Don’t forget to mark Sunday 12 May in the calendar, as we honour the mother of the family, as well as motherhood and the influence of mothers in society.
The Market is full of wonderful gift ideas, cooking classes and our very own range of merchandise including tea towels and keep cups. Or why not treat Mum with lunch at one of our delicious restaurants, some pampering and a day of shopping on Mother’s Day!
Flowers and Plants
What Mum wouldn’t love flowers? The Market boasts fresh flowers galore, with fresh cut flowers, floral arrangements, natives and potted plants! Check out Azalea, Emerald Hill Nursery and Florist, PJ Plants and Zekiri Flowers. Looking for something a little bit different? What about a terrarium (a low-maintenance mini garden perfect for any indoor area) or crystal air plant from the Terrarium Laboratory.
Treat Mum to a relaxing massage, blowdry or mani / pedi this Mother’s Day. Visit William’s Professional Massage to pick up a gift voucher (starting at $10) for a de-stressing head and shoulder massage. Miss Nail Bar is the one-stop shop for pampering tired hands and feet, or make her feel a million dollars with a blow wave at Hair at South Melbourne.
Who can go past a good classic? Stop by GMA Sheepskin for quality moccasins and ugg boots, and Under Your Wear for a wide range of luxurious sleepwear and plush fleece gowns; the perfect gift for the cooler months ahead.
La Sierra have a beautiful range of timeless pieces, handcrafted using alpaca, one of the most sustainable fibres on the planet. Hand-loomed blankets are both insulating and breathable, last a lifetime and transform any space in the home, or pick up a versatile, classic scarf for the mum who has everything.
Zarifa’s Collection is overflowing with colourful fashion and accessories for every mum. On offer for Mother’s Day is a beautiful, super soft cotton jumper that comes in ten colours, for just $39. Pop in and see Zarifa and she’ll assist in selecting a matching scarf to make the perfect set for mum.
Wmen The Label have gorgeous silk scarves with exclusive prints of native Australian flora and fauna, designed by local artists (pictured below), along with a large selection of hand-made, lightweight earrings.
Frankie’s Story’s adult range has the best in basic clothing – playful, hard-wearing and ethical brands. Check out the AS Colour range for long sleeve tees and premium sweat tops – from as little as $32.
Tucked away in aisle F, Clare’s Bears and Wares have heat packs featuring foxes, dogs and many other cute critters (plus they can double as a cool pack!)
Merchants Of Change have a range of new colours in their Frank Green collection – the award-winning, Australian-made, double walled, leak-proof reusable cup. Great for the environment and reducing unnecessary waste. They are also running a special Mother’s Day promotion from 6 to 12 May – spend $50 in store and receive ‘A Beautiful Story Brooch’ valued at RRP$24.95 (while stocks last).
Cavalli have a wide range of quality leather bags – from purses and handbags to overnight and travel bags, starting from just $120.
The gorgeous Ariel Mugs at TheSuperCool (below) are hand-crafted with a gold rim and handle, and there are three colours to choose from. Rainbow Connection have some beautiful pieces on sale currently, including hand-made Turkish glass bowls and inspirational hearts (pictured below). Mum would love a beautiful, hand-made Aroma Pod crafted from the iconic banksia seed pod, available at Everything Aussie.
Be sure to stop in at #Collaborate, stocking a colourful explosion of the latest jewellery, clothing, homewares, art and gifts, including many items from up and coming Melbourne artists and designers (pictured below).
Whether she’s a wine lover, the ultimate chef or a purveyor of delicious foods, the Market is filled with specialty grocers offering a wide selection of gift ideas. Your visit isn’t complete without a visit to Field, Barns & Co. This wholesome Market larder sells everything for the home cook’s pantry – from freshly churned, bespoke flavoured butters, indigenous Australian spices, fresh, local honey and maple syrups (perfect for a home-made pancake coffee cake).
Atypic Chocolate have some beautiful chocolate creations in store, including a special-edition edible pot plant and a lemon and almond praline ‘I Love Mum” milk chocolate bar.
For the sweet tooth, why not try Ptasie Mleczko from Alka Polish Deli – soft marshmallow covered in chocolate (in a variety of flavours!). Or for the mum with a savoury palette – the English vintage cheddar from Theo’s Deli – a bitey cheddar shaped like a heart.
Visit The Little Wine Shop for a wide range of local and imported wines, choose from over 100 flavours of tea available at visit Tea Drop or who can go past a box of chocolates or a chupa chup bouquet from the South Melbourne Market Grocer – starting from just $5.00!