2019 Mother’s Day Gift Guide (for the Dads)

Dads, it’s time to get on it. Mother’s Day is THIS weekend! If you’re counting, like my youngest, you have precisely 6 sleeps. It’s time to jump online, if delivery times allow, or head to the nearest mall and find the ‘Momma’ in your life the perfect something special. Well I can appreciate, and wouldn’t say ‘no thank you’ to any one of these gorgeous gifts I’ve curated into a simple gift guide for you, I’d also equally appreciate a cup of coffee in bed, a lie-in, the homemade card said youngest has already told me they are making at school, or a flower specially picked from the garden. You know that flower with the limp, bug-eaten petals – yeah – that one, the one my kids would lovingly pick for me. It is, truly, the thought that counts, and let’s remember that. Well you can certainly hit the shops, but don’t forget what matters – a special message, a celebration of the Mother in your home or life, so get creative with the kids – help them write that card, pick that flower and whip up something delicious to spoil her – trust me, even toast tastes better when you don’t make it yourself!

  1. Famke – Faceted lariat – R580 https://famke.co.za/collections/necklaces/products/faceted-lariat A local company I stumbled upon on via Instagram – gosh I couldn’t even pick only one – I’m a classic jewellery kinda Momma, so the classic styles from Famke were right down my alley.
  2. Lou Harvey – Leopard Box Cosmetic – R245 – https://www.louharvey.co.za/product/box-cosmetic-31/ Right, so by now you know I’m full-on leopard obsessed. Anything leopard. And Lou Harvey has always been a brand I’m loyal too. I adore this box cosmetic bag from her latest range.
  3. Famke – Faceted Bar Studs – R295 https://famke.co.za/collections/earrings/products/faceted-bar-studs See – classic, I told you! How beautiful?
  4. LUSH – Raspberry Milkshake Soap – R95 https://za.lush.com/products/soaps/raspberry-milkshake Two of my favourite things collide – raspberries and LUSH. There’s not really anything from this shop I dislike, but narrowing it down to one was HARD and the Mother’s Day range online has mostly sold out it’s that popular!
  5. Cape Union Mart – K-Way Women’s Swan ’18 Down Jacket – Black/Black – R1599 https://www.capeunionmart.co.za/k-way-ladies-swan-18-down-jacket-black-black I think it’s finally time I get one of these bad boys. My first thought was ‘sleeping bag’ but after seeing many a snug Momma out about I don’t really care and just have FOMO. I want to be cozy this winter and KWAY will do that!
  6. Clicks – Batiste Dry Shampoo Original – R84 https://clicks.co.za/batiste_dry-shampoo-original-200ml/p/197691?gclid=CjwKCAjwqqrmBRAAEiwAdpDXtHPALKuzLUziIq2moicpIW2vBK0cn0dUGYnVOg7zyJ-OFk7yKJiryxoCuboQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds So, well this is no special splurge, this is an absolute necessity on my dressing table. I find the Original the best, and it just freshens up my roots.
  7. Saint & Summer – Elude – R799 – https://saintandsummer.co.za/collections/frontpage/products/elude?variant=19914104209478 These have got to be the hands down most comfortable pair of shoes I own, and who doesn’t love themselves a little leopard?
  8. Cape Union Mart – Women’s Sheepswool Classic Slipper in Camel – R599 https://www.capeunionmart.co.za/sheepswool-classic-slipper-la After years spent in the Midlands, I promise you, there are no better slippers than these. I even stole my husband’s way-too-big pair a few years ago before they had their day.
  9. Woolworths – Philodendron Scandens Kokedama – R119 https://www.woolworths.co.za/prod/Food/Flowers-Plants/Plants/Succulents-Other-Plants/Philodendron-Scandens-Kokedama/_/A-6009182693691 I love a little greenery around the house and how divine are these hanging range from Woolies – and affordable too!
  10. Woolworths – Estee Lauder – Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II – R1225 (buy any 2 received 20% off) https://www.woolworths.co.za/prod/Beauty/Estee-Lauder/Skincare/Repair-Serums/ESTEE-LAUDER-Advanced-Night-Repair-Synchronized-Recovery-Complex-II/_/A-503791586 Top of my personal wishlist is this magical elixir – Woolies has a few amazing beauty specials on – buy any 2 from a range and receive 20% off – so that’s exactly where I’ll be guiding my husband.
  11. Woolworths – Glam Glow GravityMud Firming Treatment – R860 https://www.woolworths.co.za/prod/Beauty/GLAMGLOW/Sexy-Mask-Treatments/GLAMGLOW-GRAVITYMUD-Firming-Treatment/_/A-503828900 A brand I’m dying to try – who doesn’t love a good mask – and GLAMGLOW are meant to have an unbeatable range.
  12. Woolworths – Elizabeth Arden Plush Up Lip Gelato (in red velvet) – R299 https://www.woolworths.co.za/prod/Beauty/Makeup/Lips/Lipsticks/ELIZABETH-ARDEN-Plush-Up-Lip-Gelato/_/A-503999118 Already a massive fan of these, I simply want more! A lippie and treatment in one! There are so many colours to pick from but I love the look of this one.
  13. ZEMP – Palau Waxy Tan/Antique Brass (with option of Monogram) – R1190 https://zemp.co.za/product/palau-2/ The perfect evening bag or when you’re handholding two little kids and you need something small with just the bare essentials. I’ve ordered a few items from this brand already, and my fav thing – you can personalise your products – adding a stunning monogram, how special is that?
  14. Woolworths – Lindt Swiss Luxury Selection 145g – R146.99 https://www.woolworths.co.za/prod/Food/Food-Cupboard/Chocolates-Sweets/Chocolates/Imported-Chocolates/Lindt-Swiss-Luxury-Selection-145g/_/A-7610400083867 Who doesn’t love a good box of choccies?
  15. The Gin Box – Rottcher Slowveld Gin – Strawberry infused – R400 https://theginbox.co.za/product/rottcher-slowveld-gin-strawberry-infused/ This local gin sounds incredible – strawberry infused – YUM!
  16. Crabtree & Evelyn – Caribbean Island Wild Flowers Hand Therapy 25g – R150 https://crabtree-evelyn.co.za/shop/caribbean-island-wild-flowers-hand-therapy-25g/ My go-to hand cream by far. The smell is beautiful whilst still being subtle and the creamy texture absorbs beautifully.
  17. Husk – Eco-Friendly Planter Small R125 – https://learningfromluke.org/product/husk-eco-friendly-planter/ A very special school friend, Jess, has started this amazing brand that she sells via her online platform Learning from Luke – big things are coming – go check out the whole range!
  18. Husk – Eco-friendly pouch R100 https://learningfromluke.org/product/husk-eco-friendly-pouch/ I could find so many uses for a little pouch, which woman couldn’t? Gold, gorgeous AND eco-friendly!
  19. Pandora – From the Mother’s Day Pandora Collection is one of my favourites – Knotted Hearts Ring – R779 https://www.pandorashop.co.za/knotted-hearts.html The most incredible Mother’s Day Collection is in store and online – go have a look – but this is my pick, what a beautiful ring!
  20. Makro – Large Evo Hyacinth Basket Round – R349 https://www.makro.co.za/makstorefront/makro/en/home-garden/home-d-cor/home-storage/decorative-storage/evo-hyacinth-basket-round-lrg/p/000000000000368337_EA I’m obsessed with baskets – for planters, blankets, storage or parties, I promise you, I can find a use. Makro surprised me with a pretty incredible range available, and at an affordable price!

Happy Mother’s Day, for Sunday, to all the super women out there –  supporting their families, loving, caring and birthing babies – every power out there, I salute you!