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 Jan 2022
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 8, 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

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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

SipnDip

Surprise mum with a Sip ‘n’ Dip art class.  There’s a range of classes available from painting and resin classes to alcohol ink and more.

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

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

Artisan skincare

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

Check out their special gift packs on offer.  Or book mum in for a sunrise camel trek that finishes with breakfast at the farm.

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 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.

Japanese Tea Ceremony

Japanese Tea Ceremony

Taste and experience a piece of Japanese culture without leaving the country by attending a traditional tea ceremony at Nerima Gardens.

Guests will enjoy a guided tour of the beautiful gardens before participating in the Japanese Tea Ceremony; a traditional cultural activity involving the ceremonial preparation and presentation of matcha (powdered green tea). Those who wish to participate in the ceremony will have the chance to do so, with all participants required to take off their shoes and sit on the floor which is covered with Tatami Mats.

Tea Ceremonies will be held from March to October.  Bookings are required.

Nerima Gardens is located inside the picturesque Queens Park.

Nice meal

High tea at The Cottage

Book mum a table or grab takeaway lunch or dinner at one of Ipswich’s top restaurants.  You can also book high tea at The Cottage Restaurant, Wild Rose Cottage or Fourthchild.  

The new Homestead has opened at Spicers Hidden Vale and the chef-hat winning restaurant is always a winner if you really want to wow mum.

Find out about Ipswich’s best takeaway options.

See Ipswich’s best high teas.

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, they do living gift baskets and combo gift packs for Mum’s day.  

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 shop, or get a voucher for one of their lux picnics!  Check out their Facebook to see what’s in stock.

Other gift ideas include beautiful beautiful dresses and shoes at Soul Sista you can have a peek at their online store.

Cute to Boot stock great eco-friendly picnic sets in store.

Check out this list of boutique shops here.

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 click here.

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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