My mother is a people person – a generous, loving, and creative person. Growing up, she was a little kooky, inviting me to own my eccentricity too.
As a single mum, she made up for material possessions in spades through unbridled imagination and pure kindness. It was the most content, creative childhood I could have asked for. Mum doesn’t know it, but she’s the life force behind Petite Maison. I’m simply paying it forward.
At Petite Maison, we are ALL about making mum’s life easier. It’s one of the reasons we designed the Table Tent concept – to give Mum uninterrupted coffee/bubbles/tea to herself. Because we KNOW you deserve it.
With that in mind, we made it our mission to curate the BEST Mother’s Day Gift Guide of all time, brimming with local artisans, ethical items, and sustainable wares that you’ll be dreaming of, and hopefully receiving, on Mother’s Day morning.
There’s no doubt in our minds, you’ve earned this. Without further ado, get clicking or forward this article to your kids or your partner. To follow are our most coveted pieces. This one’s for you, Mum.
1. YCL Jewels
YCL’s Astrologia collection is made with in 18k gold-fill. These divine pendants represent both your star sign and that of your child. Each necklace imprint is customisable, so Mum can wear her baby close to her heart at all times. YCL pieces are consciously crafted, cruelty-free, use minimal packaging and are made in limited runs.
If Mum is sustainably chic, then she will love an innovative accessory. Made with sustainable materials like straw and palm leaf, and handcrafted in Mexico and the Dominican Republic, Lack of Color is a winner.
This is the ultimate Mum bag, without looking like a baby bag – if you know what I mean. Big enough to throw in a small child if you need to (joking), each bag is carefully crafted in Australia, with meticulous quality so you know it’s going to endure Mum life. They’re the OG of neoprene bags, and the only place to store everything but the kitchen sink.
Kate, the founder of Petite Maison, received the thumbprint necklace for her 40th birthday and it’s a piece to treasure, love, and wear forever. With little Rosie’s exclusive thumbprint forever embedded close to her heart, this is every mother’s dream jewel brought to life. Handmade in Melbourne, these exquisite accessories are tailored by a small family business that cares deeply about connection, customisation, creativity, and character. It’s so much more than a piece of jewellery.
As a bonus, here is a Slow Down and Soften guided meditation as a gift from the one and only stillness guru, Georgia Rhodes. Hailing from the heavenly setting of the Byron Hinterland, let her soothing voice take you far, far away and back into your body at once.
I launched Petite Maison during early motherhood. Raising Rosie has been a blessing but motherhood can also take its toll.
Parenting comes with a good dose of worry that you can’t quite understand until you’re a parent yourself. The least we can do at Petite Maison is lessen the general state of worry with a splash of play and a double dose of joy.
The rise of technology means we and our children are constantly held in two realms. My mission is to bring our children back to the moment because mindful play has endless lifelong benefits for both you and your child.
Happy Mother’s Day! We hope that, above all, you get lots of cuddles, extraordinary artwork, and maybe even a homemade breakfast. You deserve it. With lots of love from the team at Petite Maison.