Unique gift ideas for Mum

by Elisa Parry

When it comes to Mother’s Day gifts, some mums can be tough to buy for. We can spend a lot of time worrying about what gift they’ll love – when often, the thing they want the most is the chance to spend more time with family. This Mother’s Day, gift your mum an experience gift you can share together like a high tea experience or cooking class. If you need a little more inspiration, here are some unique gift ideas she’s bound to love.

QLD: Luxury treehouse getaway with bubbly and breakfast for two

Spend some one on one time with your mum in the beautiful Gold Coast hinterland. Relax and unwind at the stunning Pethers Rainforest Retreat. Take a stroll through the nearby national park and come back and curl up in front of the fireplace with a good book. This is the perfect place for a mother/ daughter escape.

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NSW: The Long Italian Lunch cooking class

Chances are your mum taught you how to cook a few of your favourite dishes over the years. Why not spend some time learning something new together. Master the art of making pasta from scratch and sit down and eat what you create at the end of your class.

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NSW: Gunners’ Barracks traditional high tea for two

Who doesn’t love high tea? Treat your mum (and yourself) to a lovely morning taking in the views of Sydney Harbour while you tuck into a selection of sandwiches, scones, cakes and pastries.

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VIC: Cooking Class with Naomi Crisante

If your mum is a bit of a foodie, she’ll love the chance to learn from food stylist, writer and presenter Naomi Crisante during an exclusive cooking class in Naomi’s own home. After the class, there will be time to enjoy your creations with matching wine to wash it down.

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VIC: Hot air ballooning over the Yarra Valley with breakfast for two

If you’re based in Victoria, you could always gift your mum a hot air balloon flight in the Yarra Valley for Mother’s Day. Your flight will be followed by a delicious champagne breakfast at Balgownie Estate. It’s not a bad way to start the day.

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SA: Penfolds make your own blend winemaking experience for two

Does your mum fancy herself an amateur sommelier? Put her natural abilities to the test in this Penfolds inter-active wine blending experience. Spend an enjoyable day in the Barossa Valley learning the ins and outs of winemaking, you’ll even get to take your new creation home with you.

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WA: Swan River twilight sail with seafood and bubbles

Cruise the beautiful Swan River at twilight while sipping wine and feasting on fresh seafood. Sounds like a pretty good way to spend some time with your mum, doesn’t it?

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TAS: Two-night luxury glamping with breakfast and dinner for two

If your parents are planning a trip to Tassie, gift them the chance to camp in style with this luxury glamping experience on the banks of the Derwent River. This is the kind of gift that will get you in the good books! Mum will love her stay in this luxury safari tent complete with breakfast and a three-course dinner each night.

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ACT: Indulgent brunch feast with a cocktail, wine or beer for two

Brunch is definitely the best meal of the day. So why not spoil your mum with a bountiful brunch spread at a five-star hotel. There are plenty of sweet and savoury treats on the menu to suit all tastes, plus you’ll have the choice of a cocktail, glass or wine or beer on arrival.

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NT: Outback afternoon camel ride

If your mum is heading to an iconic location like Alice Springs, why not gift her an iconic experience like a camel ride! This is a gift she won’t forget in a hurry and something she can tick off her bucket list.

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