10 ideas for Mothers Day

If you’ve yet to get your act into gear to organise a gift or a place to take your Mum or that special female figure in your life to celebrate Mothers Day, here are my 10 no brainer ideas for supporting and staying local!

  1. Hit a market. Both the Kyilla Farmers Market and Perth City Farm have special Mother’s Day markets Saturday morning where you can pick up great last minute gifts – and whilst you’re there, why not do your food shopping so that you can spoil her with a home cooked meal as well?!
  2. Give the gift of reading. Whether it’s the real thing or a voucher so your Mum can choose her own, you can’t go past Planet or Beaufort Street Books in Mount Lawley or Rabble Books & Games  in Maylands for their great advice and well curated selections.
  3. A platter of her favourite gourmet foods. There’s some amazing and tasty gourmet goodies at the Little Cheese Shop in Baysie, Black Pig in Inglewood, Smoults in Maylands and Hobart Deli Larder in North Perth or local small business Avenue Hampers can set up you up with a special gift basket too. Serve your platter with a glass of bubbles, Mum’s favourite book or movie and give her a blankie to snuggle under – bliss!
  4. Desserts. You’ve got Mary Street Bakery, the Woodfired BakerThe Pearl of HighgateChuDolcetto – the list goes on!  Spoil her with the good stuff.
  5. Shout her some new clothes and/or accessories (or hit the op-shops!). Check out newbie active wear specialist Favourite Daughter in Inglewood, DepartmentEstrela (for special jewellery pieces), Jack Clothing or Elroy in Mount Lawley, Morgan Marks in North Perth, , Lulu & SashaLook Feel Be or Avenue Apparel in Maylands and The Annex and Torso in Mount Hawthorn. And if you’re averse to adding to land fill or just after a bargain? Check out our blog on 5 to try local Op Shops.
  6. Something personal or for the home. Where to start?! Faves include Future Shelter and Angove Street Collective in North Perth, Daisy and Rowe and Firefly Gifts in Maylands, Orno Interiors in Highgate, Ware or newcomer Mandi at Home in Mount Lawley and YokeLa Luna and Mia Flora in Inglewood. And for gifts with a vintage twist, check out Vintage EmporiumSo Last Century and Jungalow!
  7. Pamper her. Nothing says I love you (or you look like crap and in need of a pick me up!) like a pamper session. Be it a gift voucher for make-up or a treatment at your favourite local beauty salon like Cult Cosmetica in Inglewood or a 90 minute specialist massage (as in not frequented by suspect looking types) from Wellness on BeaufortMuscle Moves on Walcott Street or Physical Focus at the Terry Tyzack Aquatic Centre.
  8. Breakfast/lunch/dinner on you! If you’ve missed out on booking somewhere get her a voucher to enjoy at her leisure instead.  It’s as simple as calling or popping into your fave cafe or restaurant. Soooooo much better (and more welcome) than a Coles/Myer voucher.
  9. A bottle (or two) of booze. My family knows that one of the presents I love most is a good bottle of bubbles. Or Red. Or Gin. Forget Dan Muphy’s and head to award winning independent deVine Cellars  in Inglewood,  Grand Cru Wineshop & Cellar in Mount Lawley or La Vigna in Menora . They all have some great boutique and lesser known labels that are no more expensive than what you’ll find in the chains and barns.
  10. Time with YOU. My favourite and its free. Watch a movie, take a walk, make her a hot drink and sit and chat with her about her week/day/life! That’s the real stuff that will warm her soul and help make the day that more special.

Enjoy!

PS – Yep, that’s my Mum.

About Natalie

Natalie Hoye (me) is a Real Estate Sales Representative with Acton Mount Lawley who has lived and worked in the suburbs surrounding and nearby Beaufort Street for over 15 years. I love trying out new local cafes, shops and restaurants and am a big believer in supporting the local community and businesses. I have three gorgeous boys in my life (husband and two sons) and am blessed to be doing what I love in the areas I love. Read more about Natalie Hoye

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