The Mother’s Day Gifts That Keep on Giving

halston and river mother's day gift ideas that keep on giving

Mother’s Day is just around the corner (like literally!) and if you’re anything like me, you’re scrambling around looking for the best Mother’s Day gift that can be delivered within days! Now, I’m not just any gift giver and a bunch of flowers isn’t going to quite cut it. I’m the one who has to outdo last year and of course outdo the sisters!

In order to do that, we need to think outside the box. So, follow me for a wave on inspiration that is guaranteed to be the gift that keeps on giving this Mother’s Day.


The Pamper Club

Does your Mum love to be pampered? There is nothing better than relaxing with a hot cup of tea, a good chick flick and a rejuvenating face mask. Now, let me tell you though, these aren’t just any face masks. They’re so impressive you could wear them to a masquerade ball. Don’t believe me? We’ll wait here while you check them out!



If your Mum loves to read, then you can’t go past the Bookabuy subscription box. A new book arrives once a month tailored to your Mum interests. Beautifully gift wrapped with a card, it will be Mother’s Day every month of the year. And the best part about this one, you get to read the book afterwards, so it really is the gift that keeps on giving and giving…


Bring Joy to Mum

“Joyou” means to bring joy to you and this one will do just that. Each month your Mum will receive a special gift created by a local artisan delivered straight to her mailbox. Not only is this gift supporting local Australian artisans, is it supporting ethically made and sourced products. Your Mum could be surprised with body scrubs, jewellery, candles or even handmade ceramics. We know, how tempting is this to order two!


Head Down Gin Lane

Oh this one is definitely a contender. Who doesn’t need a Gin or 3 at the end of a busy week. If your Mum is a Gin lover then this one will hit the spot and have her in that oh so happy Gin place. Your Mum will be an expert in no time with a new monthly Gin to sink her taste buds into. So take a walk down gin lane, this one is sure to please him, her and them!


Tea Garden

For the Mums who aren’t into the alcoholic drinks, we’ve got one for the tea lovers amongst us. There is nothing worse than that box of 200 of the same old Lipton’s tea bags every day. Indulge the taste buds and tick the healthy box with an array of new tastes and textures delivered to her door each month. With flavours including Peachy Cream, It Takes Tea To Mango and even one called Candy Cane, what is not to love! I’ll bring the scones!


Seriously, we could go all day with subscription ideas for Mum and these are just a taste of what you can surprise Mum with this Mother’s Day. To get some more unique ideas, head over to our website where we have a directory full of Aussie and international subscription businesses.

So, if you’re Mum loves surprises (every single month!) then one of these awesome subscription boxes is going to get you in the best Daughter or Son books for a very long time to come. And who doesn’t need some good credits in the bank every now and then.


For the modern Dog lover with Purplebone

The modern dog lover wants a quality subscription service. What British brand (ships internationally), Purplebone does is add a lifestyle element recognizing there is a human at the end of the lead who might like a little treat as well. If you are looking for a gift as a non-dog owner, this one is a solid choice.

Each month the box contains two of Purplebones’ high quality treats, two toys, the lifestyle element surprise and 60 poop bags. Anything with poop bags is immediately a win, and even better, these bags are mint scented, stylish white bags with purplebone details to make all your dog accessories as fabulous outside, as as they are inside the home.

What I like about this is adding a fresh element of surprise for your dog and the treats are always devoured by my French Bulldog. The treats include pork jerky and a tripe bone twin pack. The treats are all-natural and Gluten Free- just like humans, you rest at ease that your canine kid is getting a high quality treat here, not watered down with chicken fat.

Each box has a theme. The box I received was nautical, perfect time both for summer and Shark Week, my personal favorite week of science documentaries (*yes, I know they have mixed in a lot of fictional tales as well.) The toys are bright, durable and can withstand tug-of-war. Boxes can be ordered according to your dog’s weight in small, medium and large. You can purchase a box you might like from their archive. That flexiblity is great since we are all drawn to different themes in our decor.

The lifestyle suprise was the debut issue of DOG magazine, an absolutely beautiful magazine of high fashion editorial mixed with dog roles in the world. A mix of essays and interviews, with the most stunning visuals, this magazine serves as inspiration for anyone who loves their dog. Well-priced at £24, the contents inside would cost close to double if purchased separately

If you are in London, you will be able to spot Purplebone dog grooming parlours and shops in Chelsea and Notting Hill. Owner, Jacob van Nieuwkoop’s well curated shops are a favorite among British celebs including The Beckhams, Lily Allen and Holly Valance to name a few.

Ladies! Now getting your period just got a whole lot better with this subscription box.

You’re going to have some questions in your mind as to how this subscription box can really help me at that dreaded time of the month, but it didn’t take us long to soon realize its just so nice to feel loved, special, relaxed and even satisfy a craving or two when you have your period.

This beautiful box arrived in no time to our front door and right on “time”

Boxed up in gorgeous tissue paper and a lovely little sticker we were treated to a fabulous apt card saying, “This too shall pass” what a sweet little reminder!

From a woman’s point of view, it has it all! A box of organic tampons a bunch of pads, some tea and a beautiful block of chocolate!

The tampons & pads are from Organiyc. They have created 100% organic certified cotton pads and tampons for women who care about the health of themselves and the environment. All you get is the comfortable, absorbent, hypoallergenic protection of organic cotton.

• No wood pulp.
• No non-biodegradable plastics.
• No chlorine bleaching.
• No nasties.
• Period.

How lush is that?

The Tea is from the English tea shop. We love this tea from London. They are also Organic and Fairtrade farmers, blenders and producers from all over the world to produce their special range of teas.

The Sweet treat is a bar of chocolate from Loving Earth – Healthy, sustainable and fair trade chocolate. We love their philosophy “Loving Earth is based on the philosophy that the earth is a living organism, popularised by James Lovelock’s Gaia theory.

The very same idea is at the heart of many indigenous cultures around the world. This philosophy consists of an immense respect for our environment, recognising our own physical bodies as being an indispensable part of that environment. Accordingly, the three central principles of Loving Earth are Healthy – Sustainable – Fair. These ideals have been extremely important to us since the beginning and are the foundation of everything that we do.”

A stunning collection of products and enough to make you feel a whole lot better. As busy women its always important to take care of yourself, we think this is a perfect idea!

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The Cost:
$25 AUD

Contents:Essentials Box includes

• Chemical-Free, Organic Cotton Tampons (16)
• Pads (10)
• Organic Cotton Night Pads (5)
• Organic Tea and Treats

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