Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

How awesome are mums? So awesome that they get a whole day dedicated to celebrating them and what they mean to us!

Mother’s Day is happening on Sunday 14th May… and while mums deserve to be celebrated and appreciated 365 days a year, make this day extra special for her with a beautiful gift from the markets.

We have some amazing retailers at NightQuarter, and we went on a shopping adventure to pick out some perfect gifts for mum…

GIFT IDEAS FOR MUM

Mandala Throws & Homewares

Summer Beach

Featuring 100% Indian cotton, hand-dyed with a natural vegetable dye, Summer Beach has a huge range of mandala-inspired fashion and homewares. From throws and floor cushions, to beach bags and boho kimonos… this is the perfect place to find a gift for mum.

With every mandala purchase, Summer Beach are giving away a tree of life pendant!

 

 

Camphor Laurel Cheeseboards

Williams Brothers Boards

Williams Brothers Boards hand cuts camphor laurel timber to create their cheese and chopping boards.  They log the timber themselves, and then craft their camphor wooden boards. Each one is custom made and completely unique. They make them in all different shapes and sizes… and even make heart shaped cheese boards… perfect for Mother’s Day!

 

Bohemian Hammocks

The Boho Shed

Hammock chairs have a great boho-hippy vibe, with a gorgeous knot patterned body, tons of fringe, & a deep seat. It can be hung from chains, standard ceilings, open rafters or beams, or a good tree branch.

Create a retreat for mum this Mother’s Day where she can relax and enjoy a glass or wine or read a book, swinging on a verandah or in the garden on a hammock chair.

 

 

Soy Candles and Bath Bombs

Miscellas Soy Candles 

Miscellas Soy Candles stocks everything from handcrafted natural soy candles, soy melts, tealights, reed diffusers and melt burners, to bath bombs. We love the triple layer soy candles, they feature three delicious aromas in one and come in gorgeous glass apothecary jars.

You can also create your very own scented sand wax candle in store, the perfect customised gift for Mum!

 

Handcrafted Jewellery

A Random Patch

The necklaces, rings and earrings from A Random Patch are Etsy favourites! Each piece is delicate and hand crafted, using the finest rose gold and sterling silver. With cute designs featuring hearts, stars, arrows and modern shapes, there is something there for all mums to love. There is also a range of bold statement pieces, including boho feathers and colourful pom poms.

Get your mum something pretty for Mother’s Day!

 

Home and Giftwares

Treasurama 

Treasurama is home to a wide range of home and giftwares. From Kelly Lane goodies, to dreamcatchers and home decor… it’s a treasure trove for Mother’s Day gifts.

The Kelly Lane range has a beachy boho vibe, featuring inspirational quotes printed on decorative canvases or cushions, and vibrant home decor. The pieces reflect the spirit of Australia’s sub-tropical and beach lifestyles, and they are the perfect gift for mums who love the Gold Coast coastal lifestyle.

Fashion Accessories

High Street

Take a stroll along High Street and discover a range of fashion accessory shops and pop up market stalls. You can find watches, jewellery, handbags, shoes and more!

 

Scrabble Name Plates

The Scrabble Man

Create a personalised message or name plate for your mum with these beautiful scrabble letters. It is a unique and thoughtful gift that can be completely customised for your mum.

 

Handmade Soap Gift Packs

My Designer Soaps

There is nothing more luxurious or soothing than handmade botanical soaps. The range from My Designer Soap has a rich infusion of herbs with a conditioning formula. With garden-sourced ingredients like lavender, calendula, rosehips, sage, chamomile and aloe vera, they are all natural and handcrafted.

The luxury range, made with luscious, but gentle, soaping oils, high end essential oils and clay is perfect for Mother’s Day! They are even available with custom imprints of the words ‘mother’, ‘grandma’, ‘mum’ and ‘nanna’.

Bohemian Fashion

The Boho Shed

The boho shed is a bohemian fashion lovers dream! With bohemian inspired clothing, dream catchers, headdresses, bags and more… there will be so many gift options for mums who love the boho vibe.

Dessert Tour

NightQuarter

Why limit yourself to just one dessert, when you can join us on our very own Dessert Tour and take a bite of up to five different desserts! The hardest part of the night will be choosing between strawberry chocolate fondue, a decadent filled donut or a classic Australian lamington. Email functions@nightquarter.com.au to book!

10 Awesome Things to do This Easter Weekend at NightQuarter

10 Awesome Things to do This Easter Weekend at NightQuarter

Cheers to the long weekend! We have an Easter egg-stravaganza lined up for this weekend as we celebrate all things Easter! There is nothing that we love more than a sugar-fuelled dining adventure, and our food vendors are delivering on the Easter goods! From next-level chocolate egg themed donuts, to cronuts and crazy shakes… get ready to treat yo’ self!

We have an action packed program for the kids, with a Easter Treasure Hunt through the markets on Friday, and three hours of FREE Easter fun in the Kid’s Carnival including the Easter Bunny, a real life bunny and a magic show on Saturday!

Bleach Festival is coming to NightQuarter on Saturday night, and bringing 10 piece Peruvian salsa band Sabor y Control, direct from South America! With a percussion workshop in the afternoon, and then live performances from Sabor y Control and Rio Rhythmics… it’s going to be a sweaty and sultry night of dancing.

On Friday, watch the Titans take on the Broncos in the Backyard… or get your line dance on with a huge lineup of country music in the Paddock.

Join us for an eggcellent weekend! #allthepuns

 

EASTER FUN

EASTER EATS

Easter is not just about eating all the chocolate eggs… it’s about eating ALL THE THINGS!

Make your way around the food stalls at NightQuarter this weekend to try our all the Easter themed treats! Start with a delicious spread of fresh seafood from Fish on Hawker or freshly shucked oysters from Yeah the Boysters, and finish with the Easter donut from Sweet Bliss Donuts. Yum!

MEET THE EASTER BUNNY

The Easter Bunny is hopping into the Kids Carnival this Saturday! With a basket of chocolate eggs and lots of cuddles for young and old… don’t miss out on this Easter fun!

When: Saturday April 15th

Time: From 5:30pm in the Kids Carnival

Cost: Free

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CUDDLE A REAL BUNNY

Meet Mr Sparkles…. the real magical bunny rabbit! He is just so cute and fluffy! He is a mini-lop bunny rabbit who loves to appear from the oddest of places! Come down and cuddle a real bunny rabbit just in time for Easter!

When: Saturday 15th April

Time: From 5:30pm (in the Kids Carnival)

Cost: Free

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EASTER MAGIC SHOW

Full of loads of magic and audience participation, this show includes a dove that appears from fire and a real live bunny that magically appears just in time for Easter! Fun for the young and the young at heart!

When: Saturday 15th April

Time: From 6:00pm and 7:30pm (in the Kids Carnival)

Cost: Free

EASTER TREASURE HUNT

Hippity-hoppity!

The NightQuarter team is calling upon the help of all the little bunnies this Good Friday.  This weekend we will be holding an Easter Egg Hunt. You will be hopping around NightQuarter collecting Easter eggs! Can you find them all?

When: Friday 14th April (Good Friday)

Time: 4:00pm-6:00pm

Cost: Free (limited to the first 100 little bunnies)

 

ENTERTAINMENT

BLEACH FESTIVAL AT NIGHTQUARTER

Bleach Festival is coming to NightQuarter!

1,2,3 and 5,6,7 and … Start practicing your steps Gold Coast, because Sabor y Control and the Rio Rhythmics are ready for a sweaty and sultry night of dancing. Peruvian 10-piece collective Sabor y Control have just flown over from South America, and they are bringing their funky salsa dura sounds to NightQuarter for their first Australian performance! They will be supported by Rio Rhythmics.

Nothing gets a party started like live South American grooves, cervezas and a standing room only crowd. Come down this Saturday and bring your dancing shoes!

When: Saturday 15th April

Time: From 6pm

Cost: Free

PERCUSSION WORKSHOP

Bleach Festival is coming to NightQuarter!

Join a percussion workshop with Sabor y Control themselves! Learn from the best… these Peruvian salsa musicians know percussion!

Bring your percussion instrument of choice (drums, maracas, you name it…) to the workshop and learn something that you will get to play with the group later in the night during their live set.

When: Saturday 15th April

Time: 4:30pm-6:30pm in The Paddock

Cost: Free (bring your own instruments!)

ZOMBIE SPFX MAKE UP WORKSHOP

Get ready for the Zombie Walk at NightQuarter on the 18th April, or get in early for Halloween with a 2 hour zombifying SPFX make-up workshop!  This Saturday night you can learn all the tricks and tips to look like the dead! Professional SPFX make-up artist Amy Cannon, will show you how to make 3D prosthetic transfers and take your zombie make-up to the next level!

When: Saturday 15th April

Time: 4:30-6:30pm

Cost: $75 (bookings essential- email us here to book)

IT’S GOOD FOOTY FRIDAY

Will the Titans take home the win or will the Broncos take the lead on the Easter long weekend? Bring your mates down to the Backyard, grab a steak and sit back and watch the game on the big screen. Mudslide will be playing the jams you know and love to get you in a winning mood!

We will be showing the 7:30pm Broncos v Titans NRL game live

When: Friday 14th April

Time: 7:30pm 

PAUL COSTA ALBUM LAUNCH

One of Australian Country Music’s premium vocalists and live performers, Paul Costa is launching his new album! Paul had an amazing response since the release of his 4th album Wheels & Steel opening at #2 on the ARIA charts and scoring #1 radio hits with the first two singles Tractors & Bikes and Big End Of Town. He will be supported by Gemma Kirby.

When: Friday 14th April

Time: From 6:00pm 

Cost: Free

Exploring Tapas Street

Exploring Tapas Street

Set within the heart of NightQuarter is a foodies’ paradise called ‘Tapas Street’. Think Mediterranean back alleys meets street food culture, and you have NightQuarter’s signature food precinct ‘Tapas Street’. Named after the tapas style of shared eating, conversation and small bites, Tapas Street is a place to congregate amidst the kaleidoscope of global flavours, and share a meal and bottle of wine.

GET TO KNOW TAPAS STREET!

Shipping Container Design

Upcycled shipping containers create a unique vibe

The space uses up cycled shipping containers, string lights, astroturf and recycled timber to create a unique dining environment. The precinct features twelve shipping container based micro-restaurant concepts, helmed by chefs and food purveyors drawing from heritage family recipes; and a cocktail bar.

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Kudu Bar

A shipping container cocktail bar 

Set within the heart of Tapas Street is Kudu Bar. Serving up cocktails, craft beers and fine wines, this is the perfect place to grab a drink while you eat. The namesake for the bar is a kudu head that site proudly on the back of the bar, is a family heirloom inherited by the bar owner. The bar serves a range of classic cocktails from mojitos to espresso martinis, as well as a range of signature cocktails.

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Funky Design

Sit below the stars and string lights

With string lights overhead, the ambiance in Tapas Street is romantic (and super Instagrammable!). On clear nights, sit out in the beautiful Queensland weather under the stars while you enjoy your meal.

Cocktails!

Celebrate the weekend with cocktails!

There is nothing better than cocktails on a Friday or Saturday evening! Grab your girlfriends or your partner for a night out trying some of the delicious cocktails on offer! Our favourites are the signature espresso martini and the frosé!

Sunsets over Tapas Street

Share a bottle of wine as the sun sets 

Delicious food, a glass of red in hand and the sun setting overhead, what could be better!

Tapas in Tapas Street

Enjoy food from around the globe

As the name suggests, Tapas Street is the place to go to enjoy tapas or a shared dining experience. From Spanish tapas, to Italian, South American and freshly shucked oysters… the best way to do Tapas Street is for everyone to grab a dish and share it!

The authentic Spanish tapas from Little Spain is to die for!

Live Music

Free live music every weekend from local talent

Every Friday and Saturday night, catch live performances from up-and-coming performers from the local area. Playing a mix of your favourite songs accompanied by guitar or keyboard, the perfect vibe is created to enjoy your Tapas Street dining experience!

Your Weekend Plans Sorted!

Filling a niche between street food culture and casual dining, discover authentic flavours from around the globe in Tapas Street. You will find a scaled-up mix of Italian, Spanish, Greek and South American flavours.  The experience allows you to get closer to the action. The friendly faces you see behind the counter own the restaurants, cook the food, create house-made sauces based on heritage recipes, and grow their own ingredients.

The precinct is filled with a community of food purveyors who care about the food they serve and care about creating a memorable experience for diners. There is communal seating, so you can mix and match your eats from different restaurants and share a meal with friends with cuisines from around the world.

Make your next night out in Tapas Street!

St Patricks Day

St Patricks Day

Sláinte!

Celebrate the luck of the Irish with us at our second annual St Patricks Day festivities on Friday the 17th March! Discover and celebrate Irish culture with live entertainment from The Barleyshakes and the Gold Coast Tweed Pipe & Drum Band. There will be fun for the kids with a St Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt, looking to find the gold at the end of the rainbow. Of course it wouldn’t be St Patrick’s Day without a beer, so grab a jug of GREEN BEER from one of the six bars at NightQuarter.

Get into the Irish spirit by dressing up in green and may the luck of the Irish be with you!

The Barleyshakes

Brewed in Ireland and distilled in Australia the Barleyshakes are a Celtic band with world music influences who combine intense energy, beautiful harmony and driving dance rhythms in their live performances. Adored throughout Australia and beyond for their “bent” Irish sound, don’t miss on your taste of Ireland.

 

 

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Gold Coast & Tweed Pipe Band

Marching down NightQuarter’s streets this St Patricks Day will be the Gold Coast and Tweed Pipe Band! They are an entertaining marching band with up to twenty performers,  from far and wide you will hear them as they play traditional Irish music throughout the night.

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Green Food and Drinks

Everything has gone green! From green crazyshakes to green beer, don’t miss out on eating and drinking green this St Patrick’s Day!

Leprechaun Scavenger Hunt

The NightQuarter team is calling upon the help of all the little leprechauns this St Patricks Day Friday 17th March for some sneaky leprechaun fun!

No need to keep chasing rainbows, the first 100 little leprechauns through the NightQuarter gates can pick up a pot to fill with chocolate gold by following our St Patricks Day bingo card around the markets.

The treasure awaits, pick up your bingo card and pot for gold inside our entry gates!

May the luck of the Irish be with you! 

The World’s Greatest Shave

The World’s Greatest Shave

Come on down to our World’s Greatest Shave Event!

An evening of cold beers, shared stories, shaves and colours at the Gold Coast’s biggest Backyard Barbecue! Entertainment from Matty Rogers and hairdressers on standby!

Hosted by Ash and Jake from Rebel FM, come and enjoy some great music and delicious food! Our colour station will be open from 5pm with the main shaving kicking off at 6pm! You can colour for a $10 donation  – or why not shave for $20!

We will be shaving and colouring the hair of some local community members who have been fundraising for the World’s Greatest Shave.

Join us on Friday 10th March from 5pm in The Backyard at NightQuarter for our World’s Greatest Shave Event! 

 

MEET A LOCAL WORLD’S GREATEST SHAVE HERO

Get To Know Stephanie Boxsell

Local pathology assistant Stephanie Boxsell will make a difference in the lives of those living with cancer when she shaves her locks at NightQuarter on the 10th March as part of the Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave.

We interviewed Stephanie in the final weeks of her fundraising efforts as she prepares to ‘get brave and shave!’

Q: Hi Stephanie, can you start by telling us a bit about yourself? 

Im originally from Brisbane and moved down the Gold Coast for my work 2 years ago. I’m a pathology assistant at the Gold Coast University Hospital in the Microbiology Laboratory

Q: We admire you so much for the decision you have made to shave your head for the World’s Greatest Shave. What inspired you to make the decision to take part in this year’s event? 

Thank you. I had two years of bad health in 2012 and struggled a lot to overcome it. Without the help and support from my family and friends at the time along with the medical professionals, I couldn’t have gotten through it. I needed to give back and having had my grandmother working tirelessly my whole life for the leukaemia foundation, this felt like the right thing to do. My mother’s cousin lost her battle with leukaemia in 2002 and my grandfather receives Chemotherapy for Amyloidosis which is a blood disorder. Shaving my head and donating my hair is my way of giving back and supporting an incredible cause that helps many patients and their families.

Q: You have a family connection with the Leukaemia Foundation, can you tell us about this?

My grandmother Beverley Mirolo has held a number of positions on the Board since 1983 and is currently the chairman. She is an amazing woman who was awarded an Order of Australia Medal at the 2010 Australia Day Honours and is a state finalist for Senior Australian of the year 2014. She is a remarkable woman and role model for our family and myself and a incredibly supportive person in my life.

Q: Who is going to be with you at the event to support and encourage you on the night? 

My wonderful family, friends and colleagues. Along this journey I’ve also met some amazing people in my community who have shown so much support for a stranger who will also be coming along to support my shave. My grandmother also has the honour of shaving off my first strip of hair as well as the amazing Bianca and her team at Wild About Hair who will shaving my head.

Q: What is your goal, and how much have you raised so far? 

My goal is $15,000.00! I have raised close to $3,000.00 so far.

Q: How long has it taken to get your hair to grow to the current length? 

After a bad hair experience in 2013 my long hair was cut to just above my shoulders, I decided that day I wouldn’t be cutting it for a long time, I also haven’t coloured it for 2 years. It now sits just above my hips and I’ll be donating it to Variety the children’s charity to be made into wigs for children going through chemotherapy and who have alopecia.

Q: Do you have any tips for people considering getting involved, either this year, or next year? 

I wish I had done it sooner. Be brave and shave and stand up tall knowing you are doing something amazing. The only thing you have to lose is your hair which will grow back but in the process you gain so much more. I have met amazing people, heard many inspiring stories and had countless happy dances when my phone goes off and another donation comes in, that feeling is indescribable. Sign up at the World’s Greatest Shave and get your family and friends involved. Anyone can register and you don’t have to shave,  you can also cut or colour your hair! It’s an amazing experience your not going to forget!

Why Get Involved?

You may not know it but blood cancer is the third most common cause of cancer death in Australia, claiming more lives than breast cancer or melanoma.

And every day another 35 people will be diagnosed.

When you raise money for the World’s Greatest Shave, you give give Aussie families facing a blood cancer diagnosis the emotional and practical support they need. You will also help fund vital research so more people survive blood cancers like lymphoma, leukaemia and myeloma.

Join us on Friday 10th March in The Backyard at NightQuarter for our World’s Greatest Shave Event! 

Rack & Rummage Sale March

Rack & Rummage Sale March

The countdown is on…
The NightQuarter rack and rummage sale pops up on Saturday the 25th March! Come and discover an eclectic assortment of treasures.

– vintage and preloved fashion
– kids fashion, toys, accessories
– bohemian fashion
– mandala throws
– colourful kaftans
– plants and succulents
– homewares

The NightQuarter rack and rummage sale is on every month, on the last Saturday of the month. We can’t wait to see you there!

SHOP UNTIL YOU DROP!

Pre-Loved Jeans

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Women’s Fashion

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Kid’s Clothing

Pre-Loved Designer Label

Kaftans

Preloved Fashion

Boho Homewares

Jewellery

Bags and Accessories

Vintage Accessories

Men’s Vintage T Shirts