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Celebrating the woman who birthed and raised you is all sorted with our list of exciting and unique Mothers Day gift ideas for mum in Melbourne! A bunch of Mothers Day flowers are of course always welcomed with open arms, but how about stepping it up a notch and sending your Mum along to a Melbourne flower arranging class or a flower crown workshop, where she’ll get to make her very own floral creation? This is just the sort of thing to surprise and wow her, and we’ve got plenty more ideas for classes in Melbourne that will do the same.
Workshop in Fitzroy offers so many arts and craft classes in Melbourne, so it’s a really good place to start to have a look for Mothers Day gift ideas. A quick round-up of some of the best that make perfect Mothers Day presents!
If your Mum is the type who is often adorned with a pair of dangly earrings, then the Acrylic Earrings: Flora and Fauna Edition will be just the right Mothers Day gift for her! Beautiful native plant and flower illustrations are designed by Gabrielle Slater and then printed onto acrylic and wood for your Mum to construct into four pairs of customised earrings!
The Watercolour and Wine Class is an easily accessible class for any Mum. As long as she doesn’t mind a glass of wine and will cheerfully try her hand at watercolour painting, this class is one of the most obvious no-fail Mothers Day gifts! She’ll receive expert instruction about brushwork, texturing techniques and colour mixing as she experiments with paint, alongside some chatter, wine and laughter. She might even make a new friend or adopt watercolour as a new hobby.
The Beginners Terrarium Workshop is one of Workshop’s longest-running and most popular classes and worthy of consideration in your list of Mothers Day ideas! Your mum will get to choose her layers of pebbles, soils, moss and tiny plants to create a lush miniature jungle inside an attractively shaped glass vessel. A lovely mindful activity that is a great Mothers Day gift as it will have her feeling connected to nature while she handmakes a beautiful little ecosystem to add to her interior decor at home!
The Fermented Mumma can lead your own mumma in this Sourdough Basics Baking Class, where she will learn the skills and knowledge to bake her very own sourdough bread at home! Good for your gut and healthier than commercial bread, homemade sourdough is a wonderful thing to embrace in your kitchen and a great way to say thankyou to your Mum.
A must-do activity in Melbourne is a workshop that incorporates a photography lesson into a day trip around the city. Photographer extraordinaire Alfonso will lead your Mama through all the ins and outs of her mobile phone in the Smartphone Photography Class. Your mum can look at the familiar sights of Melbourne through new eyes as she visits famous places such as RMIT and The State Library, as she learns about all the different types of travel photography, such as street portraits, architecture, still lifes, abstract, nature and landscapes.
Two of the best classes in Melbourne that will gift your Mum the courage and confidence to embrace natural homemade skincare and ditch the chemical-laden supermarket products are the DIY Organic Skincare Essentials Workshop run by Mademoiselle Organic in North Melbourne and the Soap and Shampoo Making Class at Handmaker’s Factory in West Footscray. Both classes will have her heading home laden with her customised natural creations for her own personal use!
If your Mum is quite partial to a plate of Gado Gado, send her along to the Indonesian Balinese Cooking Class at OTAO in Richmond. Her Mothers Day gift will have her learning about the essential ingredients of Balinese food, do some cooking and then enjoy a delicious meal with a glass of wine. One of the most happiness-inducing Mothers Day ideas!
Right in the city centre in Collins Street is the Beginner’s Kintsugi Class, where she’ll learn to appreciate the philosophy behind the ancient Japanese art of mending broken pottery with silver, platinum or gold. The Japanese believe an object should be mended and made even more beautiful by showing its history, even if that includes a breakage...just the right sort of thing for a sustainably-minded Mum!
Bypass the Mothers Day flowers and give her a new experience with Kokedama! The Plant Whisperer in Brunswick offers a beautiful Beginners Kokedama Making Workshop, where your Mum can learn all about the on-trend Japanese art of the plant moss ball. Best of all, she’ll leave the class with some hanging greenery ready to prettify her home interior!
If your Mum lives on the Mornington Peninsula, or even if she’s a Melbournite keen on a day trip down south, the beautiful Green Olive at Red Farm is just the spot where she can do a cooking lesson, tour the farm, eat a delicious meal or whatever takes her fancy. Your mum will be thrilled if she is gifted with the Farmers Lunch and Hot Springs Package, which offers her an exquisite tapas and wine lunch at the farm and then a trip to the nearby hot springs - truly an experience that will leave her feeling relaxed and refreshed! If she’s fairly serious about her cooking and not squeamish about raw meat, she could even learn some butchery skills at the farm’s Butchery Class. Now that’s a Mothers Day present with a difference!
Has your mum ever wistfully mentioned that she would like to try to make her own pottery? If so, it’s time to turn her dream into a reality! The Adults Wheel Throwing Course in Mordialloc is an impressive Mothers Day present that will introduce your Mum to the joys of making an item with her own hands. This class offers instruction in two methods of pottery - working on a potter’s wheel as well as hand-building techniques. She will spend two hours enjoying this wonderfully tactile and messy artform whilst creating items such as bowls, mugs or plates that she can use in her everyday life and always remember her special Mothers Day gift!