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Finding the perfect posy (and more!): Mother's Day gift ideas for your Aussie Mother-in-Law

April 02, 2024 4 min read

Finding the perfect posy (and more!): Mother's Day gift ideas for your Aussie Mother-in-Law

Mother's Day in Australia (falling on Sunday, 12th May this year) is a time to celebrate the amazing mother-figures who raised us. But what about the other amazing woman in your life? What about your mother-in-law? Finding the perfect gift for her can feel a bit daunting, especially if you're still navigating that sometimes tricky relationship. Don’t worry. This guide is here to help you find a gift that shows you care, even if words don't always come easily.

Let's face it, flowers are a Mother's Day classic for a reason. They're a beautiful way to express gratitude and appreciation, and with so many stunning options available, you can find the perfect bouquet to suit their style.


The enduring power of Aussie blooms

Our Aussie natives are looking their seasonal best in May, so if you know they love these types of flowers, consider a beautiful bunch featuring natives from LVLY. There’s the delightfully modernFancy Pants bouquet, or if they prefer a seasonal variety of roses, chrysanthemums, tulips or disbuds, opt for a gorgeous premium bouquet for that absolute wow factor. 

But flowers aren't the only option!


While a beautiful bouquet is always appreciated, Mother's Day is also a chance to get a little more creative. Here are some thoughtful and practical gift ideas to consider, depending on your mother-in-law's personality:


For the pampered Mother-in-Law:

  • Gift certificate for a massage or spa treatment: Everyone deserves a little pampering, and thisspa vouchergives her the chance to choose exactly what she wants. Flowers popped in for that perfect unboxing experience.
  • Luxury bath products: Spoil her with a set of high-quality bath bombs, bath salts, or scented candles.
  • A comfy robe and slippers: Help her create a relaxing haven at home.

For the foodie Mother-in-Law:

  • Gourmet food hamper: Filled with local treats like cheeses, chocolates, and jams, this is a delicious way to show you care.
  • Cooking class voucher: Let her learn a new skill or revisit an old favourite in a fun and social environment. Or get creative with flowers and aMystery Picnic voucher- where they can have afun day out with a partner or friend to solve personally curated clues and riddles on a journey to collect gourmet picnic food bit by bit. 

High tea voucher: Treat her to a delightful afternoon of finger sandwiches, scones, and tea.

For the creative Mother-in-Law:

  • Tickets to a concert, play, or art exhibition: There’s something extra special about seeing a show, watching live music or browsing a beautiful art gallery.
  • A beautiful new set of art supplies:Encourage her creativity - even if it’s just paint by numbers - with some fresh tools. A gorgeous easel or a set of new paint brushes - you can’t really go wrong. 

One word - pottery.Trust us on this, pottery classes are fun. But a pottery class that you and her can do together? The most fun of all.  Cue matching mugs with your initials engraved that you made yourselves, with your own bare hands!

For the green-thumbed Mother-in-Law:

Personalised Orchid Plant:   Classic never goes out of style! Orchidsare breathtakingly beautiful and add a touch of charm to any space. Arriving in a super-cute stylish pot, these orchid plants are the perfect gift for your MIL. Add a heartfelt touch with a sentimental or funny message on a personalised plant stake, included in your gift. Stuck for a suggestion? Try "#1 MIL" "Blooming love you" or "Simply the best". Guaranteed to make them smile!

  • A stylish watering can or gardening tools: Make her gardening chores a little more enjoyable. Bonus points if you monogram her initials on a pair of gardening gloves.
  • A subscription to a gardening magazine:  Better Homes and Gardens or Country Style are beautiful glossy magazines that add inspiration for gardening lovers. There’s nothing better than a gift arriving at their doorstep every month - it’s the gift that keeps on giving!  

The gift of your time

Sometimes, the best gift you can give is your time. Offer to help with a project around the house, create a Mediterranean themed grazing board in her backyard, or simply spend an afternoon in the sunshine with tea and a homemade classic like jelly slice. Remember, a thoughtful gesture goes a long way in building a stronger relationship.

Choosing the right gift, even with bumps in the road

Let's be honest, relationships with in-laws aren't always smooth sailing.  If you're worried about finding the perfect gift because things haven't always been easy, don't despair. A thoughtful gift, even something small, shows that you're putting in the effort.

Here are some tips:

  • Consider her interests: Think about what she enjoys doing in her free time.
  • Focus on the positive: Let the gift be something that simply makes them them smile. 
  • Don't be afraid to ask your partner for advice: They know their mum best! Sometimes the simplest gesture goes a long way. 


The most important ingredient: Thoughtfulness

No matter what you choose, the most important thing is to make sure the gift is thoughtful. Take the time to consider her personality and interests, and choose something that shows you care. 

But… let’s talk about the dreaded duds:

Alright, we all know there are some gift ideas that might land with a thud. Here are a few "worst gifts"  according to a recent survey of Aussie mothers-in-law:

  • Kitchen Appliances: Unless she specifically requested that new juicer, it might be best to steer clear.
  • Gym Membership: This one can be a bit tricky. It's good to be supportive of their health goals, but a gym membership might feel impersonal. Maybe offer to accompany them to a class instead?
  • Vouchers for "experiences" without specifics: A voucher for a "leisure activity" might leave her scratching her head. Choose something specific, like a massage or a cooking class, so she knows exactly what she's getting.


The most important thing is to choose a gift that shows you put some thought into it. A handwritten card expressing your appreciation goes a long way too! Even if your relationship with your mother-in-law isn't perfect, a thoughtful Mother's Day gesture can help build bridges and create a more positive dynamic. So, put on your thinking cap, get creative, and find the perfect pressie to make your Mother in Law have a memorable Mother’s Day.