Mother’s Day 2021: gift ideas for every kind of mum

We all know mums deserve to be celebrated every day, but why not let her know how special she is this Mother’s Day!

Sunday, May 9th, is just one of the many opportunities you get to show her how much she means to you. With the pressure on to find the best mothers day gift, here’s a list of ideas for every type of mum.

Gift ideas for mums that are hard to buy for


Whether it’s because she has a particular taste or already got everything she needs, some mum’s are just harder to buy for. If you find yourself struggling to show your mum how much you care this mother’s day, don’t stress - you’re not alone.

Take her out to dinner

A fancy dinner out is the ideal backdrop for a meaningful conversation with your mum. It’ll never replace all the home-cooked meals she’s made over the years, but it’s a start! Intentionality is essential with a gift like this. Consider writing a list of all the things you’re thankful for when it comes to your mum, and at some point during the night, take the time to tell her; she’ll love it. A bunch of her favourite flowers wouldn’t go astray either!

Give her an experience she’ll never forget

If your mum already has everything she needs, get her something you know she wants more of - quality time with you! Experiences can be a thoughtful mother’s day gift that you can both do together. For mum’s who enjoy a bit of adventure, take them on a hot air balloon ride or a horse-riding tour for two. For mum’s who like to be pampered, consider taking her on a weekend spa retreat or treating her to sparkling high tea.

Need more inspiration? RedBalloon has thousands of experiences to choose from, and if you’re a Cashrewards member, you save money on your next purchase.

Give her the gift of choice

If your mum is picky when it comes to gifts, a gift card could be the best option for you this Mother’s Day. Gift Cards are a great way to give them the freedom to pick what they like while also showing them that you care. Upgrade your Mum’s skin and hair care routine with a Sephora gift card or pay for her next trip away with a digital Webjet gift card.

Cashrewards has a large selection of gift cards to choose from, and by purchasing them online, you can get the digital card sent to her directly.

Gift ideas for first-time and expecting mums


Whether you’ve been a mum for nine-months or nine years, motherhood in all its forms is incredibly special and we’ve got the best gift ideas for first-time mums this Mother’s Day.

Give her the Babymoon she’s always dreamed of

Treat your special mum-to-be to a relaxing getaway! Babymoons are just what expecting mum’s need to relax and prepare for their lives to change forever. If you sign up for Cashrewards, you can earn cashback on any flights and accommodation you gift to your expecting young mum.

Give her a good night’s sleep

For young parents, there is nothing more prized than a good night’s sleep. If it’s too late to treat them to a babymoon, bring the five-star resort to them! Help your favourite new mum sleep in luxury with some soft, silky Sheridan sheets and relaxing essential oils from Dusk.

Gift ideas for mums that like meaningful gifts


Most mums are pretty sentimental, and can you blame them? If your mum is the kind of mum that saved your baby teeth when you were a kid, then she probably would love a gift that means something.

Make her something special

Whether it’s a jumper, picture frame or candle, homemade gifts are the best kind of meaningful presents. If craft isn’t your strong suit, there are heaps of different how-to guides online to give you some guidance. Make sure you become a Cashrewards member so you can get cashback when you shop for materials at stores like Spotlight and Riot Art & Craft.

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