It’s that time of year again: when you need to start looking for a gift for that special woman in your life. We’re talking about mum, of course!
Although Mother’s Day is the perfect chance to spoil her, we do tend to agree that every day is a chance to tell her how much she means to you.
If you’re stuck for ideas, head for Hahndorf and check out these wonderful stores for a wide range of pressies that’ll warm your mum’s heart.
With the most glorious range of cafes, restaurants, hotels and eateries in our village, you have ample choice to get the meals right for Mother’s Day. We recommend the Seasonal Garden Café for brekkie or brunch. Kitchen 2C is always a delight for lunch – their soups are perfect for this cooler weather. Head on in to Hahndorf Hill Winery or The Lane for a lovely drop of wine, then pop in to one of our many ice-creameries for a snack. And finish up the day at the Thai To You or Nepalese Temptations. Our mouths are watering just thinking about it.
>> For a full list of Hahndorf’s food options, click here.
This family-run business, located right on the main street of Hahndorf, is the ideal place to find a gorgeous piece of jewellery for mum. Specialising in affordable, unique, hand-crafted pieces, you can surprise her with the gift she really wants, but would never ask for.
>> 52 Main St, Hahndorf // makersmarkjewellerystudio.com.au
Residing in one of the original German settler’s buildings, this house of fine crafts does not disappoint. With work from more than 60 of Australia’s best artists and designers on display, Bamfurlong offers products from delicate ceramics to intricate woodworks and jewellery. It’s perfect for the creative mum.
>> 36 Main St, Hahndorf // bamfurlong.com.au
If your mum is a lover of sparkles, this is your one-stop-shop. As specialist retailers of crystal collectibles and a range of quirky fine china items, Gallery Gifts is the place to buy her a present you may not find anywhere else. Not to mention, they stock Swarovski jewels… Hint, hint.
>> 32 Main St, Hahndorf // gallerygifts.com.au
Is your mum obsessed with keeping her home looking modern and chic? Then this is where you need to visit. As well as their awesome range of Australian-made homewares, they also offer a great range of fashion and jewellery. This quaint little shop is the perfect all-rounder for anybody stuck with gift-giving.
>> 2/87 Mount Barker Road, Hahndorf // Agave's Facebook Page
If your mama likes decorating with items that are a little unique, colourful or antique, be sure to pop on in to Hugo's or Grass Roots Vintage. Browse their inimitable ranges of homewares and knick knacks to add a crafty flair to any room in the family home.
Looking for a way to pamper your mum this Mother’s Day? Coco Marie has a vast array of locally made, chemical free and organic skin and hair care, she will be looking and feeling more beautiful than ever. Don’t forget to throw in one or two of their cold pressed, natural “French style” soaps, too. We recommend the French Pear scent!
>> 3/80 Main St, Hahndorf // cocomarie.com.au
With over 30 years’ experience in the opal industry, these stones are arguably some of the best, and most well-priced, available in South Australia. Now also stocking Australian sapphire jewellery, this store is a wonderful place to buy your mum that special gift she’ll want to show off to all her friends.
>> 1/39 Main St, Hahndorf // australianopalcompany.com.au
This quaint shop is equipped with some of Hahndorf’s coolest gifts that your mum is bound to love. You’ll be pleasantly overwhelmed by the variety of stunning jewellery on offer, as well as handbags, clothing, scarves and shoes. Ophelia Cottage is the place to shop for the trendiest of mums.
>> 34 Main St, Hahndorf // Ophelia Cottage Facebook Page
There’s no denying every mother deserves to relax, so invest in some quality ‘her’ time by booking a massage or spa day at Senses Day Spa at Hahndorf House. With a variety of packages and special offers available, all budgets and interests are catered for. If you’re looking for something different, give their infrared sauna a go; it’s suggested this package can improve skin, remove toxins, relieve pain and lower blood sugar levels just to begin!
>> 27 Auricht Road, Hahndorf // hahndorfhouse.com.au
Is your mum hard to shop for? This place will be your saviour. Showcasing beautiful, hand-crafted gifts, Storison supports local businesses and stocks eco-friendly, upcycled products.
Browse through the store and pick up a magnificent cotton scarf, a new cook book or a funky piece of art for the home. If you don’t fully trust your own judgement, ask one of the friendly staff members who are always more than happy to help – they have great taste.
A visit to this gallery will make shopping for your mum an enjoyable experience. The heritage building boasts a fantastic range of visual art exhibitions from both local and international artists. Visit the gift shop where you’ll find books, limited edition prints, homewares, clothing, jewellery and more. The cherry on top? Free giftwrapping.
>> 68 Main St, Hahndorf // hahndorfacademy.org.au
Mums always tend to be on their feet, right? So what better way to spoil her this Mother’s Day than with a pair of shoes that look good and feel even better. Here, you’ll find the largest range of Birkenstocks in South Australia – that’s pretty impressive. As well as this, these guys stock Ugg Australia, which is always a great go-to gift as the cooler months roll in.
>> 73A Main St, Hahndorf // birkenstockhahndorf.com.au
For the mum who appreciates delicious food, explore the wide range of locally made condiments from Hahndorf’s Beerenberg Family Farm. With a selection of jams, sauces, dressings, slow cooker sauces and more, you may need to spend a couple of hours picking the right bottle or jar to give her. Mother’s Day gift packs are also available online and in store if you’re struggling to make the decision yourself. If we’re lucky, the strawberry patches may still be open for you to have a berry nice day out on 14 May; but be sure to check their website before visiting to avoid disappointment.
>> 2106 Mt Barker Rd, Hahndorf // beerenberg.com.au
If she spends all her time in the kitchen, spoil mum with a sharp and shiny set of knives from The Cutler’s Cottage. With a selection of locally crafted and internationally renowned brands, you have the chance to browse their exclusive range before choosing the right knife for your mum. Or, if you can’t afford a brand new set, take your current knives in and watch Nathan professionally sharpen them. Trust us, she’ll appreciate it!
>> 71 Main Street, Hahndorf // thecutlerscottage.com.au
Add the most beautifully scented candle to your mum’s collection by visiting the Hahndorf Candlemaker or 3 Wishes Candle Barn. From relaxing lavender or sandalwood, to delectable chocolate and cookie scents with various holders and burners to match, there’ll be something for everyone. Or if you visit 3 Wishes, you could make your very own small candle, because there’s nothing quite like handmade presents.
Stock up on locally made beauty products from cleansers, toners, night creams and treatment oils at Beeswax. Cheryl makes them all from scratch with ingredients that help relieve eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis, making them the perfect gift for the mother with sensitive skin. While you’re there, check out their furniture waxes and beeswax candles – we hear they’re amazing.
>> Shop 2, 49 Main Street, Hahndorf // beeswax.com.au
With winter just around the corner, your mum will no doubt need a few wooly items to keep her feeling toasty. Visit the Alpaca Shop for fluffy fleece scarves, sweaters and gloves made locally. If she’s on her feet all the time, be sure to look at their range of innersoles made of alpaca fleece and merino wool; her feet will love you for it.
>> Shop 4, 60 Main Street, Hahndorf // thealpacashophahndorf.com.au
Formerly known as the Hahndorf Flower Market, Olive and Sage have all your Mother's Day floral needs sorted. Check out their range online, make your selection and visit them in store before 14 May to find the most beautiful arrangement guaranteed to make mum smile. They are closed Sunday though, so make sure you're organised!
>> 182 Mt Barker Road, Hahndorf // oliveandsage.com.au