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Mother's Day may still be a few weeks away (Sunday 9 May), but it's never too early to start thinking of ways to spoil your Mum or the mother figure in your life. There’s no shortage of options when it comes to local gift ideas so we’ve put together the below guide to help you plan ahead. Not only will your Mum be feeling the love come Mother’s Day, you’ll also get kudos for being so thoughtful (you can thank us later!).

Enjoy a Mother’s Day High Tea at City Hall

Celebrate Mother’s Day with a delicious High Tea at the historic Newcastle City Hall. Make Mum, Mum-to-be, or the motherly figure in your life feel special with a mimosa on arrival, tasty treats, bookable psychic readings and activities to keep the little ones entertained. Mother’s Day High tea is a special, one-off event, where you can enjoy the day in an opulent setting, complete with ‘Alice in Wonderland’ styling. Seats are limited so make sure you book ahead!

Give the gift of live performance

Do you want to buy Mum an experience at Civic Theatre but not sure which show she will love the most? Give the gift of live performance and let her choose which show she’ll experience with a Civic Ticket Office Gift Voucher. Oh the possibilities! Whether she’s into Opera, drama or comedy, we guarantee there'll be something to put a smile on her face.

Gift Mum a hands-on experience

Sick and tired of gifting Mum the same bunch of flowers every year for Mother’s Day? Try something new and book into the Paint and Sip Studio’s Mother’s Day class. With everything you’ll need provided in the studio, all you have to do is remember to bring her favourite wine and get ready to enjoy some quality time together.

If gin is more Mum’s thing, don’t miss The Art Social X Earp Distilling Co collaborative event on Mother’s Day. Prepare to create a piece of fun art (not fine art) with an exclusive painting workshop that will see you learn the tips and techniques of acrylic painting on canvas. Creating a masterpiece is thirsty work, so the team have created a deliciously tailored package for you and Mum to enjoy including a delicious platter and two G&T’s of your choice - yum!

Shop locally made gifts at the Visitor Information Centre

Passionately supportive of all things local, the Visitor Information Centre stocks a range of products made by Newcastle makers and traders and is the perfect place to pick up a Mother’s Day gift. Your Mum will love the scented soaps and bath salts made by Wanderlust Fragrances, or beautiful ceramic pieces made by Teval and Potteryali. There's also great gifts for Mums-to-be including cute little koala, bunny and ladybird onesies, and gorgeous crocheted native animals.

Laugh the afternoon away at Grapes of Mirth

Treat Mum to an afternoon of laughs at Grapes of Mirth on Mother’s Day Eve. Settle in at Newcastle Station for over six hours of comedy, music, wine, gourmet grub and the most amazing festival vibes. Six of the Hunter Valley’s best wine producers will be pouring the good stuff while you're entertained by five of Australia’s best comedians, and your host Merrick Watts. This one will be popular so be sure to book ahead!

Treat Mum to a Dine & Discover experience in Newcastle

Eat, Drink and Play this Mother’s Day and use your Dine & Discover vouchers to experience the best of Newcastle with Mum by your side. There’s a bevvy of choices when it comes to local businesses who’ve signed up to participate in the initiative and you can browse the Service NSW business finder for some inspiration. There's so many options available, so be sure to check out our ideas on ways to use your vouchers around Newcastle.

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