5 Last Minute Gift Ideas When Your Mum Doesn’t Want Anything

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Finding the perfect Mother’s Day gift can be tricky. Especially for those mums who are adamant that they ‘don’t want any presents’ this year! Our solution? Think outside the box 😉

Mums are notoriously humble. They never want to make a fuss! So how do you show appreciation for that special lady in your life, when all she wants is a low-key Mother’s Day (sans gifts)?

‘Experience’ gifts are a great way to go. Spend some quality time with your mum. Make some memories. We guarantee these five last minute gift ideas will make her smile!

1. Organise a cheesy family photo

It’s all well and good to have a professionally-made portrait, but the best family photos are the silly ones that show your true character!

Make a few phone calls, get the gang together, set up the tripod (or the selfie stick) and take some shots mum will be proud to tag on her Facebook 😉

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2. Set up a high-tea at home

If mum likes to keep things casual, how about a high-tea at home? Pick up her favourite sweets (or bake them yourself!) and enjoy an hour or two in each other’s company. Trust us, mums love deep and meaningful chats over tea and biscuits.

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The Blush teaware range by Maxwell & Williams. Shop all coffee & teaware on Zanui.

3. Get crafty!

Remember when finger painting with mum was the best day ever? Get those feel-good vibes back by doing a little DIY project together.

Make a terrarium or an autumn candle holder – it’s easy peasy and you’ll end up with a Mother’s Day gift that’s handmade and you’ll both treasure.

4. Have a movie marathon

Even more casual is setting up a home cinema for mum! Make sure you’ve got all her favourite films on hand (including musicals and classics!) plus plenty of popcorn and snacks. All that’s left is to cosy up together in the blanket.

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Orchid Entertainment Unit from Modish. Shop all entertainment units on Zanui.

5. Go with a gift voucher

Here’s an easy, last minute Mother’s Day gift she’ll adore! Did you know Zanui has gift vouchers? It’s true – sent to your email for convenience!

Let mum style her home with everything on her wishlist. You can’t go wrong 😉

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Zanui gift vouchers are sent electronically so you can print them at home!

Kyra Thomsen is a writer and editor from Sydney, NSW. She has experience in copywriting, blogging, journalism, and social media. After completing two degrees in Creative Writing and English Literature in 2013 she began work with the content team at Zanui. Kyra was the winner of the 2012 Questions Writing Prize and her work has been published in print and online for numerous sources, including Writer's Edit, Seizure, and Fairfax Media among others.