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7 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas – Supporting Australian Small Businesses

By on April 7, 2021

After a long 12 months of juggling homeschooling, work and staying indoors all Mums deserve to be treated with an amazing Mother’s Day gift in 2021. This year is the perfect time to support local Australian small businesses doing it tough as a result of the pandemic. Below is a selection of Australian based products I have used, reviewed and highly recommend for a wonderful Mother’s Day gift idea. The majority of these brands have a focus on either self-care or sustainability and we’ve also included a few other unique gift ideas we really love. Happy shopping x


1. Tesalate – Workout Towel

Australian designed, based in Sydney

$49, Tesalate

The world has changed dramatically this past year. Keeping clean and safe by taking a towel to the gym are top priority. These beautifully designed Tesalate workout towels motivate me to go to the gym. Not only do they look good, but they are antimicrobial and stay smelling fresh. Just like Tesalate beach towels these workout towels are quick drying. I love how they are big enough to place on a work-out mat or equipment at the gym but also roll up really small to fit in my bag. Ideal for the gym, pilates class or sport these workout towels make the perfect practical gift this Mother’s Day.


Tesalate Lucid Dream Workout Towel


2. Biome – Flipslide

Australian designed, based in Melbourne

$34, Biome

I’m loving these original natural rubber flip-flop slides. A simple but stylish version of the classic thong or flip-flop these are perfect for home, beach and the shops. I find the straps are super comfortable and don’t dig in. They come in a range of colours but my favourite has to be this Daintree Green. Flipslides come packaged in a reusable cotton mesh bag making them a lovely gift idea for Mother’s Day. You can check out the accurate size guide on Biome website link above.


Flipslide Daintree Green


3. VATEA – Natural skin and hair products

Australian made and owned

From $8, Vatea 

These beautifully packaged natural body products make the ultimate luxurious gift for any Mum on Mother’s Day. I love this stunning gift box designed by a local Sydney artist, the perfect size for a selection of 2-3 products. I’ve been lucky enough to try the pure body oil, beautiful moisturiser and love lips balm and recommend all of these products. The smell of them is devine and took me straight back to a luxury spa. Mama’s now is the time to hint to your partners that this is the gift you want this Mother’s Day. Use the code YOURBOYSANDMINE at checkout to receive 20 percent discount off your order.


VATEA Selection of Products in Gift Box


4. At Our House – Scented Soy Candles

Made in Canberra, Australia

From $24.99, At Our House

Hand-made scented soy candles are my new obsession. Even my boys are asking me to light these candles as they find the scent and the flame relaxing. We’ve tried a variety of scents kindly gifted to us and our favourites would have to be coffee for the morning, beach house in the afternoon and relaxation in the evening. There’s many more to choose from and all candles are poured into a lovely glass jar with a lid. We love how the jar can be repurposed to store trinkets or pencils after the candle has been used.


At Our House Turkish Delight Soy Candle


5. Biome – Retreatment Botanics Instant Glow Face Masque

Made in Australia

$65, Biome

This devine masque is part of a luxurious and natural skin-care range containing native Australian extracts.  Applying this masque to my sensitive skin I found it gentle and could just feel a slight tingling due to the fruit acids. This masque left my skin feeling soft and smooth and is an ideal way to focus on self-care at home. I love how this product is cruelty free and supports the Olivia Newton-John cancer wellness and research centre.


Retreatment Botanics Instant Glow Face Masque


6. Kimberley O’Kane Designs – Minimalist + Features Illustration

Based in Sydney, Australia

From $30, Price dependent on number of subjects illustrated and which print option is selected 


I’m feeling so grateful to receive this custom minimalist illustration of my two boys created by a very talented local Sydney artist. This illustration has been created from one of my favourite photos of our boys but the colours were changed a little to match our home decor. You just have to e mail a photo and a mock-up will be provided before the illustration is printed and posted. This is a beautiful keepsake I will cherish forever and makes a lovely unique Mother’s Day gift.


Kimberley O’Kane Designs Minimalist Illustration. Photo by Kimberley O’Kane Designs


7. Biome – Love Tea, Organic Loose Leaf Tea 100g – French Earl Grey

Made in Australia

$15, Biome

I think every Mum loves a cup of quality tea! Love Tea has collaborated with growers and small scale cooperatives around the world to fairly source organic ingredients. You can tell from the flavour that this tea has been carefully designed focussing on optimum therapeutic benefit and minimal impact on the environment. Even the gorgeous packaging for this tea is biodegradable and printed using vegetable based inks. A cup of Love Tea is great for relaxing on your own when you’re kid-free but also perfect for sharing with the people you love. French Earl Grey Love Tea is my new favourite tea of choice!


Love Tea French Earl Grey Organic Loose Leaf Tea

We were generously gifted these products to provide an honest product review. Our opinions are our own and we share what we believe you’ll find helpful.