Now that Easter is behind us for another year, the next momentous occasion (after ANZAC Day) is Mother's Day, which this year, falls on Sunday, May 8 2016.
Mother's Day aka Mothering Sunday, is a celebration of mothers and motherhood, which can be traced back to the ancient Greeks and Romans.
Modern day Mother's Day is not only a time to spend time with your family, but a day when your loved ones present you with special gift.
If you are stuck for gift ideas to give to your Mother, or you would like a special something for yourself this Mother's Day, why not consider a product made or designed in Melbourne? Here are some suggestions:
Little Lands® is a Melbourne based Terrarium Concept Store. The easy maintenance Tillandsia Planter, comes with two airplants that requires two spritzes of water weekly in warmer months, and once a month in winter. Tillandsia Planter $45.
Able and Game make quirky and cute rather than clichéd and predictable stationary, tea towels and tote bags. Products feature hand-drawn designs of weird and wonderful people that are off beat and stand out from the crowd. Tote bag "I'd Go To Zone 2 For You" $23. Tea towel $22.
Support local artists, and treat your Mum or yourself to a special Melbourne made gift this Mother's Day.