With Mother’s Day (May 14) coming up quickly, it’s time to start thinking of ways you can spoil mum.
Are you on the hunt for the perfect gift or looking to treat mum to an experience? Either way, we’ve got some great ideas on offer in the Oakleigh shopping precinct.
Every mum deserves some me time and with these ideas, she’ll be ready for a night out on the town feeling like a million dollars.
Treat her tresses to some TLC with a wash and blow-dry at Blo Bar or if she loves getting her nails done, the Shellac manicure/pedicures at Yota All About Beauty are a winner. Add on a Dermalogica facial for a special day spa experience.
If your mum is in need of some relaxation, book her in at Beautytheque for an indulgent full-body massage or treatment such as their Hydra Herbal Body Indulgence.
Oakleigh is renowned for its cafes and there is no shortage of choice if your mum feels indulging her sweet tooth on Mother’s Day.
Stop by Nikos Quality Cakes for an outstanding array of traditional Greek desserts including Galaktoboureko (custard encased in flaky filo pastry) or Loukoumades (syrupy sweet Greek doughnuts).
For a great cup of coffee (or tea!) head to Vanilla Cakes and Lounge where the display cased filled with delectable sweet creations such as New York cheesecake and lemon meringue tart will ensure you have a hard time stopping at just one.
In the mood for somewhere new? Our guide to cafes in Oakleigh will help you discover a favourite in the area.
Choose an experience
If your mum loves a market, check out the weekly Oakleigh Rotary Sunday Market where she can pick up some new plants for the garden or uncover a pre-loved vintage treasure.
After something a little bit different? Try a day at escapeXperience – an Escape Room challenge that is bound to test her problem-solving skills and powers of observation.
For a relaxed evening out, treat mum to a cocktail at Risk Bar where she can sip on old classics or sample the “Risk Signature” – it contains fireball cinnamon flavoured whiskey, zesty lime juice, sweetened with sugar syrup and apple juice.
For a beautiful bunch of flowers try Williams Florist, where mum can choose from traditional favourites including roses, lillies and tulips plus a great range of gorgeous natives and potted orchids.