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Thoughtful Mother’s Day gifts

MiNDFOOD staff give their suggestions for thoughtful Mother’s Day gifts.


Associate Editor Pip Cummings suggests giving your mum an experiential gift that you can share together, such as tickets to the theatre or a gift voucher for a meal.

For Australians, Honour shows at the Sydney Theatre Company from April 22-May 23. Starring Paula Arundell and Wendy Hughes, the play is a revival of a modern Australian classic from the great playwright, Joanna Murray-Smith.

For New Zealanders, the comedy/burlesque show Burlesque As You Like It: The Blush Revue runs from May 11-15 at the Auckland Town Hall.


Art Director Larissa Yu likes to bake something “fattening and delicious” for her mum. Try one of MiNDFOOD’s cake recipes, such as Angel Food Cake, Simnel Cake, or Bread and Butter Pudding Cake. If you eat them in moderation these cakes needn’t be fattening, but they certainly are delicious!


Subeditor Francesca Percy recommends something from Perfect Potion, an innovative and diverse range of holistic natural aromatherapy products that not only nurtures the body, mind and spirit but also respects the delicate balance of our environment.


Online Producer Nicola Harvey suggests giving your mum a fruit tree that she can plant in her garden. While miniature nectarine and peach trees and shatoot mulberry trees are good for small gardens, go for something more dramatic, like an apple tree, if your mum has a large backyard or property.


Beauty Editor Milly Nolan’s pick is the Jo Malone Cologne Collection, which comprises six colognes delicately encompassed in glass bottles with spray pumps, may be worn alone or layered to create a personalised, bespoke scent. The collection includes Amber & Lavender , Grapefruit, Orange Blossom, Lime Basil & Mandarin, Nectarine Blossom & Honey and White Jasmine & Mint.

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