Best Gifts for Mum’s Birthday: Top 10 Last Minute Gift Ideas


What are the best gifts for Mum’s Birthday? And what can you get her at the last minute?

Some of us wait until the last minute to buy our Mum’s a present for her birthday. Then we find ourselves in a panic about what to get her, and where to find it in a hurry. (Published in May 2017 and updated in July 2018).

  • Can’t decide what to get MUM for her birthday, anniversary or celebration?
  • Need a last minute gift or something special that you know she’ll love?
  • This is the blog for you!

Do you need some great gift ideas for your Mum or Mother-In-Law – in a really big hurry?

  • Great last-minute gift ideas for Mums and Mother-In-Laws can come in handy.
  • Here’s our GUIDE to some great last-minute gift ideas your Mum will surely love.
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Best Gifts to buy your Mum or Mother-In-Law for Birthdays or Other Special Occasions

  • Are you stuck on what to buy your Mum for her birthday (or Mother’s Day, Wedding Anniversary, or a Holiday)?
  • Or are you needing a THANK YOU GIFT for your MUM for watching your children for you when you were recovering from Plastic Surgery?
  • Check out our top gift ideas that are guaranteed to make your Mum’s day on that special occasion.

We have included something for every TYPE of Mum – from those who love sport & fitness, to the fashion savvy, or foodie who loves to cook.

There is even an option for those of you who may have left their gift-buying to the very last minute with a same-day delivery option (depending on where you live) that is sure to get you out of trouble.

But if you’re in a HUGE hurry to buy a last-minute gift for your Mother, go the GIFT VOUCHER ROUTE – you can pick up a voucher in Hawthorn East during Clinic Hours.

Of course, you can’t go past our Melbourne Clinic’s Signature FACIALS and pampering Gift Vouchers (click here for Monthly specials on Facials and Skin Care products). Or you can buy her an OBAGI skin care kit or other fantastic skin care ranges for all different types of skin.

Stuck on what to get your MUM or Mother-In-Law for her Birthday?

Try a Healite II Facial – one of the best relaxing gifts a Mum could wish for!

Phone (03) 8849 1444 and ask for a Facial Gift Voucher for Coco Ruby Skin & Anti-Ageing in Melbourne (Hawthorn East).

Or SHOP for our Cosmeceutical Products and Mineral Makeup Range online (you can request that we ship them directly to her)!

Birthday Gifts for Moms, Mums and Mother-In-Laws To Be

Let’s kick this list off with a gift that is a must-have for many of the busy Mums out there.


Kikki K Leather Personal Planner OR a Healite II Facial Voucher

For a Mum always on the go or who just loves to be organised. This Leather Personal Planner can be personalised to suit your Mum’s needs, whether it be for work or to just to keep track of her day-to-day activities. Available in a variety of colours and with a range of refillable sheets & sticker inserts, this is the perfect diary and planner to last your Mum a lifetime.

To add that extra personal touch, there is the option to have the cover monogrammed with your Mum’s Initials.

Purchase Here:


OPTION: Healite II Signature FACIAL

Low Level Light Therapy (the award winning Healite II technology) is both effective AND relaxing….combined with a deep cleansing facial and/or enzyme peel, there are options to suit most skin types.  Perfect for a BUSY MUM who needs more time to herself AND who wants refreshed looking skin.

Phone (03) 8849 1444 to arrange for a Gift Voucher or schedule her an appointment with our leading Facials Team and Skin Care Experts – the talented Coco Ruby Dermal Therapists in Melbourne.


LVLY Flower & Gift Delivery – Flowers for Mum (always a last minute gift option)

For those people who may have left their gift-buying to the last minute, LVLY could be the perfect option. LVLY offer fully customisable Flower & Gift Packs that are delivered on the same day they are ordered (if ordered before 1 pm).  Order online, then sit back and relax knowing the perfect gift for your Mum is on it’s way.

You can send an array of beautiful blooms on their own or choose to customise your gift by adding hand crafted candles, artisan chocolate, cosmetic scrubs, lotions & creams, plants or even alcohol.

Check out the range of gifts available for delivery here:


EyEnvy Conditioner

Who doesn’t want longer, thicker eyelashes without having to resort to extensions or fake lashes? EyEnvy Conditioner has a unique, breakthrough formula that promises to improves the length, volume and thickness of your eyelashes and eyebrows.

  • This product is dermatologist and ophthalmologist tested and has been clinically proven to improve the length and density of natural lashes, with visible results in only 4-6 weeks.
  • This is the perfect gift for a Mum who likes to keep up with the latest cosmetic technology & trends, with long, thick lashes being the envy of women across the country.

We stock EyEnvy at our Coco Ruby Skin & Anti-Ageing Clinic.

Contact us to purchase: (03) 8849 1400 or visit our ONLINE SKINCARE PRODUCT STORE.


“TDE” Personalised Travel Wallet

Does your Mum love to travel? A personalised travel wallet from The Daily Edited (TDE) is a great idea to gift a jet-setter. The travel wallet comes in a variety of colours and contains pockets for a boarding pass, card slots and a detachable passport holder.

The Travel Wallet has an exterior of 100% saffiano leather, with a smooth leather lining so you know it is built to last. The Daily Edited offers personalised monogramming on all of their products which is included in the total price, so you can add the perfect personal touch to your gift.

Purchase here and check out their range of personalised leather accessories & stationery items:


Glasshouse Limited Edition Florence Candle

Who doesn’t love a beautifully scented candle? It really is the perfect item to gift on it’s own or if you are looking to add an extra something to your present for Mum.

Glasshouse has an impressive array of scented candles, diffusers, lotions & soap, with their top selling soy candles well known for their generous burn time of up to 80 hours, their strong scent and modern stylish appearance.

The good news is that Glasshouse is stocked in most major department stores, gift shops, pharmacies and florists, so you won’t have to look too far if one of their candles is a good fit for your Mum.

WE ALSO sell lovely scented CANDLES at Coco Ruby, so if you live close by, drop in and pick up our lovely scented candles and a gift voucher for a Healite II Facial (or a gift voucher in any amount you choose). Phone today on (03) 8849 1444.

Otherwise, for Glasshouse, check out the full range of Glasshouse Candles & their stockists here:


Michael Kors Crosby Activity Tracker

Is your Mum always on the run, fitness conscious or always wanted to live a more active lifestyle? Fitness Trackers have been the go-to tech product for those concerned about their health and fitness levels, although unfortunately most products on the market are bulky and unattractive.

The Michael Kors Ladies Crosby Activity Tracker however combines fitness and style with their modern, minimalist bracelet design available in a variety of subtle colour schemes. The Tracker is simplistic in nature, with a battery that does not require charging and bluetooth technology to link to a smartphone. Your Mum can track her activity & sleep levels, control her phone camera and play music from her wrist.

The Activity Tracker is stocked in a number of electronic & fashion retail stores, simply have a search online.


Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer

If you have some extra cash to splash, the Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer should be one of the first items on your list.

The new technology by Dyson has been a massive hit since its release last year, offering a long list of benefits including heat damage prevention, faster drying times, focused air styling concentration and static reduction to name a few.

The Supersonic comes in at around $500 so it is no small buy but if the raving reviews are anything to go by, it is worth the money.

Learn more about the Supersonic and where it is stocked here:


Giorgio Armani Si Gift Set

Every woman loves perfume and if you are looking for a subtle, elegant scent for your Mum then Giorgio Armani’s Si EDP is a great choice.

The perfume is the perfect gift on it’s own or can be purchased in the above Gift Set which includes a 50 ml or 100 ml fragrance with a shower gel and body lotion conveniently packed for you in a beautiful box.

Click here to purchase:


I Love you Mum Pana Chocolate Gift Pack

When in doubt, chocolate is almost always the answer, and there is no need for any post-chocolate guilt with Pana Chocolate’s health-conscious, raw  ingredients.

This beautifully presented gift pack especially for all those Mums out there is a great addition to your Birthday, Christmas or Mother’s Day gift list, including a taste of Pana’s top-selling flavours including Coconut & Goji Berry, Mint, Rose & Raw Cacao.

Pana Chocolate has stockists across Australia or you can order online for convenience.

Purchase or find a stockist here:


Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals Cook Book

And finally, for a Mum that loves to cook but is always running low on time there is Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals Cook Book.

The Book pushes the concept of fast, everyday food to a new level, with no compromise on flavour. All cuisines are covered in this simple and easy to follow book from internationally acclaimed chef, Jamie Oliver.

If your Mum spend a lot of time in the kitchen and is always looking for new, simple recipes for everyday lunches and dinners, this book is sure to be a hit!

You can purchase Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals from most reputable online or retail book stores.

Still stuck on what to buy Mum for her birthday?

We offer personalised Gift Vouchers that can be redeemed on all of our skin treatments and top Cosmeceutical Products.

If your Mum loves to be pampered but you’re not quite sure what treatment she would like most, a pampering Facial Gift Voucher from Coco Ruby is the perfect present.

Pampering Facials and other Skin treatments your Mum or Mother-in-law may enjoy include:

After a thorough skin consultation from one of our Dermal Clinicians, a skin care regime for your Mum can be prescribed from our range of top Cosmeceutical Products, including:

Our Dermal Clinicians will customise an ongoing skin care regime to treat your Mum’s skin concerns – a gift that will keep on giving!

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Call our team on (03) 8849 1432 to organise a Pampering Facial Gift Voucher in Melbourne today.

And that’s a wrap on our 10 Best Gift Ideas for Mum for her birthday, Christmas, Graduation, Mother’s Day or any time of year.

We’ve searched far and wide to bring you gift options for every type of Mum and even ideas for those who have left their gift buying to the very last minute.

And happy Birthday to all the incredible Mums, Mother-In-Laws and Grandmothers out there.

If you need a last minute gift for your daughter or daughter-in-law, we’ve got you covered.

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