Go-to gift ideas: mementos for every Mum
Bianca Sebecke | On 05, May 2014
May means many things. The weather is cooling, twilight comes a few hours earlier and Motherâ€™s Day is smiling at us on the horizon. Whether you are contemplating a small token for Mum, a gift of appreciation for others or just another sunny Sunday, here is a little compilation of some winning go-to solutions for the easy, thoughtful and minimalistic gift-giver.Â
Where: Stores at Queens Plaza, Fortitude Valley, Indooroopilly, Carindale & Chermside
With the extensive range of tea varieties, recipe books and homewares, I struggle to think of a special occasion when dropping by a T2 store wonâ€™t suffice. Â The even funkier aspect to Motherâ€™s Day shopping this year, is that for all of us time-conscious (badly organized?) ones out there, T2 have the option to have online orders delivered with free freight before May 11th â€“ however, orders should be placed before the 5th. Check out their tempting Motherâ€™s Day gift guide for further inspiration! And…as much as online shopping appeals to me, youâ€™ll certainly find me picking up a tea set in store just to indulge in some free samples, for next time.
For the quaint homemakers and lovers of the handmade:Â My Beautiful Things Market @The Lavender Barn and Rose Cottage
Where: 16 Thurlow Street, Newmarket
Promising all things shabby chic, vintage, antique and handmade â€“ this establishment is filled with treasures to pick and chose from. Have a browse; work your way through collections of garments, accessories and interior ideas before stopping off at the little cafÃ© attached to let the creative, gift selection procedure commence.
Where: 5M Winn Lane, Winn Street, Fortitude Valley
Coffee table books are always a thing, but when one throws beautifully printed products from local and independent publishers â€¦ you have a winner. If youâ€™re scouting something a little different, in the form of an inspiring magazine (art, society, design â€“ you name it) or piece of stationary that trigger all sorts of creative pursuits, KÃ¼nstler is certainly your one stop shop. Also, this creative space makes whiling away time an escape and an absolute pleasure.
â€¦ Donâ€™t forget the fresh flower arrangements and perhaps if you’re seeking a new outing or bonding-baking-session, a trial of one of our favorite cafes and recipesÂ could be in order.Â Happy days – to you, from us.