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    12 Items Your Mum Will Love, As Chosen By A Fellow Child-Rearer

    Unless explicitly asked, do not gift your mother a kitchen appliance.

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    It’s Christmas time! And that means lots of shopping – and bloody awful crowds. Fortunately for you, we’ll be flooding our pages with gift guides this month, so keep an eye out for more here.

    Let's be real – Christmas is one of the only times of the year you think of showing your wallet to the person who may have carried, birthed, maybe even fed you with her body.

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    Goddesses, all of them.

    Having procreated and spawned several offspring myself, I feel I am in a unique position to tell you all what it is your mothers actually want this December 25. Here are 12 things to get your mum for Christmas.

    1. These Jaggar Crown Leather Mules, which my children/husband should absolutely get for me.

    2. This Nespresso Pod & Parcel Super Sample Pack that will give her fix of caffeine in biogradable, compostable pods.

    3. These Le Specs Together Again sunnies to replace the ones she's been wearing since before your conception.


    Signature styles are a wonderful thing, but that shouldn't stop anyone from updating them over time. These tortoiseshell, cat-eye acetate frames with whiskey gradient lenses are a contemporary take on a classic style your mum will love.

    Buy for $37.22 from Amazon Australia.

    4. This book, Conversations With Friends by Sally Rooney, because I would read a shopping list for fun if she wrote it.

    5. This electric Shiatsu neck and back massager that will rid her body of all the knots you undoubtedly put there.


    This portable Shiatsu neck and back massager combines deep kneading and a heating function to relieve muscle soreness and improve blood circulation. It's fitted with the ability to change direction and speed, so you can tailor your massage depending on the body part that you're working on.

    Buy for $69.99 from Amazon Australia.

    6. This Aesop The Humourist Seasonal Gift Kit which will first cleanse then hydrate her hardworking body from head to toe.

    7. An Audible subscription, which you won't even have to pay for in the first month.

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    For the cost of a not-so-exxy meal a month, you could gift your mum access to hundreds of hours of audiobooks and exclusive podcasts. I love, love books – but between mothering, full-time work and trying to maintain some semblance of a social life, reading has fallen to the wayside. Revive your mum's love of stories for just $16.45 a month – first one's on Amazon.

    Sign up for a 30 day free trial here.

    8. This Rosefield The Boxy watch that is completely ~timeless~.


    Featuring a fine mesh, gold-plated stainless steel strap and jet black square dial, this modern classic of a watch is the everyday accessory your mother will be happy to wear day in, day out.

    Buy for $169.95 from THE ICONIC.

    9. This Country Road Linen Midi Wrap Skirt that she can wear absolutely anywhere.

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    Come Christmas, when we're all stewing in the unimaginable Aussie summer heat, your mother is going to be so grateful you thought to gift her this organically-grown linen skirt. Featuring a universally-flattering wrap style and midi-length hem, this fully-lined skirt uses an internal button and self-tie to close.

    Buy for $159 from Country Road.

    10. This book, Grace: Thirty Years of Fashion at Vogue – a pretty enough coffee table book that it will actually get cracked open.

    This striking coffee table is the definitive collection of fashion stylist, Grace Coddington's work in her first 30 years at Vogue US and UK. It features a foreword by Anna Wintour and a host of images from renowned fashion photographers, including Annie Leibovitz and Mario Testino. If your mother is interested in art, photography or fashion, this is the book to replace that one currently yellowing on her coffee table.

    Buy for $211.97 from Amazon Australia.

    11. The Echo Dot smart speaker, because she deserves to have things made easier for her.


    I love my smart speaker so much, I've written about it a bunch of times, including here.

    There's not much I don't do without my smart speaker now – and the brilliant thing about Alexa is that no matter your routine, she'll almost certainly make it more efficient. Have trouble falling asleep? Ask Alexa to play sounds of the ocean. Need help reminding that tomorrow you need to bring a tennis racket to work (idk where you work, could be a thing)? Set a reminder. Once you try smart home living, you won't look back.

    Buy for $39 (!) from Amazon Australia.

    12. And finally, this smart ceramic mug that will ensure her coffee never goes cold again.


    I do not know what it's like to have a hot cup of tea. Like, I can not even fathom the sensation. Chances are your mum, like me, does not have time to sit with a mug in hand, waiting for it to reach the optimum temperature before it gets cold. Enter this ceramic mug which will keep your drink at the exact temperature you prefer, is controlled via app and sits on a charging coaster – ready for whenever she needs a caffeine kick.

    Buy for $79.95 from Amazon Australia.

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