Just because COVID restrictions will still be in place this coming Mother’s Day, there no reason to not make mum feel special. We are thinking Mum might need a bit of extra love, with home schooling just one of the extra things that have been added to mum’s do list.
So make Mother’s Day 2020 one to remember for all the right reasons! We’ve put together a list of gift inspiration that you can tap into locally – supporting businesses and saying thanks to Mum at the same time – awesome!
If your mum loves food, there are so many local options to get her taste buds excited from gift hampers full of local goodies to having a special meals delivered. Why not give mum the day off and surprise her with some beautifully prepared meals delivered to her door. Here are a range of local businesses doing some great things:
If mum loves seafood, organise a platter from Ballina Fishermens Co-op and have it delivered for just $5 within a 3km radius.
If she loves cake and ice-cream, why not order an ice-cream cake from Baskin Robbins in Ballina.
Order a 3 course dinner delivered to your door from Harvest Newrybar or choose from a range of gourmet deli items and fresh produce boxes.
Dinner is Served can organise heat-and-serve meals that will make mum feel like you have taken her to that fancy restaurant.
For other foodie options to treat mum to lunch or dinner choose from one of many fine food establishments around the area such as a french fanfare from CheBon, platters or catering from Sasha’s Fine Foods.
For other foodie ideas including wine and champagne delivered to her door and other catering options, refer here.
LOCAL GIFT IDEAS
Still on the foodie theme, organise a specialty gift hamper full of local goodies and have it delivered. The Ballina Visitor Information Centre can make hampers up to order and tailor it to your budget. Call them on 1800 777 666.
Buy mum a gift voucher for a unique experience that she can use when restrictions lift, there are so many wonderful experiences to choose from that all support local businesses.
A silk painting workshop with local artist Kim Toft. Mum will create her own special piece of silk art to take home.
A whale watching cruise with Out of the Blue Adventures.
A special six course chefs dinner with organic wine at Shelter in Lennox.
A clay workshop with local potter Brooke Clunie.
The are many more ideas for gift experiences, see here for the whole range of gifts available. We can organise a special gift certificate that can be created and sent to your mum.
OTHER WAYS TO SAY I LOVE YOU
What mum wouldn’t feel special with flowers! For a beautiful bunch or special arrangement give the gals at Ballina Blossums a call.
Does your mum have a sweet tooth? What about a selection of her favourite sweets. I Love Lollies can deliver a special Mother’s Day package of all her favourites.
For mums with a green thumb, a beautiful potted plant or shrub could be a lovely idea. It will say I love you for years to come. The team at Egardens can help!
BOOK WORM MUMS
Whose Mum loves curling up on the sofa (uninterrupted!) with a cuppa and a good book to escape into? Our hands are up! Hint hint….
Ballina Book Shop is offering free delivery around Ballina for orders over $20. Call them to organise a gift for your mum.
Book Warehouse Ballina also have a great range of books and puzzles, call them on 6686 0917.
Chez Maree Boutique can really help, particularly with an in-store stylist. Offering delivery to local areas too.
Candylane Fashion stock a beautiful range of clothing, shoes, fashion accessories and jewellery.
Le Chelle Boutique is also a one stop shop with an in-store stylist. Let them help choose something for your mum!
Pick up some special sleepwear or warm, cozy PJs from Lingerie No. 5. They are offering delivery options too.
PAMPERING AND SELF CARE FOR MUM
Mums generally LOVE a little bit (well, a LOT) of pampering. And sometimes they are the last to look after themselves. Organise a gift that mum can use to change that!
Choose from a range of packages to treat mum to a bit of relaxation and pampering from Blushed and Beautiful
Or what about a facial, massage, manicure or pedicure or THE WORKS. Gift packages for various experiences have been developed with mum in mind thanks to Inner Beauty.
Frangipani Beauty Spa also provide gift vouchers for so many wonderful treatments that mum can enjoy in the near future.
So, there it is! an easy guide of ideas to put a smile on your mums face – the rest is up to you! But whatever you do, don’t forget to tell your mum you love her.