Published 27 April 2020, updated 5 May 2020
Devour words and ideas at the Yarra Valley Writers Festival online
A good book, an inspiring talk, a riveting discussion and you don’t even have to get out of your PJs – sign mum up now for the inaugural Yarra Valley Writers Festival, a digital showcase of Australian writers and writing. Featuring a full day of livestreamed events on Saturday 9 May, and plenty of other activities in the lead up, you can give her a day of inspo without leaving the house (and there are some easy wins for books to buy her as presents too!)
Bedazzle mum with sparkly things
Michael Wilson Jewellery Design love mums of all descriptions, especially iso-mums. So this year you can quietly choose a loveable and precious piece from their Mother's Day Gift Guide and have it delivered safely to your mother’s home (or safely to you so you can surprise her on the day.) If you’re feeling lucky you might just win the competition for a pair of earrings (your choice of sterling silver, 9ct rose or yellow gold) for mum – see their Insta page for entry details. Or if you have one of those mums that likes to choose, a gift voucher is a great way to send love. You can visit the gallery/shop by socially distanced arrangement too.
How about the whole shebang of a High Tea experience?
The High Tea Mistress – also known as the patron saint of mothers - can swoop in on your doorstep with a gorgeous box of high tea sweet and savory delicacies, a perfectly blended tea, champers and more. Because a really good cup of tea is heaven – especially when it can be enjoyed without interruptions. Right mum?
The Coombe Yarra Valley High Tea package somes in a distinguished gift box and includes a bottle of Coombe Yarra Valley Sparkling wine, House made Scones, Macarons, Fudge, Peach Melba Jam & Yarra Valley English Breakfast Tea. Perfect!
Can’t touch this Hamper-time
Zonzo Estate gives mum something to dance about. Spoil her with beautiful goodies from local Yarra Valley businesses – the best Zonzo Estate Prosecco, Yarra Valley Chocolates, Yarra Valley Tea Co, luxury bath products from Warbotanicals and Yarra Valley Bath and Body, and scented candles from Lilydale Candle Co. And you don’t even have to leave home to go shopping. Zonzo Estate will deliver to you (and they will be very sneaky so mum won’t know too!)
More amazing hampers and delivery to your home gift ideas are available from:
- Fondata 1872 Heat at home
- Rochford Wines Wine Pack
- Badger Creek Blueberry Winery gift pack
- Taste Yarra Valley cheese and wine gift pack
- The General Food Store
And don't forget the gift voucher option! Check out No.7 in Healesville for vouchers your mum can use at the The Providore at Meletos, Stones of the Yarra Valley, accommoodatioon at The Farmhouse at Meletos, No.7 Healesville and more.
A weekend to look forward to
Yes there will be such a thing as post-iso life and rest assured your mum will deserve a bit of time out. Give her a gift voucher for a weekend retreat at The Burrow at Wombat Bend or one of the many accommodation providers in the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges who are waiting patiently to reopen their doors to guests. You might just become the favourite kid with this one.
Love is Cheese, cheese is love
It’s a simple equation – eat cheese, feel the love. Kitchen and Butcher and the Yarra Valley Dairy have cheese from around the corner and around the world to enjoy. Ask mum what her favourite stinky is (hopefully it’s not you!) and what she enjoys most with her favourite wine. She will be full of hints! And they will home deliver so it’s super easy to be cheesy.
Bake her a sweet treat
Even if you’ve never baked before, we have ways of making you cook! Order a ‘bake at home’ pack from the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and surprise mum with ‘I baked them myself’ sweet treats. Each kit is complete with recipe, instructions, ingredients and an extra serve of love. Also a special selection of Mother's Day hampers and High Tea packages too.
And do not cook dinner! Not when there are so many takeaway and home delivery options in the Yarra Valley and Dandong Ranges.
And if you are really struggling with an idea for how to treat your beautiful mum, the fallback–which is always forward thinking–is Yarra Valley wine. We guarantee that is always appreciated.