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Pull Through This Mother’s Day With These Last Minute Food And Booze Gifts

By Kate Fleming
6th May 2021

Several pastries on display atop a wooden board.

If you totally forgot that Mother’s Day is this Sunday 9 May then don’t worry, you’re not alone. But curb the stress because we’ve got all the last-minute ideas sorted so you can retain that sweet angelic reputation in your Mum’s eyes.

Whether you’re buying for Mum or a carer or special guardian, there’s plenty here to make their day special. 

Holy Sugar Desserts

Mum deserves homemade, right? But who said it had to be homemade by you? Holy Sugar desserts are all lovingly made by ex-Lune, Port Leo Estate and Laura alumni pastry chef Audrey Allard and they are next level. This Mother’s Day, she’s whipping up gourmet Wagon Wheels, cakes and tarts which you can pick up in Collingwood or have delivered this Saturday. 

The Details

Price: From $45 to $85
Where to get them: DM Audrey on
Insta to order. 

Piccolina Gelato Bon Bons

Honour your mum’s sweet tooth with this delicious box of sweet treats from Piccolina. Each of the twelve bon bons has a surprise gourmet centre which is surrounded by creamy gelato and coated in chocolate. The flavours vary from salted caramel and peanut butter brownie, through to pistachio and raspberry and vegan dark chocolate. These gift boxes are definitely a one-way ticket to ‘favourite child’ status.

The Details

Price: $49 per box of 12
Where to get them: Order
online or pick up instore.

Cannoleria’s Scented Candles and Cannoli

Give Mum a virtual trip to Italy this Mother’s Day with the Cannoli Scented Soy Candles from Cannoleria. Buy them on their own, or go all out with a DIY cannoli kit too. The candles have been designed in collaboration with Original Soy Candle Co. and they’ve got the yummiest cinnamon and orange cannoli scent. They’re beautifully packed in frosted glass vessels with gorgeous wooden lids. As for the cannoli, they’ve launched a new Nudella Donut Cannoli—a crispy cannoli stuffed with cinnamon donut-infused ricotta then sprinkled with a donut crumble. They’re available from Co-Lab Pantry and we think Mum will love you for it. 

The Details

Price: $16 for one candle, $38 for candle and large cannoli kit
Delivery deadline: Order by 6pm, Thursday 7 May for metro Melbourne.

Gift Pack Collaboration by NON and Maison Balzac

Just in time for Mother’s Day, beverage company NON and scented candle and gift company Maison Balzac have teamed up to produce a limited edition gift pack. Available exclusively at Blackhearts and Sparrows and Wine Republic stores (in-person only), the pack includes a custom bottle of NON and a Maison Balzac candle which have been designed to compliment each other. It’s a feast for Mum’s senses. 

The Details

Price: $50
Where to get them:
Blackhearts and Sparrows and Wine Republic stores (in-person only).

Mister Bianco Mother’s Day Feast

This is the perfect solution for those of us out there who want to treat mum to a feast, but aren’t necessarily whizzes in the kitchen. Bring Mister Bianco home with their four-course Italian meal boxes for two available for pick up or delivery. Serve it up at home and say you cooked it—no one will suspect a thing. 

The Details

Price: $99 per meal box
Pre-orders: For meal boxes click

Wine-Infused Chocolates by Innocent Bystander X Melbourne Cocoa

If Mum likes wine and chocolate then voila, this is the perfect gift. Innocent Bystander and Melbourne Cocoa have teamed up to create a range of truffles and chocolate shards that are sure to please any foodie. The range includes pinot and moscato truffles, rose honeycomb shards and cherry berry shards. Each item has been made with the aromatic wines in mind, and can be enjoyed with a drop of Innocent Bystander’s finest. 

The Details

Price: $45 for wine and shards, $13.95 shards only, $37.95 box of twelve truffles.
Where to get them: Order
online or purchase at Innocent Bystander cellar door.

Online Providoor Masterclass With Julia Busuttil Nishimura

Julia Busuttil Nishimura will be sharing Italian recipes from her bestselling cookbooks via this online masterclass hosted by Shane Delia from Providoor. Along with the class, you’ll receive everything you’ll need to take part, from the fresh ingredients to the purpose-built wooden gnocchi board and tart tin you’ll be using on the day. It’ll all be delivered to you prior to the class on Sunday 23 May. This is a great last minute gift idea for the best cook in the world—aka Mum.

The Details

Price: $130 plus postage.
Where to book: Orders available until Thursday 20 May
online unless sold out prior.

Maker & Monger Mother’s Day Apple Crumble

They might be known for their cheeses, but Maker & Monger are flexing their dessert muscle this Mother’s Day and they’ve got Tonka Head Chef Kay-Lene Tan onboard for the occasion. As a homage to owner Anthony Femia’s mother, they’ve reinvented the humble apple crumble with a cheesy twist. There will only be 50 available on Mother’s Day and they’ll be capped at two per person, so don’t miss out. 

The Details

Price: $16 each.
Where to get them:
Maker & Monger at Prahran Market from 9am, Sunday 9 May.

If you haven’t already, check out our Mother’s Day gift guide for some last minute inspo.

Image credit: Holy Sugar

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