If you are looking for Mother’s Day gifts in Auckland, check out the range of Mother’s Day gift ideas in our Mother’s Day gift guide below. After all, Mother’s Day is just around the corner, although it is set to be a little different this year. As we will still all be in Alert Level 3, there are plenty of ways you can show the mother figure in your life how much you care. Here are just a few of our favourite ideas for making sure Mother’s Day is extra special this year. Cheers to all the mums, grandmas, nanas, aunties and other special women in our lives. 

Bouquet of flowers

Send her flowers | Snickel Lane FloristVictoria St Flower, Citi Flora Flowershop and Roma Blooms

You might not be able to give them to her in person, but nothing says gratitude and love more than a great big bunch of flowers. Support local florists working hard in these testing times and surprise mum with a blooming lovely delivery. Check out the blooms from our city centre florists above, all are trading during Alert Level 3. 

Unique dining suggestions

Cafe Hanoi Mother's Day

The Love Mum dining experience with Cafe Hanoi

Treat mum to fine food and wine delivered straight to her door! This exquisite Mother's Day menu features some delicious Cafe Hanoi dishes among others to take her on a delicious sensory journey through Asia. Champagne and New Zealand wines and even be added to the order and delivered - check out all the details here

La Petite Fourchette

The taste of France with La Petite Fourchette

International travel may be off the table for the forseeable but we've found the next best thing, you can treat her to a sensory 'trip' to France thanks to La Petite Fourchette's delicious home delivery offering. We love the look of their 'Quarandeals' - in particular their Petit Dejeuner pack that includes 2 baguettes and 8 mini viennoiseries (2 mini crossiants, 2 mini pain au chocolats, 2 mini apple turnovers, and 2 mini pain aux raisins) which would make for the most mouth-watering way for mum to start her special day. Orders available for next day delivery - browse all the delivery menu options now

Breakfast in bed with The Grove

Treat mum to breakfast in bed this year with The Grove's special pre-made meal offering which homemade crumpets with Ora King salmon, creme creme fraiche, avocado and dill; or wild mushrooms, garlic, chive and parmesan, plus an egg custart tartlet with nutmilk and cinnamon and coffee milk from Lewis Road Creamery (with the option to add a 750ml bottle of Prosecco!). There's also a Roast and Dessert menu for later in the day too - check all the details here - pick up only available. 

High Tea

Photo not taken from actual offering, indicative only. 

High Tea with Hotel DeBrett 

Pretend you're in a luxury hotel for the afternoon with a high tea experience for you and your mum thanks to Hotel DeBrett. Their high tea offer includes three savouries, one scone and four sweet treats per person, served with one bottle of virgin Easy Street, all you need to do is add the gin if you're that way inclined! Check out all the details and place your order here

The Three Words

Mother's Day treat packages and bouquets | The Three Words

The Three Words' cupcake and macarons packages are perfect for the mum with a sweet tooth and their and stunning floral arrangements are expertly crafted by an internationally experienced florist. With a speedy turnaround, contactless deliveries are available Auckland wide between 9am and 9pm and pick up is also available at their Lorne Street store between 11am and 3pm on Sunday. 

Buy now, for her to use later 

Guo Pei, Collection: Garden of the Soul, 2015, © Guo Pei. Photograph by LIAN Xu, courtesy of LIAN Xu.

Guo Pei, Collection: Garden of the Soul, 2015, © Guo Pei. Photograph by LIAN Xu, courtesy of LIAN Xu. 


Get her an art membership | Auckland Art Gallery

While our most prestigious gallery might not be open to the public under Alert Level 3, a year-long membership is a great gift to give for when it reopens if your mum is a fan of local and international art. An annual gift membership is $65 and includes free unlimited entry to paid exhibitions, exclusive previews of Gallery exhibitions, invitations to regular talks or behind-the-scenes tours, updates on Members-only events, use of the Members lounge and a wide range of discounts.

East Day Spa

East Day Spa

Treat her to a spa treatment | East Day Spa 

We're looking forward to a relaxing spa treatment as soon as it becomes safe for facilities to open again, and we bet your mum will be too! East Day Spa is a haven for calm and combines a quiet blend of ancient holistic healing and modern spa therapies - mystical aromas and a luxurious candle-lit interior, guaranteeing she will leave feeling relaxed and valued. 



Book her in for virtual wine classes | New Zealand School of Food and Wine 

Here's a Mother's Day gift she will remember for a long time: treat her to a wine masterclass series with the NZ School of Food & Wine. In these interactive live (virtual) sessions she will taste and discover New Zealand wines in a way that will open her eyes to new flavours, producers and enhance her understanding of the different wine regions. Having partnered with Glengarry Wines for this, you can purchase the wine to be tasted at each session and have your own private supply delivered to home. Learn more about the Certificate in New Zealand Wine course here, and sign yourself up too if you are in the same bubble so you can make memories and become wine connoisseurs together! 

Interior of shop

Upgrade her space with fragrace | Jo Malone London

 With the amount of time she will have spent at home lately, a new fragrance in the form of a candle, diffuser or room spray is the perfect way to upgrade and refresh a space, bringing about a new sense of tranquility and luxury. Jo Malone's wonderful range also extends to perfumes, bath oils, body oils and more.

Shut the front door

Send her something bright, quirky and practical | Shut The Front Door 

Shut The Front Door is a great place to shop for unique and quirky gifts for mum this Mother's Day and they even have a Mother's Day gift guide and edit on their website. It's fair to say we've all given our mums a few frown lines and grey hairs over the years so we like the look of their Beauty Sleep Silk Pillowcase, a fun gift which claims to help reduce wrinkles and keep hair shiny and smooth. Being silk, it stops skin wrinkling, hair frizzing and knotting! Perfect.

Customers browsing books

A good read | Unity Books

Getting caught up in a good book is a great form of entertainment as well as a great way to relax and spend some down time, something all mums deserve whenever possible! If you're looking for a great read for her Unity Books is the best place to start, having won Gardners' Best International Bookstore Award in 2020. The team is available virtually during Level 3 for recommendations and online shopping and deliveries are available. 

If you are a city centre business we would love to hear from you about what you are currently offering at Alert Level 3. Please email us at info@heartofthecity.co.nz so we can support you by spreading the word and including you in relevant wrap ups. 

Last updated: 11 May 2020