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Punkee’s Christmas Gift Guide: The Best Christmas Pressies To Buy Your Lovely Mum

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If you’ve been putting your Christmas pressie buying off for weeks… not to stress you out, but you’re running out of time. Okay, I’m being a tad melodramatic – but it’s less than a month until D-Day! 

I’ve ticked off most of the major gifts on my list, including my office Secret Santa and my Extremely Hard To Buy For Dad, but I was spoilt with choices for what to buy my mum. I found it hard to decide whether she’d want a beauty-based gift, something a little more sentimental or a pressie that was indulgent and luxe. 

After scrolling through about a million gift options for my mum, I realised I had a pretty nifty list.

So, without further ado, here’s a selection of the best Christmas gifts you can buy for your mum this year. 

Guess Abey Crossbody Bag, $199 from Myer

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This sleek crossbody bag is both classic and stylish. The gold chain and matching Guess brand add a touch of elegance to the accessory, and the body boasts a quilted geometric pattern. It’s a practical bag, and the black colour scheme means it’ll match most outfits. It’s sure to be a hit with your mum!

A Lasting Tale, starting at $22 from A Lasting Tale

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This gift is a little left-field, but it’s definitely intriguing. It’s basically a digital keepsake and helps you record your family’s history. I’ve personally interviewed my grandparents and love being able to pass their stories down to future generations. 

You can either purchase 70 life story questions for $22 and interview your mum or family member yourself, or buy a complete package that will give you a polished recorded product – as if your family member was recorded on a podcast or radio interview.  

Beauty’s Most Wanted, $249 from The Iconic

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The Iconic has taken out the guesswork when buying beauty products – because this pack has everything that your mum needs. It’s valued at $700, and has been put together by experts. There are six full-sized products, 13 travel-sized, and four mini items, so it’s a shockingly good deal. You’ll find items such as a M.A.C Matte Lipstick, Clinique’s Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm, a Yves Saint Laurent Libre perfume in there and more.

Wicked tickets, starting at $79 from Ticketmaster

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My mum took me to my first musical when I was a child and we’ve continued to go together ever since. There are plenty of shows you could take her to see, but a trip to the Land of Oz is bound to go down a treat. It’s one of the most popular musicals in recent history, winning a few Tony Awards, a Grammy and an Olivier Award. The show takes place before The Wizard of Oz, following the friendship between Glinda the Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.

Wicked is currently at the Sydney Lyric Theatre until February 4, 2024, and it opens in Melbourne on March 4, 2024. If you’re looking for a different kind of show, Chicago is playing in Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide next year, or the Rent national tour hits Brisbane in January, before heading to Melbourne, Perth, Newcastle and Canberra.

Cricut Joy Xtra Value Pack, $399 from Officeworks

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If your mum loves to scour Kmart fan groups on Facebook, there’s no doubt she’d have seen some of the most aesthetically pleasing and organised kitchens out there. People constantly rave about Cricut when it comes to beautiful labels, but there’s so much more that this little machine can do.

You’re able to work with vinyl, iron-on, cardstock and more, create waterproof stickers for drink bottles, make custom cards, and personalised t-shirts… honestly, the world will be her oyster. This is the gift to buy if you’re mum loves to get crafty.

Perfume Making Class, $130 from Class Bento

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If your mum will appreciate an experience over a tangible gift, why not take a look at some of Class Bento’s offerings? There’s a cute perfume-making class where you can create both Eau de Toilette and Eau de Parfum. Your mum will be able to choose from over 80 natural fragrances and design her ultimate scent.

Homedics Neck Massager With Heat, $49 from Big W

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This neck massager allows you to bring the spa home to your mum. If she’s feeling a few aches and pains, it’s a great tool to help relax tense muscles. It’s also portable and can run on AA batteries if she wants to take it away on her next trip.

December Candle by Hunter Candles, $55 from The Iconic

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The description of this candle sounds heavenly. It’s a hand-poured soy candle made in Newtown, Australia, and combines rosemary, pine, cedar, leather and lemon. There are also hints of spiced clove and balsamic fir. It sounds like the perfect candle to light for Christmas Day. 

Global Gin Advent Calendar, $299 from Liquor Loot

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Alcoholic advent calendars can be quite a good shout for a pressie – even if you only give it to the recipient on Christmas Day. It’s basically a fun little tasting experience that your mum can indulge in, or share a few tipples with the family after dinner. Liquor Loot has a bunch of different options, including Whisky, Gin and Spirits.

Fragrance Miniatures Holiday Set, $99 from Myer

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These mini perfumes are SO cute. There’s 5x included in the limited edition gift box, allowing your mum to sample a few different scents or take them with her on holiday. The scents include ingredients such as warm vanilla, spun sugar, rose, orchid, ginger and pepper, plus the bottles look elegant as heck. 

Looking for more Christmas pressie ideas? Punkee has you covered! Here’s a list of gifts under $30, what to buy your dad, presents for the eternal traveller and what to buy for your friend’s boyfriend that you secretly hate.


Image credits: Myer, Liquor Loot, The Iconic, Big W, Class Bento, Officeworks, A Lasting Tale