The best Mother’s Day gift ideas for 2023

mther and daughter hugging

Jessica Taylor Yates

Posted April 26, 2023

Not sure what to buy for Mother’s Day? From trips away to wellness experiences, these gifts will make mum feel loved and appreciated.

Sunday, May 14 is Mother’s Day, where mums, grandmothers, stepmothers, and the special people in your life are celebrated for all the love and support they give. What better way to show your appreciation than a gift for mum on her special day?

Whether you’re looking to gift a family dining experience, a trip away, some indulgent relaxation or something from the heart, here’s our list of the best gifts that are sure to keep you in mum’s good books for 2023.

RACV Members save on a range of thoughtful products and experiences this Mother’s Day.

Give mum the gift of relaxation with a day at the Peninsula Hot Springs. Image: Supplied.
Gift mum a day at the spectacular Green Olive vineyard. Image: Millie Brown.
Indulge in a gin paddle at Four Pillars. Image: Supplied.

Best Mother’s Day gifts for every budget

Mother’s Day gift ideas under $50

High tea at Harding’s Lounge

Is your mum a person who enjoys the finer things in life? Treat mum to a traditional High Tea at Harding’s Lounge at the RACV Torquay Resort, where she can add on a barista-made hot beverage or traditional cocktail as she overlooks the glittering waters of the Bass Strait.

A night at the movies

Everybody loves a night out at the movies. Gift mum a night out with a friend or partner at the local cinema, where she can enjoy some of the latest box-office releases on the big screen. RACV Members can save on a range of movie ticket vouchers at Village, Hoyts, Palace, IMAX, Event and Moonlight Cinemas.

A fancy dessert to impress

Does mum love all things sweet? Surprise her with an irresistible dessert from Le Petit Gateau. With cakes, tarts, chocolates, tasting plates and other patisserie items made from award-winning chefs, you’re sure to find the perfect treat to satisfy her sweet tooth.

The gift of wellness

If mum has health goals for 2023, support her journey with a voucher to Vitable. These vitamin packs are designed to make her feel good, and all products are approved by the TGA and Australian made. 

RACV Members save 50 per cent off the Vitable range. Use code RACV50 at checkout.

Say it with flowers

If you want to give a gift from the heart, a beautiful bouquet of flowers is sure to make mum smile. Chrysanthemums are known as the traditional bloom for the occasion, or you could even treat her to a pass to one of the upcoming flower and garden shows around Victoria.

A gift that gives back

If mum prefers something that gives back to the community, consider a STREAT gift voucher. A coffee shop that operates as a social enterprise for disadvantaged youth, STREAT has a range of products for mum to treat herself to including coffee, baked goods and hampers. 



Give mum time to unwind with a massage at One Spa. Image: Supplied.
Show your appreciation with a High Tea for two at RACV Torquay Resort. Image: Supplied.
Go all out with a fine dining experience at the award-winning hatted restaurant, Cape. Image: Supplied.

Mother’s Day gift ideas: $50 - $100

Four Pillars Distillery cocktail workshop

Want an interactive experience for a unique Mother’s Day gift she won’t forget? Book mum in for a cocktail class at the Four Pillars Distillery in the Yarra Valley. As well as a classic G&T with snacks on arrival, she’ll learn to shake up two of her very own gin-based cocktails.

Green Olive sparkling brunch for two

Looking for a bit of one-on-one time with mum? Take her to an al fresco experience with a delectable brunch with sparkling wine at the Green Olive winery and olive grove in Red Hill. Dine on a variety of local grazing-style produce overlooking vines and ducks on the dam.

Bellarine Estate Wine experience

Does mum fancy a drop? At this boutique winery just an hour out of Melbourne, she can choose to sample a paddle from Bellarine Estate Wine, or if she prefers spirits, a 30 Acres Distillery Gin alongside a cocktail of her choice. The package also includes a charcuterie package for two to graze on while enjoying the spectacular vineyard views.

Brown Brothers prosecco brunch

Pastries, cheese, prosecco, and a private lounge? That’s just some of the wonderful inclusions on this winery tour at The Brown Brothers Winery in Milawa, just outside of Wangaratta. Whether a day trip or part of an overnight stay, mum can enjoy a wine tasting and gourmet lunch, or can learn how to blend her own wine and become the family sommelier.

High tea at Springs Bar & Terrace

Treat mum to a delightful and relaxing experience at Springs Bar & Terrace at RACV Goldfields, with a High Tea for two on the terrace, or add on sparkling wine for the occasion overlooking the magnificent golf course.

Gift card of her choice

Sometimes, a gift of choice is the best idea, where mum can choose to spoil herself on items or experiences she loves. RACV Members can save on a range of e-gift cards for mum to have fun with, including Country Road, Mimco, Endota Spa, Sheridan, Myer, The Iconic and Gourmet Traveller. 



A voucher to STREAT is the gift that keeps on giving. Image: Supplied.
With a gift card, mum can buy herself exactly what she wants. Image: Supplied.
A delectable dessert from LPG. Image: Supplied.

Mother’s Day gift ideas: $100 or more

Hot springs visit

Does your mum deserve a day off? Of course, she does. Give her the ultimate gift of relaxation with a trip to Peninsula Hot Springs on the Mornington Peninsula. Featuring a package in the adults-only Spa Dreaming Centre with immersion in the geothermal bathing pools, you can even add in a sumptuous dinner so mum has a full day to relax and unwind.

Alternatively, send mum to the brand new Alba Thermal Springs and Spa, with access to 22 pool available during the day and under the moonlight.

Otao Kitchen cooking experiences

Is mum looking to up her culinary masterpieces? Treat her to a multicultural cooking experience from founder Chef Ha Nguyen, with open-ended vouchers for international cooking workshops using native and locally-sourced produce.

Echuca Paddle Steamers wharf to winery river cruise lunch package

Big wheels, keep on turning! Give mum a day on the river on a cruise along the Murray. With a two-course lunch, glass of wine, and wine tastings at a stop at Morrisons Riverview Winery, you’ll definitely be in the good books for the rest of the year with this tasty day trip on the water.

Experience an elevated culinary journey at Cape

For a mum that only deserves the best of the best, send her on a gastronomical trip for the senses at Cape. A hatted restaurant on the Mornington Peninsula, delight her with a tasting menu of either five or eight courses with a wine pairing.

A One Spa indulgence

Give mum the day off with a voucher to One Spa, where she can choose from a range of wellness treatments to make her feel nourished and refreshed, from a sensory massage to a facial or water therapy ritual. She’ll return feeling relaxed and rejuvenated after a day of pampering.