Spoil mum this Mother’s Day with the best local gift boxes, collabs and hampers in Geelong

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Spoil mum this Mother’s Day with the best local gift boxes, collabs and hampers in Geelong

Words by Talia Rinaldo

Treat Mum like the queen she is with all this local goodness.

Mother’s Day is fast approaching and sometimes buying a present for the loving lady who has everything can be quite tough. Luckily our region has a lot to offer in the way of small businesses specialising in gift boxes, with creative, innovative and motivated minds aplenty and they’ve all being busy curating some truly luxurious gift packs especially for mum.

Whether she’s a foodie, a flower lover or anything in between, these gift boxes will have her completely taken care of.

Sharing Is Caring

One we’ve only just come across, Sharing is Caring is a brilliant business dedicated to creating unique gift boxes and hampers made with love and a personal touch. Curated by a team of gifticians, their gift boxes are filled with well-loved products with the offer of Australia-wide delivery including same day delivery in Metro Melbourne, Geelong, Surf Coast and the Bellarine Peninsula.

For Mother’s Day there’s a bunch of fun pre-made hampers ready to go, for any kind of mum and any kind of budget. We love the Shine Bright Mumma pack that includes all the goodies to help mum relax, unwind and feel the love this Mother’s Day!

Shop the range here.

Flower Bowl

Sending a bouquet of flowers by itself is always a winner, but with candles or wine? That’s true love. At Flower Bowl, you can do that and more with their stunning Mother’s Day range.
You can opt for full, flowery and smelly bouquets made up of hydrangea, roses, dahlias and chrysanthemum disbuds, bloom bags, or a bunch of locally grown tulips; or splurge on one of their curated gift boxes.

Their ‘The Nikki’ pack is made up of the prettiest bundle of sweet-smelling hyacinths, Love Tea, a gorgeous scented Celia Loves candle, Thirsty Body scrub, and Loco Love Artisan Chocolate, all for $120. Big yes from us.

Shop via Flower Bowl.

Oh Honey

Part cafe, part plant paradise, Oh Honey is a favourite when it comes to gifting!

For Mother’s Day, the shop has a stunning range of gift boxes and goodies live online and available for preorder! Show Mum just how special she is and spoil her with something beautiful that ticks all the boxes! We’re talking sweets, plants, wine… all the best things in life.

Pop in store 8am – 3pm Monday to Friday, Saturday 9am – 1pm and as a special treat they will even be open on MOTHER’S DAY 9am – 12pm. Select either delivery anyway right up to Saturday 13th of May or Pick up any day including Mothers Day Sunday 14th of May!


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Mt Duneed Estate

Looking for the perfect gift for mum? Why not look to the most beautiful venue in the entire region – Mt Duneed Estate!

The winery has put together some truly beautiful gift packs for Mother’s Day, including two pack and three packs of wine, plus some fun hamper box selections too with an assortment of relish, crackers, olives and chocolate to be washed down with your favourite wine.

FREE local Geelong/Surf Coast/Surrounds delivery the week of Mother’s Day or FREE pick up from the cellar door.

Shop online here.


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Hello Botanical

Is your Mum a plant enthusiast?

Why not give her a gift that will last with an indoor plant. Hello Botanical is an online Melbourne gift delivery service (nursery) specialising in indoor plants and other carefully curated botanical gifts and care packages with locally designed and made sustainable gifts – all ethically made and/or organic in nature.

If you want to level up and go beyond the plants (including mostera’s, Devil’s Ivy, Peace Lily and more), care packages like the Food Lovers and the Self Care Package are easy wins.

They will be delivering in Melbourne only on the actual day (Sunday 14 May), but can deliver in Geelong Friday 12 May or Monday 15 May.

Visit hellobotanical.com.au/

Winters Cafe Breakfast Box

Oh my platter. Winters Cafe have well and truly outdone themselves with their offerings over the past year, and lucky for us, they’ve decided to whip up a pack for Mother’s Day.

Offering the ultimate brekky spread, this one is perfect for the whole family with smoked salmon bagels, ham & cheese croissants, panacotta, waffles with chocolate sauce, and house baked muesli with berry yoghurt.

Box for 2 is $70 and a box for 4 is $130. To order, simply DM them on Instagram or call on 5221 8832. Orders close Wednesday 10th at 3pm.


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The Local Edit

If you’re looking for something easy, local and luxe to gift mother dear, The Local Edit have you covered.

Ran by a born-and-bred Geelong girl, this small business was conceived during the first wave of the pandemic when shopping local had never been more important – alongside supporting others in the region. Making gift giving easy, The Local Edit puts all amazing goodies from Geelong, Surf Coast and Bellarine locals in one place, in a luxe, beautiful package and with a card.

You can choose from a range of specially curated packs or you can edit your own and fill your box with everything you know your mum will love. As a bonus, they’ll be delivering on Mother’s Day!

Shop their packs via the website.

Boxed and Boards Grazing Boxes

Offering graze boxes and graze tables, Boxed & Boards is the creation of Zara Ramia, spawned from a passion from creating memories for her family and friendly. Turning a hobby into a flourishing business, the grazing boxes are filled with the finest range of cheese, meats, fresh produce and accompaniments, with the option of adding in wine too!

For Mother’s Day, Boxed & Boards is offering a special box in three different sizes. Here you’ll get Croissants, Mini pastry, cruffin, scone with jam and cream, yogurt with granola and fresh fruit, plus some epic add ons if you want to spoil mum!

If that doesn’t take your fancy, there are other options to choose from. The small graze if perfect if you’re looking for some brownie points on the day, with a box packed with Brie, Sopressa & Prosciutto, Crackers, Quince jelly, Chocolate, Pretzels, Mixed nuts, Dried & Fresh fruit, Marinated vegetables and Dip.

Order yours here.

Ripple Effect Gifts

If you’re looking for unique Geelong, Golden Plains, Ballarat, Daylesford, Bellarine Peninsula and Surf Coast hampers, look no further. The unique thing about Ripple Effect Gifts however is that you’re behind the wheel, with the opportunity to personally pick individual, locally sourced product items and create the perfect gift combination to suit mum, right from the comfort of your own home or office.

If you’re strapped for time, they do have pre-organised ones you can pick from too. They even send you a photo of your creation before sending it off!

Suss it all out at rippleeffectgifts.com.au

The Scent Lab

Mums deserve to put their feet up and relax more than anyone, and the lovely legends at The Scent Lab have curated some Mother’s Day packs that will give mum the most sweet-smelling pamper session imaginable. Plus they’re already wrapped and ready to go!

There are a few different options at different prices (and they’re currently on sale), packed with treats like a 50 hour candle, whipped soap, body custard, bath bombs, clay mask and so much more.

Place your order via the website or shop in store.


For Mother’s Day, Sahrflora are delivering fresh flowers across the Greater Geelong region for Mother’s Day on Saturday 13th May 2023, or alternatively flowers can be ordered for a pick up on Sunday 14th May from their South Geelong warehouse.

We love the Lisianthus Bag, which has the blooms presented in an elegant and modern black bouquet bag – all for just $35.

You can even select add on to really make an impact, including natural lip balm, personalized etched glasses, beer, mini wine bottles, tea, or even a bottle of Moet & Chandon.

Have a look here.

Grazed In Geelong

Everyone loves a grazing box – a platter laden with delicious snacks, sweet or savoury, beautifully arranged and all ready to eat either by yourself, with your loved ones or to send as a gift.

Grazed In Geelong is one of the cutest businesses to pop in town specialising in these works of art, and will become a go-to when you’re looking for something to impress. Offering Persian inspired boxes for all occasions, there’s everything to love about this for Mother’s Day! Hassle free and delicious, you can’t go wrong.

DM on Instagram to order.


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The Food Purveyor

The crew at The Food Purveyor love sourcing delicious produce and packing it into Gift Hampers, packed right here in Geelong.

Catering to every budget, their Mother’s Day hampers range from simple ‘I love you’ chocolate pretzels, and the ‘You’re the best mum’ hamper with choccy pretzels, Freckleberry chocolate star and some raspberry and white chocolate melting moment, to the more extravagant Mother’s Day hamper packed with products all produced by women. How special is that?! If mums into her cocktails, there’s even a special Negroni hamper or a Coffee House hamper especially for mum!

Find them at www.thefoodpurveyor.com.au


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The Locavorium

These guys take food seriously. They’ve scoured Geelong and surrounds to uncover the gastronomical delights of our region, along with a few other goodies along the way. We’re talking 6ft6 Rose, Frieda & Gus candles, Prendergast & Grace Mini YoYo’s, Organic Zee teas, Leighgrove Olives Frantoio Olive Oil, Moorabool Valley Chocolate Assorted Chocolates, and so much more. Have a look at their handpicked gift hampers or pick your own from the selected products.

Brownie points with mum guaranteed.

It’s all at thelocavorium.com.au

Baked By Us

This beautiful cupcakery (who support young people who have a disability to gain workplace skills and experience) is always ahead of the game with it comes to themed treats, and this month is no different.

For Mother’s Day, there’s cupcake packs with a bunch of delicious favourites mum will love (lemon meringue, apple crumble, black forest and jam donut cupcakes), a Daisy cupcake box with adorable daisy-designed cupcakes, and a treat box packed with wagon wheels, rockyroad, a Mother’s Day fondant sugar cookie, caramel popcorn and more.

Baked By Us has even teamed up with the Geelong Flower Farm for an add-on flower bouquet.

Pre-orders for Mother’s Day collection (Saturday 13th May) will be closing very soon, so get your orders in now

Grace and Marie

One of our favourite local candle businesses has teamed up with two other local businesses for an epic Mother’s Day cake and candle pack!

For $73 you’ll support 3 small, local businesses and receive 6 beautifully decorated cupcakes from Happiness Is Custom Cakes, a Passionfruit + Papaya candle tin from Grace and Marie, and a gorgeous custom-illustrated gift card from Colour Muse Design to write your own personal message

DM Vanessa at @happiness_is7 to place your order before they’re all gone.

Free delivery in Torquay & Jan Juc on Sunday 14th May or pick-up is available on Saturday afternoon (12-2pm) and Sunday (10-11am).

As Daisy Does

For gorgeous, nature-inspired wedding flowers and indoor plants both hire or sale, Geelong comes to asdaisydoes. For Mother’s Day, the beloved local florist has put together an amazing selection of fresh blooms, dried blooms, gift boxes and treats for the day. There’s even a very fun collab with ‘Julia Makes Cakes’ that teams a bouquet of preserved daisies with a delicious cupcake!

For Mother’s Day, As Daisy Does will be accepting Fresh flower orders until 7pm Wednesday, accepting non Fresh flower orders until 7pm Friday with delivery or pick up available ALL weekend. Everything will be gift wrapped and all flowers will be wet packed

Walk ins welcome, fresh flowers available until sold out.


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Dream Dessert Boxes

Does mum have a serious sweet tooth? If you’re looking to truly treat mum, these dessert boxes are a great place to start. Based in Geelong, the team make gift buying easy, taking the stress off your shoulders, filling these boxes with an abundance of sweet treats! You can choose to buy a pre-designed box, you can build your own, and you can even request a custom order if you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for.

As for what’s in the boxes, you’ll find a number of savoury grazing options, sugar-filled boxes with a bunch of chocolate and lollies, and there’s even a couple with alcohol!

Check it all out via their website.

Field and Vine

Field and Vine is the new venture from the owners of Highton’s beloved Darriwill Farm, which was Geelong’s haven for lovers of fine food, wines and quality gifts and homewares before it closed its doors.

Carefully crafted Food and Wine Hampers showcasing great Geelong and Australian gourmet products, Field and Vine have really honed in on hampers, curating a whole selection of amazing products for any occasion – and you can bet they even do beautiful pre-made hampers guaranteed to make mum’s day.

With a whole category dedicated to mum, you can choose hampers from Fruits and Flowers, the High Tea Heaven or the Perfect Pamper hamper, filled with the very best in artisan produce, wines and homewares, and they make an effort to include exceptional products sourced from around Geelong and the Bellarine wherever possible, which is a massive tick from us. Local supporting local!

Head to the website to have a squiz.


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Loveit Cakes

Handcrafting unique cakes and treats out of their Geelong West kitchen since 2005, Loveit Cakes is a local favourite, especially since moving to an adorable public cake shop this year! Using the highest quality ingredients, this super talented baker puts so much detail into her work, you almost feel bad eating them.

Loveit Cakes often does a number of changing dessert boxes, but currently, they’re offering stunning Mother’s Day gift packs perfect for spoiling mum and suited to any budget. You can opt to keep it simple with a cupcake box, a Mother’s Day mousse cake, macarons, or even a Mother’s Day sticky date pudding.

Mother’s Day treats are available for pick up on Saturday, May 13. You. Are. Welcome.

You can shop via the website.