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Are you looking for a special Mother’s Day gift idea? Do you want to support a good cause? If so, why not consider shopping via SchoolBuy. Here are just some of the reasons why it is the best place to start your online shopping:

1) It does not cost you anything extra – and it is really not difficult.

To fundraise for a school when you shop online with our participating retailers, all you need to do is visit the SchoolBuy website at, enter the name of the school you want to support and then choose the relevant retailer from those listed and click the link. It literally is that simple. The link tells the retailer we referred you so any purchase you make is recorded as being in support of your nominated school. The best part is that you are shopping on their regular site so you can still take advantage of any sales, discounts and special offers they may have (and there are plenty this year!). Also, if you are planning to shop with one of our partners anyway, you may as well earn a contribution for your chosen school.

2) Plenty of options to choose from

There are lots of different shops on the site and literally thousands of items you could buy so you are sure to find the perfect gift. In other words, SchoolBuy has all bases covered with something for every type of mum. To help you get started, here are just some of the categories and shops to choose from:

Flowers (Flowers for Everyone, Interflora, and The Flower Factory); edible bouquets (Edible Blooms and Tastebuds); cosmetics and beauty products (Aveda, Bobbi Brown, Clarins, Clinique, Estee Lauder, Fresh Fragrances & Cosmetics, L’Occitane, ModelCo, Priceline, RY, Sephora, Shaver Shop, StrawberryNet and The Body Shop); scented candles (dusk and Glasshouse Fragrances); homewares (Bed Bath ‘N Table, Canningvale, House, Kitchen Warehouse, Sheridan, Temple & Webster and Zanui); fashion (Autograph, Birdsnest, Bonds, City Chic, Crossroads, Esprit, Forcast, Guess, Jacqui E, JAG, Just Jeans, Katies, Millers, Nautica, Portmans, Saba, Sambag, Sportscraft and many more); shoes (FitFlop, Hush Puppies, Jo Mercer, Rockport, Sandler, etc.); handbags (Fossil and Oroton);  jewellery and accessories (Colette Hayman, Michael Hill, and Swarovski); gym gear and sportswear (Lorna Jane, The Athletes Foot, The North Face, etc); pjs (Peter Alexander); books and magazines (Angus & Robertson Bookworld, Booktopia, iSubscribe, Kobo and more); technology (Microsoft and Sony); experiences (Adrenaline and Expedia); and even craft supplies/homemade gifts (Etsy). 

Department store, David Jones has great gifts in almost all the categories listed above so that is probably a good place to start if you are looking for ideas.  And, as a final tip, remember that no mum should have to cook dinner on Mother’s Day, so if you are planning to get takeaway, remember you can order that from Menulog via SchoolBuy.

3) All the benefits of online shopping

As our program is delivered entirely online, you can take advantage of all the benefits of online shopping. Rather than wandering aimlessly around a mall, use the power of online to target your search and shop when it is convenient to you.  Have flowers or a gift delivered directly if your mum lives a long way away or if you are not able to see her on the day. Check the delivery policies of each store and place your order early to ensure it arrives in plenty of time. Having said that, if you have left it to the last minute, why not consider buying an experience gift, or subscription which has instant confirmation.

4) It is for a good cause.

We all want to do the right thing and help out where we can – and SchoolBuy is an easy way to do that.  Education is important and with a small action you can help raise much-needed funds to donate to the school of your choice. All of our registered schools do fantastic work in educating Aussie kids and you get to choose exactly which school will benefit from your shopping.

5) She will love it.

The most important thing is choosing a gift that your mum will love and SchoolBuy offers plenty of choice (as mentioned above). However, as a bonus, we suspect that any mum will be delighted to know that her gift helped raise money for a school.

So, in summary, you can shop at all the best online retailers, get a great deal on something your mum will really love and make your purchase count for schools at the same time. Why wouldn’t you choose to shop via SchoolBuy?

Wishing all the wonderful mums out there a happy, happy Mother’s Dayth.

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