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10 easy (and affordable) Mother’s Day gift ideas under $100

You can still spoil Mum this year, even while you both stay at home.
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Mother’s Day is going to look a little different this year.

With social distancing rules in place, and being strictly enforced, many of us will be forced to spent this special Sunday without our Mums.

But just because we can’t give Mum a hug this Mother’s Day, or take her out to brunch or lunch, doesn’t mean we still can’t find some ways to celebrate the most important women in our lives, and give these amazing ladies a gift, to show them how much we care.

We have loads of virtual gift ideas, as well as some activities you and Mum can do together, while you’re spending this time apart.

And if your budget is a little tight at the moment, we’ve curated this list of wallet-friendly Mother’s Day gift ideas, with every item coming in under $100.

Keep on scrolling to see our best gift picks.

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MONOGRAMMED PYJAMAS

With all of us spending a lot more time at home right now, having chic and stylish loungewear and pyjamas can make shuffling about in our jimmy jams just that little more comforting.

This lovely set from Bras N Things comes in a range of colours, plus you can easily personalise these PJs with your Mum’s initials, completely free.

AVAILABLE FROM: Bras N Things, $60

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A HEARTWARMING NEW BOOK

Australian journalist and author Julia Baird is so talented, and her prose so poetic, that many of her fans (including yours truly) would probably pay to read her grocery list.

But this book from The Sydney Morning Herald and New York Times columnist explores the concept of phosphorescence – the light emitted by a substance without combustion or perceptible heat. It’s about looking at the positives, and spending time doing the things that bring us joy, even when life gets really really tough.

Funnily enough, this book was off to the printers well before the current crisis kicked in, but its release could not have come at a more poignant time.

AVAILABLE FROM: Dymocks, $39.95

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A COMFORTING COOKBOOK

The pie maker cooking trend has absolutely blown up recently, so what better way to celebrate this awesome new method of preparing one of our favourite foods, than a whole book of pie recipes?

It’s full of both sweet and savoury creations and is perfect for life in self isolation, while we all have a bit more time to get our bake on.

AVAILABLE FROM: Bauer Books, $25

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A FANCY SCENTED CANDLE

A scented candle is a lovely way to boost Mum’s mood and bring some delight to those long days spent at home.

Classic Australian brand Glasshouse sells a range of candles in popular scents. Our pick is Montego Bay – the classic coconut and lime scent is to die for.

AVAILABLE FROM: Glasshouse online, $44.95

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A GORGEOUS BUNCH OF FLOWERS

Even though many florists have closed their doors, citing a fall in business thanks to the cancellation of events and weddings, there are still many online florists who will be more than happy to deliver your Mum a bouquet on her special day.

One of these businesses is LVLY. They’ve taken the traditional bouquet of flowers and given them a personalised, quirky touch. Arriving to your door in a box (with COVID-19 safety measures in place, of course) these lovely bunches come with a personalised jar, perfect for those mums who are always short on vases.

As well as cute jars, Lvly offer a range of add-ons to further personalise mum’s present including candles, chocolate, hand cream and even espresso martinis (also in adorable jars). Plus, they ship across Australia.

AVAILABLE FROM: lvly.com.au, from $54

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FANCY HAND SANITISER AND HAND CREAM

Anyone else sick of rubbing their hands raw with Dettol? Your Mum deserves this luxurious hand sanitiser and hand cream pack, dubbed The Healthy Hands Kit, from Aussie botanical beauty brand Grown Alchemist. The handy mini hand sanitiser bottles are perfect for popping in the car or handbag for those brief essential visits outside the house.

AVAILABLE FROM: Grown Alchemist online, $55

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A DELICIOUS TEA GIFT SET

Tea, along with pasta and toilet paper, is one of those supermarket staples that is constantly sold out right now. Gift Mum some tasty, upmarket versions of her regular old English Breakfast with this T2 Six Pack. You can select the varieties yourself and package them up into a neat little gift pack. It’s tea, but custom!

AVAILABLE FROM: T2 online, $50

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THE ULTIMATE CLASSIC COOKBOOK

If your Mum is an avid cook, she might like this collection of 1000 of the best and most popular recipes from The Australian Women’s Weekly’s cookbook range. There are recipes to save you money, recipes from Europe and Asia, mega-healthy recipes, super-fast recipes – everything Mum could possibly want in a cookbook.

AVAILABLE FROM: Bauer Books, $44.95

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THE PERFECT INDULGENT WINTER TREAT

Who doesn’t love Haigh’s chocolate? Their fancy version of your regular old cup of Milo is a delightful way to indulge Mum’s sweet tooth as we settle into these cooler winter months.

AVAILABLE FROM: Haigh’s online, $21.90

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A NAUGHTY (BUT CLASSIC) CHOCOLATE SNACK

There are regular freckles, and then there are Haigh’s special “Speckles”. These delicious little morsels are to die for – and this cute suitcase tin contains loads of them.

AVAILABLE FROM: Haigh’s online, $17.50

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