The best online stores for your Mother’s Day shopping
This post was brought to you by Australia Post.
Last year was my first Mother’s Day and hubby left it until the day before to buy my gift. I had told him I wanted some pyjamas but the only store at our local shopping centre that sold pyjamas was Bras n’ Things. Despite his fears at what the sales people would think of him for shopping in a women’s lingerie store, he was not kicked out or questioned and I received a lovely pair of PJs. He could have saved himself a whole lot of worry if he had been a bit more organised and did his shopping online!
In the recent survey commissioned by Australia Post, 40 per cent of those surveyed admitted to forgetting to buy a Mother’s Day gift each year and a further 31 per cent, like my hubby, admitted leaving buying Mother’s Day gifts up to the last minute. Now is the time to start thinking about mum and how you will spoil her this Mother’s Day. Online is always my favourite way to shop and with Australia Post’s 24/7 Parcel Lockers you needn’t worry about mum discovering her gift before the day. Here are six online stores perfect for buying your mum a gorgeous Mother’s Day gift.
Birdsnest takes the guess work out of buying clothes for mum with their handy guides that allow you to shop by body shape, personality and style preferences. I love receiving pyjamas for Mother’s Day and this year have my eye on the Papinelle Portia Pleat Front Pant. All orders are shipped express post at a flat rate of $7.95 (or for free if you spend over $200).
My absolute favourite candle is the Urban Rituelle Balance Fresh Fig & Melon candle. I recently stocked up and my order was with me 2 days later. More than just candles, Urban Rituelle is a great go to if you are looking for a luxe gift for mum to spoil herself. Think moisturisers, soaps, perfumes and lip balms, all in the most divine scents. Free shipping for orders over $75 and sign up to their newsletter for 10% off your order.
Hubby has been shopping at Wiggle for years for their amazing prices on a whole range of sporting products. Based in the UK, you can shop in AUD with relatively fast delivery (4-10 days). Wiggle specialises in all things cycling but you can also buy running gear, swimwear and other general fitness gear.
I don’t get half as much time to read as I would like to but I also don’t get much time to hit the bookstores as I would like. Hot on my Mother’s Day list this year are That Sugar Book by Damon Gameau or for something a bit lighter The Brightest Star in the Sky by Marian Keyes. Make sure you also give mum time to read her new book!
Makeup and skincare is such a treat and my favourite place to shop for all my cosmetics is Mecca. They have a huge range and free delivery for orders over $75. Just released in time for Mother’s Day is the NARS Dual-Intensity Blush. NARS blush products are hugely popular and this new range is set to be a best seller.
How could I write about the best places to shop online without mentioning Etsy? This is the place to shop for unique, quirky or personalised gifts for mum. Narrow your search to local sellers if you are worried about the gift not arriving in time. They also have a beautifully curated Mother’s Day selection as a starting point for those needing inspiration.
To find your nearest Parcel Locker or Post Office location, visit austpost.com.au/mypost. There are currently over 200 Parcel Locker and up to 3,500 Post Office locations that you can choose to have parcels sent to when home or office delivery is not an option.
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