Last-minute Mother's Day ideas

If you’ve left your Mother’s Day shopping to the last minute, don’t worry. We’ve got you covered.

There are plenty of gifts you can buy without leaving the house (or office) – and they’re guaranteed to impress your mom far more than another pair of slippers or bottle of bubble bath would. Read on for three great gifts you can buy online in minutes.

Forget flowers

As lovely as a bunch of flowers is, it’s not the most exciting Mother’s Day gift out there. Instead of calling your florist, think about ordering a gift hamper online. There are a number of online companies who put together hampers for special occasions like Mother’s Day, birthdays and Valentine’s Day and many have Mother’s Day specials running now. Just be sure to check the company’s latest delivery dates before placing your order.

Spa escape

A weekend at a hotel and spa would stretch some budgets but an afternoon of pampering is almost as good and far more affordable. Hotels with spas will usually let you use all their facilities no matter which treatment you have, meaning your mom can spend hours relaxing in the spa’s heated pools, saunas and steam rooms even if she’s just having a mani. Many spas, like the Life Day spas at African Pride Crystal Towers Hotel & Spa in Cape Town, will email you vouchers you buy online almost instantly so that you can forward them on to your mother on the same day.

Big picture

There’s something very special about printed photographs, especially in the days of digital photography when they’ve become quite rare. Your mother is guaranteed to love getting a voucher that will allow her to have one of her favourite images printed and mounted to display on the wall. A company like PrintWild will email you a voucher you can forward to your mother. From there she can upload any picture to the website and the company will do the rest.

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