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Five Mother's Day Gift Ideas

By Staff Writer

Every year Mother’s Day comes around and every year there are a ton of articles giving you the same clichéd advice. We like to think we’ve done things a bit differently this year around.   While there are some gift ideas you’ve probably seen before, we’re almost 100% sure one or two will surprise you.

Glambox

Glambox is a great little initiative which has gained some serious momentum. It's a simple concept. Pay R100 a month and get a box of beauty goodies delivered to you each month. It contains samples and full-size products from all the latest brand names and all the latest trends and is delivered to your door once a month. The R100 a month fee includes delivery. Pretty neat! You can sign mum up for a month or for a year and get two months free.

Spa Gift Baskets

They’re a bit cliché, but the “pamper baskets” which are sold in beauty stores are a great buy. Different gift baskets are made out of different things, from great products to help mum unwind and relax to beauty packs to help her powder and pamper herself right in the comfort of her own home. The cost ranges from R50 – R150, not a bad buy if you’re in a rush.

Plants

Flowers are great and beautiful and they smell lovely, but they wilt and die after a few days, a few weeks if you’re lucky. If you’re going to opt for the flower route, why not consider getting mum some plants instead? Woolworths have a great collection of beautiful plantswhich can be bought right from the website.  The cost ranges from around R130 – over R200 if you feel like splashing out.

A penguin

We’re not kidding. It’s the most expensive offer out of the bunch, but it’s for a good cause.  For R500 you can have your very own penguin, not to keep at your home, of course. The penguin is free to roam the wild, but you’ll get updates on your little furry friend’s progress. It’s not quite a practical gift, but it is unique.  For more information check out the Sanccob website.

A tech support voucher

You know how annoying it can be when your mum calls for help with her computer or cellphone…again? Make her some tech support vouchers and, to save your sanity, include the times at which they can be redeemed. IE:  every Monday, Thursday and Sunday, between 19:00 – 20:00 and so on. This will ensure that you don’t get panicked phone calls relating to the DVD-drive not holing a cup of coffee properly when you are at work, in a meeting or simply having some ‘me’ time.

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