What makes a mother? Is it the person who birthed you? The one who fed you? The person who looked after you? Is it the one who taught you? Perhaps a mother is all those things…or maybe she is something quite different altogether.
At Koh Living, we recognise that ‘mums’ come in all shapes and sizes. Their roles are many and varied, taken on for more than just those who share their genetic makeup. Selflessness is at the heart of being a mother and anyone can possess such a heart. These are the people who extend love and care, not just to biological children, but to grandchildren, stepchildren, adopted children, sisters, nieces, nephews, friends, students and even pets.
We think that everyone in a ‘mum’ role deserves to be celebrated on Mother’s Day. It’s a day to recognise and say thanks to all the women who make sacrifices in order to nurture and enrich the lives of others.
So what’s the best way to say thanks to the ‘mums’ in our lives? With the perfect art-inspired gift of course! Our collection of unique Mothers Day gifts are a meaningful way to show you care.
Read on as we share our complete Mother’s Day gift guide, filled with Mother’s Day gift ideas for every type of mum.
Let’s talk about those ‘mums’ who know how to fill an empty tummy. Whether she’s been preparing a meal all day or simply providing the donuts for afternoon tea, she’s always happy to have you in her kitchen. Remind her that you appreciate her cooking with an art-inspired tea towel. Choose from Anna Blatman’s vibrant floral designs, one of her illustrated Australian animals, or something from Kathleen Buzzacott’s earthy collection. Available individually or in sets of three or four, these thoughtful tea towels are sure to brighten her kitchen and her Mother’s Day. Bonus points if you actually use the tea towel to dry up!
Mum types are often happy to lend a listening ear. Their sound advice, accompanied by a good cup of coffee is always good for the soul. Show them you enjoy the ritual (and our environment!) with a Koh Living reusable stainless steel travel mug. Double-walled and insulated with a leak proof lid, they’ll keep her coffee hot for 12 hours.
We know some conversations are better shared over a wine or cocktail and for this the stainless steel travel mug also comes in handy, keeping your cold beverages chilled for 24 hours. Our latest autumn/winter collection includes two new travel mugs featuring all new illustrations from renowned artist Anna Blatman. If the mum figure in your life enjoys a cuppa at home then a set of art-inspired mugs won’t go astray either.
She’s the life of the party and ready to welcome one and all to her table. She’ll be excited to get you all together (again and again!) so she can use her art-inspired candle holders and ceramic trivets. Dropping just in time for Mother’s Day, our latest offering includes two votive candle gift packs. Choose from our Australian wildflower design or Anna Blatman’s signature bright florals. Each pack includes three votives, beautifully boxed, ready for entertaining mums to set their table. She’ll love elevating family dinners with a collection of colourful ceramic trivets, perfect for serving hot baked dinners, or even as placemats. To create truly unique Mothers Day gifts, think about how you can marry meaningful gifts with quality time. You may like to spoil her with gifts for the table, arrange a meal and invite her loved ones to sit at it too!
Keep the mum figures in your life hydrated and remind them that you care each day with an art-inspired stainless steel drink bottle. With twenty artistic designs, Koh Living’s drink bottle collection has something to suit every vibe. Landing recently, Anna Blatman’s Audrey illustration features bold florals and a whimsical bird, while unique Aboriginal designs from Melanie Hava depict refreshing sea landscapes.
There are those busy mums (which is basically all mums right?) who run from place to place, always ticking the boxes with an endless ‘to do’ list. Help her go about her busy day with gifts that make life easier. Starting with our stainless steel tea flask, she’ll thank you for helping her get through the day with plenty of hot tea. The tea flask features the elegant and neutral Flannel Flowers illustration, the latest artwork in our Australian Wildflower collection. Also featuring the Flannel Flowers artwork is our market list pad, which can sit beautifully (and usefully!) on the fridge.
Struggling to think of Mother’s Day gifts for Grandma? Perhaps you’re familiar with the phrase ‘just let me get my glasses’? If this is the catch cry of your ‘glasses wearing grandma’ or anyone who is forever searching for their glasses, then we’ve got just the thing. Pretty meets practical with Koh Living’s range of glasses cases. Featuring colourful floral designs and matching lens cleaner, this gift will ensure her glasses always end up in a safe place. This one is easy on the budget too!
When it comes to first Mothers Day gift ideas, you can’t go past practical gifts like water bottles and travel mugs. These are invaluable for any mum going about life with a new baby. However, it’s always nice to receive something sentimental to mark such an occasion.
She’ll always remember her first Mother’s Day when she lights a candle in one of Koh Living’s signature candle holders. Hand-made from glass and clay, these holders feature artworks from prominent Australian artists. For such a gift, we love Kathleen Buzzacott’s Aboriginal Bush Tucker painting that tells a story of a family coming together. Each holder is beautifully boxed with a story card inside.
Single mums, two mums, working mums, and even work mums, adopted mums, new mums, old mums and those who aren’t technically a mum at all, if they’re working to look after others then this Mother’s Day is about them. Show them that the sacrifices, the love, the support and the laughs don’t go unnoticed with a meaningful gift from Koh Living.