Treat mum or a special loved one to the best gifts from local shops and boutique brands, all under $50.

Salvador Dali Perfume pen, $30

Who knew Mr melting clock himself had a perfume line? This chic, travel friendly scent stick is an artwork for the nose, with notes of opulent floral Chypres. Find this touch of luxury to-go at the iconic Paint n Powder.

Rose Quartz face roller, $39

Soothe away stress with this rose quartz facial roller from the QVWC Shop. Sourced from ethical beauty brand Bopo Women, it works to boost circulation and pairs perfectly with their nourishing face oils. The roller also comes in a magnetic locking gift box, no wrapping required!

A crystal face roller
Face roll the stress away

Handmade earrings from Elk, $39

Rediscover the charm of Little Collins Street when you wander down to Elk. Among their Melbourne designed wares you'll find the handcrafted Dakin earring series. The fine geometric shape and matte metal finish add a simple touch of style to any outfit.

Collapsible glasses case, $19

Designed by local Melbourne artists, these glasses cases from Monsterthreads are perfect for quirky yet practical gifting. The range of designs feature cute characters like dinosaurs, unicorns and seagulls. Once you take your shades out, the case folds down flat to fit easily into your pocket or bag.

All-purpose beauty oil, $35

Featuring a blend of calming ingredients, the tansy cocoon body oil by Bopo is a gift you can feel good about giving. The mixture of rare Moroccan essential oil with coconut, sweet almond, lavender, mandarin and patchouli oils is a natural skincare dream. And if mum wants to multi-task, it can be used as a bath oil or hair treatment. Shop the range at QVWC Shop.

Three glass bottles next to a larger glass bottle filled with coloured liquid
Body oils and luxe natural self care from Bopo

Hand poured Red Hill candle, $39

It wouldn't be a gift guide without a customary candle rec. Handmade in Victoria's own Red Hill region, it features natural soy wax and a pure cotton braided wick. Choose uplifting scents like Thai lime and mango for an at-home day spa vibe. Find the range at Souvenirs Direct.

Artisan gifts packs, from $32

Everything in Clementine's is charmingly local, and that includes their Victorian produce Mother's Day gift pack. Treat mum to a selection of Yarra Valley teas, Mount Zero olives, Chocamama delights and more. Or peruse gift packs for green thumbs and sustainable gifts. Head in store for the full range.

Australian-made DIY embroidery kit, $50

Give the gift of a screen-free hobby with this reusable embroidery set from spoilt. The kit comes fully packed with everything mum might need for a DIY craft sesh. It's 100% beginner friendly, and the final product is a sweet pattern perfect for any decor.

An embroidered piece of fabric
DIY embroidery kit

Melbourne-made Geranium bath salts, $33

This luxurious bath product from the Melbourne Museum store doubles as a soothing soak and rejuvenating body scrub. It's also sustainably sourced, using sun-dried salt from the waters of the Murray Darling basin. Better yet? Gift packaging is done by Ability Works, a not-for-profit that employs people living with disabilities or social hardship. 

Coffee culture gift pack, $50

Quists basically wrote the book on Melbourne coffee culture. And now Mum's coffee coffers will never be empty with a deluxe coffee pack. It includes half a kilo of award-winning coffee blend, delicious hot chocolate mix by Grounded Pleasures and a slick Avanti chocolate shaker.

Herbal lemon-aid and teapot kit, $50

We can't name a more iconic duo than this Kinto teapot and delicious herbal loose leaf brew. The One Touch pot has a handy mesh strainer built into the lid, perfect for when you're brewing up a fresh Lemon-Aid from Assembly.

A can of tea leaves next to a teapot
Lemon-aid brews perfectly in the Kinto pot

Need more Mother's Day gift ideas? These restaurants are offering special menus on 9 May.

Agostino

An Italian wine bar, bottle shop and cellar attached to King and Godfree on Lygon Street, Carlton.

King & Godfree

Catch up for coffee or a meal, or shop for delicious deli items and wine.

INDU

A celebration of Southern Indian and Sri Lankan village culture, flavours and hospitality.

Mejico

Bringing Mexican flavours, fun and more than 260 different tequilas to the table.

Pinchy's

A lobster and champagne bar with pescatarian and vegan-friendly menus.

Longrain

Melbourne's Thai-inspired stalwart restaurant serving modern Thai dishes and cocktails.

Chancery Lane

Reimagining timeless charm this European style bistro is suited for any occasion.

Stalactites Restaurant

One of Melbourne’s longest established and best-known Greek restaurants, open 24 hours.

Chin Chin

A fast-paced hawker-style dining sensation serving Thai-inspired food.

Kisumé

Exquisite sushi and one of the city's finest wine cellars.

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