Umama, mom, mutter, mama, madre, mammina … there is nothing like a mother’s love. And while you should never miss an opportunity to show your mother how much you appreciate and adore her, the one day you need to make a special effort is the day of the year dedicated to her: Mother’s Day. This year it falls on Sunday 13 May 2018 and if you’re looking for inspiration and ideas on how to make the most important woman in your life feel valued – whether she’s your mom, your mother-in-law, your gran or the mother of your children – The Constantia Village has a wide range of options in store. And to make it easy for you to buy the perfect gift, we’re holding a Mother’s Day Gift Fair in the main centre from 7-13 May 2018.
Here are some ideas for the kind of mother/s in your life:
If she appreciates a good meal, treat her to lunch or supper at Tashas or one of The Old Village restaurants: Primi Piatti, The Raj or The Cattle Baron. Or be decadent and take her to tea: the waffles at Tashas Waffle House are legendary. Or treat her to a picnic and take a basket of French treats-to-die-for from Cassis Paris, and don’t forget the bottle of bubbly from Pick ‘n Pay Liquors or Woolworths.
THE STYLISH MOM
If she has a distinct sense of style and loves to express herself through fashion and accessories, you’ll find something for her at a myriad stores, from boutiques including Larissima, Sea Weeds Boutique, Barbour, G. Couture and Revenge to specialist shoe stores Tsonga, Via Veneto and Queue Shoes. Don’t forget there are beautiful bags, wallets and accessories to meet every budget and taste at Accessorize and Cellini.
Exclusive Books is a treasure trove for book lovers and if she loves a good read, it’s likely that it is one of her favourite destinations at The Constantia Village. Check out their Top 10 best-sellers or buy the new book by her favourite author. If you’re not sure which way the dice should fall, buy her a voucher so that she can browse to her heart’s content and make up her own mind.
THE GREEN-FINGERED MOM
A bunch of beautiful blooms, an exotic orchid or an in-vogue hanging plant from Woolworths, Constantia Florist, Alphen Kwikspar or Pick ‘n Pay will show her that you know what makes her tick. A stylish new pair of gardening gloves from Constantia Hardware or that olive-green watering can she was eyeing at Woolies will also do the trick.
THE GOOD COOK
Le Creuset is every good cook’s dream store. Take home one of their best-sellers and you’ll have a physical and emotional investment that will stand the test of time. Woolies also has a great range for the serious cook. And don’t forget to check out what’s on offer at @Home. Pick up the latest cookbook from her favourite food author at Exclusive Books, find a recipe she’ll love and buy the ingredients, too, at Woolies, Pick ‘n Pay or Alphen Kwikspar.
Pack them in a beautiful basket and add a card from Cardies or Exclusive Books.
THE STRESSED MOM
Which dedicated mom doesn’t deserve time-out and a “pep-me-up”? Get her a special treatment, like a laser treatment, facial, manicure or massage, at one of The Constantia Village’s excellent health and beauty spas. Choose from Yanmei’s Traditional Chinese Therapy, Deluxe Laser & Spa, Yemaya, ManiPedi and Carlton Hair.
If she likes nothing better than to feel the wind in her hair and to be surrounded by the beauty of nature, head straight for Cape Union Mart.
If you can’t decide exactly what will make the grade, buy her a voucher so she can pick and choose herself.
THE HEALTH-CONSCIOUS MOM
Indulge her yen for living a clean and healthy lifestyle by treating her to brunch at Kauai and a host of goodies from the shop next door, Organic Living.
THE CREATIVE MOM
If she’s an artist, established or aspiring, head for Waltons which has a good selection of artist’s supplies, as does Pick ‘n Pay. Or if photography is her thing, Audiolens has the latest cameras and photographic supplies. You could also frame on of her favourite photographs, or have it printed on canvas.
THE MOM WHO HAS IT ALL
Splash out on her favourite perfume, or a new fragrance you know she’ll love, at Red Square by Edgars, Truworths or My Perfume Shop. Or buy her the perfect gift at Linen & Glass, @Home or Constantia Interiors. If all else fails, go big and head for Peter Gilder Jewellers. Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, right? Right. You know she deserves it.
Don’t miss the perfect opportunity to show umama, mommy, ma, madre, mutter, mamma that you love her. Get the kids involved: make it a family affair, and let us inspire you to buy a memorable gift. Visit The Constantia Village Mother’s Day Gift Fair from 7-13 May 2018.