Last Minute Mother’s Day Gifts – That Won’t Look Like You Forgot to Buy Something Nice!

Last Minute Mother's Day Gifts
Marie-Antoinette Issa

Lifestyle Writer

May 10, 2024

Even if you find yourself short on time and scrambling to secure something special, there are still plenty of thoughtful and meaningful last-minute Mother’s Day gifts that will make Mum feel the love. Without giving away the fact that you may have overlooked the calendar! From award-winning sips stocked in your suburban shopping centre to thoughtful treats to tuck into on Sunday morning, our cheeky guide is packed with eleventh-hour ideas that’ll have mum none the wiser about your procrastination prowess. Because, while you may be forgettable, these gifts certainly won’t be!


While often overlooked, the wine you throw into your supermarket trolly can make a surprisingly thoughtful and convenient gift for Mother’s Day. Pair your bottle with a handwritten note expressing your appreciation to upgraade the gesture, and transform a simple sip into something special

  1. The Infusionist Chocolate and Rose Flavoured Gin Liqueur at Aldi, $34.99
  2. Rewild Wines Red Blend at Dan Murphy’s stores nationally, $9.99
  3. Jansz Tasmania Vintage Cuvee 2019 at select BWS Stores and Vintage Cellars nationally, $54
  4. Croser NV Sparkling Rose at select Liquorland stores nationally, $30
  5. Pukka Tea at Coles and Woolworths, from $8.95

Elevating breakfast in bed into a luxurious experience can be as simple as adding sophisticated touches. Like freshly brewed coffee and chocolatey biscuits. Pair it with pair of fluffy slippers and a pretty set of PJs and turn this tradition into a culinary delight fit for a queen.

Last Minute Mother's Day Gifts Emu Ugg
  1. &me Women’s Star Print Long Sleeve Tailored Pyjama Set – Ebony at Big W $17.50
  2. Emu Australia Platinum Stinger Boot, $169.95
  3. Espressotoria Piccolo Coffee Capsule Machine, $99
  4. Nutella Biscuits with a cup of Lavazza Coffee (and a final chance to win one of $250 Woolworth Gift Cards)


Last Minute Mother's Day Gifts David Jones High Tea

Not brave enough to tackle breakfast in bed? Booking a high tea experience for Mother’s Day is a charming way to treat mum to an afternoon of elegance and indulgence. Complete with delicate finger sandwiches, decadent pastries, fragrant teas and bubbly Champagne. Choosing a venue with a picturesque setting. Or, opt for a themed tea service, to ensure a memorable and delightful experience she’ll cherish.

  1. High Tea at Goldfinch Restaurant in the Brisbane CBD. (Inclusions: unlimited premium tea and coffee selections and a special gift bag for Mum featuring Henkell Trocken Rose Piccolo and products from skincare brand, Lust Minerals)
  2. Buffet Lunch at Pullman & Mercure Albert Park Melbourne. (Inclusions: buffet lunch, glass of sparkling on arrival, free flowing tea & coffee, special gift for mum and complimentary parking
  3. High Tea at David Jones’ Champagne Jacquart bar. (Inclusions: a spot of shopping, an array of delectable treats expertly curated by Head Chef Alessandro Morabito (ex Pepi’s and Bel & Brio) – and Barista Coffee or Leaf Tea and a Glass of Champagne Jacquart Mosaique NV Brut8.)
  4. A belated booking to be enjoyed after the Mother’s Day mayhem at Hyatt Regency Sydney’s weekly Gin High Tea 


Last Minute Mother's Day Gifts House of Life

Gift vouchers and subscription boxes offer a thoughtful and flexible way to pamper the most special woman in your life on Mother’s Day. And beyond! By allowing mum to choose her own gift or enjoy curated surprises throughout the year it will feel like the Second Sunday in May all year round. Plus, with options ranging from spa treatments to gourmet treats, these gifts cater to her individual tastes and preferences. Ensuring she feels appreciated and celebrated long after the special day has passed.

  1. Edwards AndCo Gift Voucher $50-$1,000 (salons across Sydney, Melbourne and QLD)
  2. Glow Medispa Gift Card, from $50
  3. Garden Street Gin Club Subscription Box, from $99 (with Mother’s Day Box featuring pink gin infused with Tasmanian raspberries, Fever-Tree Mediterranean tonic, dried raspberries and Benetto Dark Choc & Raspberry chocolate)
  4. House of Life Create Your Own Wellness Box, from $5


By Marie-Antoinette Issa

Lifestyle Writer

Marie-Antoinette Issa is a contributor for The Carousel and has worked across news and women's lifestyle magazines and websites including Cosmopolitan, Cleo, Madison, Concrete Playground, The Urban List and Daily Mail, I Quit Sugar and Huffington Post.



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