Leigh Crymble
2 minute read
8 May 2014
9:00 am

The Lo Down: ideas for Mother’s Day gifts

Leigh Crymble

Sunday the 11th of May marks an important event celebrated each year: a day to honour mothers and the influence of motherhood in our society. To help you spoil the special mothers in your life, here’s a list of gift ideas to suit a variety of moms for Mother’s Day.

Moments and memories

Pick a special memory that was captured with your mom and bring it to life with a range of offerings from the online site Printstagram who print unique and personalised gifts using photographs uploaded to your social media platforms. From framed pictures and canvas prints to cellphone covers and sticker booklets, this gift idea comes with an added bonus of a 25% discount off all orders made in May. Visit for more information.

Pampering and indulgence

Treat your mom to some pampering at a spa or salon with a massage, facial, or manicure. Many salons offer Mother’s Day specials and if you enjoy spa experiences yourself, make the booking for two so that you get to spend some quality time together. If you’d prefer something a bit more DIY, visit the Spa-Valous website to browse their array of scented candles that become a moisturising massage oil once lit.

Local and lovely

For mothers with a love of fashion and design, the artisan leather goods from South African brand Research Unit are great gift options. With bespoke leather goods that include wallets, handbags, phone covers, and clutch purses, RU’s products are made from authentic leather sourced from local tanneries and are hand dyed and sewn. Visit their site for product and stockist information.

Scents and sensibilities

You can’t go wrong with treating your mom to a fragrance so head to a departmental beauty retailer such as Red Square or Stuttafords to browse their numerous brands of perfumes. If you’re stuck, the newly released Si by Giorgio Armani (available in 30ml, 50ml, and 100ml) is Armani’s “tribute to modern femininity” and the perfect gift to pay homage to a mother’s grace, strength, and spirit.

Gifts aside, this Sunday is a great time of the year to show your mom (and all others) just how much you appreciate them for the important role they play in your life. Here’s to all mothers around the country this Mother’s Day!

Leigh is a beauty and lifestyle blogger. Follow her on twitter @Le1ghLo or on her blog