Mother’s Day: 5 ways to spoil Mum in Elsternwick Village (plus a gift guide)

Mother’s Day: 5 ways to spoil Mum in Elsternwick Village (plus a gift guide)

We all have memories of Mum that we hold dear in our hearts. All those scraped knees she healed; those buckets of teenaged tears she wiped away; the support she quietly and abundantly offered when we became parents ourselves.

It’s difficult to imagine ever being able to thank Mum enough or explain to her in words just how much we appreciate and love her. The best way to start is by planning a Mother’s Day you can spend together, paying tribute to everything she has done for us, and creating memories to last a lifetime.

This Mother’s Day, Elsternwick Village has a wonderful range of activities to make the day special for you both – and now’s the time to start planning.

Here’s how you can spoil Mum in Elsternwick Village this Mother’s Day:

1. Start the day with breakfast

The perfect Mother’s Day begins with breakfast. Toast and tea in bed may have cut it when you were a kid, but there are so many fantastic breakfast options in Elsternwick Village, it’s well worth getting out of bed!

Mums who enjoy a traditional cooked breakfast of bacon, eggs, toast and a range of yummy sides, head down to Mothers Instinct Eatery. If Mum loves bagels with all the fancy fillings, take her to Bissel B. Or for a taste for the exotic, she’ll love Dawn Eatery, with its Asian inspired dishes.

If Mum’s got an eye on good health, you can’t go past the wholesome, all-natural, vegan breakfasts at Be Bowld, and if she wants a damn good treat for breakfast, take her to Damm Good Cafe.

2. See a film at Classic Cinemas

Catching a flick is always a popular relaxed Mother’s Day activity, but when you take Mum to Classic Cinemas, you’re giving her an experience she’ll remember.

Settling into the plush surrounds of the gorgeous historic building, she can enjoy the latest blockbuster or her favourite classic, while snacking on gourmet treats, in a tradition that has been part of family histories for generations.

3. Enjoy an afternoon tea

It’s a very lady-like Mother’s Day tradition, and one that’s a little bit fancy – Mother’s Day afternoon tea at home is something that’s easy to pull together with the help of Elsternwick Village’s bakeries, that pull out all the stops on this special day.

Bakers Delight has a wide range of bread, cakes, and pastries; Glazed Gluten Free Patisserie offers a variety of cakes, desserts, artisan breads and savoury delights which are free from gluten, dairy, nuts with vegan options; Aviv Cakes and Bagels has a selection of European-inspired cakes and pastries; and To Be Frank bakery is your one-stop-shop for a variety of breads.

Get out the good china, pop on the kettle, and voila – a gorgeous Mother’s Day afternoon tea in the comfort of your own home!

4. Toast to Mum

Mother’s Day is a great time to raise a toast to Mum and show your appreciation of everything she has done for you, and what she means to you – and with Elsternwick Village’s many eclectic and interesting bars, you’re sure to find the best place to do it!

Antique Bar, with its antique furniture and old-world charm creates a warm, relaxed atmosphere. Ambiance is also why so many love Copycat Bar and Restaurant – a comfortable, intimate bar with an exciting menu of unique cocktails, whisky, gins, and wines. Then there’s Bang Bang, with its stylish Indochine-inspired decor, which is also a popular Mother’s Day choice.

If Mum enjoys a casual vibe with live music, you can’t go past Umbrella Lounge Bar, or why not check out Upstairs Cellar, and enjoy some local wine and Victorian spirits accompanied by a uniquely Australian cheese board.

5. Enjoy a unique experience

There’s nothing mums enjoy more than spending time with their children, so this Mother’s Day, why not surprise her with a fun and laughter-filled activity you can do together?

You used to make her Mother’s Day crafts at school, and this Mother’s Day you can encourage her to make her own, with some exciting art-based activities. Try out a pottery class at Ceramiques, or paint your own masterpieces at Elsternwick Village’s paint and sip studio, UpVibes Paint & Sip Studio, where you’ll both learn painting techniques while enjoying nibbles and wine.

Renowned artist Sossy Kinderman also has a studio, Sossy and Canvas, in Elsternwick Village and offers in-person art workshops. Sewing is also a lost art and a very handy one to have, and you can learn to sew or simply brush up on your skills together at Sew This Pattern.

Mother’s Day is steeped in tradition and it’s no wonder that so many mums love to spend their days paying homage to the past. Elsternwick Village is home to a well-known op shop trail, featuring several stores, each with their own vibe and variety of goods, so you can start at one end of the precinct and make your way through all of them.

The one gift that every mother desires this Mother’s Day is time spent with you, and with so many dining and entertainment options on offer in Elsternwick Village, make this Mother’s Day one your mum will treasure forever.

Elsternwick Village Mother’s Day gift guide

Mother’s Day gift guide

Choosing a gift can be the trickiest part of Mother’s Day – so we’ve done the legwork for you. Here are our best picks from Elsternwick Village:

  • A book for the bookworm mums: Books are a staple Mother’s Day gift and with good reason. They offer hours of enjoyment, and whether Mum is into mushy romance novels, hard-hitting political biographies, or wants to devour a new release, you’ll be able to find the perfect read for her at Avenue Bookstore.
  • Flowers or plants: No matter what you get Mum this Mother’s Day, it needs to come with flowers – what better way to say that if she was a flower, you’d pick her? Shady Hill Luxury Flowers have you covered. If you want flowers that last more than a week, why not pick up a flowering plant from Green Envy?
  • Something for the home: Feathering the nest is what many mothers do the best, which is why gorgeous homewares make an ideal Mother’s Day gift. Select from a huge range of table and serving-ware, as well as kitchen essentials at Dalgarno’s of Elsternwick, spoil her with luxury linens or napery from Linen House, or find unique homewares and decor at Society of Merchants.
  • Special and unique gifts: Go that extra mile and give Mum a gift as original as she is. Check out Ruby’s Gifts for a range of uniquely individual homewares, jewellery, handbags, and fashion accessories, including African, Judaica and Australiana products. Or pamper Mum with a surprise from Tonic, known for its deliciously scented goats milk soaps, as well as heat pillows, eye pillows, and stylish cosmetic bags.
  • Jewellery: For a gift that will be treasured forever, select a special item of jewellery – an antique brooch or perfect pearl – from one of Elsternwick Village’s quality jewellers.

However you choose to spend Mother’s Day, you can be sure to find something special for Mum in Elsternwick Village.

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