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.
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 ‘Mumma Loves’ pack is made up of the prettiest bundle of sweet-smelling hyacinths and a gorgeous scented Celia Loves candle, Peggy Sue Bath Brew, topped off with 6ft6 Wine! Big yes from us.
Shop via Flower Bowl.
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.
For Mother’s Day, the team have curated some extra special care packages and have put a whole lot of items that Mum will love on sale to if you’re preferring to just send your own indoor plant gift. Our pick is their Mother’s Day Care Package, which includes a set of Kip and Co’s gorgeous tuscan tartan (pink and green) wash cloth and hand towel; Salus Tuberose & Grapefruit Hydrating Hand Wash; Salus Lavender & Mandarin Hand & Cuticle Cream; Salus Rose Bath Oil; Hey Tiger’s limited edition Mother’s Day chocolate bar; Sunday Lab Let’s Be Forever looseleaf tea; Sunday Lab Wild Rose bath salts; and Fazeek designer handmade soap. There’s even the option of adding on an indoor plant too.
They will be delivering in Melbourne only on the actual day (Sunday 9th May), but can deliver in Geelong Friday 7th or Monday 10th May.
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!
All Mother’s Day hampers will be delivered on Saturday 8 May. Orders for Mother’s Day close at 4 pm on Wednesday 6 May.
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.
There are a few different options at different prices (and they’re currently on sale), but we’re particularly fond of the $100 Mother’s Day Gift Pack. Consisting of $124 worth of value, mum will be treated to a 50 hour candle, peppermint foot balm, pink or green clay face mask, natural body butter, foaming sugar scrub, a waffle bath bomb, SylkSkin bath soaks, and a lip balm.
You can choose to ‘Click and Collect’ or postage is still available. Place your order via the website.
Have you ever wanted to send mum a gift in a giant balloon? Yeah us too!! Well now it’s your chance, because at Sahrflora, you can get a range of locally handmade items gifted in a balloon and ready to pop!
The team have curated a special Mother’s Day range this year that can be delivered direct to mum for the weekend. There’s a selections of balloons to choose from, filled with the likes of Swan Bay prosecco, face and body lotion, Sugar Body scrub, soy candle, bath bomb, coffee lip scrub and tingling face mask, winter socks, savoury items and even choccy treats. If the gift in a balloon isn’t your style, they’ve also got a special Surprise Box, which will see four large foil balloons emerge from a huge box, complete with fresh flowers and a bottle of prosecco.
Have a look here.
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 Great Ocean Road Gin cocktail pack.
Find them at www.thefoodpurveyor.com.au
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
Botanicals By Luxe
Using only sustainable, skin safe and natural ingredients, Botanicals by Luxe skincare is ethically made, Australian made and owned, and fabulous!
Created right here in Geelong by the gorgeous Bec Connolly – a skin therapist with over 13 years’ experience in the field – the vegan range is filled with botanicals, plant and fruit extracts and active components to help reveal your best skin ever. It’s gained a cult following in Geelong, and for all the right reasons, so if you looking to really treat mum to something special, Botanicals By Luxe is it!
The products (face masks, cleansers, moisturisers, exfoliants) are all cruelty-free, vegan, free from nasties (no PEGS, parabens, sulphates), free from synthetic/artificial fragrances or colours, and they WORK. While there’s no specific Mother’s Day packs per se, there are a range of fun skincare packs and bundles suited to every need. Mum will love it; you can thank us later.
You can shop the range via the website.
The Local Edit
If you’re looking for something easy, local and luxe, The Local Edit have you covered this Mother’s Day.
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.
For Mother’s Day, The Local Edit has curated three particularly special gift packs, ranging from $100 to $150. Our pick is the Limited Edition Mother’s Day gift box which includes 6ft6 Prosecco, The Curious Cabinet White Peach Shrub Syrup, Sweet Adeline Desserts 20% Off Voucher, The Little Things By George ‘Tea Cup’ Cookie, Shells Forever Flowers Tinies Arrangment, a candle from HazelBaby Candles, White and Milk Chocolate Raspberries from Geelong Confectionery and a personalised card, so you can really tell mum how much you love her!
Better still, all Mother’s Day boxes will be delivered on Mother’s Day, Sunday 9 May free of charge in the Geelong, Bellarine and the Surf Coast region. We think we’ve found a winner. Shop the Mother’s Day packs via the website.
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.
A Treat 4 Me
This one is another Geelong based business offering a range of locally sourced and specialty artisan gift hampers. Depending what mum loves, you can choose from savoury baskets, a feast basket, a party basket (complete with wine), sweet baskets, as well as a range of mini packs that are oh so cute! We’re fond of the ‘Treats for Mum’ pack or the ‘Indulge and Chillax’ pack which includes the likes of prosecco, melting moments, a candle, and strawberries dipped in chocolate. You can even personalise any of the packs with all the extra local produce and products your heart desires.
Visit the website to browse the options.
Darriwill Farm in Highton is Geelong’s haven for lovers of fine food, wines and quality gifts and homewares. Located at the heart of the popular Highton Village shopping hub, their store and café offer something for everyone – and they even do beautiful hampers guaranteed to make mum’s day. You’ll find a number of pre-made hampers filed 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!
Our pick for mum is the High Tea pack, which takes afternoon tea to the next level with a selection of naughty but nice treats. Think wine, biscuits, Raspberry creams, tea, chocolates, chutney and even some pretty napkins.
If you don’t fancy any of their showcase hampers, simply contact the team to discuss a customised gourmet hamper of handpicked goodies designed to suit the tastes of your mother dearest.
Head to the website to have a squiz.
Handcrafting unique cakes and treats out of their Geelong West kitchen since 2005, Loveit Cakes is a local favourite. 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 or dessert pack or allow mum to indulge with the cupcakes and flowers, or the Sweet Hamper. The sweetest hamper for the sweetest Mum, this one is filled with macarons, lemon shortbread cookies, Fondant covered sugar cookies and a number of Belgium choccy treats, all packaged in a beautiful hamper box with a ribbon and dried floral decoration.
Mother’s Day hampers are available for pick up on Saturday, May 8 or delivery on Saturday or Sunday. You. Are. Welcome.
You can shop via the website.
Blooms At Your Door
You can never go wrong with flowers and chocolates and this local Torquay business has created a stunning Mother’s Day bloom gift box to do the job. Available for delivery on Saturday or Sunday on the special weekend, this comes complete with a handmade wooden box containing a beautiful Selection of Pink and White Blooms arranged in a mason jar, a delicious 300g Box of the Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie favourites box, Mother’s Day-themed vanilla cookies decorated with fondant, and of course a gift card with your own personalised message.
Supporting local and making mum one very happy lady, it’s a win-win.
You can shop the hamper via the website.
If you’re wanting to get mum something special, but don’t like the idea of throwing out flowers after a week, Fleur Wolves and their preserved flowers could be just the thing. The magical arrangements are made with a blend of dried and preserved florals and foliages, meaning they will never change, and just to make things even more convienient, they’ve even curated some special Mother’s Day Hampers. Available in different colour themes, these are packed with the likes of Freed soda tea, Florql earrings, a bath cube, Hemp srub bar, a mini bouquet, rose wine, chocolate and/or bopo body oil.
You can shop via the website.
Light of Love Candles
Everyone loves candles, and local candle biz Light of Love has made it easy to make mums day with the most beautiful gift boxes. For $100, mum will score a crystal-infused candle (scent of your choice), wax melts, a Mother’s Day mug, bath bombs, a bottle of wine, and a block of chocolate. Essentially, all the fine things in life that mum will adore.
DM via Instagram to place your order.
Nosh & Bevvy
Nosh & Bevvy is a team of passionate foodies, coffee ‘snobs’ and mixologist – their words, not ours! A company specialising in events, they’ve currently adapted to the current climate and are putting all their effort into stunning grazing boxes. The perfect indulgent gift for any occasion, these boxes are wrapped and delivered straight to the door. There’s a range of sweet boxes, savoury boxes, Father’s Day packages, vegetarian boxes, and even gluten-free boxes, literally catering to every taste. There’s even the option to add in some alcohol, because well, iso.
Check it all out here and try not to drool.