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Mother's Day Gift Guide

Published 16 April 2024
Make mum feel extra special with a visit to the South Melbourne Market this Mother's Day.

Whether it's a celebratory lunch or dinner, selecting the perfect bunch of blooms, or choosing that special gift to pamper Mum, you will find it all here at the Village Market. 

Win the Ultimate Pamper Pack for Mum!

Spoil Mum this Mother's Day with the ultimate pamper experience at the Market. 

Prize includes: lunch or dinner for two at Greek'n Out, a Mother’s Day gift pack from BeautyWorks, a bunch of beautiful blooms from Emerald Hill Nursery and Florist, a manicure or pedicure from Miss Nail Bar and a massage from Kelly's Massage

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Win a Mother's Day Pamper Pack! 

Brunch, Lunch or Dinner 

Head to the Market and enjoy a fabulous brunch, lunch or dinner at one of our fabulous restaurants. The Market is open from 8am - 4pm and our Cecil Street restaurants will be open until late. Restaurants and cafes have extended trading days and hours. Please check their individual pages for details.

Bambu (Cecil Street)

Featuring exquisite hawker-style Asian plates and an innovative cocktail list, Bambu is an Asian eating house designed to take guests on a modern journey through South East Asia.

A selection of dishes from Bambu's menu.

Claypots Evening Star (Cecil Street)

This is the place to grab a table and enjoy the aroma of freshly cooked seafood paired with delicious wine.

Greek'n Out (Cecil Street)

Indulge in the rich and diverse flavours of the Mediterranean with delicious haloumi, lamb or chicken gyros stuffed with salad, hot chips and tzatziki - yum!  

La Central (Coventry Street)

La Central specialises in olives, cheese, Jamon Iberico and Serrano and stocks arguably the finest anchovies you will ever taste. Take a seat and try their tapas as you watch the world go by.

A variety of fresh seafood, including lobsters, prawns, and other shellfish, displayed on ice under a glass counter.

Claypots Evening Star has an abundant array of Market fresh seafood.

Little Hof (Cecil Street)

Think sizzling German sausages on the BBQ and Pretzels fresh out of the oven while sipping on a cold Bavarian Bier.

Proper & Son  (Market Food Hall)

A twist on a modern carvery serving up delicious roast meat rolls, fresh salads, breakfast and great coffee. Proper & Son is a fast-food service with a slow food ethos, setting the menu weekly based on what they find within the Market and what's in season.

Simply Spanish (Cecil Street)

Sit back, relax and enjoy some delightful tapas and fine wine, or try more substantial Spanish dishes with homemade sangria. 

SMITHBURG. (Cecil Street)

Try their indulgent Lobster Roll or stick with the classics and enjoy a delicious Market fresh burger with chips and sides - you can't go wrong! 

Little Hof is bringing German street food to South Melbourne right in the heart of our Cecil Street restaurant precinct!

Say it with Flowers

Azalea Flowers - Coventry Street

With a strong focus on seasonality, Azalea stocks a large range of stunning and unique flowers and foliage, specialising in Australian natives. 

Green Corner - Aisle E

Stop by for a beautiful range of indoor / balcony flowers and plants.

Say it with flowers for Mum this Mother's Day.

Emerald Hill Nursery and Florist - Centre Aisle

Selling an abundance of cut flowers, floral arrangements and indoor plants, the team here have greenery and blooms that Mum will love.

Terrarium Laboratory - Aisle B

Unique and locally made terrariums, kokedama, air plants and other plant arrangements.

Zekiri Flowers - Aisle G

Always abundant with lilies, roses and chrysanthemums, plus leaves, berries and twigs to decorate your floral arrangement or vases. Pick up mum some stunning blooms at Market prices!

Head to the Terrarium Laboratory for a ready-made arrangement or pick up a kit for mum to make her own terrarium.

Spoil Mum with some Jewellery 

Annilla Jewellery - SO:ME Space 

Make Mum feel extra special with a beautiful piece from Annilla Jewellery. Offering a high quality, yet affordable range of jewellery pieces, designed with the demands and fast pace of modern life in mind.

Ruby & Sky - SO:ME Space

If Mum loves a pop of colour you'll certainly find a gorgeous selection of fun earrings and other pieces of jewellery.

Inside The Looking Glass - Aisle B

How about a brooch? Inside The Looking Glass have a beautiful selection that will spruce up Mum's Winter coat in a snap. 

Pearl n' Pretty - East Aisle

You'll find twisted pearl necklaces, sparkling bracelets and plenty of other pieces that Mum will love, or pick and mix from acrylic beads, glass beads, porcelain beads, foil beads, pearls, crystals and cloisonne and make your own bespoke creation for mum.

Ruby & Sky is a colourful explosion of the latest jewellery, clothing, beautiful gifts and greeting cards

For the Fashionista 

If she's got chic taste, you can't go wrong with some great fashion finds from the Market. 

Alison Dominy Designs - Aisle B

Originally born from Alison’s passion of owning investment pieces, Alison Dominy Designs has since redefined the realms of fashion to celebrate all women’s bodies, ranging clothing from size 10 to 24.  

Pick up the perfect investment piece for Mum at this stylish boutique. 

Akana - SO:ME Space

Spoil mum with a pair of handmade leather shoes. Akana shoes' double-needle stitching ensures that they stay together for many long years. 

Cavalli Leather Goods & Fashion - Centre Aisle

Leather handbags, travel bags, purses, clutches, satchels, messenger bags, accessories and luggage. The store continues to evolve and has introduced designer ladies fashion clothing and accessories to their product mix.

Beautiful, versatile and comfortable handmade leather shoes from Akana. 

Fine Selection - East Aisle

Fine Selection has a vision to promote sustainable, ethical fair-trade production, raising awareness of the benefits of natural fibres and traditional hand-made techniques. Mum will love their robe and loungewear collection, which are made from natural fibres and materials.

Luna & Soul - Centre Aisle

Everything you need for the yoga-loving Mum including soft yoga-wear, mats, Pilates bands and affirmation cards. Luna & Soul practice slow fashion, not fast fashion with handmade items produced in small batches. 

MAVIS The Label - Aisle G

MAVIS is your go-to fashion label, for fun and expressive pieces, that will have you standing out from the crowd.

Remedy Clothing - Centre Aisle

Remedy Clothing is a sustainable clothing brand dedicated to producing eco-friendly, vegan and 100% recycled clothing. Mum will be spoilt for choice at this beautiful boutique. 

Fine Selection's dressing gowns and towels are handmade in Turkey and most of them are unique, or very limited quantity.

Unique Gifts and Homewares

BeautyWorks, Aisle B

BeautyWorks is the ultimate destination beauty solutions, haircare, scalp care and skincare needs. Treat mum and bring her along to discuss her hair and beauty requirements with their friendly, trained staff. 

Clare's Bears and Wares- Aisle F

Wheat bags with personality! Featuring cute fluffy animal wheat bags that can be heated or chilled to sooth mum's aches and pains.

BeautyWorks is the destination to find beauty solutions for haircare, scalp care and skincare and related beauty needs

Coconut Revolution - Aisle D

Coconut Revolution offers a range of cosmetic products made with the extraordinary all-natural goodness of cold-pressed, virgin coconut oil from Tapee River Basin. Check out their beautifully designed Mother's Day Phoenix Bath and Body gift pack which includes a bath bombs, bubble bar scoop and bar salts. 

Connection - Aisle G

Discover home fragrances, indoor pots and baskets, home décor, books and journals, and eclectic gifts.

GMA Sheepskin - Aisle G

Warm and cosy GMA UGG Boots, slippers, mini boots and Australian sheepskin covers and woollen rugs.

La Sierra

Home to scarves, sweaters, gloves, throws and cuddly toys made from alpaca fibre, La Sierra will have mum covered (literally, from top to bottom) as we head into the chillier months. Check out their new season alpaca scarves, in store now. 

Keep Mum's toes warm this winter with a pair of slippers from GMA Sheepskin.

Maison Otto - Aisle B

Maison Otto’s collections of fashion and homewares combine the effortless Australian lifestyle with distinctive French influences to bring timeless trends to all the Market mums and carers.

Osara - SO:ME Space

The Osara family team works directly and closely with Japanese artisans, bringing artful, functionally designed, and ethically handmade tableware crafted in Japan.

Suki McMaster - West Aisle

Suki McMaster is an Australian designer who creates. She believes that everyone deserves a beautiful home and that creative designs should be available to everyone, so her wares are accessible and well-priced. Pick up a personalised mug or a gorgeous wall print for Mum. 

The image features a charming boutique store interior with a pink table at the forefront displaying a white box labeled “CHATEAU DE VERSAILLES”, a lit candle, and a bouquet of pink flowers, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere. The background is filled with various items for sale, including clothing and decorative pieces, all bathed in soft lighting.

Keep mum chic with fashion and homewares from Maison Otto.

Tea Drop - Aisle B/Deli Aisle

Gift Mum with her cuppa. Tea Drop sources the world's most scrumptious tea leaves, fruits, herbs and spices.

The Soap Shop - Aisle G

Gorgeous gift packs with handmade soaps in a rainbow of colours and stunning scents.

The SuperCool - SO:ME Space/East Aisle

Everyday objects to brighten up Mum's home. Gifts include beautiful warm throws and rugs, vases and planter pots and candles.

Give your mom the gift of relaxation with Chamomile Blossoms tea from Tea Drop.

Sarah Urban - Aisle G

Sarah Urban has a unique and stylish selection of gifts, homewares and pamper packs for mum.

In2Homewares - Aisle C 

Pick up a great gift with a visit to In2Homewares. Explore their range of vases, plates, ornaments, pots and pans, utensils and ceramics! 

The Sock Shop - Aisle B

Australian-made, merino wool socks in a range of colours and styles.

Sarah Urban has some stunning table pieces to gift your mum.

Celebrate with a Drink

Cooking Mum a special meal? Make sure you compliment it with the perfect bottle of wine or beer. Head to the Market for your fresh ingredients and visit one of our specialty wine and beer stalls. 

The Little Wine Shop - Aisle B

Owner Anna Scalzo's wine knowledge from 27 years at the helm of St Kilda Cellars and her passion for wine means mum's palate won't be disappointed.

Swords Select Wine and Beer - Aisle B

Swords specialise in in the environmentally responsible bottling of quality everyday wine in refillable 1L bottles. In addition, Swords also has their own cleanskin range, commercial wines and an amazing selection of local and international craft beer.

The Little Wine Shop offers Australian and imported wines, spirits and beers from all over the world.

Pamper Mum

Is Mum in need of a little R&R? The Market is the perfect destination to bring her this Mother's Day! 

Dr Shen Chinese Medicine - Aisle F

Dr Shen has over 20 years' of experience as a Chinese medicine practitioner and offers a wide range of treatments including massage, acupuncture and Chinese medicine.

The image shows a person in a yellow shirt standing in front of Dr Shen's Chinese Medicine . Other individuals are receiving treatments on wooden beds with beige curtains. The centre’s signboard is green with white text, and various informational posters adorn the walls. The person in the foreground appears to be wearing a brace on their left arm.

Dr Shen's most popular treatment is his therapeutic massage which starts at $10 for 10 minutes.

Kelly's Massage - West Aisle

Experienced masseur Kelly has a wonderful knowledge of the body and uses her healing hands for both sports massage and Chinese massage.

Miss Nail Bar - Aisle B

Miss Nail Bar is the place to drop in for manicures, pedicures and pampering those tired hands and feet. Gift Vouchers for manicures and pedicures are available online or in-store.

William's Professional Massage - Aisle F

William's Professional Massage is the perfect place to restore energy, release stress and get some Chinese massage treatment for those aches and pains.

Mum will love a fresh mani or pedi from Miss Nail Bar. 

A Quick Bite

If you're heading to the Market for some shopping with Mum, be sure to treat her to a coffee and an indulgent treat! 

Agathé Pâtisserie - Aisle B

A Paris-inspired bakery where the freshest French pastries are baked before your eyes. Check out their Mother's Day special; a delicious Lychee Heart Cake made of almond Joconde sponge, almond short crust, lychee ganache, lychee and lemon jelly and raspberry compote. This incredible cake serves 8-10 people and is available in store between 10 -12 May or pre-order via their website

Atypic Chocolate - Aisle D

The ultimate chocolate lover's paradise! Treat Mum to some single-origin, small-batch chocolate from our resident bean-to-bar chocolatier. 


Treat your mum to some single-origin small-batch chocolate from Atypic Chocolate.

My Cookie Factory, Aisle D

Follow the dreamy bakery scent through the market to find a range of drool-worthy cookies. Generous in size, think gooey centres and crispy edges in delectable flavours.

Pieno Di Grazia, Food Hall

Pieno di Grazia (Full of Grace) is serving everything Italian. There is delicious coffee at their espresso bar, traditional Italian cakes, pastries and pizza by the slice! 

UGO Burrata Bar, Deli Aisle

Mum will love this mouthwatering cheese made from mozzarella and cream. The outer casing is solid cheese; the inside contains stracciatella and cream, giving it an unusual, soft texture.

Try an indulgent oozy cookie from My Cookie Factory

Cannoleria, Aisle B

These cannoli are freshly filled using traditional locally made ricotta and the highest quality ingredients. 

Canteen, Food Hall

A delicious range of fresh fruit smoothies and juices, super salads, toasties, roasts, coffee and a whole lot more.

Flour Patisserie - Aisle G

A delicious range of cakes and biscuits including Chocolate Addiction, Cookies 'n Cream, Lemon Meringue, Raspberry Vanilla Mousse and Tiramisu - yum!

The whole family will love this delicious lychee heart tart from Agathé Pâtisserie. 

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