written by Rebecca Goulter

 

Sunday, 13 May is the day of the year we devote to saying thank you to Mums all over the world. We know that every Mum is unique, but we think you’ll find the perfect way to say thanks at the Eagle Farm Markets.
Once you’ve taken her out for a delicious breakfast and coffee in the Breakfast Garden, take a wander throughout the gorgeous Stradbroke Plaza and you’ll find these goodies:

1. Beautiful blooms
Why do we give flowers as a Mother’s Day gift? For one thing, flowers symbolise fertility, which definitely suits the occasion. Not to mention, who doesn’t love a beautiful bouquet bursting with colour and fragrance?
Mother’s Day bouquets traditionally consist of carnations, roses or tulips, but don’t let that limit you! Flowerlovers hold a stall in the Breakfast Garden stuffed to the brim with bouquets of different sizes, colours and shapes that will suit any budget.
Worried about the fleeting nature of a bouquet of fresh flowers? Well, we’ve got something for that too. Carina Ulrich Designs specialise in extremely convincing artificial arrangements that will never wilt away.

2. Jewellery and clothing gifts
your Mum a low key fashionista? We’ve got a variety of stalls every Sunday selling beautiful jewellery, comfortable and fashionable clothing, and super stylish sunnies. For clothes and accessories, try stalls like The Miles Away Company, Lii Lii Designs, Jealous Killer Boutique, Vo+Co or Malani Co. There’s an abundance of fabulous, modern clothing and jewellery to wow! Miss 2 Shades is THE stall to visit for affordable sunglasses to dazzle Mother Dearest.
The Markets are a mecca for Stallholders selling vibrant, handmade products at competitive prices. Support your local artisans and you’ll never want to visit a chain store again!

3. Gourmet delights
Spoil Mum with delicious food from the Eagle Farm Markets on Mother’s Day. Divine Doughnuts is renowned throughout the Markets for fresh, hot doughnuts stuffed with either chocolate or jam. They’re absolutely massive, but you never want to stop with just one!
And if you haven’t visited Popsyland, the artisanal ice pop cart, are you missing out. Say love with a heart-shaped icy pop, flavoured with fresh berries. If that doesn’t impress Mum, we don’t know what will.
There’s also bakeries aplenty for flaky, fresh pastries – try Il Pane Italian Bakery or Le Petit Francais Oz. The French chocolat au pain is an instant winner!
For those with more savoury tastes, Backa for cured meats and olives to make a charcuterie platter that’ll knock Mum’s socks off!

4. Gifts to help Mum unwind
Give the gift of relaxation with a collection of beautiful soy candles courtesy of Coastal Soy Beams. With a range of different scents, sizes and shapes there’s a candle for every Mum available on Saturday.
Or if Mum is a discerning tea aficionado, why not visit The Spice Stall? Not content with being purveyors of a massive range of spices, Bev and Sarah also have a sizable collection of loose leaf tea. Buy a massive quantity of Mum’s favourite flavour, or a take-home sample pack so that she can try them all.

5. Win a catered Market breakfast and goodies for Mum
This Mother’s Day, we’re reserving three tables in a prime location in the Breakfast Garden, and loading those tables with flowers, a candle, sweet treats and a basket of fresh fruit and veg.
You and Mum will also receive a fully catered breakfast from a special Market menu.
It’s a simple way to show how much you care, so what are you waiting for? Enter at https://eaglefarmmarkets-morningwithmumgiveaway.pgtb.me/lSThz5 and let us know in 25 words or less why you and Mum should win a lovely breakfast for two.

We’ve given you a whole bunch of ideas, so go forth! The Markets are a wonderful place to find a Mother’s Day gift. Don’t forget to RSVP to our Mother’s Day at the Markets event. We’ll see you next weekend!