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This year, Mother’s Day is bound to be a little different as the coronavirus continues to impact our daily lives. With big family gatherings and celebratory meals at a restaurant out of the question, it may even be that you are not able to see your mum in person or spend the day with her like you usually would. However, you can still mark the occasion and make her day special with a thoughtful gift purchased online. If you choose to shop with one of our retail partners, that gift will be extra special as a percentage of what you spend will automatically go to the school of your choice (or better yet, your mum’s choice). All you have to do is visit www.schoolbuy.com.au before you shop to nominate a school to support.

If you are not sure where to start with a present, we have plenty of retail partners with great gifts on offer. Do keep in mind though that there are some delivery delays being experienced right across the country at the moment so please don’t leave your shopping to the last minute. Order now to ensure your gift arrives in time.

If the plan is to spoil mum with beauty products like perfume or cosmetics, we have partnered with some of the best beauty brands in the world, such as Aveda, Clinique, Crabtree and Evelyn, Ella Bache, Estee Lauder, Fresh Fragrances and Cosmetics, LOccitane, lookfantastic, MAC Cosmetics, ModelCo, RY, Sephora and StrawberryNet. Many of these have special offers for Mother’s Day such as free gifts if you spend a certain amount.  The Shaver Shop and ghd are your go-to sites for hair styling appliances and other beauty products.

If your mum has time on her hands due to the lockdown and enjoys reading, you could order her a book from Booktopia, Angus and Robertson or Kobo eBooks.  The range of titles they offer is vast but they have helpful gift guides to make your selection a little easier. Similarly, iSubscribe has put together a catalogue of the best magazine subscriptions on offer.

Another idea would be to check out the gorgeous selection of scented candles available at Dusk, where they have a number of special offers at the moment. Freedom, House and Canningvale have quality homewares, while Betta Home Living offers a great selection of small appliances and Innovations has all sorts of gadgets. Of course, Sanity is the place to buy music, movies and box sets. However, if you think your mum may prefer something personalised or with more of a home-made look, Etsy may be a good bet.

If you are looking for online stores selling fashion, shoes, handbags, jewellery and accessories, have a look in the Women’s Fashion category on the site. There are many great brands to choose from so you are sure to find one of her favourites. The mix of retailers means you can find something she will really love and it need not cost a fortune. If your mum is more sporty than high-fashion, we have that covered too with gym gear from top names like Lorna Jane plus a range of sportswear providers. 

Of course, you cannot go past a beautiful bunch of fresh flowers and one of the bonuses of ordering online is that you can actually have them delivered on the day. It is a wonderful way to show you care. Interflora or Petals Network can help you find the perfect arrangement, and if you are considering a chocolate or fruit bouquet, you will find that at Edible Blooms.

We hope you find the perfect gift and that your mum has a wonderful Mother’s Day.  Don’t forget to let her know that you shopped online via SchoolBuy as we are sure she will be delighted to know that her gift has helped raise much-needed funds for schools.

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