5 Mother’s Day experience gifts so thoughtful, you’ll instantly score favourite child status

Begone breakfast in bed! We’ve found something better…

Dressing gowns, chocolates, personalised mugs. Sure, they’re classics when it comes to Mother’s Day gifts but this year, isn’t it time to take things to the next level?

Instead of buying your mum or mother figure another keepsake that will – let’s face it – probably end up in the back of the closet until it’s stumbled upon during the next home-decluttering mission, perhaps you could create memories that will last a lifetime.

Enter the experience gift. With so many different activities to explore, there’s an option for every type of mum to enjoy whether she’s a foodie, an adventure junkie or just sorely in need of a bit of pampering (she deserves it, after all).

We’ve pulled together some of the best and sure-to-be-memorable experience gift options for your loved one for Mother’s Day, 2024.

The best experience gifts for Mother’s Day 2024


Dining experience

prices vary at 6HEAD

Best for: the mum who loves dinner with a view

For a real treat for mum, try booking her in for a culinary adventure with a view thanks to 6HEAD’s waterfront dining experience. And did we mention Mum will get to enjoy the visual delights that Vivid brings to Sydney at the same time she devours her meal?

Key features:

  • Waterfront dining venue
  • Hida-certified Wagyu
  • Fine dining desserts


Spa gift card

from $25 at Endota

Best for: the mum who needs self-care time

Endota Spa has always exuded a sense of serenity, relaxation and calm. So, opting for a gift card for your mum to pick her ultimate indulgence (did someone say, “massage”?) is a guaranteed winner.

Key features:

  • Choose a facial, massage, body or beauty treatment
  • Nourishing skincare


Wine tasting

from $55 at RedBalloon

Best for: the mum who loves a tipple

There are few things better in life than food and wine. This 90-minute wine tasting with a tasting plate experience in NSW’s Hunter Valley pairs both of these glorious experiences for your mum to enjoy. There are 16 wines to taste and an artisan tasting plate for two as well as a glass of sparkling on arrival. Buy this as a present and Mum will be sniffing and swirling those wine glasses in no time.

Key features:

  • Self-guided wine tasting using an Enomatic tasting system
  • Choose from a selection of 16 super-premium wines
  • Complement your tasting with an artisan-tasting platter


Britbox subscription

from $8.99 at Britbox

Best for: the mum who loves her TV shows

Let mum connect with her favourite British shows at the touch of a button with a subscription to Britbox. A Touch of Frost, Absolutely Fabulous, Black Books… all the classics are there for many nights on the couch.

Key features:

  • Get 12 months for the price of 10
  • All the best of British telly


Hydrating oil massage and hot springs bath

from $205 at RedBalloon

Best for: the mum who deserves to be spoiled

The ultimate in indulgence and rejuvenation, this Pure Fiji Hydrating Oil Massage and Hot Springs Bathing Pass in Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula is the perfect relaxing experience to bestow upon your mum. If mum doesn’t live in the area, why not make a holiday of it? Your siblings could chip in for an Airbnb voucher so she can continue to make the most of some “Me Time”.

Key features:

  • Pure Fiji Hydrating Massage at Timeless Day Spa
  • Bathing pass at the Peninsula Hot Springs

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