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Melbourne Made Mother's Day Picks

by EricaL (follow)
Writer, blogger, Mum-of-two. Advocate for sustainable fashion (recycled-fashion.com) melbourne.kidtown.com.au
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.

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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:

1. Lazy Raine Gum Boots

Lazy Raine Gum Boots

Brighten up your winter, with a pair of colourful gumboots adorned by the artwork of Melbourne artist Claire Perrin. Boots $59

2. Melbourne Skyline Print

Melbourne Skyline print by Julie Does Art

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Local Melbourne artist, Julie, paints city skylines and objects with a colourful twist. Adorn your walls with a Melbourne rainbow skyline. Other cities also available. Prints $20.

3. Bird Disc Earrings

Bird Disc Earrings by Katinka Kernutt

Melbourne based designer, maker and photographer Katinka Kernutt creates photographic based jewellery. Earrings $28.

4. Tillandsia Planter

Tillandsia Planter by Little Lands®

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.

5. Quirky Tote or Tea Towel

Quirky Tote or Tea Towel by Able and Game

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.
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Do you just love making messy art with your child, but would love to not have to clean up afterwards? Then Art And Soul Mamma Preschool Art Sessions are perfect for you!
Eat Sleep Play for Kids (ESP) is a local online business that supplies unique and stylish eat, sleep and play products for children.
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Tree House Early Learning Centre – St Kilda are opening their doors and inviting you to a fabulous wine and cheese evening with guest speaker Melanie Scott.
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