The best gift for mum is time spent with her! And Launceston has something for every mum...

Mother's Day may be just around the corner, but we love our mums every day of the year!

We know how it goes- schedules don't align, planning gets messy, the place you wanted to go isn't open on Sundays, the restaurant is booked out, someone can't make it at the last minute... Putting all the pressure on planning one wonderful day for your mum can be more stressful than enjoyable at the best of times. On top of all that, blended families might have too many mums to celebrate all in one day!

Fortunately, the best gift for any parent is time spent together, and Launceston has so much to offer to facilitate a good conversation and have some fun whether it happens next Sunday or not. So, remove the weight of expectations and celebrate however works best for your family!

Read on for some ideas for how to celebrate this Mother's Day

Share a dessert (or two!)

Make sure you check business opening hours & ordering cutoffs

Charlie's Dessert House

For truly decadent desserts, Charlie's is the place to go. Cupcakes, slices, pan brownies and cookies, tarts and drinks are all on offer to eat in the café or take home. Charlie's is open on Sundays, so head on in!

Sabina's Petit Gateau

Sabina's bakes beautiful pastries, biscuits and cakes daily and is sure to impress mum. They're not open on Sundays though, so make sure you order something in advance and keep it safe at home! Special Mother's Day gift packs are already available to order, so get in quick before they sell out...

VegOut

VegOut on George is the place to go for vegan treats- but they're so good that everyone will love them. They also offer plenty of allergy-friendly options, so this is a great place to go if that's a concern for your family. VegOut isn't open on Sunday, so contact them and order ahead. They are offering a special 3 course dinner on Saturday though!

Still haven't satisfied your sweet tooth? Click here

Share a cuppa

Tea is a great way to take some time & show you care

Tisane Tea Room

Tisane offers a wonderful range of artisan teas and hot chocolates, with a fantastic online store where you can purchase ahead of time. Unfortunately their cosy café space isn't open on Sundays, but you can absolutely share a Tisane brew with mum at home!

The Dragonfly Tea Atelier

The Dragonfly Tea Atelier stocks hand picked blends from around the world and beautiful teaware for sale, with the knowledgeable and friendly owner Sandra available to help you choose the perfect tea to share with your mum. This business isn't open on Sunday, so make sure you get in before!

Cocoon Living Tea

Cocoon Living Tea stocks a wide range of T2 teas as well as other brands, including their best selling Dibrugarh Gold Assam, direct from Northern India. They also stock local Tasmanian honey, beautiful teaware and other gifts- and they're having a Mother's Day sale right now!

Quixotic Books

This one might be unexpected- Quixotic Books has Tisane tea on offer in the Sancho Room in their little upstairs storefront for free! Take mum in to enjoy some quirky books, find something unusual to read and enjoy some tea time and board games on the comfy couches- a perfect wintery day activity.

Take some time for a little self-care

These places make for great gift cards... Make a booking for both of you!

Cinergee Day Spa

Cinergee Day Spa is about well-being through relaxation and pampering- massage, facials, body care, and beauty.

Sanctum

An inner city retreat, sanctum offers treatment experiences that are designed to leave you feeling replenished, recharged and nourished.

Sarah's Family Wellness Centre

A gift card to Sarah's Family Wellness Centre is fantastic for mums with young kids or even babies, as there is a kid's creche available there and they even run baby massage lessons.

If you're after more places to get a massage, check out this blog piece

Convict Cutters

Whether she's looking for something edgy, classic, or contemporary, Convict Cutter's highly trained stylists can help her achieve her desired results.

U.R.Unique

U.R.Unique offers a full range of hair & beauty services to enhance appearance & well-being; and prides itself on one-on-one personalised services.

Mint Relax Revive

Mint Relax Revive offers a full range of hair services and styling delivered by capable professionals, as well as mani pedis, massages, and facials.

Not seeing your mum's favourite hair salon? Maybe it's here

Diamond Nails

Diamond Nails is a trusted nail salon located just opposite Myer in the Brisbane Street mall. They offer a full range of nail services delivered by trained technicians.

Cosy Nails

New to Launceston, Cosy Nails Salon is a place for clients to relax, refresh and revive; and most importantly, to enjoy professional nail care.

Galaxy Nails

Located next to Village Cinema, Galaxy Nails offers stylish nail painting and nail services delivered by experienced and friendly staff.

Make something beautiful together

...and have a great time doing it!

Frida's Sip N Paint

Frida's Sip N Paint has made its way from Hobart to open a studio right here in Launceston. You don't have to be an artist to enjoy a session here- from the red carpet entry to guided painting session with wine and cheese boards, you'll have a great time. Check out their website to view session availability and gift card offers.

Glazed & Confused

Glazed and Confused Studio is a fantastic place to get into ceramics and pottery- whether you pick a Wine and Wheel session, Hand Build and Booze, or any of their workshop sessions, the friendly and incredibly knowledgeable team will be there to help you every step of the way. Check their website for workshop availability.

Take her out for a meal

Don't forget to make a booking

The Metz

The Metz is always a great place to have lunch or dinner- and they're open on Sunday! Check out their seasonal menu on their website before you go.

Feast

A great location for bigger families, Fest offers authentic Chinese food to suit any palette. They're open on Sundays, too!

Indian Empire

Indian Empire offers authentic Indian cuisine, and makes a fantastic butter chicken. If that's your mum's favourite, then you're set; Indian Empire is also open on Sundays.

Earthy Eats

Earthy Eats isn't usually open on Sundays, but if you'd like to treat mum to a very special lunch then they're hosting an Italian-inspired Long Table Lunch for Mother's Day. For more information, click here.

Alchemy

Alchemy may not be open on Sundays, but many mums love coming here for dinner and drinks. For a belated celebration, this is a great spot to choose!

Stelo At Pierre's

Another restaurant not open on Sunday, but good enough to wait for. Stelo is also offering gift cards for Mother's Day.

Turkish Tukka

If easy breezy is what you're after, then Turkish Tukka has you covered. Their delicious menu is fast and no-nonsense, and never disappoints. Another great Saturday night option for if your Sunday won't work!

Only the best for mum- check out our City of Gastronomy or Date Night blogs for more dinner ideas

Finish her day with drinks

A great option for adults looking to celebrate their mums

Arcade Bar

If fun is what you're after, take mum to Arcade Bar. It's not open on Sunday, so perhaps take her in on Saturday night and top the evening off with breakfast (any maybe a berocca) in bed the next morning.

Rockin' Hot Pizza

Rockin' Hot Pizza is the only place to go if you want to do Karaoke for Mother's Day- go on, it'll be fun! Family friendly, and open on Sunday.

Firestorm Tacos & Bar

Firestorm Tacos & Bar is a terrific place to take the family. Enjoy some Mexican-inspired food along with your drinks! Open on Sunday.

The Plough Inn

The rooftop bar of The Plough Inn is a great spot to take mum for a drink. Friendly staff, lovely atmosphere and a good variety of drinks on offer- but closed on Sundays.

Bar Two

If your mum loves wine then Bar Two is a fantastic option for an after work drink and light meal. Unfortunately they're not open on Sundays, but you could make it on Monday!

Cinco Passiones

Cinco Passiones is a really special little place to take mum- closed on Sundays, but a great spot to keep in mind for a quiet evening together.

Kingsway Bar

The Kingsway Bar boasts cosy couches, a great range of cocktails and both local and international spirits and wines on offer. Closed on Sunday, this is another great place to go the night before Mother's Day.

Find more mum-friendly bars here

Full gift guide is coming soon...

In the meantime, check out our store directory