April is almost over, which means Mother’s Day is just around the corner. It’s highly likely that social-distancing imperatives will extend into May, taking in-person Mother’s Day brunches and celebrations off the table. But, that doesn’t mean you can’t spoil your mom on Mother’s Day. Now more than ever, mothers deserve a day of appreciation for their work and love, and we’ve got just the list to help you do that. If you’re not quite sure what to get your mom this Mother’s Day check out our list of foolproof Mother’s Day gifts that any mom would adore. There’s something on this list to suit any budget so get browsing.
1. Spoil her with her favourite tea:
If your mom loves tea, why not make up a special tea-themed gift hamper just for her? If you’re currently staying with your mom through lockdown and social distancing, fill a basket or a pretty gift box with her favourites teas and some new tea varieties you think she’ll love. If you’re unable to visit your mom during this time, you can still order the tea online with your nearest grocery store and have it delivered to your mom on Mother’s Day.
We love the Cape Kingdom Buchu Detox Tea range. This organic, caffeine-free, naturally flavoured tea contains no artificial sweeteners or sugars. Buchu not only aids in detoxing, but also keeps your immune system strong during the winter months, when one is typically plagued with colds and flu.
Available online from Takealot and Pick n Pay at R76 for 20 teabags.
2. Pet a little pep in her step with Lula Fox makeup
Not going outside every day means most women don’t have very many reasons to wear makeup right now. But, just because we’re not venturing out into the big wide world doesn’t mean we can’t slap on a little lipstick or mascara to help lift our spirits. And, of course, lockdown and social distancing has to end sometime so why not help your mom stock up on some must-have makeup now?
We love ecolux makeup brand, Lula Fox. Brand new to South Africa, Lula Fox offers a range of truly beautiful products that are ecologically sound yet made to the highest professional standard. The products are not tested on animals and are made from natural, organic and non-toxic ingredients while still being on a par with professional and mainstream make-up ranges, just without the nasties. The first natural professional make-up range in South Africa, this local beauty is a must-try for any makeup lover. Order your mom a few of your favourite picks from the Lula Fox website or buy a gift card so she can spoil herself once lockdown is over.
3. Treat her with something special from Lou Harvey
What started as a small business over a decade ago in Durban, has rocketed into a sensational South African brand success story. South African and international shoppers love Lou Harvey for its fun and fabulous designs that inject life into every day life. Whether you’re travelling, doing daily admin, or getting creative at home, Lou Harvey is there to bring love and light into your life.
Spoil your mom with a little something special from Lou Harvey this Mother’s Day. A handbag, toiletry bag, laptop bag, or even a voucher she can use later to buy a little piece of Lou Harvey magic for herself.
4. Give her the gift of peace and quiet with Noise-cancelling headphones
Help your mom drown out the noise with Sony WH-1000XM3 Noise Cancellation Headphones. If your mom loves music but loathes interruptions these headphones will let her listen to nothing else but her music. For those moments when she does want to engage with the outside world, the 1000XM3’s Quick Attention Mode, which lets her hear what’s going on around her without taking the headphones off, will make sure she never skips a beat. By simply placing her hand over the housing, she can turn the volume down for an instant conversation.
The super-soft, pressure-relieving earpads in foamed urethane, evenly distribute pressure and increase ear pad contact, while Sony’s noise cancellation technology and smart listening capabilities automatically adjust to any environment. The WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones place everything at mom’s fingertips, allowing her to double-tap and enable hands free mode in order to answer her calls, change tracks, adjust the volume and make calls by touching or swiping the panel.
Recommended retail price: R 5,999 to R 6,499.
5. Get her ready for winter with Quoin Rock Shiraz 2015
Wine might be off the table for now but that doesn’t mean you can’t buy your mom the gift of future enjoyment! Winter is coming and nothing goes down better in cool weather than a glass of full-bodied red wine. Treat your mamma to a bottle of Quoin Rock Shiraz 2015 so come Mother’s Day, she can enjoy a moment of bliss with a delicious red.
This big, burly red wine is almost pitch black in colour with a syrupy texture, making it ideal for sipping in front of the fireplace this winter. Showing characters of jasmine, pepper-spice, melba-toast and sweet vanilla, with beautiful oak and tannin integration, Quoin Rock Shiraz 2015 pairs beautifully with beef, lamb and rich venison dishes, but can also be enjoyed on its own as an after-dinner treat.
Priced at R600 per bottle you can purchase this wine online from the Quoin Rock website for delivery after lockdown.
6. Keep her smelling the roses with Elizabeth Arden White Tea Vanilla Orchid
Looking to spoil your mom with a delightful scent for the cooler months? If you’re looking for something light with a warm undertone for autumn, then we can’t recommend White Tea Vanilla Orchid enough. A firm favourite from the Elizabeth Arden White Tea Collection, this beautiful scent evokes the rich scents of a cool summer evening. Top notes of Lemon Primofiore, Bergamot Essence, Quince, Elemi Oil open up into heart notes of White Tea, Gardenia, Dewy Jasmin, Vanilla Orchid before revealing base notes of Ambrette, Orris, Vanilla Essence, Amberwood, and Musk.
Your mom will love wearing this fragrance during the day and for casual evening dinners with friends. Best of all, if she’s a fan of the White Tea Collection ahe can also layer this fragrance with other scents from the collection to create her own personal scent!
Elizabeth Arden White Tea Vanilla Orchid EDT is available at Foschini stores and online at R575 for 30ml.
7. Surprise her with a bottle of limited edition Hendrick’s Midsummer Solstice gin
Everyone loves a good G&T so why not treat your mom to a bottle of Hendrick’s gin this Mother’s Day? If you’re looking for something extra special, try the limited release Hendrick’s Midsummer Soltice gin.
The unconventional release is infused with a careful arrangement of secret floral essences chosen to enhance and accentuate the existing elements of the original Hendrick’s house style, including the gin’s signature essences of rose and cucumber. Read our full review of this unique gin here.
Buy it online now at R499 for delivery after lockdown and make sure your mom enjoys an extra special G&T this Mother’s Day and beyond.
8. Keep her warm with a K-Way Swan ’18 Down Jacket
Popular with everyone from chic housewives to outdoorsy types, the classic K-way down jacket is one of South Africa’s favourite winter garments, and it just got even better. The latest iteration of this much-loved down jacket features 20D 380T Micro Ripstop fabric, which is made using a special reinforcing technique, making it more resistant to tearing and ripping. It also has a favourable strength to weight ratio which ensures that small tears won’t spread easily.
This jacket is loved because it’s uber-lightweight and highly compressible (it packs away into an internal pocket!), so no matter where you are, it will keep warm, snug, and looking good too. Available in a wide range of colourways, there’s a K-Way Swan to suit your every mood.
Buy one online for your mom now and she’ll get delivery after lockdown! R1,599 from Cape Union Mart.
9. Spoil her tastebuds with Seedlip Garden 108 non-alcoholic spirit
Alcohol off the menu? Why not give her that G&T feeling without the gin? Described as the world’s first distilled non-alcoholic spirit to solve the “what-to-drink-when-you-are-not-drinking” dilemma, Seedlip Garden 108 is a gin drinker’s dream come true during lockdown. Earthy and bright, not unlike gin, this non-alcoholic spirit can be enjoyed in a multitude of ways, but is best enjoyed with a splash of tonic water. Sugar and sweetener-free, with only 0.2 calories per 50ml, this delicious spirit is ideal for anyone looking for healthy drink alternatives.
Seedlip may be non-alcoholic, but the distillation process is similar to that of traditional spirits. It goes through the same maceration, distillation, filtration and blending — the only difference between Seedlip and most spirits is that it does not go through fermentation.
Buy a bottle of Seedlip Garden 108 online for your mom now from YuppieChef.
10. Give her skin a treat with Lush Dream Cream, hand & body lotion
This soothing cream had quite a moment in 2018; the product was consistently sold out at Lush stores after a UK mom posted incredible photos of her son on Facebook before and after she used Dream Cream on his eczema flare-up. Her review of the product quickly went viral and since April 2018 has been shared over 88,000 times. The preservative-free cream is Lush’s number one selling product and contains a powerful blend of calming chamomile, extra virgin olive oil and organic cocoa butter to help soothe and soften skin quickly.
Designed to be used on even the most sensitive and easily reactive skins, this cream is a real winner in a tub. It’s petal-soft and the calming scent of lavender and Turkish rose make it the ultimate pamper for your skin whether you’re treating problem skin or not.
Lush Dream Cream retails for R245 for a 240gtub — buy it online here.