The A-List: Ultimate Mother’s Day Gift Guide

The A-List: Ultimate Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Make 2016 the year you really let Mum know just how special she is. We have all your pampering, relaxing, and gift giving covered for this Mother’s Day.

Capture the Memories


Fujifilm Instax Wide 300 Lifestyle Fujifilm Instax Wide 300

Fujifilm’s Instax Wide 300 is perfect for Mum to capture every special moment.

Taking instant photos has never been easier. At the press of a button, the film pops out and the picture gradually appears.  Perfect for capturing precious moments in life and instantly having prints to pop into albums.

The 99mm wide film means fitting the whole family’s happy smiles into the picture is never a problem.

Features unique the Instax Wide 300 include a tripod socket, focal zoom dial, rear mounted LCD, and flash and brightness control.

RRP: $239.99

Stockists: The Instax Wide 300 is available at leading retailers nationwide.  For full stockist information, please visit;


Pamper Her


Sukin Detoxifying Clay Masque

To help give Mum a complexion a healthy glow, all she needs is Sukin Super Greens Detoxifying Facial Masque. It is a clay based masque infused with kale, spirulina and parsley to promote a clean, healthy and radiant complexion. Using fine Kaolin clay this masque will set on the skin while still leaving it supple and hydrated with a wonderful blend of oils.

RRP $20.50 – 100ml pot

Stockists: Available in Farmers, selected Pharmacies, Health and Organic stores.


Sukin Rose Hip Oil

Make Sukin Certified Organic ROSE HIP OIL part of Mum’s daily ritual and her complexion will thank you for it.

This celebrated wonder-product uses nothing but the best wild grown Chilean rosehip seeds, which are cold pressed using a solvent-free extraction process to retain the oil’s precious actives. And with no preservatives or deodorisation, the highest possible quality is maintained.

RRP: $24.50 25ml
Available in Farmers, selected Pharmacies, Health and Organic stores.


Nimue Vitamin C Moisture Mist

Nimue’s Vitamin C Moisture Mist is an invigorating and refreshing multi-functional facial spray.

Vitamin C is an essential antioxidant which helps to counteract the damaging effects of free radicals, boosts collagen production, reduces inflammation, and combats sun damage, pigmentation and age spots.

For a healthy and youthful glow.

RRP: $44.90

Stockists: Nimue is available at beauty salons and medi-clinics nationwide. For your nearest stockist call, 0800 144 562.


Dermalogica Body therapy Skin Kit

Give Mum the ultimate skincare pack this year.

Get all-over skin health benefits with the Dermalogica Body Therapy Kit. A comprehensive skin regime containing cleansing, exfoliating, and hydrating aromatherapeutic favourites for smoother, softer skin.

RRP: $75.00

Stockists: The Body Therapy Skin Kit is available at authorised Dermalogica® spa, salons and skin centres nationwide and at


Glam Up


Morgan Taylor PoRiwinkle Morgan Taylor TigressKnowsBest

Morgan Taylor have bridged the gap between film and beauty with their Kung Fu Panda range of professional nail lacquers. Free from Formaldehyde, Toluene, DBP, and animal cruelty – which is perfect for mothers and children who are fans of the Kung Fu Panda cast!

The most exclusive glimmering glitters, eye-dazzling metallics, never before shimmers, triple creamy crèmes, and boundary breaking hues, every colour as expressive as you are.

Shades Mum’s are likely to love include PoRiwinkle and Tigress Knows Best.

RRP: $18.95

Stockists: Morgan Taylor is available at beauty salons and pharmacies nationwide. For further information visit



Best Sellers Kit

Make sure Mum has her brows on Point with Billion Dollar Brows’ Best Sellers Kit; everything she’ll ever need in one handy lil’ packet!

  • Universal Brow Pencil: Billion Dollar Brows top seller – and for good reason too! Formulated to work with all skin tones and hair colours, this amazing eyebrow pencil goes on smoothly.  Water resistant (yet washing off easily), the Universal Brow Pencil is automatic, so is sharp and ready whenever you are!
  • Brow Duo Pencil; use this wee gem to highlight your brow bone to add gorgeous definition and warmth. Perfect on all skin tones, and ready for on-the-go touch ups, our Brow Duo Pencil also contains a handy universal concealer at the opposite end of the pencil.
  • Smudge Brush: This flat, synthetic brush is the ideal mate for blending the Brow Duo Pencil to perfection.
  • Brow Gel: Got those brows looking perfect? Lock in that look with BDB’s Brow Gel.  Giving long lasting perfectly in place brows all day long!

Best seller kit RRP: $70.00

Available now from specialist brow bars and beauty clinics throughout New Zealand, and also online at


Cailyn Extreme Matte - Exhibitionist Cailyn Extreme Matte - Expressionist

CAILYN Pure Lust Extreme Matte Tint creates a vivid explosion of colour on lips, meaning busy mums on-the-go can safely have fabulous lips all day, every day.

Cailyn’s unique infusion delivers a waterproof non-stick, longwearing, matte finish in just a single stroke. Stunning, vibrant lips have never been so easy to obtain! Available in 12 addicting shades with more coming.

Featured shades: Exhibitionist and Expressionist.

RRP: $36.00

Stockists: Cailyn products are available at beauty salons nationwide. Phone 0800 144 562 for your nearest retailer.


Blinc Shadow Fusion Palette

Blinc shadow fusion combines the best attributes of liquid, gel, powder and cream shadows into one Life Proof formula that delivers 9 benefits in 1 product. The palette includes 10 stunning shadows and a professional quality shade and blend duo brush.

Blinc’s innovative blend provides a luxurious shadow that glides on smooth, blends seamlessly and offers a velvety, highly pigmented finish that doesn’t fade, crease or smudge. Anti-aging ingredients treat the skin while filling in existing fine lines for silky smooth coverage. Mum will never have to worry about her crease smudging ever again as Blinc Shadow Fusion will only come off with a gentle makeup remover.

RRP: $89.00

Stockists: Available at beauty salons nationwide. Phone 0800 144 562 for your nearest retailer.

Make Memories with Food


Deco outside signage Deco David working hard in the kitchen

Give Mum the day off and treat her with an incredible meal at Deco Eatery. Whether it’s breakfast, lunch, or dinner Deco Eatery have the finest Turkish and Middle Easter inspired food in Auckland.

Lopdell House is an iconic location in Titirangi. The blonde wood and Mediterranean-blue tile set against the building’s original Spanish Mission architecture makes for a stunning backdrop to spoil Mum.

For additional information, a full menu, or to make a reservation visit: or call 09 817 2664

Lopdell House
418 Titirangi Road



If Mum has a bit of a sweet tooth, then Devonport Chocolates have her covered. Make the art of indulgence this Mother’s a truly scrumptious event. Created by the oldest handmade chocolatier company in New Zealand, these handcrafted premium chocolates and truffles are a sure way to impress.

Mother’s Day Classic Selection Box

Devonport Chocolates Assortment of 9

An assortment of 12 chocolates including creamy caramel, mango and passionfruit, mint melt and expresso (just to name a few). The red chrysanthemum in the pattern means love and of course chrysanthemums are also called ‘Mum’s’ for short.

RRP $37.90.


Delicious Chocolate Shoe

Devonport Chocolares Red Shoe

A stunning red stiletto shoe made with a 55% cocoa solids dark chocolate base, hand painted in vibrant red toned white chocolate. Each shoe comes packaged in its own gift box made from recycled card, tied with ribbon ready to give away to a lucky Mum.

RRP: $59.90


‘Give Mum a Chocolatey Smooch this Mother’s Day

Smooch Lollipops High Res

Pucker up with a Smooch chocolate lollipop to spoil mum with something sweet this Mother’s Day.

RRP $8.50


For the Love of Chocolate (book)

Devonport Chocolates - For the Love of Chocolate

From the owner of award-winning Devonport Chocolates comes a delicious little book that will really set your taste buds alight.

Author Stephanie Everitt shares her passion for chocolate and experience of making it and tasting it in this beautiful little book. There is also a selection of recipes for you to try and chocolate techniques for budding chocolatiers.

RRP: $24.99

Stockists: To order Devonport Chocolates online or for a nationwide list of retailers visit


Take Mum on a Picnic in the beautiful countryside

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The masterminds at Ghiotti have always known the power of a simple picnic and now they’ve created the perfect product to match – Ghiotti Festa Italiana.  Featuring a collection of authentic Italian delicacies, including Prosciutto Crudo, Coppa and Salame Milano in one convenient 85gram pack. The trio of cured deliciousness makes for picnic perfection served with a fresh baguette, Grana Padano Ghiotti cheese and Ghiotti’s signature Sicilian Green Olives.

GHIOTTI FESTA ITALIANA       RRP: $9.99 (85 grams)
GRANA PADANO GHIOTTI      RRP: $9.50 (150 grams)

Stockists:  Ghiotti Products are available at selected supermarkets, specialty food stores and deli’s nationwide.  For further stockist information please visit;


Little Island Coconut Drinking Milk

Little Island Coconut Drinking Milk

Treat Mum to a delicious smoothie in bed with Little Island Coconut Drinking Milk.

Little Island is a healthy dairy-free milk alternative everyone can enjoy. Produced right here in New Zealand, a newly formed strategic partnership with Ah Liki Trading in neighbouring Samoa will soon result in an organic and fair trade supply of high quality coconut cream for the Little Island range.

Little Island coconut milk is an honest beverage that celebrates the simplicity and freshness of the modest coconut.

RRP: $7.99 1L Chocolate Drinking Milk $5.99 1L Original Drinking Milk.

Stockists: Little Island is available at leading supermarkets and selected specialty food stores nationwide.


Little Island Ice Cream

Little Island Ice Creams

Spending Mother’s Day at the beach is always a good idea; an even better one is to enjoy a Little Island Ice Cream!

Little Island use coconut instead of dairy so all their products are naturally free from dairy, as well as gluten, nut and soy. Made from simple natural ingredients which are ethically sourced and produced, this summertime treat is practically guilt free. It doesn’t get any better than this! So sit back and enjoy the simple pleasure of the perfect ice cream on Mother’s Day.

Available in 5 delicious flavours: Vanilla Bean, Chocolate, Banana Bean, Mango, and Toasted Coconut Caramel.

RRP: $8.99 475ml
Little Island is available at all good supermarkets and specialty food stores nationwide.



Akarua Rosé

Akarua RUA Pinot Rose

To make the day extra special, it’s only fitting to serve an extra special wine!

Akarua Rua Pinot Rosé is a lively and deliciously refreshing wine, combining aromas of sweet red cherry, strawberries and red apple.  It is gorgeously coloured candy floss pink and on the palate is off dry with a hint of sweetness and loads of fresh red berry fruit flavours.  Created to be served lightly chilled and enjoyed as a young refreshing wine.

RRP:      $21.99


Akarua Rosé Brut NV

Akarua Rose Brut

If Mum likes her wine with a touch of bubbles, then you need look no further than Akarua’s Akarua Rosé Brut. A vibrant pink hue with fresh, gentle strawberry and spice aromas along with nutty and yeasty tones, Akarua Rosé Brut has a strong Pinot Noir influence with a lovely creamy mid palate carrying over to a long savoury brut finish.

This is a ‘wine of character’, blended from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes grown, hand-harvested and whole bunch-pressed  at Akarua’s estate in Bannockburn, Central Otago.

Akarua Rosé Brut NV should be popped anytime you have the opportunity to celebrate – especially on a day all about your Mother!

AKARUA ROSÉ BRUT NV:      $35.90

Stockists; Rosé Brut NV and RUA Pinot Rosé is available at leading restaurants, selected supermarkets, Glengarry and other fine wine retailers nationwide. Distributed by Hancocks Wine Spirit and Beer Merchants.  For further information, please visit;


Wrap It All Up

Fujifilm NZ Personalised Wrapping Paper

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Finally, wrap it all up with personalised wrapping paper thanks to FUJIFILM NZ.

Personalise Mother’s Day this year with FUJIFILM TransPix and create your own bespoke Mother’s Day wrapping paper.

Found exclusively at Harvey Normans, simply choose the photos you’d like to use as your wrapping paper – and just like that, Mum’s got her very own branded wrapping paper (which we promise she won’t want to rip open).

Stockists; Harvey Normans nationwide.

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