Experience Gifts for Mums
We worked with RedBalloon to bring you this local experience list!
It’s been a year to remember, and a challenging one, particularly for mums that juggled working from home with schooling from home. With Christmas just around the corner, RedBalloon has hundreds of experiences on offer to thank mum (or your mum-in-law) for her stellar efforts in 2020. And if your house has accumulated a bunch of stuff during the lockdown, mum will undoubtedly appreciate the gift of creating memories with her favourite people this festive season!
Mums: share this post with your partner or children… hint hint!
Send your super-mum flying this Christmas
Preparing 40 weeks of packed school lunches each year automatically qualifies every mum as a super-mum, so why not gift her the experience of flying? Whether you send her up in a hot air balloon over the Gold Coast, followed by a champagne breakfast; convince her to jump out of a plane and watch her land on one of the Sunshine Coast’s golden beaches or join her for a scenic helicopter flight over Brisbane, we can guarantee it will be an experience she never forgets. Check out all RedBalloon flying gift experiences here.
Cooking and dining experiences
Give mum a night off from cooking
When the chorus of “what’s for dinner?” begins, let mum respond by ordering in takeaway pizza (and a babysitter) for the kids, while she and a special someone enjoys a five-course degustation at a swanky Brisbane restaurant, a sightseeing lunch cruise on the Gold Coast or a winery tour followed by a sumptuous Italian meal. Or for mums that love to get creative in the kitchen, there’s a dessert and pastries cooking class, a Spanish tapas masterclass or a modern Thai fusion cooking class, just to name a few! Check out RedBalloon extensive range of food and wine experiences that would be perfect for any foodie mum this Christmas.
Gift mum a break away
We’ve all spent a lot more time at home this year, but with borders now open and the tourism industry ready to welcome us back with open arms, it’s the perfect time to treat mum to a getaway. Let’s #holidayherethisyear and support our local operators, as well as reward our hardworking mothers and mothers-in-law. RedBalloon has a curated list of city escapes, beach breaks and wellness retreats, like the indulgent Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat. Set on over 200 hectares of lush Queensland hinterland, this is the largest spa in the southern hemisphere and includes luxurious accommodation, organic meals and a range of wellness activities like yoga and naturopathy. Mum never felt so zen!
Cheers to mum (and grandma!)
Steeped in tradition, high tea is an event that can be enjoyed across generations and is the perfect excuse for getting together grandmothers, mothers and daughters. Fragrant pots of tea, fresh scones with jam and cream, ribbon sandwiches and bite-sized tarts are the main staples of high tea, and there’s a great selection of local restaurants that offer the service and can be booked through RedBalloon. Our picks are the Heritage High Tea with sparkling wine at Brisbane Arcade or the Shingle Inn High Tea at City Hall, a Brisbane tradition since 1936. Frocks on, pinkies out!
Last-minute gift ideas for mum
If you’re an “I work better under pressure” kind of person (read: it’s Christmas eve and I haven’t even begun shopping), but you can’t quite face the madness of the stores, RedBalloon offer gift vouchers that can be sent to you (or your intended gift recipient) instantly via email. For inspiration, some of their most popular experiences include indoor skydiving, glamping, diving with sharks (!) and food/wine experiences. But if you really can’t decide on a specific activity, you can always purchase a RedBalloon gift voucher, which will give mum hundreds of options to choose from. And you just may secure your spot as mum’s favourite child.
Find the perfect gift for your mother-in-love (law)
For the mother-in-law that has everything, you could purchase her a different RedBalloon experience each Christmas and still never run out of ideas. Would she enjoy a lunch cruise on the Kookaburra Queen Paddle-wheeler? Perhaps a Queensland Country Discovery Tour for two? Devonshire tea at the Maleny Botanic Gardens? Or if your mother-in-law resides interstate, there are a plethora of local options you can treat her to. Just enter her region in the RedBalloon search bar.
Happy Christmas to me – treat yourself this year
Mums are often so busy ensuring that everyone else has the perfect gifts wrapped and ready under the tree, we forget to include ourselves on the “gifts to buy” shopping list. This year consider purchasing a RedBalloon gift voucher for yourself, mother-guilt-free, knowing you’ll be supporting local Australian businesses. We’re talking experiences that will enrich your life, like facials, massages, pedicures or an immersive day spa experience. Or perhaps a paint and sip workshop, horse riding lesson or perfume-making masterclass. Spend some time scouring the RedBalloon website for your perfect experience (best enjoyed once the kids are safely ensconced back at school)!
For more Christmas gift ideas for the whole family, visit www.redballoon.com.au.