With Mother's Day just around the corner, it's time to starting thinking about that perfect gift or gesture for your mum (or special person in your life) to show your love and appreciation. With plenty of delightful stores around the city, we thought we would help you out with this list of amazing gift ideas we think any mother would love.

Lime Basil and Mandarin Candle, $115 | Jo Malone, 37 Te Ara Tahuhu Walkway

One can never go wrong with buying a candle as a gift. They’re the sort of thing everyone loves, but hardly ever buys for themselves. Jo Malone in Britomart has a variety of heavenly scented candles to choose from, our current favourite is the Lime, Basil and Mandarin candle.

Silver Rata Stud Earrings, $39 | Pauanesia, 35 High St

Jewellery is one of those timeless gifts that can last forever, and we are sure your mum would love a pair of these gorgeous Silver Rata Earrings. Designed and locally made exclusively for Pauanesia, it makes the perfect Mother’s Day gift.

Gold Foil Wahine Tote Bag, $29 | The Vault, 101 Chancery St

This stylish Tote Bag with its beautiful gold foil detailing, can be used for many different purposes, such as a great beach bag or reusable shopping bag. To treat your mum even more, you could fill the bag with lots of goodies, The Vault is a gifting treasure trove!

Smith & Caughey’s Voucher | 253-261 Queen St

If you have a hard-to-buy-for mum on your hands, a Smith & Caughey’s voucher is the solution. With a wide variety of things in store, from high-end clothing, beauty products, shoes and homeware, she will be sure to find something she absolutely loves whilst wandering through this luxurious department store.

Hideaways: Where New Zealanders Escape, $55 | Unity Books, 19 High St

It's hard to pick just one gift idea from Unity Books​, but this coffee table book is high up on our list. It follows authors, Sam Stuchbury and Hilary Ngan Kee as they tour the country in search of the best tucked-away escape spots. Sharing quirky and different places to stay that range from mountain huts to beachside baches, river cribs to luxury tents and shearers' cottages to fishing huts, it will be sure to provide some holiday inspiration.

Flowers, $60 | The Botanist, City Works Depot

Using a range of high quality flowers, The Botanist, creates a variety of beautiful and unique bouquets, like the bright bouquet, rustic bouquet and wild bouquet, you’ll be sure to find one that suits your mum’s taste.

Resurrection Aromatique hand Balm, $27 | Aesop, 35 High St

If your mum always has hand cream in her car or handbag, she will love Aesop’s Resurrection Aromatique hand balm. Both beautiful and practical, this balm delivers rich hydration and the blend of fragrant botanicals used in the cream creates a citrus, woody, herbaceous aroma.

Stoneware Mug, starting from $25 | Le Creuset, 4/23 Customs St East

Le Creuset is a timeless, high quality and well-known kitchenware brand and we love their Customs Street store. If your mum already has a collection of Le Creuset items or wanting to start one, these unique and stylish stoneware mugs are a great place to start.

Dry & Tea Voucher | 57 Tyler St or City Works Depot locations

Pamper your mum with a voucher for Dry & Tea, an award winning blow dry bar and teahouse backed by a full cut and colour menu. Whether your mum would like her hair done for an event or would like to create a completely new look, she can enjoy a luxurious experience at the Britomart and City Works Depot locations.

Bohemein Fresh Chocolates, from $12 | 12 O’Connell St

If your mum has a bit of a sweet tooth, stop by Bohemein Fresh Chocolates to select some delectable treats for the perfect gift. Inside their display cabinet, they offer fresh handmade artisan chocolates in many different flavours, you can even get delicious nut free and dairy free chocolates to cater to any special dietary requirements.

Teaware, Starting from $10 
T2 Queen Street 

Good Winter Basic Tote, $290 

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes, $26.99 - currently No 1 on the New York Times Bestseller List 
Whitcoulls - Little High Street

Peony & Blush Suede Cologne, $110 - $220 
Jo Malone Britomart 

High Tea with a view, $65 per person 
Rydges Auckland

'Blue Calico' - Cow Creamer, $110  
Smith & Caughey's 

An A4 Art Gallery Print, $40 
Auckland Art Gallery Shop 

A beautiful Mother's Day hamper including artisan chocolates, a glass teapot and more, Various

Anahata Earrings, $105
Zoe & Morgan City Works Depot 

Sage Scarf - Wool, $109 
Lululemon Britomart 

Tous Mama Necklace, $145

Britomart Black Card, Various 

Notebook, $3.99 
Auckland Museum 

The Classics 

Where to buy flowers 

Where to buy chocolates and treats 

Last updated: 29 April 2024