Perfect for those prone to the last minute gift scramble (ahem, moi), a voucher for some serious pampering is one of the best Mother's Day presents a thoughtful child like yourself can give. I mean really, what's better than putting your feet up and being spoilt rotten?!
From fabulous facials to beautiful brows, heavenly hair to perfect pedicures, here are the best places to pamper your mum this Mother's Day.
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The Poodle Blow Dry Bar
If your Mum is anything like mine, she LOVES getting her hair done. And by loves, I mean uses any and every excuse to go for a wash and blow dry. That's why, come Mother's Day, a monthly membership to The Poodle Blow Dry Bar in South Yarra is one of the best pampering gifts out there. For only $199, Mum will be treated to 10 (yep, 10!!) of The Poodle's famously awesome blow dries to use within a month, meaning your position as favourite child is pretty much guaranteed. From Hollywood waves to something more sleek and straight, The Poodle team will ensure you Mum walks out with celeb-perfect hair in only 40 minutes. Guaranteed happy hair days for a whole month? Best gift ever.
The Poodle Blow Dry Bar | Monthly Membership $199
Known for offering some of Melbourne's best facials and skin correcting treatments, Skin Wellness is another of Melbourne's top spots for pampering this Mother's Day. The Rationale Epinova Photosonic Facial is our pick of the bunch – 90 minutes of glorious deep cleansing, exfoliation and facial massaging, before an application of Rationale's super serum. The best part? Skin Wellness are offering Urban Listers a complimentary 30 minute back massage with every booking for the Rationale Epinova Photosonic Facial – all the more reason to purchase one for Mum this Mother's Day! Simply mention The Urban List when booking and the Skin Wellness team will make sure it's sorted.
Skin Wellness | Rationale Epinova Photosonic Facial $250
Want to know more about this incredible treatment? Read all about it here.
The Brow Bar
Beauty 101: Never underestimate the importance of great eyebrows – they can totally change your look! Brow waxing and shaping needn't be a painful experience though – in fact, the expert team at The Brow Bar believe quite the opposite. Their signature Brow Lift-Shaping experience is one of the most relaxing treatments you can give to your Mum – she'll be able to kick back while The Brow Bar's Arch Angels gently wax, tweeze and fill in her brows to perfection using a custom blended brow colour, followed by a light application of eye makeup. It's the perfect gift if you Mum has, errr, let her brows take on a life of their own – trust me, she'll find it hard to stop thanking you!
The Brow Bar | Brow Lift-Shaping $70
Forget the soppy gift cards, the best way to tell Mother dearest that you love her is with the oh-so-appropriately named I Love You Mum package from Ella Bache Prahran. She'll be pampered with one of Ella Bache's Express Signature Facials (Amazing skin in a flash? Yes please!) followed by with a High Speed Pedicure – our top gift pick if your Mum is short on time but still loves to be pampered.
Ella Bache Prahran | I Love You Mum Package $99
One word for Onsen Ma? HEAVEN. Treat your Mum to a slice this Mother's Day with a five-visit pass to Onsen Ma, a tranquil and incredibly relaxing Japanese bathhouse located in Melbourne's CBD. The perfect way for Mum to relax, Onsen Ma's Japanese bathing process not only revitalises the body but also the mind and spirit. No joke, your Mum might walk in feeling frazzled and have a million things on her mind, but after one hour in the public bath and sauna, she'll walk out in a total state of bliss.
Onsen Ma | Five Visits Card $100
Take Off Skin & Body
Wondering how to help Mum relax and unwind this Mother's Day? With one of Take Off Skin & Body's Relax and Unwind packages, obviously. Located in North Melbourne, a stone's throw from the Queen Vic Market, the Take Off Skin & Body team will pamper your Mum with a 30 minute customised facial, a 30 minute massage and an express manicure. Seriously, how can you not relax and unwind after that kind of pampering?! Don't just take our word for it, book Mum in for one of these and watch her face light up with glee!
Take Off Skin & Body | Relax and Unwind Package $115
The Take Off Skin & Body team are also pros at fixing those skincare mistakes you didn't know you were making...read all about it here.
Aurora Spa Retreat
If you want to go all out with the Mother's Day pampering this year, then the Pure Mother's Bliss package at Aurora Spa Retreat is a must. The bumper offering includes a signature steam room treatment of your choice (we highly recommend the Kitya Karnu – incredible), a 90 minute Bliss Soothing Massage, a signature Caviar Ultra Hydrating Facial and your choice of Hydrating Spa Manicure or Peppermint Bliss Spa Pedicure, along with a snack and lunch. Phew! It's 100% luxe but 100% worth it and heck, we think your Mum deserves it.
Aurora Spa Retreat | Pure Mother's Bliss Package $695
Want more ideas on how to spoil your Mum? Don't miss our gift guide (it's got plenty of fab ideas) or our list of the top restaurants and cafes to book for Mother's Day breakfast, lunch and dinner!
Image Credit: Signe Vilstrup, Vanity Fair