Ultimate Mother’s Day gift guide

Need to find a gift for mum? Check out this list of great Mother's Day gift ideas...
16 Mar 2020
Discover Ipswich, Staff Writer

This year is moving quickly, it feels like it was Christmas just last week and yet Mother’s Day is rolling around again.

If you’ve planned ahead and already have something planned for Sunday May 10, then you’re doing better than most, but if you’re like me and still don’t have a clue what to do for Mother’s Day, check out this list of gift and gift voucher ideas!

Bucket list adventure

Floating Images

Get mum the ultimate bucket list adventure, a gift voucher for a Floating Images Hot Air Balloon Flight

Mum will blissfully float over the Ipswich countryside taking in the sunrise and amazing views. 

The experience finishes with a hot cooked breakfast and a glass of (non-alcoholic) bubbles.

Total relaxation

new rooms

Give the gift of wellness with a voucher for a total relaxation package at Ipswich Massage and Herbal Spa.

Mum will love this package which includes a 60 minute relaxation or remedial massage and a 60 minute radiance facial.

She will leave feeling relaxed and recharged.

Art class or paint pack


Surprise mum with a Sip ‘n’ Dip art class.  There’s a range of virtual classes available from painting and sketching landscapes, animals and more. 

Your teacher will guide you step by step through each piece of art – the focus is on fun!

Either bring your own materials, pick up from their offices ahead of the class or opt to have the materials delivered.

They also have learn to paint packs to purchase that start at $25.

Artisan skincare


Mum will love the artisian skincare range that Summer Land Camels produces at the Harrisville farm.

Check out their special Mother’s Day gift pack with free shipping and free organza bag including their rejuvenating night and day creams and luxurious hand cream.

There’s a range of skin friendly and award winning products on offer from cleansing milk bars to purifying shampoo and conditioner with rose, lavender and sweet orange.

Products can be ordered online and delivered or you can pick up from the farm, and while you’re there picking up a gift check out the camel milk cheese and gelato on offer.

Handmade gift hamper

Embers and Twine hamper

Embers and Twine have new gift hampers for Mother’s Day.  All the products are part of their regular range but they come in gorgeous baskets for Mother’s Day.  They can also create custom gifts, have plants, organic teas, teapots and tea cups.

Orion’s online click and collect stall

Renee from Go Vita and Vivek from Nextra Orion with Mother's Day gifts

With the traditional school Mother’s Day stalls cancelled and kindy craft not coming home, Orion Springfield Central is offering kids the opportunity to choose their own perfect gift for Mum from the comfort of their home with an online Mother’s Day Stall.

Retailers Go Vita, Nextra News, Sweet Moments Florist and San Churro Chocolatier have jumped on board offering over 75 gifts from the traditional flowers, chocolates and candles to drink bottles, essential oils and salt lamps. 

Just like the school Mother’s Day stall, gifts are available in categories of under $10, under $20, under $50 with a few special items over $50 as well.

Shoppers simply choose the items they want for the special mums in their lives online and then collect from Nextra News on their pre-selected day. 

The first 50 orders will also receive a free Maxwell Williams Blooming Spots Mug valued at $9.99 for Mum.

You can see the Mother’s Day Stall in action here.

Nice meal

High tea at The Cottage

Grab mum a takeaway lunch or dinner at one of Ipswich’s top restaurants or a high tea from Dinmore Cottage.

The new Homestead has opened at Spicers Hidden Vale and the chef-hat winning restaurant is offering drive-thru dinner service as well as takeaway gourmet lunches.

Find out about Ipswich’s best takeaway options.

Pick up a great gift or have one delivered

Oh JoJo! Boutique

Or you could simply pick up a great gift at one of Ipswich’s gorgeous boutique shops. 

Drop into the Trevallan Lifestyle Centre for a range of plants in decorative pots and other gift lines, or order online through Facebook and pick up with drive way service or get your gift delivered.  They are doing living gift baskets and combo gift packs for Mum’s day.  They will also have a stall set up outside the shop on the 10th.

Head to the Ipswich Antique Centre for one of a kind gifts and antiques mum will love!  You can also check out their online store.

Check out Embers and Twine which stock lovely handmade homewares, jewellery, candles and more – you can shop online too.

Pick up a present at The Soul Nook Collective’s new shop, or get a voucher for one of their lux picnics!  The Soul Nook Collective are offering pick up and postage, check out their Facebook to see what’s in stock.

Other gift ideas include beautiful Queensland Pure Sands rings at Soul Sista, they also stock beautiful dresses and shoes and have opened an online store.

Cute to Boot have great eco-friendly stainless steel cup picnic sets in store.

See more locations on our shopping page, but check in with individual operators to check operating conditions.

The Soul Nook Collective

For more gift voucher ideas read about retail options, dining options and experience options.

And see this list of hampers available for Mother’s Day and places to picnic (scroll to the bottom).

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 bestie Milly the Wombat, 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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