10 Mother's Day Gifts You Can Do Together

Amelia Belcastro

Flowers, chocolate and slippers – these are the cliché gifts that come to mind when you think of a present for Mother’s Day. With 24% of people planning to purchase flowers, don’t you think the leading lady in your life deserves more? What she really wants is something more meaningful – the pleasure of quality time with you. It has been found that 59% of mums think time with their children is the perfect gift for Mother’s Day. Give Mum what she wants and shout her to some bonding time with these 10 Mother’s Day gifts you can experience with her. 

Wine Tasting Tour 

A day tasting wines with her best friend i.e. you? She couldn’t ask for anything more! Embark on a wine tour with Mum and get ready to decipher ‘fruity’ and ‘woody’ with a day out savouring wine. Find a new shared appreciation for wine with trips in the Hunter Valley, Barossa Valley, Yarra Valley and more starting from $25 each. 

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Mineral Bath 

Introduce Mum to a world of serenity with a mineral bathing experience. A day of tranquillity and rejuvenation, both of you will enjoy this luxury healing and wellness experience. With exclusive time to unwind in mineral-rich water, immerse yourself in the ancient cultural spa bathing traditions. A favourite, the Sanctuary Mineral Bathing experience at Hepburn Springs won’t disappoint if you’re looking for a day she won’t forget. 

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High Tea 

A classic for any mum, grandmother or aunt, take the mother figure you adore for an afternoon soiree with a high tea outing. Elevate her afternoon cuppa with this traditional experience where you will both enjoy decadent sweet and savoury treats complemented by a selection of fine tea and coffee. Choose high tea experiences in the Blue Mountains, Fremantle and Hobart, savour delicious food and quality time with her. 

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A Hot Air Balloon Ride 

Share a magical experience with Mum as you fly off in a hot air balloon. Enjoy this peaceful float together and witness the vibrant colours of the sunrise paint a pretty sky as you watch the world come alive. A bucket-list experience, let her tick this off her list with you by her side on this incredible early morning drift through the air. See the Hunter Valley, Melbourne, Barossa Valley and more for this spectacular flight. 

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Smash and Splash Room 

If Mum loves to express herself, take her on a unique experience for something a little different. A great way to blow off some steam and break free from the norm, a smash and splash room is where you can break things without worry and show off your creative side through paint explosions. Enjoy a few moments of pure freedom and leave feeling utterly exhilarated and relieved. With smash rooms in Sydney and Melbourne starting from $200, surprise Mum with an experience she won’t forget. 

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3-course Lunch or Dinner 

Perfect for the foodie, give the mother figure in your life a gourmet experience they can relish. Venture into delicious food territory that will tantalise the taste buds, spending quality time together as you enjoy a 3-course dinner or lunch. Experience one of Sydney’s most iconic waterfront restaurants, Catalina or enjoy the breath-taking city of Melbourne as you savour a lunch cruise on the Yarra River, just some of the dining experiences offered around the country. 

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A Secluded Cabin Stay 

Take Mum for a quaint getaway with a cabin stay. A peaceful space to recharge, slow down with this off-grid escape, tucked away from reality. Farm, forest or valley, embrace bonding time with Mum admiring the night sky or head out exploring, making precious memories. Pick a private cabin getaway starting from $233 in the Kangaroo Valley, Flinders Lake, the Avoca Mountain Range and more. 

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Cooking Class 

Is cooking a passion you inherited from Mum? Take her out for a cooking class. A great way to appreciate expert culinary skills while elevating your own and learning new recipes, a cooking class may be the perfect way to spend time with her. With a range of cooking class options covering a diverse range of cuisines in Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney and more, you can’t go wrong. 

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A Facial and Massage 

Nothing says relaxation like a dedicated pamper day. Show Mum or the new mum in your life what it is like to be spoiled with a luxury spa date. In the hands of professionals, you can enjoy some quiet time together as you reach a new level of relaxation with a massage or facial. Take your pick from packages in Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra and more. 

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A Vintage Drive 

Show the mother in your life a blast from the past with a classic car hire. Take your Mum for a nostalgic spin in a retro MGB or drive a convertible Mustang and embrace your shared love for vintage cars with Mum. With a selection of vintage and classic cars available for hire nationwide, you can take her for a cruise she won’t forget from $175. 

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A Gift Voucher  

Can’t decide which experience the mother in your life would prefer? With a selection of exciting experiences, it can be hard to pick the one she would enjoy most. Instead of choosing for her, give her the gift of choice with a voucher from RedBalloon. She can put the gift card towards any of our experiences for two. The best part, it is valid for 5 years, so it is a Mother’s Day gift with flexibility. 

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