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Whether you’re looking for something special to deliver to mum on Sunday 10 May, or celebrating the mum in your household, we have the perfect (local) treat.
From wine to homewares or a special piece of jewellery, we have 10 ideas for how to treat your mum—and support local in the process—this Mother’s Day. Naturally, all include options for contactless pick-up or delivery.
Something to give her space, peace and quiet…
Know a mum who could use a night away? It’s a rarity right now—but Kingston’s East Hotel has kicked up its already stringent sanitising to the nth degree, and promises a contactless stay in blissful peace and quiet.
They also have a special Mother’s Day package optimised for maximum relaxation, including one night in a Luxe Studio, a bottle of bubbles, Agostini’s pistachio cream cannoli, Appelles Apothecary bath salts, free WiFi and free parking—all the ingredients necessary for a relaxing evening away from it all for just $165.
Package available to book until 31 May.
Book now: easthotel.com.au/packages
Something that sparkles…
There’s nothing better than receiving a delivery of your favourite drop—or discovering a new one. Treat Mum to premium bubbles from Jim Murphy and get free delivery before Mother’s Day* on the Mumm Twin Glass Pack ($54.90 each). But hurry—gift packs are limited.
Or, if Mum isn’t into champagne, why not phone the crew at Jim Murphy for their recommendations? They’re more than happy to help and the options are endless.
*Offer valid until 8 May 2020
Delivery options: Home delivery is available—and for free when you order six or more bottles or purchase the Mumm Twin Glass Pack.
Shop now: jimmurphy.com.au.
Something beautiful and sustainably sourced…
As locally-owned online boutique Gingerfinch says, if you can’t visit Mum this Mother’s Day, why not treat her from afar?
From bespoke cards to gorgeous notebooks, luxe Loco Love Chocolate, chic candleholders or even a luxurious Meeraboo candle, this ‘consciously curated’ selection of ethically sourced pieces has something for every discerning mum.
Delivery options: Standard and express shipping available. AfterPay available.
Shop now: gingerfinch.com.au.
You can find any number of treasures at Craft ACT’s Craft + Design Centre. The store for Craft ACT’s acclaimed cohort of makers and designers, you can find award-winning wares from brands like F!NK, Alison Jackson and Chelsea Lemon as well as pieces from emerging designers.
With jewellery, homewares, woodwork, kitchenware and textiles, why not give mum a piece of our local arts scene and support local makers in the process?
Delivery options: Pickup, metro Canberra (contactless) hand delivery or postage.
Shop now: craftact.org.au/pages/shop
Something that pays it forward…
Send Hope Not Flowers is a Canberra-based charity that helps mothers survive birth in the developing world.
For the cost of a bunch of flowers, you can choose to send mum a beautiful card, with the proceeds going towards safer births in countries like Papua New Guinea, The Solomon Islands and Indonesia.
Find out more and shop now: sendhope.org
Delivery options: All cards sent by post.
Something to brighten up her space…
Brighten up mum’s space with soft furnishings from Canberra’s Pink Flamingo Interiors.
With eye-catching feature prints that will bring a splash of colour to any room, browse Pink Flamingo’s range of cushions, chairs, lamps and more for the ultimate statement piece.
Delivery options: Pick up and postal delivery available.
Shop now: pinkflamingointeriors.com.au
Something for the discerning eye…
Spoil mum with a gift from The Curatoreum—a curated collection of beautiful things for the discerning eye.
With special gift packs from Myrtle and Moss, handmade jewellery from Australian makers, woollen and silk scarves, ceramics, bags and books, you’ll have a hard time narrowing down your selection…
Did we mention they have 15% off all stock until the end of April? Just use discount code abtd8r36 at the checkout—and there’s even complimentary gift wrapping!
Delivery options: Delivery across Canberra and Queanbeyan is free for purchases over $50, with purchases under $50 shipped at a flat rate of $7.50. Rest of Australia: $15.50
Shop now: thecuratoreum.com
Something that glitters…
Looking to take Mother’s Day 2020 to the next level? As a special Mother’s Day treat, Dimitries Jewellers is offering a Solid 9ct Yellow Gold Extendable Diamond Bracelet with 0.33ct of natural, conflict-free diamonds for $999 (valued at $1999).
They’ve also made their personal shopping service available until Mother’s Day, with free same-day delivery to the greater Canberra region. Customers can also pick up items from their Queanbeyan showroom between 10 am and 4 pm Monday to Saturday.
Delivery options: Free same-day delivery within the greater Canberra region or pick up in-store.
Shop now: Call Dimitries on 6299 1300 to find out more or see Facebook.
Something beautiful, useful and environmentally conscious…
Has mum been cooking up a storm? Perhaps she’s one of the many Canberrans getting into bread baking. Then she’ll be needing something beautiful, useful—oh, and sustainable sourced—to add to her kitchen.
Thor’s Hammer is Canberra’s premier supplier of recycled wood and sustainable timber, and their Recycled Hardwood Breadboards ($35-55) are the perfect gift for foodies—truly a gift that will last a lifetime.
Delivery options: Contactless postage for $15 flat rate or pick up at Thor’s Hammer (10 Mildura Street, Griffith).
Shop now: thors.com.au/slabs-one-off-timbers
Something seriously stylish…
When life gets you down, we find a new pair of shoes never fails to perk you up. Spoil mum with a gift that’s guaranteed to lift her spirits this Mother’s Day.
Whether it’s the comfiest loafer to potter around the house and garden, a furry boot to head to the supermarket in style, a stylish sneaker for a Sunday stroll by the lake, or a glamorous heel for when we’re finally allowed to go out again, you’ll find it all at Escala Shoes.
Their entire collection has been sourced from the most exceptional fashion houses in Europe for their style, quality, comfort and longevity. There’s also a range of exquisite jackets, knits, umbrellas, gloves, hats and scarfs to be perused in store.
To book an appointment email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Delivery options: Pickup from Escala Shoes in Manuka or free postage Canberra-wide.
Something to make it an occasion…
Want to put on a luxe High Tea spread at home? Canberra’s most exclusive high tea is now available for takeaway.
With a selection of finely made French cakes and tarts, delicate savouries and traditional scones, the Burbury Hotel’s luxe High Tea can be made fresh for your mum for Mother’s Day.
Think smoked salmon, cucumber, lemon and dill cream cheese finger sandwiches lemon curd tartelettes, strawberry meringue, homemade rose water nougat and gin & tonic cheesecake.
$40 per person, per box.
Delivery options: Order by 4 pm Friday 8 May for pick-up Sunday 10 May
Shop now: Please email email@example.com or text 0423 736 061 or call 02 6163 1808 with your full name, contact number and order details. Doma Hotels will then be in touch to discuss the delivery/pick-up options that best suit you and your needs.
Something to treat their hands, body and mind…
Shop Girl Flower Girl‘s curated gift packs will add a touch of luxury to any bathroom.
With a range of plant-based, divine smelling soaps, body lotion, mini towels, hand cream, bath cookies, candles and more, all gift packs come beautifully wrapped.
Delivery options: All orders sent by post. $5 flat rate shipping.
Shop now: instagram.com/shopgirlflowergirl