Mother’s Day is about showing Mom some love.

Even if all your bank account will allow for is a nice card that spells out to Mom just how much you care about and appreciate her, that’ll do just fine. It’s the thought that counts.

If you have the funds, but aren’t sure what to get her this year, you’ve landed in the right guide… and the right time as Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 8th.

We picked out 1o presents mothers will love — even yours. They run the gamut, from sweet treats and sleek shoes to luxury candles and beautiful bouquets of farm-fresh flowers.

Scroll down to see them all with links to help you shop.

A bouquet of flowers

bouquet of flowers

If you don’t have a local florist to consult and you’re ready to move on from 1-800-Flowers, have a look at Woolworths who have upped there game & offer a fully fledged florist in most stores now.

I’ve used this service on a handful of occasions, and while I can’t vouch for every bouquet the company’s ever shipped, all of my experiences with them have been positive so far. I think it has a much fresher and more varied selection than the rest of the competition.

A fancy candle

Yankee Candle

Yankee candles are widely revered as some of the best you can buy, making them fail-safe choices for Mom. Founded in 1969, the Yankee candle company have over 150 fragrances, offering the world’s largest and most compelling selection of candle and home fragrance scents.

A piece of cast-iron cookware

le creuset

Cast iron can be pricey, but if Mom likes to cook, you won’t go wrong splurging on a piece from Le Creuset or Staub. If she already has a collection going, make sure you pick out her preferred color — and Le Creuset have added the Rose collection just in time for Mothers Day.

An Instant Camera


Plenty of services will let you print out your Instagram pics for a more permanent memento. But why not skip a step, and give a camera that prints out photos as you take them? Available in a variety of colors, the Polaroid Instant Digital cranks out decent pics without needing a drop of toner. Just remember to pick up a pack of ZINK printing paper, too; it doesn’t come included.

A sweet treat


If the road to Mom’s heart is paved with something sweet, then, you can’t go wrong with an edible present… and there is nothing better than made by hand, the french way, Nougat. Mother and son, Lianne and Nicholas Scher, combine traditional Cordon Bleu training, culinary expertise and genuine cooking creativity together with the passion for creating a unique brand that is the 1701 experience & they have amazing specials for this Mothers Day!


Exclusive Books

If Mom’s an avid reader, get her an e-voucher from Exclusive Books — it’s the easiest way to help your bibliophile and they offer free delivery or better yet take her to one of the many Exclusive Books around the country for a coffee too, they’ve started re-vamping their stores adding beautiful cafes into the book shop!

A perfume to match your mom


Moms love to look good but they also love to smell good… head down to your nearest perfume store to cash in on their Mothers Day specials. Redsquare are offering up to 20% off some of their best collections for your special mom.

Shoes for days

Nike Flynit Racer

Is mom a runner? Or at least a long-walker? These shoes, the Flyknit Racer from Nike, have all the stretch, breathability, and support she needs. They’re also one of the most comfortable all-around running shoes your $150 can buy. Stylish looks make them perfect for strolling around on a lazy Sunday too.

Something to indulge in

Lush South Africa

Lush have recently moved into South Africa and boast a range of amazingness… they have something for every part of your moms beauty routine. From indulging in the Baths, gorgeous locks or clean good skin, their products are 100% Vegetarian, 83% Vegan, 60% Unpreserved and 38% Naked (No Packaging Required) & they don’t test on animals.

New feet… or hands… or just a pamper session


Sorbet is a nationwide beauty therapy hub with over 150 Stores countrywide and 2 stores in the UK. From manicures to pedicures, skin care and body massages, good hair days and bad hair days (and unwanted hair days) they’re here to serve up a double scoop of “Amazing” all the time! Pop into one of their stores with your mom or buy her a voucher online.

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Brent Lindeque is the founder and editor in charge at Good Things Guy.

Recognised as one of the Mail and Guardian’s Top 200 Young South African’s as well as a Primedia LeadSA Hero, Brent is a change maker, thought leader, radio host, foodie, vlogger, writer and all round good guy.

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