Reminder, reminder: Mother’s Day is around the corner, and nope — it hasn’t been cancelled this year. While it may not be celebrated in the same way, the number one woman in your life deserves a spoil now more than ever.
While we know that no single gift will ever repay your mom for all that she’s given you over the years, we also know that nothing screams “I love you“, “you’re special” and “I’m sorry for all the grief I ever caused you“, quite like a warm, thoughtful gift — especially in these challenging times.
Since you may not be able to hug your mom in person this year, we’ve scoured the “online shelves” to find a bunch of items that will do so on your behalf. Yup — all of these items are available online, and can be delivered directly to her doorstep. Plus, they won’t break the bank. (You’re welcome.)
Nothing tops a pamper sesh quite like luxuriously fluffy towels. This 100% cotton velour stripe towel from MrP Home is not just super-soft — it’s the perfect add-on to a trendy bathroom.
A soap dish
Speaking of bathrooms, this ceramic speckled soap dish with its wooden base is ideal for any bathroom. It’ll also come in super handy with our recent obsession with washing our hands.
A bamboo kitchen set
Everyone enjoys cooking with a wooden spoon or spatula of some sort. These trendy kitchen utensils from MrP Home have a modern look and feel to lift mom’s mood. Plus, they’re made out of sustainable bamboo so they are environmentally friendly and hard-wearing.
New kitchen gadgets
While we’re talking about the kitchen, she’s probably spending a whole lot more time there now… So how about upgrading those kitchen utensils? This stainless steel utensil set is super convenient and durable, and includes a mini grater, ice-cream scoop, peeler and can opener.
A slotted turner
If your mom’s egg spatula is completely worn, but you know she loves eggs for breakfast, then this stainless steel slotted turner is your guy. Not only is it trendy, but it’s also super affordable too.
Brighten up the mood in mom’s home with these fragranced pillar candles. They come as a set of three and fill the air with a calming atmosphere. Massive bonus: the wax-coated cotton wick burns for up to 35 hours.
Candle in a jar
Is your mom all about the ambiance? She won’t be able to resist this warm-scented votive candle.
The ultimate self-care gift
Self-care includes taking care of your immune system. And if your mom is anything like the mothers we know, then she’s probably the last person on her priorities list. So, do her a favour and make sure she’s stocked on the good stuff — for her health, and your peace of mind.
Vascafem is uniquely formulated for women and may aid in strengthening the immune system and improving the circulatory system.
A massage in a jar
With somatology seen as non-essential under the current lockdown regulations, you can’t send your mom for the full body massage she deserves, but you can send her a pamper in a jar. Rumamend cream may aid mobility in painful muscles and joints, and may aid in soothing aches and tension.
Premium coffee beans
If your mom loves a cup of good, freshly-ground coffee, she’ll be thrilled to receive a bag of premium coffee beans. You may not be able to treat her to breakfast, but at least you can give her brekkie cuppa an upgrade!
Since mom is spending a lot more time inside, let her do it in style. These comfy yet sophisticated pyjamas are perfect for lounging around the house, and the saffron colour is just gorg!
Genuine leather purse
Get mom a beautifully crafted purse from local design house, Thandana. This purse is made from genuine leather and has everything you could ever need. The outside detail is so pretty, your mom won’t even want to put it in her handbag!
Fleecy gown (that feels like a hug)
You might not be able to give your mom a hug right now, but you can give her something similar until you see her again. This fleecy gown will make your mom feel like she’s wrapped in one of your signature hugs. Its 100% polyester material keeps the warmth in and it’s so soft to the touch, she’s guaranteed to love it!
So, you want to get your mom something that she’ll love, is extremely practical, will last forever and will always remind her of you? There’s nothing that says “I’m going to be around for a long time, and you’re going to love me” like a winter sweater. Add a graphic print that reads “Wife. Mom. Boss” and you might just win Mother’s Day Gift of the Year.
Laundry basket of dreams
We’re all at home and we certainly don’t take certain things for granted anymore. Why not spoil your mum with a natural hyacinth laundry basket? The trendy basket is a reasonable size and will fit nicely in any bathroom. Best part? This item falls under the Essentials Category, so it’ll be delivered.
UCook Farmer’s Market Box
Not what would be considered a regular Mother’s Day treat, but this is no regular Mother’s Day… Order a freshly harvested box of fruit and veggies, plus dairy, eggs, bread and meat – it is probably the most exciting discovery of lockdown. UCook has teamed up with local small sustainable farmers to pack delicious mystery boxes for weekly delivery – seasonal fruit and veggies are complemented by essentials and a few treats, which can be anything from dried fruit to nougat, hummus, pesto or cold meats. Send one to your mama this Mother’s Day for an effortless week of feasting!
Yuppie Chef coffee
If your mama is a caffeine addict – show me a woman in lockdown who isn’t?! – then you can send her a coffee hamper from YuppieChef. Under Level 4 Essentials, the online store stocks Bootleggers (beans and pods) and Terbadore Coffee – team these with a bag of rusks, biscotti, choc chip cookies – or try the Nomu Hot Chocolate Collection instead. A wintery treat.
Bonus: Win something special for mom
Mothers-day.co.za can help you with thoughtful ideas for mom – even in lockdown. And you can win prizes valued at over R100 000! Yup: A line-up of big brands have come on board to support mothers-day.co.za, including Warwick Wine Estate, Travelstart, UCOOK, Freedom of Movement, NOMU, SweepSouth and Orms.
You now have an extra chance to win with Women’s Health – enter this giveaway and stand a chance to win a prize hampers which includes: A UCOOK family box with three meal kits to the value of R972.50, a R1 000 SweepSouth home cleaning voucher, a R1 000 NOMU gift voucher and R1 000 Warwick Wine Estate hamper.
Note: Mr price product will only be delivered after lock-down.