24 April 2024

Make this Mother’s Day one Mum won’t forget. Whether you’re a well-prepared planner or you’re looking for a last minute idea (it happens to the best of us!), do more together this year at Centre Place.

It’s true that you can’t go wrong with flowers and a card. But if you want to get Mum a gift she’ll truly love, you’ve got to know her, really know her. And this year, we’re leaning into the love languages to steer you in the right direction. Unsure of hers? Just think about how Mum shows you love. Bingo.

There are many thoughtful ways to say ‘thank you’ to the woman who gave you everything, but what better way than with a gift that reflects the way she best receives love?

Quality Time

Put your phone away, ignore the distractions and give Mum your undivided attention as you connect this Mother’s Day at Centre Place.

If it’s been a while since you had a proper catch-up, take her out to lunch at Jamaica Blue where the coffee is strong and the atmosphere is easygoing; ideal for some much-needed one-on-one time.

Or, for the mum who is a bit of a film buff and is partial to a detailed post-movie debrief, book in for a date together at the Lido cinema. “Origin” has outstanding reviews as a compelling watch. Indulge in some wine and sophisticated nibbles; she will love it!

L to R: Lunch date Jamaica Blue, Share burgers and fries Up In Smoke, "Origin" Lido Cinema.

Physical Touch

Pampering is the ultimate gift for the mum who gives the best cuddles.

You simply can’t go wrong with a massage – and at Centre Place, we’re spoilt for choice! Does Mum need some recalibrating? Opt for a reflexology or Chinese massage treatment at Revival Massage to help her feel rebalanced. If luxurious relaxation is in order, book her in at Massage Indulgence; it’s as divine as the name suggests. Or for rejuvenating lymphatic drainage and deep tissue massage, have her unwind at Once More Massage.

For a special treat to enjoy together, go for a relaxing facial at Sisters before heading to get your nails done.

L to R: Relax with a massage Revival Massage, Massage Indulgence, Renew with a facial Sisters, Get your nails done Luxury Nails, ProfessioNAIL.

Words of Affirmation

Nothing says ‘I love you’ better than a gift that speaks volumes, and a unique piece of jewellery is just the ticket. Personalise a modern engravable design from Michael Hill with her initials, name, or a special date – it’s the perfect way to express your love for Mum and add meaning to a keepsake beautifully suited to her.

Remember: she’s a words person so head along to Whitcoulls for a requisite Mother’s Day card so you can put pen to paper and tell Mum just how appreciated she is.

L to R: Personalised jewellery Michael Hill Jeweller, Don't forget the card Whitcoulls.

Receiving Gifts

A mum that gives great presents knows there are gifts, and then there are gifts. Show her that you’ve been taking note of what it means to be a good giver and surprise her with a present she’ll adore.

Chemist Warehouse has you covered with an array of elegant fragrances. Or, if homewares have her heart, head into Flo & Frankie for a sophisticated new scent to fill her favourite space.

L to R: Giorgio Armani Si Passione Chemist Warehouse, Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Chemist Warehouse, Triple Scented Enchanted Garden Limited Editions Candle Flo and Frankie, Ashley & Co Candle Flo and Frankie.

Acts of Service

When you ask Mum what she’d like for Mother’s Day and she says, “Don’t get me anything” or “There’s nothing I need”, chances are she’s an acts-of-services kind of person. You’ll need to be both thoughtful and helpful with this one.

For the gift that keeps on giving, visit Sierra Café for a voucher because coffee never disappoints! If that doesn’t quite feel enough, get Mum something that she needs but is a touch more special than what she’d usually get for herself, like a luxury skincare set from Farmers. Beautiful products in a beautiful package? Yes, please.

L to R: Coffee Vouchers Sierra Café, Clinique Hydration Heroes Farmers, Elizabeth Arden Hyaluronic Acid Set Farmers, Dior Prestige Set Farmers.

Author: Skye Ross – mama of two, creative strategist and writer.