Designer Steph on buying for a mum who’s all about giving to others.

A bookworm’s Mother’s Day wish list

hardtofinder Steph and her mum, Judy

My mum Judy, is classic and traditional in her ways. House-proud and a skilled cook, she can be quite difficult to buy for. She isn’t the type to want things for herself and her Christmas list usually consists of household appliances that need updating, or something for the kitchen. If mum does choose something she really wants, it will always be practical. A new watch, glasses case, doorknobs… see what I mean?! So sometimes it’s nice to spoil her with a beautiful necklace or something unexpected. She will always be delighted… or so I’m lead to believe!

The Facts

MY MUM TAUGHT ME good manners (believe it or not), how to sew, and the correct pronunciation of ‘nude’.

MY MUM LOVES
 coffee, reading and arguing the point.

MUM IS REALLY GOOD AT
 cooking. (I think) I’ve learnt a lot from her skills with a wooden spoon.

Word on my mother

Well, being a mum is what Jude does best in life. Though her talents stretch much farther than this. She’s a fabulous cook and definitely a ‘foodie’ and coffee connoisseur at heart. Local hipster cafés always know her name and coffee order by heart (skim cap no choc pls)! Her addiction to warm beverages goes hand-in-hand with her love of reading – she’ll sit down in a cosy armchair for hours and read a whole book cover to cover! Aside from books, cosy pillows and mugs are always a safe option for her b’day and Mother’s Day.

Gifts that would make Judy’s day

Hint hint, Steph: “I love a watch that feels fashionable but is practical for the older woman. I can read the dial on this one!”

Judy's stylish gift picks. (Tim Tam slam optional but recommended.)
Judy’s stylish gift picks. (Tim Tam slam optional but recommended.)
  1. Camenae short necklace, $58
  2. Iconic biscuit cup and saucer, $40
  3. Ernest Hemingway quote print, $57 (ships from the UK, so will be a belated gift)
  4. Visible watch in red, $49
  5. Hand-loomed alpaca throw, $485
  6. Yalta floor lamp, $551
  7. Mekong resin ring, $31.50
  8. Madison hobo bag in mocha, $299
  9. Horseshoe coin purse, $119
  10. Tea towels (set of 2), $29

For more great Mother’s Day finds, shop our Mother’s Day collection here.

Hardtofind is Australia’s leading online curated marketplace for gifts, fashion and homewares.