Forgot about Mother’s Day this Sunday? RedBalloon has you covered

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Mother’s Day is this Sunday May 8th, so if you’ve yet to start your gift shopping, the pressure is on. 

For Aussies still stuck on what to get the most important woman in their life, experience marketplace RedBalloon have noticed a new trend emerging around mother’s Day this year,  with Aussie Mums wanting to receive gifts to experience with the family (46%) and unique experiences (31%) over the traditional physical gifts. 

With too much time spent apart over the past two years, the majority (79%) of Aussie mums believe the best Mother’s Day gifts are the ones you can share together. However, while mum always puts in the work, one in three (27%) mothers feel the rest of the family doesn’t put in the same effort when it comes to gift giving. (Full research overview here)

For last minute shoppers looking to give a gift approved by mum this year, RedBalloon offers unforgettable experiences that your mum is guaranteed to love - with the added bonus of being delivered to your email inbox within minutes! 

From spa days and dining experiences, RedBalloon has seen a surge in experiences to spoil mum post lockdown.

Last-minute gifts approved by mums: RedBalloon reveals top experiences Aussies are gifting this Mother’s Day 

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.

Mum’s review: “A delicious meal with picturesque views.” - Denise 

Buy: Gift e-vouchers available on the RedBalloon website

Cost: $150 for 2 people 

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. 

Mum’s review: “Food was excellent as was the Champagne!” - Kay 

Buy: Gift e-vouchers available on the RedBalloon website 

Cost: $198 for 2 people 

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. 

Mum’s review: “I felt relaxed and at-ease after my treatment.” - Jane 

Buy: Gift e-vouchers available on the RedBalloon website 

Cost: $378 for 2 people 

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. A perfect day out for you and mum. 

Mum’s review: “A relaxing couple of hours on the water!” - Shirley 

Buy: Gift e-vouchers available on the RedBalloon website 

Cost: $500 for 2 people

Or 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. 


Buy: Gift cards are available on the RedBalloon website

Cost: Minimum spend of $25

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