It’s every mother’s special day this Sunday.

So we sent Rebecca Cox out to get the best tips for you, on how to spoil your mum.


From a bunch of roses to a spa package or high tea, shops around Brisbane are gearing up for a busy weekend especially florists.

John Panter, QLD Manager Tesselaar Flowers: “What we do is just try to make sure that we’ve got the best range for the florists so that they can fulfill the gifts of people buying the flowers for their mother.”

Australians will spend almost $1.5 billion celebrating Mother’s Day this year.

Ryan Kelley, Owner of Flowers by Jane: “You’ll probably find that the average spends about $70-$80 for their Mums. People love their Mum so its always good to see.”

Shoppers were out in full force buying last minute gifts from clothes, to accessories and jewellery.

While flowers or chocolates may be the most expected present given on Mother’s Day, Mums say gifts from the heart are on the top of their wish list instead.

A St George Bank survey revealed less than two-per cent of mums thought buying a present for them was important.

Vox Pop 1: “I think its a nice day. Mother’s deserve a day. It’s pretty nice especially my Mum as she has to deal with me.”

Vox Pop 2: “I like Mother’s Day. It’s different now ’cause they are grown up and moved away but I still like the card and phone call so it’s all good.”

Vox Pop 3: “I guess the most important thing for me on Mother’s Day is to spend time with my family.”

But taking your mum out for lunch is still the most popular gift.

Alastair McLeod, Executive Chef at Bretts Wharf: “Every year is it packed to the gunnels. Atmosphere is magic and it’s Mum’s day. We do the cooking, we do the washing up,we do the everything. Oh it’s a great day, Mother’s Day love it. I wish I was a Mum.”

So a very big Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mums out there.

Rebecca Cox, QUT News.