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Mothers Day Gift Guide

Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Don’t forget to mark Sunday 12 May in the calendar, as we honour the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, 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 galore!  Check out AzaleaEmerald Hill Nursery and FloristPJ 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!

terrarium laboratory


Treat Mum to a relaxing massage, blowdry or mani / pedi this Mother’s Day. Visit William’s Professional Massage for the ultimate head and shoulder massage, or grab a gift voucher at Kelly’s Massage, offering sports massage and traditional Chinese 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.

Miss Nail Bar

Beautiful Designs

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 sleepwear, dressing gowns and slippers.

Cavalli have a wide range of quality leather bags – from purses and handbags to overnight and travel bags, starting from just $120.

Gianna Molinaro have a beautiful range of Olieve & Olie organic skincare in stock – all handmade on the Mornington Peninsula.

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 over ten colours, for just $39. Pop in and see Zarifa and she’ll help select a matching scarf to make the perfect set for mum.

GHM Sheepskin

The gorgeous Ariel Mugs at TheSuperCool are hand-crafted with a gold rim and handle, with 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.

Collaborate Store

Gourmet Gifts 

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).

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!

Happy shopping!


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