Mother’s Day shopping guide

If you're looking for something a little bit different this Mother's Day, Ipswich has you covered with a range of boutique shopping choices.
01 May 2019
Discover Ipswich, Staff Writer

If you’re looking for something a little bit different this Mother’s Day, Ipswich has you covered with a range of boutique shopping choices.

Oh! JoJo Boutique is full of stylish buys for fashionistas of all ages.

Browse-worthy racks beckon from beautiful shop windows and lure you into a world of fashion, accessories and jewellery from an eclectic assortment of hard-to-find labels.

The stock is changing all the time so if you’re after something new, try here and see what the latest trends are.

Soul Sista Fashion

Soul Sista

If you’re after something a little bit boho a little bit sparkly and a little bit unique then make sure you stop off at Soul Sista – this breezy boutique is a ray of sunshine at the top of Brisbane Street in the heart of Ipswich city.

Call in and see the new owner Erin who captures an endless summer sort of vibe – fun and laughter are as much of this shopping experience as the colourful array of beaded kaftans and sparkling accessories adorning the racks and tables.

Soul Sista has garnered an impressive following and lures fashionistas from Brisbane, Toowoomba and the Gold Coast.

Obsession Shoes

Obsession Shoes - Part of the Ipswich Fashion Festival's VIP Shopping Afternoon.

If your mum loves shoes than don’t go past Obsession Shoes.  

With hard-to-find quality brands on offer, it’s no wonder this is one of the outlets in Ipswich’s historic Top of Town bringing a bevy of fans to Ipswich from out of town these days.

Coordinating with the shoe fest is a range of beautifully displayed millinery, handbags, clutches and jewellery.


Kaysuelle Fasions

Kaysuelle Fashions

Kaysuelle Fashions stocks a variety of trendy labels in the latest styles for all occasions, from casual to semi-formal and evening wear.

The boutique has a rustic ambience with beautiful displays of clothing, accessories, shoes and jewellery, and was recently expanded to include a sale room for discounted lines from throughout the year.

Poison Arrow Retro

Poison Arrow Retro Bag

You don’t have to own a classic car or be in a rock n roll band to see the attraction of Ipswich’s go-to retro hub, Poison Arrow Retro.

But this cool den of kitsch and vintage-inspired fashions, shoes, accessories and homewares certainly attracts its share of the aforementioned.

Owner Wayne Kemp keeps a colourful supply of rockabilly dresses, hot rod t-shirts, retro swimwear and shoes and handbags to complete the look.

He’s a regular at events around south-east Queensland but if you want to see the whole range, best get into the shop at Springfield.

Country House Gifts and Homewares

Spread over several rooms and full of beautifully lit nooks and corners, Country House Gifts and Homewares offers a shopping experience like no other.

A true retail destination, this is one of the loved Ipswich spots that lure regular visitors from Toowoomba, the Gold Coast, Brisbane and beyond.

With more than 20000 items on display, it’s a kind of emporium of homewares, jewellery, toys, gifts and baby items.

Ipswich Antique Centre

If mum loves antiques and other collectibles and memorabilia, make the trip to Ipswich Antique Centre in the Ipswich Central Business District.

Occupying the Heritage-listed Uniting Church Central Memorial Hall, the atmospheric retail centre is a treasure trove for antique lovers. As a bonus, it’s air conditioned and has a large, free carpark.

Seraphim Escape Rooms

Seraphim Escape Rooms

If your mum is into action and adventure a Seraphim Escape Rooms trip might be the perfect gift.

Cost to enter the Executioners Toolshed is $45 per person for groups of two, $40 for groups of three and it goes down to $30 for a group of six.  The game lasts for one hour.

If you want a more family friendly experience Santa’s Cottage costs $30pp for two or $28pp for three and runs for 30 minutes. 

ARTtime Supplies

ARTime Supplies

If mum’s into art or creative industries then get down to ARTtime Supplies. 

This shop not only supplies art materials of every kind but includes a gallery and retail space showcasing a diverse range of quality artisan works from textiles and ceramics and jewellery and myriad homewares.

ARTtime also offers a complete framing service and frame restorations.

Country Quilt Co

Country Quilt Co Pillow Case

Step into a peaceful crafty haven and leave the outdoor world behind for a while at Country Quilt Co.

The shop stocks an incredible array of quilting fabrics, patterns, projects, threads and embroidery supplies, and there’s a workroom where you’ll find inspiration at every turn, with colourful projects adorning the walls.

This is where regular workshops and informal sessions are run, a great gift for crafty mums.


Ipswich Massage and Herbal Spa

Ipswich Massage and Herbal Spa is a haven for relaxation situated at the Top of Town where the team has been providing their skills to Ipswich for 10 years.

They offer a long luxurious list of treatments. In a peaceful, calming environment you can experience a relaxation massage for yourself or as a couple. They even offer pregnancy massages using specialised pregnancy tables.

Looking for something special to do with mum this Mother’s Day, check out our guide.

Need an excuse not to cook?  See 11 reasons not to cook on Mother’s Day. 

Discover Ipswich Staff Writer
Rocky the Rock Wallaby is a Sagittarius who lives at the Ipswich Nature Centre and often contributes to Discover Ipswich in his spare time. When he's not busy showing tourists around, blogging or hanging out with his cute and fluffy mates at the Nature Centre, he likes to hit the gym for a leg session, graze on quinoa salad and ponder the possibilities of the universe.

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