Mother's Day Gift Ideas for 2023

How amazing are mums?! They grow and carry us for 9 months, bring us into the world and then spend all of their time raising us until we’re ready to do things independently. Mums truly are amazing which is why we should celebrate them this Mother’s Day.

Are you unsure of what to get for your mum this year? Explore our collection of mothers day flowers or continue reading our mother's day gift guide. There is sure to be a gift for every mum, including gifts for hard to buy mums, gifts for new mums or gift for soon to be mums.

Mother’s Day only comes around once a year and it is a day where your mum deserves to be spoiled! It wasn’t until I became a mother myself that I truly appreciated and understood just how much mums do for us, sacrifice for us and love their children.

There are many ways to show your mum how much you appreciate her this Mother’s Day. You could buy her a gift, take her out to lunch or dinner, write her a heartfelt letter or make her breakfast in bed. The options are endless and it really depends on what your mum would enjoy the most.

If you are still unsure of what to get your mum, take a look at our list of the best mothers day gifts below.

Mother’s Day Australia 2023

So when is Mother’s day? This year, Mother’s Day is on Sunday 14th May 2023. So start planning and making those purchases so your gifts arrive on time and your mum doesn’t feel forgotten!

Mothers day flower delivery

Our Mother’s day flowers will be available directly through our online Milla Rose store. There will be the option to deliver flowers on mother's day so your mum can receive her gift on the actual day, even if you don’t get to see her this year.

Send your mum the perfect mother’s day gift, delivered straight to her door. She deserves a gift as special as she is. We have made the process easy this year, with a dedicated collection of dried flower arrangements just for mums. These dried and preserved flowers are sure to make her day.

We also have some gorgeous mothers day gift cards that have been created in Australia from a gorgeous online boutique.

Our top 10 Mother's Day Gift Ideas:

  • Flowers
  • Candles
  • Bath Soak
  • Dining Experience
  • Getaway or Vacation
  • Massage or Facial Voucher
  • Jewellery
  • Coffee & Reusable Coffee Cup
  • Self Care Products

1. Give her Flowers that last

Who doesn't love receiving flowers? There's just something special about receiving a curated bunch of flowers just for you. Fresh flowers are great but it's sad to see them wilt and need to be thrown away with the memories soon fading.

This is why we have created the ultimate gift for mothers day - dried flower arrangements. They are very low maintenance, long lasting and sustainable.

We can guarantee that your mum will fall in love with dried flowers and have them on display in her home for years to come. The best part about dried florals is that they won’t be easily forgotten. They become a timeless gift that holds memories for years ahead. What a perfect gift for mum, she can keep these in her home and look at them every single day for many more Mother's days to come.

Shop our best selling preserved rose arrangement or red dried flower arrangement.

2. Find the perfect Candle or Diffuser

Is your mum always burning candles or using diffusers at home? If so, then this might be the perfect gift for her. Candles and diffusers are a great way to relax and de-stress after a long day. They can also be used as aromatherapy to help improve your mood or help you sleep.

Who doesn’t love a candle that not only looks beautiful and fits the home aesthetic but also smells amazing?!. When you are unsure what to buy for a mother this mothers day, candles are the perfect choice. They are an affordable gift for mum, they often look gorgeous and they smell even better.

There are some amazing locally made candles here if you are in Melbourne or you can often visit local markets leading up to mother’s day to try out the best candle for your mum.

Our favourite candles at the moment are these luxury brass candles from Melbourne based brand, Btncl.

3. Relaxing Bath Salts or Soak

If your mum loves a good bath then why not buy her a luxury bath soak or salts?. Bath bombs and salts are becoming increasingly popular and there are some amazing ones on the market at the moment. If you can find one that is locally made, even better!.

Bath soaks and salts often have amazing ingredients like essential oils, flower petals and even chocolate. Yes, chocolate! Who wouldn’t love to relax in a bath with some delicious smelling chocolate added in?.

We adore the Australian made rejuvenating bath soaks handmade by Balm Balm Co. They not only look amazing, but they are great quality and all natural with no nasties. They are a great, affordable option for just $28 for a 320g bag.

Or for a budget friendly gift idea - perhaps try making your own bath salts - there are tons of easy to follow recipes online!.

Bath salts and bath soaks are sure to impress your mother and leave her feeling relaxed. Especially if paired with a candle and some chocolates.

4. Gift voucher for a Restaurant

Is your mum a foodie?. If so, then a voucher to her favourite restaurant or café might be the perfect gift for her. This mothers day, why not try out a new restaurant or go to an old favourite. Either way, your mum is sure to love it.

There are some amazing restaurants in MelbourneIf you are looking for a gift voucher for an amazing restaurant, we have the perfect solution. This mothers day, why not give the gift of a night out to your mum?.

If your mum is a food lover like us, you can’t go wrong with a food voucher to her favourite restaurant or local winery! Most restaurants offer gift vouchers that you are able to purchase ahead of time for your mum to use at a date that she chooses. She may even bring you with her (win-win).

There are gorgeous local restaurants that offer this service (thanks lockdowns), or you could book a place a little further away like a winery in the Yarra Valley here in Melbourne.

5. Book a Weekend away

If you want to really spoil your mum this mothers day, then why not book her a weekend away. This could be a trip to a nearby town or city, or even interstate or overseas. Weekend getaways are a great way to relax and spend some quality time with your mum.

Now is a better time than any to explore all of the beautiful places Australia has to offer. A great gift idea for your mum this year would be to book a little holiday in one of her favourite places, or a place she has always wanted to visit.

If you aren’t too sure where she’d want to go, what dates to choose or you can’t afford to pay for an entire trip - simply put some money towards a travel voucher with a company like AirBnb or

We did this for my parents for their wedding anniversary and it was a massive hit!

6. Treat mum to a relaxing massage

I’m sure we can all agree that a good massage is the ultimate way to relax. This mothers day, why not treat your mum to a relaxing massage?. There are some amazing spas here in Melbourne, and even more around the country. If you can find one with a great view, that’s an added bonus!.

I don’t know about your mum but who doesn’t love taking some time out for themselves and indulging in an hour long massage or facial?

There are some beauty clinics and amazing spas in Melbourne or all around Australia where you can purchase a voucher to give to your mum.

Then she can choose her own treatment and find the best day to visit!

7. Invest in Jewellery

If your mum loves jewellery, then an investment in a beautiful piece is always a great idea. Jewellery can be a really special gift that she can wear and cherish for many years to come. This mothers day, why not invest in some new jewellery for your mum?.

From small, local businesses to larger well-known companies - jewellery is always a great option for mum (and usually a safe one too). Take note of her current jewellery collection to see if she prefers gold, silver or even rose gold and find the perfect piece of jewellery for mum that will remind her of you.

There are some great local businesses who hand make their jewellery onsite such as FinerRings in Melbourne. There are also some other great stores such as Francesca that offer luxury yet affordable jewellery.

8. Coffee Beans & Reusable Coffee Cups

I don’t know about you, but I can’t start my day without a good cup of coffee. This mothers day, why not get your mum a set of her favourite coffee beans or even a reusable coffee cup so she can enjoy a fresh cup of coffee on the go.

Is your mum an early riser? Does she travel to work? Does she have a coffee machine? If you can’t splurge on a coffee machine, some freshly ground coffee beans from an artisan roaster can go a long way.

Melbourne is known for its great coffee and with that, comes great coffee beans you can take home. Cafes such as Code Black, St Ali, Industry Beans and many more have amazing coffee beans that you can give mum this Mother’s Day.

Why not get her a reusable coffee cup whilst you're at it? They are a lot better for the environment and there are some super stylish ones out there.

9. Self Care Products

This mothers day, why not give your mum the gift of self care?. There are some amazing self care products on the market at the moment that can help her relax and de-stress. From bath bombs to face masks, there is definitely something for everyone.

If you’re not sure where to start, take a look at some of the popular online stores like Sephora, Mecca and Sukin. They all have a great range of quality, affordable self care products that your mum will love.

Our favourite self care products are from the talented Kalea Body - handmade right here in Melbourne. There are some amazing products that your mum would love to be gifted and actually use this year.

Soon to be Mum Gifts

Do you have a partner, friend or family member who is a soon to be mum? Our gift ideas for expecting mothers are sure to make them feel appreciated and loved this Mother’s Day.

Because even those amazing women who are currently pregnant and expecting their own baby soon deserve to be celebrated this Mother’s Day.

5 Gift ideas for expecting mothers this Mother’s Day:

  1. Pregnancy Massage
  2. Super Soft Dressing Gown
  3. A Pamper Pack
  4. A Weekend Away
  5. Manicure and Pedicure

The possibilities are endless when it comes to the perfect gift for mum this Sunday 14th May.

Whatever you end up buying or even making for your mum, we’re sure she’ll love it if you’ve put some thought into it and it comes from a place of love.

Our mums truly are incredible women and they deserve to be celebrated not just every May, but everyday!