Finding gifts for mum can be a daunting task, especially if you’ve left it to the last minute! To give you a helping hand, we’ve put together a collection of talented Australian makers who are offering gift certificates in the lead-up to Mothers Day. Show just how much your mum means to you this mother’s day with a thoughtful gift from an Australian small business.
If your mum is an art lover, we have you covered! Mother and daughter artist duo, La Source Australia, have been creating art together since 2010, inspired by Australia’s rich landscape and their French heritage. Through their art, they seek to express and share the joy they experience when connecting with nature and the world around them. Critterarty helps animal-loving mums celebrate their fur-baby or spirit critter with a one-of-a-kind custom “pawtrait”,capturing their very essence. Breezy Bird Studio creates artwork with beautiful soft watercolours and mixed media. Inspired by nature, her contemporary style brings this beauty into homes everywhere. Finding that ‘perfect’ colour saturation to illustrate each character and setting is her pièce de résistance.
As the weather turns cooler, it is the perfect time to spoil mum with some luxurious wool products. Blackwattle yarn and Fibre create artisan hand dyed and natural alpaca yarn and fibre. Their range includes 2 ply, 4 ply and 8 ply yarn bases and a range of fibre products (fleeces and roving for home spinning or felting). Ashculme Textiles dyes and then weaves the yarn of Suri alpacas into shawls, scarves & ponchos, adding touches of silk and merino to create designs that are both elegant and timeless. The Australian Woolstore makes deliciously vibrant hand dyed yarn and fibres for your knitting, crocheting, stitching and spinning projects.
Jewellery is the perfect mother’s day gift and you are sure to find the perfect piece for her, with so many talented jewellery makers in our midst. River Timber Designs creates one of a kind functional and wearable art. You will find jewellery, homewares, home decor and artwork collections. Inspired by nature each piece is hand crafted from salvaged Australian timbers and perfectly unique, no two pieces are the same. Maine + Mara create edgy + unique accessories, designed for the bold and the brave. Hand crafted in Sydney, each colourful + contemporary piece tells a story. Artist Nicole Redenbach of Meraki Fire, crafts artisanal ceramic jewellery born from a deep love of clay, beautiful design, and the natural environment.
If you are looking for something unique for mum’s home, the following makers are a great place to start. Leroy Mac Designs create 100% Australian Merino woollen blankets, throws, beanies and scarves. Made using the wool off their very own sheep in rural Victoria. Chris from Trade the Mark has been obsessed with materials – how they speak and what they say – for the last 2 decades. The bold patterns, deep colour palette and pared-back finishes of each vessel speak of Chris’ deep love of the Australian bush, and the guidance she finds there. Glenn Martin Photography is an award winning Canberra based photographer specialising in the landscape and architecture of Canberra and Australia. Glenn’s photographic prints are created on the highest quality photographic papers and are available in a number of different sizes and colours to fit with your décor. Perfect as a gift for mum this mother’s day!
We hope that we have helped you to find the perfect gift for your mum. For more gift ideas, you might like our blog on Unique Gifts for Mums or head to our Australian Made Directory to see a full list of our makers and designers.