it’s just as important. Think of it as inspiration for your self-spoiling! 😉

For the green thumb

A DIY succulent garden displayed in a stylish new vase makes a great present and can be lots of crafty fun. It’s the perfect exercise for eager little hands itching to get dirty. Use cuttings of succulents sunk in seedling mix to create your own little green haven. Then add pebbles, sea anemones, different coloured sand and more for visual flair. A crystal-cut or sleek modern vase is a gift that lasts forever, even if your new plants don’t!

Succulent vase garden

Wide-mouthed, round and tall vases create the perfect space for your succulents, a great present for mum that you can make at home. Sources from left:, and

For the arts-and-crafty

Give the gift of a photographic installation with a selection of matching photo frames in different sizes. That creative lady in your life can craft a feature wall to showcase your family memories. It’s a lovely way to celebrate both the milestones and the everyday funny moments.

Photo frames

Create a unique feature wall of personal moments with a multi photo frames – the ultimate gift for deserving mums. Source from left: and

For the social butterfly

Whether your (mum’s) favourite tipple is wine, whiskey or a watermelon margarita, elegant glassware makes the enjoying of it that much more decadent. Host high-flying soirees with friends. Or simply toast the little people being locked-I mean tucked-away with a flute of something bubbly!

Champagne flutes

Spoil her with sparkling and some chic glassware. From left: Ellypse Flute Set of 2 from Monique Lhuillier Waterford, Lismore Essence Set of Two from Waterford and Duchesse Crystal Toasting Flute Set of 2 from Vera Wang Wedgwood available online at Zanui.

For the bookworm

For the lover of the written (or Kindled) word, an evening tucked away with her favourite author is the ultimate indulgence. As winter approaches and the nights get colder, a throw rug makes things all the more cosy. Opt for super-soft fibres like alpaca, mohair and wool for luxurious comfort. And, of course, a handcrafted card (or novella) is the icing on the cake.


From left: Alpaca Desert Throw from St Albans and Circle Dance Classic Daydream Blanket from aden + anais for the mum who’d love a home full of books. Available online at Source: jessicamgibsonblogspotdotcom

For the 1950s housewife

For me, baking brownies, making jam and sometimes even cheese soufflé is a cross between self-expression and therapy. And although I’m hardly a Stepford wife, I’m in love with retro-look homewares. Anna Gare is an old-time favourite while Tara Dennis is my latest style crush.

Anna Gare

With her range of retro-inspired cookware Anna Gare offers a super-cute way to say thanks to the mum who likes to bake. From left: Retro Mixing Bowls Set of 4, Daisy Apron, Cherry Berry Potholder Oven Glove Set and Daisy Double Oven Glove – all from Anna Gare. Available online at

So much love for the mums in our lives. It’s that round-the-clock TLC they dish out!

What would you like for Mother’s Day? Are fresh-cut flowers and candles all that? Or would you give anything for a morning sleep-in with breakfast-in-bed served up by your troop of mini-Masterchefs?

Tell us about your dream Mother’s Day. Here’s hoping you get lots of sticky-fingered cuddles.

Kay is a feature, blog and copywriter. She collects empty jam jars, academic degrees and tawdry dreams in the hopes of turning them into something useful someday. Her work has been published in ACP magazines, ABC fiction, Overland, Brittle Star, Seizure, trade publications and online forums. Her creative writing has won several awards.