21 Gifts To Give Mom The Extra Dose Of Love She Needs This Year
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.)
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.
**Note: Since publishing this article, the 6-Piece Bamboo Kitchen Set has sold out online, but is available for in-store purchase. You can also find a range of alternatives here.
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.
**Note: Since publishing this article, the 5-Piece Stainless Steel Gadget Set has sold out online, but is available for in-store purchase. You can also find a range of alternatives here.
Copper Wine Rack
If your mom enjoys a good bottle of wine, but has nowhere to store her collection, then this stylish copper-hued ‘honeycomb-shaped’ wine rack might just be the perfect gift for her. Cheers, mom!
*Note: This is a non-essential item and will be delivered after lockdown.
Love Gin Homemade Gin Kit
Maybe G&Ts are mom’s tipple of choice? She might just be keen to make her very own bottle! The Love Gin Kit contains everything she’ll need to transform a bottle of unflavoured alcohol into her very own brand of gin.
*Note: This is a non-essential item and will be delivered after lockdown.
Wild Fig Scented Candle
Is your mom all about the ambience? She won’t be able to resist this Wild Fig candle featuring light floral base notes that will fill her favourite room for hours. Ahhhhh…
Teak Wood Diffuser
Brighten up the mood in mom’s home with this teak wood diffuser — the diffuser will release sublime light floral notes throughout the house.
Succulents In A Glass Terrarium
Nothing tops a pamper sesh quite like luxuriously fluffy towels. These 100% Egyptian fibre cotton towels from MrP Home aren’t just super-soft — they instantly upgrade any bathroom.
This metal wire magazine holder is ideal for neatly storing mom’s favourite magazines and newspapers.
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.
Suki Suki Naturals Beauty Range
Give your mom a ‘glow up’ with a collection of pampering treats, like the gorgeous locally-made natural skincare range — Suki Suki Naturals — designed to brighten and hydrate her skin.
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!
Genuine Leather Purse
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.
Help kick-start your mom’s fitness journey. The sleek and small fitness tracker uses 24/7 heart rate to more accurately track her calorie burn, resting heart rate, and heart rate zones during workouts. Plus, it also tracks Mom’s all-day activity, including her steps, distance, hourly activity, active minutes, and calories burned. And it comes in cute colours!
The best way to show Mom just how proud you are that she’s been slaying her at-home workouts? Gear her up with some awesome new kicks. These sneaks are a totally solid running shoe — perfect for all her outdoor jogs — and cute enough for your mom to wear with her best athleisure, too.
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!
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 hamper to the value of R5 172, 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, 12 bottles of wine from Warwick Wine Estate valued at R1 200, and a Fuji hamper valued at R1 200 from Orms which includes a Fuji Instax Mini 9 Camera and one pack of film.
Competition closes 31 May 2020.
Note: Mr Price products will also only be delivered after lock-down.