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Mother's Day gift ideas

Whether you're feeling thrifty or thinking you might splash out on mum this year, we've got a few gift ideas that'll have her smiling from ear to ear this Mother's Day.

Mother's Day menus

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Treat mum with a special Mother's Day meal, somewhere a little fancy. Logan Brown have a divine looking set menu, with two options available, one being High Tea and the other, a Sunday lunch

If your mum is a cooking fan, head over to The Thistle Inn and spend lunch with Annabelle White as she chats about her love of cooking, and the importance of her own mum. Or take her along to a delicious lunch at CQ Bar & Restaurant and she'll eat for free!

Spoil her with tickets to an upcoming event

Treat her with tickets to the Wellington Jazz Festival, take her to the Royal New Zealand Ballet's 'Three by Ekman', grab her some tickets to the World of WearableArt Awards Show (she'll be stoked with this one!), or if your mum is rather interested in the big stadium shows, she may be delighted by a ticket to Take That or Alice Cooper.

Have a blooming good time

Learn some practical skills this Mother's Day and take your mum along to a floral workshop held by bouquet extraordinaire Yvette Edwards. You'll come away with a beautiful hand-tied bouquet of seasonal flowers and will be plied with tea with scones and jam while you're there. 

For her mind, body and soul

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It's probably about time your mum kicked her feet up and had an old fashioned rest and relaxation session. No doubt she'd love a refreshing facial, or the opportunity to get her nails done as a gift from one of her kids! We've got a few ideas that are good for her mind, body and soul. You can also take advantage of special Mother's Day deals like Bodyhaven Spa mother-daughter package, or Spring Spa's perfectly polished offering.

Take her out for brunch

Take her out for brunch this Mother's Day and dig into a tasty big breakfast. We've put together a few favourite brunch spots that will cater to every kind of mother.

Where to shop for gifts

To save yourself searching tirelessly for the perfect gift, we've pulled together a good little mixture of shops to head to to get something that'll have her feeling all warm and fuzzy inside, from a quirky and different little prezzy to a beautiful piece of art that she can hang on her wall or even a locally made edible gift. 

High tea for two

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Spend the afternoon with your mum enjoying a wonderful high tea. We know a few spots that'll have your mouth watering over the tastiest little treats in all of Wellington.

  • Martha's Pantry is an old-fashioned tea room that's bound to wow your mother with 3 tiers of sweet and savoury goodies
  • Hippopotamus boasts beautiful views, fantastic food and exceptional service, if you're prepared to dine in style, this is the place for you
  • Louis Sergeant Sweet Couture offers a high-end high tea, Parisian style. Whether she's got a sweet tooth or prefers savoury, they've got it
  • French Cancan is new on the block, and more importantly it's authentically French. Perfect for sharing a few tasty pastries with her
  • Treat your mum this Mother's Day, to a special high tea at James Cook Hotel

Discover hidden gems together

Your mum might not know all about Wellington's hidden gems and local favourites, so this could be the prime opportunity to open her eyes to the great little nooks around town.

Milkshake date

Wellington's got heaps of amazingly delicious milkshake flavours that are all worth tasting, so you may as well take your mum out for a milkshake date. She'll appreciate all the research you did looking at this list of the tastiest milkshakes in Wellington before setting off on your adventure too. 

Mum rides for free

Ride the historic cable car this Mother's Day and mum will ride for free (when accompanied by a fare-paying child). Put together a picnic, ride right up to the Wellington Botanic Gardens and enjoy the natural surroundings and each others company.

Stay in style

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Need somewhere to stay? Look no further! Treat mum to a weekend of pampering with the Relaxation Retreat Package at James Cook Grand Chancellor.

If you're mum's a foodie she'll enjoy fine dining and quality accommodation with CQ Hotel's CQLB Package, which includes a bistro lunch or dinner for two at Logan Brown and more!

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