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As Mother’s Day approaches it’s time to start thinking about how we show our appreciation for our Mothers, Wives and other special women in our lives. With so many options out there, we decided to put together a list of thoughtful gift ideas that are sure to make her feel loved.



1.   Preserve her “Story of a Lifetime” with Magnolia Productions


Whether this is a gift for the special woman in your life to tell her own story – or to interview a loved one of her own, this gift is sure to impress. Simply give her the gift voucher, and Magnolia Productions organises the rest, from the interview preparation, to setting up, filming, and finally editing her Story of a Lifetime.

The end result is delivered on a personalised DVD or USB to be shared amongst the family for generations to come. To find out more, read about Story of a Lifetime here.


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2.   Indulge her with a pamper package


Let’s face it, the mothers in our lives are busy people, and rarely have time to treat themselves. That’s why something like a spa package is ideal – they can enjoy a little peace and quiet and focus purely on themselves.

This is a great gift for any budget, either gift her a relaxing 30 minute massage for those on a budget, or splurge on a full day’s pamper package.  Whichever you choose, make sure the spa is close by – sitting in traffic for an hour each way will ruin the experience. If you’re in Auckland, check out our friends at Unwind Massage and Reflexology.


3.   Escape on a weekend away


Often holidays can be even more stressful for mothers than simply staying home. By the time they’ve organised accommodation, transport, children and meals, there’s little time to just relax. Organising a weekend away, even somewhere close by, will really make her day.

Organise accommodation and transport, and invite that special someone along, whether it’s you, her mother, her sister, husband or a special friend, she’ll be sure to thank you for years to come.


4.   Spoil her with a gift box full of goodies


There’s definitely something to be said about gift boxes, with options for the budget conscious, through to those who wish to splurge, there’s truly something for everyone. Gift boxes can be a great idea as they let your special someone try a variety of new products, or indulge in a few old favourites.

Check out Gift Box Boutique for a wide range of Mother’s Day gift boxes - from chocolates and ECOYA candles, to champagne, tea, bathrobes, and so much more, they can deliver Mother’s Day hampers direct to her door, complete with a hand-written note to make her day. Even better – they’re a Kiwi company!

If she’s more into natural health products, check out Kesho Kits, another Kiwi company who offer a curated range of natural products, aimed at incorporating natural medicinal options into daily lives.


5.   A gift that warms the heart


Does the special woman in your life like to give back? Then get her a gift that also helps others!

Most of us know someone who has been affected by breast cancer. That’s why we love Ooh La La Candles’ Limited Edition Mother’s Day Candle. This candle comes gift boxed and with every candle sold, $5 goes to the Breast Cancer Foundation NZ supporting generations of NZ women to come.

Oxfam Unwrapped is another charity that offers gifts to help others – or you can even donate to a charity close to her heart.


6.   A clean house


Never underestimate the seemingly simple ideas. This isn’t for everyone, but if the special mother in your life spends a great deal of time cleaning, it can be super powerful. Whether you do it yourself, or organise a professional, this thoughtful gift will give the busy mother the best gift of all – time!

If she still has young children, arrange for them to be out of the house for a couple of hours for an extra special treat!


Enjoy Mother’s Day everyone - celebrating, spoiling and remembering your Mother, Wife or that special woman in your life.  


From the Magnolia Productions Team