Mother’s Day is right around the corner, so don’t leave finding the perfect gift too late!
Whether you are thinking about spoiling Mum with a lavish pamper pack or investing in an experience she will remember for years to come from whale watching to brunching, there’s plenty of fantastic gift ideas whatever the budget for the Perth area and surrounds.
A picnic with local produce
If you are wanting to do something low key yet still wholesome with the whole family, take Mum to your local farmers markets and pick up some of her favourite local produce, fresh pastries and a coffee before heading to a picnic location of her choice. Perth offers some beautiful farmers markets from the bustling Subiaco Farmers Market to the shaded Vic Park Farmers Market, no matter what suburb you’re in. If the weather doesn’t provide for a picnic, wandering around the markets, still offers the chance to find a gift of something of Mum’s choosing from locally made skincare products to home crafted honey and olive oil, as well as enjoy some live music. Our favourite picnic locations in the Perth area and surrounds include Kings Park and Botanic Gardens, Matilda Bay, Cottesloe Civic Centre, Hyde Park, or the South Perth Foreshore.
The gift that keeps on giving: a wine subscription
A single bottle of vino might not seem like the most sincere or thoughtful gift for Mother’s Day, but a wine subscription is the perfect gift that keeps on giving and reminding your Mum how much she means to you! Many wine clubs now offer subscriptions where you can make selections that will fit her preferences and then have six new bottles of wine delivered to her door, every month! This is the perfect gift for a Mum who wants to discover, taste, and learn about new wines, with many packages including tasting notes, pairing tips and the story behind each vineyard.
A voucher for a day of whale watching in Perth!
For nature loving Mum’s out there, you can’t go past a voucher for one of the many wild whale watching experiences that Western Australia has to offer. If seeing Killer whales is at the top of her bucket list, Naturaliste Charters conduct whale watching tours daily from January through to April at the Bremer Bay Canyon. Seeing Orcas in the wild is the ultimate Mother’s Day experience as you can clearly appreciate the matriarchal bonds of these magnificent animals as they swim past the vessel with their calves, making it the perfect day to celebrate what it means to be a Mum. Naturaliste Charters also offer daily tours from May to August in Augusta, and September to early December in Dunsborough, where Blue whales, Humpback whales and Southern right whales can be sighted on their annual migrations. Each expedition is led by an expert marine biologist and an experienced team, so this gift idea will provide the perfect opportunity for your Mum to observe these gentle giants, in person on a Western Australia ocean adventure.
Personalised pamper pack
Make your Mum the ultimate pamper pack to de-stress, packed full of gorgeous gifts to make her feel as special as she truly is. Make sure to personalise the pamper packs with luxurious products you know she will love, such as sweet decadent treats, lavish skin care, bath salts or her favourite smelling candle. Unsure of what exactly to include in the hamper? Don’t worry, there are many websites that will package their picks for you and wrap them in a keepsake luxury gift box, which can be delivered directly to her door on the day.
The gift of a luxurious salon day
If you doubt that Mum will take the time to use a pamper pack at home, leave it to the professionals and book her in for a rejuvenating salon day at a beautiful spa or therapeutic massage parlour. If you’re looking for quality time, book yourself in too and make it an experience you can both enjoy!
Gift crafty with a paint and sip or a pottery workshop
For a creative gift idea, buy her a voucher to a paint and sip or pottery class for Mother’s Day. There are classes that run for first time artists to the more experienced, and at the end of the night she can be proud and take home the masterpiece that she made herself!
Raise your pinkies (and champagne glasses) at a high tea
Who needs an excuse to go on a date with your Mum, wear something fancy and eat gorgeous tiny sandwiches and scones? Make Mother’s Day memorable this year by gifting your Mum a high tea experience. Many venues specially create packages for Mother’s Day so book in early at your venue of choice to avoid missing out!
Bottomless brunch experience
The gift of an experience allows you to spend time with your Mum on Mother’s Day and ensures that the day is spent doing an activity she will enjoy. If you think your Mum deserves a day to let her hair down this year, book a boozy brunch with her girlfriends. Many of the restaurants in the Perth surrounds now offer dining options with two hour drink packages at affordable prices, and if she is a foodie and overdue for a cocktail with her friends, this gift will be perfect!
Rent a sup board as a gift
For the more adventurous mums out there, why not hire her a sup board so she can spend Mother’s Day in the sun paddling down one of the scenic locations in her area? She might be lucky enough to encounter wild dolphins, swans, or pelicans, while enjoying the peace and serenity with the backdrop of a natural landscape. If she usually loves yoga, there are classes which incorporate both activities by replacing a mat with a stand-up paddle board! This gift idea is ideal for a Mum who enjoys spending her time being active and outdoors.