Mother’s Day Gifts For Every Type Of Mum

Riverlife Team

Tuesday, 05 May 2020

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Are you once again stuck for Mother’s Day gift ideas? In fact, you could be asking when is Mother’s Day this year? With the world coming to a standstill with Covid-19, it’s hard to know what day it is, let alone people’s birthdays or other celebrations. That’s why we’re here to help. Firstly – Mother’s Day is Sunday 10th May. Secondly, we’re going to help you find the perfect gift for Mum. And to make it easier, we’ve set aside a personalised gift that you can choose to best suit and spoil your mum this Mother’s Day.

Adventurous Mum

It may not be for all of us, but some mums like to push it to the limit. They may have been adrenaline junkies before kids, or like to be screaming for reasons other than their children. What we do know is that Adventurous Mums need their thirst for adventure quenched. That’s why we’re suggesting you purchase a gift voucher for The Story Bridge Adventure Climb for your mum this year. 

One of only three bridge climbs in the world, The Story Bridge Adventure Climb offers the perfect combination of adventure and spectacle. Climbing the bridge begins from the base in Kangaroo Point, just down the road from the Story Bridge Hotel. From here, climb the bridge stairs all the way up to the peak for some mind-blowing views and incredible photos. Take in the city views and look out for famous Brisbane landmarks throughout this unique and unforgettable experience. 

If climbing the Story Bridge doesn’t sound like quite enough adventure for your mum, don’t fret. Brand new to the Story Bridge Adventure Climb experience is the Walk the Plank and the Cantilever Lean Out! These additional experiences have you walking or dangling over the edge of the 74m high bridge. Now that is adventurous!

Purchase a Gift Voucher here!

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You can look at this recommendation one of two ways. On one hand, your mum’s social media game may be on point and need a new angle. On the other hand, her account may be a disaster and that needs a kick start. Either way, there’s no better way to blow up your mum’s insta than with a shot of her kayaking at sunset, followed by cheese and wine. That’s where Riverlife’s Twilight Kayak, Wine & Grazing Board experience comes in.

As twilight tours go, there isn’t much better than what’s on offer here. The light bouncing off the water, the cityscape’s office lights twinkling like stars, the Story Bridge illuminating the sky and an incredible sunset over Brisbane. Experiencing all this and more whilst cruising the Brisbane River on a kayak is a magical experience. Whilst a small appetite for adventure is needed here, it’s not an extreme activity and is suitable for all ages and fitness levels. 

And if the view and kayaking experience isn’t enough, this activity is capped off with wine and cheese. I repeat, WINE and CHEESE! It doesn’t get much better than this, especially when relaxing on a riverside deck, overlooking the river you just conquered by kayak. 

Both the on-water adventure and the wine and dine experience make for an awesome Instagram upload. The staff at Riverlife are always happy to help with taking photos too to make sure you’re covered from every angle.

Buy a gift voucher from Riverlife here, and become mum’s favourite with the perfect gift.

wine and cheese gifts for mum

Overworked Mum

Being a mum has to surely be the toughest job in the world right? Imagine you worked 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, as a combination cleaner, chef, psychologist, driver and general expert in everything. Now imagine that this job pays $0 per annum. That’s motherhood for you! That’s why we’re suggesting you treat your overworked mum to a getaway at Tangalooma Island Resort

Tangalooma is the perfect long-weekend escape from Brisbane and could be just what your overworked mum needs. Beautiful beaches, stunning sunsets, snorkelling, kayaking, and everything in between! Or just a nice relaxing spa day, that works too. 

Whilst the resort is closed right now, Gift Vouchers are available for purchase. By locking in even a small amount for a gift voucher, this will make sure that your mum makes time to relax in the future and treat herself to the life of luxury she deserves. 

Vouchers for Tangalooma Island Resort can be purchased here. 

If you’re looking to pre-book an experience, why not check out TangaTours, who have a range of adventure activities and massage and beauty experiences available.

Tangalooma island getaway for mum
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Green Thumb Mum

God bless the Green Thumb Mum. She’s there to save your house plants from near-death and always has sage advice to help care for your herb garden (see what I did there?). In these times of self-isolation, it’s hard for the Green Thumb Mum to get out there and reinvigorate both indoor and outdoor plant life. That’s why we’re recommending you help her out this Mother’s Day!

This is where The Tropic Gardener comes in. Providing you with the perfect gift this Mother’s Day, The Tropic Gardener is a brand-new garden centre, soon to open in Kenmore. As a new kid on the block, they have a great selection of quality plants that can be purchased directly online. From Orchids to Vegetable Seeds, Indoor and Outdoor Plants, all can be found on The Tropic Gardener.

And if you’re worried about where these plants may go, why not buy mum a stand too? This is a perfect combination gift idea with a sibling. We’d recommend Oak & Hide’s Adjustable Plant Stand. Locally made from native timber, this Adjustable Plant Stand will help make sure your chosen plant fits perfectly! Purchase one here. 

gifts for mums with green thumbs

Nature Mum

Whilst the Green Thumb Mum loves caring for nature, the Nature Mum just loves getting amongst it! This might be bushwalking, chasing waterfalls, or any other excuse to get out and about in the wilderness. In this time of self-isolation, the Nature Mum is probably going crazy! That’s why we’re recommending you treat her with a Walkabout Creek Adventures gift voucher.

Walkabout Creek Adventures, based at Enoggera Dam, gives your mum the opportunity to let loose and dive into nature – literally! Kayaking and Stand Up Paddle Boarding in the dam is a serene activity and it’s hard to believe that you’re only 20 minutes away from Brisbane CBD. The D’Agular National Park features a range of wildlife to spot like turtles, swamphens, and even echidnas!

If your mum prefers to keep her feet dry, the team at Walkabout Creek Adventures also have mountain bikes for hire. This activity is pretty strenuous, but it is an awesome way to experience D’Agular National Park. 

Check out Walkabout Creek Adventures’ range of Gift Vouchers here. 

Mothers day gifts for outdoorsy mums

Impossible to Buy For Mum

It’s quite possible that your mum doesn’t fit into any of these suggested categories, and that’s okay! We’ve got you covered. If you’re looking for a whale watching activity, a cooking class, an indoor skydiving experience or even a high-tea, we’ve got just the place for you. Gifting Owl.

Gifting Owl is an online gifting platform that offers a multitude of experience gifts Australia-wide and internationally. The best thing is that all these gifts are fully exchangeable. That way if you don’t quite get the perfect gift for mum, she can exchange it for whatever she likes! And if you’re wanting to be extra careful, they even have dollar-amount gift vouchers as well. 

Explore their range of gifts for mum here.

gifting owl mothers day gifts

BONUS: Spoil Mum with these Amazing Mother’s Day Cards

Never underestimate how great a quality card can be. Also never underestimate how hard it is to find one. Luckily, we’ve got a bonus recommendation. Paper Hands is a Brisbane-based illustrator who has incredible talent. The range of illustrations, posters are perfect options for Mother’s Day gifts also, but we’re highlighting her soon-to-be-released set of Mother’s Day cards. These cards will show a certain dedication that trumps going down to the supermarket. It’s also an economically friendly way to support a local business in these troubled times.

Buy mum a bespoke Mother’s Day card here.