Mother’s Day Mayhem! Last-minute gifts to melt Mum’s heart

Been planning your Mother’s Day? Got the flowers, the lunch booking…

No? Don’t worry – I’ve got you covered! Here are some great ideas that will make Mum believe you planned every minute.

Happy Mother’s Day!

Wake her up in style with Moccona & Peter Alexander

Trust me, there’s not a mum out there who doesn’t want to start her day looking stylish while drinking a good coffee! Moccona has partnered with sleepwear designer Peter Alexander to create four gorgeous limited edition designs for its iconic 200g Moccona Classic Medium Roast & Moccona Classic Dark Roast jars. The collection features four beautiful motifs, all of which are printed on the glass so that once the coffee has been enjoyed, the jars can be upcycled for use around the house. They’re perfect for displaying flowers, sugar cubes, cosmetics, sweets, stationery, or make-up brushes – Mum can reuse the glass and think of you every time she uses it!

Each of the designs is different: Floral Garden is flirty and fun, Penny Stripe is a must-have for dog lovers, I Heart Cupcakes for the sweet tooths and Love Lace for the romantics. Plus, Peter Alexander is donating the New Zealand proceeds he is making from this collaboration to a New Zealand charity close to his heart – Paw Justice.

The limited edition Moccona x Peter Alexander jars are available in supermarkets nationwide from May, RRP $20.99. Subject to availability, while stocks last.

 She is beautiful, in every Essano way…

You know all that chopping, cleaning and cooking she does? She does it because she adores you – but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t deserve a bit of a beauty treat. Essano, New Zealand’s best-selling natural skincare brand, has a gorgeous range of natural and certified organic products. Mum will be truly pampered with a range of beautiful skin, hair, body and home fragrance products.  Using only the best plant based, botanical ingredients and fragrances and made right here in New Zealand, Essano delivers the Essence of Nature for Mum on her special day.  Available from New World stores nationwide.


Give her the gift of inspiration

Now some might say that this is cheeky – after all, you’re giving her a book from which you’ re going to benefit! But Gennaro Contaldo’s latest book, Gennaro’s Fast Cook Italian, is also giving her the gift of time – because all these recipes are ready in 40 minutes or less. Gennaro is well known for being the legendary Italian chef who taught Jamie Oliver all he knows about Italian cooking, but you don’t have to be a great chef to be able to cook the recipes in this lovely hardback cookbook. In fact, you could even offer to pick a recipe and cook it for her on Sunday…

Hell yeah – pizza!

 On Friday 11 and Saturday 12 May, HELL customers will receive a Mother’s Day card and unique champagne and roses flavoured lollipop for every double pizza that they buy. Once the lollipop has been finished, it can be planted in a pot or outside where it will grow into a rose bush, making it a gift that will keep on giving for many years to come.

Inside the Mother’s Day card, there are blank spaces that can be filled in, making it even simpler for the sender to share the love. Options include ‘thank you for all the…’ and ‘sorry for that time I…’

Cute, don’t you think? For more information on HELL and a full menu, visit

Say ‘I love you’ with a rich red

At the end of the day, relaxing with a really good glass of wine can be a very special moment for Mum – often, because she’s worked really hard for you.

To show your mum just how much you appreciate her this Mother’s Day give something to your Mum (or the Mum-like figure in your life) that she’ll appreciate more with age too! Sacred Hill’s 2017 Reserve Merlot Cabernet is a delightful drop to enjoy today and will develop beautiful richness with cellaring – so you can put it away to bring out on Mother’s Day in a few years’ time, and be reminded of just how much richer you are with her in your life. RRP $24.99, from selected supermarkets and wine stores.



Splash out on the gift that keeps giving with Nespresso Lattissima One

Whether it’s an intense black espresso or a creamy cappuccino, Nespresso’s new Lattissima One machine by De’Longhi makes it easy to indulge in your favourite coffee.

Specially designed for a single serving, the new machine is compact, convenient and extremely easy to use.

Featuring Nespresso’s innovative coffee extraction technology, the Lattissima One – when paired with one of Nespresso’s 24 quality and unique coffees – offers a quick and delicious Cappuccino or Latte Macchiato to savour each and every morning in the comfort of your own home.

Simply fill the milk container, press the button and the machine will steam and froth the fresh milk directly into your cup. Even better, the machine will always use the total quantity of milk in the container so there’s no wastage.

Cleaning the machine is also simple as the milk container can go straight in the dishwasher.

The Lattissima One machine has a modern mix of gloss and matte finishes and is available in two stylish colours, Silky White or Mocha Brown. The machine also comes equipped with:

  • 1 single button to prepare your favourite coffee and milk drinks
  • 2 programmable coffee selections to prepare an Espresso or Lungo
  • Compact size
  • LED alerts (descaling and clean)
  • Fast heat up time (25 seconds)
  • Low energy mode after nine minutes of non-use

Relaxing in a moment of milk luxury is now just the touch of a button away. What could be simpler?

The new Nespresso Lattissima One machine is available now at Nespresso boutiques, online at and leading electrical retailers nationwide priced at RRP$449.