Thursday, 9 May 2024

It’s almost Mother’s Day (Sunday 12 May) and if you’re yet to find that special something for Mum, consider buying a present or experience locally. You’ll not only be putting a smile on mum’s face but supporting a local business too.

Here’s some last minute gift ideas:

Love for local retailers

Lots of local boutiques, gift shops and other retailers have plenty of great last minute gift ideas for mum that are truly unique and special.

Brunching and lunching

Many restaurants and cafes are offering Mother’s Day brunch, lunch and dinner specials. Find out if your local is doing anything special and support them while spending time with your mum.

Avoid the crowds by buying a gift voucher and going out for a meal together at a later date. And what mum wouldn’t want a voucher to their favourite café!

The gift of experience

There is so much to do in our own backyard! Treat mum to a unique Northern Beaches experience. The opportunities are endless - art workshops, stand up paddle boarding and kayak hire, sailing lessons, gin distillery or brewery tour – the list goes on!

A perfect local present is the gift of theatre with a gift voucher to Glen Street Theatre.

It’s time for some pampering

Give them some me-time with a spa voucher to a local hairdresser, beauty salon or wellness centre. From hair and nails, to infrared sauna sessions, ice baths and facials, there’s something to suit everyone.  Or create your own curated hamper with beauty products made or sold locally.  

Donate to their favourite charity

Do some good and give the money you would spend on a material gift to a local charity your mum feels passionate about.

A green gift for their home or garden

What kitchen or living room isn’t improved by a hardy indoor plant? Pick one up at a local nursery, or ask a friend for a cutting.

Your support of local businesses makes a big difference. Remember to go local to grow local - next time you shop online too, search ‘near me’ for local provider.

And remember to wrap your gifts sustainably by using old wrapping paper, ribbon, fabric, newspaper and make your own cards.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mums, Mum-figures, Nannas and care givers across the Beaches.