Unique gift ideas for Mum

by Elisa Parry

Forget the ordinary and go for extraordinary.

When it comes to gifts for mum, we all love to go above and beyond to say thanks for all they do for us. 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. Whether it’s Mother’s Day, her birthday or another special occasion, gift your mum an experience gift you can share together like high tea or a 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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Peninsula Hot springs dinner and bathe - for 2
VIC: Hot springs bathe and bathe for two

Treat her to some much-deserved R&R at the award-winning Peninsula Hot Springs. This package for two includes all-day access to the Spa Dreaming Centre and their choice of a main meal for dinner paired with a hot or cold beverage.

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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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Sunset in Mandurah, Perth
WA: Mandurah Sunset Canals Cruise

Spoil your mum with a relaxing cruise around the stunning waterways of Mandurah. As the sun goes down, she’ll enjoy scenic views paired with live music. Why not book in and go along as well?

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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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Canberra wine gin and chocolate tour with lunch
ACT: Canberra wine, gin and chocolate tour with lunch

If your mum is a lover of wine, gin and chocolate, this tour will score you ALL of the brownie points! During this full day tour of Canberra, she’ll visit three wineries, a distillery and a chocolate. Hot tip: Purchase two vouchers and go along for the fun.

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Sunset camel ride in Alice Springs, Uluru
NT: Sunset 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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