Apr 13, 2021
Here are our tips and clues on how to choose the ideal gift for Mum as well as Mothers’ Day gift ideas to help get you started spoiling the special women in your life.
How to Choose the Ideal Gift for Mum
- Follow the clues
Has she mentioned wanting to take a break or getaway? You can treat her to a little getaway which could be planning the trip and simply sending her away, finding a holiday package so she can choose the dates, or gifting her a holiday voucher so she can choose her getaway.
Perhaps she’s mentioned being exhausted from all the extra household chores from having everyone home more often? You could organise a roster for cleaning around the house. Find a spa or massage treatment for her. Or book in a cleaner to do a deep clean.
Quite often there are plenty of hints to selecting the perfect gift in conversations and interactions you have.
- The way to her heart… (it’s not just men who love through their stomachs)
For a Mothers' Day breakfast to impress, follow the lead of Sea World Chef Klaus Keller and try your hand at crafting buttermilk scones with saffron crème anglaise.
Buttermilk scones with saffron crème anglaise by Sea World Chef
Follow us behind the scenes with the Chef himself at Sea World Resort to see the creation come to life:
Of course, our Discover Queensland team HAD to attempt to recreate the chef's recipe, see how successful we were:
To impress Mum with dinner we have an incredible Slow Roast Sovereign Lamb Shoulder with Herb & Walnut Crust & Tahini Dressing by Chef Andrew Tomlin.
Another way to treat Mum is to take her out for a fancy brunch or high tea on her special day.
Gold Coast - We love the brunch options at Sea World Resort (hint: there's dolphins & bottomless sparkling)
Brisbane - Our top choice is Ciao Papi at Howard Smith Wharf
Sydney - The Grounds of Alexandria is a beautiful and delicious choice.
Adelaide - We love the brunch option at Sanctuary Adelaide Zoo
Melbourne - Indulge at The Crown with a French feast!
Perth - Lunch or dinner is covered at Brika
Darwin - For a Mothers' Day evening to remember indulge in a picnic platter and viewing of Monster in Law at Darwin Waterfront.
- Don’t be afraid to get gifts they’ve asked for!
- Customisation is key
You’ve chosen the retailer or brand and can even give a suggestion and your special lady is able to make it her own. Sometimes even just being able to change the colour, date, or style of a gift is enough to make it not only truly special, but truly perfect for them! See below for discounts on gift vouchers!
- Time over material items
Choosing the experience is still very personal and requires thought.
A great idea to involve the whole family is to host Mum at a home day spa. Plan out a menu of items including, back massage, foot rub, face mask, and painted nails and let her choose when she’d like her services.
Another idea is to clean the whole house for Mum, make her a meal (and clean up afterwards), and give her time to enjoy uninterrupted quiet time to watch a movie, read a book or catch up on Netflix.
Of course, many mothers simply want to spend time with their loved ones – for this style of Mum plan a picnic or book her favourite restaurant and spoil her with nice meal she doesn’t have to cook, organise or clean up afterwards!
You can also plan a little break for her, whisk her away for a weekend at the beach or a city escape for a spot of shopping.
The key to making the day special for her is to figure out what would mean the most to her – she might need a break and downtime, a getaway to refresh, or simply to spend quality time with those who matter most.
This is certainly not an invitation to skimp on the chocolates! The experience of enjoying chocolate counts!
Still not sure? Browse our Mother’s Day Gift Ideas below.
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Mothers Day Gift Ideas
Mothers Day FlowersFlowers are a beautiful and thoughtful way to brighten your Mum’s day. They are also readily available and come to suit a variety of budgets and styles. From traditional bouquets to dried Australian natives – you can think right outside the box and give her a flower that is still growing!
Personalised Mothers Day GiftsA personalised gift shows that you care and this is not a repurposed Christmas left over. It can be a small customisation from an e-gift card with their name such as a Queensland Holiday Voucher or a more permanent personalised gift such as:
- engraved necklace or bangle
- cutting board
- thermos, reusable cup
- water bottle
- diary or notebook
- dressing gown
- phone case
- personalised registration plates
Mothers Day VouchersIf your Mum is a lady who knows what she wants, it can be difficult to pick the perfect present. Which is what makes Mothers Day vouchers perfect! You can select her favourite store and ear mark the present in mind, and let her pick her favourite holiday, earrings, headphones etc.
Discover Queensland Hot Tip: Have you booked a DQ holiday recently and been given a MyDQ card? You can access LOADS of discounted gift cards. Get discounts on eGift Cards for:
- Dan Murphy’s 5% Off eGift Cards
- BWS 5% Off eGift Cards
- Cellarmasters 5% Off eGift Cards
- WISH 5% Off eGift Cards
- Myer 5% Off eGift Cards
- JB HiFi 5% Off eGift Cards
- Target 5% Off eGift Cards
- Endota Spa 7% Off eGift Cards
- Country Road 7.5% Off eGift Cards
- Priceline 10% Off eGift Cards plus many more!
Mothers Day Gift Packages
Take the work out of Mum’s gift and get her a holiday package. The range of Discover Queensland holiday packages allow you to find the perfect getaway to suit mum, and buy a voucher to gift her. This means the choosing and planning is all done – and she can simply travel on the dates that best suit her.
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Our top picks are:
3 Night Palm Cove Escape
Hotel Grand Chancellor Palm Cove for $269
Includes 2 guests + breakfast daily, dessert platter, bottle of wine, WiFi, room upgrade & $50 Quicksilver Great Barrier Reef Cruise Voucher per person.
3 Night Rustic Hinterland Escape
The Kooralbyn Valley for $389
Includes up to 4 Guests + buffet breakfast daily, late check out, kayak hire, bowling session, putt putt for 2, guided star gazing experience, late check out & more.
4 Night Luxe Port Douglas Rainforest Bungalow Stay
Thala Beach Nature Reserve for $1099
Includes 2 guests in a private, open plan timber bundalow + bottle of wine, fruit platter on arrival & $50 Quicksilver Great Barrier Reef Cruise Voucher per person.
Browse more amazing Queensland holiday deals online or call your holiday experts at Discover Queensland on 1300 788 553 to buy a gift voucher, holiday package or book Mum the perfect getaway.