Unique & Practical Mother’s Day Gift Ideas For Kiwi Mums

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, it’s time to search for a gift that expresses how much you appreciate your mum. From thoughtful keepsakes to practical and useful presents, there is something special out there that shows how much she means to you.

At RJ Eager, we have come up with a selection of unique and practical Mother’s Day gift ideas specifically selected for Kiwi mums!

Whether your mum loves being spoilt with luxury items or would prefer something a bit more meaningful that she can use every day – this listicle has got you covered!  Read on as we share our favourite unique and practical gift ideas that are sure to make her smile and show her how much you care this Mother’s Day.

And that’s not all, we’ve also answered some frequently asked questions about Mother’s Day gift ideas below.

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas – 4 FAQS To Know Before You Gift

When is Mothers Day in NZ?

Mother’s Day in New Zealand is held on the 2nd Sunday of May each year. This year, it will be celebrated on 12th May 2024.

New Zealand adopted Mother’s Day, as well as its date, from the United States, where the holiday originally gained popularity a century ago.

Most customs in New Zealand remain very similar to those of the holiday’s birthplace – giving mums a break from their mum duties and treating them to gifts and cards expressing gratitude and appreciation.

What is the most common Mothers Day gift?

vase of flowers - a mother's day gift idea

Click here to shop this gorgeous Tortoiseshell Tall Bud Vase

The most popular Mother’s Day gift in New Zealand is flowers. Pick one of our many beautiful vases, planters and pots to create a unique bouquet. And if your mum is not that keen on fresh flowers, gift her this stunning artwork of roses in full bloom that will keep blooming year after year.

How much do you spend on Mother’s Day?

The average amount Kiwis spend on a Mother’s Day gift was around $66 according to a 2019 research – with inflation, that’s probably between $80-100 today! However, you can spend whatever is affordable for you, the most important thing is to show your mum you care.

At RJ Eagar we have a wide range of budget-friendly gifts to choose from, like this vintage gold photo frame at just $36 that you can fill with a sweet memory with your mum. If your mum loves entertaining, why not gift her this rustic Acacia Dragonfly Board at just $50? This gold plumage bowl at $30 is an excellent gift for a mum who likes to add a touch of glamour to her home.

Is a gift card a good Mother’s Day gift?

Yes, a gift card is a great way to show your appreciation for your mum on Mother’s Day, especially if you are not sure what she would like or have run out of time to buy a physical gift.

So, why not give her the freedom of choice and let her pick something from our collection that she will love and cherish?  Our gift vouchers are available in any amount you require for in-store shopping.

Pop into our New Plymouth or Stratford store to buy a gift voucher.

Top 5 Mother’s Day Gifts for Every Type of Mum

Our shelves are heaving with linen, ornaments, lamps, platters, candlesticks, glassware, bowls, vases and a range of faux blooms and indoor plants. 

Artwork, mirrors, mats and occasional furniture items also offer an affordable alternative to more conventional gifts (if you don’t have to worry about fitting them into a postbox!)

Here are our five of our favourite Mother’s Day gifts:

1. A Comfy Chair

Have you considered a new comfy chair? RJ Eagar has an extensive range of La-z-boy contemporary recliners and occasional chairs for Mum to relax in with a wine or a cuppa!

2. A New Luxurious Linen Set

Every Mum loves a new set of linen, and RJ Eagar has some of the most luxurious bedding around! From soft throws and blankets to complete quilt sets, there’s something for every style.

Explore our collection of Manchester bedding here.

3. A Stunning Piece of Art

Transform Mum’s living space with a stunning piece of art from our collection of canvas prints, original artworks and framed pieces. You’re sure to find something special that your mum will love!

4. A Mirror To  Make An Impact

How about gifting your mum a mirror that will make a beautiful and lasting impression in her home, like this sophisticated Art Deco mirror.

5. Give the Gift of Bling

Jewellery  is one of the most popular gifts for Mother’s Day, and we’ve got plenty of elegant pieces that will make your mum sparkle like this elegant Double Heart Necklace.

Explore more of our unique jewellery pieces here.

We hope  these suggestions help you find the perfect Mother’s Day gift for your mum this year.

Happy shopping!