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5 Mar

MOTHER’S DAY 2021: 13 NON-MATERIAL GIFTS SHE’LL ALWAYS TREASURE

It hasn’t even been a month yet until you had to find just the right Valentine’s Day present and now Mother’s Day is upon us. The only consolation is: She’s so worth it.

If you’re shopping for a momma who’s less about material gifts and more about experiences, or you just want to switch the game up this year (you know, New Year, new you), this is a good place to start, whether she’s your mother, partner, sister, aunt or friend.

NB: For outdoor activities, don’t forget to familiarise yourself with the location’s COVID-19 safety protocols, wear a mask and stay socially distanced.

Donate to a charity of her choice

For a truly lasting gift, it doesn’t get better than this. You’ll be making both her day and an impact. Pick a cause close to her heart and make a donation.

Hire a private chef

How about bringing the dine-out experience in, this Mother’s Day? Plan an exquisite menu with a notable chef and bring out the good china. The smile on her face will be worth all the effort!

Surprise trip

While this might not be the best idea for the momma who loves to have everything under (her) control, it’s perfect for a free spirit! Whether local or international, she’ll appreciate the time away.

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Book cooking classes

No, you’re not taking a swing at her kitchen skills! It’s a fun way to meet new friends, bond with a partner or familiarise yourself with new cuisine.

Gift her with an experience day

Wine tasting, pizza making, music lessons… the options are unlimited with this one, so go to town. Remember: It’s all about her, so what would she enjoy?

Sip and paint session

Sipping on champagne while exploring her creative side could be just what she needs to unwind. Alone or with a painting partner, this will be loads of fun.

Pyjama party

What better way to end the day? You’re never too old to dress up in your favourite jammies, enjoy an array of quality snacks and watch a good TV show. Even better when you’re together!

Spa day

Present the momma in your life with the gift of me-time. Sometimes, she doesn’t even know she needs it until she’s alone with her thoughts!

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In-house massage

It’ll be a treat with minimal effort – including having to leave the house. A lot of at-home spa services offer massages, manis and pedis, skin treatments and so on, so make her self-care dreams come true.

Girl’s day out

Sweet memories are often the best gift you can give. How about a day out at a great resort with her best gal pals? Or theatre tickets to watch a must-see play with her bestie?

A masterclass

Cheers to investing in those we love. Gift her with for a training, course or online class that will help develop or hone her skills, whatever they might be.

Happy Hour

Drinks on you! Sometimes, you just need a good cocktail (or three) and great banter to really de-stress.

Cleaning service

For the busy mum, this is a wonderful gift. She’ll have one less thing to stress over and can use the time to focus on more important things – like herself!

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Titi Adesanya
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