Looking for a special something to spoil Mom with this year? We’ve curated the perfect Mother’s Day gift guide with some of our favourite finds and must-haves.
Mother’s Day: Sunday 9 May 2021
Waffle Weave towels from The Cotton Company
These gorgeous towels from The Cotton Company are lightweight, generously sized and very soft. They are made with 100% Turkish cotton, and are highly absorbent and fast-drying — in fact, they roll up very small, making them ideal to pack for a day out. The towels are available in a range of colours, including Coral Clay, Petrol Blue, Citron, Oatmeal, Slate and Wet Pebble.
Baskiti’s hanging storage baskets and accessories are every moms dream come true. Locally made, these hanging storage baskets will make any open wall pop while serving a purpose. Initially designed to house veggies, we are seeing our Baskitis used in various ways – to store bath toys, vegetables, accessories such as scarves and baby accessories and more. One is never enough!
This award-winning chocolate is made in Cape Town from naturally organic, heirloom-certified Tanzanian cocoa beans. Their bars include dark, milk and semi-sweet dark chocolate, as well as sugar-free options. Their semi-sweet dark chocolate with coffee is made with single-estate, direct-trade Rwandan beans, while the sugar-free dark chocolate with almonds is made with the finest local nuts. Afrikoa trades directly with cocoa farmers to ensure that they support fair practices as well as sustainability.
Beautiful cakes and treats from Cake Patisserie Studio
Cake Patisserie Studio makes gorgeous custom cakes, doughnuts and desserts. They do delicious flavours — think vanilla, salted caramel, chocolate and Nutella cakes, pistachio macrons; carrot cupcakes and peanut butter and chocolate biscuits — all of which are presented beautifully.
Skincare from local company Lulu & Marula
Lulu & Marula is a natural skincare body and skincare range manufactured in Cape Town. “Lulu & Marula uses only plant-based ingredients that actually work. We’re as passionate about results as we are about nature, and we don’t believe that you have to compromise one for the other.” Any product in the L&M range will be very well received by mom!
The new fragrance from Valentino is a celebration of diversity and individuality, and a collaboration between Lady Gaga and Valentino’s Pierpaolo Piccioli. As part of the Voce Viva campaign, a film starring Lady Gaga called My Voice, My Strength was shot in Los Angeles during quarantine as an invitation for people to use their voice to share their values and beliefs. The scent itself is floral and woody with top notes of mandarin, bergamot and ginger; middle notes of orange blossom and gardenia; and base notes of vanilla, tonka bean, musk, sandalwood and oakmoss.
From R1 300 for 30ml, available at select Edgars and Truworths stores.
Specially curated gift boxes from Meivee
Meivee is a local business that offers a wide range of curated and custom gifts, including handcrafted ceramics, natural bath products, jewellery and fashion accessories. They also do lovely curated gift boxes — the “New Bundle” Deluxe box, a great gift for moms-to-be and their new babies, includes items like a handcrafted rattle, hand-crocheted baby booties, a muslin swaddle, a keepsake bundle of foraged seasonal foliage, which is handmade in the Meivee studio, a storybook and a handwritten card, all beautifully packaged in a wooden box.
Aurora Home has recently released their brand-new range of handcrafted, nature-inspired prints. Aurora Home has also launched a host of brand-new 100%-cotton table runners; quirky, reusable shopping bags (making shopping a treat); and bright tote bags to complement the existing customer favourites: custom-designed napkins; aprons; tea towels and soft pots; to mention just a few.
Beauty and taste combine in the Carmien Gift Box filled with three teas in delicious flavours! Each tea is packed in see-through pyramid teabags showing the various coarse-cut floral, fruity or spicy rooibos blends. This gift box sees flavours including Orange Chamomile, Turkish Delight, and Creamy Mint. R130 for gift box
Out of the lushest of gardens comes the verdant beauty of the NEW Botanique Collection by Le Creuset. Le Creuset’s new gifting collection includes gift sets of a single stoneware essential in four different nature-drenched hues: Fig, Nectar, Deep Teal & Artichaut. A nod to the mix-and-match tableware trend, these casually chic, everyday pieces meld into a rich cornucopia of colour that is ready to accent every décor.
Formulated with botanical oils, this super serum from Nuxe contains only vegan ingredients and is designed to achieve smoother, plumper and more luminous skin. It can be used to resolve a range of skin issues, including dark spots and wrinkles; and has a light, velvety texture. The serum is packed with natural ingredients — expect a beautiful, fresh scent with notes of mint, lime, rose and violet.
Available online & at select Woolworths, Truworths & Foschini stores.
Cartier La Panthere
A new addition to La Panthère collection, this floral fragrance is an even more intense and rich interpretation of the original perfume that was launched in 2014. With notes of gardenia, apricot and patchouli, the fragrance is sensual and warm. It’s beautifully packaged in an elegant, feline bottle — a striking panther is delicately sculpted into the glass.
75ml Eau de Parfum | R2 600
Available at select Woolworths, Foschini & Edgars stores.
Statement jewellery from Pandora
This Mother’s Day, thank your mum for always being there with sparkling, symbolic new jewellery from Pandora.
Invoking iconic motifs like hearts, infinity symbols and family trees, the wide-ranging new collection of charms and carriers represents love and gratitude. Expertly crafted and hand-finished, each piece balances style and sentiment to pay tribute to all the amazing mothers.
An ideal gift for the sweet tooth in your life, The Sweet Tooth Gift Box includes a scrumptious selection of treats all packaged in a beautiful big biscuit tin. The set includes biscotti or cookies, Babylonstoren chocolates, almonds, preserves, honey and toffee. Yum!
Plantify offers a wide range of plants, baskets, pots and accessories. Their offering includes waterwise, hanging, easy-care, low light, tabletop, floor standing and air purifying plants, so there’s plenty to choose from. They also offer beautiful handcrafted, locally-made baskets.