Staff Picks - Gift Ideas for Mother's Day

We consider ourselves very lucky to have the talented and wonderful staff that we have. At the moment, all of our lovely staff are staying safe at home, when they would usually be getting excited about helping all of our customers find that perfect special something for everyone's mum this Mother's Day.

So, instead, we asked our staff to send us their picks of something lovely, that can easily be posted. 

Even at this strange time, our wonderful team are still dedicated to help you find that perfect gift for mum x


Name: Grace

Role at STFD: Sales Assistant

Product: Ashley & Co Waxed Perfume

Why would this make a good Mother’s Day present?
All mums seem to love candles! It’s also nice to gift something that can be used to relax during these crazy times.

Waxed Perfume is a candle, individually hand poured in New Zealand using 100% natural biodegradable wax and an unbleached cotton wick. 

Waxed perfume candles are also available in scents;
Bubbles & Polkadots, Blossom & Gilt, Parakeets & Pearls, Vine & Paisley, Once Upon A Time and Tui & Kahili.

Name: Alice

Role: Assistant Store Manager Wellington

Product: Oslo Planter & Hydrangea Ranger Seeds

Why would this make a good Mother’s Day present?
My mum loves her garden and the Oslo planter is a great way to bring the outdoors in and jazz up a space in her house.
I have had the wildflower seeds in the past and they are beautiful. It’s like a gift that keeps on giving – a long life bouquet you could say. Perfect for Mum!


Oslo planters are beautifully simple stoneware planters with a hole in base for drainage and a matching saucer.


Wildflowers are such wonderful additions to your garden. They are easy to grow. Simply plant on a weed free site and water. They will re-seed and grow all over again.

Name: Josie

Role at STFD:  Ponsonby Store Manager

Product: Ethique Saving Face SerumHydrangea Ranger gold hoop Rose agate drop earrings & Bennetts 60g Bar Sea Salt Dark

Why would this make a good Mother’s Day present?
I like to send New Zealand brands as gifts to my mum, they also have to be something that I can post as she lives in the UK. I like to send mum gifts that she can pamper herself with. Ethique is always a go to product for me because of the brand's sustainable and environmental values. Plus I use the products myself and know they are amazing. My mum is a bit of a magpie and a self-confessed chocoholic so I would also include a pair of Hydrangea Ranger earrings and a bar of Bennett's Mangawhai sea salt chocolate - Lovely NZ handmade gifts that support small businesses.

 

Name: Tash

Role at STFD: Sales Assistant in Newmarket store

Product: Ashley and Co Home Perfume

Why would this make a good Mother’s Day present?
The Ashley and Co home perfume is a great Mother’s Day present as it effortlessly picks up any room with its aromatic botanical smell. One of our most popular scents, and my personal favourite is Tui & Kahili. I bought my Mum one for her birthday last year and she absolutely loves it! To really boost the aroma around the house she uses her diffuser and the waxed perfume candle in the matching scent. The packaging of the product is very sleek and stylish, saving you time on the ever-daunting task of wrapping.
Name: Teresa

Role at STFD: Newmarket Store Manager

Product: Oak Laptop Table

Why would this make a good Mother’s Day present?
This beautifully made product is a timeless and a very versatile gift, whether for laptop or writing, putting your tea and snacks on, even using it when painting your nails! It’s for any age, mum or grandmum and is made from oak veneer and soft velvet cushioning, using a bean bag effect so it moulds perfectly to your lap! Use it in bed or while sitting on the sofa. Even take it with you on your weekend away! This product is exclusive to STFD stores in NZ, making this a very special gift!

She won't know how she lived without one!
Name: Sandra

Role at STFD: Takapuna Store Manager

Product: CaliWoods Copper Razor & the Ethique Coconut & Lime butter block

Why would this make a good Mother’s Day present?
The beautiful copper coloured safety razor comes with 5 razor blades. A stylish addition to mum's beauty routine. Also help mum do her part for the environment with the only waste being the blades which you can post back to Cali to be recycled. Add to this the Ethique Coconut & Lime butter block, with its yummy fragrance and buttery smooth texture, to help mum feel and smell amazing!!
Name: Anna

Role at STFD: Buyer – Home, Kids & Eco

Product: Ethique Face Sampler

Why would this make a good Mother’s Day present?
I think it’s always really nice to find gifts that are environmentally friendly and locally made. Ethique ticks both of those boxes, being plastic free and made in Christchurch. But as well as that, gifting your mum something to pamper herself with will make her feel special and loved. Each of the products in the Ethique face sampler pack are an absolute treat to use. The In Your Face cleanser lathers up in such a satisfying way and the face serum is dreamy. Your mum will get to try two different face cleansers, a scrub, a moisturiser and a serum. All without any plastic. The samples are shaped into little hearts, which makes this just the perfect gift for mum.

Each sample weighs between 6-14g giving you ample chance to try each product. The samples come in a chocolate box style package, which is 100% compostable.

Name: Katy

Role: Store manager

Product: A&Co Insink Dish Wash & A&Co Benchpress Bench Spray

Why would this make a good Mother’s Day present?
While my family and I are in our bubble I am finding myself in the kitchen a lot more than usual. As I have been cleaning up with my Ashley & Co Insink dish wash and Ashley & Co Bench-press surface cleaner, I know they are such a treat to use!
I think it would be a perfect gift for your mum on Mother’s Day.
The fragrance is divine, they are so effective without the use of harsh ingredients and they’re also natural and plant based.

Mum deserves the best xxx

Lotus Leaf & Lustre: Top notes of fresh Kaffir Lime, softened with caramel undertones and enveloped with the warm scent of spicy clove and cedarwood.
Both bottles are 500ml and are made right here in New Zealand!

Name:  Millie

Role at STFD: Sales Assistant at Christchurch Store

Product:  Holding Aces Gift Set

Why would this make a good Mother’s Day present?
Hand cream and lip balm are staples going into the cooler season, with these also being perfect for handbags or keeping in the car. Plus you save $10 buying these two products in this cute gift set as opposed to separately! This set comes in two scents with blossom & gilt being my all-time favourite!

Get in quick as there are not many of these sets left!

Name: Hannah Almond

Role at STFD: 2IC Ponsonby Store

Product: Tiger Tree Earrings and a Beauty Sleep Pillowcase

Why would this make a good Mother’s Day present?

Tiger Tree's unique Solar Earrings are by far the sweetest pair offered, in both Gold and Silver for ladies of all ages. They would make a gorgeous add on gift for any mother, sister or girlfriend for Mother’s Day! A quirky cute design with a touch of feminine that will look amazing with any outfit!  Even the un-pierced ears will be wanting these!

And the silk pillowcases make a perfect Mother’s Day gift that you will not find anywhere else, as these beauty’s are made by none other than Shut the Front Door themselves. These Silk Beauty Sleep Pillowcases are offered in four colours (Charcoal, White, Pink and Nude) not just made with any silk though! They are made with 100% pure Mulberry silk. Mulberry silk offers so many advantages for the skin as well as hair! Anti-crease whilst sleeping, anti-aging for the skin and anti-bed hair. 

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