For me Mother’s Day is a time to slow down and focus on the things that matter. My eldest son Ed, taught me that being a mother is a treasured gift – not a given. Ten years after he was born critically ill with congenital heart disease I am grateful for the chance I have been given to be a mum…now three times over!
It’s also a day for me to think about the people for whom Mother’s Day represents a challenge for whatever reason – grief, loss, estrangement. It’s most certainly not lost on me that the day represents something other than breakfast in bed for some people.
I was honoured to be asked by Australia Post to partner with it to showcase its Mother’s Day range.
I’m all about being thoughtful, but I’m time poor and it seems Australia Post understand that. With a few tricks and clicks up your sleeve, you can order something gorgeous and post the perfect gift to your mum all in one go.
From magazine subscriptions to floral arrangements, Australia Post has everything your mother will love, and more.
Here are some of our favourite Mother’s Day pressies from the online catalogue gift range:
Metallic Doggy Doorstop – This adorable doggo will proudly hold the door open for mum and be sure to make her smile. The stylish pup comes in three different colours (black, silver and tartan) and can be conveniently delivered to your door or mum’s.
Classics DVD Gift Set – Let mum relive the classics from Hollywood’s leading ladies and sassy screen sirens like Elizabeth Taylor, to classy crooners like Frank Sinatra. They don’t make ‘em like they used to!
Highlander 5000mAh Slim Battery Bank – Never get caught without battery charge again. This slim line battery bank is perfect for busy mums on the go. The slim and unique design will slip easily into a handbag or briefcase and ensure your mum can charge any place, any time.
Mum’s Indulgence Hamper – Spoil your mum with gourmet treats for Mother’s Day. Packaged inside a gift presentation box and finished with fabric ribbon, your mother can enjoy goodies like Ballantyne Entertainment Creamy Mint Chocolates, Ballantyne Milk Chocolate Coated Almonds, Ballantyne Milk Chocolate Coated Fruit and Nut Mix, Chocolatier Pure Indulgence Twin Pack, Davies Of Sydney Milk Chocolate Coconuts Roughs and Great Temptations Choc Rainbow Biscuits.
Beautiful floral bouquets – Who doesn’t love a gorgeous bunch of fresh flowers delivered to their door? Your mum will love the stunning arrangement of brightly coloured chrysanthemums, roses, carnations or lilies all beautifully presented and ready to put a smile on her face.
Thomson 7” Portable DVD Player – Mum can now watch her favourite movies or shows wherever she goes with a portable DVD player by Thomson. Whether she enjoys travelling, camping or just kicking back and relaxing, now she can take her shows on the road or to the couch.
Photo, Film and Slide Scanner – Preserve precious memories by easily converting them to a digital format with the QPIX PS-970 Photo, Film and Slide Scanner. Once scanned, those clear, high quality moments are there forever and ready to share. Take all those dusty boxes and albums and turn them into an easy to use presentation of life, family and celebrations.
Magazine Subscription – For the gift that keeps on giving, order mum a subscription for her favourite magazine. With a range of great titles to choose from, the gift of a subscription will keep your mum smiling all year with a magazine delivered to her door monthly.
Hauffman Davis Soup Maker – The weather is getting cooler so it’s a perfect time to start concocting soup creations, and what better way to do it than with a Hauffman Davis Soup Maker. Your mother will love the convenience and ease of the soup maker, and with any luck, she’ll make you a bowl to enjoy!
iBright Karaoke Party Machine – Help mum get the party started with her very own karaoke machine. Whether she loves to belt out a bit of Celine or bust some moves to Kylie, the iBright Karaoke Party Machine with LED display is sure to be a hit. She’ll be singing your praises, literally!
The Australia Post gift catalogue has a great range of presents for every mum and can be conveniently delivered to your door or her’s.
From me, to all the mums, wishing you much love and a hearty dose of the small things that matter this Mother’s Day.