We think most mums deserve a Mother’s Day present, Hallmark holiday or not. They lovingly guided us as we were screaming through infancy and moping through adolescence ––May 13 is our day to give back. If you’re stuck for inspiration, these unique South Australian gifts and locally based Mother’s Day experiences will plant you firmly in the good books with mummy dearest. And we’ve done all the grunt work for you. Mum’s the word.
Bonding experiences for you and your mum
Pasta Masterclass And Wine Tasting In The Barossa
Over the years, mum’s all over the country have taught us how to expand our recipe repertoire beyond Vegemite on toast and two-minute noodles, how to avoid chopping our fingers off and burning down the house. What better way to pay her back, than to teach her some new tricks in the kitchen; throw some flour on the bench and roll out fresh pasta with a professional chef. During the Pasta Masterclass you’ll prepare and devour 4 delicious pasta dishes, drink wine and finish off with coffee and fresh nougat. If you’re up to it, you can pop down the road for a few tastings in the wine region’s outstanding cellar doors.
To book a class or find out more, click here.
Beresford High Tea And Professional Demonstration
Get up close and personal with the punk princess of pastry, Anna Polyviou, as she hosts a Mother’s Day High Tea experience at Beresford House, nestled in the vines of McLaren Vale. Indulge in an expertly crafted high tea menu, unlimited Sparkling Premium Cuvee NV, and gifts upon arrival. Anna will be running a professional cooking demonstration and joining you for a chat while you nibble on delectable sweets and sip your bubbles! To explore the event further and book a seat click here.
Udder Delights In Hahndorf
Looking for something a bit cheesier? Treat Mum to an udderly delightful afternoon in Hahndorf, tasting the regions finest local produce which can also be offered as a High Tea experience. The cheese cellar door offers an enormous range of tasting boards, fondue, and of course the high tea menu which can be made vegetarian and for guest groups large or intimate. Afterwards, take a stroll through the Hahndorf township, exploring gorgeous artisans, German beers and blooming Autumn foliage.
To book a seat and learn more about Udder Delights click here.
Floristry Workshop In The Central Markets
Falling on the Saturday before, this Mother’s Day floristry workshop in the Central Markets will give you the chance to build the perfect personal bouquet for your Mum, or bring her along to better cater for her tastes! You’ll get to choose fresh flowers from the Adelaide Central Market Flower Stall, before receiving expert arrangement tips and guidance and complimentary bubbles.
To book tickets and find out more click here.
Make Your Own Unique Perfume Scent With One Seed
There is something incredibly special about having a unique scent, especially when you craft it yourself! There are two people included in the ticket price, so you and Mum can ignite your olfactory senses together and spend the morning concocting smells that make her heart sing. Hosted by expert perfumer and founder of One Seed, Liza Cook, you’ll have access to a professional fragrance palette. To create the perfect Mother’s Day scent and let your noses guide you to the ultimate take-home gift, book a class by clicking here.
One-on-One Glass Blowing Workshop At The Jam Factory
Your mum probably hasn’t come across the opportunity to play with molten hot glass, or practice glass-blowing in an intimate environment with one-on-one guidance. The Jam Factory offer workshops that will give her the opportunity to get hands-on and create her own designs to take home. If your Mum is looking to dive into a new hobby, or explore a creative and exciting new art forms, this could be the ultimate Mother’s Day gift. To make further enquiries and explore all of the Jam Factory workshops, click here.
Local gifts from the heart
OrganiQ Natural Skincare
Bring the day spa to your Mum’s house with this local luxury range hailing from the coastline of Kangaroo Island. Combining botanical extracts, bio-actives and native ingredients like Ligurian Bee Honey, rose and sea salt – these treats for your skin are good enough to eat! Supporting environmental awareness and women’s wellbeing, OrganiQ are the perfect pick if you’re looking to exfoliate, cleanse and condition even the most sensitive skin.
You can find OrganiQ at Norwood, Pasadena and Frewville Foodland and the Adelaide Central markets, or by clicking here.
Fresh Beans For The Coffee Fiend
If your old gal can’t wake up without a decent cup of coffee, treat her with some of the freshest beans you can get your hands on. After searching the coffee capitals of the world and bringing back the best, By 6 Coffee Roasters in the Adelaide hills will roast your beans to order, and post them them the same day. This gift is best paired with a delightfully tacky ‘world’s best Mum’ mug, or a keep cup.
To find your favourite blend and place an order, click here.
From The Wild Plant Based Treats
Looking to cement your title as ‘the favourite child’ this Mother’s Day? The stunning cakes of From the Wild should do the trick. Handcrafted by Shanti and Nathan in the Adelaide Hills, the boutique desserts are so pleasing to the eye, you’ll struggle to make the first cut. From the Wild cater for a range of dietary intolerances and lifestyle choices including refined-sugar free, gluten-free, vegan, paleo and more. This Mother’s Day they’re offering specialty cupcakes, tarts and gift boxes; to make an order or find out more, click here.
Spirit Away Treasures
For the hippy-hearted, these hemp-wrapped crystal necklaces, and hand-drawn mandala cheeseboards and soy candles from Spirit Away, are a gorgeous way to celebrate your Mum and support a local artist! Made from the heart, 100% of proceeds from the Spirit Away project are donated to victims of human trafficking, so you know you’re buying a gift that keeps on giving.
You can purchase them at the Pink Tulip Florist in Colonnades Noarlunga, or place an order for postage or local drop off (around Adelaide) by clicking here.
Beerenberg Mother’s Day Hamper
When your Mum loves great food, it’s easy to spoil them. From Lemon & Lime Curd to decadent jams, relishes and everything in between, stock up her cupboards with the best of the best. Packed to the brim with flavour, the Beerenberg Family Farm in Hahndorf will fill a little wooden box with everything your Mum’s scones have been calling for, and send it straight to her doorstep.
To order a Mother’s Day Gift Hamper or find out more, click here.
McLaren Vale Pamper Pack
If you’re looking for the ultimate pamper-hamper, one that will treat your Mum from her sweet tooth to her toe nails, this basket of goodies packs an extremely decadent range. With local toffee, soaps, creams and chocolates, she’ll be pouring a bath and immediately carting the entire basket off to the bathroom for some well-deserved me-time.
To order this hamper, or explore other Mother’s Day packs, full of local SA produce, click here.
We want to know how you’ve spoiled your Mum on Mother’s Day! Leave us your best suggestions in the comments, below.