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8 gift ideas for the mum who loves a tipple

Forget the pot pourri and slippers … we’ve found some great Mother’s Day gift ideas with ABV.

As Cocktail Porter notes: “Mother’s Day isn’t too far off. And this year, your mum deserves a damn treat. The list goes on-and-on, but we can think of a few reasons (her 36 hour birth with you, for one) why she could probably use a stiff drink.”

“Sure, you could get her a cute gift or a voucher, but what says thank you for raising me better than a pink drink in a fancy glass? The macrame ornaments you made as a kid and every single card you’ve ever written her, there’s a draw for that. Instead of adding to that collection, pick up some ingredients and give your mum a cocktail tasting instead. Trust us, she’ll appreciate watching you make the drinks for once while she’s sprawled out on the couch not having to do anything.”

The Cocktail Porter cocktail subscription service has just launched its DIY cocktail kit in collaboration with Feels Botanical. A redux on the classic we all know and love, the Watermelon Cosmo brings together everything she’ll need to set the mood and make the perfect Mother’s Day concoction at home. Bonding over Watermelon Cosmopolitans = best Mother’s Day ever!

Each DIY cocktail kit comes with Feels Rouse, Cointreau, Watermelon water, lime juice, elderflower, dehydrated flowers to finish and a step-by-step method card to ensure you can whip up the drinks like an expert. Available for delivery nationwide, the cocktail kits come in two sizes, a large which creates 10 bar-style cocktails ($145) and a small which creates 5 bar-style cocktails ($85). 

The Archie Rose Mother’s Day Gift Set includes an invigorating Australian Native Body Scrub by Addition Studio and a Black Blaze Bush Walk scented candle. These goodies come complete with your choice of Signature Dry Gin, Original Vodka, Rosella Sour, Eucalypt Mule, Red Centre Negroni or Wattleseed & Peach Iced Tea. It’s priced from $99 – $119. Another of Archie Rose’s gift ideas is personalised spirits. Choose your spirit’s name, write a cute message to be printed on the label of the bottle, then personalise the spirit itself by picking your favourite combination of botanicals and settings their strength. Click here for more details.

The Soda Press Co. Mother’s Day pack is a fun and delicious way to make your delicious mixed drinks at home. The mixology kit includes a recipe booklet, jigger and any two Soda Press flavours, such as Lemon Lime Bitters and Indian Tonic. Priced at $29.95. Add a stylish White Spirit SodaStream for $109, which comes with one CO2 cylinder and one carbonating bottle so you can make your favourite sparkling drinks on demand. Click her for more details.

If your mum is a G&T fan, Gin Loot has created a GINerous hamper, perfect for spoiling her. Designed to take mum on a  journey of gin discovery, this hamper includes all she will need to create the ultimate Gin and Tonic while also learning the lowdown on all things gin. It includes a Gin Loot Best of Australia Tasting Pack, Fever-Tree Premium Indian Tonic Water (150ml can), A Life of Plenty Citrus Garnish Pack, Gin Made Me Do It by Jassy Davis, a The Sunday Blue Blood Orange & Grapefruit Candle. The hamper is priced at $99, while monthly subscription to Gin Loot is $49. Click here for more details

Why not treat her to a bottle of Tasmanian sparkling. According to the winemaker, Pirie Sparkling Vintage Rosé 2016 is a representation of just how special pinot noir sparkling can be. It has lovely rose petal, strawberry and freshly baked bread aromas. Perfect with something sweet like a raspberry and vanilla parfait, so make sure you drop by a cake shop on your way to mum. Priced at $48 and available from or

If your mum likes a picnic tipple, the gorgeous Pavillion range of acrylic jugs, wine glasses, tumblers and champagne flutes are beautiful, functional and look so much like glass that you almost won’t believe they’re not. Made from BPA-free plastic, they are perfect for outdoor use at picnics or glamping trips with friends. They come in pink, green, amber and clear styles and are priced from $8.50 per piece from The Somewhere Co. Click here for more details.

On the subject of outdoor living gift ideas, this picnic basket from The Beach People is fully insulated to keep your drinks and snacks cool, and has a wooden cheeseboard for a lid. Genius! It’s priced at $199. Click here for more details.

If she’d rather smell her booze than drink it, these Hutwoods Champagne and Strawberries candles have a burning time of 30+, 60+, or 100+ hours depending on candle size. Every experience with a Hutwoods candle will evoke the senses of sight, smell, and sound. The candles range in price from $29.95 to $59.95. Visit the Hutwoods site here for more gift ideas.

Or treat her to a Monday Distillery non-alcoholic Mother’s Day hamper, which includes Monday’s new Garnish range to accompany the selected flavour of your choosing – RRP $99, which includes 3 x 4 packs of Monday plus garnish. These glittering Mother’s Day packs come fully equipped with the components to create a tipple that looks like it has been created by an expert mixologist.  Visit to place your order.

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