Shop local for Mother’s Day

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Mother’s Day is just around the corner and unfortunately this year, the kids will not be coming home from school with gifts from the Mother’s Day stall.

But Central Geelong Marketing shares some ideas to help you get organised, shop local and create a Mother’s Day at home.

Central Geelong businesses have a range of innovative ways to show your love and appreciation on Sunday, May 10. It’s important to plan ahead to confirm the pick-up or delivery options that suit you best.

Start the day off with breakfast in bed
If you need supplies for breakfast in bed – from fresh sourdough bread, free range eggs, organic bacon and delicious granolas to fruit and yoghurt – check out the options from the Organic Larder or The Fresh Food Merchant. You can order online for pick-up or delivery.

Sweet Treats
Get a delicious morning, afternoon or high tea delivered for mum. Empire Grill can help you spoil mum with a Mother’s Day High Tea Hamper with an assortment of homemade sweet and savoury goodies to be enjoyed with a bottle of Prosecco. Cakesmith has a selection of cakes that can be ordered and delivered direct to your mum at #cakesmithtoyou

Take care of the cooking
Get delicious meals for lunch or dinner (pick-up or delivered) from some of Central Geelong’s finest restaurants and cafes including Westend Geelong, ALMA, Lipari, Workers BBQ, Bistrot St Jean, Pistol Pete’s Food ‘n’ Blues and Cafe´ Go to name a few.

Emerge Geelong has a special Mother’s Day menu available featuring house made gnocchi, roast pork and Cape Grim eye fillet – order by 5pm on Saturday, May 9 for pick up or delivery on Mother’s Day.

Flavours of the world
While she might not be able to travel the world at the moment, you can still treat mum to her favourite international flavours. Enjoy a Greek feast from Mav’s Restaurant, Italian from Caruggi, Sri Lankan fusion from Rook or the flavours of India from Shiraz Indian.

Cook at home
A range of Central Geelong restaurants have been preparing meals to cook at home which are perfect for Mother’s Day. Mav’s has a ‘cook your own’ Greek menu with delicious options to cook straight away or put in the freezer. Caruggi has a selection of goodies available from its online Enoteca with lots of heat at home options.

Black Bull Tapas Bar & Restaurant has teamed up with Pizzeria Adamo to make Mother’s Day special. Pick up a lunch hamper consisting of a beef lasagne, margarita pizza, zucchini and haloumi tartlets, quinoa salad and finish off with a sticky date pudding with caramel sauce for $85 (serves four to six) – must be ordered by Thursday, May 9.

Shop online or over the phone
There’s a huge range of gift options that can be delivered direct to mum. Townhouse Living has a gorgeous selection of homewares and giftware.

Charles Rose Jewellers is available for virtual and phone consultations to help you find the perfect piece of jewellery for mum, while the Geelong Gallery Store has a wonderful selection of online gifts.

Central Geelong’s unique Our Satellite Hearts has a selection of carefully curated curiosities from house and home to jewellery and crystals. It also has a huge online Candy Corner with international favourites including twizzlers, Pop-Tarts, Pop Rocks, Swedish fish and the ever-popular conversation hearts.

Send flowers
Sending flowers and food gifts is a perfect way to send love to mum on Mother’s Day. Central Geelong florists including Lustre Bloom, Cyril Cooke, Smellies and Townhouse Living have a wide range of flowers, bouquets, indoor plants and gift options available to order online and have delivered direct. A Natural Bunch has just opened in James Street and offers contactless delivery from a selection of online bouquets.

Sign her up
Sign mum up for online health or wellness classes – streamed or live – from Waterfront Health Studio, Wonder Yoga, Geelong City Yoga, Upstate Yoga or Good Folk Yoga. Minc Fitness is bringing the studio to home with daily workout videos, weekly virtual pilates sessions, online forums and virtual workouts.

Let her relax
Help mum relax and shop online for a great book from Dymocks, a cup of tea in a new tea cup from Teacha Tea Bar, her favourite blend of coffee from Coffee Cartel or a special glass of wine or bubbles from Union Street Wine or Geelong Cellar Door.

Enjoy a virtual event with mum
Share some virtual time with mum. There’s everything on offer from a cooking class at Twisted Dessert Bar to Piano Bar fun with live-streaming including song requests, shout outs and photos.

Pinot & Picasso is offering the Pinot & Picasso
Artbox. These creative isolation kits are complete with all the art supplies needed for your mum to find her inner Picasso (including a wine voucher) and let her tune into their live and free art sessions via Facebook. Artboxes can be ordered online and delivered free to your mum’s front door.

Gift vouchers are a great gift
If don’t know what to get mum, get her a gift voucher from a local business. It shows your mum you love and care for her, let’s her choose exactly what she wants and helps support local businesses.

Download the Love Central Geelong App or for more Mother’s Day gift and food options visit www.centralgeelong.com.au/news/mothers-day-2020

To celebrate Mother’s Day, Central Geelong Marketing has a special week of love lined up to help spoil mum. Starting on Monday, May 4, there’s a different daily prize up for grabs from some wonderful Central Geelong businesses including Chez Ma Belle, Organic Larder, Lane Kelly, Little Green Corner and Empire Grill.

Plus let the kids get involved in the fun! Get them to tell us why they love spending time with mum at home and go into the draw to win prizes including a special Twisted Dessert Bar Mummy & Me High Tea at home.

Visit www.centralgeelong.com.au/events/a-week-of-love-for-mum for details on how to enter and T&Cs.

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