We’ve uncovered the best local gifts and experiences to give to mum this Mother’s Day.
There are no amount of ‘I love you’s’ or bouquets big enough to adequately thank our mums for all they have done, and continue to do, for us. Getting her one of these local Perth gifts or experiences this Mother’s Day is a pretty darn good start though…
‘Pink’ High Tea at The Westin
High tea with mum is always a good idea, but a pink-themed Chandon high tea at The Westin for Mother’s Day is a genius idea.
This limited edition ‘In Bloom’ high tea is every bit as delicious as it is aesthetic, with tasty morsels like potted hot smoked salmon with smoked salmon cream, crumbled berry scones, and a cake victoria with rose ganache and pink marbled chocolate, all making an appearance on the stand. Wash it down with endless pots of Jing tea or Five Senses coffee ($59.00/per person), or spice up your sitting with an added pink glitter bomb cocktail and a glass of Chandon Brut Rose ($69.00/per person). If you really want to up the ante, treat mum to an overnight stay at the hotel with a hearty Italian dinner at Garum too.
High tea is available for either an 11.00am – 1.30pm or 2.00pm – 4.00pm sitting every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until the 6th of June. Bookings are essential, and prepayment will be taken at the time of booking.
Mother Earth Aromatherapy Rehydration Range Combo Pack
They say diamonds are a girls’ best friend, but one application of Mother Earth Aromatherapy‘s rehydration range and mum will be a rose quartz convert for good.
Infused with the pretty, pink crystal (said to improve the skin’s elasticity), this luscious skincare range promises to plump up, hydrate, and tighten the skin with its key ingredients – Moroccan argan oil, rosehip, and evening primrose. Packed full of pure essential oils, organic botanicals, fresh rainwater, and elasticity increasing fruit, vegetable, and nut oils, the products are basically health foods for your mum’s skin.
Drop into their stall at the Fremantle Markets to pick up the whole collection ($239.95, currently on sale for $180.00), or order online here.
Boss Curl Co Curl Kit
Done your dash with the skincare products for mum? Why not turn your attention to something for her locks instead?
If mum’s got ringlets, you can’t go past one of Boss Curl Co
The OG Frizz Off kit ($199.00) is a good place to start if mum’s hair is on the thick side, otherwise, the Method kit ($169.00) promises the same results with a little less product weight. There’s even a Wavy kit ($165.00) for those in-between hair types.
Como Shambhala Massage
Just like the hotel that houses it, the wellness centre is all about ‘understated luxury’. Keep it simple with a 75-minute COMO Shambhala signature massage ($175.00), using a blend of the brand’s own essential oils to calm the mind and rejuvenate the body. If you’re feeling extra generous, unlock a bonus level of relaxation for mum with the 90-minute massage ($195.00).
Perth Waterbike Co Tour
If you’re fortunate enough to live in the same region as mum, spending some quality time with her is just about the best gift you can get her. And, by ‘spending some quality time with her’, we obviously mean jumping on a Perth Waterbike Co sunset tour together.
Watch the sun disappear behind Kings Park as you both sip on a glass of bubbles or a beer, and gently paddle your Chiliboat water bikes – a fun bike x boat hybrid – along the Swan River. Full training is provided prior to boarding, and a trained guide will accompany you for peace of mind (and a ton of photos).
It’s $75.00 for the hour-long sunset tour with an added beverage, or $60.00 for a regular one hour paddle.
Mother’s Day Gin and Bloom Box
Yes, Champagne makes a great Mother’s Day gift. But, have you tried getting mum a bangin’ local gin instead?
If mum loves kicking back with a G&T, she’s going to absolutely love this gorgeous box from Fremantle’s own Republic of Fremantle (ROF). At $125.00, this glorious combo of ROF Full Bodied gin and an everlasting dried arrangement from Floral Army couldn’t be a better deal. They’ll even hand-deliver it to your mum on the day, perfect for anyone who’ll find it hard to be there in person.
For those that are in the same region, consider booking a group in for gin school hosted by the effervescent gin goddess, Dhiva Thangathurai. Tickets are $170.00 each and you’ll get a welcome G&T, a tour and brief history of the Republic of Fremantle, a mini pot still distilling tutorial, and your very own bottle of custom gin at the end.
Matthew Landers Flowers
Look, there mightn’t be a bunch big enough but flowers are always a good idea, especially if they’ve come from the floral master himself, Matthew Landers.
This year, the celebrated Claremont florist has created a special Mother’s Day range – aptly named Matriach – to go a little way towards showing mum just how much you love her. Pick your bunch (there are eight different arrangements to choose from); choose your colour palette – bold and vibrant, dark and moody, or soft and romantic; and have the team deliver it to your mum’s door on the day. If the flowers don’t feel quite enough, you can add a bottle of Moet and a custom Matthew Landers scented candle to the order too.
Bunches start from just $99.00 and can be ordered online here. Good news for South West folk: Matthew’s new Bunbury store is also taking orders for Mother’s Day.
Sue Lewis Chocolate Class
A box of chocolate seems quite the inadequate gift when you could be gifting mum an intimate chocolate making masterclass instead…
Every Wednesday from 6.00pm, Sue Lewis’ chocolate store transforms into a classroom for anyone keen to learn the art of chocolate tempering and moulding. Book your mum in and she’ll be learning the ins and outs of great chocolate from Perth’s very own chocolate queen. Learning literally never tasted so good!
Tickets are $120.00 per person and include your very own box of take-home treats. You’ll have to book well in advance as the small classes fill up fast.
Greenify Co Grow Gift Bundle
Flowers are fleeting, but plants – should your mum have the right coloured thumb – will, theoretically, last forever.
The ‘Grow’ bundle ($145.00) from Greenify Co is the Mother’s Day gift that keeps on giving. Along with a hardy Peace Lilly to brighten up the benchtop, this gift pack comes with a Scandi-style watering can, soil food, a foliage spray, an aqua meter, soap, and the adorable ‘Little Book of Houseplants and Other Greenery’ that mum can refer to time and time again to keep her plants in tip-top shape.
Alternatively, sign your mum up for a 3 or 6-month indoor plant subscription ($115.00 and $230.00 respectively) for monthly greenery deliveries – literally a gift that keeps on giving!