Things to do on Mother’s Day and gift ideas for 2021

For the mum who loves adventure, we've hunted down dozens of gift ideas and things to do on Mother's Day for every budget.

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If you're on the hunt for a gift or looking for things to do on Mother's Day, then you've come to the right place. We have hand-picked dozens of ideas to help you in your search for that perfect present for your lovely mum.

Our selection includes a variety of gifts ideas and things to do that Mum can appreciate on Mother's Day or in the future. Whether she enjoys adventure-filled experiences or prefers to sit back with some bubbles and be pampered, these ideas are sure to earn you major brownie points.

Budget-friendly options

Treat Mum without breaking the bank with these gifts and experiences. Choose between gifts you can surprise her with on Mother's Day or give her something for the future. Either way, we're sure Mum will love these gifts and experiences.

Under $50

Gin Distillery Tour with Tasting Paddle and Cheese
Gin Distillery Tour with Tasting Paddle and Cheese

RedBalloon

Rock Climbing, Abseiling and Zipline Adventure
Rock Climbing, Abseiling and Zipline Adventure

Adrenaline

$50–$100

Snorkelling with Turtles Tour - Cook Island
Snorkelling with Turtles Tour - Cook Island

Adrenaline

Wine Tasting and Cheese at Dryridge Estate with Gift
Wine Tasting and Cheese at Dryridge Estate with Gift

RedBalloon

Sydney Harbour Afternoon Cruise with Island Stop and Lunch
Sydney Harbour Afternoon Cruise with Island Stop and Lunch

RedBalloon

$100+

Adelaide Central Market Early Risers Breakfast Tour
Adelaide Central Market Early Risers Breakfast Tour

Wotif

Private Yoga by the Sea Session in Bondi
Private Yoga by the Sea Session in Bondi

RedBalloon

Thrilling experiences

For a Mother's Day experience she won't forget, surprise Mum with a gift fit for a thrillseeker. RedBalloon and Adrenaline offer gift vouchers that are valid for three years, so she can choose her adventure and have something to look forward to.

Creative courses

Learning a new skill is a great way for Mum to take time out for herself and do the things she loves.

Wildflower Arrangement Workshop with Tapas Winery Lunch
Wildflower Arrangement Workshop with Tapas Winery Lunch

RedBalloon

Cruises

If Mum loves the water, take her cruising with some unique fine dining and classical musical in the background on a fancy Mother's Day lunch or dinner.

Glass Bottom Boat Cruise and Penguin Feeding
Glass Bottom Boat Cruise and Penguin Feeding

RedBalloon

Perth Swan River Dinner Cruise with Drinks
Perth Swan River Dinner Cruise with Drinks

Adrenaline

Sunset Cruise with Champagne & Cheese Platter
Sunset Cruise with Champagne & Cheese Platter

Adrenaline

Lunch and dinner ideas

Enjoy Mother's Day lunch or dinner with your loved ones to show Mum how much you appreciate her.

Gunners' Barracks 3 Course Modern Australian Lunch
Gunners' Barracks 3 Course Modern Australian Lunch

RedBalloon

The Ultimate Steakhouse Experience with Wine
The Ultimate Steakhouse Experience with Wine

RedBalloon

Michelin Star Chef 5 Course Degustation
Michelin Star Chef 5 Course Degustation

RedBalloon

Wildflower Arrangement Workshop with Tapas Winery Lunch
Wildflower Arrangement Workshop with Tapas Winery Lunch

RedBalloon

High tea ideas

Treat her on Mother's Day with a home delivered high tea or choose a future date to celebrate.

Sparkling High Tea in the Hunter Valley
Sparkling High Tea in the Hunter Valley

RedBalloon

Alice in Wonderland Cocktail Tea Party Adventure
Alice in Wonderland Cocktail Tea Party Adventure

RedBalloon

Harbourside High Tea with Sparkling Wine
Harbourside High Tea with Sparkling Wine

RedBalloon

Sparkling High Tea at the National Gallery of Victoria
Sparkling High Tea at the National Gallery of Victoria

RedBalloon

Elegant High Coffee at the InterContinental Adelaide
Elegant High Coffee at the InterContinental Adelaide

RedBalloon

Spa and massage packages

Make Mother's Day a relaxation day by getting Mum to a well-deserved massage or spa treatment.

House of Ernest - Gratitude Facial, Peel and Massage Pamper Package
House of Ernest - Gratitude Facial, Peel and Massage Pamper Package

Groupon

Siam Princess Thai Massage at The Dymocks Building
Siam Princess Thai Massage at The Dymocks Building

Groupon

Detoxing Sauna, Floatation Tank and Salt Therapy Package
Detoxing Sauna, Floatation Tank and Salt Therapy Package

RedBalloon

Hampers

A thoughtful gift to show Mum just how well you know her (and score major brownie points). Can't find what you're looking for? Find more Mother's Day hamper options here.

Gift cards

Sometimes it's hard to book something for Mum without her finding out. A gift card is a perfect Mother's Day present because she can choose her dates and where she wants to go. All of the gift vouchers below are valid for three to five years.


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