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7 last minute gifts to give mum this Mother's Day

Better late than never!

Showering mum with love and adoration should be a yearlong occurrence, but Mother's Day is that special opportunity to go above and beyond to show Mum just how much you care for her.
With the day fast approaching the pressure to find the perfect, meaningful gift turns up a notch.
If you've left the present hunt a little too late there's no need to panic. We've rounded up some great gift ideas that Mum would love to unwrap (or experience) this Mother's Day.

Help her get organised

Mums easily have the busiest schedules of anyone in the household, so why not gift her with a practical planner to help get her calendar in order?
Super stylish and crafted from leather, this gorgeous planner from kikki.K comes complete with to-do lists, meeting notes, stickers and note pads. Plus, the planner has plenty of internal pockets for important documents and receipts too.
For an extra special touch, the planner can also be personalised with the option to monogram on purchase.
RRP: $69.95 + $9.95 for monogramming
Monogram mum's initials for an extra special touch. Image: kikki.K

Book her in for a bone check

The gift of good health is the best gift one can give – it's simply priceless. While it doesn't exactly compare to an all-inclusive spa day, booking mum in for a bone density scan is a heartfelt way to show her you care about her wellbeing.
The test helps to detect the onset of osteoporosis, the 'silent disease' that affects two in three women over the age of 50. Considering that osteoporosis can lead to the loss of mobility and independence, the earlier you detect the disease, the better.
Book mum a visit to the local GP and get her scan sorted. Not only does it show you're looking out for mum's immediate health risks but her potential future ones too. Plus, you can always treat her to a celebratory brunch after the appointment.
RRP: Priceless
Best to stick with the theme and get a card for mum to match. Image: Cafe Press

Bring the outdoors in

If your mum has a green thumb she will surely appreciate a vibrant indoor plant to bring a little life into her home during the cooler months.
Dressed to impress, this beautiful Peace Lily from Bosque comes complete with a teal ceramic pot, care card and gift tag. As a part of Bosque's Mother's Day special, the plant can actually be hand delivered straight to Mum's door for extra convenience.
RRP: $50
Green and vibrant, this plant is certain to bring a smile to Mum's face. Image: Bosque

Spread joy with sweet aromas

Certainly one of the most popular go-to gifts come Mother's Day, a candle is a gorgeous yet can sometimes feel a little bit generic.
Up the wow factor this year and gift a candle decorated with a personal, heartfelt message. With a range of cute designs on offer, Damselfly candles are an easy wrap up and they smell delicious!
Our pick: the 'I got it from my mama' candle which burns notes of tigerlily, white musk, cherry blossom and jasmine – the perfect scent to accompany a long, relaxing soak.
RRP: $49.95
It looks sweet and it smells sweet too – just like Mum. Image: Myer

An experience she'll never forget

If you're well and truly over present giving and seriously stumped on what to get the mum who has everything, why not try gifting an experience?
Perfect for mums that are looking to try their hand at something new, a Class Bento gift card (valued at your choice) is a great way to treat Mum to a food, art or craft class of her choice. From cocktail masterclasses to candle workshops, this gift card unlocks a world of experiences. Mum is bound to find a class that tickles her fancy!
The best bit: for every booking made, a dollar goes to Dementia Australia.
RRP: Up to $300
A gift card that unlocks a world of new experiences for mum. Image: Class Bento

A box filled with beauty

Is your mum even your mum if she doesn't carry a timesaver make-up bag in her purse?
Up her make-up inventory this Mother's Day with this 'Ready in 5' beauty gift pack from Clinique including a mascara, highlighter and moisturising lip colour. All products are formulated without parabens and fragrance, so they're great for mums with sensitive skin.
Neatly packed in a printed box, you won't even need to worry about wrapping this one up!
RRP: $44
This range of make-up products are bound for Mum's handbag. Image: Myer

Encourage Mum's passion for food

If your mum's a wiz in the kitchen she probably already owns every foodie gadget under the sun. Instead of struggling to find a new appliance to impress, gift Mum with a magazine subscription filled with scrumptious recipes.
The Australian Women's Weekly Food magazine yearly subscription will deliver a monthly mag to Mum's front step, each issue filled with seasonal dishes and desserts, all triple tested in Australia's most trusted kitchen.
Plus, if you subscribe this month, mum can receive a bonus crystal necklace. Talk about an added treat!
RRP: $79.99
Who wouldn't love a yearly subscription to a magazine filled with delicious recipes? Image: Magshop