Mother’s Day, Sunday 10 May, has crept up on us once again, so if you are in need of some gift inspiration that’ll win your Mum over in a heartbeat you’ve come to the right place. We’ve come up with a few quirky ideas that involve adding your personal touch, which is something that every Mum appreciates, even when they have everything they would ever need. Each of these gifts are easy to put together and best of all provide you with a good excuse to indulge in delicious treats with your Mum!
Pamper her with a hamper!
Nothing says I love you like a handmade gift, and with all this spare time on your hands thanks to isolation, why not put together a hamper of gourmet bites and fine wine? Ladies love rosé so be sure to include a bottle or two, and with a great selection of Australian drops on offer at Cooly Liquor, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Our recommendations include Wildflower’s 2019 Rosé, a thirst-quenching Rosé produced in Western Australia. If sparkling is more her style, Jansz NV Rosé Sparkling which is crafted in Tasmania offers subtle red berry aromas and not to mention a beautiful, floral label. Now to fill the gaps by adding a few sweet and savoury gourmet nibbles. You can pick up a selection of these from Cooly Liquor, including handmade Barossa Kitchen bark, which is perfect for layering charcuterie meats, cheese and condiments on, or for something sweet check out Byron Bay Chocolate Co’s chocolate covered nuts and other goodies.
Purchase a gift voucher
Given the current situation, it is more important than ever to support local business so why not support your local shop, café or restaurant by purchasing a gift voucher for your Mum to use at a later date when everything reopens? If you’re lucky, she might just take you along as her date!
Set-up a picnic (BYO backyard)
Take your Mother’s Day celebration into the great outdoors by putting together a picnic. All it takes is a comfortable shaded area, a picnic worthy blanket, some crockery and a well thought out spread of gourmet nibbles and drinks. Seeing as this is a special occasion, why not grab a bottle of Champagne or sparkling wine to make her feel extra special? At Cooly Liquor’s Strand Arcade location, they’re currently offering GH.Mumm gift packs which include a 750ml bottle of Mumm Brut Champagne complete with two Champagne flutes for just $62.99. While you’re there, pick up a few soft drinks and gourmet snacks to complete the perfect Mother’s Day picnic basket. On a side note, remember to grab a bag of ice to fill a wine bucket so you can keep your drinks at arm’s length and ice cold!
Construct your own cocktail station
Cheers to your Mum by putting together your very own cocktail station at home! Depending on how dedicated you are to the cause, you can even dress up as her personal bartender for the day. Now comes the fun part of curating your cocktail menu. You may need to conduct some further research here, as the cocktail realm can be very complex. The key to creating the perfect cocktail is balance, so source cocktail recipes that are well balanced and offer different combinations of tastes, for example sweet and sour, or bitter and sweet. If your Mum has a sweet tooth, pick up a bottle of Baileys Strawberries and Cream limited edition and create something truly unique – Baileys Strawberries and Cream Colada anyone? From liqueurs to spirits and even mixers, you can find a wide range of refreshments to select from at Cooly Liquor. Plus, if you need more cocktail recipes, visit one of our three Cooly Liquor stores where you can chat through recommendations with one of our friendly team members.
And finally, as the pièce de résistance, always remember to give your Mum the BEST present of all – a big hug!
Cooly Liquor has three great locations – visit them at:
COOLY LIQUOR – Coolangatta
Ground Floor / The Strand Shopping Centre
72 Marine Parade, Coolangatta 4225
Phone: (07) 55 896 811
Mon to Thurs 9am – late
Fri and Sat 9am – late
Sun: 9am – late
COOLY LIQUOR – Tugun
Cnr Kaleena & Kallara Street, Tugun
(opp Tugun Bowls Club)
Phone: (07) 55 250 835
Mon to Sun: 10am – 8pm
COOLY LIQUOR – Rainbow Bay
Ward Street, Rainbow Bay
Phone: (07) 55 994 777
Mon to Sun: 10am – 8pm
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