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    Mother's Day Gift Guide

    Mother’s Day is coming up, and there’s no better way to thank your mum and maternal figures in your life with a new bag from Strand. Whether she likes to collect different bag styles or prefers a specific brand, this article is the perfect gift guide for six different types of women in your life. Here are our recommendations for how to spoil her and show her how much she means to you.

    When is Mother's Day?

    Mother’s Day is the perfect time to celebrate the mothers and mum-like figures, carers and mentors who have impacted and inspired us for the better. In 2024, Mother’s Day in Australia falls on Sunday 12th of May. Before the day arrives, it’s essential to choose a gift that you think your mum, grandmother, aunt or any other special woman would love and appreciate.

    How to Choose a Mother's Day Gift?

    Choosing a Mother’s Day gift is a wonderful opportunity to show the mother figures in your life how much they mean to you. Select a gift that she'll cherish and enjoy.

    1. Choose Something She'll Likely Use Daily

    One of the most thoughtful approaches to selecting a Mother's Day gift is to choose something that she'll likely use on a daily basis. This can also serve as a constant reminder of your appreciation and love for her, for instance, a high-quality, versatile bag that she can use when running errands and heading to work. This bag can make her everyday tasks more enjoyable.

    2. Choose a Gift that Will Suit Her Style or Favourite Colour

    A gift that suits her personal style or incorporates her favourite colour shows that you've put thought into her preferences and individuality. Consider her usual fashion choices. Is she more classic and elegant, or prefer a bold and contemporary look? Does she have a colour that she wears often or has expressed a particular fondness for? Choose a bag that aligns with her taste. This will make her feel seen and understood.

    3. Gift Her a Bag for Her Next Holiday

    If the special woman in your life loves to travel or has a trip coming up, give her a bag that she can bring on her next trip. Look for options that are lightweight and durable, with features that cater to travel needs, such as multiple compartments for organisation, secure closures, and perhaps even a stylish look that can transition from day to night. This bag will not only add to her excitement about her upcoming adventures but also demonstrate your support for her interests and hobbies.

    What to Get Her this Mother's Day?

    While there’s a range of unique and special gifts you can choose for her this Mother’s Day, nothing says “I love you” quite like a new bag. Here are six different types of women and the bags we’d recommend gifting this Mother’s Day.

    1. The Outdoor Adventurer

    We all know a mum or aunty who loves the outdoors - constantly on hikes, exploring new places and towns and always making the most of good weather. If you have an athletic mum who’s always out and about, this Mother’s Day is the perfect time to spoil her with a new crossbody or bum bag.


    These bags are the perfect on-the-go option for mums who never stop moving. A crossbody bag, like our leather Evity crossbody styles or a lightweight Nere vanity case, is the quintessential go-to option for mums who need to sprint out the door but want to look chic while doing it.

    2. The Collector

    The collector is the woman who enjoys a wide selection of bag options when choosing her outfit. She has spent countless hours curating and refining her favourites; whether she has a capsule bag collection or a much larger range, every style and design has its place. Add to her collection with a bag made from high-quality materials like leather.


    Ranging from crossbody bags from Evity and multi-compartment totes to embossed Guess handle bags for nights out on the town, these luxe and well-crafted handbags are a must-have for every woman looking to enhance her collection. For extra sparkle, look for bags with quality features like stitching, metal detailing and hardware.

    3. The Fashionista

    Whether it’s the latest trend or the go-to style of the month, the fashionista mum knows what’s up - who and what is trending, what looks are in and which brands are hot. Give her the branded bag of her dreams with a handbag or travel bag from one of our many signature brands. From Guess to Colorado, Steve Madden and Calvin Klein, our brands make a fashion statement whenever worn. Select a trending style like the infamous Y2K mini bag or chic handle bag from our iconic brands to show her how much you care.

    4. The Traveller

    The traveller mum is the woman who is always heading out of town, whether going away for business or work or simply heading away for a girl's trip and a little R&R. Wherever she’s off to, she needs a sturdy suitcase or carry-on to get there. This Mother’s Day, keep her travel bug alive with a brand-new travel bag, from an iconic Samsonite hard suitcase to a classic Antler style. Don’t forget to kit her up with a range of travel accessories, from a new make-up case to packing cubes and more.

    5. The Minimalist

    For the minimalist, who cherishes simplicity and elegance in every aspect of her life, a beautifully designed minimalistic tote bag is the perfect Mother's Day gift. Choose a high-quality leather bag that boasts a sleek, understated design, versatile enough to be her go-to accessory for a multitude of occasions, from a day at the office to a casual weekend outing. This choice not only complements her minimalistic aesthetic but also offers her a practical, stylish piece that she can rely on day after day.

    6. The Woman That Has Everything

    When Mother’s Day comes around, it can feel like there is an endless array of options to choose from – and your mum or loved one may be used to being spoiled. If you’re not sure what to get her this year, why not give her the gift of choice with a Strand gift card?


    Our gift cards offer her the flexibility to choose their perfect bag across fashion and travel. Whether she likes to shop in-store or online, our e-gift cards are redeemable for both and are valid for up to three years. You can also customise the message, so when she opens her email on Mother’s Day she sees a sweet personal note from you.



    This Mother’s Day, show her how you care with a new bag from Strand. Discover the latest styles, iconic looks and durable options from our Mother's Day gift guide.