Uh Oh! Did you just realise it’s Mother’s Day this Sunday? Never fear, here are some non–slipper-like last-minute options.
Sweet treats from LuxBite
Show up to mum’s house with LuxBite’s signature tea set and you’ll be forgiven for all sleepless nights caused. This super sweet collection is as tasty as it looks. If you’ve been a good little child, you may even get to share. Grab one from T by LuxBite in Flinders Lane. We won’t judge you if only six pieces make it to your Mum’s house!
Mother’s Day painting class
To help mark the mum-entous occasion, how about sending her off to a special Mother’s Day painting class, to create her own masterpiece. Or, if you’re a chocoholic, book in some quality time with her at a chocolate making class at Kensington Neighbourhood House. She will never suspect your ulterior motive.
The gift of relaxation
Warning: the Chuan Spa at Langham Melbourne causes side effects like relaxation, bliss and happiness. We recommend one voucher for tired mamas to help restore balance and enthusiasm until next year’s Mother’s Day.
Take your mum on a walk around the stunning Fitzroy Gardens and whilst she’s distracted, sneak into the Fitzroy Garden Visitor Centre. Here, you’ll be able to pick up a beautiful piece by local artisans, including hand-crafted necklaces by Sue James. Or visit e.g.etal which is offering complimentary engraving on purchased pieces until Mother’s Day.
Impressionism and Claymation
The gift of Van Gogh will ensure an earful of praise. At NGV for a limited time, Van Gogh and the Seasons showcases over 50 pieces from the infamous artist. Hear, hear. With delights like Wallace and Gromit and Shaun the Sheep, Claymation studio Aardman impresses adults and children alike. Tickets are now available for ACMI’s Wallace & Gromit and Friends exhibition which will hop into the gallery in June.
Make your mum a bag lady
If your mum is bursting with colour, then a bag from Spencer and Rutherford is a perfect match. These beautiful and brilliant creations will brighten up even the most black of Melbourne outfits. If you’re too nervous to choose one, we recommend picking up a voucher.
A night on the town
Other great Mother’s Day presents include tickets to My Fair Lady, The Book of Mormon, Disney’s Aladdin, Hello Dolly or Cabaret. If your mum prefers the silver screen, gift vouchers are now on sale for the Melbourne International Film Festival. If hijinks and high kicks are more her style, Circus Oz will roll into town from 20 June.
Regardless of what you choose, we wish all the mums out there a very Melbourne Mother’s Day.