Send mum love through the post and order her favourite things in time for May 10. Check out these top treats to surprise the mum-shaped person in your life.
Bouquets and baked goods
The doughnut kings from Doughboys Doughnuts have made exactly what your mum needs. Order by 6pm the night before and they’ll send out a delicious five-pack of luxe doughnuts with a gorgeous bouquet of flowers to match. Flavours include honey cream, maple glaze, pavlova and more. Carbs and carnations – together at last.
An at-home pampering
Spoil Mum with this indulgent bath soak from Spoilt. Add a good book, dreamy candle and bottle of vino, and it’s the ultimate relaxation session. Send her a stack of Magnation magazines and Bar Clara’s best mulled wine to complete the pamper kit.
If mum prefers to outsource her self care, Miss Fox’s gift cards are valid for three years. Buy one now and they’ll include a bottle of organic aromatherapy oil for her to use at home while she waits for her post-pandemic pampering session.
A year (or month) of rest and relaxation
Mums aren’t just for mother’s day. Miei Fiori will help you achieve long term golden child status with their curated hampers, produce subscriptions and flower bundles. Sign her up from a single box to a year’s supply. Got a new mum in your circle? There’s a hamper just for them. Prosecco, chocolate and self-care products for the postpartum body are just the beginning. Then grab yourself an emergency stash for a job well done.
High tea and tea leaves
You can’t take mum to Hopetoun Tea Rooms right now, but you can surprise her with her favourite brew in the post. Shop the Melbourne icon’s bespoke range of fragrant teas. Try Mademoiselle Grey or Cha Cha Chai. Treat Mum to a stunning new tea set she can show off in post-pandemic company.
Want the full high tea experience? Punch Lane are delivering traditional scones with jam and cream, along with quiches, sausage rolls, croquettes, sandwiches and sparkling wine. Head to their website to order. If you were planning a Mother’s Day at Crown’s conservatory, pop in between 8 and 10 May to pick up the ultimate high tea package. Call ahead to order and indulge in scones, tea cakes, hand-crafted chocolate and more.
La Belle Miette’s airy macarons make the perfect posted pressie. Choose violet and blueberry, pistachio, créme brûlée and hazelnut praline. Spoil mum with a crepe cake from Mille & B. The salted caramel popcorn is something special. Earl’s offering limited edition Mother’s Day gift box delivery feat. mini panna cottas, decadent brownie squares and a revitalizing coffee body scrub.
The Chocolate Box’s dedicated Mother’s Day range also leaves you spoilt for choice. Melbourne cocoa has a special truffle box designed by Matt Blatt for the mum with high taste – order before 2pm on 4 May for delivery. And you can’t go wrong with a tub of Lygon Street’s legendary Pidapipo ice cream via UberEats. Pick mum’s favourite flavours and send with waffle cones plus Nutella drizzle.
Breakfast in bed with half the work done for you? STREAT are offering just that. And they’ll deliver it too – complete with free range eggs, sourdough bread, sparkling wine, espresso brownies and more.
Earl’s everyday gourmet pack means mum doesn’t have to think about tea for a whole week. There’s premium ham and cheese for brekkie toasties. And ready-to-heat beef and red pepper meatballs for dinner. Yum.
Coffee to her door
For the Melbourne Mum, it’s got to be beans. Treat her to a premium roast on her doorstep. Melbourne darlings Seven Seeds and Sensory Lab have a great range of roasts. Check out Vertue’s weekly special if you can’t decide. And Charlie Lovett’s signature blend is something special.
Once they’ve mastered the barista gig, they’ll need equipment to match. Enter the chic terracotta espresso cups from Caeli. Made in France and safe for all conditions (microwave, dishwasher and oven), coffee just tastes better when sipped from a cute new vessel. Caeli loves Mother’s Day so much they’re even doing free shipping within the City of Melbourne!
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, especially if they’re holding something swish from Temelli Jewellery. Teardrop earrings are a great place to start, with a wallet-friendly price tag to match. Not sure what mum might want? Chat online to their awesome team or book in a virtual consultation. Shop on line before M-Day and they’ll take 10% off, with free delivery Australia wide.
Husk in Carlton also have some truly beautiful pieces available online at the moment. Take advantage of their current sale and show mum you love her to the moon and back with this sweet crescent shaped charm.
Send a floral favour
Nothing says thinking of you, better than blooms. Order an autumnal bouquet online from Pollon. Or pick rainbows of roses from Queen Street Flower Co. Buy a bunch from Grattans Flowers and add a box of chocolates. North Melbourne locals can stop by Casa Verde to surprise loved ones with a bunch that will make their day.
Queen mum won’t say no to a delivery from Her Majesty’s Florist, delivering everything from flowers to chocolates and bottles of sparkling. Perfect for a thirsty green-thumbed mum. If the garden in questions is a little on the quirky side, buy some bright and colourful sustainable garden accessories from Spotty Dot. They’ve even got a hotel for bees.
A great read
A good book is always the right move. Treat Mum to a new paperback, or special edition. Shop online at Readings, Dymocks, Hill of Content and The Paperback Bookshop. Loves to cook? Books for Cooks has got you. For the design savvy ma, try World Food Books and Wayward Books for art and design. Or Kay Craddock for rarities and Metropolis for something quirky. For the perfect coffee table addition, browse The Johnston Collection’s unique range. Add an edition of their in-house Fairhall Magazine, for a glossy, gallery worthy stack.
Old school arts and crafts
It’s the thought that counts, and it counts even more when it’s sustainable. If you’re stuck at home and can’t wait for delivery, treat mum to a little Laneway Learning. At just $14 each the LL crew’s paper flower making and water colour drawing zoom classes are a great option for some socially distanced bonding. Book in, grab some materials from around the house and unleash your creativity.
The takeaway guide to golden child status
Whether you’re at home with mum or becoming a delivery driver for the day, Melbourne’s fine dining institutions have the cooking covered.
- The Deck Southbank has prepared a perfect day of dining for the whole family. Pick up an order and enjoy antipasti, slow cooked lamb and potato gratin – just to name a few things on the menu. Call call 9699 9544 or email email@example.com to book it in.
- Pre-order the Chin Chin banquet loaded with dumplings, cocktails, and the perfect playlist for a full dine out experience. Just order online and pick up from their Flinders Street location on 10 May.
- The Carolina Group will be preparing a family-style menu with osso bucco, canelloni, roast potatoes and all the trimmings. Plus there’s a raspberry tart and bottle of prosecco included for good measure. Email firstname.lastname@example.org before midday on Wednesdau 6 May to place your order.
- Pentolina’s pastaful 10 May feast is a four-course affair, delivered to your door. Order by 7 May to lock it in.
Please note that due to current circumstances, businesses may close, run out of stock or encounter delivery delays at short notice. Check with individual retailers for more information.