Mums really are the best and with Mother's Day coming up on May 10 we have to be a little more creative this year with how we thank her for being amazing. Here's a list of what you could do this Mother's Day and support a Central Geelong business. You could also up the ante of 'favourite child' with a bunch of fresh blooms and there is no doubt you'll find those blooms at Townhouse Living, Smellies, A Natural Bunch, Lustre Blooms or Cyril Cooke. 

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Geelong Gallery Store  - Treat your mum to something extra special to enjoy this Mother's Day. Create a DIY day spa kit, indulge the tastebuds with premium chocolate, entice the senses with alluring aromas and style the everyday look with a geometric, 100% silk scarf. Take your time to explore the newest local jewellery stockist, handmade in Geelong by Benjamin Hoffman.  

Duffs Jewellers – Win The Blush Lucy pendant for Mum. Like their Instagram post and sign up to their newsletter to enter. 

Rook Sri Lankan Fusion - Mother's Day pamper hampers ranging from $20 to $50.

something to do

Handzaround - Join their special Mother's Day addition of their Isolation #GeelongDriveThroughPhotos. If you want to get involved in the project, it’s FREE of charge to sign up for the afternoon on Sunday 10 May. www.handzaroundvideophotography.com/family-photography

Something light and sweet

Empire Grill - Mother’s Day High Tea Hampers. Spoil your loved one with an assortment of homemade sweet and savoury goodies enjoyed with a bottle of Prosecco. High Tea for 2 $60. Call 5223 2132 to place your order. 

Rook Sri Lankan Fusion - Mother’s Day homemade cakes $25.

Cakesmith - Cakesmith have teamed up with Warralily Cockatoo & 6ft6 Wines so you can treat mum to a bit of magic at home this Mother’s Day. High Tea for two features sweet and savoury treats and a bottle of wine. Orders must be placed by Friday 8th May. 

Baked By Us - Mother's Day Gift Packs. Order via www.bakedbyus.com.au and select Saturday 9 May to collect between 10am and 3pm. There are eight different packs to pick from.

Something to eat

Viet Rolls Geelong - Buy mum a $100 Gift Voucher for unlimited coffee and tea all year round.   

Shiraaz Indian Restaurant - Shout mum dinner with Shiraaz Indian Restaurant’s family meal deal including Onion Baji-half tandoori chicken, butter chicken, lamb rogan josh, Yellow dhal all with veggies, 2 large rice, 2 naan breads, papadums for $55.50. 

Black Bull Tapas Bar & Restaurant & Pizzeria Adamo  - Spoil your mum this Mother’s Day! Black Bull Tapas Bar & Restaurant have teamed up with Pizzeria Adamo so you can make Mother’s Day a little special. Pick up a lunch hamper consisting of a Beef Lasagne, Margarita Pizza, Zucchini and Haloumi Tartlets, Quinoa Salad and finish off with a Sticky Date Pudding with Caramel Sauce for $85 (serves 4 to 6). Vegeterian available. Add $15 loaded mac and cheese with Texas pulled pork.  Phone 5229 6100 to order. Order and pay by Thursday 7 May. 

Westend Geelong - Mother’s Day made easy by Westend. Hamper #1 includes a bottle of prosecco, two Westend desserts and flowers for $45 or Hamper #2 includes a bottle of Prosecco, 3 Westend desserts, 3 Westend cheeses, flowers from A Natural Bunch, coffee beans from Coffee Cartel, a link to Piano Bar's Mother's Day live stream and bottle of hand sanitizer from Coffee Cartel for $85. Call to pre order your hamper.

Emerge Geelong - A special Mother’s Day menu available to treat mum. The menu features House Made Gnocchi, Grilled Salmon, Seafood Otway Fettucine, Rolled Chicken breast, Roast Pork and Cape Grim Eye Fillet. Order by 5pm Saturday 9 May for pick up or delivery between 12pm and 8pm on Mother’s Day. $50 min order to receive free delivery (otherwise $10 delivery fee). 

Recess Bar & Eats - Can’t be with your Mother this year? No problem! Pre-order your Mother’s Day package from Recess before 5pm Friday 8 May and get it delivered on Sunday 10 May at lunch from 11.30am or from 5pm for dinner. Package includes: Recess feast for 2 people includes 2 x entrees, 2 mains and a dessert, 6ft6 bottle of Prosecco, Bunch of Tulips from Flower Bowl, Vouchers from Blo Out Bar + Luminosity $85 express microdermabrasion. All for $149 – Order via email play@recessbarandeats.com or 0419 584 464 

Moo Mouth Coffee - She'll enjoy this wonderful lunch, delivered to her door! $80 for two people (free delivery). Order and pay in full before noon Friday 8 May for delivery before noon Sunday 10 May – please email moomouthcoffees@gmail.com

Workers BBQ - Have teamed up with 6ft6 Wine and Flowers In Her Hair to bring you this amazing Mother's Day Package. For $160 the package includes Workers BBQ feast which serves four people, a bottle of 6ft6 Wine and a bunch of flowers. Place your order by 7 May.

The Fresh Food Merchant - Send a platter box to mum this Mother's Day. Add a bottle of 6Ft6 or Austin's to make mum really happy next Sunday. Head to www.thefreshfoodmerchant.com.au to place your order.

Sober Ramen - Treat mums with Sober Ramen's Mother's Day lunch. Menu set $80 or $120 with bottle of Lychee Sake or selected wine. Order by 10am Saturday 9 May by texting 0483 358 312. Pick up 11am to 12pm. See their Instagram for the full menu.

Rook Sri Lankan Fusion - Mother's Day package available including a cake, 4 pan rolls, $10 fish cutlets $50.