Make the sun shine this Mother’s Day!

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We’ve sourced the most Savvy, Surprising and Spirited Mother’s Day gift ideas to help the sun shine on your magical mum on Sunday 9 May!

For the foodie mum!

Tiffany’s High Tea

Head for the hills and treat your mum to a morning of sophistication with a High Tea Hamper at Tiffany’s in Maleny. Boasting panoramic views across the Glass House Mountains you can luxuriate in fine tea and hand-made treats while soaking up the scenery. For an extra special treat book you and your mum into the High Tea & Bottomless Nibbles Paint & Sip session with the incredibly talented Candice Purcell. The event will be held Sunday 30 May at Tiffany’s from 9.30am – 12.30pm and costs $165pp.


Treat mum to authentic Italian fare at the family-owned All’ Antica Trattoria and Pizzeria. Tucked away behind Kawana Waters Shopping Centre at Buddina, take your tastebuds to Italy!

Grounded at Woombye

Be sure to book for Mother’s Day at Grounded at Woombye – we have it on good authority that the kitchen will be serving up something special! This is the same team that introduced red velvet waffles for Valentine’s Day so it’s sure to be gooood! Also, check out the new Grounded at Montville for something different.

Miss May

The perfect little cafe for a spot of breakfast this Mother’s Day, Miss May has everything your mum could possibly want from a gourmet breakfast. With housemade treats, specialty coffee and a beautiful space, there’s just something about Miss May that’ll make Mum’s day!

Market Bistro

With contemporary European fare in a sophisticated setting Market Bistro is the perfect place for mums who love to lunch. She’ll dine on gourmet delights with a sneaky side of fine wine and cocktails. For the ultimate indulgence she’ll love their house-made pasta, with the Tortelloni, confit duck leg, porcini mushroom, parmesan dish a standout pick; finish with their Tiramisu. Book in for a special lunch or purchase a gift card to tempt her tastebuds. And be sure to enter their amazing Mother’s Day Giveaway in collaboration with their Wine Store and Frais Studios. Mum will feel ultra pampered with over $400 in prizes! Head to their Facebook page to enter.

Market Wine Store

Does mum love a good glass of bubbles, chardonnay or handcrafted gin? Surprise her with a special drop with the expert guidance of Market Wine Store’s in-house sommeliers who aim to please!

Peregian Beach Hotel

Treat mum to long lunch at a long-standing favourite, Peregian Beach Hotel and explore the Village Vibe with a spot of shopping! Why not buy tickets to the upcoming Hello Sunshine and PBH Wine Lunch with the family-owned Ghost Rock Wines – the winemakers will be flying in from Tasmania and bringing some extra special drops with them! This event is sure to sell out so be quick!

VanillaFood Cookbook

If, like most of Noosa, your mum adores the delicious eats at VanillaFood she’ll love creating their wholesome recipes at home with VanillaFood The Cookbook. The talented Nilla shares over 70 of her most decadent, easy to make vegetarian recipes with stunning photography to-boot. Pick up a copy from their cafe or order online, $54.95 plus postage.


Zen Den Day Spa

Help mum hit the reset button at Zen Den Day Spa where she can indulge in a day of relaxation. Offering massage, beauty pampering, float therapy, light therapy and more this wellness space is all about self care and reconnection. Book your mum into one of their popular monthly specials for unbeatable value; from $99 for a Nourish & Nurture session, which includes a 30 min aromatherapy massage, 30 min spa facial, and hand treatment. Or let her decide with a gift voucher so she can choose.

Salt Caves

Whether your mum is a meditation expert or loves to discover new ways to unwind, a meditation session in the Salt Caves is an experience like no other. Set in a dedicated salt therapy room it’s a blissful scene for a night of meditation. So if your mum has been in search of serenity (aren’t we all..?) this may be just the thing she’s been looking for. Salt Cave Meditation Nights are hour-long sessions, $25 pp. Spaces are limited so be sure to book your mum in.


Acqua Noosa Parfum

An eau de parfum bottling the essence of Noosa, Acqua Noosa is the signature scent of Noosa Beach. Made from a selection of natural botanicals and Australian native plants, a spritz of this fragrance will make mum feel like she’s at the beach all day long. Housed in a superior French glass bottle, this perfume is as beautiful as it is sweet-smelling.

Uncle George

With fun fashion, unique homewares, exotic jewellery, and other fanciful finds there’s something for every mum at Uncle George. Shop their colourful wares online or in-store and bring a little joy to your mum’s day.

To Hold & To Have

Every woman loves a diamond and To Hold & To Have are brimming with spectacular sparkles in every size, shape, colour, and cut. Make your mum feel extra special this Mother’s Day with a timeless piece from their signature collection. Or if she’s a little more modest in her jewellery choose from their simple yet elegant collection of handmade gold or sterling silver pieces, like this 9k Yellow Gold Handmade Hammered Heart Pendant, $99. 

Opals Down Under

Opals are a gemstone like no other. Their mesmerising natural design is like a world in itself and Opals Down Under have captured their unique beauty perfectly, collating an assortment of stunning statement jewellery to compliment both contemporary and traditional styles. If your mum likes to stand out from the crowd she’ll love something special from this long-time Sunshine Coast favourite.

Eumundi Style

Specialising in natural fibres and Australian designs, Eumundi Style captures the essence of coastal living beautifully with their range of stylish apparel. With selection that includes timeless pieces, pops of colour, bold prints, and unique designs their vast range will offers something for every mum’s style.

Maleny Jewellers

Maleny Jewellers is home to some truly beautiful jewellery. Treat your mum to a timeless piece that will make her think of you each time she wears it. Specialising in high-quality and hand crafted jewellery, there’s a something sparkly for all tastes and budgets.

Belle Collective & Co

With a collection of beautiful gifts, homewares, fragrances, handbags and and other must-have treasures, we’ve no doubt you’ll find the perfect something to brighten your mum’s day at Belle Collective & Co. If you’re struggling to pick just one thing, you can’t go past the stylish and practical designs from Louenhide handbags. Because every mum needs the perfect handbag.

Manawee Garden Centre

My mum simply adores her garden. If yours does too take some time to wander through Manawee Garden Centre. You’ll find beautiful indoor and outdoor feature pots she can house her favourite plants in, a large range of fruit trees and edibles, beautiful blooms to brighten her day and other garden essentials along with homewares, books, ornaments and more in their gift shop.

Maleny Bookshop

For the mum who loves a good read head for the hills of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland where you’ll find one of the oldest bookshops on the Coast, The Maleny Bookshop. Their extensive range offers something for every mum whether she loves to indulge in chic lit fiction, fascinating non-fiction, true crime, poetry, travel, cooking, and everything in between.

Buds on Buderim

Buds on Buderim are home to more than just beautiful blooms – though their flower arrangements are simply stunning! They also stock a delightful selection of gifts, pots and vases, aromatherapy, potted plants, candles, beauty goods and more. So whether your mum loves to fill the home with the smell of fresh flowers, can’t get enough of indoor plants, or simply enjoys some self care time, Buds on Buderim can help you shower her in love this Mother’s Day. & co

Thoughtfully curating unique pieces that make a house feel like a home, & co is the place to shop if your mum loves to style with purpose. Browse their range in-store at Yandina where you’ll find a beautiful array of homewares, art, books, and other stylings your mum will love.


Caloundra Regional Gallery

Take your mum art gazing at the Caloundra Regional Gallery where there’s a fascinating compilation of artworks. Featuring local and regional artists the Caloundra Regional Gallery showcases paintings, prints, contemporary works, and even wearable art with a focus on hand-made and eco-friendly products. If your mum’s an avid art lover – or even if she’s not – she’ll love browsing the incredible exhibitions on display.

The Art Hub

Paint & Sip nights are so much fun! The Art Hub hosts regular sessions, offering a fun social evening that merges two of life’s pleasures: sipping bubbles and getting creative. Take mum for some girl-time or gift her a voucher so she can go with a group of friends. Either way, she’ll have a blast.

From $50 for a standard booking.


The Wharf Mooloolaba

Offering a collection of water-based activities; boutique stores selling one-of-a-kind pieces from local designers, high-end labels, and unique homewares; and a mouth-watering maze of cafes and restaurants you’ll happily get lost in, The Wharf Mooloolaba is a destination with the lot. Treat your mum to a day browsing boutiques, pausing for a slow lunch overlooking the marina. Or indulge her in a day on the water with a Canal Cruise, whale experience, seafood lunch or sunset cruise. Don’t miss The Wharf Mooloolaba’s Mother’s Day Giveaway, with $400 in gifts to make your mum feel extra special – see their Facebook page for details on how to enter.

SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast

If your mum loves all things ocean step inside the underwater world at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast; they are offering FREE entry to mums for the entire weekend!

Venue 114

For mums seeking some zen and self-care the Conscious Life Festival, to be held at the beautiful water-side Venue 114, has it all. This two-day event is all about reawakening the soul and nourishing the body, with workshops, live music, massage, markets and more it’s a weekend that prioritises some much-needed ‘me’ time. Tickets start at $10 and can be purchased from Venue 114 here. 

The Events Centre Caloundra

The Events Centre Caloundra is the Sunshine Coast’s largest performing arts venue so if your mum loves a night out this is the place for her. Presenting a lively program of entertainment -including comedy, dance, music, and theatre – no matter what you choose she’ll be in for a great night out. Coming up in May: A Taste of Ireland; Oriana Choir Mozart Requiem; Grease The Musical; Leaving Jackson Johnny Cash June Carter; Cloudland The Musical and more. If you’re torn you can always buy mum a gift voucher.

Anywhere Festival

Bringing extraordinary performances to the otherwise overlooked nooks and crannies of the Sunshine Coast Anywhere Festival is the ultimate celebration of performing arts. If your mum loves out-of-the-ordinary this is the festival for her. With immersive, comedy, circus, music, live art, storytelling, workshops and a whole lot more you can’t go wrong with a ticket to this savvy and surprising event. Head to the Anywhere Festival website for details, tickets and info.

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