Mother’s Day is just around the corner, but don’t stress, there’s still plenty of time to uncover the best Mother's Day gift ideas in Sydney for the special woman in your life. If you’re looking for great experience gifts for your mum, there’s nothing more memorable than having some fun together at a creative workshop. Alternatively, if you’re unsure of the kind of class she'd like, why not spoil her with a gift card so that she can choose herself and enjoy the workshop with friends. No matter your mum’s interests, there's a local class to suit everyone (and every mum)! Whether you're seeking out unique Mother's Day ideas or searching for classes you can book for the Mother's Day weekend in 2021, you're bound to find something totally unforgettable!
Mother's Day Craft for the Green-Thumbed Mum
If you always default to Mother's Day flowers, why not change it up this year by sending your mum along to a flower arranging class instead? Local expert, Setsuko Yanagisawa, runs a fun Ikebana Flower Arranging Class at her light-filled floristry studio in Glebe that makes for a totally unique present for Mum. A local expert and qualified florist, she teaches the artful and structural Japanese technique of Ikebana-style flower arranging.
Alternatively, soak up some quality time with your mum while you create something beautiful at a special Mother's Day Flower Crown Making Workshop, led by Nikki of Peony Story. Over the course of a few hours, you'll be guided through the delicate art of flower crown making, learn different wiring techniques and gain a better understanding of flower composition. To finish the session, you and your mum will have a photo taken together – adorned with your DIY flower crowns – so that you can remember the day forever!
If your mum loves greenery just as much as a beautiful bouquet of blooms, why not indulge her plant obsession with a relaxing botanical workshop in Sydney? Forget the standard Mother's Day flowers and help her bring the outdoors in with a Terrarium Making Class at Merchant and Green, Redfern's very own floristry studio on leafy Bourke Street. Keen to take your Mother's Day present for Mum to the next level? Book into a calming Kokedama Workshop, where she'll be able to make her own Japanese hanging moss garden using succulents.
Mother's Day Gift Ideas for the Crafty Mum
If your mum spends all of her spare time knitting woollens for winter, we’ve got your Mother's Day present ideas sorted. Why not book her in for an Introduction to Jewellery Making Workshop at Ayana Jewellery in Mascot? Led by experienced silversmith, Lauren, this hands-on workshop in Sydney is the perfect place to empower your mum to kickstart her jewellery-making journey. During the class, she'll learn to shape, solder, file and polish the provided materials, before creating her very own ring and pair of studs!
For more memorable Mother's Day gift ideas, consider joining her for a Rope and Basket Making Workshop, run by textile artist Sky Carter. In this laid-back class, she'll learn how to upcycle fabric scraps and coil the material into colourful decorative baskets. Alternatively, get her creativity flowing at a Resin Art Workshop, or test her folding skills at an Origami Workshop in Brookvale.
If she's keen on ceramics, send her off to a Hand Building Pottery Workshop where she'll make her own mug, bowl or perfectly imperfect planter. Maybe your mum has got the basics down to a fine art and she's ready for a challenge? Book her into a pottery class in Sydney to learn wheel throwing! Perfect for beginners, this introduction to working with clay on the wheel is one of the best things to do in Sydney for Mother's Day.
When it comes to finding presents for Mum that are truly unique, you can't go past a Punch Needle and Paella Workshop at The Tramsheds, in Sydney's Glebe. At this one-of-a-kind workshop, Mum will learn to use combine methods from embroidery and rug-making to create her own custom wall hanging. What’s more, she’ll settle back after all of her hard work with a delicious authentic paella from popular local Spanish restaurant, Bodega 1904. Discover more Mother's Day craft for craft-obsessed mums here.
Mother's Day Ideas for the Foodie Mum
You’ve heard of wine and chocolate, but what about tea and chocolate? Liliana Algorry is a Certified Tea Sommelier who runs a regular Tea and Chocolate Pairing Workshop in the beautiful harbourside suburb of Balmain. And as far as sensory indulgences go, this might just be one of the most unique Mother's Day gift ideas you'll find in Sydney! If handcrafted truffles are her kind of treat, then gift her a place at a Chocolate Making Workshop with Adora Handmade chocolates in Marrickville. For the self-professed chocoholic, send her along to a Drip Cake Making Class where she'll learn how to whip up a mud chocolate drip cake.
For something more savoury and on-trend, why not send her on a pickling adventure with an International Pickles and Vegan Poke Making Class? Not only will she learn how to make a Poke Bowl and Miso Soup, but she'll also discover how to make two of the most popular varieties of pickled vegetables – Sauerkraut and Kimchi – which also happen to boast some amazing health benefits, particularly for the gut.
But what if your mum wants to try to incorporate some new and exciting foods into her diet? If she's partial to the odd Indian takeaway, how about booking her into The Modern Desi’s How To Make Dal class? She’ll learn how to whip up a delicious pot of nutritious, plant-based goodness that she can replicate at home. If your mum's palate is more accustomed to European cuisine, she might enjoy the French Classics Cooking Class at Sydney Cooking School. When it comes to seeking out the best Mother's Day ideas in Sydney, food is the way to her heart.
There are few mums who aren't partial to a quality tipple, so keep this in mind when you're looking for unique Mother's Day presents for mum. Why not head along to Tippled's Shake Cocktails with Australian Native Plants class in Redfern and whip up some unique beverages using ingredients foraged right here in Sydney? Ready to take your Mother's Day present idea to the top? Treat her to a Cocktail Making Class that's combined with an all-you-can-eat-pizza dining experience! Alternatively, you could switch the focus to a Pizza Making Class and simply sip on a Margarita to fuel your culinary creativity.
For the Mum that identifies as a full-on foodie, it might be time to take it up a notch with a Dumpling Making Class! At this hands-on workshop, she'll receive expert tuition and learn how how to master those tricky folding techniques.
Healthy and Wholesome Presents for Mum
If your mum loves wellness, fitness and all things natural, then we have the ultimate healthy Mother's Day ideas for you! Whether it’s a tummy-loving Kombucha Making Workshop, where she will learn how to make her own kombucha at home, or a Gut Healing Japanese Cooking Class, where she'll discover how to boost her immunity and overall health, there's a Mother's Day gift she'd be happy to receive. If your Mum is trying to quit sugar or has an intolerance to gluten or dairy, our Macrobiotic Sweets Vegan Cooking Class is sure to be a winner.
If she's seeking out a supernatural glow, our Natural Skin Care Making Workshop will give her all the knowledge she needs to make her own beauty products! Alternatively, book her in for some calligraphy and tea at a Mindfulness Workshop, or spoil her with a Natural Soy Candle Making Class. You never know, it might be the thing that motivates her to make bath-time a non-negotiable part of her nightly routine.
Unique Mother's Day Gifts for the Eccentric Mum
If your mum's the adventurous type and always hoping to try something new, why not challenge her with a Glass Blowing Taster Session taught by contemporary glass artist Mark Eliott? In just two hours, she'll learn the basics of glass blowing and even get to make a couple of glass items to take home. If she's known for her fun-loving spirit and get-up-and-go attitude, consider Mother's Day ideas with a little magic and madness, like a Hula Hoop Workshop, taught by a professional circus artist.
Mother's Day Gift Ideas for the Sustainable Mum
Send your planet-loving Mum to a workshop in Redfern so that she can learn how to make her very own Beeswax Wraps and make cling wrap a thing of the past! Or, if your mum is known for her bold fashion sense, consider sending her to a Sashiko Mending Class, where she'll learn about the Japanese tradition of visible mending. In this age-old art, excess fabric is used to cover holes and then embellished with stitches. If she wants to reinvigorate her wardrobe rather than throw damaged clothes away, this class is the ultimate present for mum and makes for a magical Mother's Day gift (and a simple way to help save the planet).
Wondering if there are more Mother's Day craft ideas your mum might enjoy? Try the Mum’s Day Natural Fabric Dyeing Class, held the Saturday before Mother's Day with Joanne Broederlow. She'll show your mum how to sustainably dye a silk scarf from foraged flowers, plants, herbs and foods.
Mother's Day Ideas for the Arty Mum
Tell her to put on some old clothes and get messy creating indigo fabrics at a Shibori Workshop, where she'll leave with an indigo-dyed T-shirt, tote bag or tea towel as well as other fabrics she can bring along. Or she can attend a Screenprinting Masterclass, where she'll learn all about stencilling and printing techniques and walk away with her personally designed tote bags and tea towels.
If you think she’d prefer Mother's Day presents that she can adopt an art practice and continue on at home, a Botanical Watercolour Workshop might be the thing for her. She’ll practice drawing and painting flowers in a perfectly calm and laid back group setting – what's more memorable when it comes to Mother's Day ideas?
A fun and relaxing painting class you might like to consider is a Paint and Sip class at Sips N Strokes! Using the great classics as inspiration, your mum will learn to paint anything from a giraffe, to a bunch of hydrangeas to a Monet-inspired masterpiece – all with a glass of wine in hand. If your mum has a best friend, consider sending them together for a night of laughter. When it comes to Mother's Day gifts, paint and sip classes are some of the best things to do in Sydney in 2021.