Central Coast Chronicle

Chronicle Counsel: Mother’s Day 2020




This Mother’s Day will be hard for so many of us. Unable to give our Mums a hug, or to see her face as she opens a gift or a card.

If you’re struggling with ideas for your Mum this Mother’s Day, we’ve got you covered with our gift guide.  We’ve worked hard to include as many Central Coast-based businesses as possible and have gift options from $8.00 upwards.  So whatever mum’s into and whatever your budget, we hope you’ll find a solution here!


For the Foodie Mum

Herbie’s Spices One Pot Wonder Spice Kit

From Herbie’s Spices – A Central Coast-based business


Sometimes we find ourselves without a pantry full of fresh vegetables, or without the inclination to use several pots and pans to put a meal together.  These One-Pot Wonders will save the day, and will become Mum’s new favourites in her repertoire!

One-Pot Wonders Spice Kit contains four spice blends;

  • Tagine Spice Blend
  • Tunisian Spice Blend
  • Italian Herbs
  • Curry Mix with Whole Seeds

With 7 delicious recipes to make;

  • Lamb Tagine with Dried Fruits
  • Moroccan Lamb Sausage Rolls
  • Cheesy Potato Casserole
  • Chicken Casserole
  • Spicy Pumpkin and Kumera Soup
  • Quick Curried Lentils
  • Mediterranean Bolognese

Plus extra recipes on the back of each pack

RRP $25.00 | Click here to purchase


A delicious selection of Teas 
From Emerald Tea Traders – a Central Coast-based business
This online tea emporium has such a selection, if you’re anything like me, you’ll get distracted and start “adding to cart” teas for yourself.
Their Immunity Boost (pictured) is a very beneficial herbal blend, with antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties which helps to increase white blood cells, fight infections, increases immune health, is high in antioxidants and helps to restore energy.

Echinacea, rosehip, yarrow, cinnamon, calendula flowers, orange peel and alfalfa.

RRP $15.50 for 100g |  Click here to purchase 



CLINQ Copper Stemless Champagne Flutes


Unique gifts for special occasions are hard to find – we know, we’ve looked. CLINQ’s copper champagne flutes make perfect keepsake gifts that give the blend of luxury and practicality you’ve been looking for. Imagine sipping bubbles from these chic flutes; they’re a gift to be treasured and we promise they’ll add sparkle to every celebration.

RRP $59.95 | Click here to purchase


Little Love Cookies Pack

From Little Love Cookies – a Central Coast-based business

Mothers Day Gift Boxes
Spoil your amazing mama this Mother’s Day with one of their beautiful cookie boxes. Each pack comes in a specially wrapped Mother’s Day box.

 RRP: Box of 4 – $18  | Box of 6 – $24

Pick up from Mardi on the NSW Central Coast

For the Eco-Conscious Mum

Sheridan reTHREAD Apron

Continuing their commitment to sustainability, the reTHREAD Apron from Sheridan is crafted from recycled cotton and recycled polyester fibres. Similar colours are grouped together at the fabric collection phase to ensure minimal dye use. The reTHREAD Apron is soft, durable and a must-have for the conscious cook.

RRP $39.99  | Click here to purchase


Aussie Bread Bags

From Aussie Bread Bags – a Central Coast-based business

Aussie Bread Bags are natural, durable and long-lasting – an essential for every household. The thick cotton (unlike plastic) allows for airflow, which not only prevents the bread from growing mould, but it also creates a barrier from any draughts that dry the bread. They’re also perfect for taking to the supermarket and using as bags for your veggies and fruits. The bags come in a variety of packs and sizes.
Starting from RRP $7.95 | To purchase click here

For the Mum that deserves to indulge in some self-care

Waratah Wheatbag

From Eunoia Acupuncture – a Central Coast-based business

Handmade in Australia by the talented Wheatbags Love, made of 100% natural cotton and organic wheat and lavender.

The Waratah wheatbag is super versatile as you can warm it in the microwave for a soothing heat pack or keep it in the freezer for the perfect cold pack. The youthful lavender scent within this wheatpack helps further dissipate any tension and can aid with sleep.


  • Free gift box included
  • Size: 44cm x 13cm
  • Please note print will vary from what’s pictured depending on how the fabric is cut.
Heat is an important element to the healing process of the body, both physically and psychologically. These wheatbags are not only beautiful to look at but provide much-needed results and support throughout any time of the year, especially with the cool winter months upon us. They assist with relaxation, muscle aches and pains and to provide warmth.
FREE delivery to those on the Central Coast
BIOLOGI BR ORGANIC ROSEHIP OIL – Made from 100% Rosehip Oil
From Biologi SkincareDelivering a potent synergy of organic actives required for skin health, Br is the most effective oil to use in conjunction with Biologi serums. Gentle enough to use on sensitised skin types but powerful enough to achieve maximum results, Br Rosehip Oil rejuvenates the skin just as it does the plant. Harnessing the pure power of Rosa canina, it promotes the skins internal hydration and protective processes to support healthy cellular turnover.

NOTE: Stay tuned to our blog for a review of the Rosehip Oil #kindlygifted #gifted


A Giftbox that gives back

From The Big Hug Box

A gift box for absolutely every Mum this Mother’s Day that will make sure she gets the biggest hug whilst supporting vital cancer research with free shipping to anywhere in Australia.

The Big Hug Box team knows that this Mothers Day there will be many Mums who will also be facing the challenges of a cancer diagnosis. The Big Hug Box is proud to donate 100% of its proceeds to their chosen beneficiary, Cure Cancer, who support our youngest and brightest cancer researchers.

Included in their gift box is:

Stunning Sterling Silver Bracelet with Hand Stamped “Mum” or their Signature “Big Hugs” – This absolutely beautiful keepsake is the perfect way to let Mum know that you are always with her. Each piece is unique and made of the absolute highest quality silver by Australian Small Business Mikah Hand Stamped Jewellery

Handmade Polished Concrete Trinket Bowl in Blush from Rough Idea Designs- The perfect way to help keep Mum’s most precious jewellery altogether is in this absolutely stunning trinket bowl.

100% Organic Bamboo Pillowcase from Ecosa Sleep- Let mum sleep on the softness of a 100% Bamboo Pillowcase this Mothers Day. Once you sleep on this gorgeous pillowcase once, we guarantee you will not go back!

Citrus and Peppermint Lip Balm – made locally in Newcastle by Little Blue Wren. It’s a blend of Citrus and Peppermint has been made with the highest quality “Young Living” Oils

Natural Deodorant from No Pong

50 gm Limited “Comfort” Blend by Mae Laine – A relaxing blend of Himalayan Salts, Epsom Salts, Essential Lavender oil and Botanical Lavender Buds. This blend is sure to help calm and relax the body.

Inspirational Quote Card –  Words have the ability to uplift the spirits of any person whose eyes fall upon them.

“You’re My Rock” Rose Quartz Gemstone from The Rox Box

Extra Large Pack of Ginger Biscuits from I Love Oma

Please note: To time the arrival of your gift box with Mothers Day, all boxes purchased will be shipped on Monday 27th March. Orders taken after this date can not be guaranteed to arrive by Mothers Day 10th May 2020.

RRP $125 | Click here to purchase 


Nue Bar artisan shampoo, conditioner, face and body bars

From Nue Bar

If the name Nue Bar sounds familiar, you may have seen them at your local market; they are a small Sydney based company that hand-makes beautiful, plastic packaging free, solid hair and body products. Their range includes shampoo bars, conditioner bars, face wash, hand/body wash, exfoliant bars and even a body moisturiser bar. They are Naturopathically formulated pH balanced, vegan, cruelty and palm oil-free.

Two NueBar shampoo bars (Normal and Dry/Damaged) and the Dry/Mature Face Wash Bar were recent recipients of international accolades. The shampoo bars were runners up in the “Best Zero-Waste Product” category and the Face Wash got an “Editor’s Choice Award” in The Beauty Shortlist Awards 2020.

For Mother’s Day NueBar have created some wonderful gift bundles that include 3 bars and a bamboo drainer all contained in a lovely gift sleeve for a gorgeous, luxurious and eco-friendly gift

RRP $66.51 | Click here to purchase 


BIOLOGI BL NOURISH LIP SERUM – Made from 100% Finger Lime 

From Biologi Skincare

Biologi BL Nourish Lip Serum is designed for the perfect pout. The potent serum containing the 100% active, organic and undiluted ingredient offers a powerhouse of antioxidants and phytonutrients known for their positive effects on the skin. It’s a great overnight treatment to get lips into their ultimate state, or used as a daily treatment when lips feel dry.

NOTE: Stay tuned to our blog for a review of the Lip Serum #kindlygifted #gifted

For the Mum who loves to be “Wowed”
Beautiful fashion accessories or a gift voucher for hair services
From Alira Hair a Central Coast-based business
Based at Hardy’s Bay, the salon – which is also home to a divine collection of clothing, shoes and accessories – has you covered this Mother’s Day. Why not buy mum a voucher to have her hair expertly done once she’s able to head back to the Salon?
Follow their Facebook page to find out hours leading up to Mother’s Day.
Various price points | Visit online here
A Posy with pizzaz! 
From The Posy Project a Central Coast-based business
The Posy Project have made it pretty easy for you to wow your Mum, Grandma, Mother in law, wifey (on behalf of the kids), or Queen like figure in your life with our popular “COLOUR POP” posies. All posies will be made using a stunning selection of colourful + seasonal flowers arranged in their signature “Posy style”.Select your size for contactless delivery to select Central Coast (NSW) suburbs*. You can also add any of our goodies to your floral order – a bottle of Tempus Two Prosecco (+$50) or Box of Lindt Chocolates (+$20) or perhaps spoil mum with both (+$70)Available Options:- Petite Posy $60 plus Delivery- Medium Posy $90 plus Delivery- Large Posy $120 plus DeliveryYou can add any of our goodies to your floral order – a bottle of Tempus Two Prosecco (+$50) or Box of Lindt Chocolates (+$20) or perhaps spoil mum with both (+$70).
Various price points | Click here to purchase
A divine set of earrings from JCREW exclusively at David Jones
From JCrew
Casino teardrop Earrings – they really do speak for themselves, perfect for that Zoom conference call when Mum needs to make a statement, or “date-night” in.
These earrings are made with colourful, faceted stones and are a fun, easy way to amp up any outfit.

RRP $79.95 | Click here to purchase





A Mother’s Day Wine & Floral Bouquet Pack
From Upstairs Wine & Poppy by Bethen Rose – Central Coast-based businesses
This Mother’s day Upstairs Wine will be offering a 3-pack of premium wines for an amazing discounted price of $60! (delivery included)
Included in the pack is their Palloncino Prosecco, From Sunday Rose and the Milla Pinot Noir. They’re presented beautifully in a gift box with twine and small gift tag ‘to mum, with love …’
For anyone who wants to add that extra special something to their gift, for an additional fee of only $40, Upstairs Wine has teamed up with Poppy by Bethen Rose to offer a beautiful bouquet of flowers to present with the wine gift box.
All orders for mothers day are to be in by COB Tuesday 5th May. Wine gift pack available nationwide, flower delivery only available Central Coast & Sydney.

RRP $60 | Click here to purchase



For the Mum that deserves a night off from cooking



If you’re looking for somewhere for take-away food for breakfast, brunch or dinner  we suggest scrolling our list of restaurants and cafes