Mother's Day is just around the corner and for most people, the second Sunday of May is a chance to show your mum some serious love with thoughtful Mother’s Day gift ideas. While mums love to throw around phrases like “your presence is enough” and “I don’t need anything”, in 2022 we all know she deserves to be spoilt with the best Mother's Day gifts.
If you’re on the hunt for thoughtful gifts your mum will love, we’ve got you covered. Read on for our guide to the best Mother's Day gift ideas for every kind of mum.
1. Floral arranging for the flower fanatic mum
Mother's Day flowers are always a good idea, but if you want to try something different this year, why not send mum on a floral arranging workshop? There are classes for every type of mum, whether she loves the fleeting beauty of hand tied bouquets, the longevity of preserved blooms or the tranquillity of traditional Japanese Ikebana arrangements.
2. Art classes for the animal-loving mum
From learning how to paint native Australian birds with watercolours to creating custom pet portraits, we have all kinds of gift ideas for mums who love animals.
3. Cooking classes for the travel-obsessed mum
No doubt about it, the past few years have been tough on travel addicts. If you’re looking for fun things to do for Mother's Day, why not whisk your mum away to Tuscany with an Italian cooking class or escape to France on a croissant making masterclass? With no long flights or layovers, cooking classes across Australia are the perfect way to feed mum’s travel addiction in 2022.
4. Eco-friendly workshops for the sustainably-minded mum
If your mum is all about reducing waste and minimising her environmental footprint, she’ll love sustainable classes in Australia. There are loads of sustainable gifts for Mother's Day to choose from, with classes focusing on everything from DIY beeswax wraps to plant based textile dying.
5. Gardening for the green-thumbed mum
If there’s nothing your mum loves more than tending to her garden or nurturing her collection of indoor plants, then Mother’s Day gifts like DIY terrarium building workshops or Kokedama moss ball classes will give her a chance to flex her green thumb.
6. Hands-on workshops for the artsy mum
Whether your mum’s a talented painter or has always wanted to explore her creative side, art workshops are one of the most thoughtful presents for mum. Take your pick of painting, pottery, jewellery making and more. Pair these art classes with a bottle of her favourite beverage and you’re guaranteed to have nailed your Mother’s Day presents!
7. Boozy workshops for the wine-loving mum
Speaking of beverages, whether it’s a glass of Sauvignon Blanc on a Tuesday night or a shared bottle of Shiraz on a Sunday afternoon, Australian mums love their wine. From Pinot and Picasso paint and sip classes in Sydney to guided wine tastings in Melbourne, vino-themed Mother's Day gifts are always a hit.
8. Tasting experiences for the foodie mum
If your mum loves to try new restaurants and check out new bars, a tasting experience will tick all her boxes. Send her on a Dumpling Discovery Tour in Melbourne or treat her to a seafood-inspired Market Tour and Lunch in Adelaide. Both of these are great alternatives to the classic Mother's Day breakfast.
9. Mixology classes for the cocktail sipping mum
From Tiki-themed classes to rum spicing workshops, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to cocktail classes. For mums who love to get creative with new flavours and ingredients, a cocktail making class spotlighting native botanicals in your local area is guaranteed to delight.
10. Cooking classes for the kitchen-loving mum
If your mum loves to experiment in the kitchen, a cooking class is guaranteed to sate her appetite for learning. Swap out your usual Mother's Day lunch for fun-filled classes focusing on artisan pasta, hand-stretched Italian pizza or sushi making for beginners.
11. Dessert workshops for the sweet tooth mum
Elevate the usual box of chocolates to the next level with a workshop that teaches your mum how to bake pastel-coloured macarons or roll melt-in-your-mouth chocolate truffles. Yum!
12. Relaxing workshops for the wellness mum
Even when the kids are all grown up, life can get pretty hectic for mums. Wellness workshops that teach your mum how to make fragrant soy candles or homemade soap are the perfect antidote to the fast pace of day-to-day life.
13. DIY skincare classes for the beauty conscious mum
If your mum has a bathroom cabinet stacked with the latest beauty products, she’ll love learning how to make organic skincare products. These workshops make great Mother’s Day gifts and will literally get your mum glowing!
14. Essential oil experiences for the holistic mum
With so many incredible health and wellness benefits to harness, it’s no wonder essential oils have skyrocketed in popularity over the last few years. An essential oil making class is one of the most thoughtful gifts for mum and will teach her how to create her own custom blends for sleep, relaxation, energy and more.
15. Homewares making workshops for the entertainer mum
From wine-soaked dinner parties to champagne brunches, many mums love to entertain. Sending your mum on a homewares making workshop is a thoughtful way to say: “Happy Mother’s Day” and a fantastic chance for her to create her own unique coasters, DIY ceramics, resin serving platters and more.
16. Resin art classes for the cheese-obsessed mum
Whether she’s hosting a book club meeting, a retirement party or a weekend BBQ with the family, mums love a good cheeseboard. A resin art class workshop is a thoughtful way to elevate her cheese board game to the next level. Find them in Brisbane, Hobart, Canberra and other cities across Australia.
17. Glass blowing workshops for the mum who loves a challenge
If your mum is a force to be reckoned with, why not get cheeky and send her on a glass blowing workshop? She’ll love the chance to fire up the blowtorch and create her own works of art in a class that’s just as awesome as she is!
18. Caffeine-fuelled experiences for the coffee snob mum
From Melbourne to Perth, Australia is a nation of self-confessed coffee snobs. If your mum loves a good flat white or oat latte, a barista workshop or coffee tasting experience will tantalise her senses this Mother’s Day.
19. Jewellery making classes for the sentimental mum
For mums who love the idea of family heirlooms, a silver or gold jewellery making class is the perfect way to inject meaning into your Mother's Day gifts.
20. Pottery classes for the mum who needs to unwind
Many mums wear multiple hats and often succumb to stress, exhaustion and burnout. Give permission for mum to switch off, unwind and rejuvenate with pottery classes in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth. She’ll have the chance to reconnect with her senses, as she transforms a humble block of clay into some gorgeous personalised DIY ceramics.
21. ‘Hard to shop for’ mums
Still not sure what Mother's Day gifts Australia to choose? Our experience gift cards put your mum in the driver’s seat and give her free rein to pick her own activity from our huge selection of classes and workshops.