17 Unusual Mother's Day Gifts for Mums in Australia
Mother's Day is just around the corner, and if you're looking for a unique gift to show your mum just how special she is, we've got you covered.
Our selection of unique Mother’s Day gifts includes a curated list of sustainable gifts, experience gifts, Australian gifts and product-focused gifts that your mum will love you for!
Here are 17 unusual Mother's Day gifts for mums in Australia:
1. A custom family portrait
If your mum is someone who likes to be surrounded by family, a custom family portrait is a gift she can cherish for years to come.
Commissioning a local artist to capture special memories and create your one-of-a-kind family portrait is also a great way to support local Australian businesses.
Tip: Search Google for a local photographer. Make sure you view their reviews and check out their portfolio of work before booking.
2. A relaxing spa day
Who wouldn’t love a full day of head-to-toe pampering?
Spoil your mum with a spa day designed around her favourite treatments. From massages, facials, hot tubs and spas, you can plan a day that will leave her feeling blissed out and fully rejuvenated.
Not only will a spa day gift her time out from her day-to-day responsibilities, but it could also be a fun and relaxing way to bond with friends, sisters or mothers.
Tip: If you’re based in Sydney, check out TimeOut’s latest review of the best spas in Sydney.
Australia is overflowing with amazing wineries, many offering experimental tastings of their finest vintage. If you want to make your day at the winery that little more special, you can even book a private tasting for mum — and you.
Tip: If you’re based in Adelaide and looking for a sensory cheese and wine Masterclass, check out Tasting Australia’s list of upcoming events.
4. A self-care bundle box
When it comes to unusual Mother's Day gifts for mums in Australia, there is nothing more unique than a Make My Shave gift set.
Personal grooming choices are ultimately up to the individual, but if your mum does shave, this particular present will be extra special.
A high-quality women's razor is a bathroom essential she might not necessarily purchase for herself, so being gifted a glamorous Make My Shave razor is something she’ll genuinely appreciate.
Tip: For the best women’s razor, check out Make My Shave Self-care Bundle Box
5. A gourmet cooking class
If your mum loves to cook, surprise her with a gourmet cooking class. Local cooking schools and restaurants across Australia offer a range of fun, exotic and creative cooking classes.
From Italian cuisine to Asian fusion, a cooking class can get her out of her comfort zone in the kitchen and experiment with new cuisines and homemade heavenly goodies.
Tip: For the best cooking classes in Australia, check out Australian Travellers 9 Cooking Classes.
6. A personalized jewellery piece
If you’re thinking of getting mum a gift that’s both timeless and sentimental, jewellery is a meaningful gift she can cherish for years to come.
Jewellery is also a versatile option. You can pick from a range of precious materials and designs to find something unique to her. You can even arrange a piece customised with her birthstone or initials or choose a design that reflects her personality.
Tip: For a list of Australian Jewellery Brands, check out Refinery29’s 15 brands to bookmark & shop.
7. A custom fragrance
When it comes to Mother’s Day, perfume is always a winner, but creating a one-of-a-kind fragrance for your mum gives it an extra personal touch.
For a fun and unusual Mother's Day Gift, work with a local perfumer to design her ‘Mother’s Day’ fragrance, or why not go to a workshop together and turn it into a day you'll both never forget?
This is a unique gift that she'll love to wear and will always remind her of you.
Tip: If you’re based in Melbourne and looking for an artisan fragrance boutique, check out Metascent Perfume Studio.
8. Sip and dance class
You’re never too old to learn to dance! A Sip and Dance class is the ultimate girls
night out—and an experience that will leave mum feeling empowered, confident and energised.
From Burlesque/Hip hop mix to Contemporary, Theatre and Classical dance, there are classes that cover all genres of dance.
Tip: If you’re based in the Gold Coast, check out Sip and Dance led by Christie Lee.
9. A pottery class
A pottery class is a great way for your mum to get her hands dirty and unleash her creative side.
Many local studios offer classes for beginners. A lesson can also be an activity you enjoy together — or you can even arrange a private class.
Working with clay is considered to be a meditative and calming activity. It can provide a break from the stresses of daily life, so taking a pottery class can be an unusually relaxing way to spend a day.
Tip: If you’re based in Byron, you can make pottery in a studio by the sea from Byron School of Clay.
10. Aboriginal art class
If you’re looking for a gift that’s both creative and educational, an Aboriginal art class can be great for all the family. Together, learn how to understand stories told through Aboriginal paintings and create your own souvenir of Australian art to take home.
Tip: Janbal Gallery offers a range of art workshops under the guidance of acclaimed Aboriginal artist, Brian “Binna” Swindley at Janbal Gallery.
11. A gourmet food hamper
Looking for an unusual Mother's Day gift that'll make her go "yum!"?
A food hamper can be a truly delicious treat for Mother’s Day! You can arrange for your mum to receive a hamper filled with all her favourite goodies. From delicious treats and snacks to exotic teas and artisan chocolates, a hamper is a feast for the senses. You can even create a special box just for her.
Oh, and the best part? Mum won’t have to do any of the cooking!
Tip: If the Tasmanian gourmet scene makes you go ‘mmm’, check out Tasmanian Gourmet Gifts.
12. Audiobook subscription
If your mum is an avid fan of audiobooks, this year, why not give your mum the gift of entertainment?
An audiobook subscription will give her access to thousands of audiobooks in every genre. This style of subscription is like a library at her fingertips.
Whether she's into romance, mystery, biography or self-help, she'll find something to love. And the best part? She can listen anytime, anywhere, from her daily commute to her nightly bubble bath.
Tip: If you want to give the gift of great listening, check out Audible gift vouchers.
13. A personal stylist session
If your mum has always fantasised about refreshing her wardrobe, why not arrange for her to receive a personal stylist session?
Many local stylists and stores throughout Australia offer consultations and shopping trips to help your mum find the perfect outfit.
Tip: For a personal stylist with styling skills that can give your wardrobe a refresh or transform your look completely, check out the latest styling services by David Jones.
14. A hot air balloon ride
Give your mum an experience she'll never forget with a hot air balloon ride across some of Australia’s most iconic landscapes.
From the vineyards of Hunter Valley to the spectacular views over Melbourne City, a hot air balloon trip is one of the most unique ways to see the beauty of Australia from above and create lasting memories.
Tip: If flying high is the type of jaw-dropping gift she'll love, Big Red Group’s Adrenaline provides a range of hot-air balloon trips across Australia.
15. A gin distillery tour
If the special woman in your life likes experience gifts AND appreciates an exceptionally good GnT, why not treat her to a distillery tour and tasting from a dedicated gin distillery?
Tours usually include behind-the-scenes access to production processes, bottling setup, and of course, gin tasting…
16. Soy candle
If she loves sustainable scents, a soy candle is a gift she can light up and enjoy.
Look out for brands that use natural eco-soy wax, minimal packaging and sustainable materials.
Tip: Handmade in Melbourne, Velvety soy candles are 100% handmade by Velvety's owner and founder. Choose from a generous range of floral, fresh, sweet, and woody scents.
17. Female shaving subscription
If you’re someone who prefers to skip traditional gifts and opt for a more unusual Mother's Day gift, then a Make My Shave subscription will seriously make her day!
In addition to receiving a high-quality razor, a shaving subscription gives her instant access to fresh and fabulous razor blades when she needs them.
Tip: To give the gift of convenience and sustainable body care, check out Make My Shave women’s razor subscription.
Surprise your mum and show her how much you care with one of our favourite unusual Mother's Day gifts.
From a custom family portrait and relaxing spa day to a distillery tour and women’s shaving subscription, there are plenty of unique gifts to choose from.
So why not try something different this year? Give your mum a gift that she'll remember for years to come.
Go ahead, Make Her Mother’s Day.