Our Top 7 (Local) Gift Options for Mother’s Day This Year
Mother’s Day might look a little different this year, but that doesn’t mean we can’t do our very best to make it as special and memorable as previous years. This period of social distancing has taught us that whilst we are physically distant, us human beings have an extraordinary capacity to find innovative ways to connect with our loved ones.
We thought that we would take the opportunity this Mother’s Day to spotlight some of the amazing local businesses in our region that we absolutely adore. We’re so thankful for these businesses for always working hard to keep our region vibrant and exciting, so why not show your support this Mother’s Day by shopping local?
Here are our top 7 local picks for Mother’s Day this year.
1. Breakfast/Brunch Packs from Roundbird Lilydale
Brunch to Mother’s Day is what hot cross buns are to Easter… you could go without it, but why would you? If this lockdown has taught us anything, it’s that we should never take the experience of going out for breakfast or brunch for granted ever again. We’re more thankful than ever for all our local cafes who have continuously woken up early on Saturdays and Sundays to churn out hundreds of coffees and pancakes.
Sadly, we probably won’t be taking mum out for brunch this Mother’s Day, but that doesn’t mean we can’t do our very best to recreate the experience at home. This year, Roundbird Lilydale are doing breakfast/brunch packs that come complete with a bouquet of flowers from Edward & I florists. With a menu for adults ($60 for mum and dad) as well as a separate menu for kids ($10 per child), there are plenty of options to keep everyone satisfied. The full menu is available on their website. Place your orders on the phone in advance, and be assured that mum will be waking up to a delicious, freshly prepared brekkie on Sunday morning.
2. Soaps and Masks from Yarra Valley Bath and Body
Juggling between home schooling the kids, keeping the peace in the household, and working, we would have to assume that most mums are in desperate need of some good old r&r. What better way to give our mothers the rest they need by gifting them some gorgeous bath and body soaps, scrubs, soaks, and masks.
Our friends at Yarra Valley Bath and Body have some stunning Mother’s Day pamper hampers available online. What’s better is that there’s free shipping to any location in Australia on orders over $75. Spoil mum this year and give her a reason to take an hour (or two… or maybe three) indulging in some much-needed self care.
3. Chocolates and Treats from Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery
While we’re on the topic of indulgences, let’s remember that chocolate is always a good option. Who would ever be unhappy with a box of chocolates? Nobody. Nobody would. It’s a good thing, then, that Yarra Valley Chocolaterie have a huge range of Mother’s Day hampers and gift packs available this year for click and collect and door-to-door delivery. If, in your case, your mum would rather control her chocolate destiny herself, there are gift vouchers available for purchase, too. So go ahead and gift your mum some beautiful Yarra Valley treats this year, and while you’re at it, pop a few in the cart for yourself, too. You deserve it.
For all the indecisive people out there, Zonzo has got your back. Their Mother’s Day hampers include a little bit of everything, so you don’t need to make a single decision. These beautiful hampers include (just to name a few) some Zonzo wine, some tea, a candle, and some soaps. Rather than spending the good portion of a day perusing a few dozen websites only to have still not made a decision, why not just purchase a hamper and be done with it. At $75 for pickup and $90 with delivery (metro areas only), this gift is sure to brighten up your mum’s day. Send them an email today to organise a hassle-free gift that might just earn you the title of favourite child.
If you’re feeling fancy this Mother’s Day, you’re in luck. The gorgeous people at Rochford Wines have put together a multitude of gift packs that allow you to host a winery day from the comfort of your very own home. So, really, you don’t even necessarily have to get changed out of your pyjamas… meaning that you can eat to your heart’s content without ever worrying about your pants getting too tight.
There are plenty of packages to choose from, with cheeses, baked goods, and lots of wine all in the mix. The best part is that they can be delivered straight to your door for free (for greater Melbourne and the Yarra Valley). We’re already salivating. You know you are, too.
Since we’re all spending most of our time indoors these days, what better way to brighten up mum’s home with some beautiful candles. With yummy scents like ‘Vanilla Scones’ and ‘Peach Melba’, these candles smell good enough to eat. There are dozens available online, so you’re sure to find one that’ll suit mum’s fancy. With $10 flat rate shipping Australia wide or free shipping for orders over $100, all you have to do is place an order online and wait for mum’s delighted call next week informing you about how much she loves her new candles.
Keep it old school this year by gifting mum a beautiful, fresh bouquet of flowers. With heaps and heaps of options available online and across their social media platforms, we’re confident that you’ll find the perfect option. With contactless delivery and pick-up options available, you can ensure that mum will wake up to a beautiful, old fashioned surprise on Sunday morning.