Be the favourite child this Mother's Day
Nothing says “I love you mum – but I’ve given your gift approximately 0.3 seconds thought” than rocking up on Mother’s Day with a predictable card and some cellophane-wrapped flowers that scream BP’s finest. While few mums expect anything overly grand, a little thought will definitely be appreciated. The trick is matching your mum with the right gift. With this in mind, these gifts have ease of buying and variety of choice among its top criteria. You’re guaranteed to be the favourite child this year.
For mums with green thumbs (or who’d like them)
Make your garden-loving mum’s life easier with these practical gardening gloves, which allow her to dig, plant and rake without hand tools, simply by using the plastic claws built into the fingers of one glove. Note: also useful for threatening disobedient children, dragon dress-up parties and intense back scratches. $14.95
Because mums need cheese in their lives
Show your cheese-loving mum – and that’s pretty much all of them – that you respect her sophisticated palate and connoisseur needs with this stylish cheese board. Made from sustainable bamboo, at 34.5 x 29.5 cm it’s plenty big enough to house a veritable cheese feast, and features a pull-out drawer holding four stainless steel cheese knives, suitable for attacking, er, serving everything from a firm cheddar to a gootastic brie. Mmm, brie… $49