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Transform Mother's Day Classics Into Unforgettable Experience Gifts in Sydney
This year, transform your classic Mother's Day gift ideas into incredible gift experiences in Sydney that she’ll absolutely love! Rather than sending your mum a textbook flower delivery this Mother's Day, surprise her with something different and go the extra mile to make her feel super special. While flowers on Mother’s Day are a given, there are plenty of creative ways you can offer them as a gift.
Similarly, chocolates are also a classic Mother’s Day gift, but instead of reaching for a box of truffles, take your usual Mother’s Day present from zero to hero with an experience gift right here in Sydney! And of course, while candles tend to be an easy gifting option when you’re unsure of what to buy, thinking outside the box will mean you'll never have to opt for the same gifts for her ever again.
Upgrade those Mother's Day chocolates
A beautiful box of chocolates is a Mother's Day gift that every mum (and mum-to-be) would surely love. It’s thoughtful, sweet, simple and virtually foolproof when you’re looking for the perfect Mother's Day present that ticks all the boxes. But instead of sending her chocolates this year, why not spend some more quality time together and learn how to make your very own box of gourmet chocolates with one of our chocolate making classes in Sydney!
Sydney Chocolate School in Mosman is situated right next to the water and offers you the opportunity to create beautiful chocolate-y magic, all with a sea breeze and a view! This renowned Sydney chocolate school has been serving up delicious couverture in their Kirribilli store for years, and in 2015, they celebrated their 15,000th delegate. Seriously, these guys are some of the best chocolate makers in Australia! Their chocolate school in Mosman will provide a fun and exciting day out to create long-lasting memories together, making it one of the top Mother’s Day gift experiences in 2021. Expect a step-by-step guide on tempering delicious, melted chocolate while you and mum create an array of exquisite cocoa treats. Did we mention the ocean view?
If Mosman is a bit too far to travel for your Mother’s Day ideas, head over to Kimberley Chocolates in Lilyfield. Founded in 1994, Kimberley Chocolates in Sydney have built up a reputation for melt-in-your-mouth flavour combinations, and Joseph, the head chocolatier, runs some of the most practical cooking classes on offer! You’ll both walk away full of information and sweets, complete with a bag of chocolate, just in case either of you start to feel peckish!
If, for whatever reason, your mum has an aversion to delicious chocolate-y nibbles, all hope is not lost. If you’re in need of a chocolate replacement, MakMak Macarons in Sydney are the sugary snack that's ideal for treating mum this Mother’s Day. Award-winning macarons aside, their Sydney workshops are second to none. Macaron making classes are rare – even in Sydney – so if your mum has always had her heart set on perfecting her raspberry macarons, MakMak may well make your mum marvel!
Flowers are one of the best Mother’s Day classics, and we think every child and grandchild should consider them as a gift! While Mother’s Day flower deliveries vary in price, there's no doubt you'll want to send her something big and beautiful. Instead of spending a fortune on an expensive bouquet, switch up your Mother’s Day gift this year and opt for a flower arranging class in Sydney instead. With hundreds of classes to choose from, you’ll be able to spend quality time together learning how to arrange flowers like a pro. Build memories with your mum, while you learn a brand new skill together that you can put into practice daily. Just imagine the bunches of flowers you’ll be able to style in your own home after the class has finished!
Traditionally speaking, there are three styles of flower arranging: Oriental (an emphasis on lines and shape), Western (prioritising colour matching and balance) and modern (no finite rules). Within these three groups, however, there's a range of styles and mediums so extensive that you’ll need to choose for your mum, so you can make the most of the gift experience for her.
With so much to choose from, you really can’t go wrong! If your mum likes her Mother’s Day flowers to follow a more traditional western approach, the florists at Merchant & Green in Bondi Beach run an exquisite Wild Flower Arranging class! Under the guidance of a seasoned florist – and using freshly picked wild blooms – you and your mum will be issued with the artistic license you need to arrange them whichever beautiful way you both see fit. Take them home with you at the end of the class and pick up some impressive floral decorating skills to use in the future.
If you’re looking for Mother’s Day gift ideas that focus on tranquillity and meditation, our Ikebana workshops will have your mum feeling zen in no time. The Japanese art of floristry has less of a focus on quantity, and more on visual quality, emphasising the importance of balancing shapes and lines. Regardless of the style of your mum’s house, Ikebana flourishes in minimalistic environments and can bring a feeling of relaxation to any space. As far as all of the unique experiences Sydney's floristry scene has to offer, Ikebana is a cultural treat and one that certainly tops the list of the best experience gifts for Mother’s Day.
If you’re looking for Mothers Day gift ideas that focus on tranquillity and meditation, our Ikebana workshops will have your mum feeling zen in no time. The Japanese art of floristry has less of a focus on quantity, and more on visual quality, emphasising the importance of balancing shapes and lines. Depending on the style of your mum’s house, Ikebana flourishes in minimalistic environments and can bring a feeling of relaxation to any space. As far as all of the unique experiences Sydney has to offer, Ikebana is a cultural treat and one that tops the list of experience gifts for your Mother’s Day presents.
Make magical Mother's Day candles together
If you’re looking for other unique gift experiences for Mum, you can’t go wrong with a candle making class in Sydney. As one of the best Mother’s Day classics, DIY candle making has become increasingly popular in Australia in recent years. Whilst there are plenty of different types of candles to buy in the shops, getting the right scent is super important. And of course, you want to make sure you opt for soy candles because they're better for the environment and better for your health too!
Take part in a soy candle making class in Sydney with your Mum and create beautiful memories together, while learning brand new skills. Candles are perfect to change the energy in your home, making it feel calm, serene and relaxed. After you've mastered the art of candle making, you might even want to take it up as a hobby when you get home and continue it together. This makes for a beautiful Mother’s Day gift, adding much more meaning to the day, and certainly beats buying her a store-bought candle.
Masterful Makers in Redfern can show you and your mum how to craft natural wax candles from scratch in one of our most fragrant Sydney-based workshops! If you were looking at Mother’s Day gift ideas and planning on purchasing a candle, why not gift her a class that will help her build her confidence and spend more quality time with you. And you never know, she might even discover a newfound hobby!
Alternatively, your mum can head out to Earlwood and create a natural DIY soy candle – complete with a gorgeous glass container – that’s entirely vegan! Perfect gifts for mum that are environmentally-conscious are hard to come by, but developing a vegan candle from start to finish is a great way to show her you care, especially when it comes to your Mother’s Day gift ideas.
So, there you have it; a guide to transforming the traditional Mother's Day classic gift ideas and staples into magical memories. If you’re still unsure about what your Mother’s Day gifts could look like, our experience gift cards will let your mum decide for herself! No matter what you pick, discover some of the most exciting things to do in Sydney when it comes to Mother’s Day gifts in 2021.