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Special Things to Do With Mum This Mother’s Day

on 02 May 2022

There’s no one else in the world who deserves extra appreciation than our mothers! So, what better way to show her how much she means to you than by surprising her this Mother’s Day with something special?!

Mother’s Day falls on Sunday the 8th of May this year, leaving you with some time to get planning some unique Mother’s Day activities!

While your mum will love any gift you give to her - even if it’s as simple as a card or a hug! - why not create a truly memorable day that you can both enjoy together?

Let’s face it, we’re often so busy with life that we don’t get to spend as much time as we would like with our mums. Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity to spend quality time together while injecting some love and laughter into your day!

Here are some special things to do with mum this Mother’s Day to show her how much you care:

Special Mother’s Day Ideas

Gift-giving is wonderful - who could be disappointed by some lovely flowers or chocolates? - but why not make Mother’s Day an opportunity to bond together and try something new? Here are our favourite Mother’s Day activity ideas that you and mum can do together!

1. Get pampered

There’s a good chance that your mum needs some time to recharge and put herself first for a change! What better way to help her relax and feel brand new again than by getting pampered?! 

This Mother’s Day, book mum in for a relaxing aromatherapy massage at Miracle Therapy or try the healing magic of Chinese-style acupressure remedial massage at Gungahlin Massage Centre.

2. Get your beauty on

This Mother’s Day, why not treat mum (and yourself!) to a glow-up?! Mother’s Day is a special occasion, so mark it by getting your makeup done or by indulging in a mani-pedi or even a professional spray tan! Once you’re all dressed to the nines, you can show off your new look by going out to dinner or a show!

Make mum feel and look like a goddess with a visit to Beauty Central, Crystal Nail Spa or Oz Nails for a professional manicure & pedicure, then stop by Gloww for a spray tan or special occasion makeup for a flawless Mother’s Day look that will leave her feeling fabulous!

3. Try something new

Pampering mum for Mother’s Day doesn’t have to be all about spa treatments and makeup. If your mum is more on the active side or enjoys a good sweat sesh, then why not pop in for a pilates class? What better way to release endorphins and get a good workout in than by trying something new like reformer pilates! This type of workout is suitable for all levels and ages and is a great way to feel more positive and energized!

Studio Pilates offers 40-minute science-based workouts for a total body sculpt that not only gets you fit but also helps to reduce stress and improve concentration!

4. Get your hair blown out

When’s the last time mum got her hair done? Make a chic difference in your mum’s appearance and confidence with a brand new hairstyle! A simple blowout can make mum feel like a whole new woman and will have her hair looking and feeling wonderfully healthy which can only boost her confidence even more!

For professional hairstyling, cut or blowout, visit Moe & Co or Just Cuts this Mother’s Day and walk out feeling your best!

5. Have a picnic or an elaborate lunch

Instead of breakfast in bed this year, why not take mum out for a Mother’s Day picnic or an elaborate lunch? If it’s a nice day, pop a basket full of fresh cut sandwiches, fruit, and sweet treats along with a thermos of coffee or tea. Head to your local park, beach or botanical garden, throw out a picnic rug and enjoy!

If the weather isn’t cooperating, then you can always throw an elaborate lunch at home full of all mum’s favourite brunch foods! Don’t forget the champagne, fresh flowers and table decor for that special touch!

You can grab all the yummy goodies and ingredients you need for a picnic lunch or at-home brunch/lunch from Baker’s Delight or Woolworths!

6. Plan a trip

Whether it’s a weekend getaway or a week-long vacation to somewhere exotic, surprising mum this Mother’s Day with a trip away is sure to make her day! From a wine tasting trip to a river cruise or a poolside paradise vacation, have a look online for some affordable travel deals and plan an itinerary for an unforgettable Mother’s Day holiday.

Travel Associates can help you to plan a holiday suited to your budget and needs! Visit them today to make mums holiday dreams come true! 

7. Come To Marketplace Gungahlin

Marketplace Gungahlin has everything a mum needs to take a break and relax this Mother’s Day! From May 7th-8th, head to our Made for Mum: Kids Zone located in Kmart Mall where the kids can enjoy free face painting while you’re off getting pampered!

If you want to treat mum to our exclusive Made for Mum: Exclusive Event hosted by Canberran Mum’s, simply spend $25 at any store within Marketplace Gungahlin to receive a FREE ticket! The event will feature tips & tricks on how to make the most of the daily routine of being a mum along with snacks and drinks from our amazing retailers.

..if you are looking for gift ideas

Of course, Mother’s Day is still the perfect time to give a gift. Make it special with these gift ideas from our retailers:

Spoil Your Mum This Mother’s Day!

You don’t need to go far this Mother’s Day to find the best Mother’s Day activities and ideas to spoil your mum rotten! Marketplace Gungahlin has everything you need to make mum’s day truly special. So if you’re a mum looking for things to do with the kids while treating yourself at the same time, or, want somewhere to take your mum for a day of pampering, join us this Mother’s Day!

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