Mother’s Day is coming up (Sunday 14 May this year), so you should start thinking about what to get that special lady in your life to show her how much you care. Rather than just throwing something together at the last minute, wishing you had done something more, start planning now to make sure that her special day is as special as she is. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

Visit the Gingin Space Observatory

In many cases, Mother’s Day festivities tend to happen during the day, with brunches and lunches being incredibly popular. Instead of going with the crowds, do something a bit different this year and celebrate with your mum at night. The Space Place Observatory in Toodyay lets you get up close and personal with the stars and other celestial features. You and mum will have a blast looking up at the night sky and learning all about its wonders. If you’re worried about being out late the night before a work day, you can opt to visit Saturday night instead, getting an early start on Mother’s Day.

Skydive over Rottnest Island

Kick off this year’s Mother’s Day with a bang with skydiving over Rottnest Island. This is the perfect gift for a mum who likes a bit of adrenaline in her life. She’ll love the exhilarating rush of feeling like she is flying. Be sure to splurge for the photo and video package so that the two of you will have documentation of your adventure to prove your bravery to any who doubt you. This is definitely an experience that neither of you will soon forget. Your only problem will be figuring out how to top it next year!

Hot Air Balloon over the Avon Valley

If your mum isn’t an adrenaline junkie but still likes a little bit of thrill, a hot air balloon ride over the Avon Valley might be the next best thing. You’ll be treated to spectacular views of the picturesque Avon Valley, so be sure to bring your camera along. Just be sure to hang on tight so that you don’t drop it overboard! Once you’re back on solid ground, you’ll continue the celebration with champagne and a decadent brekky. Then, the rest of the day is yours to continue to enjoy with mum as you please.

Cheese and Wine Flights at The Cheese Barrel in the Swan Valley

For a luxurious, laid-back afternoon with your mum, The Cheese Barrel in the Swan Valley is an excellent option. You’ll enjoy sampling delicious Olive Farm Wines straight from the adjacent vineyard. To soak up all that wine, you’ll also get to try the finest farmhouse and artisanal cheeses from around the world. You and mum will have a great time catching up and bonding as you gaze out at the beautiful vineyard scenery, just whiling away a leisurely afternoon.

Terrarium or Succulent Pot

You can never go wrong with a classic gift, like flowers, for Mother’s Day. This year, though, why not switch it up a bit? A terrarium or succulent pot makes a great gift because they are actually growing, so they’ll last a lot longer than a traditional bouquet. Even if your mum doesn’t have much of a green thumb, it won’t be a problem, because succulents are remarkably easy to care for. You can find everything you need for your mum here at A Touch of Class, so browse through our selection today to find the perfect Mother’s Day flowers or gift.