Gift ideas: Mother's Day 2024

Gift ideas: Mother’s Day 2024

Celebrate your mother (or the mother figure in your life) this month, with Mother’s Day on 12 May – the perfect opportunity to spoil someone special. We’ve put together some of our favourite suggestions for treating mum to a touch of pampering or something useful for taking on RV travels.

Bug off

Keep pesky bugs at bay with a natural, skin-loving product that doesn’t smell like an industrial cleaner. The perfect addition to an active lifestyle and a must-have in your RV, āma Resist Bug Balm is hand-made in New Zealand. Harnessing essential oils of geranium, lemongrass, and lavender to repel bugs, the multi-purpose balm also helps soothe itchy or inflamed skin.

Pop. Chew. Plump

Gift ideas: Mother's Day 2024

Plump up the (skin) volume with this newest offering from the iconic Beauty Chef. Plumpers™ are chewable collagen tablets formulated to support collagen production, skin elasticity, hydration, immune function, and overall skin health. Available in three flavours (chocolate, Kakadu plum and berry, and orange and turmeric), Plumpers™ has been created by Carla Oates and The Beauty Chef’s team of leading naturopaths, nutritionists, and microbiologists, so you can plump up your skin anytime, anywhere.

A sharper focus

Gift ideas: Mother's Day 2024

Zoom in on the landscape around you with this Field Issue model from NOCS Provisions. Designed as the ultimate midsize binocular, this fully waterproof and fog-proof offering packs the next-generation NOCS optics into an ultra-rugged yet compact and lightweight form. Boasting a smooth and precise central focusing system, enjoy bringing the world around you into sharper focus.

Reverse power

Gift ideas: Mother's Day 2024

Never let the fear of an umbrella blowing inside out worry you again. The Ioco Reverse Umbrella is available in a range of eye-catching designs. However, its most appealing features are the double-sided design, as well as the ability to hook the loop handle onto your forearm, leaving your hands free for carrying packages, etc. Able to stand up by itself, the fact that the wet side of the umbrella folds inwards makes it ideal for the RV lifestyle.

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Colour crush

Gift ideas: Mother's Day 2024

Brighten up mum’s haircare routine with this limited-edition Autumn/Winter collection from ghd. Delivering on wow factor, the cult hair-beauty brand is bringing back the power of the bold, with four vibrant new colourways across ghd’s most iconic tools – Helios, Chronos, Max, Gold, and Duet. Whether you’re ‘crushing’ on radiant red, cyber lime, or apricot crush, invite colour back to your routine, along with endless good hair days.

A hip solution

Gift ideas: Mother's Day 2024

Say hello to the new era of ’80s bum bags but with a more stylish and practical twist. Each of these Cotopaxi Kapai Hip Packs is unique, made with 100% remnant materials and a repurposed nylon body. With a three-litre capacity, it’s perfect for keeping everyday basics (phone, sunglasses, keys) on board while exploring Aotearoa – whether tramping or cycling. Wear it over your hips or crossbody.

Hydro Flask

Gift ideas: Mother's Day 2024

Not all drink bottles are created equal, so do your bit for the environment and invest in a good-quality product. The BPA-free Hydro Flask™ Travel Tumbler is perfectly suited for long road trips, with a 32oz and 40oz option and flexible straw. All Hydro Flasks feature double wall, vacuum insulated technology so you can choose whether you want your liquids kept hot or cold.

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