Flowers and brunch is always a winner but if you want to do something special for mum this Mother’s Day have a look at these gift ideas according to her star sign.
Aries March 21 – April 19
Daring, fearless and brimming with enthusiasm, Aries mums thrive on excitement. As the pioneers of the zodiac they love nothing more than a challenge and breaking new ground.
Soft option: Nano iPod, yoga membership, jewellery display stand, gourmet chilli jam.
Something different: Krav Maga self-defence course, cage dive with sharks, vintage spice rack, woollen poncho.
Taurus April 20 – May 20
Good-humoured, affectionate and calm, Taurus mums are the sensualists of the zodiac enjoying both simple pleasures and luxuries. However, they need the occasional nudge out of their comfort zone.
Soft option: Culinary club subscription, degustation dinner, chakra balancing massage, wish candles.
Something different: Chocolate making workshop, Latin American dance classes, seed-grow kit, massage pillow.
Gemini May 21 – June 20
Youthful, witty and sprightly, Gemini mums are energetic powerhouses who love being kept on their toes. As the sign associated with intellect they also crave plenty of mental stimulation.
Soft option: Key finder, monogrammed leather journal, hands free phone accessories.
Something different: Winning Mensa Mind Game, first edition of a well-loved book, clairvoyant reading, life drawing art classes.
Cancer June 21 – July 22
Cancer mums are nurturing, sentimental and always available. As the domestic goddess of the zodiac they love primping their surroundings but also like a walk on the wild side!
Soft option: Gourmet preserves, Himalayan salt block, personalised jewellery, hall gallery frame set.
Something different: Acoustic iPhone speaker, pie bird and cooling rack, cashmere ballet slippers, magazine subscription.
Leo July 23 – August 22
Playful, extroverted and generous, Leo mums love a touch of drama and extravagance. As one of the most creative signs various hobbies and outlets for their artistic self-expression are important.
Soft option: Leather tote bag, theatre tickets, day spa voucher, stretch bracelet.
Take a chance: Coffee club membership, canvas self-portrait, dinner party table topics, singing lessons.
Virgo August 23 – September 22
Pragmatic, sincere and sophisticated, Virgo mums love anything that smacks of quality. As the sign associated with perfection and self-improvement, they also love solving problems and organising their surroundings.
Soft option: Organiser valet tray, Oil-Less air fryer, Japanese dinner set, portable lap desk.
Something different: Magnetic key holder, Luminosity brain games, tandem skydiving voucher, hand-made salted caramels.
Libra September 23 – October 22
Sociable, diplomatic and innately charming, Libran mothers are the stellar style queens. An eye for detail and delicate sensibilities gives them a flair for decorating and deep appreciation of art.
Soft option: Tassel drop pendant, woollen beret, high tea and champagne, make-up palette.
Something different: Wine tasting set, wall-pops, Huon Pine salad bowl, jewellery workshop.
Scorpio October 23 – November 21
Loyal, strong and highly perceptive, Scorpio mums can be intense but they’re also mischievous! As the sign associated with secrecy and psychology they love playing detective and delving deep.
Soft option: Psychological thriller book or DVD set, cookbook stand, unwind gift set, robot vacuum cleaner.
Something different: Glass terrarium,salt cave therapy treatment, bamboo herb growing kit, whale watching tour.
Sagittarius November 22 – December 21
Optimistic, spirited and open-minded, Saggie mums have a philosophical nature and enjoy broadening their horizons. As one of the more athletic signs they also see life as a big adventure!
Soft option: Solar GPS, gym bag, picnic wicker basket,Teppanyaki dining experience.
Something different: Quirky apron, vintage map poster, mood light aroma diffuser, ticket stub diary.
Capricorn December 22 – January 19
Reliable, down to earth and effortlessly chic Capricorn mothers love the finer things in life. They may be conservative but underneath the prim exterior is a wickedly cheeky side!
Soft option: Gourmet olive oil sampler, Kindle E-reader, wine and cheese tasting day tour, silk scarf.
Something different: Food dehydrator, personalised perfume, balance board, wooden iPhone case.
Aquarius January 20 – February 18
Eccentric, sociable and forward thinking the Aquarius mum is a bit of rebel who always encourages you to embrace your individuality. They are also the sign associated with humanity.
Soft option: Oxfam fair-trade gift, pillow speaker, bento box dining kit, Bluetooth speaker.
Something different: Solar phone charger, Name-A-Star, Japanese kitchen knives, digital Polaroid camera.
Pisces February 19 – March 20
Compassionate, selfless and sensitive, Pisces mothers are the sign associated with intuition and spirituality. Blessed with a flair for music and a vivid imagination they often have inspired ideas.
Soft option: Detox foot spa, cubby storage hooks, pocket beach towel, Serene Sounds Therapy.
Something different: Yoghurt maker, Goggles and snorkel, book on crystals or astrology, juice fountain.
What are you buying mum for Mother’s Day? Tell us in the comments below!