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Beautiful Gifts for Mum in Melbourne to Say Thank You
Celebrating the woman who birthed and raised you is all sorted with our list of exciting and unique Mother's Day gift ideas for mum in Melbourne! While a bunch of Mother's Day flowers is always welcomed with open arms, how about stepping it up a notch and sending your mum along to a Melbourne flower arranging class, like Ikebana, where she’ll get to make her very own unique 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.
Gifts for mum where she can make her own silver jewellery
A silver ring is the perfect symbol of a love that will last forever, which is why you should give your Mum a piece of jewellery she can treasure for the rest of her life. With a little bit of instruction and guidance from Heecho Oh in Malvern, or Sarah Munnings in Kyneton, your Mum will walk away with her very own sterling silver ring or necklace!
Often, the best Mother's Day gifts are handmade, and what could be more memorable than a Stacked Silver Rings Workshop with Heecho Oh? In this relaxing class, she will make four sparkling rings which she can wear on each finger or all together on one finger. That’s four rings in just one class that she can treasure forever! This unique Melbourne workshop is perfect if your Mum is always up for a fun challenge.
Mum can paint and sip the night away
Is your Mum a budding Picasso or Monet who loves to create with a boozy beverage nearby? Then a Melbourne paint and sip class is the perfect Mothers Day treat for her! She can learn how to paint everything from her partner to her pet, all while enjoying a glass of wine (or two!) and socialising with her besties.
Even if Mum has never so much as looked at a paintbrush before she will be able to easily follow along with one of our beginner-friendly classes and in no time will have a stunning artwork that she can be proud of! Mum can learn how to paint the Starry Night with Ladder Art Space or paint feminist icon Frida Kahlo with 345 Art Creative in Mont Albert.
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 Handmakers 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!
Gifts for mum that will see her learn ancient Japanese arts
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 Ikebana! Shoso Shimbo in Murrumbeena offers a beautiful Introduction to Ikebana Class, where your Mum can learn all about the on-trend Japanese art of flower arranging. Best of all, she’ll leave the class with some unique greenery ready to prettify her home interior!
Gifts for mum to get her out of the city, relax and unwind
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!
Your mum, the potter
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 Private Wheel Throwing Pottery Class in Hawthorn or the Wheel Throwing Workshop in Mordialloc are impressive Mothers Day presents that will introduce your Mum to the joys of making an item with her own hands. These pottery classes offer 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!