Dannii Minogue's Mother's Day Gift Guide

01/04/2011 17:08 | Updated 22 May 2015

Mother's Day falls on different days in the UK and Australia so, not only will this be my first, but I'll get to celebrate it twice!

I always think the best gift you can give someone is doing something for them that they usually do for other people, whether that's making them a special meal, or letting them put their feet up while you do the dishes afterwards. That's why my Mother's Day gift guide begins with a healthy, indulgent, breakfast recipe.

Happy Mother's Day to all the mums out there, whether you're a first timer like me, or an experienced campaigner. Dx,feedConfig,localizationConfig,entry&id=994711&pid=994710&uts=1301673610

Dannii Minogue's Mother's Day gift guide

Get mum's day off to a yummy start with breakfast in bed. Here's a delicious, simple-to-make granola recipe you can prepare and serve up to Mum on Mother's Day morning.

4 cups rolled oats

½ cup sliced almonds

½ cup hazelnuts

½ cup shredded coconut

¼ cup unsalted pumpkin seeds (pepitas)

¼ cup shelled sunflower seeds (You can swap these with pine nuts for a delicious toasty flavour)

½ cup pure maple syrup

2 tablespoons canola oil

½ teaspoon salt

1 cup dried fruit (cherries, cranberries, raisins, currants or a mixture)


1. Heat oven to 350° F (180° C)

2. Toss the oats, almonds, hazelnuts, coconut, pepitas and sunflower seeds with the maple syrup, oil, and salt in a baking tray with a rim

3. Bake 20-30 minutes, until golden brown and crisp, tossing once

4. Add the dried fruit and toss to combine

5. Allow the mixture to cool, then serve some of it up to Mum in a beautiful bowl with a dollop of Greek yoghurt and a sprinkling of fresh berries

6. Store the rest of the mixture in an airtight jar, decorate it with a ribbon and gift card, and give it to Mum so that she can start every day in the same delicious way.

Dannii Minogue's Mother's Day gift guide

Which mum doesn't love getting her teeth into a big fat juicy beach read, and which author writes them better than Jackie Collins? I, for one, can't wait to settle on a sun lounger with a copy of Jackie's new novel Goddess of Vengeance.

Pre-order the book for your mum now ahead of its release on 14 April for a fabulous gift to look forward to.

Goddess of Vengeance, £7.49 available from 14 April exclusively from Amazon

Dannii Minogue's Mother's Day gift guide

"A mother holds her children's hands for a while...their hearts forever," (Anonymous).

What better tribute to that special bond than this divine Dolly Dimples fingerprint jewellery, featuring your child's name, birth date and hand or fingerprint?

Dolly Dimples sterling silver handprint love heart charm with snake chain, £85.00 plus p&p, Dolly Dimples

Dannii Minogue's Mother's Day gift guide

They look like candles, they smell like candles...but they take batteries. These amazing flameless candles are made from real paraffin wax and flicker gently just like the real thing. For brand new Mums who are feeding their babies during the night, this is the gentlest light to turn on so you can both be back in bed asleep when baby's tummy is full.

Enjoy Lighting Flameless Candles, from £25.70, Kitten D'Amour

Dannii Minogue's Mother's Day gift guide

Keep your loved ones close at hand – even when you're on the road – with this silver plated miniature photo frame key ring. It can be engraved with a child's first name – a cute reminder of who you get to home to every night – as if you need one!

Mothercare Personalised Sliver Plated 'Mummy' Keyring, £13.00, Mothercare

Dannii Minogue's Mother's Day gift guide

Give mum's makeup kit a make-over with one of these gorgeous makeup brush rolls from Aussie celebrity stylist Trudy Joyce. Super-glam, they come in three different sizes, have separate compartments for all her important bits and bobs and are one of my go-to gifts for the important women in my life.


Ultimate Brush Roll, from AUD$49, Ultimate Brush Roll

Dannii Minogue's Mother's Day gift guide

Write a collection of notes to your mum about all the things you love about her. Hide them all over the house in places she will find, even after Mother's Day has passed. Leave them in her glove box, the kitchen cupboard, her bedside table, make up bag, coat pocket, jewellery box and even write a special message on a book mark. Mum will be discovering your notes for weeks afterwards, making all her days as special as Mother's Day.

Dannii Minogue's Mother's Day gift guide


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