Inspiration, Lifestyle

Marvelous and Unique Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

April 26, 2016

If you are anything like me, or just a busy mom yourself, you have probably not given much thought for Mother’s Day gifts just yet. And you were most likely not going to either. At least not until it was too late and before you knew it, you end up grabbing the usual suspects – Roses and Chocolates. Just like last year, and the year before.

Hey, which is not a bad choice! Everyone likes flowers and loves chocolates even more. I bet moms are always genuinely happy to receive a carefully made-up bouquet of flowers. It reminds her of your very generous gesture whenever she passes her colorful bunch and puts in clean water…and it dies.

I thought, maybe, it will be fun to try something a little different this year; because our mothers are all different and special and should be celebrated as such. So why not surprise the woman who reared you with a gift that will allow her some time on this special day, to enjoy what it is she loves.

You know your mom best, so you will have a better idea of what she enjoys; but if you need a nudge in the right direction, here I have selected the perfect gift for 7 types of moms.


1.The Artsy Mom

These suddenly spiraled into popularity. If your mom’s been hinting about wanting to escape to far away places where her mind can recharge before she returns back to the hustle and bustle, then an adult coloring book might be just the escape she needs. It’s been proven to relieve stress, have therapeutic potential to reduce anxiety, create focus or bring about more mindfulness.

You can find a nice selection of coloring books of all genres at and


2.The Coffee Addict Mom

If your mom loves coffee, she will love you forever (as though she has a choice) if you get her a coffee press. It’s compact, it’s convenience, quick and makes a mean cuppa. You may as well make sure she enjoys her favorite beverage in style.

Yuppiechef has a beautiful selection of french copper presses.


3.The Crafty mom

And just like the coloring books made its come-back, so did the knitted beanie. Or maybe it’s never left. What do I know! If your mom likes to occupy her time with DIY projects, then maybe she will enjoy knitting too. Have you been any fashion outlet recently…knitwear everywhere! Why pay those hideous prices when we have mom!

I don’t know much about knitting, but you’ll find everything you need at Wooljunction



4.The Sentimental Mom

Nothing brings greater pleasure to any mom, than being surrounded by her family. Why not then hire a professional photographer for the day, round up the entire family, find a beautiful location and create memories to last a lifetime.

As seen in the below picture, Photofuzion, captures those raw moments beautifully.



5.The Fashionista Mom

For a day filled with pampering, entertainment and giveaways, treat you and mom to a memorable Mother`s day breakfast where you will receive first hand tips from professional stylists on how to work your existing wardrobe and mix and match your winter wardrobe with the latest trends.

Marvelous moms styling workshop is hosting this event on Saturday, 7 May at the Cape Gate Shopping Centre. Each ticket includes a breakfast wrap, hot and cold drinks and fabulous goodie bag and cost only R150.

Book your seat now at Computicket. I have!

6.The Gardening Mom

If mom loves to garden, then she will love an indoor hanging plant from Cape Garden Center



7.The Fit Mom

Another fun and fit way to bond with mom this mother’s day, is to go for a sunset, sunrise, garden or beach yoga class together. Whatever your preference, speak to the team at The Om Revolution. Classes are as low as R40pp.


Let me know what mom-type you have 🙂

Whatever you decide to get mom, I wish you all a Happy Mother’s Day!

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