26 April 2018

Mother’s Day is fast approaching and we’d love to help you pick out something perfect for the mum you love.

Whatever your budget and whatever your mum likes, we’re sure you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for! What mum will appreciate and love most is the thought associated with her gift, and because you chose it! Mums are all different, but we’ve pulled together a bunch of gifts we think yours will love.


Find a book as unique as mum! Whether she’s into her romantic comedies, a twisty scandalous drama or a sweetly mindless read, we think she’ll love Whitcoulls’ picks for the month. If your mum is a go-getter, our pick is powerhouse Hillary Clinton’s new book, or Go Girl, a storybook about epic Kiwi women. A special novel for mums is Small Great Things by acclaimed writer Jodi Piccoult, which explores motherhood and topical social issues, making for a captivating and insightful read.

What happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton | The Stars are Fire by Anita Shreve | Small Great Things by Jodi Piccoult | Go Girl by Barbara Else | Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng – all from Whitcoulls


Is your mum a bit of a girly girl? Pamper her! A lovely fragrance is one of those gifts she is unlikely to buy herself, but is always such a treat to receive. Pick up mum’s everyday favourite, or treat her to a new feminine scent chosen by you. Our pick for Mother’s Day is Flowerbomb by Viktor & Rolf; a demure, mature and pretty scent which smells clean and classical. We also think she’ll love to take a few minutes out on the couch with a face mask and a new pair of soft and fluffy blush slippers. Ahh, bliss!

Flowerbomb by Viktor & Rolf from Life Pharmacy | Sheet masks from Farmers | Slippers from Farmers


The home is where the heart is and every mum loves having their home looking beautiful and smelling delicious. A glowing candle or new homewares is a delightful treat for mum, that she’ll get use out of again and again. And while a tea towel seems like a bit of an innocuous gift, this adorable one is a must-have in every chocolate-loving mum’s kitchen! Throw a bottle of champers in the mix – we think G.H Mumm is aptly named! – and she’ll revel in her new household additions.

Sweetpea and jasmine Ecoya candle from Redcurrent  | Hot House chocolate tea towel from Acquisitions | Starry champagne glasses from Stevens |


Help Mum feel great from the inside out! These beauty and body treats we’ve found will have mum looking and feeling fabulous. We love The Body Shop’s gift packs, perfectly packaged with luxurious goodies form their signatures ranges, with a whole range of scents that mum will love, from our pick British Rose to Mango, Strawberry and Shea Butter. If Mum has always has perfectly manicured claws or toenails then a voucher for ProfessioNail will always go down a treat too!

British Rose gift box from The Body Shop | Essie nailpolishes from Life Pharmacy | Plush eye mask from Cotton On Body


Is your mum a fashionista? Add to her wardrobe with some elegant and on-trend accessories. We’re loving blushes, soft greys and metallic sheens in our new season accessories, and we’re sure Mum will too! These are subtle colours, that, while on trend, can be added to almost any wardrobe and look fantastic with bold prints as well as block colours. Try this scarf with a white tee and jeans, for instance! Some items you could look at for your mum are scarves, bags, clutches, totes, gloves, watches or statement earrings (if Mum’s a statement sort of lady!)

Pulp Glow bag from Hannahs | Clarisa foil print scarf from Max | Ladies watch with diamonds in stainless steel and ladies watch with cubic zirconia in rose both from Michael Hill


It may seem like an easy option, but one of the very best gifts is the gift of choice! Let Mum pick her own present with a Kiwi Property gift card, which can be used at participating retailers, so she can get whatever her heart desires! You can grab one from our customer service desk or online at