Ultimate Mother’s Day gift guide 2022

mother and daughter embracing

Alice Piper

Posted April 29, 2022

Mothers are special, we all agree on that. Show your mum or grandmother how much you care with these gifts and experiences that say, “I love you”.  

There is no denying the maternal figures in our lives play a huge part in shaping us into the people we are today, and for that, they deserve to be spoiled every single day. 

However, Mother’s Day gives us license to go above and beyond for the female influences in our lives, whether that be a mother, grandmother, aunt, family friend, or anyone else you hold near and dear.  

And what better way is there to say, “I love you,” than with a gift to pamper mum, or an experience she will remember for years to come? 

Best gifts for Mother’s Day 2022

Pamper her with a massage 

Let mum zone out and relax with a massage, escaping the everyday stresses of life, and experiencing the calm surrounds of a One Spa retreat.

With locations in Cape Schanck and Torquay, as well as Noosa and the Gold Coast, mum can revitalise with a massage, or detoxify with a steam – one thing is for sure, she’ll be on cloud nine after being pampered in such luxurious settings.    

Wine and dine her in the Yarra Valley

Take mum for a day of wining and dining at some of Victoria’s best boutique cellars and large production vineyards. 

Head on a tour from Melbourne to the Yarra Valley where she’ll be treated to world-class food and wine, as well as boutique breweries, local markets, and at this time of year, gorgeous autumn leaves lining the streets in deep yellows and oranges. 

See the skies of Melbourne

Enjoy 360-degree views of Melbourne CBD from the Southern Hemisphere’s highest observation deck, where mum will be dazzled by panoramic views during the day or night.

And when you’re done admiring the beauty of Melbourne, sit back and relax with champagne or cocktail from Bar 88, with delicious snacks to match from the team at Eureka 89 restaurant. 


pink layered cake with cherries on top

Treat mum to a special cake to satisfy her sweet tooth from Le Petit Gateau.

Satisfy her sweet tooth

If mum has a bit of a sweet tooth, then a scrumptious high tea where she can enjoy sweet delights, is the perfect gift for her. 

Think sandwiches, pastries, cakes, fresh espresso coffee, loose leaf tea, sparkling wine and lush surrounds – she’s sure to feel extra special. 

And if you want to go all out, treat mum with a five-layer Mother’s Day cake from Le Petit Gateau. With a layer of rose water white chocolate mousse, followed by a rhubarb compote, then lemon creamy, berry financier, all on top of a vanilla shortcrust – mum will be in cake heaven.  

Take her away for the night 

If you’re really looking to spoil mum this Mother’s Day, take her away for the night (or a few nights), where she can enjoy fine dining, spa treatments, and fully immerse herself in a coastal break, city escape, or bush land getaway.

Maybe team up with your siblings and add on a luxurious dinner to the mini-break, enjoying premium food and wine and giving mum an experience to remember.  


Take mum away for the night at the beautiful Cape Schanck Resort.
Add on a unique dining experience at CAPE Restaurant to really make her feel special.

The Garden at Broughton Hall

The Garden at Broughton Hall is a garden lovers’ dream. With thousands of stunning plant varieties, the garden comes alive with kaleidoscope of colours and warm hues each autumn – and the best part is, all mum’s enjoy free entry on Mother’s Day. 

Take mum to see the gardens and enjoy a cosy picnic for lunch on the enchanting 1.5-hectare estate nestled in the rolling hills of West Gippsland, where owners Philip and David have spent 25 years transforming the property from farm to fantasy.

The gift of choice 

Sometimes it’s nice to choose your own special something, and with gift cards, mum has the choice to spoil herself with whatever she wants. Best of all RACV Members can save on pre-purchase discounted gift cards from leading brands such as Country Road, Freedom, Sheridan, Kathmandu, Mimco, Rebel Sport, Gourmet Traveller, Lorna Jane and more.

Whether mum is into fashion, jewellery, the great outdoors, or needs some new activewear, a gift card is one last minute gift that is sure to hit the spot.


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