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What Mum Really Want's For Mother's Day

08 May 2019

It’s too soon after the school holidays for me to be that super deluxe Mum who wants to frolic through meadows with her kids for Mother's Day. Truth be told, what I am getting for Mother's Day is a week on my own and I couldn’t be more delighted..

Sadly, we can’t muster up a 7 day cruise for every Mum but our Shore City Mother's Day shopping guide is a pretty good second best, whether you are shopping for that special someone else or for yourself, we have you covered with gift ideas with a difference. 

A hand vac or blender (as much as we secretly love them) doesn’t scream ‘I am thinking of you’. Gifts with thought behind them, no matter the value really are priceless especially when it’s something that is ‘so us’.


Don’t shy away from buying clothing for Mum. Mum is usually last in line for anything new so the thought alone would be so appreciated. At this time of year, a luxe knit jumper or wrap would go down a treat especially if its in a gorgeous statement colour.


1. Max Sammie Knit Detail Sweater $119.99
2. Country Road Textured Panel Poncho $179


Mums love words. Especially their own. Mums also love to be organised (or appear to be). One of the best gifts I was ever given was a blank re-fillable journal from Kikki K. I have rare moments of wisdom or epiphanies while sitting at the traffic lights and carrying my journal gives me a place to put these profound thoughts on paper - many of my blogs have been written this way.


3. Kikki K Letters to My Child $39.90
4. Kikki K 365 There She Is Journal $39.90


A statement necklace or bracelet in Mother of Pearl or the kids birthstones is a sentimental way to do jewellery with a difference.


5. Country Road Faye Bracelet $44.90
6. Texan Art Schools Blossom Necklace Mother of Pearl $253


See what I did there? Seriously though, Mums love pleasant smells. After raising 3 babies and now at the ‘tween’ stage, anything pleasant smelling from my kids is a lovely surprise especially if its pampering and relaxing. Give me all the bath salts, scented candles and diffusers!


7. Texan Art Schools Rose & Black Bath Salts $41.50
8. Farmers The Aromatherapy Co. Soothe Peony and Pettigrain Candle $34.99

Have a wonderful Mother's Day celebrating the special lady (or ladies) in your life and do something special -leave that washing pile for another day to enjoy a coffee and the company of those who love you best.

Stylishly Yours,


Kerry Finlay

Kerry is Mum to 3 daughters, a British comedy addict and quite partial to a good burger. She is also an Auckland based personal style coach specialising in working with everyday women to achieve a confident personal style...