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Mother’s Day Gift Baskets and Hampers

This article will share where to get some of the best Mother’s Day Gift baskets and Hampers. The perfect way to say “Thank you” to your mum.

A hamper or gift basket can be the perfect way to say “Thank you” to your mum on Mother’s Day.

As well as taking mum out to a fab Mother’s Day event this year, any Mum would be delighted with a Mother’s Day gift hamper filled with her favourite things. You can buy hampers ready made or put together a personalised Mother’s Day gift basket of your own. Even if you can’t be there in person to present your gift, there are lots of gift hamper delivery services available to help you make Mum’s day.

Why Mother’s Day gift hampers are great!

A gift hamper can be perfectly tailored to suit your Mum’s tastes, and they’re readily available or easy to make. They can be as big or small as you like, the variety is limitless, and they can be presented in person or couriered. Best of all, a gift hamper is just like a treasure chest filled with delights, and the delight on Mum’s face will be evident!

Ready-made gift hampers at major retailers

In the lead up to Mother’s Day you’ll find lots of gift hampers at the shops to suit every budget. From low cost variety stores, to department stores and boutique retailers, chances are you will find something to suit.

The pros of shop-bought gift hampers

  • Convenient – The contents have already been selected and laid out and the hamper is ready to give
  • Variety – Different sizes, themes and prices to suit your needs

The cons of shop-bought gift hampers

  • Set contents – You can’t swap out items already in the hamper if there’s something Mum doesn’t require
  • Value – You could end up paying for things in the hamper that won’t get used
  • Mass-produced – The gifts are generic

Ready-made gift hampers at boutique stores

Is there a shop or brand that you know Mum wishes she could splurge at, but she can never bring herself to spend that much money there? This is your opportunity to treat her to the gifts or experiences she has had her eye on! Lots of boutique stores, if they don’t already have pre-packaged hampers, would be delighted to put together a special Mother’s Day gift basket just for you, and they’ll make sure it’s beautifully wrapped and presented too!

Mother’s Day gift baskets online

If you can’t get to the shops, you can buy a Mother’s Day gift basket online to be delivered direct to your Mum, or to your address to give to her. The sort of Mother’s Day baskets online stores sell have a beautiful selection of premium products presented in boxes, tote bags and baskets.

Products include toiletries and pamper items, gourmet foods, chocolates, plants and flowers, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, and even pretty teacups and saucers. Check out the range at some of our favourite online gift basket retailers.

Gourmet Basket

Gourmet Basket has lots of luxury gift packages and pamper packs. Take a look at these that we’ve highlighted:

Edible Blooms

Edible Blooms creates bouquets of chocolates complemented with wine, candles and plants for that extra touch of indulgence. We like:

Macarthur Baskets

Macarthur Baskets has a huge range of Mother’s Day gift hampers including toiletries, chocolates, wine, flowers, soft toys and gourmet snacks. These are our favourites:

Gifts Australia

Gifts Australia is another great place to find the perfect Mother’s Day hamper for mums special day. We love the look of these ones:

Interflora Australia

Did you know Interflora did hampers! Yep, they sure do! They actually have a huge range from flowers, to food, to drinks and

Check out these options to spoil your mum:

Snowgoose Gift Hamper’s & Baskets

Snowgoose fruit baskets and fruit hampers brim with the finest quality produce from Australia’s top growers, artisans and small batch providores. Handmade to order, Snowgoose Mother’s Day fruit gift baskets arrive exquisitely presented in a wooden box. If your mum loves the finer and healthier things in life this could be the ultimate gift for her!

Dessert Boxes

If your mum is a sweet tooth then give her a choc-a-holics dream gift with one of these sugar overload dessert boxes!

Little Shop of Happiness

These beautifully curated gift boxes come in vibrant colours sure to brighten your mum’s day this Mother’s Day.

Pot Me Pretty

Is your mum an official plant lady? Send mum a beautiful potted plant for her special day.

Hooray Brownies

These guys do the BEST brownies EVER! Get extra brownie points (pun intended) with one of these delicious Mother’s Day gift boxes. 


If your mum loves a celebratory alcoholic beverage then a brewquet is the ultimate beery (wine or cider) gift just for her this Mother’s Day!

Cheese Therapy

Cheese Therapy have put together seven perfect Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day that your cheese adoring mum will love.

Families Tip: Don’t just look in the Mother’s Day section – you might find the perfect basket for you mum under a different theme!

Make a Mother’s Day gift basket yourself

Mother’s Day Gift Hampers

Making your own gift basket is a lot of fun to do and means the whole family can contribute. You can buy a ready-made hamper then add to it or just buy a nice basket and do the rest yourself! Variety stores and craft stores have a range of suitable ‘hampers’. Consider a reusable storage basket, tote bag, cooler bag, Esky, pretty cardboard box or even a small suitcase if Mum loves to travel. A decorative planter from a garden centre can also work well depending on your theme. Here are some things you could include in your DIY Mother’s Day gift hamper:

  • Her favourite foods – biscuits, cake, chocolates, snack items, gourmet delicatessen, fruit and home-baked goodies
  • Tickets to a show or experience that you can enjoy together
  • Her favourite tea or coffee brand – consider a new cup or mug too!
  • Handmade pictures or crafts from the kids are always popular!
  • Spa or massage voucher
  • Her favourite wine or liqueur and a fancy new glass to drink it from
  • Toiletries and perfume
  • A booklet of vouchers entitling her to breakfasts in bed, sleep-ins and bubble baths.
  • A movie of her preferred genre or the latest book from her favourite author
  • Mini photo album filled with family memories
  • A plant or seeds if Mum loves gardening, with new gloves and a trowel
  • Jewellery

You can buy rolls of cellophane at variety stores and newsagents to wrap your hamper, and bags of coloured shredded paper or craft straw from craft shops to help with the layout. To make it even more exciting, individually wrap all the little gifts inside in paper or fabric gift bags. Add a ribbon or bow and you’re good to go!

Have a wonderful Mother’s Day!

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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