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Mother's Day Ideas

If you haven’t already, mark this on your calendar: Sunday, 12 May is Mother’s Day!

We've pulled together a list to get you ready for this very important day. Gift ideas, activity suggestions – we’ve got you covered!

Enjoy high tea

Indulge in this special Mother’s Day-themed High tea, with a complimentary glass of Nautilus Cuvee at The George. This is a popular event and is sure to sell out, so get your booking in now.

Ilam Homestead is the place to be for the ultimate Mother’s Day high tea – enjoy complimentary champagne, savoury and sweet treats, all served on the finest silverware. After tea, explore and relax in the picturesque grounds. Bookings essential.

After more ideas? Be sure to check out our list of great places to enjoy high tea in Christchurch.

Be pampered at the spa

Does mum need some R&R? A day at the spa might be just what the doctor ordered! Here's some of our favourites to try out.

Tickets to a show

Take mum along to a show at the Isaac Theatre Royal, Court Theatre, or The Piano. Or pick her up a couple of tickets as a gift.

Visit one of our famous gardens

We're very lucky to have some of New Zealand’s best gardens right here on our doorstep. Mother's Day is the perfect opportunity to explore our favourites.

Head out for a short walk

Savour the fresh autumn air and take mum on an energising short walk. Fun for the whole family and an excellent way to get everyone out of the house!

Go for a run

Get active with Mum and support the Heart Foundation by signing up to the Mother's Day Fun Run. Sunday, 12 May South Hagley Park, 9am-12pm.

Relax on a cruise

Spoil Mum with a 1.5-hour scenic cruise on Lyttelton Harbour with Black Cat Cruises. Kick-back, relax, enjoy the scenery and do a little wildlife spotting as you sip on a delicious She Universe hot chocolate. Bookings essential

Take Mum for a drink

Coffee or Moët? We have options to suit all! 

Pick up that special something

Buy your Mum a special treat at our top spots to shop.

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