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Unique gift ideas for your special mum 

This year, Mother’s Day falls on Sunday 13th May. I often hear people say they’ve run out of ideas for what to get their mum for Mothers Day.  How do you choose the perfect gift to express heartfelt gratitude to one of the most important and special people in your life.

Have you ever thought to yourself, maybe it’s time to stop wasting money on gifts that are appreciated at the time but not truly enjoyed.  In this day and age there are so many ‘gifts’ that are exchanged with a short shelf life, in terms of how long the gift recipient gets to enjoy the gift, as well as how long the gift can be used before it ends up in landfill.

Here at Aegean Loom, all our towels have a life expectancy of at least 20 years, so you can choose a quality, ethical and luxurious gift that will stand the test of time and be enjoyed for many years to come. 

Who is the special motherly figure in your life?

Is it your mum, grandmother, aunt, or friend… There is a gift they will treasure for many years, and will remind them daily just how special they are to you.  The gift of a handmade, 100% truly organic cotton Turkish towel or luxe Turkish bathrobe. 

I believe there is nothing more meaningful and beautiful than slowly handmade products.

They whisper a love-soaked message in your ear about their amazing journey to get to you, embedded with secrets and techniques passed on from generation to generation. Handmade products have a soul that no factory produced product ever could. That is why I am so passionate about keeping the exquisite and masterful craft of hand-loomed Turkish towels alive, and protecting it from being taken over by mass-production.

Let us give you a helping hand with some favourite gift ideas from our selection: 

Chill Pestemal

The Chill Pestemal, says everything in the name really! Perfect for the beach and makes a gorgeous sarong. This pestemal also suits a range of interiors, so if your mum is into her decor – the Hamptons style is a particular favourite – she might enjoy having this lovely pestemal hanging over the side of an armchair when it’s not being used. 

Shop the Chill Pestemal

Luxe Bathrobe / Dressing Gown


Waffle Weave Pestemal Towel / Throw

Mum will love this Waffle Weave Pestemal towel, for both looks and versatility. Like all of our towels, this ultra-cool weave has been created by hand on old-style shuttle looms, operated by Turkish artisans. These artisans have passed this craft down through many generations and you can share a piece of this tradition with a special woman in your life. Bathroom, beach or interior decor, she is sure to find a place for it in her heart and home. 

Shop Waffle Weave Pestemal



A turkish towel is a gift they will treasure for many years, and will remind them daily just how special they are to you.

Luxurious hand towels

For the mum who loves entertaining and is all about the’ look and feel’ when it comes to her home, these incredibly soft hand towels are a wonderfully practical and stylish accessory. Just add gentle aromatic handwash and the experience of hand washing and drying is taken to the next level! 

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The ‘Reef’ Turkish Bath Sheet

The Reef Bath Sheet comes in beautiful tones of blue, brown and grey to complement the most on-trend bathrooms. Crafted from 100% GOTS-certified organic cotton and dyes (like all of our towels), this thick and luxurious bath sheet is a larger size for ultimate warmth and comfort. Hand-tied fringing details finish off a truly unique piece that mum is sure to fall in love with.  Size approx 165cm x 95cm

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Magnolia Bees Cushion – by Bonnie and Neil

Boasting a floral print with golden butterflies and made from 100% linen, this hand-screen printed cushion by Bonnie and Neil will sit pretty on mum’s bed or sofa.  The Magnolia bees design is finished with cream cord piping for quality and attention to detail that reminds mum just how special she is. 

Shop Magnolia Bees Cushion

Our towels are small batch, limited edition designs, created for the discerning, stylish, sustainability conscious woman who believes in investing in quality, luxurious products that she can love.

Our towels can last 20-30 years if looked after properly and will remind you of a time when quality products were made to last and be treasured for years to come, not built to expire to promote consumerism. 

Now you don’t have to waste time browsing at the shops looking for the perfect gift for mum, when you can choose one here, carefully picked out to hold a place in her heart.  Enjoy free shipping in Australia for orders over $75.

Let’s make the special woman (or women) in your life feel so appreciated this Mother’s Day. 

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Sandra H

Sandra H

Sandy is the owner of Aegean Loom.  From her first visit to Turkey 25 years ago she discovered the care, passion and craftsmanship that went into creating traditional handwoven Turkish Towels. She has been collaborating with Turkish artisans to create the most beautiful, luxurious and ethically produced hand loomed towels for Australians to enjoy.

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