Mothers Day gifts under $10 – Best buys at Kmart 2015

I can’t believe Mothers Day is almost here. I feel like I just dropped my kids off at school on their first day back after summer and now here we are. Where did that time go? We sure are a busy bunch. I always say to people ‘I wake up every year and it’s August.’ And every year, this turns out to be so true! Time sure can be a trick in this modern era of ours.

I usually have to plan well ahead for Mothers Day as my own mum lives in NZ and has her birthday in early May. So she gets a double-whammy present. Then there’s me – as a mum myself. I like to put my little wishlist in with the kids (and hubby holding the money), so I get what I want.

Most years, I usually let fate play its hand and I wait to see what my sweet children have dreamt up for me.

But lately I’ve been thinking this: Mother’s Day only comes around once a year and deep down, I have no shame in admitting, that despite their sweet and beautiful facades, I (as mum, taxi driver, home CEO, cook, cleaner and more), I’d like to take as much advantage on the day as I can.

Yes. I’m certainly looking forward to breakfast in bed and a lovely sleep-in. I’m also looking forward to a day of watching other people in my home (big and small), trying to do what I do every day.

Usually, I’m back doing dishes by 2pm – but the morning generally starts off well.

Mostly I do love the extra cuddles, which is the currency us mums get paid in. So, I should feel grateful and full of love and non-monetary riches on the day. Which I do. Don’t get me wrong. But I must say – I’d feel even richer if I got some of the nice things on my list.


On that note, I am loving K-Mart’s advert for Mothers Day this year. They’ve really nailed how us mums feel…


Here’s my big roundup of cute gifts from KMart for under $10

Note: The tips on this page are not sponsored advertisements by K-Mart.  These items are on my personal wishlist (which I’ll be sending my kids!) and products I personally like in K-Mart this year.


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I do love a good tea cup

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K-Mart – $10 Set of 2 Tea Cup & Saucer

And tea pot to go with it

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Mother’s Day Tea Pot – $10 (Source: KMart)

And I’m a sucker for a good throw to warm my tired soul at night…

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Cute throws for $5.00 (Source: KMart)

These look comfy and rather razzmatazz…

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Cute Lounge Top & Leggings $8.00 (Source: KMart)

And a good set of Jim-Jams

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Knit Pyjama Set $6.00 (Source: KMART)

I’m obsessed with buying cutesy headphones at K-Mart. I buy headphones for everyone and the recipients of my gifts love them. I do like to give people the gift of music…

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Headphones in a range of colors $8.00 (Source: KMART)

Oh, just found another very cute tea pot. Great for brekkie in bed on Sunday morning. Of course, the kids will eat the biscuits but I might get one at the end of their scavenger hunt.

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Tea for One with Butter Cookies $8.00 (Source: KMART)

There’s something about wearing some mad socks under my winter boots that puts a grin on my chin. Oh, and I do love something for just $1.50 because I’m a penny-pincher.

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Photo Print Socks $1.50 (Source: KMART)

I do like a good Calico Tote with love hearts on it. Nice.

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Calico Tote: $2.00 (Source: KMART)

Nice little scarf with birdies on it. Might reinvent myself with it.

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Lightweight Scarf: $7.00 (Source: KMART)

Oh la la…there’s something about going up the shops in a velour hoodie that brings out the Rebel Wilson in me.

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Velour Hoodie $10 (Source: KMART)

Of course, you wouldn’t be a mum if you didn’t want the whole set – and if you so dare, those matching pants are $10 too…


And where would a mum be without  her slippers or rather footlets?

Actually I personally own the Turquoise Home Socks (see further down this post) on sale at KMART for $4.00 and since this purchase I’ve been living in them. They are very warm and very comfortable. I even posted on K-Mart’s Facebook page and told them so!

Yes – my feet must have needed the love. I’m wearing them right now actually as I blog 🙂

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Slippers – Animal Plush Footlet & Plus Socks $6.00 each (Source: KMART)

I love all things warm and fluffy and these wheat bags are definitely on my wishlist this year.

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Animal Wheat Bags $9.00 (Source: KMART)

Cute Nightie – Do like it!

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Cute Nightie $10 (Source: KMART)

Can’t beat a plush dressing gown or a spare anyway! This turquoise one goes with my new slippers – but I’m not that mixxy matchy…

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Plush dressing gown $10 (Source: KMART)

These nighties look cute – well, on her anyway…

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T-Shirt Nighties $5.00 (Source: KMART)

And really, you can’t have too many of these…

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PJ Pants – $7 (Source: KMART)

OK. These are $15 but I had to put them in. They are very cute. I’d buy them just for the name ‘Pug Twosie Set.’ They come in Fox and Penguin too, depending on your preference!

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Pug Twosie Set: $15 (Source: KMART)

These are the exact slippers (sorry ‘Footlets’ sorry no – these ones are called ‘Home Socks’) I’m wearing right now and I am officially endorsing them. They are very warm!

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Homesocks with Bow: $4.00 (Source: KMART)

These are cute for around the house or a home office you’d like to jazz up

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Planter Pouch: $6.00 (Source: KMART)

These are handy too…

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Glass Drinking jar: $2.00 (Source: KMART)

Finally there’s something about owning a pineapple doorstop that just brings out the quirky in me. While this is not such a ‘me,me,me’ Mother’s Day gift but what the hey…I want one. Have to have the pineapple doorstop.

I’m renovating and I think it will bring me joy and something to focus on other than bare plaster. Nice one Kmart.

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Pineapple Doorstop $7.00 (Source: KMART)

Bought anything from Kmart in the last week you’d like to add? Comment below and join the conversation.