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Gift Mum a RedBalloon experience she won’t forget this Mother’s Day

Mums are looking forward to something a little different this year for Mother’s Day according to a national survey conducted by experience gurus, RedBalloon. Booking data shows spa and dining experiences are soaring in popularity as people are excited to create new memories and spoil mum post lockdown.

Before you think about purchasing that set of random floral mugs for mum, take a look at the following figures: 

  • Nearly 47% of mums received a gift they didn’t want or need for Mother’s Day, with one in ten Aussie mums admitting to throwing away an unwanted Mother’s Day gift.
  •  Only 13% of Aussie mums would describe gifts from their loved ones as ‘exciting’, while 11% believe their Mother’s Day gifts as ‘the same as always’

After two years of limited opportunities to create new family memories, the majority of Aussie mums believe the best Mother’s Day gifts are the ones you can share together.

A post-pandemic trend is emerging around Mother’s Day this year, with mums most wanting to receive gifts to experience with the family (46%) and unique experiences (31%).

With this in mind, RedBalloon has pulled together a top list of experiences to spoil mum this Mother’s Day. 

Cheese Making Class with Bottomless Bubbles 

Cheese lovers out there, this one’s for you. For this interactive class you’ll roll up your sleeves and get stuck into making your very own bocconcini and burrata. Guided by an expert host and sipping on bottomless bubbles, you’ll learn all the basics of the art of cheese making, from milk selection using store-bought milk, acidification and coagulation to turning curds into one kilo of your own melty and creamy cheese to take home.

Cost: $99 per person. Book here

Otto Ristorante Six-Course Seafood Degustation for two

Treat your tastebuds to an unforgettable culinary experience! This six-course menu is inspired by Italian cuisine and showcases some of the very best seafood Sydney has to offer.  OTTO celebrates people, place and la dolce vita. Situated in the spectacular surrounds of the Finger Wharf at Woolloomooloo, OTTO has an undeniable reputation as one of Sydney’s most respected restaurants. Approachable yet refined service greets modern Italian cuisine by chef Richard Ptacnik, al fresco dining and trademark waterside views.

Cost: $250 for 2 people. Book here

Spoil mum with a six course seafood degustation at Otto

Gunners’ Barracks Sparkling High Tea

Treat mum to a sparkling high tea at the beautiful Gunners’ Barracks tea room in Mosman, Sydney. Sit inside the tea room or out on the enclosed terrace to soak in the stunning views over Sydney Harbour. You’ll both enjoy a glass of sparkling wine and high tea spread of sandwiches, scones, pastries and cake.

Cost: $150 for 2 people. Book here 

Luxury Yarra Valley Wine Tour

This Mother’s Day, escape with mum to the scenic Yarra Valley. Together you’ll enjoy a chauffeured wine tour to four or five wineries, taste champagne and cheese and enjoy a three-course lunch at Domaine Chandon.

Cost: $198 for 2 people. Book here

Radiance Facial and Massage

Indulge in a luxurious 90-minute facial package, and be pampered by a skincare expert that will tailor the treatment to your skin’s needs. Treat yourself and your mum to some well deserved ‘me’ time and leave with fresh, glowing skin. The treatment also includes a hand exfoliation. The package is available at multiple locations in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and Western Australia.

Cost: $378 for 2 people. Book here

Seafood Brunch Cruise

Enjoy a fabulous 2.5 hour trip on this blissful champagne and seafood brunch cruise. You’ll be greeted with a welcome drink and hot and cold canapes on arrival, before being served a sumptuous seafood and carvery menu on board whilst enjoying Melbourne’s harbour views. 

Cost: $500 for 2 people. Book here

Let them decide for themselves!

If you’re completely stuck because there are just too many wonderful experiences to choose from, a gift card from an amazing experience marketplace could do just the trick. RedBalloon offers a wide range of enriching experiences the recipient will remember forever. Ranging from a tandem skydive over St Kilda in Melbourne, to a two-night luxury treehouse getaway in the Gold Coast Hinterland, there isn’t a shortage to choose from across Australia!

An extra bonus, gift cards are valid sitewide on RedBalloon, so the recipient can choose their perfect experience, all gift cards are valid for 5 years.

Cost: Minimum spend of $25. Find out more here here about gift cards. 

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