Note to self: Mother’s Day is this weekend - Sunday May 10! How did it become that time of year so quickly again? Not to fear, here are some last minute gift ideas for the savvy shopper to treat mum, all of which are available from your convenient one-stop-shop; the Belconnen Fresh Food Markets.
For the tireless overworked mum - why not treat her to some time-out with a massage voucher from Qi Massage? Perfect for the hardworking woman to have a little escape with a 30, 60 or 90 minute Traditional Chinese massage. Meanwhile dad can enjoy a coffee and organic fruit toast from As Nature Intended, while the kids burn off some of that boisterous energy in the nearby playground.
If you’ve got an always-on-the-go kind of mum who can’t commit the time for a massage, perhaps something from the luxurious Ecoya range, such as the Sweet Pea & Jasmine hand and body wash or the Vanilla Bean hand cream with nourishing macadamia oil will treat mum’s tired hands to a little bit of pampering, available from Bunches @ Belconnen.
Or perhaps you have a mum who’s a bit of a Foodie? In this case consider a gift basket beautifully presented from FoodLovers to make her day. The collection of handpicked creations start from as little as $12, and the sky’s the limit as you gather your own selections of gourmet jam, chutneys, sweet dessert sauces and delicious chocolates.
Don’t forget the specialty delicatessens who are at the markets, where you can pick up decadent wheels of international cheeses, such as the Tasmanian Brie from Belconnen Deli, available for purchase in both the whole wheel and cut sections. In addition you can also wander over and peruse the range of salamis, chorizo and Polish sausages available from Deli Cravings.
Cured meats, dried fruits, crackers and cheese could only be perfected by one more element…. a special bottle of sparkling. Be sure to stop by First Choice Liquor to ogle the vast range available at the Superstore and then take advantage of some of the cheapest prices around.
Maybe your mum loves to read and is always looking for a fantastic new book? Pop in to Book Passion and sift through their eclectic collection of good reads. If you’re struggling to select something yourself, you can always ask for some ideas from the helpful staff.
Finally in our efforts to give thanks to our amazing mums this Sunday, let’s also not forget the traditional favourite item; flowers!
A timeless bouquet of brightly coloured flowers to fragrant the home and decorate mum’s living room never fails as a winning choice to say thanks for everything. Buying quality fresh flowers is the only way to ensure that the fragrant arrangements last longer for mum’s enjoyment (maybe spoil yourself with a bunch at the same time).