One of the fun things about working at MamaMag is discovering, and sharing, fabulous local brands that we know mums will love. How can you go past giant Picnic Season picnic rugs created by a Geelong mama teamed with a picnic cooler bag from Feather and Noise’s Westie mama Alison Long? Here are some of our favourite picks for a perfect Summer…


A pair of thongs so comfy and supportive, you’ll never want to take them off your feet! Our whole family wear these and the kids are total thong snobs now. Archies or nothing! Coral Archies Arch Support Thongs $35.

Monday Non-Alcoholic G&T

Want to drink on a Monday without the guilt? Monday Non-Alcoholic G&T Pack is honestly just as good as the real deal, without the nasty sore head in the morning. Locally distilled Monday perfectly blends classic G&T ingredients and botanicals like juniper berries, lemon, lime and cinchona bark to create a delicious G&T base that is then bolstered with additional ingredients depending on the variety. Monday Classic Non-Alcoholic G&T

Invisible Zinc Face + Body

With a high SPF rating, Invisible Zinc Face + Body acts as a protective barrier between your skin and the sun, one of the main catalysts for skin ageing and wrinkles. Invisible Zinc Mineral Sunscreen, Available online: RRP $31.99.

Ahoy Floats’

The ultimate pool float doesn’t need to be a flamingo or swan. Take like a duck to water with local brand Ahoy Floats’ Aussie Pacific Black Duck this year? There is a gorgeous echidna swim ring available too! $29.95 

Tutu by You

For the kids this fab Tutu by You Summer Essentials Kit is perfect. TTbY quick dry and sand free beach towel, purple Summer visor and a rainbow pocket for just $39 (valed at $48).

Feather and Noise

Two separate compartments in this Feather and Noise Sprinkled Soiree Cooler Bag give you heaps of space for your favourite drinks and snacks. The insulated and water-resistant lining will keep everything cold, and the super strong handle means you won’t have to skimp on your favourite treats. $89.

Batch & Co

The perfect Summer Spritz is most certainly on the cards and this local deliciousness from Batch & Co is an absolute winner. They also have yummy virgin cocktail sodas you can mix your own drinks with. 

Infamous Swim

They say, ‘Things can only get better…’ and they have at Infamous Swim with a revamp of the much loved Candice one piece with wide straps for great support and a shelf bra with removable cups. Just what Mama’s girls need. We’re loving this Sun Leopard colourway. $138


Chill out and keep it fresh while travelling and picnicking, with the Kollab Summer Leaves Cooler Bag.  Durable vegan leather look handles hold this insulated water-resistant beauty. $29.95

The Cocktail Shop

The Cosmopolitan is back and you can grab 3 pre-mixed coktails from The Cocktail Shop for $45. How easy is that? A balance of sweet with the tartness of cranberry, the Cosmopolitan is a modern classic. Summer sips here we come.

Picnic Season

How stunning (and massive) is this Picnic Season Leopard Love Story Really Big Picnic Rug collab with artist Deb McNaughton? These rugs are 2.9m x 2.9m, fully waterproof and the prettiest things in the park! Mama’s already got an older design, but now she wants a new one! $199

Two Trees Tribal hammock

Nothing screams Summer louder than a hammock hung between two trees. Aptly named Two Trees Tribal hammock this beauty will provide the ultimate afternoon nanna nap! Made from lightweight breathable cotton and available in a range of vibrant colours and patterns from Bunnings.
RRP $44.95