Surprise Mum with something different this Mother's Day

​Not sure how to spoil mum this year? Here are some thoughtful ideas to up the surprise factor!

1. Message Me

Say no to Snapchat, Instagram and Twitter this Mother's Day with a handcrafted message board. The boards come with 96 interchangeable letters and numbers in a range of timbers. From $450. floralandhardie.com

2. Best Bottle

The smooth lip of these glass water bottles, and their unique lid, took clever Sydney mum Tamara Keniry​ 18 months of intensive R&D.  Their silicone sleeves help stop the bottles from breaking. $34.95. purefree.com.au

3. Pinny Chic

Mum can stay stylish – and clean – in the kitchen with this fab-looking apron, from superstar textile designer Beci Orpin. $29.95. arrohome.com

4. Colour Pop

White china gets so boring after a while! Add some colour to the Mother's Day table with these gorgeous pieces. Egg cup, $32; mug $40; butterdish, $179; and jug $89. robertburtonshop.com

5. Well Catered

The more sophisticated version of breakfast in bed, is a sleep-in followed by brunch delivered to the door. In Sydney, Gastronomy's French toast fingers with fresh fig and cinnamon, mini lemon meringue tartlets and tiny spinach and parmesan quiche (pictured here) are hard to beat. gastronomy.com.au. For similar delicious offerings in Melbourne try Who Is Tommy Collins. tommycollins.com.au

6. Retro Hit

Mums who love old-school cool, will love SMEG's new range of small appliances, including this stand mixer, $799. Smeg.com.au

7. Vase For Good

Turn any empty bottle into a pretty vase with this genius paper "skin". Dutch designer Pepe Heykoop, has the vase covers made by the Mumbai-based Tiny Miracles Foundation, which aims to give people the skills they need to break the poverty cycle. $30. designforuse.com.au

8. Say it with Chocolate

The fail-safe gift option for any sweet tooth. Thankfully the chocolate is as good as the packaging is stylish. 

For more gifts to surprise mum, visit goodfood.com.au