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Geelong and The Bellarine Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Geelong and The Bellarine Mother’s Day Gift Guide

She's not like regular mums, she's a cool mum, and she should get cool gifts.

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Mother’s Day is coming, Sunday 8 May 2022 to be exact, here are some out-of-the-box gift ideas to impress her this Mother’s Day, (sorry, she’s got enough handmade cards).

Farm to table cooking experience, Drysdale 
With this Original Harvest Experience hands-on farm to table cooking experience, your mum will feel like she’s in Master Chef.

Give mum a gift voucher to book this 5-hour experience where she’ll get to spend the day wandering the garden, harvesting produce, learning, cooking and the best bit eating and drinking!

Your mum will be able to redeem her voucher for a class on any advertised date or gather some friends and book a private class. With no expiry date, there’s no pressure!

​It’s $135 per person and vouchers can be purchased here.


A Gift of Gin with Gin Masterclass @ Queenscliff Distillery 
Let mum delve into the wonderful world of gin as she learns the fascinating history of gin, how it is made and be guided through the process of blending up her very own gin recipe in a take-home bottle.

The Gin Blending Masterclasses voucher is $140 and includes:

A bottle of 500ml gin developed by mum, gin tasting, cheese board and knowledge directly from the distillers, 

It’s a gin lover’s dream! Get vouchers here. 


Paint and Sip @ Leura Park Estate 
Bring out mum’s inner Picasso, with painting, wine, cheese, canapes and fun at Leura Park Estate.

With all the art supplies provided, paint and sip is a fun social event where everyone gets to take home their very own “masterpiece”.

Classes run from 6:30pm – 9:30pm and cost $90 per person - Book here.


Tickets to What was that? @ Werribee Park Mansion
What was that? Is a theatrical production performed at night in the Werribee Park Mansion.

Based on the true stories of the Chirnside family (19th-century wealthy squatters), this play combines history, scary elements and comedy. Two actors as 'Maggie' the head maid and 'Mr Duncan' the head butler will guide you through the mansion and the story unfolds as you move from room to room.

This is an exciting event full of surprises and ends with a glass of sparkling wine or soft drink.

Tickets start from $38 and there are multiple sessions available, find out more here.  


Swimming with the Dolphins @ Queenscliff 
Does your mum love dolphins? Well, there can’t be anything better than heading out to swim with wild dolphins & seals!

For $180, this is an experience your mum will talk about for a lifetime!

Gift vouchers can be purchased so she can pick her preferred date. Purchase one here. 


Fly high over the Region with a Hot Air ballooning 

You can really set high expectations this year, with a voucher to soar above Geelong in a hot air balloon. With two businesses operating in our region, get mum a voucher from either

Geelong Ballooning or Liberty Balloon Flights Geelong/Bellarine for the ultimate views from above.  


Give the gift of an escape 
What mum doesn't need a break, a little getaway? Perhaps get mum a voucher to stay at a hotel, visit a new resort or stay at a secluded retreat. Explore what’s on offer in Geelong & The Bellarine here. 


After a little retail therapy to pick out that perfect wrapped gift? We have an abundance of giftware shops around the region, here are just a few you should definitely check out...

  • Jade and May, Newtown, Geelong. Think vibrant bedding, colourful and quirky homewares, bright and unique gifts and much more.
  • Townhouse Living, Yarra Street, Geelong. Home interiors, gifts and fresh flowers, for all the things that make a house a home.
  • Mishka + Mikki, Portarlington. Home decor, occasional furniture, aromatherapy, giftware, artwork, SAXON Telescopes, ladies' clothing and accessories! You're sure to find something for mum here. 
  • Wish Fish Gifts, Ocean Grove. A beautiful lifestyle store with a warm, friendly and relaxed coastal vibe!
  • Barwon Heads Winestore, Barwon Heads. Find the perfect bottle with the local expertise of the team.
  • Kiitos, Barwon Heads. Home to some of the world's most appealing and desired contemporary homeware, mum will feel really special!
  • Frankie Say Relax, Queenscliff & Geelong. Curated ranges of gifts + homewares, perfect for mum.


Can't share the day with Mum in person this year? Why not deliver her a local hamper from The Food Purveyor? They bring together a collection of exquisite, regional foods made by incredible artisans and small-scale food and wine producers. 


Looking for ways to celebrate with Mum on Mother’s Day? Find out what’s happening in Geelong & The Bellarine on Sunday, 8 May here.