Last Minute Gifts for Mum

Dinosaur Designs Bowls
Large bowl by Dinosaur Designs, $280, medium bowl by Dinosaur Designs, $190 and servers by Dinosaur Designs, $125, all at David Jones.

Left it 'til the last minute? We've got you.

While we’d all like to be diligent children who plan things in advance, sometimes life gets in the way and we leave Mother's Day shopping until the very last minute. It’s fine, you’re only human. In fact, we’ve practically designed our gift offering with this inevitability in mind.

Whether shopping online or instore (try our Click and Collect feature!), these 10 gifts are perfect for ‘always leaving things to the last minute’ types – as is our gift-wrapping service, which is available instore right up until May 12. You can thank us later.  

Something gorgeous for the home is always a safe but impressive last-minute gift. Australian-made Dinosaur Designs creates fabulous resin homewares that will knock your mum’s socks off. Pick up a centerpiece bowl or some striking servers (or both!).

Bowls by Dinosaur Designs
Large bowl by Dinosaur Designs, $280, medium bowl by Dinosaur Designs, $190 and servers by Dinosaur Designs, $125, all at David Jones.

We like to think of these Polo Ralph Lauren fluffy slides as non-naff slippers, which is a feat in and of itself. Super luxurious and made of faux fur, they’re the bubblegum-hued way to brighten your mum’s day.

Slippers by Polo Ralph Lauren
Slippers by Polo Ralph Lauren, $119.95 at David Jones.

Who doesn’t love a good pair of headphones? The answer is no one. If you’re looking to splurge, Bang & Olufsen are definitely the best, technically speaking, and with a very chic beige colour palette, they’re easy on the eyes too.

Headphones by Bang & Olufsen
Headphones by Bang & Olufsen, $537 at David Jones.

Some people cannot fathom spending $275 on a hairbrush, but those people haven’t used a Mason Pearson. This is the perfect gift for your mum because it’s exactly the kind of thing she would never buy for herself. Total, unapologetic luxury that she’ll keep forever.

Hairbrush by Mason Pearson
Hairbrush by Mason Pearson, $275 at David Jones.

Few fragrances have the wide-spanning appeal of Armani’s iconic Sì. The new iteration, Sì Fiori, has delicate notes of blackcurrent nectar, neroli, rose and musk – and is a safe bet for those unsure of their mum’s signature scent.’

Perfume by Armani
Perfume by Armani, $209 at David Jones.

When in doubt, buy a scarf. Anything from Country Road’s simple-but-chic scarf range is going to win you brownie points. We love this lavender one, which is made of wool and finished with monogram detailing.

Scarf by Country Road
Scarf by Country Road, $59.95 at David Jones.

Karen Walker is synonymous with well-designed, made-for-life sunglasses. Some styles border on the avant garde, but these Bad Apple shades, with their classic square shape, are anything but.

Sunglasses by Karen Walker
Sunglasses by Karen Walker, $260 at David Jones.

The Upside’s high-end activewear is super high quality and decidedly non-daggy, meaning it doubles as perfect ‘getting from A to B’ weekend wear, too. We can guarantee this simple white tank will be worn to death.

Tank by The Upside
Tank by The Upside, $99 at David Jones.

This piece from Marc Jacobs is the perfect every day purse – 100 per cent leather, a sleek navy colour and, most importantly, a generous number of card slots. Oh, and it’s on sale too. Win, win, win.

Purse by Marc Jacobs
Purse by Marc Jacobs, $129 at David Jones.

When it comes to buying Mum jewellery, we say simple is always best. Samantha Wills’ zodiac range offers the classic simplicity of a gold necklace, while also nailing the personal element.

Necklace by Samantha Wills
Necklace by Samantha Wills, $159.95 at David Jones.

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