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Top 10 Best Mother’s Day Gift Ideas: Unique Gifts for Mum!

This article will give you 10 of the best Mother’s Day gift ideas, that are unique and sure to make your mum smile, this Mother’s Day.

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Always on the look out for a unique Mother’s Day Gift idea, we have compiled a list of fabulous ideas that you can get your mum on Sunday 12 May 2024 to show her how much you care. Say goodbye to the chocolates and flowers (or get those as well) and hello to unique gift ideas that have showed you have put some thought into her special day. Mother’s are special – it doesn’t matter if they are a single parent or belong to a huge family… it’s time to make them feel loved!

In no particular order – mostly cause I wrote this at 6am in the morning and was too lazy to consider how to group these… our Top 10 Unique Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for 2024

1. Pamper package in Brisbane 2024

Let’s all agree right now, that being a mum is hard work! 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from the minute she fell pregnant, your mum has probably been thinking about you or doing something for you. I know this ratio changes as the kids get older and become adults themselves, but if you count up the hours, days, weeks, months that she has put your needs above her own, she deserves way more than a medal.

So grab her a pamper package for a unique Mother’s Day gift that will let her relax for at least an hour (it barely seems enough so best grab those aforementioned chocolates and flowers too!) or really splash out and get her a whole day spa. Local nail salons are great for a quick hour pedicure or you could book in something more flash like a spa treatment at Stephanie’s Retreat – locations in Bulimba, Cleveland, Sofitel (city), Clear Mountain and Noosa. Find out more here. 

If you’d like to take her to one of many delightful Gold Coast spas instead, you can find that information here.

Looking for a day spa to really spoil mum? Check out our list here! 

2. Get crafty with Mum in Brisbane 2024

There are so many opportunities to get crafty with your mum in your local area. With paint and sip activities to jewellery making, a quick search on Facebook or Google will bring up lots of craft activities and art activities you can do with you mum. 

Got a crafty mum? Check out the range of craft storage options here.

We’ve also got some wonderful, easy-to-do craft ideas for Mother’s Day. Follow this link to see how you can get crafty.

3. Unique Mother’s Day gift ideas from Airbnb 2024

Have you got on to the awesomeness that is airbnb yet? If not, this Mother’s Day is the ideal time to book mum a weekend away either with or without the family (she loves you, she will totally want to take you all as well, right?!)

There are amazing places to go both on the coast and in the mountains near Brisbane, and multiple choices for every location. If you have not looked into the unique and ‘not found elsewhere’ accommodation options available through airbnb get on it now by reading our article here.

4. The mug Mum needs 2024!

A mug as a unique mother's day gift idea

Get mum this mug right here. 

5. Throw Mum out of a plane 2024

Unique Mother's Day Gift

OK… maybe don’t throw her out of a plane – it’s more like a jump really (yes, I have done this!). For adrenaline seeking mum’s why not give mum the opportunity to go sky diving, right here in Brisbane. Sky-diving in Brisbane can be found in a few different places.

You can throw your mum out of a (perfectly sound) plane multiple times a week and is certainly a unique Mother’s Day gift idea! Check out the deals on Groupon, Scoopon or Adrenaline by clicking the links. I recommend checking first to see if this is something she actually wants to do before buying! 

5. Bring Me Wine socks 2024!!

Sock gift for Mother's Day

OMG!! I finally found them!!! You can get there here.

6. More for adrenalin junkie Mums 2024

Already jumped out of a plane and looking for something else? Check out the TreeTop Challenge – they have two locations on the Gold Coast one is located at Mount Tamborine and the other is inside Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. Both locations are absolutely unique and unforgettable.

Inside Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary there are 80 amazing TreeTop Challenges with 12 big ziplines including the huge croc shock course where you literally take a series of flying foxes over crocodiles! Check out the Currumbin deal here.

It’s not for the faint of heart, it’s great fun, it’s exciting and it’s completely safe.

6. Hot air balloon ride 2024

Perhaps this is on Mum’s ‘bucket list’ and right now is the time to book this special treat for your mum. There are multiple options in and around Brisbane to try hot air balloon rides both in the morning and in the afternoons most days of the week…. grab a gift voucher or book the actual ride and keep it a secret!

Ssshhhh…. if she loves a good view and is not afraid of heights, then this is a beautiful gift to create memories with your mum! Check out these flights with one of these hot air balloon providers on Groupon, Scoopon or Adrenaline.

We wrote about hot air balloon rides from Brisbane here and from the Gold Coast here.

7. Gourmet gift hamper 2024

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We’ve found a gorgeous range of beautiful gift hampers at prices and styles to suit every budget. You can choose from a huge selection ranging from best value to luxury gift hampers, some featuring classic red or white wines, champagne and stronger tipples. If you decide to go for food on its own, you might try gourmet food gift baskets.

They feature products such as melt-in-the-mouth cocoa dusted truffles, a delectable condiment gift pack and rich chocolate sauce from Australian Country Gourmet, indulging chocolate cookies, traditional steamed Christmas pudding, gourmet antipasto olives and peppers, and so much more. Check them out here.

We wrote a detailed overview of Mother’s Day hampers here.

8. Home delivery fruit and vegetables 2024

No grocery shopping for a month!!? Yes please (no, seriously, someone get ME this one for Mother’s Day!) What would be a better gift that NOT having to grocery shop for a whole month!! Fresh fruit and vegetables and ingredients, delivered to your door. If you should need bread and milk too, there are options available for that as well! And there are options for meal boxes so mum doesn’t even need to meal plan.

There are multiple choices for home delivery fruit and vegetables in Brisbane and surrounds. We wrote a comprehensive overview earlier this year to help local families and you can read our suggestions here.

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And there is always a Hellofresh subscription to save her grocery shopping too and help with planning the weekly family dinners… I 100% genuinely would love this as a Mother’s Day gift!! Get up to  $59.00 discount on your first box here.

9. VIP ride on the Wheel of Brisbane 2024

The Wheel of Brisbane is recognised as one of the most exciting additions to the Brisbane city skyline. You will be inspired by the breathtaking views across the iconic Brisbane River and of course South Bank and beyond. Treat mum to a VIP experience in a private air conditioned gondola, appetizer share platter – chef’s selection of Queensland cold cuts with grilled and marinated vegetables served with crusty ciabatta, a glass of complimentary Sirromet Wine or Soft Drink and more.

Find out more here.

10. Discount vouchers for more Mother’s Day inspiration 2024

I am always a fan of a bargain and if your mum is too, why not grab something from one of the many discount voucher/coupon sites that are offering a plethora of other unique Mother’s Day gift ideas. Check out Scoopon, Adrenaline and Groupon to see what they have on offer this year for your mum! And let us know in comments what you found so other’s can also nab a bargain too!

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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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  1. I was stuck in these two options, a family painting of us or a necklace where Mom is engraved on the pendant. Now, seeing your article I have plenty of options to choose from. I know Mother’s day is just around the corner and I need to decide fast.


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