April 15, 2021
10 ways to spoil your mum in Elsternwick Village this Mother’s Day
We all know a mum in need of some extra spoiling this year – and with Mother’s Day (May 9) just around the corner, it’s time to show the special woman in your life just how much you care.
Choosing the perfect present can be overwhelming, but fear not!
From film buffs to foodies, and book worms to green thumbs, Elsternwick Village is bursting with brilliant gift ideas guaranteed to make it a magical day for your mum.
1. Catch a classic flick
Treat the film lover in your life to a night with the stars. Classic Cinemas is screening all 8 of the 2021 Oscars Best Movie nominations, so there’s bound to be something to make your favourite lady light up. Take Mum’s cinematic experience to the next level with a trip to the Classic Rooftop Cinema for a tipple (or two) with a view, before settling in to enjoy a new release or retro classic in comfort. Mum will be over the moon!
2. Treat mum to a mouth-watering meal
If you want to make it a mouth-watering Mother’s Day, endless gastronomic adventures await in Elsternwick Village. The bottomless brunch at Bang Bang is a must with free-flowing bubbles and cocktails teamed with delicious snacks, or you could graze on an all-day breakfast at Goat House, or pop in to the aptly named Mother’s Instinct for the signature French Mess (a smash of croissant, fresh berries, nuts, and ice cream).
3. Make it a high tea experience
Indulge your mum’s sweet tooth with a delectable, dietary requirement-friendly, high tea at Glazed Gluten Free Patisserie. Melbourne’s first gluten, dairy and nut-free high tea features a menu jam-packed with scrumptious scones and handmade desserts, paired with unlimited specialty coffees and house-blended teas.
4. Raise a glass to Mum
Stretch mum’s special day into a fun evening on the town at one of Elsternwick Village’s many stylish bars. Whether you lap up the luxurious ambience at Antique Bar, pop into the Umbrella Lounge, or sample the extensive wine list at Upstairs Cellar, it’s sure to be a night to remember.
5. Opt for pamper time
Show mum you love her and give her the pampering she deserves with a relaxing beauty treatment at Remedy Bar, or give the gift of perfectly painted tootsies and fingertips with a mani-pedi at JA Nails, Jade Nail Salon or Sapphire Nails – hands down one of the best ways to spoil her!
6. Say it with flowers
Brighten her day with a beautiful bouquet from Shady Hill Luxury Flowers, where the team will transform the freshest seasonal blooms into a stunning floral arrangement. For mums with green thumbs, drop into Crabtree & Weeks and for gorgeous indoor greenery.
7. Give the gift of a good read
Here’s a novel idea: make Mother’s Day a real page-turner this year. From the best new releases to obscure backlist titles, the team at Avenue Bookstore will bend over backwards to find the perfect book for your mum.
8. Find a unique treasure
Elsternwick Village is a treasure trove of unique gifts. Put a little sparkle into you mum’s life with beautiful jewellery from Ruby’s Gifts, snap up some stylish homewares and accessories at Dalgarno’s of Elsternwick, Loft 469 or Mercantile Home, or ply her with pamper products from Tonic Australia.
9. Taste the world
Take mum on a trip to an exotic land for lunch or dinner. Head to 48H Pizza e Gnocchi Bar or Via Campanella for an Italian feast, dine on Middle Eastern cuisine at Alev Alev Turkish Kitchen or Talk of the Town Lebanese, go Vietnamese at Hanoi Hannah, have a Mexican fiesta at Mexico City Restaurant, take her to Japan at Tataki or Bistro Goemon, or enjoy a Chinese banquet at Chinese at Yu Chu. The world is your oyster in Elsternwick Village.
10. Pack a picnic
Pack the picnic blanket, fill the hamper with yummy treats from Hunter and Co Deli or Coles, and head to Elsternwick Plaza for a picnic in the park. For an easier option you can grab takeaway from one of dozens of options, including Burger Shurger or Farang Farang.
Whatever your plan to spoil mum on Mother’s Day, you will find her perfect present in Elsternwick Village.