Unique gifts for mothers, beautifully made in Australia
Looking for a visiting gift for a new mum? Or need gift ideas for a special occasion? I’ve curated a categorised list of unique, handcrafted gifts that you can personalise, whether it be for Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day, or Christmas.
Personalised Wall Art
Wall art are great statement pieces in a home or office. Personalised wall art make unique, one-of-a-kind gifts that bring joy and delight to the beholder. From astrological designs to handpainted portraits, we’ve selected some of our favourite pieces from Australian artists.
A star map is a highly popular personalised gift for home decor enthusiasts and the romantic at heart. It is an astrologically accurate print of the night sky at an exact location, time and date, which you can specify.
There are tons of Australian artists on Etsy who have put their own beautiful spin on star maps, like this galaxy star map (print only, frame not included) and this foiled star map with 10 different foil colours to choose from.
If you’ll like to add a sentimental message, song lyrics, or Bible verse, this printable lyrics star map (digital download file) is beautifully designed to have the words encircle the night sky.
Long gone are the days of gifting boring photo frames, nowadays almost every artist and designer has their own signature style of recreating your favourite family photo. Realistic portrait paintings are generally very expensive, instead, go for custom caricatures – a refined stylistic design of a photo you provide.
If you like something a bit more abstract and interesting (and also more affordable), there are artists who offer to print your choice of names onto specially designed artwork, like this adorable family of Kookaburras, or a beautiful boho tribal artwork.
For word-lovers, Wedding Adoration has a clever family crossword framed artwork, made from the names you provide. You can get 15% off this (as well as all items in their Mother’s Day collection) using the code “BLISSFUL15”. Code expires 12 May 2020.
Custom 3D handcrafted name artwork by ForASmileGiftDesign
Amidst all the conventional personalised gifts, this 3D handcrafted design with bright, colourful foliage immediately stood out. With intricate and beautifully layered details, you can stare and wonder at it for ages. It is a gorgeous accent piece for any wall space.
Sydney-based, ForASmileGiftDesign also has a few different variations, including this cactus-inspired design. Both designs are framed and come with a matching mini card for you to pen a special message.
Personalised Hand Stamped Jewellery
Custom made jewellery are beautiful name gifts for a special lady. Hand engraved necklaces made with love by Australian artisans add a lovely personal touch to your gift. Here are our top picks from talented local makers around Australia, delivering handcrafted personalised wearable art to your loved ones.
Personalised Gift Hampers & Packs
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Gift baskets are great for mums who have everything, or if you have no idea what to buy. Gift sets are usually filled with either consumables or practical items like skincare and body products. Personalised gift packs are even better as you can pick and choose what to include.
Who needs real flowers when the team at Edible Blooms have sweet edible creations! All their bouquets are made from gourmet high-quality chocolates and include a complimentary printed card that you can personalise with your own message. You can even customise the message on the ribbon, or add-on alcohol and other items to your bouquet.
They deliver Australia-wide and have bouquets from as low as $29. Afterpay is available on all their products so you can treat yourself or a loved one to something fancy.
Create your own bespoke gift box with LVLY
LVLY is an Australian gift company with trademarked gift designs, like their personalised glass flower jars. They also have a boutique selection of other goodies like cookies and beauty products you can add to the build-your-own gift set, available for delivery to most places in Australia.
Personalised L’Occitane Hamper by The Hamper Emporium
As Australia’s biggest gift companies offering luxury gourmet gift baskets, you can’t go wrong with The Hamper Emporium. Our top pick for the ladies is the Personalised L’Occitane Hamper, which is reasonably priced considering it is full of L’Occitane goodies, plus a beautiful personalised monogram keyring, in your choice of style (pictured above).
Build your own chocolate gift cube by Koko Black
Chocolate lovers, this one’s for you! Artisan chocolate store Koko Black now offers personalised gift cubes in which you can add up to four types of chocolates, beautifully presented in your choice of black or white Koko Black gift box.
Their mouthwatering choices include options like Leatherwood Honeycomb Dark and Velvety Marshmallow Milk. For something unique, try their Coffee Chatter Beans Dark, with roasted Kenyan coffee beans coated in Belgian dark chocolate.
Give a mum her daily fix of tea with T2’s beautiful pack of six teas. Personalise it to your taste, choosing from their exotic flavours like Crème Brulee, Mangoes and Cream, Turkish Apple and more.
Personalised Photo Gifts – Books, Cards & More
The Book of Everyone is a fascinating global company made up of artists, designers and photographers. They have a range of books that are personalised with funky artwork, quotes, fun facts and even real historical news based on a date of birth that you enter.
Every single page is different and exciting, and you can edit the text or even upload your own photos. The customisation options are plentiful so you are guaranteed a gift that is as unique as the person receiving it.
Custom mugs from Vistaprint
With an outstanding 4.7 stars rated by 1000+ customers, these personalised photo ceramic mugs from Vistaprint are clearly well-received.
What makes these mugs unique is the high level of customisation options. You can choose from 900+ beautiful templates or upload your own complete design as either a wraparound or a two-sided print.
On top of that, the handle and inside of the mug is available in eight colours, so you can colour coordinate it with your design.
(Below) Personalised photo albums and book designs from Photobook Australia
Photobook Australia is a one-stop-shop for everything you can think of adding your photos to. They have a massive gift range which includes wall stickers, kids growth charts, sticker sheets and more! They even have personalised clothing and bags.
They have a large collection of beautiful photo books template for every occassion, all of which can be personalised with your own text, images, type of cover, and paper stock.
Because the photo books come with 40 pages, it may take you a long time to customise each page. To save a project and design offline, you can download the free Photobook Australia app (available on both Apple and Android), so you can design on-the-go and upload the finish photo book for printing directly in-app.