Mother’s Day 2023 is on May 14 and Mum’s all over Adelaide will hopefully be eating breakfast in bed, wearing macaroni necklaces and treated to some special gifts from their loved ones….

BUT what does Mum REALLY want???

We did a quick whip around the many Mums who are part of the KiA team and below is a list of what’s on our wish list this year. And yes, this might be a very extravagant way for us to drop hints for our own lovely families, but might as well help you AND help ourselves right? A lot of these are local South Australian businesses so you can spoil Mum AND support a small business. Win/Win for everyone!

South Aussie Gin from Heaps Good Gin!

As Mums we all need a drink sometimes! Heaps Good Gin is for the Mum who enjoys FANTASTIC gin and loves to support local – they are made right here in SA and even have a local twist on some of their specialties such as the Victor Harbor Gin or their latest offering, The Hills Gin.

And as if that wasn’t good enough, they make a GINSPRESSO! It is delish… and on the back of the bottle is a QR code for heaps of recipes ideas.

If you aren’t sure which one to choose, it really doesn’t matter – they are all incredible, made with local ingredients and are also just so darn Instagrammable. Perfect for the modern day Mum!

Grab HEAPS GOOD GIN via their website or follow them on Instagram. 

www.heapsgoodgin.com.au 

Use code “Kids10” at the checkout for $10 off your order! 

A nappy bag for the new Mum

Willow Bay Australia’s Nappy Bag comes equipped with multiple pockets that are just the right size and in all the right places. Generously sized and made from the fabulously versatile (and washable) neoprene fabric this bag is ideal for everyday use for baby, mum and dad.

To celebrate Mother’s Day, Willow Bay is offering 50% off their gorgeous Neoprene Nappy Bags AND including a free set of pram hooks with every Nappy Bag ordered.

www.willowbayaustralia.com

Plants, Homewares, Body Care & more from Charlie & Jack

If Mum is a Crazy Indoor Plant Person then Charlie & Jack is the store for her! In fact, owner Kristy founded the C.I.P.P.A Facebook Group for plant lovers & her store is a HAVEN. She also names all of the plants in her store, which means you’ll be giving Mum a plant with personality! Wilma made her way home with us, along with a range of plant care, devine body care, candles & even a puzzle! Charlie & Jack is definitely a one stop shop for Mother’s Day!

You’ll find the store in Victor Harbor or you can grab a e-Gift Card from the website. Our hot tip? Take some of Mum’s indoor plants into Charlie & Jack for their ‘Repotting & Spa Treatment Service’ where they will give your plant a repot, new soil, pest check & leaf shine. How cool! 

Follow them on Facebook or Instagram. 

https://charlieandjack.com.au

Stunning homewares, clothes, jewelry & more from Gypsy Life

Gypsy Life is a gorgeous little store that recently opened right on the beach at Moana and it is absoloutely DREAMY. They have something for all Mums from clothes, bags, purses, body-care, plants, wall art, homewares, jewelry, candles and more. You’ll walk out with the perfect present for Mum and probably a bunch of stuff for yourself as well!

The store is run by two local ladies, Mich and Jo who are passionate about supporting local makers, artists and businesses. Almost every tag or label in the store has “Made In South Australia” (or an even more local region!) on it and the owners know all the stories behind these businesses too. They stock skin care from Romley Estate at Willunga, plant care from Aussie business, We The Wild, earrings from Sun Child at Sellicks Beach, clothes from labels such as Talisman and are the exclusive stockist for the region of knitwear from the slow fashion business, Cienna. And that’s just the start – after a fews laps of the store, you’ll think you’ll seen everything then you’ll suddenly discover a delightful product you hadn’t spotted yet!

If you can’t get to Moana, never fear! They have just launched their online shop or you can follow them on Facebook or Instagram for plenty of gift inspo!

Oh and did we mention they also do Gift Vouchers AND free gift wrapping? Perfect if you’re buying for Mum & she is usually the one who wraps the presents in your house…..

www.gypsylife.com.au

Mother’s Day hampers from The Seasonal Hamper Co

Give Mum a present designed just for her. There are a range of hampers available. Order before 2 May for delivery before Mother’s Day. Hampers include products from Barossa Coffee Roasters, ES ceramics, Spoon & Spatula baked goodies, Barossa Body products, Nomad Candle Co., Ability Chocolates and more

Shop the range at
www.theseasonalhamperco.com.au

Gold Class tickets for Event Cinemas

Whether your Mum is a seasoned Gold Class-er or especially if she’s never been before, a couple of Gold Class tickets (so she can choose someone she’d like to go with) is a fantastic gift idea. Shout her a cheese platter and a glass of bubbles as well to make her couple of hours extra special.

Buy online at
www.eventcinemas.com.au

Grab Mum a TreeClimb Voucher!

With two locations to choose from, send Mum up into the treetops with a gift voucher for TreeClimb. She can redeem the voucher at either the TreeClimb Adelaide or TreeClimb Kuitpo Forest and the vouchers are also redeemable at their onsite cafes so she can have a coffee and treat after her climb!

Jump onto their website to grab Mum a TreeClimb voucher. 

Treat Mum to some rest and relaxation

A very popular choice from the KiA Mums was a voucher for a massage, float or pamper session. Maybe a voucher from Endota, a facial from Bliss Beauty and Float, or just a 60 min full body massage from her favourite place. It might take her 12 months to find the time to redeem it but just knowing that an hour or two of alone time is ready and waiting whenever she needs it is a gift in itself.

Lula Eye Masks

Like a warm hug for your eyes and mind, this self warming eye mask starts warming up the moment you open it. Lie back, get ready to relax and unfold the mask. When the mask meets the air it begins to warm up, staying at a comforting temperature and releasing the scent of Lavender, so you can drift into a daydream or a deep night’s sleep. A beautiful gift of self-care, the scent of Lavender can help relax, de-stress and assist with sleep.

$29.95
click here to buy online

Write it Out Journal from Steph Pase

The perfect journal to write it out! Find guidance on journaling, mediation, mindfulness, reflection and stretching. Its a place where you can write out and organise your thoughts so that you can show up as your best self!

$49.95
click here to buy online

Flourish and Fulfilled Subscription

Align your life, follow your purpose, and begin your journey to pure fulfilment with powerful mindfulness practices, positive affirmations, journal prompts, guided meditation and breathwork, plus community support, all within the Flourish & Fulfilled App.

$4.95 per month. Tap “gift” in the app store to gift it to Mum.
click here to buy online

Ugly Swan

Glam up this Mother’s Day with a limited edition pack from Ugly Swan. It’s no secret we LOVE these brushes for our kids wild hair BUT we also love them for our own hair. 
Set includes: 1 Maxi Brush, 1 Palm Flexi + 1 Unicorn Microfibre Hair Towel and FREE shipping!

Shop online at uglyswan.com.au and use the code “kia” for an extra 10% off your order!

BBQ Buoys Gift Voucher

For so many of us, a few hours aboard on the BBQ Buoys boats has been on the “oh I would love to do that sometime” list for aggggeeees. Don’t let Mum wait any longer! Grab her a BBQ Buoys Gift Voucher so that she can go cruising along the River Torrens with the family or a group of mates over summer.

She will be able to pre-order a meat pack to grill on board, a platter or cocktails or pack her own platter of treats.

So much fun and certainly a unique way to say “I love you”.

Grab your BBQ Buoys Gift Vouchers here.

Plant Mum Stuff from Botanista

Botanista in Port Noarlunga is the perfect store for Mums of kids or Mums of plants! It’s indoor plant heaven, but it’s also so much more than an indoor plant store!

Yes you can grab everything you need for your indoor plants at Botanista, including pots, plant care and of course plants themselves, but check out the TERRARIUM BAR! Here you can pop in (no bookings needed) and make your own terrarium or have Charlene and her team help you out – it’s so much fun and doubles as both an activity for Mum AND a gift for Mum. Botanista also has DIY Terrarium Kits to take home as well as Kokedama Kits. We feel a new hobby coming on…

It’s doesn’t stop there though! They also stock tea, soaps, misters, propagation stations and HEAPS more – plus they do Gift Vouchers if the choice is just too overwhelming! Or if you want a fun activity with Mum, why not book into one of their Workshops? They run sessions in kokedama making, terrariums, pot painting and more.

Check out their Instagram or Facebook for details or place and order with their sister business, Fleurieu Gifts for succulent bowls and more.

Wild gifts for mums of all stripes and species!

Spoil mum with the chance to watch Adelaide Zoo’s gorgeous little tiger cubs wake up for the day, or tickle a rhino at Monarto Safari Park.

Share a wild experience together, cheers to mum and conservation with a delicious limited-edition Grapes for Good wine, or browse the beautiful range of wildlife-inspired gifts from the Zoo Shop.

Shop the gift guide here

 

Rediscover Fortified Cocktail Kit from Woodstock Wine

Raise a sophisticated glass for Mum this May! Woodstock have a long family history of creating and enjoying fortified wines. The Rediscover Fortified pack brings together three of their favourites – Vintage Fortified Cabernet Sauvignon, Muscat and ‘Old Fortified’ Tawny style – presented in a gift box complete with three bespoke cocktail recipes and instructional videos. She’ll be shaking a up celebratory storm in no time!

$75
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You’re beautiful bath robe from Kip & Co

Robes make everything better! Wrap Mum up in a gorgeous Printed Terry Bath Robe that features the sweetest selection of budding wildflowers in shades of soft pink. And it has pockets!

Buy online at
kipandco.com.au

An Audible Subscription

Audible gift memberships are a flexible present that can be enjoyed in so many ways, from commuting to work to winding down before bed. Choose from 1, 3, 6 or 12 month subscription for Mum and she can download an audiobook every month. 

Buy online at
www.audible.com.au/ep/giftcentre

Alcoholder

Alcoholder Stemless Insulated Tumblers ticked all the boxes. Adele uses hers everyday for her coffee because it stays hot for hours – no more 1/2 drunk cuppas – plus, it keeps the ice frozen in her Vodka soda on the river for hours as well!

Shaped for comfort and designed for practicality, the TraVino Stemless Insulated Wine Tumbler will lovingly take care of half a bottle of wine at a time (355ml) and keep it cool for up to 12hrs. What’s neat is it’ll also handle hot drinks and keep them that way for up to 6hrs. Constructed of BPA-free food grade stainless steel, the tumbler features a splashproof slide-open lid.

$34.95 from Adventure Awaits
www.adventureawaits.com.au

How about a gorgeous throw rug from Salty Aura?!

If you’re not already obsessed with these intricate designs and eclectic styles, you soon will be – trust me!

From a statement piece in the bedroom and a layer lover’s dream to EPIC beach adventures and intimite picnics, you can’t go wrong with a quality throw rug, especially one that’s double-sided. Designed in Australia, there are so many asetically pleasing patterns, you’ll struggle to choose just one. 

Made with 100% recycled cotton from pre-consumer waste, this is one business you’ll want to support with 10% of profit donated straight to charity (we’re totally here for that!).

Want to spoil mum or give somone a bit of a “hint hint”, Salty Aura have given us our very own discount code for 10% OFF. Simply use: KIA at checkout – YAY!

saltyaura.com

Is Mum an Avid Reader?

Is Mum an avid reader? Maybe a Bookseat?
These Aussie designed beauties are the best – reinforced, won’t sag and will hold her iPad or novels while she reads in bed or on the couch. Lots of colours and patterns to choose from.

$44.95 online at Adventure Awaits
www.adventureawaits.com.au

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