Raise a glass to Mum

By Isla Sutherland

5 May, 2020

Consider the following gift ideas to show gratitude to the mother figure in your life.

Mums are always worthy of celebration, but perhaps this year more than ever, amid a raft of coronavirus-induced challenges. So why not take the opportunity this Mother’s Day to show your appreciation with something extra special? We’ve compiled a list of thoughtful gift ideas so you can raise a glass to Mum (from a socially safe distance).

Say it with Seppeltsfield

Designed especially for the event, the Stay at Home and Celebrate Mother’s Day with Seppeltsfield Pack provides a thoughtful selection of luxury items. It includes four bottles of award-winning wine, with three options to choose from: all whites, all red, or a mixed selection. The featured wines include Eden Valley riesling, Barossa vermentino, Barossa grenache, Barossa shiraz and Barossa mataro. The pack also contains four Vasse Virgin products from the Rose, Geranium and Pomegranate range, including liquid soap, hand lotion, body bar and exfoliating hand scrub.

$185 delivered to your door (pictured 1/4 above). 

Give her a Good Pair Day

Melbourne’s Bar Liberty co-founder and former head sommelier of Attica, Banjo Harris Plane is one of the minds behind Good Pair Days, so you can rest assured the wine will be excellent. For Mother’s Day, they’ve partnered with Hunted+Gathered to create custom wine and chocolate gift boxes. There are three to choose from: all reds, chilled or a mixed pack. Each option comes with three 45g single-origin Hunted+Gathered chocolate bars, plus tasting notes, stories about the winemakers, food pairings and matching recipes for every bottle.

$90, including shipping (pictured 2/4 above). 

The gift that keeps on giving

If your mum is more of an adventurous wine drinker, sign her up for a subscription to The Borough Box: a new natural wine monthly delivery service focusing on organic, biodynamic farming and minimal intervention winemaking from small producers around Australia and across the world. Each box contains a mixed six-bottle selection of wines, updated monthly, and features a variety of styles, including maceration whites, reds and everything in between.

$180 a month, and you can opt-out at any time (pictured 3/4 above).

A virtual education

Yarra Valley winery Innocent Bystander has temporarily closed its doors to visitors, but it is now hosting live virtual tastings via its Facebook and Instagram pages. On Sunday, your mum can learn how to pair wine with sweet treats and cheese from Innocent Bystander’s team member Margaret alongside their head pastry chef. Recipes will be available after the session. Order wine in advance through their website, or bring your own glass for the live tasting at 11am.

Get mixing in style

Cocktail Porter is an online service delivering handcrafted DIY cocktail boxes and bottled cocktails straight to your door. Cocktail Porter has created a limited-edition range just for mum. There is a Mother’s Day French Martini mini kit, with Ciroc vodka, Chambord raspberry liqueur, pineapple juice and fairy floss. Or there’s the Mother’s Day Botanical Spritz gift set, including three spritz-based cocktails: orange and passionfruit spritz, Australian elderflower spritz, and blood orange Negroni.

$79.95 for the martini kit, and $89.95 for the spritz set (pictured 4/4 above). 

From one matriarch to another

Brown Brothers launched its Patricia range to pay tribute to the family’s matriarch, whose tenacious spirit helped champion the growth of the Brown Brothers business. In paying homage to its namesake, the Patricia range is the culmination of the very best in viticulture and winemaking; a labour of love celebrated for its matriarchal heritage. The range features the Pinot Noir Chardonnay Brut, Chardonnay, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and a Noble Riesling.

The ultimate membership

For the ultimate Mother’s Day gift, consider a subscription to Halliday Wine Companion – Australia’s most comprehensive tasting notes library. A complete membership provides access to more than 135,000 tasting notes from 3500 wineries around Australia, unlimited digital access, the Halliday Virtual Cellar for logging wines, a subscription to the bi-monthly magazine Halliday, and a copy of the latest Halliday Wine Companion guide.

$109 a year. Find out more.