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Article: Mainie: The perfect Mother's Day gifts for the "I don't want anything" Mum

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Mainie: The perfect Mother's Day gifts for the "I don't want anything" Mum

Mainie Silk Scarves - The Perfect Gift for Mum

Mother’s Day is the perfect time to show our wonderful Mums how much we absolutely love and appreciate everything that they do for us.

And for some of us nowadays, Mother’s Day is not necessarily just a day to say thank you to our own mothers. It can also be an opportune time to reach out to the other important women in our lives, whether it be our mother-in-laws, step-mums, grandmothers, favourite aunts or even our much-loved friends who have always been there for us in both our best and worst of times.

Mother’s Day can sometimes present a challenge to find exactly the right gift for these special ladies as each has her own unique personality, interests and distinct tastes. 

From my personal experience, I know that there are many Mums like my own, who when asked what they want for Mother’s Day will almost invariably dismiss any notion of a gift with “Don’t get me anything.”

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Obviously, we are not going to let Mother’s Day pass without a heartfelt and tangible acknowledgement of our love and gratitude to the woman who gave us life, but it does leave us with the problem of selecting an appropriate personal gift that we can be sure will be appreciated and treasured.

Strangely enough, our “Don’t get me anything” Mums are usually the most generous and giving people themselves. They never forget a birthday or significant anniversary and they love to give gifts to their own families and friends.

“Don’t get me anything” Mums are generally thrifty and sensible people, who do not want to see their loved ones waste money on lavish and indulgent non-essential items. They almost certainly will not be impressed by luxury consumables like imported vintage French champagne or handmade Belgian chocolates. 

“Don’t get me anything” Mums are also often the ones who complain about the crass commercialisation of gift-giving holiday traditions and so naturally, they will have no qualms about chiding you for your extravagance if you send them a large and expensive floral arrangement for Mother’s Day.

“You spent a fortune on flowers so that I could watch them die!”

Jewellery is another Mother's Day gift option with the potential to disappoint. “Don’t get me anything” Mums typically avoid superfluous ornamentation and often wear only minimal jewellery.

My own mother wears the same pearl earrings every day. My siblings and I gave her a Pandora bracelet for a milestone birthday some years ago thinking it would be the ideal gift that we could add to year after year. Recently, when I noticed she was no longer wearing the bracelet, she confessed that she was fed up with the dangly bits snagging on her knitted cardigans. The Pandora bracelet now sits in a large jewellery case with her many other cast-aside, unwanted trinkets.      

“Don’t get me anything” Mums also usually prefer uncluttered simplicity when it comes to their living spaces, so high-priced silver photo frames, crystal vases and other carefully chosen knick-knacks will most likely be dismissed as dust collectors and end up tucked away in a cupboard, or even re-gifted to someone else.

Only a truly meaningful and useful gift can be guaranteed to warm the heart of a “Don’t get me anything” Mum.

At Mainie, we have a beautiful range of silk scarves that we are sure will delight the special lady in your life.

Every Mainie is an exquisite wearable art piece that is destined to become a lasting heirloom. It will be loved and cherished forever.

Our stunning silk chiffon scarves feature authentic Aboriginal Dreamtime designs that have been ethically acquired under licence from Aboriginal owned art centres located on the traditional homelands of the artists. Royalties from every Mainie sale are paid to the Aboriginal artists and their families.

Each Mainie scarf is gift boxed and includes information about the Aboriginal woman artist and the provenance of the original artwork design.

The epitome of timeless elegance, lovingly hand-made, lightweight and economical to post, a Mainie silk scarf is truly the perfect gift for Mum.

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The Mainie brand is founded on a strong commitment to support the empowerment of Aboriginal women living in isolated and disadvantaged communities in Central Australia.

Every Mainie sold gives back to the Aboriginal woman artist who created the original design, to elevate and empower her, her family and her community.

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