Mother's Day will be here before we know it (Sunday 10 May!) and this year with self-isolation and social distancing some of us won't get to see our mums and some of us are seeing a little too much of our mums 😂💙 Whatever your situation, all mums deserve a little extra spoiling!
So in addition to the beautiful brands we have available here at Indigo Bay (check out our curated gifts here!), we have put together a list of small Australian brands, many based here on the Sunshine Coast. Their products are either handmade or designed by the owner and all would make any mum happy. Just click on the business names to visit the websites!
A local Sunshine Coast brand La Lune Collective handmake all of their pieces using 100% recycled Australian sterling silver. They also use recycled materials for packaging and business cards. As with all handmade, it is imperfectly perfect (or is it perfectly imperfect 🤷♀️🤔) with no two pieces ever the same.
Check out the gorgeous Arch Ring and give mum a rainbow she can wear all the time 🌈
Any beach loving mum would love these Ocean Bliss Earrings
Based in the Noosa Hinterland, the super talented Cath from Noosa Collective handmakes a beautiful range of jewellery that includes your precious memories. Sand from a beach that has meaning to you, ashes from a loved one (fur babies too), crystals, flower petals or soil from a special place. Have a piece custom made or buy a gorgeous premade piece like the earrings above.
We loved this Floral Moon Necklace
Full-time traveller, creator, maker, designer, Claire from Elidi Wild makes beautiful delicate jewellery any mum would love. Each piece contains tiny flowers, some with flecks of gold or silver, encased in resin.
Bath and Body
This beautiful brand was started as a way to slow down, to escape stress and to overcome overwhelm. Owner Margo has built a beautiful eco brand handmaking a range of bath cookies and minerals. A lot of thought has gone into the design of the packaging with reusable jars and paper that dissolves in the water along with your cookie!
Check out the Nurture Bath Cookies!
Launched in January 2019 Goddess Natural Perfume is a brand that promotes self love, self belief and compassion. Based in the Huon Valley in Tasmania, the perfumes are hand blended using 97% certified organic products.
We'd love to try the Citrus Blend!
Tea and Coffee
Naturopath Misha blends each batch of organic herbal teas by hand in her Sunshine Coast studio. This is a brand that encourages you to pause, reflect and connect - to yourself, to the earth and to each other. Using eco-friendly packaging and encouraging reuse, Heart Therapeutics is another example of a small business supporting slow and working towards a better world.
Never receive a wrong coffee order again! Local Noosa business, Coffee Cuff, make, well, a cuff for your reusable coffee cup that can include your name and your coffee order! Never forget to tell the barista that you don't want froth (that would be me - I do get some strange looks when asking for no froth!), or stumble over your order when you have morning brain!
The gorgeous coastal colours of the Ocean Candle!
Based on the Sunshine Coast, this talented creative makes candles, room diffusers and woven wall hangings made from recycled sari silk. Promoting a more mindful way of consuming and aiming to reduce their environmental impact, Salt Trading Co vessels are handmade (in Byron Bay) and once you've finished burning your candle you can reuse it as a mug or bowl.
Beautiful photography prints reminding you to slow down, regain hope and feel gratitude for life. Printed on 100% recycled alternative fibres paper and using organic based non-toxic inks and solar power, Curator of the Sun strongly believe in conscious living and building a sustainable brand.
It was very hard to choose just one print, but check out Glistening Ocean above.
I've been following along Little Cocoa for a while now and they are totally droolworthy. Artisan handmade chocolates that look divine and the flavours sound delicious - blackcurrant gelée, raspberry and white to name a couple - these are next level chocolates!
Gold Coast based, the great news is that they are still open for online orders, so you can keep mum happy with a chocolate stash!
Based in Noosa Loove Sugar make Brazilian food and their Instagram feed is filled with delicious looking treats. Check out the brigadeiro (image above)!
Girl Friday Planner is a brand new Sunshine Coast-based brand that is all about organisation. The planners are gorgeous colours, undated so you can start at any time and owner and designer Chloe has thought of everything you could possibly need to keep yourself on track to reach your goals.
Being cooped up inside for much of the time, this is the perfect opportunity to start recording your stories (I know, I know, mums definitely do NOT have more time at the moment....but a few lines before bed works!). The story of how you met, writing for your children, or getting organised and using one of the life planners. The journals are all high quality, made using ethically sourced materials and best of all? Delivery is free!!!
Clothing and Accessories
A brand with an attitude based in Hervey Bay, these t-shirts are fun and a little different to the other slogan t-shirts out there. I have a 'Holy Meow' t-shirt and I love it!
The Rosette Mule in Rose Leather is gorgeous, but then, so are all the other colours!
Beautiful shoes handmade in Noosa - can you believe it? Woven Palm create the most amazing shoes that are on my wishlist and I'm sure there are lots of mums out there who would love you for at least a week 🤣 if you gave her a pair of these for mother's day!
Based in Brisbane Bon Maxie has a range of 'non-ugly accessory storage and organisationy things' all designed by owner Claire. Earring and accessory organisers, makeup storage, wallets, handbags, pouches - all things to make mum's life just that little bit easier....and prettier!
For a bit of colour we love the Emerald Green Leather and Timber Clutch
Handmade in Tasmania, yet again I had trouble deciding which product to include! They are all so amazing that I think I will just have to have one of each 😉 Just figure out what colour mum would like the best and you get free delivery on your order!
Let mum escape, have some me time and create memories that will last a lifetime.
Yes, getting about is a little difficult at the moment, but all Experiences come as a gift voucher which means they are valid for 3 years!!!!
Wishing everyone a very happy Mother's Day full of love, laughter and precious memories.