I’m not going to lie – whatever you order now for Mother’s Day might arrive next week or the week after, but… at least we can get more swag in level 4! Therefore worth the wait, no?
I’ve already planned my apology to my mom in law who will be getting her gift two weeks late, owing to the online bottleneck that is retail at the moment.
If you still haven’t bought anything for the mom figure in your life, or you know your family hasn’t got you anything, and you need to hint for some ideas, here are some. This list of products was first featured on BabyYumYum.
Kindle voucher: Easy to purchase and appreciated by book lovers, a Kindle voucher leads to one of the greatest gifts – the gift of reading!
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 Lou Harvey: Swoon to Lou’s new fabrics, and to basically everything. I can never have enough of her bags. Ever.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Custom portraits from PaperTales: For something special that will remain a keepsake, get a customised portrait made of your family.
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.
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.
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.
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!