01 May 2020

From traditional mums to foster mums, to step mums and single mums – to the aunts, sisters and grandmas that have helped raise us, lead us and been there for us – THANK YOU.

We love you (most of the time, anyway!) and we may have even become you.

Perhaps when we were younger, we may not have realised how much you did and sacrificed for us, but Mother’s Day creeps round and we are gently reminded to think about those women in our lives who have been by our side through thick and thin.

There are many different mums and motherly figures out there; and all have different tastes.

To celebrate all those who mum, we’re sharing how we’re showing love and gratitude to those in our lives that are absolutely mum-ing it.

To help us with this post (and to celebrate more women!), I asked a few of our centre Marketing teams to share their favourite picks for Mother’s Day.  Hope you enjoy this collaboration!


Whether you know homeschooling has been testing her, or that she’s been running herself ragged or that she has simply always loved a pampering treat – why not bring that spa treatment to her?

Candles, face creams, bath bombs, little nibbles and a few hours of peace and self-indulgence – who wouldn’t like that!

Mums who love pampering: Ecoya candle from Bed Bath N Table; Snowberry rejuvenating night cream from Farmers; Flower pot from Lush; Pixi beauty skintreat besties from Life Pharmacy


With food delivery finally at our fingertips (hallelujah!), what about surprising mum by ordering in from her favourite foodies, setting up the dining table with ‘good’ glasses and dinnerware (if you know, you know) and running your own private restaurant?

If she is more of a morning person, breakfast in bed with a barrista made coffee is one VERY good reason to be woken up for on a Sunday morning!

Mum not in your bubble? No worries! Surprise her with a home delivered feast and video call her!

Looking for the perfect food option? Find the list of Northlands’ available foodies HERE.

Mums who are foodies: Maxwell & Williams love hearts mug from Acquisitions; Rattan round tray from Stevens; Burger & fries from The Coffee Club; Food delivery & take away from Lone Star


Now how “active” do you really need to be to wear activewear?

You know how it is, a morning stroll from the bedroom, into the lounge, into the kitchen, back to the bedroom and into the lounge, bypassing the kitchen (one more time)!

Mother’s Day is her day to relax… whether that’s actively or passively. If your Mum likes to hit the streets with the pooch in tow and is hanging out for a blast round the bike tracks, or she prefers to chill on the couch, with a mocha and a little Tiger King on the telly (and let’s be honest, depending on the day, it’s both!), here’s some great activewear ideas to consider.

Mums who love being active: Adidas Tights from Stirling Sports; Lightfeet Evolution crew socks from The Athlete’s Foot; Evoride trainers from Shoe Clinic; Run belt from Frontrunner


Fact: Women have loved jewellery since ages ago, so it’s something they have inherited.

Fact: Jewellery is an important ornament for all special occasions.

Fact: Jewellery is the cherry on top of one’s style and personality.

So what type of jewellery is the right jewellery? No matter if you are the receiver or the giver, what you wear or what you gift is personal, each leaving a legacy of enduring memories that are meaningful and memorable to both.

Here are some of our fave jewellery finds to inspire you.

Mums who love bling: Heart locket from Michael Hill; Casio vintage digital watch from Pascoes; Pink daisy flower earrings from Pandora; Kirstin Ash earrings from Silvermoon


Mums may feel now more than ever that they need a few more loungewear options for their days at home – and coffee in bed for Mother’s Day is a MUST.

Loungewear comes with lots of options and in a nutshell is meant to be comfortable, relaxing and cozy options for home; tracksuits, hoodies and of course onesies, but can be a little more sophisticated for your “around the house” look too.

Mums who love lounging: Billabong hoodie from Amazon; Flannel sleep pants from Cotton On Body; Slipper boots from Hannahs; Cardigan from Max


The Crafty Mum. She’s partial to a little colouring-in, has dabbled with punch needle (and made a beautiful cushion in the process) and knows her way around a sewing machine… and an overlocker.

If your Mum loves to keep her hands (and mind) busy, here’s some great crafty ideas for her.

And if you (and the kids) want to get crafty yourselves to make something for Mum that’s from the heart, how about a stained glass tissue paper vase? All the instructions are HERE.

Mums who love crafts: Crayola colour & create art tools from The Warehouse; Marble art kit from Typo; Art Maker Ultimate Origami from Whitcoulls; Crayola markers from Whitcoulls

We often take for granted the people we need to be the most grateful for.

So whatever way you choose to express yourself, remember to reach out and show thanks to those who are mum-ing it.

Or let her take control with a Kiwi Property e-giftcard (CLICK HERE) delivered right to her inbox – just make sure she spends it on herself!

And if you are one of these Mums, THANK YOU for all you do and have a fabulous Mother’s Day!

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