Mother’s Day Gift Ideas That Aren’t Candles or Slippers
Unique Mother’s Day gift ideas she will absolutely love.
As Mother’s Day approaches, you might be racking your brains for an amazing gift idea to really show your appreciation and land that number one spot for the kids.
While it might seem nearly impossible to find a truly worthy gift for a mom or special woman like yours, we’re going to give it a try anyway.
We’ve decided that a floral candle or a pair of cliched slippers won’t be enough for us this year – we really want to up the ante. Try these cute gift ideas for size.
Great Temptations Sweet Treats
You may have seen the pink heart logo at your local store before, and you’ll definitely know it if you’ve tried one of their handmade treats. Make Mother’s Day afternoon tea in style with Great Temptations sweet treats.
What are they made from? Fresh ingredients and lots of love – the perfect combo!
Whether she likes brownies, cupcakes, slices, or gluten-free, there’s a pack of treats she’ll love. And really, they should know what mum will love – owner Carl took inspiration from baking treats at home with his mum June, whose traditional recipes are at the heart of all products.
Browse their entire range online and choose from chewy brownies, delicious cupcakes and caramel slices, or find your local Great Temptations stockist.
The Black Truffle
Treat her to whatever her greedy heart desires with a picnic basket or pasture box from The Black Truffle.
Their spot in North Fremantle is bursting with bold, colorful flavors in everything from soft cheeses to sweet treats. the picnic baskets are designed for two, with local gourmet delights and homemade dishes for the perfect Mother’s Day lunch or mid-morning brunch.
Spoil her with summer sunsets filled with savory flavors found in items like roasted garlic hummus, locally made artisan olives and dukkah-crusted chicken tenders with lemon aioli. Go for morning glory with bacon pies and smoked salmon cream cheese bagels at Breakfast By the Beach. OR, opt for Gourmet Delights – a three-course treat similar to Summer Sunsets, just bigger and better with a few extra sweet bites.
The best part? You can enjoy it together. Discover one of the best picnic spots around Perth and get ready for an afternoon food coma under the sun.
If picnics aren’t your mood for the day, just grab a mom pasture box. You’ll always have all the delicious antipasti, and they’re packaged in an eco-friendly tray!
Oh hey WA
Perth’s No.1 travel agency is also coming in full force with a month-long release of special event tours to celebrate that special woman in your life.
Teaming up with some of our favorite Perth venues, Oh Hey WA is the way to give mum an epic experience filled with gin sampling, cocktails, tea with darts or treats and art for all ages. There are five fun options to choose from, because one day celebrating her fabulousness is not enough:
Saturday May 7: Gin Masterclass Tour | 18+ | $130 | 3 hours
A gin lover’s dream – visit Frisk, Haymens and The Flour Factory for guided GINformative tastings, then finish with a cocktail demo by Foxtrot Unicorn
Sunday May 8 | Northbridge Cocktail Tour | 18+ | $120 | 2.5 hours
Learn how to mix, shake and sip cocktails at La Cholita, Ezra Pound and The Rechabite
Sunday May 15 | Street art and sweet treats tour | All ages | Adults $60 Children $40
Fun for the whole family with a wall mural, dessert pretzel and crazy shakes at The Moon.
Saturday May 21 | Northbridge Street Art + Gallery Tour | All ages | Adult $55 Child $30
Art, art, art! An impressive guided art tour through Northbridge’s best lanes and galleries.
Sunday May 29 | Perth Arts, Darts and Afternoon Tea Tour | 18+ | $105
See colorful artwork and finish by throwing darts at the Flight Club with a cocktail in hand.
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Whether your mom is a creative genius or doesn’t have any kind of creative bone in her body, she’ll love the fun art workshops run by House of Hobby.
Learn some pottery techniques, dabble with watercolors, decorate plant pots – there’s an endless list of workshops you can both enjoy for some really great bonding time.
Their very popular Mother’s Day workshop offerings this year include Pottery Painting and Tasting at Henry Summer, Paint Pouring and Prosecco, and Watercolor and Wine – Flower and Plant Edition. How can we even choose just one to attend?
You can book any of their workshops on their websiteor grab a gift certificate while you’re there so mom can choose hers.
Republic of Fremantle Gin
If mom is totally obsessed with gin, here’s a gift to help you land the title of favorite child.
Republic of Fremantle is a charming craft distillery located in the heart of historic West Freo, and this Mother’s Day they’ve cooked up something pretty special.
You can show her love with their Gin + Glassware Box, which includes their famous silky, full-bodied gin that she can enjoy alongside two fine designer glasses from NUDE. Top it all off with a small personalized gift card and you’ll be crowned number one in no time.
A weighted blanket
Sometimes mom needs a really good nap — or just a good nap at night — and a weighted blanket is just the warm, cozy hug needed to make it happen.
The added pressure had a soothing feel, helping to alleviate stress and improve sleep. Just what the doctor ordered.
You can usually find them at places like Big W, Adairs, Spotlight, or even Kmart, or you can order a batch online at Calming Blankets.
Considering all the hard work she puts in, mom deserves a little time for self-care.
We recommend Nina Bailey’s Luxury Body Oils found at Cafe Collective in Garden City or Karrinyup or Pigeonhole’s Nourishing Face Oil. If you want to step up a gear and really pamper yourself on another level, then book her in for a skin rejuvenation at The Lime Tree Clinic or a facial at Lush Skin and Body.
An adrenaline-filled experience
Find a gift absolutely guaranteed to knock his socks off.
Trusty Old Red Balloon has a range of adrenaline-pumping daredevil gift ideas she won’t soon forget. Think aerial adventures like a tandem skydive over Rotto, a hot air balloon ride over the Avon Valley, or a hands-on test flight with aerobatics.
Maybe she’s on a health kick, or maybe she’s vegan, gluten-free, vego, dairy-free – you name it, Crunchbox has the answer.
Their wholesome, plant-based desserts delivered right to your door could turn even non-vegans well, and are carefully handmade with love. We suggest going all out with a gift box like chocolate lovers, a mixed style platter, or a peanut butter fanatic.
Featured Image: Great Temptations Sweet Treats
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