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Mother’s Day gift ideas that your mum won’t forget!

Mums offer so much Aroha and care to the whole whānau. But it can be difficult finding a gift as special as she is. Mums deserve the best. So, we’ve gathered the most unique gift ideas for Mother’s Day to spoil and pamper her.

1. A refresh session at Wairakei Thermal Health Spa

Her daily worries will drift away at Wairakei Terraces & Thermal Health Spa.

After immersing herself in the healing waters, she can unwind with spa treatments and facials offered on-site. From a calming hot-stone massage to a cleansing facial, this is the ultimate way for mum to feel her best.

Gift her pamper session

2. Not-your-average cuppa at Bistro Lago’s High Tea

This is one way for her to enjoy her afternoon cuppa! She’ll take her lavish tea in settings inspired by the original 131-year-old Terraces Hotel with stunning balcony views of the Tongariro mountain range and Lake Taupō.

Bistro Lago - Hilton Lake Taupo - breakfast spread

Book Bistro Lago’s Timeless High Tea this Mother’s Day weekend. Or upgrade to a Bubbly High Tea which includes a glass of bubbles, a decadent selection of French sweets and indulgent savory offerings.

Upgrade her afternoon cuppa 

3. Her elevated skincare from Huka Honey Hive’s Health Package

For most mums, her skincare routine is her self-care routine. So, uplift those special moments with a Huka Honey Hive Health Package, where she will find her new skincare favorite.

Huka Honey Hive experts fill it with specialty skincare products containing Royal Jelly, which has antiviral and anti-aging compounds (fantastic for her skin, hair and nails), and Bee Venom which has rejuvenating properties. Supplement the package with natural health products like bee pollen and propolis for a healthy immune boost.

All their products are 100% pure and natural and a gift she’ll 100% love!

Elevate her skincare routine

4. An artesian shopping spree at Market Central Taupō

Every mum loves a shopping spree! On Mother’s Day morning, treat your mum to an unrivaled shopping experience at the Market Central Taupō.

Market Central Taupō is a mecca for local artists and artisans, selling homemade body scrubs, beautiful mosaic artwork, rustic cheeseboards, vintage clothing, one-of-a-kind jewelry, and much more. She can shop to her heart’s desire!

There's heaps of local food trucks and stalls if she gets hungry, from freshly baked scones to fresh poke bowls.

She's going shopping

5. A foodie’s dinner at Embra

Give this gift of good food to your foodie mum. 

Embra is a celebration of the freshest local produce and modern French & British cooking techniques. Their 5-course degustation menu is a feast for her senses while she watches Chef Phillip Blackburne create Michelin-star quality food from the open kitchen.

This is one dinner where she can sit back and truly savor hospitality at its finest.

Treat her to this foodie experience

6. The ultimate mum-cation at Oreti Village Resort

Every mum deserves a mum-cation to do nothing but enjoy her tranquil surroundings. Where better to de-compress than stunning Oreti Village Resort, secluded on Lake Taupō’s southern shores.

Between the stunning lake views, the luxury accommodation, and the fabulous food, she will vacation in relaxation and style.

Book her Escape to Paradise with ease and spoil her with a dinner at the Oreti Restaurant for Mother’s Day.

Plan her dream mum-cation with this deal

7. The best spot to see the sunset on a Doughboat

The most memorable way to watch a Taupō sunset is cruising in a Doughboat, watching the kaleidoscope of colors over snow-capped mountains.

Prearrange your self-guided electric boat and a decadent platter from The Good Graze Company with her favourite glass of wine in hand. She will not forget this unique experience as she treasures the gorgeous sunset on Lake Taupō.

Reserve her unforgettable sunset spot

8. A girl’s afternoon at the Gin High Tea Cook School

This is the best Mother's Day gift for the mum who loves cooking gourmet meals.

Treat her to a great girlfriend’s afternoon, learning from some of the best chefs in the industry and indulging in epicurean fare and curated gin cocktail pairings.

Book her ticket


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