Bowerbird Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Looking for a last-minute gift for Mum? Head to Bowerbird for inspo this weekend (May 5–7).

For the Mums who like trinkets

If Mum needs a new vase for the bunch of flowers you’ve bought, South Australian artist Alicia Butt has you covered. Specialising in ceramics, Alicia’s small business Ali Potter Ceramics is a one-woman operation where she handcrafts ceramics to create stunning creations, everything from beakers and mugs to vases and trinket dishes.

Ali Potter Ceramics

For the Mums who like handmade jewellery

Creator of mitchell.maker, Carolyn Mitchell, describes her handmade, recycled sterling silver jewellery as ‘simple, strong and timeless’ – just like Mum. Carolyn uses the ancient lost wax method of casting metal to create her tactile pieces. Browse Carolyn’s Bowerbird stall for a pair of silver earrings, pendants or rings.


For the Mums whose homes smell delicious

It wouldn’t be Mother’s Day without a new candle for Mum’s collection. Find one or a sweet-scented diffuser at the Mojo Candle Co. stall. The vessels are hand-cut from reclaimed wine and beer bottles, filled with natural soy wax infused with modern, sophisticated fragrances and topped with sustainable cork stoppers.

Mojo Candle Co.

For the stylish Mums

It’s officially winter! Keep Mum cosy and stylish with a scarf or shrug designed and knitted by boutique knitwear label sheep-ish. Using 100 per cent Australian merino wool, the sheep-ish range includes merino shrugs, ponchos, scarves, wrist warmers, headbands, baby blankets and cushions.


For the Mums who love nature

Inspired by our diverse and colourful birdlife, Songbird is an art and stationery label that showcases iconic birds, all while raising awareness of some of the most vulnerable and critically endangered varieties. In 2011, Songbird founder, Alexandra Sommer, travelled to a small village in Thailand and was overwhelmed by the immense talent of local women. Today, Songbird provides employment to their team of artisans in Thailand who help create pieces that’ll make Mum’s heart sing this Mother’s Day.


For the Mums who love a cuppa

Sit down with Mum to enjoy a cup of tea brewed by The Dandy Tea Co., founded by Renmark-born Mandy de Rose. Collaborating with local growers, Mandy creates the freshest, seasonal fruit and herbal blends to hand-blend her extensive range of teas. Yum!

The Dandy Tea Co.

For the artistic Mums

Find Mum a new, pretty print for her lounge room at South Australia’s My Little Print Studio, which uses real flora and fauna to create cyanotypes (also known as a blueprint). This simple photographic printing process creates a bold and beautiful blue and white print that immediately connects its audience to nature. My Little Print Studio’s artworks have also been merged into gift cards, coasters, earrings, heat bags and tea towels, so you’re bound to find something unique for Mum. You can even pick up Mum her very own DYI cyanotype printing kit.

My Little Print Studio

May 5–7
Adelaide Showground

Last Minute Mother’s Day Gifts

Searching to spoil your mum this Mother’s Day? We’ve got you sorted. Here are our favourite gifts that will make her feel like a million bucks.  

Ultraceuticals Ultra Calming Range | Cleanser and Moisturiser

The perfect addition to winter skincare routines, the new Ultraceuticals Ultra Calming range boosts skin hydration by 60 percent. Soft, dewy skin has never been this easy. Find Ultraceuticals in store at David Jones or online. 

L&M Home Blake Blanket from Terrace Floors + Furnishings | $224

Made from a soft blend of cotton and linen, the L&M waffle Blake Blanket adds an extra layer of luxury to any interior scheme. Light and breathable, this luxe home addition is edged with a fringe in natural and white.

Wonderboom 2 Just Peach Portable Bluetooth Speaker | $99 

For the mum who loves to blast tunes while getting ready in the morning, the Wonderboom 2 portable speaker is the cutest gift. In a dusty pink shade, the mini speaker has a 360-degree surround sound. Find the Wonderboom 2 Just Peach Portable speaker in-store at Myer, JB Hi-Fi or The Good Guys. 

Maison Margiela Lazy Sunday Morning set | $130 

Everybody loves to sleep in. Elevate your mum’s Sunday morning by gifting her a luxe limited edition set from Maison Margiela. The Lazy Sunday Morning set bottles the scent of fresh linen in a convenient 30ml fragrance and hand cream. Find in-store at your local Mecca Store. 

In The Roundhouse sharing platters | $60 

For the mum who loves to entertain, spice up her next dinner party with these delightful platters from In The Roundhouse. The brightly coloured and bold prints are dishwasher safe and sure to make her smile. Find them in-store at David Jones or online. 

Longview Day Spa treatments | varying costs 

Gift your mum the chance to unwind in the Adelaide Hills at the newly opened Longview Day Spa. With varying treatments, including hot stone massages, facials and head-to-toe sessions, a moment of R&R is well-deserved. Book online. 

Byredo Gypsy Water 50ml | $245

Byredo’s Gyspy Water has garnered a cult following for a good reason. The fresh Eau de Parfum is easy to wear and a go-to for fragrance lovers. Inspired by a free-spirited way of life, a sandalwood scent subtly intertwines juniper berry and zesty lemon. Find in-store at Rundle Mall’s Mecca store. 

Just Add Wine Smelly Cheese Co hamper | $80

You can’t go wrong with a spot of cheese. Smelly Cheese Co has packaged provedore boxes filled with tasty treats perfect for Mother’s Day. The Just Add Wine box includes three cheese varieties, lavosh crackers and extra trimmings. Pop a bottle of bubbly and enjoy a long afternoon with mum. Find Smelly Cheese Co in the Adelaide Central Markets. 

Fazeek Balance Vase | $129 

Style meets practicality with the Fazeek Balance Vase. The contemporary vessel is a stunning centrepiece by itself with a delicate sphere balancing in its middle. Pop in a bouquet of your mum’s favourite flowers to brighten her day. Find in-store at David Jones. 

Jo Malone Peony & Blush Suede Candle | $99 

This soft fragranced candle by Jo Malone is the Mother’s Day gift that’ll elevate any living space with style. Combining a subtle peony bloom with blush suede, this scent will have your mum feeling cosy in no time. Burn time is 45 hours. Find in-store at Rundle Mall’s David Jones. 

Haigh’s Chocolate | varying costs 

Sweeten Mother’s Day by picking up some mouthwatering goodies from Haighs. There’s an array of products to choose from, including chewy caramels, dark truffles, liquor-filled chocolates and smooth pastilles. Visit your local Haigh’s store to find more. 

Never Never Distilling Co Discover Pack | $99

For the mum who loves a G+T, the Never Never Discover Pack will let her taste the top flavours from the award-winning distillery. Featuring the classic Triple Juniper Gin, Southern Strength Gin and Juniper Freak Gin, the 200ml tasters will take happy hour to the next level. Find online or at Never Never’s McLaren Vale distillery door. 

Norwood Garden Centre plants and pots | varying costs

Steer away from a classic bunch of flowers and opt for a greener, long-lasting plant from Norwood Garden Centre. Perfect for a mum harbouring a green thumb, an indoor plant will lighten her interior. There’s an array to choose from Norwood Garden Centre and sweet home accessories to pick up too.  

SA Style’s VDay Gift Guide

Need some gift inspiration for Valentine’s Day? We’ve got you covered. Here are some full-proof ideas for what to grab your loved one this VDay.

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Is it OK to Regift?

As the gifting season fast approaches, the ethics surrounding regifting unwanted gifts rears its sustainable head.

There is so much stigma surrounding regifting, however, in the current climate where the war on waste is raging, why is it so taboo?

Alexis Todorovski from SCRgroup, Australia’s largest and most innovative company for the recovery of unwanted textiles and household items, is a big supporter of regifting and recommends it as a more sustainable gift buying option.

Alexis offers some words of wisdom on the rules of regifting to ensure your unwanted present ends up with someone who will appreciate it.

1. Never regift within the same circle

An obvious point that needs to be emphasised. It is important to create as much distance as possible between the gift and the giver. This will reduce the risk of anyone finding out and any feelings being hurt as a result.

2. Regift with the recipient in mind

Find a person who you can imagine buying something similar for anyway. The goal is to ensure the gift gets maximum use and appreciation.

3. Don’t forget about donating

If you can’t think of who to regift it to or it’s just not worthy of being passed on to your friends or family, then before you decide to throw it away or store it, consider dropping it off at a charity or SCRgroup collection hub.

4. Assess the condition

If you don’t want anyone to know you’re regifting then it’s important to make sure it’s in the perfect condition and original packaging. You will also need to look out for any labels or personalisation that may have been added to the gift for you. No one wants to be caught regifting a gift that has been engraved with their name!

Every Christmas SCRgroup sees a significant increase in illegal dumping with many people leaving their unwanted gifts outside collection hubs. If you’re looking to get rid of unwanted gifts, considering regifting. There is nothing wrong with finding a new home for an item, especially if you would buy that same gift for that person anyway.

Remove the stigma of regifting and practice being sustainable.