Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day is fast approaching, so now’s the time to start thinking of a special gift for her. If you’ve hit a wall on what to get her, here are a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing…


DIY: Art piece

For something with high sentimental value, draw or paint an art piece for mom. It can be anything from an abstract portrait of her to a painting of the whole family – anything you know will appeal to her and definitely warm her heart. You can go all out with this; PNA  always has great art supplies. Or find a creative way to use things around the house, in the garage and/or your pencil case.

Buy: “Best Mom” coffee mug
Best Mom” , “Number One Mom” or any other phrase along those lines are always a great option, especially if mom doesn’t already have her own special mug. But you could push the envelope on this one and get her an even more personalised  mother’s day gift from one of the many novelty gift stores around Johannesburg and online; we love the options on

DIY: Origami flowers

Put your DIY skills to the test and make mom some origami flowers. What’s great about these is, if kept away from water or any external damage, she can keep them forever! And the fact that you made them yourself adds even more sentimental value. You don’t even have to limit yourself to just flowers, you can make her origami anything – visit this site for more ideas.

Buy: Jewellery box

You could either buy your mom an engraved jewellery box with a personalised message for her, or buy her one that isn’t personalise yet super practical. This is also a great gift if you were that child who used to play around with her jewellery. Time to pay up! We love the options from Wolf Est. 1834

DIY: Handmade card

Forget buying a card and rather make a special one for mom. Keep it simple: make one out of cardboard and decorate it with cute scrapbooking elements. Or you can go all out and add more of a creative twist to it. You can make anything from pop-ups to chandelier/hanging-type cards. If it sounds like too much admin, don’t be alarmed, visit this site for ideas and how-tos.

Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Buy: Engraved necklace or bracelet

You could always get mom a beautiful necklace or bracelet you know she’ll love, but if your budget allows, go the extra mile and have it engraved for her. Include a cute or quirky message telling her how much she rocks or makes your day brighter. Better yet, if you know there is a piece of jewellery she’s been eyeing out, surprise her with that on Mother’s Day!

DIY: Bookmarker

If your mom is a bookworm, definitely make a unique bookmark to give her something to smile at while she’s lost in literature. You can design a cardboard bookmark for her and add “Best Bookworm Mom” or “The Bookworm Mommy“. Alternatively, you can make a unique yarn ball bookmark for her – see how on this site.

Buy: Bouquet of flowers or a pot plant

We’re yet to meet a woman who does not love and appreciate a bouquet of flowers. Sure it’s corny and obvious, but it is really does make a girl smile. Remember, you can’t just get her flowers – blooms should be an add on, just cause she deserves it. If you want to get her something more long-lasting, opt for a pot plant or a cute succulent plant. What’s better than a gift that keeps on growing?

DIY: Picture frame

Photographs are something we all treasure. A unique gift is to make your mom picture frames to house her treasured photographs, or the custom art piece we suggested earlier. For ideas and tips on how to make your own, visit this site.

Buy: Stationery kit

There’s something about matching stationery that just warms the heart and pleases the eye. Whether your mom works from home or goes to an office space, get her a matching stationery set. Make sure you get all the essentials you know she’ll need: pencils, pens, a mini-punch and stapler. Get the set in her favourite colour and you’re on your way to being her favourite child! We love this option from Typo.

By Cleopatra Shava

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