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Mother’s Day Gift Guide Part Two + Giveaway!

posted by Teagan West May 5, 2015 0 comments

It’s now 5 days until Mother’s Day. Are you organised? Card, present, lunch organised? Fear not, my friends, because we love solving problems, especially when it involves a spot of shopping for a special someone. If you missed part one of our Gift Guide you can find it here, full of gift ideas for Mums with style, homeware collections and also some tips on getting a gift for the Mum that seems to have everything.

In Part 2, we’re talking gift ideas for Mums who are into active lifestyles, beauty routines and those who are a pro in the kitchen. Plus, if you want to earn some extra brownie points, we’ve got a giveaway to win a coconut-filled health and beauty pack, but you’ve only got until Wednesday May 6 at 3pm to enter.

So without further ado, here’s Part Two of our Mother’s day Gift Guide.

The Active Mum

Whether your Mum is a bit of a gym bunny or a zen yoga enthusiast, good quality activewear and accessories never go astray for the Mum who loves to live an active lifestyle. Get her the latest health-conscious cookbook (we’re loving Lola Berry at the moment) so she can be inspired by healthy recipes, or gather a collection of accessories for her gym bag that will help her get up and moving when its exercise time. If she needs some extra motivation, a Fitbit is a great place to start as it counts your steps each day and encourages you to keep on moving throughout the day.

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The Masterchef Mum 

Is Your Mums a pro in the kitchen? Then she’ll love any gadgets and trinkets that belong in her little haven. If she’s in the market so a new appliance, splash some cash and treat her to something she wants and needs. A nice dinner set or a beautiful platter won’t go unused, neither will novelty products like a fondue machine, coffee grinder and tapas plates. If you’re feeling creative put together a personalised gift pack of some of her favourite things in the kitchen, such as her favourite tea, beautiful salad servers, a new cookbook, gorgeous moroccan bowls, a clean apron, a shiny baking tray and some colourful decor to redecorate with. The possibilities are endless!

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The Beauty-Guru Mum 

If you’re Mum has a bigger collection of makeup, skincare products and perfumes than you, there’s no doubt she’s a beauty guru who loves to keep up with the latest trends. This doesn’t mean she has everything though, so have a snoop and see what gaps you can fill in her collection. Go-To Skincare by Zoe Foster Blake is one of our favourites and Australian online store Lulu & Lipstick always have a good collection of beauty products and gift sets in their range if you need some inspiration. Our pick of the crop though is this Coconut Culture Smooth & Soothe Cream. Not only do coconut products smell and feel great, but they’re also incredibly good for your beauty routine too and you can use coconut oil as a facial cleanse or scrub, to help clean your teeth and gums and as a hair and scalp treatment.

And here’s the best part – thanks to our friends at Stance Global and Coconut Culture, we’re giving away this glorious coconut gift pack this Mother’s Day! To enter, simply like us on Facebook and Instagram through the widget below. You can enter as many times as you like and the more times you connect with us on different platforms, the more entries you will receive. But be quick, entries close at Midnight on Wednesday May 5 (AEST) and the prize will be express posted to the winner on Thursday. Enter for Mum and make her Mother’s Day extra special, or if you’ve got her gift sorted, why not enter for yourself instead (because after all, we all could use some extra indulgence here and there!).

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide Part One

posted by Teagan West April 24, 2015 0 comments

How is it that Mother’s Day always sneaks up on me every damn year?! We’ve still got three weeks, so I guess that’s still enough time think up a plan and woo the mother hen. So while I’m racking my brains for the present that will knock her socks off, I thought I’d share my wisdom with you lovely folk and create the ultimate Mother’s Day gift guide. There was too much to include in one post (because after all, you have to spoil your mum), so we’ve got part one here for you today, and part two of the gift guide coming next week.

So let’s get started!

The Stylish Mum

If she’s a stylish lady (and especially if she has her own Instagram account) then there’s no such thing as too many accessories. As we are moving into the cooler months, some new accessories to compliment her winter wardrobe are perfect – think scarves, jackets, ponchos, winter hats, cozy wraps and statement jewellery in warm colour palettes. Shop at some of her favourite stores (you may have to do some sniffing around to find out where) and make sure you keep all of the receipts incase you need to change size, colour or product. If you are hesitant with buying her clothes and accessories, opt for some skincare products, body lotions and bath goods so she can pamper herself at home.

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The Homewares Mum

If you think your Mum has missed her calling as an interior designer or event stylist, then it’s safe to assume she’s a homewares Mum. Think colourful cushions, throw rugs in gorgeous textures, a mosaic vase, a piece of artwork to match her living room, a vibrant fruit bowl or an inspirational quote to bring love into the home. If you’re still unsure, a safe option is always a nice smelling candle in her favourite scent (go for citrus, creamy or floral notes) from the Glasshouse Candle Range or the Palm Beach Collection.

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The “She Owns Everything” Mum

If she’s one of those mums who has everything, or you can’t think of something she’ll need/use/love, why not head over to a site like Personalised Favours and send her a lovely gift pack. Gift-giving specialist sites will have a bunch of ideas in their range for every occasion, some that you probably haven’t even thought of yourself. You can have a gift customised with engraving, a unique package created and have it professionally wrapped and delivered to your door before Mother’s Day, so all you’ll have to do is deliver it to Mum (and you’ll get all of the credit). If you’re up for some extra brownie points, pick up a bunch of beautiful blooms in her favourite hue to go with the gift and watch her smile beam from ear to ear.

So how did we do… have you go some ideas for Mum yet? Next week we’ll have a wrap up of the best gifts for beauty, health and chef Mum, so make sure you stop on by again.

This post was written in collaboration with Personalised Favours, however all opinions, thoughts and recommendations are my own.

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Flowers for Mum

posted by Teagan West May 5, 2014 0 comments

Your Mother’s Day shopping isn’t complete until you’ve got a beautiful bunch of flowers sorted for your Mum, Mother-in-law, Grandmother, Aunt and any other special women in your life. So to help you out, here are some of our local favourites that will earn you offspring-of-the-year come Sunday morning (boys: take note, girls: swoon and share).

 

Showroom 

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The lovely ladies at Showroom have just opened, and their first workshop is on this Sunday in celebration of Mother’s Day. Pop into the beautiful Queenslander and take a class in flower arranging or terrarium making before picking out a bouquet for Mum.

http://show-room.com.au 

135 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington

 

 

Mel’s Little House of Flowers

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If you’re on the south side, have fresh blooms delivered to Mum by Mel and her team this Sunday. With a great range of price points, many gift options and a beautiful selection of flowers, Mel’s Little House of Flowers is my go-to for every special occasion.

http://melslittlehouseofflowers.com.au 

Stretton. phone 3711 9333 to arrange

 

French Flowers

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Gathering the most beautiful blooms and creating French charm is what the guys at French Flowers do best. They’ve recreated the flower shops of France that overflow with perfume, colour and timeless style, right here in the CBD.

http://www.frenchflowers.com.au

Queen Adelaide Building, Burnett Lane, Brisbane CBD. Call 3210 0944

 

The Flower Hit

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Delivering a beautiful surprise of blooms to Brisbane’s north side each day for just $29, the daily ‘Flower Hit’ is uploaded at 8am each morning and is delivered with love until sold out – so get in quick!

http://www.theflowerhit.com.au

Phone Kylie (0414 357 234) or Neet (0403 819 306) to order a surprise Mother’s Day bunch

 

Stalks and Stems

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A room full of flower bouquets await at Stalks and Stems in Bulimba. They specialise in weddings and corporate events, so their arrangements are perfect for Mum! And while you’re there, pick up a cute gift from one of our favourite Oxford St. boutiques from this post.

http://stalksandstems.com.au 

24 Oxford Street Bulimba. Phone 3899 9038

 

Flowers of the World 

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Not only do they sell beautiful floral arrangements, the team at Flowers of the World is dedicated to promoting sound environmental and sustainable practices in the floriculture and agriculture industry.

https://www.facebook.com/FlowersOfTheWorldSouthBank 

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Bouquet Boutique 
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Want something quirky and fun for Mum? Look no further than the colourful interior creations from Bouquet Boutique! It’s fashionable floristry at its finest.
Cnr Brunswick St & Merthyr Rd, New Farm.
There’s so many beautiful floral creators in Brisbane, this is only a couple of our favourites. What is your go-to florist come Mother’s Day? We’d love to hear from you in the comments below!
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Accessorise Mum for Mother’s Day

posted by Teagan West April 28, 2014 0 comments

Mother’s Day is fast approaching (less than 2 weeks away!) and if you’re like me, you haven’t got your gift completely sorted yet. But fear not, because we’re here to help.

So, what’s the perfect gift for Mother’s Day you might ask? Jewellery of course! Here are our top picks that will guarantee a surprised OMG come May 11. Oh, and if your a mum of children who need a little bit of a hint, ‘accidentally’ leave this page up on the computer and share it to your offsprings Facebook page to provide a not-so-subtle push in the right direction.

Lacorvin

Luxurious, exclusive, handcrafted and ethically sourced silver jewellery is what you’ll find yourself ‘adding to cart’ at the Lacorvin online store. There’s earrings, rings, pendant necklaces and other fine pieces, as well as a beaut metallic tote if you’re prepared to splash some cash. The best place to snap up Lacorvin is online at http://lacorvin.com.au.

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Secrets Shhh

Secrets Shhh is a fine and fashion jewellery label that is made up of timeless white, yellow and rose gold pieces as well as a number of colour ranges too. Spoil mum like she deserves with the to-die-for signature Diamond Simulants of the Secrets Shhh collection. Get your 16 digit number ready and head online to www.secrets-shhh.com

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Ruby Olive

Ruby Olive is a vibrant collection of colourful, affordable and sustainable jewellery that brings out the young girl in all of us. There’s brilliant statement pieces that will inject a joyful energy and other pieces that will compliment every item in mums wardrobe. You can purchase online or visit one of the many Brisbane-based stockists mentioned here.

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Chrissa Alexion

Modern, edgy jewellery made of an array of beautiful textures and materials is what you’ll find in the Chrissa Alexion Etsy store. The complete range balances timelessness and statement making perfectly and at a price you can’t ignore. Mum will love it, and you might even earn some brownie points too.

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Jewellery By Kim

Jewellery By Kim, or JbK Designs, is jewellery that is made for the everyday woman who isn’t quite everyday.  JbK is a collective of funky and different pieces that are made with love and passion by one talented lady based on the Gold Coast. Track Kim down at The Village Markets held on the first and third Sunday of every month (it’s worth the hour trip south, trust me!).

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Thousand Island Dressing

Pop online or head to one of Brisbane’s three Thousand Island Dressing boutiques to pick up something special for mum. Whether you’re after something bold and colourful or fine and understated, Thousand Island Dressing has something for every mum. Boutiques located at Paddington, Bulimba and New Farm.

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Stone and Metal Gallery

On display in the beautiful James St gallery is a collection of jewellery like no other, complete with the work of talented goldsmith Samantha Anderson and other leading jewellery designers. It’s full of everyday glam and statement making pieces that are truly a beautiful gift. The pieces are so good you may have to spoil yourself while you’re there.

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Indulge Mother’s Day Designer Market

posted by Teagan West April 8, 2014 0 comments

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No plans for Mother’s Day? Are you looking for something that will wow your precious mum, or are you a mum looking to drop some major hits to your offspring? Whatever the case, look no further than the Indulge Mother’s Day Designer Market to be held on Mother’s Day, at Fig Tree Pocket.

Event organiser and Lacorvin Accessories director Corrine Lim said, “It will be an event where you will be able to treat yourselves to handmade, unique, high quality ladies fashion, accessories, art, beauty and skin products, home wares and gifts from local labels and businesses, while having the interactive and educational element of live speakers with expertise in women’s topics, plus entertainment for the kids and plenty of delicious high tea treats. You’ll also be able to pamper yourself, with massage therapy and make up demos available on the day.”

Sounds uber appealing right!?

Some of the beautiful local labels showcasing at the event include The Butterfly House Boutique, Kezini Swimwear, Lacorvin Accessories, Raw + Neon, Balea Raitz Art, Marcelle handmade soy candles and diffusers, Phoenix Trading Stationery, Dinghy Club and Tahitian Beauty Bath and Body Products, just to name a few.

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Kezini Swimwear

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Raw + Neon

There’s also a photography service from Priya Puri Photography, makeup demonstrations by The Beauty Spot Queensland, massage therapies by Tinta Touch and cake decorating demonstrations by Mad Cow Catering.

That’s not all! There will also be health and wellbeing presentations galore, including Live yoga demonstrations by Urban Yogi, health talks by Happy Healthy Groovy and a presentation by the Winona Group on how to transform your life.

Eloquent Weddings will style the event to perfection, allowing you to bask in a beautiful setting as you indulge your tastebuds in cakes and high tea treats from Mad Cow Catering, savory BBQ boxes from Caveman Al’s BBQ and delicious coffee from the Coffee Wolf.

This one-off event is not just for the mums of Brisbane; it’s a great community event for the whole family said Corrine.

“We’ve got plenty for the kids as well, with our major sponsor, Young Sports, organising sport activities to keep them entertained on the day, plus face painting with Let Me Paint U 2,” she said.

And last but not least, the Indulge Mother’s Day Designer Market is raising much-needed funds for the Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital Foundation to provide financial support towards the purchase of medical equipment. To help the worthy cause, all you have to do is participate in the raffles on the day and go into the draw to win some amazing prizes, including a package of three treatments from Angels Rest Retreat, a pair of gorgeous lemon suede and leather heels by Jaspa King, workshop tickets and a one hour personal coaching consultation from the Winona Group and a $100 voucher for endota day spa in Rosalie.

You can also enter Lacorvin’s Name This Bag competition and let your imagination run wild to create an exclusive name for the exotic red leather and jaguar print bag from Lacorvin’s 2014 Autumn/winter collection and win a beautiful pair of “World” Earrings valued at $69. More details here.

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So come on! Clear your schedule on Sunday May 4 and spoil yourself, your mum and the other special women in your life this Mother’s Day with a trip to the Indulge Mother’s Day Designer Market for a great afternoon of delicious food, entertainment, a spot of shopping and a very good time as you support Brisbane’s inspiring creatives at the community event. And don’t forget your pocket money!

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Priya Puri Photography

Indulge Mother’s Day Designer Market will be held on Mother’s Day, Sunday May 4, at Fig Tree Pocket from 1-4pm.

Address: Brisbane Montessori School – 12 Mactier St, Fig Tree Pocket.

Be sure to visit the Facebook Page and like Indulge Mother’s Day Designer Market to keep up to date with new information, competitions and events scheduled for the day.