Unique Mother's Day gift ideas for every budget

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Posted April 30, 2024

Searching for the perfect Mother's Day gift? From pampering spa experiences to sweet treats, our selection of Mother's Day gift ideas caters for a variety of budgets, tastes and preferences.

The second Sunday of May is Mother’s Day, and it's a chance to express your love and appreciation of the mums, grandmothers, stepmothers, and other special women in your life.

Treat your mum to a special meal, plan a family outing, or gift an experience that makes your mum feel indulged and cherished.

RACV Members save 15% off a stunning range of flowers with Floraly this Mother's Day.

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

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 enjoy a traditional afternoon tea with free frlowing drinks and coffee as she overlooks the glittering waters of the Bass Strait.

To book, simply phone 5261 1666.

Movie tickets

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 up to 40% off on a range of movie ticket vouchers at Village, Hoyts, Palace, IMAX, Event and Moonlight Cinemas.

Le Petit Gateau cake

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.

A gift that gives back

If mum prefers something that gives back to the community, consider a STREAT gift voucher.

A social enterprise that runs a range of hospitality businesses to support and train 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.
Show your appreciation with a High Tea for two at RACV Torquay Resort.
Go all out with a fine dining experience at the hatted restaurant Cape.

Mother’s Day gift ideas: $50 to $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.

Buy flowers

Does your mum love natural flora? Take her for a visit to one of the best free botanic gardens and beautiful parks around Victoria.

For a gift, chrysanthemums are known as the traditional bloom for the occasion. If you want to give a gift from the heart, a beautiful bouquet of flowers is sure to make mum smile.

Green Olive sparkling brunch for two

Looking for a bit of one-on-one time with mum? Take her to an al fresco experience including 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 an hour out of Melbourne, she can 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 platter for two, with vineyard views to enjoy as you while away an afternoon.

Brown Brothers prosecco brunch

Pastries, cheese, prosecco, and a private lounge? That’s some of the wonderful inclusions on this winery tour at The Brown Brothers Winery in Milawa, on the outskirts of Wangaratta.

Let mum enjoy a wine tasting and gourmet lunch, or even 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 an al fresco lunch or dinner, or even add on sparkling wine for the occasion overlooking the magnificent golf course.


A voucher to STREAT is the gift that keeps on giving.
With a gift card, mum can buy herself exactly what she wants.
Le Petit Gateau patisserie creates a different cake every year for Mother's Day.

Mother’s Day gift ideas: $100 or more

Stylish sunglasses

As well as making mum feel and look good, a new pair of sunglasses will protect her eyes and improve her comfort. Even in winter, sunglasses can help reduce glare when you're driving and protect the eyes from harmful UV rays.

RACV Members save up to 50% on eyewear and more at OPSM, Sunglass Hut and Oakley. 

Resort stay

Gift the perfect getaway this Christmas with a voucher to a luxurious  RACV Resort, which can be redeemed at nine locations across Victoria, Tasmania, and Queensland. 

From fine dining and dramatic coastal scenery to rich bushland or a bustling city break, there’s a resort experience for everyone. Your recipient can choose from resorts in: 

  • Torquay on the stunning Great Ocean Road
  • Cape Schanck on the coastal Mornington Peninsula
  • Cobram along the serene Murray River
  • Inverloch on the pristine Gippsland Coast
  • Goldfields near historic Ballarat and relaxing Daylesford
  • Healesville in Yarra Valley’s wine country
  • Noosa, the foodie’s hotspot on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast
  • Gold Coast  in Queensland’s surfing paradise
  • Hobart, Tasmania’s ever-evolving capital city.

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, there's also the Alba Thermal Springs and Spa, with access to 22 pools 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

Give mum a day on the premium Wharf to Winery river cruise along the Murray. With a two-course lunch, glass of wine, and wine tastings at Morrison's Riverview Winery, you’ll definitely be in the good books with this culinary river trip.

Experience an elevated culinary journey at Cape

For a mum that deserves the best, send her on a gastronomical trip for the senses at Cape.

This hatted restaurant on the Mornington Peninsula offers a Chef's high table seating with three courses or restaurant seating with five courses, and an optional wine pairing, giving your mum the opportunity to enjoy some of the best contemporary dishes in the region. 

A One Spa indulgence

With a One Spa voucher, your mum can choose from a range of wellness treatments, including a sensory massage, facial or water therapy ritual. 

With retreats located throughout Victoria and Queensland, One Spa offers ample opportunity to indulge in self-care. 


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