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Mothers Day Gift Ideas + Tips For Those On A Budget

I don’t really like the concept of Mothers Day. Spoiling your Mom and making her feel special should be something you strive to do everyday, not just once a year. I do, however, understand that some people work abroad or are very busy in their everyday lives, raising their own kids, working to provide for said kids, etc etc… For them, Mothers Day is the one day they get to take a step back, call up their Mothers/visit them and make them feel extra special, by showing them just how very much they love, care for, and appreciate them. 

Some of you ladies haven’t got the time to go out and look for gifts, so I’ve decided to put this blog post together in the hopes of making it a tad bit easier for you. 

Gifts Under R20 (student budgets are real) :

Oh So Heavenly Extended Moisture Deep Nourishing Body Cream 100m

R 14.95  here

Pep Stores Pen R12.99 available from Pep in stores.

Gifts Under R50: 

Oh So HeavenlyTropical Escape Holiday Hands Gift Set
R44.95 here

Oh So Heavenly Positively Pink Take Away Treats

R34.95 here

Sorbet Anti-Oxidant Cleansing Body Scrub 200ml


R44.95 here


Gifts Under R100:

Pink Cosmetics Facial Soap with Activated Charcoal, French red Clay and Rose hip oil.R80 here 

Oh So Heavenly Little Luxuries Spoilt For Choice R99.95 here

Mr Price Rose Gold Watch

R89.99 here 

The Body Shop White Musk Shower Gel 250ml 

R69.30 here

Mr Price Quailted Slippers 

R69.99 here 

Mr Price Cardigan R99.99 here

Pink Cosmetics Designer Fragrance Bath Bombs (box of 3) R75 here

Best Beauty Buys Facial Mask Brush R56 here


Gifts Under R250: 

Ladies Smitten R145 from Best Beauty Buys here

Le Masque – Anti Winkle Illuminating MaskR130 from Best Beauty Buys here

Sorbet Hands Down Fabulous Gift Bag 

R149.95 here

Avène Discovery Giftset 

R230 available from Dischem stores

Sorbet Waterproof LED Massager


R119 here

Mr Price Bowler Bag R139.99 here

Essie Nail Treatment All In One R139.95 here

Deardeer Satin PillowslipsR150 from Best Beauty Buys here

The Body Shop Brow And Liner Kit 

R135 here

Elizabeth Arden Red Door Eau De Toilette Spray 10ml

R175 here


R300 & Under Gifts:

Benefit The POREfessional Pores Away Kit

R285 here

Bioderma Photoderm Sun Milk SPF50 


R255 here


5 in 1 Timeless Truth Functionality Mask – Assorted Box of 5R245 from Best Beauty Buys  here

The Body Shop British Rose Manicure Gift SetR250 here 

Morphe Little Palette by Elena Gant – Mama Drama

R250 from Bare Beauty here

Kiki Beauty Eye Renewal Cream 

R290 here

Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask 

R300 here

Forever New Cady Active Water Bottle 

R249 here

Woolworths Rose Celebration Bouquet 16 Stems


R 199.99 here

Gifts Under R500:

Forever New Marley Jacquard Scarf

R349 here

Kiki Beauty Radiance Powder Face Wash R445 here

Charlotte Tilbury Mask 

R385 from Pink Cosmetics here 

DKNY 3X7ML EDP Be Delicious, Be Tempted & Fresh Blossom 
R460 here

Jimmy Choo Illicit Flower EDT 40ML R495 here

Celltone Pamper Pack And Tissue Oil 

R465 here

Smashbox Try It Kit – 3 Mascara Delux Samples & Lash Primer 

R400 here

Benefit Bold & BROWtiful set 

R475 here

Forever New Katie Spliced Tote Bag

R499 here


Gifts Under R1000: 

Kiki Beauty Almond & Avocado MoistureMask 50ml R535 here

Pixi Glow Tonic – 250ml R630 from Samika here

Bobbi Brown Protective Face Base SPF 50 R695 here

Beauty Blender Limited Edition Pack R940 from Samika here

Clarins Double Serum Value Pack- Extra-FirmingR855 here

Azzaro Pour Elle 50ml Gift SetR825 here

Missoni Eau de Toilette Gift Set

R985 here

Elizabeth Arden 8 hour set 

R595 here

Estēe Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Gift Set

R805 here

Clinique All Pepped-Up Gift Set 

R590 here

Clinique Make Mom Happy Gift Set

R950 here

Brithish Rose Deluxe Gift Collection

R650 here

Farsali Volcanic Elixir

R785 from Bare Beauty here

Woolworths Longline Chunky Waterfall Cardigan


From: R 899.00 here (WREWARDS BUY ANY 2 AND SAVE UP TO 25%) 

Mio Skincare Double Buff

R625 available from Posie Brands here

Tips For Those On A Budget: 

If you are on a tight budget and cannot afford to splurge, I will give you some ideas that are affordable and lovely. 

  1. Homemade breakfast/ lunch/dinner : make all of your Mom’s favorite treats and have a lovely meal with her. 
  2. Pamper session at home: if you cannot afford to take your Mom to a spa, pamper her at home. Do facial masks together, paint her nails, style her hair, etc etc.. 
  3. Scrapbook: make a scrapbook of all your Mom’s favorite things (including you ofcourse) and gift it to her. 
  4. If you want to get her a gift that won’t break the bank, buy a cute mug from Mr.Price Home, Pep, Checkers or at any other store. Fill the mug with a cute pen, facial mask, chocolate and warm fuzzy socks. Anything she likes, put it in the mug. 
  5. Movies and chill: Hire your Mom’s favorite movie and make some popcorn and hot chocolate to enjoy a cozy movie night. While she is watching the movie you could also do a manicure or foot massage for her. Whatever she likes. 

That’s it guys. I hope you found this gift guide and tips helpful. 

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