Shopping for the perfect Mother’s Day gift can be a tough job! Most people default to an over-priced fragrance or a bunch of flowers and a box of chocolates but there’s no guarantee your mom will l.o.v.e either of those gifts – even if you are her precious little baby daughter. So, in the interest of saving you time and money we’ve collected some of the best Mother’s Day gift ideas and put them into one handy-dandy list for you (you’re welcome!). We’ve got something for every type of mom in our list and we’re sure you are bound to find something she will absolutely adore below.

For the mom who loves to be pampered:

Crabtree and Evelyn Mother's Day

If your mom loves a good pamper session then why not pay a visit to Crabtree and Evelyn this Mother’s Day? They’ve got stores all over South Africa and offer online shopping for busy bees. Crabtree and Evelyn offers luxury beauty products (such as hand creams, body lotions, shower gels and so much more) as well as fine teas and foods for the mom who loves to be spoiled rotten. They have just launched some stunning Mother’s Day gift packs in the limited edition ‘Love is in the air’ Mother’s Day collection. We love the Jojoba Oil gift pack containing a luxurious body wash and body lotion (R600) and the Verbena and Lavender de Provence gift set containing a bath and shower gel, body lotion and and hand therapy cream (R1000).

For the new age mom:

Dolce Gusto machine

If your mom loves gadgets … and coffee then introduce her to the modern art of coffee with Nescafé Dolce Gusto – the revolutionary machine that has a hot or cold beverage for every occasion. You mother will love this gift that keeps on giving and the best bit is; you’ll be served delicious coffee shop-quality drinks every time you pop in to your mom’s place for a visit! The Nescafé Dolce Gusto machines come in various machines and colours including the contemporary Circolo and the space savvy Mini Me, both of which offer easy capsule drinks offerings. The machines start from about R 1 700 but makes sure you take advantage of the Mother’s Day special and receive R500 off the Nescafé Dolce Gusto machine of your choice at your nearest Pick n Pay, Game Stores, Makro, Checkers, Hirsch’s and online at Offer valid from 24 April to 10 May 2015.

For the mom who loves her bling:


If your mom loves all things sparkly then spoil her with a lovely piece of sentimental jewelry this Mother’s Day. A piece from Pandora’s Mother’s Day collection is sure to tug at the heart strings and shoppers can choose from a range of treasured tokens that are ideal for sharing your loving sentiments. From gorgeous bracelets and necklaces to charms, rings and more there’s bound to be something in the new collection for your mom. Visit a Pandora store or shop online and and choose something special for your mom – we love the Mother’s Day bracelets (starting from R895 for a silver bracelet) because you can customise them with your chosen charms.

For the mom who loves to stay active

TomTom watch

If your mom loves to run or stay active then give her the key to achieving her goals! Whether it’s a first 10km run for a mom who enjoys running or support for a mom trying to get fitter your mom will love a TomTom Multi-sport Cardio GPS watch (R4 599) with a built-in heart-rate monitor and a funky design or the TomTom Runner GPS watch (R1 699 ) which helps to track your fitness goals. The watches are available from or at your nearest Cape Union Mart store.

For the mom who has everything:


If your mom has everything she could possibly want or hates having “too much stuff” then forget the tangible gifts and get her a memory that will last a lifetime instead. If you’re in Cape Town then spoil your mom with a decadent Mother’s Day lunch at Nederburg’s The Red Table restaurant on Mother’s Day (R250 per person including wine). Driving up to the beautiful, historic manor house is a treat in itself, with generous views of vineyards, gardens and mountains. While you’re there, feast on deep fried Camembert with cranberry and fig chutney for starters, followed by oven-baked yellow tail, roasted fennel, cauliflower and pecan nut mash or biltong encrusted fillet if you’re a meat lover. Indulge your sweet tooth with frosted Nederburg Noble Late Harvest, served with delectable white chocolate and caramel fondant.

Joburg ladies can spoil their moms at Pigalle in Bedfordview, Sandton or Melrose Arch. Head to the Bedfordview or Sandton branch and enjoy a 3-course menu for R395 per person or the Melrose Arch Branch for a 3-course lunch at R375 per person. Guests can expect delights such as mussels in white wine cream veloute sauce; flame grilled fillet with balsamic reduction and port wine jus; lamb shank with sweet potato mash and stir-fried vegetables; and warm malva pudding with custard or Kahlua butterscotch sauce.