Here are the Mother's Day presents you need to buy to be the favourite child
According to The Daily Telegraph, researchers have found that 74% of mothers and 70% of fathers admit to having a favourite child.
Some of these studies have actually noted that the eldest is generally the ‘cream of the crop’, while other’s note that the baby of the family is usually the chosen one.
So if you’re anything like me, a middle child, or just clearly not the spawn of the heavens, then it’s time to make a change. And I think this Mother’s Day is the day.
1. Anything from Story Teller’s Workshop, but definitely this Flamingo & Ruby Market Basket
If you haven’t heard of ‘Storyteller’s Workshop’ yet then slap yourself in the face. It is our new favourite place to get those special knick knacks to make your home really feel like home. This market basket has been handwoven in a remote village in Myanmar, and is available in multiple colourways, but 'Flamingo & Ruby’ is our favourite. It is made from new and recycled plastic pallet strapping and the frame is constructed from repurposed bamboo and rattan, making it extremely durable and waterproof. The traditional Burmese weaving techniques have been passed down from generation to generation and it takes up to a day to make each basket!
To make it even better, each basket sale directly contributes to the welfare of the village in which it was made. Win, win.
2. This Beauty-full Chocolate and Champagne Gift Set from Beauty’s Got Soul
This one’s for only the best of Mum’s.
Beauty’s Got Soul, launched this year as your go-to online beauty destination, for yourself and others. Their gifting boxes, and general packaging is next to none. There are that many goodies in the ‘Beauty-full Chocolate and Champagne’ box that Mum probably won’t even notice that the chocolate cookies are gone, but you didn’t hear that from us. And is it too cheeky to ask Mum to share the wine around?
This gift box is beautifully bundled in a BGS white drawstring bag made from vegan leather.
3. This Wonder Women book by Sam Maggs
240 pages of absolute feminism. In Wonder Women, author Sam Maggs tells the stories of the brilliant, brainy, and totally rad women in history who broke barriers as scientists, engineers, mathematicians, adventurers, and inventors. The book also includes interviews with real-life women in STEM careers, an extensive bibliography, and a guide to women-centric science and technology organisations—all to show the many ways the geeky girls of today can help to build the future. The perfect way to show your smarty pants Mum that she inspires you.
4. These ‘Tide’ earrings from Stevie Jean
Stevie Jean is inspired by treasured family heirlooms, revival and the romantic. Which makes it even more a special gift to give to your Mum. Each collection is designed in Australia and handcrafted using high-quality silver or gold vermeil. Each piece is ethically crafted by visionary silversmiths who share our values: Creating exclusive pieces for feminine sirens.
5. Love Billie’s specially made ‘Mother’s Day Pamper Boxes’
“Here is a little something I prepared earlier”, you can say to your overjoyed mother, while she thinks you went to the effort to choose each and every item inside a box full of tissue paper and petals. Little does she know, that Love Billie put it all together for you, and you probably even bought it using After Pay.
Love that for me.
6. ‘Slip’ Pillowcase
Slip was created of necessity by Fiona Stewart back in 2003, when she found that her sensitive skin and hair were responding poorly to less-than-stellar pillowcase fabrics. When she wasn't able to find quality silk, Stewart sourced it herself, searching high and low until she found what she needed—and she's never looked back. Slip silk pillowcases and sleep masks absorb less makeup and moisturiser, meaning they stay cleaner longer (while keeping your hair and skin in better shape, too).
7. Kenzo Beach Towel
A little bit of fashion history for you: the Parisian label Kenzo has been fashion pedigree for the past four decades. Following the retirement of the brand’s founder, Kenzo Takada, Kenzo appointed Opening Ceremony founders Carol Lim and Humberto Leon as Creative Directors in 2011. Lim and Leon have subsequently taken the brand in fascinating new directions, updating the opulent neo-Romantic designs for which Kenzo initially became known with prints, details, and fits that reflect a modern sensibility that is pop-inspired and playful.
So tell ya Mum to say that while she’s sitting next to Karen on her Country Road towel.
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