The best Mother’s Day gift ideas (for you & the mom in your life)

We’ll likely remember this year’s Mother’s Day for a lot of reasons. It’s a year we cannot go for spa treatments, head to brunches with our families, and most sadly, not be able to spend the day with the moms in our lives.

With some great online shopping options during level 4 and limited retail choices, there’s a lot out there for different budgets. So, get inspired, find some ideas for the mom in your life, or show this list to your partner so that he can get shopping. With delays in deliveries, you might not get your order in time, but with some good sentiments on the day, it’s still worth the wait.

Here are some lockdown gift ideas:

Kindle voucher: Easy to purchase and appreciated by book lovers, a Kindle voucher leads to one of the greatest gifts – the gift of reading!

“With some great online shopping options during level 4, and limited retail choices, there’s a lot out there for different budgets.”

A voucher to your favourite beauty salon: Many salons are offering vouchers during the lockdown. You can look forward to a treatment after lockdown, and you’ll be helping your salon keep afloat.

Anything from Le Creuset: There isn’t much from Le Creuset that isn’t desirable, and if you click on “Promotions and Clearance” on the site, you’ll find some decent deals and discounts.

Chiffon pink cookware set on a counter

A luxury fragrance from Clicks: All fragrances are less 20% now, and you can choose from the likes of Issey Miyake, Paco Rabanne, Calvin Klein and Elizabeth Arden.

Leau Dissey luxury fragrance Mother's Day gift

Stationery from Macaroon: From personalised notebooks and gift tags to bags and stickers, Macaroon has a colourful and beautiful range of stationery. If you’re doing a lot of cleaning and tidying, they also have gorgeous home storage, office, pantry and playroom labels.

Green notebook with pen on floral background

Sherpa boot slippers from Woolworths: As far as slippers go, these are quite pretty, but more importantly, they’re snug, and perfect for lockdown lounging (you can even wear them to the shops if you’d like).

Light pink fluffy sherpa slippers for women

Custom portraits from PaperTales: For something special that will remain a keepsake, get a customised portrait made of your family.

Customised portrait of family with their pets

Skin Creamery: This local skincare brand makes skin feel really good and pampered, which translates to a happier being. The products don’t contain any soaps, alcohol or synthetic fragrances, and their natural ingredients are soothing for sensitive skins.

Skin creamery range for Mother's Day gift

Restaurant voucher: Many restaurants are selling vouchers for when they’re open again. Alternatively, lots of restaurants are selling food online, or through their own delivery systems. You can support them, plus get the “gift” of a great meal, and bonus – you don’t need to cook!

Photo gifts from Robyn Davie Photography: If you’d like a gift that will last forever and evoke happiness when you see, then it’s a photo gift or voucher. Buy a voucher for a family shoot after lockdown, or get photo frames, photo books, calendars and more, with your beautiful images.

Professional family photograph on shelf with leaves

Flowers: Now that flowers aren’t on lockdown anymore, they’re more appreciated than ever. Pink carnations are the most gifted flower on Mother’s Day, and they signify faith, love, beauty and charity. Legend has it that carnations sprouted from the Virgin Mary’s tears shed over Jesus’ death – making them the symbol of a mother’s undying love.

Pink carnations against a pale blue background

If you want something longer-lasting than fresh flowers, you can buy a carnation plant for repotting.

Gift a favour: There is not much like the gift of one’s time and thoughtfulness. Gifts like cooking supper, cleaning the house or running an errand are loved and appreciated. Most moms just want an afternoon nap or an uninterrupted night of sleep… hint, hint!

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