It’s May! And we all know what May means… Mother’s Day. Did you think we were going to say autumn? No, we think May means Mothers Day. The chief present-buyer in the majority of households will be on the receiving end for a change. So we thought it was time to give you some gift ideas. Aren’t we nice?

Gift Ideas - Mothers Day... May in Tasmania
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Gift Ideas from Think Tasmania

We’re going to keep this article short and sweet. If we give you too many options, you’ll just be confused and back where you started. Besides, you can always go to the Think Tasmania Index and select Markets and Shopping to browse unique Tasmanian goodies.

If a Sunday lunch is more your style, you can find inspiration in our Eat and Drink department. Or if Daddy wants to take Mummy away from the kids for a night of indulgence, then we have that covered in our Accommodation reviews.

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Lunch at the Weldborough Hotel

Gift Ideas - Woodbridge Hill Hideaway
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Woodbridge Hill Hideaway

For now, let’s just stick with these five gift ideas to keep things simple.

Gift Ideas ~ No 1: Sweets

If your Mum loves candy, then we know just the thing to satisfy her craving. George and Sharon from Sweet-As sell their Tasmanian hand-made rock candy practically every week at Salamanca Market. They update the Sweet-As Rock Candy Facebook page with the exact weekly location, so you can find them easily.

As a general rule, their site is usually near St Davids Park on Salamanca Place between the court house and Davey Street. Grab four boxes for $20, wrap them together in cellophane with a pretty ribbon and you’re good to go.

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Sweet-As rock candy

Gift Ideas ~ No 2: Jewellery

One of our all-time favourite Tasmanian jewellery makers is Jasmine Shepherd from Adore U. Her unique, handmade jewellery is sold in upmarket retail outlets around Tasmania, as well as online. Jasmine is a dream to deal with, and would be a great help with gift ideas. Check out all the pretties on the Adore U Facebook page.

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Adore U

Donna Griggs also works in this genre. The award-winning Seaside Expressions brand received rave reviews from Think Tasmania readers. There’s something gorgeous to suit every Mum, with the stunning range of colours used in Seaside Expressions Jewellery mixed by Donna herself. Beautiful Tasmanian surrounds inspire Donna’s creativity; she makes small collections and one-off original pieces.

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Seaside Expressions Jewellery

Gift Ideas ~ No 3: Soaps

This may just be the most traditional of all gift ideas for Mother’s Day. If you do choose this option, at least make your present a luxurious one, like Blue Rocks Soaps and Essentials. From natural ingredients, Blue Rocks Soap is handmade by Kath Dallas on Flinders Island. It’s perfumed, textured and coloured with pure essential oils, honey, seaweed, oatmeal and home grown herbs to make it unique. Sounds good enough to eat.

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Blue Rocks Soap

Gift Ideas ~ No 4: Softies

If your Mum likes to contribute to a good cause, she’ll love her very own Tasmanian Softie. 10% of profits from the sale of Tassie Devils go towards the Save the Tasmanian Devil Program.  At the outset, Angela Wilson and her daughter were hoping to raise an additional $500.00 to sponsor a Tasmanian Devil. As gift ideas go, this one tops the cute and cuddly list.

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Tassie Devils

Gift Ideas ~ No 5: Ceramics

Tasmanian artist Janet Walmsley has combined two passions in her work: ceramics and animals. She currently makes unique, hand-crafted cats and bunnies. The cats are one-off originals with beautiful, expressive faces. The convict-themed rabbits are a limited edition series, and come with a certificate of authenticity. Both ceramic creatures are gorgeous and would remind your Mum just how much you love her.

Gift Ideas - Janet Walmsley Convict Rabbits
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Convict rabbits

Limit gift ideas to just five from the 700 articles we’ve published… difficult. We only write about quality business owners, so anyone you’ve seen featured on the website is worthy of mention, without doubt. These are just some of the great local products the Think Tasmania online shopping section will feature. The shop will be commission-free; purely a service to help all our readers connect with all things Tasmanian.

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