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If you’re wondering what to get Mum this year, wonder no more. We’re sharing thoughtful gift ideas for Mother’s Day, whatever she’s into.

What to buy Mum for Mother’s Day

It’s a challenge that comes around once a year: what to get for Mother’s Day? Some years seem to be a little trickier than most, but this year we’ve done the hard work for you with 15 great Mother’s Day gift ideas. Whether she’s into all things homemade and loves a spot of D.I.Y. or prefers a good afternoon spent in the garden, these suggestions will match the best gift with that special person in your life.

The ‘interiors expert’ mum

This style-savvy mum’s home is her castle and she loves nothing better than styling up her space and showing it off to best advantage. A unique ceramic plant pot in a fun, on-trend colour or a textured pot in elegant white will make her day. Round out the gift with a plant to suit, like a stately palm or cute and quirky succulent to complement a colourful vessel. A metal plant stand is another great gift for a stylish mum – this metal one has a simple shape and black finish that works beautifully in a contemporary home.

For an afternoon in the great outdoors, an Acapulco-style chair combines durability, comfort and – of course – stunning good looks to brighten up your mum’s patio.

Shop stylish Indoor plant pots for modern and rustic elegance

The ‘outdoorsy’ mum

Outdoorsy mums come in all varieties: sports-mad mums, back-to-nature campers and adventure seekers. Whatever kind of outdoor activity yours loves, she’s sure to find a good use for a cordless inflator. This handy device is the ultimate multipurpose tool for the well-prepared, as it can be used to inflate balls, the kids’ bike tyres, camp beds and even car tyres. It also works as an LED torch and does double-duty as a USB power bank!

Every outdoor activity is better with tunes, and if your sporty mum loves a boogie, portable bluetooth speakers are the ultimate pressie. These speakers can be used inside or out, but the removable ground spike and built-in solar panel (for prolonging the party) makes them ideally suited for alfresco use.

The ‘garden guru’ mum

Always wrist-deep in potting mix or cataloguing seeds, the gardening mum is guaranteed to be genuinely delighted by anything that supports her hobby, from pretty plants to practical tools.

A garden kneeler is a handy tool for any gardener, but this foldable seat and kneeler goes one better, with two heights (for sitting or kneeling) and even a holster for tools. It’s a gift that says you support her passions – and you care about her health!

Here’s another awesome gift idea: upgrade her garden tools with a shiny new bypass pruner. This quality pruner can cut through up to 22mm stems, plus it comes in a gorgeous pink colour, so she’ll never lose this one in the shed!

When the weather drives her inside, the gardening mum will appreciate this plant propagation station. The timber stand holds three glass vials for cuttings and is a fantastic tool for multiplying your mum’s plant collection – and it’s a stylish statement feature, too!

Expert tips to beat the heat and nurture your plants

The ‘active relaxer’ mum

She may or may not be a gardener, but either way, the ‘active relaxer’ mum is always pottering around the house and garden. While others relax with a good book, this mum is never happier than when she’s idly watering the flowerbeds at sunset or reorganising the shed on a ‘lazy’ Sunday.

This cordless blower kit makes light work of rounding up loose leaves and debris from the garden. It’s lightweight for easy handling, while the lithium-ion battery can be swapped into other devices in the Ozito PXC tool family.

There’s something delightfully meditative about watering the garden and the kink-resistant design of this retractable hose reel makes the job all bliss with no frustration. The 180-degree wall bracket and 20-metre length is designed for easy use, while the spring-loaded retraction system neatly winds the hose away afterwards.

The ‘handy’ mum

When you need something done, call on the handy mum. This mum is never afraid to tackle a fix or try her hand at a new project. For tinkering on the go, the most useful gift you can give her is a good tool bag. This open-top bag features 15 pockets, while the removable padded shoulder strap makes for comfy carrying.

As an extra add-on to tuck in to the bag – or a great little gift on its own – grab a screwdriver bit set. This set of 100 bits includes slotted, phillips head, square drive, allen, torx and clutch. A comprehensive impact drill and drive set is another fab gift for the D.I.Y. mum. This one features 50 pieces for impact driving and drilling into metal, wood and plastic.

Tools hanging onto a black pegboard next to a wooden desk

The ‘bookworm’ mum

Always immersed in a new story, the bookworm mum can either be easy to buy for or incredibly hard – what hasn’t she read already? The latest bestseller might be your usual first choice, but this year think laterally with your gift giving, with a present that allows her to enjoy her latest novel in style. A polycotton hammock is the ultimate solo seat, and is durable and comfortable enough for epic reading sessions or an afternoon snooze.

Bonus idea (for the ‘hard-to-buy-for’ mum)

When you can’t choose between the options, the best gift for Mum is a Bunnings gift card! You can even personalise it with a photo or message for a sentimental touch she’ll love.

2023 Mother's Day gift card with personal image

Get crafty this Mother’s Day

Make something special for Mum with a cool craft kit!

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Health & Safety

Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions that came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings Team Member.

Grave health hazards are linked to asbestos, which may be in homes built up to 1990. Health hazards may result from exposure to lead-based paints in older materials and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer. You can also use a simple test kit from Bunnings to indicate the presence of lead-based paint.