22 gift ideas for the mum who deserves it all

It’s no secret that mums make the world go ‘round. We all have a mum in our life who goes above and beyond for the people around her, more often than not forgetting to look after herself in the process. This Mother’s Day, return the favour with a gift or experience that will truly make her feel special. Check out our Mother’s Day gift guide below and be sure to visit our offers page for special Mother’s Day discounts available from our retailers – there’s no reason why you can’t pick up something for yourself and for mum.

Dining Out


High Tea at Shingle Inn

High tea is the perfect multi-generational Mother’s Day event. Invite mum and grandma out to indulge in sweet treats and chat the afternoon away. Shingle Inn’s new High Tea menu includes your choice of tea or coffee, lime and mint julep, mini sausage rolls, quiche, sandwiches, scones and petite sweets. If you’re keen to take something home, you can also order the Mum Indulgence Cake – a sponge cake filled with strawberry jam and cream. Call 3801 1310 to make a booking.

Go mad for dumplings at Yum Cha Cuisine

Book mum in for a traditional dim sum experience at Yum Cha Cuisine. There’s plenty of delicious bite-sized morsels to sample across the menu, so don’t be afraid to step out of the dumpling comfort zone. Make sure to try the less commonly found cheong fun (rice noodle roll) stuffed with savoury Chinese doughnut stick or duck spring rolls. Dim sum fare is available during lunch and afternoon tea sessions, while the dinner menu is reserved for bigger share dishes such as Peking duck. Call 3801 5568 to make a booking.


Pamper her pretty

Never underestimate the restorative effects of a spa day. Book mum in for the full gamut of beauty services and she’ll walk out feeling like she’s just come back from a holiday in the tropics.

For a mani-pedi: Head over to Hollywood Nails, Professionail, Rainbow Nails and Ella Baché to pretty up mum’s pointers.
For a facial: Book in a session at Ella Baché. The respected Parisian beauty company has a range of relaxing and rejuvenating facial treatments which are tailored to different types of skins.

For a specialised skin treatment: in addition to laser hair removal and cosmetic injectables, Laser Clinics Australia has a number of treatments to help scarring, acne, pigmentation, rosacea and other skin concerns. If you know mum has been thinking about a deeper skin treatment, book her in for a consultation with Laser Clinics Australia.

For a foot spa: Bring mum’s weary feet back to life with a calming steam and massage at Happy Feet Steam Massage. Choose from the classic steam option or reflexology. Foot Haven Herbal Centre also offers herbal foot soaks along with reflexology.

For a body massage: VIP Massage, Li's Massage, Massage Indulgence, Happy Feet Steam Massage, Ella Baché, and Foot Haven Herbal Centre all offer body massages, ranging from relaxation to remedial, Chinese Oil massage and reflexology.

For the whole package: Ella Baché’s Indulgence packages will take care of mum from top to toe. Choose from a menu of two- to four-hour treatments that include masks, facials, scrubs, soothing whole-body massages and more.

Personalise Your Gift

Kid’s Workshop
Got an overactive kid on your hands? Put their energy to good use with this gift-making workshop. Kids will get the chance to make a one-of-a-kind piece of jewellery for mum and hand stamp their own message onto the wearable piece of art. Participants will use recycled materials to ensure the gift is remains sustainable too.

Saturday, 12 May 2018
10am - 2pm
30 minutes per session. 32 kids per session. No bookings necessary.
Session times: 10am, 10.30am, 11am, 11.30am, 12pm, 12.30pm, 1pm and 1.30pm.

Find out more about the jewellery stamp workshop here.

Engrave your message
Mister Minit is offering an engraving service for Mother’s Day. Bring in your Mother’s Day gift – perhaps a charm, perfume bottle, pen or watch – and Mister Minit will engrave your personalised message onto it.

Give her wardrobe a new lease on life

Is mum still pounding the pavement in those worn-down runners? Refusing to let go of that faded old pair of pyjamas? Mother’s Day is the perfect time to replace mum’s daily essentials and spruce up her existing wardrobe with some exciting new additions.

It’s the little things that matter

Candles, perfume and body care products are little things that’ll brighten up her daily routines. Invest in a fine piece of jewellery and mum will treasure it for years to come.

Give mum the gift of choice

With over 200 retailers to choose from, a Hyperdome gift card will give mum endless options for treating herself. Purchase online or at the customer service desk.

Finishing Touches

Choose from a gorgeous set of blooms or make your own bouquet at The Lush Lily and stop by Wild Cards and Gifts to pick up the perfect card.

If wrapping isn’t your strong suit, head on over to the Cancer Council community gift wrapping booth outside Myer to let the pros handle it. All funds will be directed into the Cancer Council’s Pink Ribbon appeal. Flower bouquets and Pink Ribbon merchandise will also be available.

Cancer Council Gift Wrapping booth located outside Myer.
Open: Thursday 10 May, 9.30am-8.30pm & Saturday 12 May, 9.30am-4.30pm

Find out more here.