Enjoy All Things Fine & Fabulous at Hyde Park Corner!

From spending the day out with mom to show your appreciation with some quality time together to finding the perfect gift to show her just how much you adore her, there's no better place to do so than at Hyde Park Corner.

Still looking for the perfect gift for mom? A few gifting options at Hyde Park Corner range from pamper spoils at Deluxe Laser Spa, Sorbet or SCIN Laser & Cosmetic Institute; beautiful flowers from Botanicus; gorgeous shoes from Socrati; designer fashion and homewares from Apsley House; something extraordinary from Always Welcome, a lovely selection of Le Creuset gift ideas; natural beauty products and organic cosmetics from L'Occitane… you'll be spoilt for choice!

Why not celebrate with an indulgent High Tea at Just Teddy, where you can enjoy patisserie excellence? Tasha’s Le Parc’s menu inspired by Paris is a delightful option, too. Or savour lunch at Olives & Plates complete with stunning views over Hyde Park!

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Hyde Park Corner's Top 3 Mother's Day Gift Picks

Need a few ideas for gifts? Here's Hyde Park top picks from a few of their resident brands.

From L'Occitane: a Commitment Pouch! These one-of-a-kind pouches are handmade by a woman-owned local producer in Graaff-Reinet. Each pouch is made from recycled plastic bags and hemp materials, each filled with a range of L'Occitane products. Proceeds from these pouches go towards L'Occitane’s School Greening Programme with Food & Trees for Africa. This year, the goal is to plant over 900 Moringa trees in schools and communities in and around Mpumalanga. The pouches are still available to purchase online an in store.

From Le Creuset: A striking new addition to their range, a London Afrique 350ml Stoneware Mug features a bold and vibrant decal. The 'Afrique' pattern celebrates Africa’s rich tradition in design and handmade craft and is inspired by African hand-painted patterns and textiles, beadwork, and wax fabrics.

From Deluxe Laser Spa: The Pamper package is a two-and-a-half-hour treatment with the emphasis on treat! The package includes a hot stone massage, a hydrating facial, and an express mani or pedi plus use of the pool.

For More Information

Website: www.hydeparkcorner.co.za

Tel: 011 325 4340

Email: [email protected]

Address: Corner Jan Smuts Avenue and William Nicol Drive, Hyde Park, Johannesburg

Social Media Platforms: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Please note: These Mother’s Day lunches are valid for Sunday, 09 May 2021 ONLY. Booking is essential as space is limited. Offers are subject to availability and may change at any time. Prices and dates were correct at the time of writing (April 2021). Please contact the event organisers directly for further information and confirmation. All Covid-19 safety protocols and precautions must be upheld. No mask = no entry. R.O.A.R. 

Avianto

For a memorable Mother's Day that'll make mom feel extra special, why not book your seat at Avianto's Mother's Day Sunday Lunch? Here, you and the family will enjoy a lovely three-course plated set menu in celebration of the women who raised us. Interested in spending Mother's Day at this beautiful venue? Then click here to book your spot. And to get the little ones sorted, click here to book their seats at this delightful lunch.

Details: www.avianto.co.za | 011 668 3000 | [email protected] | Plot 69, R114 Driefontein Road, Muldersdrift.

Black Eagle Hotel & Spa

Spoil your mom with a relaxing and special Mother’s Day buffet lunch in the tranquil gardens of the Black Eagle Hotel & Spain Roodepoort. For the full menu that will be served on the day, click here. Price of the buffet lunch also includes a special gift for mom!

Details: blackeaglehotel.co.za | 011 958 5225 | [email protected] | The Black Eagle Boutique Hotel, 88 Doreen Road, Poortview, Roodepoort, Johannesburg.

Misty Hills Country Hotel

This Mother's Day, Misty Hills Country Hotel will be hosting a lovely buffet lunch in celebration of moms, everywhere! The cost is inclusive of a gift for mom as well as kids entertainment on the day. To avoid disappointment, be sure to make your reservation ASAP, as space is limited.

Details: mistyhills.co.za | [email protected] | 011 950 6000 or 0861 732 237 | Muldersdrift Estate, 69 Drift Boulevard, R114, Muldersdrift, Gauteng.

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The Barn at Irene Farm

We know this one is out in Pretoria, but it’s a lovely option if you’re looking to enjoy a Mother’s Day celebration out in the country. The Barn Restaurant at Irene Farm will be hosting a Mother’s Day Lunch from 11:00 – 15:00 to celebrate that special lady in your life. Click here to have a look at their farm-style menu that will be served on this special day. Booking is essential, so make sure you contact them to reserve your table.

Details: www.irenefarm.co.za | 012 667 4822 | [email protected] | Nellmapius Drive, Irene, Pretoria

The Fairway Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort

Don’t miss The Fairway Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort’s beloved Mother’s Day Sunday Lunch Buffet. Not only will you get to enjoy a lovely lunch with your mother, but there will also be live music and children’s entertainment to make the afternoon extra special. Click here to take a look at the menu and see what will be served on the day. Be sure to book your table well in advance!

Details: thefairway.co.za | 011 478 8000 | [email protected] | Setperk Street, Randburg, Johannesburg.

Glenburn Lodge & Spa

How about spending your Mother's Day out in the countryside, along with your loved ones and while dining on some delicious? Be sure to book your special celebrations at Glenburn Lodge & Spa. They’ll be hosting a splendid Mother's Day Lunch that’s sure to spoil that special lady in your life. They even have a Mother's Day weekend accommodation package if you're looking to make the most of this special occasion. To book and inquire further information, contact them using the details below.

Details: guvonhotels.co.za | 011 668 1600 | [email protected] | Kromdraai Road, Zwartkops, Muldersdrift.

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Valverde Eco Hotel

Celebrate that wonderful lady with Valverde Eco Hotel on Mother's Day! They will be serving a delicious buffet lunch served from 11:00. If you want to find out what's on the menu or to see if there's still availability, simply drop them an email at [email protected]. Be sure to book your table as reservations are essential. This will make for a lovely day out in the countryside.

Details: valverde.co.za | 072 587 0362 | [email protected] | Plot 5, Lammermoor Drive, Johannesburg

Stonehaven on Vaal

Date: Sunday, 09 May 2021

Cost: Between R115 and R255 per person, depending on what you have booked.

As always, Stonehaven on Vaal is going all out with the Mother's Day celebrations! They have everything to make this day extra special, from breakfast and luncheon buffets to cruising delights and casual cruises down the Vaal. It's definitely a lovely way to spoil mom. For the full details of what's happening this Mother's Day, click here to get the full programme. Booking is essential.

Detail: stonehaven.co.za | 016 982 2951/2 | [email protected] | Vaal River, next To Baddrift Bridge,
Vanderbijlpark.

The Carnivore

For a beast of a feast, don't miss out on the Mother's Day celebrations at The Carnivore. They have a Mother’s Day Lunch set menu in store to celebrate those amazing women in our lives. Click here to see the menu for the day. Also, the cost is inclusive of a special gift for mom and kiddies entertainment to keep the little ones entertained in between all the celebrations. Booking is essential.

Details: carnivore.co.za | 011 950 6000 or 0861 732 237 | 69 Drift Boulevard, R114, Muldersdrift, Gauteng.

It's time to plan something extra special for mom this Mother's Day! In case you might have missed it, Mother's Day is on Sunday, 09 May 2021. Be sure to make note and diarise it in your diary or planner so you don't forget! And to make sure you make mom feel ultra special on this day dedicated to her, we searched across the city and have created this Mother's Day Guide that covers everything from high teas and picnics, events and luncheon celebrations, all the way to gifting ideas and so much more! Happy Mother's Day!

What Are You Looking For? 

Delicious Spoils
Fun With Mom
Beautiful Gift Ideas
Pampers For Mom
Well-Deserved Getaways

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Delicious Spoils

Special Sunday Lunches for Mom

Celebrate all of the moms, aunts, grandmothers in your life by booking your table at one of these Mother's Day lunches in and around Joburg. Not only will this delight your mom's taste buds, but it also gives you plenty of quality time with her. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled on this list, as we continuously add new Mother's Day restaurant specials as we find them. Booking is essential for most of the restaurants listed, so be sure to contact them and make your reservation early to avoid disappointment. Seating is limited.

Click here for Mother's Day Lunches In & Around Johannesburg. 

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Mother's Day Events 2021

Get out and about in the city and spend some quality time with one at one of these special Mother's Day events around the city. There's something for everyone, from lovely markets filled with delightful food and unique gifts for purchases, some fun-filled painting events to get you and mom creative and much more. Do note that all Covid-19 safety precaustions and protocols will be in place. No mask = no entry.

Click here for 2021  Mother's Day Events. 

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Beautiful Gift Ideas

Personalised Gift Ideas

There is nothing more special and thoughtful than a personalised gift for that lovely lady in your life. And if you're looking for a few ideas as to what personalised gifts you can get mom this Mother's Day, then take a look at this gifting guide. From custom jewellery, photo puzzles and unforgettable experiences to photo shoots and so much more, there's bound to be a wonderful gift idea for mom here.

Click here for more personalised gifting ideas for mom.  

Pandora's New Mother's Day Range

Is your mom a fan of Pandora? Or has she been meaning to start her collection? This year, why not spoil mom with something beautiful and heartfelt from Pandora? They have a brand-new selection of stunning pieces that's sure to make her feel loved and appreciated. To take a look at the new collection, click the link below and see what they have in store for mom this Mother's Day.

Click here for Pandora's new Mother's Day range.

Handmade Gifts For Mom

Let the kids get crafty and creative with some sweet handmade gifts for mom. There is just something very special about being gifted something that has been made from those she loves most. From a lovely breakfast in bed and at-home spa pampers done by little hands, to baking and creating a cupcake bouquet, a pretty picture frame and even a planter box for a mom with a love for gardening, there's plenty of DIY gifting ideas you can create especially for mom.

Click here for handmade gift ideas for mom. 

Pampers For Mom

Treat Mom To Mother's Day Spoils At Camdeboo Day Spa

Make mom's day extra special with a delightful pamper and spoil at the award-winning Camdeboo Day Spa at African Pride Irene Country Lodge, Autograph Collection® in Irene, Pretoria. Their Mother's Day Spa Package includes a relaxing full body massage for two, as well as a lovely picnic and bottle of sparkling wine. How exquisite does that sound! This offer is valid for the entire month of May 2021. Book your spoil now!

Click here for more information.

Mother's Day Spa Spoils

It's time to give Mom a day off, so why not gift her with a pamper session this May? There are a variety of pamper specials available around the city that's sure to leave her feeling spoilt, pampered, refreshed and rejuvenated. Take a look at our list of Mother's Day spa spoils, which includes massages, manis and pedis and lovely gifts to make her feel extra special.

Click here for Mother's Day Spa Spoils. 

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Well-Deserved Getaways

Weekend Escapes For Mom

Mom most definitely deserves a weekend getaway to relax, unwind and just do absolutely nothing for a change! So, to make her special weekend a memorable and pampered one, why not plan a quick escape with one of these Mother's Day getaways offers throughout and around the city? We'll keep adding as we find them! Booking is essential, so be sure to reserve your getaway ASAP.

Click here for Mother's Day Getaways. 

Mother Prince Garden Event

Please note: These Mother’s Day spa offers are valid for a limited time ONLY. Booking is essential as space is limited. Offers are subject to availability and may change at any time. Prices and dates were correct at the time of writing (April 2021). Please contact the event organisers directly for further information and confirmation. All Covid-19 safety protocols and precautions must be upheld. No mask = no entry. R.O.A.R. 

Camdeboo Day Spa at Destination Irene 

Plan something extra special for those special mothers and motherly figures in your life at the award-winning Camdeboo Day Spa at African Pride Irene Country Lodge, Autograph Collection® in Irene, Pretoria. Yes, it's a short drive out of Joburg, but it's most definitely worth the visit! Throughout the month of May, they will be offering mom with the ultimate day off — their Mother's Day Package! This special package costs R2 360 per couple from Monday to Thursday OR R2 530 per couple from Friday to Sunday. It includes a full body massage for two, enhanced with hot stones or aroma therapy oil, as well as a delicious picnic and a bottle of sparkling wine to enjoy while viewing the beautiful sunset and the sights and sounds at Camdeboo Day Spa. Click here to book this spoil now.

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Glenburn Lodge & Spa

To ensure Mom enjoys a day of complete indulgence and relaxation, the Glenburn Spa in Muldersdrift are offering relaxing Mother's Day spa packages that's sure to delight. Choose between the Essence Of Love offer (R1 150 per person), which includes a 60-minute Full Body Massage, a 30-minute Express Manicure, a 60-minute Classic Pedicure and a beautiful spa gift. Or the Mom Glows Best offer (R1 500 per person), which includes a 60-minute Hydrating Facial a 30-minute Back Neck and Shoulder Massage, a 30-minute Revitalising Foot Treatment, a 30-minute Scalp Massage and a Spa Lunch. These offers are valid for the entire month of May 2021. Booking is essential.

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The Fairway Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort

It’s time to spoil Mom at The Fairway Spa in Randburg! During the month of May 2021, the spa is offering two lovely Mother's Day spa packages, perfect to gift Mom with to make her feel extra special. The spa package selection includes the Cherished offer (R900 per person) which includes a Full Body Aroma Massage as well as a Scalp Massage, and the Adored & Appreciated offer (R1 200 per person) which comprises of a 60-minute Back Neck and Shoulder Massage, a Classic Manicure and a Classic Pedicure.

Kloofzicht Lodge & Spa

Celebrate that special lady in your life with a relaxing spoil at Kloofzicht Spa in Krugersdorp. Perfect for a special gift to shoe how much you appreciate her, the MOM's Mother’s Day Spa Spoils Package (R1 390 per Mom) offers a well-deserved pamper session to help her unwind and relax. This offer includes a Must have Massage (45-minutes), Oh So Needed Taster Facial (30-minutes), a Mom You Deserve It Mini Manicure (30-minutes), and a Spa Café lunch. Moms will also get to enjoy the Spa facilities at leisure and also get a treat to take home with them.

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Kedar Heritage Lodge, Conference Centre & Spa

If you'll be out in Rustenburg in the North West with Mom any time during the month of May 2021, why not treat her to a Mother's Day spa spoil at Kedar Heritage Lodge. They have two Mother's Day specials available at their spa that sure to leave Mom feeling spoilt and oh-so relaxed. Take your pick from the Best Mom Package (R700 per person or R1 250 for two) which consists of a Back Neck and Shoulder Massage, a Mini Manicure and a Mini Pedicure OR the Delightful Surprise (R1 350 per person or R2 500 for two) which includes a Swedish Full Body Massage, Hydrating Facial, Mini Manicure OR Mini Pedicure, an Aroma Spa Bath and a Spa Picnic Lunch. These spa specials are valid for May 2021 only.

Kedar Heritage Lodge

Please note: These Mother’s Day getaway offers are valid for a limited time ONLY. Booking is essential as space is limited. Offers are subject to availability and may change at any time. Prices and dates were correct at the time of writing (April 2021). Please contact the event organisers directly for further information and confirmation. All Covid-19 safety protocols and precautions must be upheld. No mask = no entry. R.O.A.R.

The Fairway Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort

Celebrate Mom with a well-deserved escape over the Mother's Day weekend. The Fairway Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort has a getaway offer perfect for helping Mom unwind. From R4 300 for two, enjoy an all inclusive package that consists of one night’s accommodation inclusive of breakfast, a 60-minute massage for Mom, dinner with your choice of main course from their Chef’s menu, as well as Mother’s Day Sunday lunch. Booking is essential as space is limited.

Details: guvonhotels.co.za | 011 478 8000 | [email protected] | Setperk Road, Randpark (Randpark Golf Club), Randburg, Johannesburg.

Glenburn Lodge & Spa

Spend Mother's Day weekend out in the countryside at Glenburn Lodge & Spa in Muldersdrift. Other than hosting a lovely Sunday Lunch dedicated to Mom, they also have an accommodation offer valid for 08 and 09 May 2021. From R1 750 per couple, spend the night at the lodge and also enjoy an inclusive breakfast the Sunday morning. Also, you can choose to either enjoy a Saturday night dinner OR a Sunday lunch buffet.

Details: guvonhotels.co.za | 011 668 1600 | [email protected] | Kromdraai Road, Zwartkops, Muldersdrift.

Kloofzicht Lodge & Spa

In spirit on Mother's Day, the Kloofzicht Lodge & Spa is offering a Sunday Night Stayover special that's sure to delight mom. On the night of Sunday, 09 May 2021, enjoy a lovely stay at the Kloofzicht Lodge & Spa at R3 240 per couple per night or R2 235 single per night. This Mother’s Day accommodation package includes Sunday Lunch as well as breakfast the next day.

Details: guvonhotels.co.za | 011 317 0600 | [email protected] | R374, Kromdraai Road Muldersdrift.

African Pride Irene Country Lodge, Autograph Collection®

Spoil Mom with a Family Picnic Getaway at African Pride Irene Country Lodge, Autograph Collection® in Pretoria. This one night getaway includes comfy accommodation, a delicious dinner, bed and breakfast for the whole family, a lovely picnic under the big oak tree, a ride around their adventure bush trail, as well as a tasting experience and Kids Movie Night! How exciting!

Details: irenecountrylodge.co.za | 012 667 6464 | [email protected] | Nellmapius Drive, Irene, Pretoria.

Their two-night getaway includes great accommodation, breakfast and dinner for two, two full body massages at Camdeboo Day Spa, a picnic under the big oak tree, one of their tasting experiences and a special turndown to kick start your weekend. Click here for more information about their Mother's Day offers.

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Other Mother's Day Packages

Family Picnic Getaway

Spoil Mom with a Family Picnic Getaway. This one-night getaway includes comfortable accommodation, dinner, bed and breakfast for the whole family, a picnic under their big oak tree, a ride around the adventure bush trail, as well as a tasting experience and Kids Movie Night (including popcorn and sweeties) to end off the evening.

Whether it’s a romantic getaway for Mom and Dad, a night away with the whole family, or a besties getaway for you and mom, African Pride Irene Country Lodge, Autograph Collection® have amazing packages available to suit everyone’s needs.

Click here for more information on their accommodation specials and offers. 

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Mother's Day Spoils at Camdeboo Day Spa

Make Mother’s Day special and memorable with a Camdeboo Day Spa spoil! Whether its booking their Mother’s Day Package, which includes a picnic and bottle of sparkling wine after your massage, or giving Mom a Gift Card — either is a fabulous treat. Book today. The Mother's Day Package is valid for the month of May 2021.

Click here for more information about Camdeboo Day Spa's Mother's Day Specials.

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For More Information

For more information about African Pride Irene Country Lodge, Autograph Collection®, visit irenecountrylodge.co.za.

You can also call them on 012 667 6464 or email [email protected]. You can also WhatsApp them on 066 530 0973.

Don't forget to follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to keep up to date on the latest news, offers and information regarding Destination Irene.

African Pride Irene Country Lodge, Autograph Collection® adhere to all COVID-19 regulations. Click here to find out more as to how they keep their guests safe.

Terms & Conditions apply.

Please note: These Mother’s Day events are valid for Mother's Day weekend 2021 ONLY. Events are subject to be cancelled/postponed/change at any time. Event dates were correct at the time of writing (April 2021). Please contact the event organisers directly for further information and confirmation. All Covid-19 safety protocols and precautions must be upheld. No mask = no entry. R.O.A.R. 

The Castle Market: Mother’s Day Edition

This Mother's Day is a little earlier than the rest of the other events, but it truly does sounds like an absolute goodie! On Sunday the 2nd of May, don't miss The Castle Market: Mother's Day Edition at Chartwell Castle. Expect everything from lovely live music, beautiful hand selection stalls showcasing a wide range of items for purchase, kids entertainment to keep the little ones busy, as well as delicious food. Now doesn't that sound like a lovely day out and about with the family?

Mother's Day Market at Country Market

Located at the Country Market at the Country Pub in Midrand, the Mother's Day Market is another early event to attend if you're looking to go all out and make the most of that special lady in your life. Join them for a wonderful day of shopping, fun and live entertainment outdoors in the fresh air. Here, you'll be able to cherry pick the perfect gift for Mom while supporting local entrepreneurs and artists. This market offer free parking and entry, and is family and pet friendly. Spend the afternoon browsing stunning stalls, unique products, and even savouring some delicious treats.

Sky Dining On Mother's Day

How about a dining experience like no other, in celebration of that wonderful motherly figure in your life? Sky Dining at Higher Ground Restaurant on the grounds of St Stithians is an absolute must if you haven't experienced it yet. Not only will you get to enjoy a delightful meal 30 some metres in the air, but you'll also get to see some of the best views of the city. You can book either a breakfast, lunch of dinner. Click here for more information and to make your booking now.

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Mother’s Day Paint Experience

Spend some quality time with mom with Lillian Gray Art School's Mother’s Day Paint Experience! Here, you and mom can spend the afternoon painting up a storm while having a blast. And best part is, you both don't need to be the reincarnation of Picasso or Van Gogh, all you have to do is pitch up, bring along a sense of humour and have some fun getting creative. Spacing for this experience is limited, so be sure to book your spots well in advance to avoid disappointment. Click here to book now. Cost includes a rose for mom, cookies, coffee, tea and all art supplies. Please note children need to be 5 years and older.

Mother's Day Family Market at The Italian Club

There is nothing more relaxing than taking a stroll through a delightful market, shopping for unique and interesting trinkets while sample some of the tasty spoils on display. Be sure to not miss the Mother's Day Family Market at The Italian Club in Bedfordview. Over the weekend, you can expect to enjoy a beautiful market in the main hall dedicated to celebrating moms everywhere. Also, Settebello will be open offering their delicious menu and bar services. Friday will be a lovely night market to start off the weekend on a high note and Saturday will be a day market, perfect for enjoying the last sunny days of summer.

Randpark Ridge Mother's Day Craft Market 

Start off your Mother's Day celebrations with a visit to Randpark Ridge Shopping Centre to stroll through their lovely Mother's Day Craft Market. You'll find a selection of handcrafted items that's both unique and interesting, some vegan skincare to add to mom's beauty regime, as well as delightful nibbles and food to indulge in. Be sure to pay them a visit and take a look at what they have in store in celebration of moms everywhere.

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Mothers Day Painting at Olive 'n Twist

Visit Olive 'n Twist this Mother's Day for their first ever dedicated event — Painting & Pizza! They will guide you through the process of painting an acrylic painting from scratch, and each person gets a delicious pizza! No artistic experience is required. What could possibly be better than having fun with mom this Mother's Day while getting a little creative? Booking is essential, click here to find out how to book now.

Mother's Day Secret Sunrise Dance

Start off your Mother's Day celebrations with something rather unique on the Killarney Mall rooftop. Don't miss out on the fun and excitement at the Mother's Day Secret Sunrise Dance. You and mom are welcome to dress up, dress down, or rock up in your pajamas, and enjoy a morning of simple dance routines that are easy to follow and make for a fun workout. Limited tickets are available, social distancing will be practiced. Your ticket will include a Mugg & Bean cappuccino and croissant.

Mother’s Day Virtual High Tea & Paint Party

Celebrate mom AND support a wonderful cause with SA Guide Dogs Association for the Blind's Mother’s Day Virtual High Tea & Paint Party. The best thing about this event is the fact that you don't need to leave home to enjoy it and have a great time. You can join in the comfort of your own home. Order for your Mother’s Day High Tea Box and have your spoils delivered straight to your door by one of their friendly S A Guide-Dogs staff (only available in Cape Town, Joburg and Pretoria). The box includes a delicious high tea, a bottle of Miss Molly bubbly, filter coffee, doggy treats for the furbabies at home, a template to create your very own Guide Dog Artwork along with step-by-step instructions, as well as the link to a follow-along online tutorial by Yaymaker on how to paint you Guide Dog Artwork.

Personalised Jewellery from Silvery

Spoil mom with a sentimental piece of jewellery from Silvery this Mother's Day! There's nothing that shows your love for your mother more than a piece of jewellery personalised just for her. It makes the gift unique and different from everything else. Take your pick from their collection of necklaces and bangles and get a special message engraved onto your chosen piece of jewellery. It could be anything from the names of her children to a special message that will mean the world to her. There's a two to three day handcrafting time (not to mention delivery time). Although orders for personalised Mother's Day pieces are now officially closed, there are still many other stunning options to gift and delight mom with!

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NetFlorist Has Great Personalised Ideas

If there is one place you need to visit for personalised gift ideas, it's definitely NetFlorist! Visit netflorist.co.za and check out all the sweet and unique options available in store (and when we say store, we mean online!) All you have to do is choose your favourite, personalise the piece with your mother's name or a special message and click "order". It's that simple. It'll be delivered right to your door, just in time for Mother's Day. We love all the personalised stationery, kitchen utensils, purses, cosmetic bags, phone coversvintage mirror vanity trays and so much more. Even better, why not create your own personalised pieces and make your own hamper? We like that idea!

Mothers Day Gifts

Photo Puzzles For Some Family Time

Why not take your favourite photo with mom or a family portrait and turn it into a photo puzzle? Not only is it something different and unique, but it's also a great way to get the family together to spend some quality time. At Puzzles 4 Africa, you can get your picture printed and cut into a 500 or 1000 piece puzzle. And once the puzzle has been completed, you can frame it and hang it up somewhere for everyone to see and admire. Definitely makes a unique alternative to the usual canvas portraits.

 

Capture Your Fondest Memories In A Photobook

Photographs hold a lot of sentiment and memories, so why not take some of mom's favourites and create her very own photobook? Basically, you're putting together a hardcover book filled with years of memories into one unique, beautiful and meaningful gift. What's not to love ? Check out Canon South Africa Photobooks - hardcover photobooks printed on 200gsm satin-coated paper for great image quality and durability with laminated, fine-art quality covers. You can also opt for a softcover photobooks printed on 150gsm satin paper stock and saddle-stitched. And the price... a lot more affordable than we thought!

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Gift Mom With An Unforgettable Experience 

One of the best things money can buy is the experience of a lifetime, so why not treat mom to an experience that she'll never forget? Whether she's a sports lover, a foodie, a pamper bug or a thrill seeker, Gift Experience South Africa will have just the experience for her! Choose something fun and exciting like a delectable gourmet experience, sublime spa pamper treatments and photo shoots, or fantastic adrenaline junkie experiences.

Mothers Day Gifts

Book A Family Photo Shoot

Get beautiful and professional pictures taken as a family. Not only is it a fun experience for everyone, but it's also a great way to capture those wonderful moments forever. Just think, you can use these pictures from the photo shoot to create that photo puzzle! All you have to do is find a photographer, order your photo shoot package and you're all set. We really love the look of Elke Engelbrecht's family portraits.

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Get Crafty With Some DIY

The beauty of a DIY gift is the fact that you put a lot of energy, love and time into creating something beautiful and thoughtful for your special mother. It definitely carries more meaning. For flowers, why not put your crafting skills to the test and make mom a bouquet of origami flowers? Best of all, they don't need water or sunlight - they last forever! Click here for a few origami flower tutorials.

Forget buying a card and rather make a special one from scratch. This is the perfect idea if you're looking to get the kids to do something for mom or grandma. Keep it simple: make one out of cardboard and decorate it with cute scrapbooking elements. Or you can go all out and add more of a creative twist to it. You can make anything from pop-ups to chandelier/hanging-type cards. If it sounds like too much admin, don't be alarmed, visit this site for ideas and how-tos.

And one last idea for good measure... and guess what, it uses photographs too! Photographs are something we all treasure. A unique gift is to make your mom picture frames to house her treasured photographs or a heartfelt letter you've written for her. For ideas and tips on how to make your own, visit this site.

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A Heartfelt Tribute to MOM

It's that time of year once again. It's time to celebrate the great love that comes with motherhood. And if you're looking for the perfect gift that's straight from the heart, then why not thank your mom and motherly figures for always being there for you with some sparkling, symbolic new jewellery from Pandora this Mother’s Day?

Complete with iconic motifs like hearts, infinity symbols and family trees, the wide-ranging new collection of stunning charms and carriers represents love and gratitude for that special woman in your life that can never be replaced: Mom. Expertly crafted and hand-finished, each jewellery piece balances style and sentiment to pay tribute to all amazing mothers.

This season’s styles are versatile and diverse, just like the mothers who wear them,” say Francesco Terzo and A. Filippo Ficarelli, VP Creative Directors, Pandora. “Every piece is designed to make any mother feel stylish, beautiful and loved.

Mother's Day Spoils At Pandora

This new jewellery collection offers a wide selection of stunning pieces that's sure to delight mom and let her know how much you truly appreciate and love her on this special occasion.

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The Angel Wings & Mum Charm and Heart & Clover Charm feature sweet engravings and lifelike design details.

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The Two-tone Family Tree & Heart Dangle Charm carries a dainty 14k gold family tree dangle.

Say thanks to mom with meaningful Pandora charms! Click here to shop now.

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What Else Can You Expect From This Collection

Here are a few pieces that we absolutely love from the Pandora Mother's Day collection. There is something for every type of mom. Take a look here and see which ones you like.

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For More Information

For more information about Pandora and their stunning new Mother's Day collection, visit www.pandorashop.co.za. You can also contact them on [email protected].

Don't forget to give them a like or follow on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to keep up with the latest collections, news and promotions.

What Is It?

The Songbird Series' Live Mother's Day Concert is ready to give a show for all the moms around the world. This series partners with professional musicians to send personalised songs to listeners who need personal connections in these stressful times. 

When Is It?

Sunday, 10 May 2020 at 20:00.

Where Is It?

Online, click here.

How Much Is It?

Free.

For More Information

For more information, click here.

Event is subject to be cancelled at any given time, so please check to avoid disappointment.

For Sweet Moms

If your mom is anything like mine, sweet is the way to go. Spoil her with these sweet, breakfast delights this Mother's Day. You can make enough for just her or invite the whole family to breakfast, but either way, remember that this day is all about mom!

Maple Granola With Fruit And Nuts 

Kick the Mother's Day celebrations off with a generous bowl of homemade granola in bed. Serve with plain yoghurt and mom's favourite morning beverage.

Ingredients

Method

  1. Heat oven to 150°C. Mix the oil, maple syrup, honey and vanilla in a large bowl. Tip in all the remaining ingredients, except the dried fruit and coconut, and mix well.
  2. Tip the granola onto two baking sheets and spread evenly. Bake for 15 minutes, then mix in the coconut and dried fruit, and bake for 10-15 minutes more. Remove and scrape onto a flat tray to cool. Serve with cold milk or yoghurt. The granola can be stored in an airtight container for up to a month.

Source: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/good-you-granola

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Banana Bread Flapjacks

We know, banana bread is everywhere these days. If you haven't baked a loaf while under lockdown, treat mom to a scrumptious breakfast made using overripe bananas and a few other pantry staples.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, spooned and levelled
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped toasted pecans, plus more for serving
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 3 medium ripe bananas, mashed (plus slices for serving)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted, plus more for the pan
  • Honey or golden syrup, for serving

Method

  1. Stir together flour, pecans, sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda in a bowl. Whisk together buttermilk, banana, eggs and butter in a separate bowl. Add flour mixture to buttermilk mixture and stir until just combined.
  2. Heat a large non-stick saucepan over medium heat; melting the butter. Pour about 1/4 cup batter into the pan for each flapjack. Cook until tops are covered with bubbles and edges look dry, 2 to 3 minutes. Turn and cook until plump and cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Serve with honey or syrup, toasted pecans and sliced bananas.

Adapted from: https://www.countryliving.com/food-drinks/recipes/a41653/banana-bread-flapjacks-recipe/

Rooibos And Blueberry Glazed Doughnut Holes

Doughnuts for breakfast? Why not? Treat mom to these super sweet glazed delights, served with a piping hot cup of rooibos tea and a big smile. This recipe yields approximately 18 mini doughnuts, just enough for mom to have her fill and leave a few spare for you.

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup, plus 1 tablespoon full cream milk
  • 1 1/8 tsp active, dry yeast
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter, at room temperature and cut into pieces
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, spooned and levelled, plus more for work surface
  • 1/2 tsp lemon zest
  • 2 litres canola oil
  • 2 cups blueberries
  • 6 tbsp loose rooibos tea
  • 2 cups icing sugar

Method

  1. Heat milk in a small glass measuring cup in the microwave on high for 30 seconds or until just warm to the touch. Stir in yeast and granulated sugar. Set aside until frothy, 4 to 6 minutes (if mixture does not froth, discard and start again). Transfer to a bowl; add egg and whisk to combine. Whisk in butter and salt (don’t worry if some lumps of butter remain).
  2. Stir in flour and lemon zest until a dough forms. Beat dough with an electric mixer fitted with dough hook on low speed for 5 minutes (dough will be sticky). Lightly oil a bowl. Transfer dough to prepared bowl and cover with a towel. Let rise, at room temperature, until doubled in size, 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
  3. Lightly oil a large baking sheet. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured work surface; lightly dust dough. Roll into a 45 cm rope. Cut into 3 cm pieces and roll into balls. Transfer to prepared baking sheet and cover with a towel. Let rise, at room temperature, until puffed, 25 to 30 minutes.
  4. Place a wire rack on a baking sheet. Heat oil in a large saucepan to approximately 180°C. Cook doughnuts, 3 or 4 at a time, until golden brown, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Transfer to wire rack using a slotted spoon; let cool.
  5. Cook blueberries, rooibos and 1/2 cup water in a small saucepan, pressing berries with a potato masher to mash, until syrupy, 8 to 10 minutes. Strain through a wire-mesh strainer lined with cheesecloth; discard tea. Add icing sugar and whisk until smooth. Dip tops of doughnut holes in glaze.
  6. Serve and enjoy!

Adapted from: https://www.countryliving.com/food-drinks/a26868735/rooibos-blueberry-glazed-donut-holes-recipe/

Salt Queens

Some moms prefer salty over sweet. And, what's better than a good eggy breakfast in bed anyway? Check out these egg-tastic recipes with a twist to get your mom up and about this Mother's Day.

Chard And Gruyere Eggs In A Hole

Impress mom by creating a fancy Mother's Day version of a breakfast she has probably made a thousand times. Spice up classic eggs in a hole with bitter Swiss chard and gooey Gruyere. It's sure to become the new family classic.

Ingredients

  • slices sourdough bread
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • bunch rainbow chard, trimmed and chopped
  • large eggs
  • 115 grams shredded Gruyère cheese (available at Woolworths

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 220°C. Spray large baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. With 6-cm-wide round cookie cutter, cut holes from centres of bread slices. Arrange bread and cutouts on prepared baking sheet. Bake for 5 minutes or until slightly dry, turning bread over halfway through.
  3. In a 30 cm frying pan, melt butter on medium. Add chard and 1/4 teaspoon salt; cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until stalks are crisp and tender, stirring occasionally. Divide chard among bread slices, spreading around holes. Add an egg to each hole; top each with a pinch of salt and pepper. Sprinkle Gruyère over chard and cutouts.
  4. Bake eggs for 8 to 12 minutes or until whites are set but yolks are runny. Serve immediately.

Source: https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/food-recipes/a43666/chard-gruyere-eggs-in-the-hole-recipe/

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Green Eggs And Ham 'Wiches

If you and mom ever enjoyed reading Dr Seuss' Green Eggs and Ham together, this is the perfect addition to a savoury Mother's Day breakfast in bed. Plus, it's super easy to prepare, so you'll have more time to spend with mom.

Ingredients

  • 6 large hard-boiled eggs
  • 1/4 cup refrigerated pesto
  • 3 tbsp light mayonnaise
  • Black pepper
  • 4 croissants
  • 8 thin slices ham
  • 1 cup fresh rocket

Method

  1. Peel and chop hard-boiled eggs. In medium bowl, gently combine eggs, refrigerated pesto, light mayonnaise and pepper to taste.
  2. Split and toast croissants. Divide slices of ham, egg salad and rocket among croissants. Serve immediately or wrap tightly in waxed paper and refrigerate for up to 4 hours.

Source: https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/food-recipes/a33587/green-eggs-and-ham-wiches/

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Easy Peasy Cheesy Frittata

One pan wonders are a mom's best friend. Make this easy fritatta your go-to this Mother's Day. It's packed full of protein and great flavour, so mom can feel her best to receive all the lovely presents you will have gotten her.

Ingredients

  • 8 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Pinch red pepper flakes
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup baby portobella mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 cup ricotta
  • 3 cups baby spinach

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 190°C. In a medium bowl whisk together eggs, heavy cream and mozzarella. Season with salt, pepper and a pinch of red pepper flakes.
  2. In a large frying pan over medium heat, heat oil. Add garlic and cook until soft, 5 minutes, then add mushrooms and cook until soft, another 5 minutes. Add spinach and cook until wilted, 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Pour egg mixture into the pan, then dollop with ricotta and transfer pan to oven.
  4. Bake until eggs are just set, 12 minutes.

Source: https://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/a24229816/frittata-recipe/

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Need a homemade gift to go with your breakfast in bed surprise? We've got some great ideas for simple DIY Mother's Day gifts to make during lockdown.

Do you have any go-to breakfast in bed recipes perfect for Mother's Day? Let us know about them! 

Breakfast In Bed

Brekkie in bed is a classic Mother's Day gift almost anyone can pull off. Treat mom to an array of her favourite morning-time treats, whether it be bacon and eggs, fluffy flapjacks or a bowl of fresh fruit drizzled with honey. Don't forget the coffee or tea either! And, make sure to clean up after yourself in the kitchen. There is no greater Mother's Day sin than making mom do the dishes on her special day.

Need a little breakfast in bed inspiration? Check out our article on Mother's Day breakfasts with a twist!

At-Home Spa Day

Seeing as mom won't be allowed to visit her favourite nail salon or beauty parlour for the foreseeable future, you may want to treat her to an at-home spa day this Mother's Day. Get out that old foot spa and pamper mom from top to toe. You can join in on the fun, too, by making a few DIY face masks out of kitchen staples. If you don't have the time to treat mom yourself, make her a gift she can use to pamper herself. We like the idea of homemade bath salts or a rejuvenating body scrub. It's a lot easier than you might think, so get busy before the big day rolls around!

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Pretty Picture Frame

What do moms love more than pictures of their children? Not much. But, don't just stick any old photograph in a frame. Recreate old family photos this Mother's Day with your siblings or dad. Dress up in similar clothing and try to reposition yourself to create a then-and-now type photo shoot. Not only will you be giving mom a good laugh and a chance to reminiscence, but it's a fun challenge to keep you entertained while under lockdown. Finish things off by placing your new photographs in a handmade frame. All you will need are a few stencils, some acrylic paint and lots of creativity!

Herb Planter

Is your mom a green-thumbed goddess? This indoor herb planter is the perfect gift for a mom who loves gardening. You may need a few DIY tools, but it's simple enough to hack together out of a few pieces of wood, some nails and wood glue. Paint the planter once it's assembled or leave the wood natural. However, we do recommend getting yourself a pot of black chalk paint for the front of the planter. Write the names of the herbs in chalk for an added touch of finesse. The most popular are usually rosemary, thyme, basil and mint, but you can mix and match however you like. We are sure mom will be very chuffed with her new windowsill embellishment.

Dads, you can help out with this one too, especially if you have very little kiddies. Mother's Day is your responsibility until they are old enough to use the stove!

Winter Scarf

Lockdown is the perfect excuse to get out your knitting needles and get busy crafting mom a lovely, soft winter scarf for Mother's Day. This is sure to be a gift that she'll treasure, as she thinks about you each time she wears it. If mom isn't a lover of scarves, you can create a warm blanket or a pair of gloves to keep her snug. Never knitted in your life before? Fear not! We have written a comprehensive beginner's guide to knitting to help you out.

Cupcake Bouquet 

Flower bouquets may be difficult to come by under lockdown. So instead, we'll be making our moms a sweet cupcake bouquet! This way she gets a beautiful bevy of flowers to brighten her day, as well as a tasty treat. You may need a few practice rounds to perfect the piping of these lovely edible flowers, but mom is sure to be impressed with your new skill. Follow this step-by-step guide by BBC Good Food to create a stunning Mother's Day showpiece.

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Does the idea of going the DIY route this Mother's Day scare you witless? Neflorist has a great range of flowers, sweets, trinkets and personalised gifts available for delivery on Mother's Day.

How will you be showing mom your love and appreciation this Mother's Day? Let us know about your plans in the comments below!  

For Her

Buying gifts for women has been made easy, thanks to the power of online shopping. Now it's possible to buy anything from jewellery to spa vouchers in a jiffy. But if you prefer something a little more personal, try these gifts for her or these top ten gifts for women. So what are you waiting for? Go and get the lovely lady in your life a surprise gift or spoil her for Women's Day.

For Him

Shopping for men is notoriously difficult. They just seem to always have everything they need. But no more! We have found a multitude of gifts for him. From classy booze and beard care products, to nifty gadgets and delectable cologne, we have something for every man out there.

Christmas

Make festive season shopping a breeze with our great festive shopping guides for him, her and the kids. Shopping for a lot of people? Then stock up on stocking fillers for adults and for the little ones. Or gift families with something they can enjoy together. Forgot someone on your list? No worries, this last minute gift guide will make gift giving a breeze.

Mother's Day

After all moms have done for us throughout our lives, from cleaning and cooking to nursing and supporting, they deserve an extra special gift. Any old piece of jewellery or box of chocolates just won't do. Instead, she deserves a personalised gift made just for her.

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Father's Day

Our dads are our heroes and as such, they deserve fantastic father's day gifts. But somehow they're always so difficult to shop for. Whether's he's a gadget geek, an outdoor fanatic, a bit of a nerd, the guy who always saves the day or just your dad, we have something he'll love.

The Little Ones

We all love spoiling our kids, from their baby shower all the way until adulthood. There's just something about their happy squeals of joy and ebullient giggles while pulling apart wrapping paper that delights us. Luckily, spoiling them is easy with the bright and colourful toys and gadgets all around.

Valentine's Day

Bring the romance to life with a well thought out Valentine's Day treat for the love of your life. Whether it's a gift for him, a gift for her, a last minute spoil or even a treat for your little one, a Valentine's Day gift is the perfect way to show that special someone how much you love them.

Graduation

After spending years working hard and studying, graduates deserve a little something special. Spoil them with a journal, alarm clock, trinkets, watch, work bag or an engraved pen. These gifts will be something for them to cherish forever.

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Personalised Gifts

Sometimes, you need an exceptional gift for an extraordinary person. Whether the recipient is a friend, partner, family member, child or colleague, you can show them how much you value them with a custom made gift. For something even more significant, gift them with a lovingly hand-made gift.

Wedding Presents

For a great engagement gift or for the perfect wedding present, why not spoil the couple with gifts for their new home? That way, they will always remember you as they grow from strength to strength, from moving in together, to having their first child, to the time they retire.

Hobbies

If you still can't find a gift, even after all these guides, then perhaps consider gifts based on their hobbies. Try finding awesome outdoor gifts, gifts for writers or what about gifts for car enthusiasts? These gifts will be greatly appreciated and put to good use, too.

It's A Wrap

So you've gone out your way to make sure your loved ones have the perfect gift for all occasions. But you still need to wrap them. Whether you choose traditional wrapping paper or dainty gift bags, check out these quirky stores for all your gift wrapping needs.

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Spoil The Old Lady

Mother's Day Lunch At The Rand Club

Date: Sunday, 12 May 2019 at 12:30 - 16:30.

We all know the greatest way to bond with loved ones here in Mzansi is through a meal or two. So, we have an idea, why don't you join in on celebrating Mother's Day with a spectacular carvery lunch served in the main ballroom? Speaking guest - Marnus Greyling will be playing amazing tunes on the piano. To make sure you do not miss book with [email protected]. For more information on this event visit this Facebook page.

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Mother's Day Brunch At Houghton Golf Club

Date: Sunday, 12 May 2019 at 10:00 - 12:30.

They say brunch is breakfast without an alarm. Mother's Day Brunch has been revamped with a Boo Chic Brunch this year. They are super excited to announce that those joining will be entertained by Nadya Mycroft, who will be performing throughout the event. We already know that mom will love this chilled setting and you sure will too. See you there! For more information please visit this Facebook page.

Glamour Mother’s Day High Tea

Date: Saturday, 11 May 2019 at 11:00 - 16:00. 

GLAMOUR in proud partnership with Mall of Africa and Revlon South Africa are presenting a heart-warming opportunity to celebrate the precious bond between you and your mom this Mother’s Day. Sounds like something you would like to bring your mom to? I may bring mine too. This is an opportunity for mom to spend the afternoon being serenaded with music that will take her down memory lane, enjoying a continental luncheon and treats whilst sipping on an assortment of teas from the tea station. Mom will also have the chance to mingle with Asanda Sizani - who is GLAMOUR's editor-in-chief. She will be joined by her special guest speakers, celebrity moms and their daughters who will be delivering insightful, meaningful commentary on their experiences. Come and enjoy a blissful moment filled with love. Make sure you don't miss out, grab your ticket for just R200 - R360 per person online or simply visit this Facebook page for more information.

Mother's Day Paint Event

Date: Saturday, 11 May 2019 at 14:00 - 16:30.

How about we do things a little differently this year? We're thinking more on the artistic side of things. Say, painting? Sounds like a great idea, right? We think so too. You and mom can join in on this Mother's Day Paint Event for a special time to spoil mom. Together you will get the chance to create one painting consisting of different canvasses. Don't worry, no painting experience is needed. Tickets are R900 - R1 950, and you can get yours here!

Mother's Day Concert at Joburg Zoo

Date: Sunday, 12 May 2019 from 11:00 - 15:00

This is going to be an amazing event for the whole family, especially for mom! Expect a day filled with amazing live music by our very own local talent, scrumptious food, a fully stocked bar, jumping castles, face painters, giant puppets, zoo entrance and animal demonstrations, a Manhattan Sweets activation and much more. Don't forget to pack a picnic basket to take along with you. Tickets cost R120 per adult, R70 per pensioner/child under 12, and kids aged 3 and under get in FREE. Get your tickets here.

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Mother's Day Music And Dance Performance At Melrose Arch

Date: 12 May 2019 at 12:30 - 13:15.

Bring mom to the ballet, she'll love it - we promise! This is your chance to show mom how she means to you by treating her to a day out at Melrose Arch, enjoy a music and dance performance, in aid of charity, and a delicious lunch on High Street or the Square. Performers from the National School of the Arts will perform a variety of pieces, including excerpts from favourite ballets, contemporary dance and instrumental music at The Venue on High Street at Melrose Arch. Tickets cost R50 per adult; children under 12, free. All proceeds will be donated to the Smile Foundation, which puts the smiles back on children’s faces with corrective facial reconstructive surgery and treatments. To book, visit www.smilefoundationsa.org. Tickets will also be on sale at the door on Mother’s Day, subject to availability.

Mother's Day Lunch At Melrose Arch

Date: Sunday, 12 May 2019

Show mom that she means the world to you by treating her to a stay out at Melrose Arch, where you will be enjoying music and dance performances, in aid of charity, and a delicious lunch on High Street on The Square. You have an array of endless options to choose from and you can order lunch from one of the participating restaurants; Paul, Ono Poké Eatery, Jamie’s Italian, Kauai, Moyo, Ocean Basket, Ghazal and the African Pride Melrose Arch and Autograph Collection hotel’s March Restaurant. Booking through your restaurant of choice is advisable. Sit back and enjoy an idyllic autumn afternoon with your loved ones, while relaxing to the soothing sounds of Classic 1027's string quarter in the background.

It's The Thought That Counts

Personalised Gifts For Mother's Day

If you aren't looking for something fancy and instead want something more personal to give mom on this special day, we think she will truly appreciate a gift or two. Things that she can hold onto and cherish. Don't you worry we have all the perfect personalised gifts you can give to mom. We have compiled a list of what to get, how to DIY them and where to get them. Sounds more like your style? Then check this out!

Fresh Florals And Fun Flamingos To Make Mother's Day Extra Special

Floral prints are always in season no matter the reason. And we think it's fitting for mommy dearest to get a gift she'll love to wear on relaxing weekend mornings before she taps into mommy-mode. She'll be comfortable while looking nice on those long and luxurious afternoons this Mother's Day with Bras N Things' new range of sleepwear. Too gorgeous to wear just for bed, if you ask me.

The Bras N Things sleepwear collection features soft satin, fabulous floral prints, snug fleece and fun prints. Who else would do a better job at modelling these amazing pieces than momma bear Michelle Alan? We thought so too. They are giving you satin long PJs in prints to suit every mood.

 

By Lelethu Baba

Mother's Day is approaching soon so why not prepare to spoil yourself and friends? Or better yet, spoil your 'momma' this Mother's Day with tickets to the Mother's Day Concert At Johannesburg Zoo.

This years' concert will be bringing more awesome performances and tons of memories to capture and share with the family. There will be tons of activities available for the kids while you enjoy live performances and food, but if you want to pack a yummy picnic - you are more than welcome.

Don't wait until the last minute, get your tickets now!

When Is It?

Sunday, 12 May 2019 at 11:00

Where Is It?

Johannesburg Zoo, Parkview, Johannesburg, Gauteng.

How Much Is It?

Entrance is R70 - R120 per person

For More Information

For more information about this event, click here.

What Is It?

Bring mom to the beautiful Weekend Market JHB and spoil her on this special day. You can expect live entertainment, DJs, beer garden, cocktail bar, flea market, food stalls an so much more. Stick around to enjoy a variety of gourmet food and beverages, and the relaxed atmosphere. There have something for everyone, including lots of entertainment for kids. Entrance to the market is free so do not miss out.

When Is It?

Sunday, 13 May 2018 from 09:00.

Where Is It?

Weekend Market JHB, corner Nasrec Road and Rifle Range Road, Ridgway, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Tickets are free.

For More Information.

For more information visit their Facebook page or their website or contact 082 497 7218 or email [email protected].

What Is It?

It's a celebrate of women, mothers and all the strong women in the world. The main aim for this event is to give women the platform they deserve and also to create an environment where they can be celebrated for simply being in our lives. Make sure you head over with the woman in your life for a day of food and music. The theme is all while with a doek.

When Is It?

Sunday, 13 May 2018 at 12:00.

Where Is It?

Chaf Pozi, Corner Kingsley Sithole And Nicholas Streets, Orlando East, 1804 Soweto.

How Much It Is?

Ticket Cost R 200 Per person at the door.

For More Information.

For more information contact 081 797 5756 or [email protected].

What Is It?

Round up a group of your mama bear squad and head to this amazing event. Rock your best outfits as the theme is black with a touch of gold. No kids allowed, moms need some time away too, to kick off, relax, and unwind with the girls. So come on over you sure do not want to miss it.

When Is It?

Sunday, 13 May 2018 – Monday, 14 May 2018.

Where Is It?

Platinum Lounge, Jacaranda Street, Corner Dawn and Malibongwe Drive, Randburg, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Entrance fee is R 50 per person.

For More Information

Visit their Facebook page.

Please note: These Mother’s Day lunches are valid for Sunday, 12 May 2019 ONLY. Booking is essential. Offers are subject to availability.

Moyo Melrose Arch

Date: Sunday, 12 May 2019

Celebrate that special lady in your life with the ultimate Moyo experience. Join them for a delicious lunch at their Melrose Arch branch for R379 per adult and R185 per child aged 4 - 12, kids under 3 eat for free. Wondering what's on the menu? Click here to take a quick squizz for yourself. Lunch will be served from 12:00 - 16:00.
For bookings, call Moyo Melrose Arch on 011 684 1477.

Details: www.moyo.co.za | 011 684 1477 | [email protected] | Shop 5, The High Street
Melrose Arch, Birnam, Johannesburg.

Moyo Zoo Lake

Date: Sunday, 12 May 2019

The Zoo Lake branch also has something special in store for mothers. Treat mom to a breakfast buffet between 08:00 - 11:00 for R185 per adult, R85 per child between the ages of 6 - 11, and children under 5 eat for free. The breakfast also includes a complimentary glass of bubbly. Or you can celebrate this special day with their lunch buffet served from 12:30 - 16:00 from R345 per adult, R260 per pensioner, R185 per child aged 6 - 11, and children 5 years and under eat for free. Cost includes live entertainment, an Avon gift for Mom as well as kid’s activities to entertain the little ones. Click here to check out their menu.

Details: www.moyo.co.za | 011 646 0058 | [email protected] | Zoo Lake Park, 1 Prince of Wales Drive, Parkview, Johannesburg

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The Barn at Irene Farm

Date: Sunday, 12 May 2019

We know this one is out in Pretoria, but it’s a lovely option if you’re looking to enjoy a Mother’s Day celebration out in the country. The Barn Restaurant at Irene Farm will be hosting a Mother’s Day buffet from 12:00 – 15:00 for R295 per person. Click here to have a look at their farm-style menu for this special day. Booking is essential, so make sure you contact them to reserve your table.

Details: www.irenefarm.co.za | 012 667 4822 | [email protected] | Nellmapius Drive, Irene, Pretoria

Casalinga Ristorante

Date: Sunday, 12 May 2019

Treat mom by spending Mother’s Day at Casalinga. They’ll be hosting a delectable Sunday lunch in her honour at R695 per adult and R180 per child under the age of 10. The cost also includes a special gift for mom. And to keep the little ones pre-occupied, there’ll be a jumping castle. Booking is essential so make sure you book ASAP. Visit their website to check out the menu for the day.

Details:  www.casalinga.co.za | 087 941 1223 or 011 957 2612/3311 | [email protected] | Plot 328 Rocky Ridge Road, Off Beyers Naude Drive, Rietfontein, Muldersdrift, Johannesburg.

Maximillien Restaurant

Date; Sunday, 12 May 2019

The Maximillien Restaurant at the Da Vinci Hotel & Suites will be serving a sparkling Mother’s Day brunch buffet from 11:00 – 13:00 on the pool deck. This brunch costs R395 per person and includes sparkling wine and a little gift for mom from Jimmy Choo. Booking is essential as space is limited, so be sure to make your reservation as soon as possible.

Details: www.legacyhotels.co.za | 011 292 7111 | [email protected] | Corner Maude and 5th Street, Sandton, Johannesburg.

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Piccolo Mondo

Date: Sunday, 12 May 2019

The Piccolo Mondo at The Michelangelo will be spoiling moms with a delectable Mother’s Day High Tea between 13:00 – 16:00. This special treat costs R355 per person and includes many delicious goodies to tickle your palate. Booking is essential. For bookings and enquiries on this special event, use the contact details below.

Details: www.legacyhotels.co.za | 011 282 7463 | [email protected] | The Michelangelo Hotel, Nelson Mandela Square, 5th Street, Sandton, Johannesburg.

Rodizio Brazilian Restaurant – Bedfordview

Date: Sunday, 12 May 2019

Spoil your mother with one of Rodizio Bedfordview’s scrumptious set menus this Mother’s Day. There will also be live entertainment on the day. This Mother’s Day delight will be served between 12:00 to 15:00. And every mom will get a glass of bubbly! As for the menus, here’s what you can expect:

Set Menu 1 - (R255 per person)

Set Menu 2 (R275 per person)

Set Menu 3 (R295 per person)

Set Menu 4 (R335 per person)

Details: www.rodizio.co.za | 011 455 1093 | [email protected] | Shop 35, Village View Shopping Centre, Van Buuren Road, Bedfordview, Johannesburg.

The Fairway Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort

Date: Sunday, 12 May 2019

Don’t miss The Fairway Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort’s famous Mother’s Day Sunday Lunch Buffet at their award-winning fine dining Balata Restaurant. Not only will mom be spoilt, but the kids will also have a blast on the jumping castle and getting their faces painted. And moms can relax, as there will be babysitters watching the little ones. Cost is R470 per person and booking is essential.

Details: thefairway.co.za | 011 478 8000 | [email protected] | Setperk Street, Randburg, Johannesburg.

oneNINEone

Date: Sunday, 12 May 2019

Spoil your beloved mom this Mother’s Day with a thoughtful and divine lunch at oneNINEone. Celebrate her and how much she means to you with a glass of bubbly served with freshly shucked oysters, a cold selection of local well-matured cheeses as well as tacos filled with crusted linefish, whisky-glazed pulled pork and smoked beans with chorizo. And the spoils are not complete without something sweet and indulgent, an opulent dessert counter offering soft flapjacks made to order, a mouthwatering selection of homemade ice creams as well as a variety of sweet tartlets, fruit verrines and chocolate torte. Sounds scrumptious!

Details: onenineone.co.za | 011 280 1188 | [email protected] | 191 Oxford Road,  Rosebank, Johannesburg.

Morrells Boutique Estate

Date: Sunday, 12 May 2019

Whether you’re looking to start the celebrations early or would prefer tucking into an afternoon delight, Morrells Boutique Estate has just the Mother’s Day celebration for you and beloved mom. Take your pick from their Mother’s Day Breakfast served from 08:00 – 10:30 at R395 per person or the Mother’s Day Lunch from 12:00 – 15:00 at R 520 per person. Bookings are essential so make sure you make your reservation now to avoid disappointment.

Details: www.morrells.co.za | 011 476 9495 | [email protected] | Corner of Weltevreden Road and Scott Street, Northcliff, Johannesburg

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The Kitchen | L'antico Giardino

Date: Sunday, 12 May 2019

Mom only deserves the best, so why not spoil her with an specially prepared lunch at The Kitchen | L'antico Giardino in Lanseria this Mother's Day? They have something special planned, so make your reservation here. Click here to see what's on the menu for the day. Cost is R320 per person and R170 per child under the age of 12. There's nothing better than soaking up the autumn sun while celebrating and feasting with the family.

Details: theforum.co.za | 011 575 3888 | [email protected] | Portion 17 Farm 543, Nooitgedacht, Pine Valley Road, Lanseria.

Valverde Eco Hotel

Date: Sunday, 12 May 2019

Celebrate that wonderful lady with Valverde Eco Hotel on Mother's Day! They will be serving a delicious three-course lunch from 12:00 at R325 per person. If you want to find out what's on the menu or to see if there's still availability, simply drop them an email at [email protected].

Details: valverde.co.za | 010 591 6840 | [email protected] | Plot 5, Lammermoor Drive, Johannesburg

Stonehaven on Vaal

Date: Sunday, 12 May 2019

As always, Stonehaven on Vaal is going all out with the Mother's Day celebrations! They have everything to make this day extra special, from breakfast and luncheon buffets to cruising delights and casual cruises down the Vaal. It's definitely a lovely way to spoil mom. For the full details of what's happening this Mother's Day, click here to get the full programme. Booking is essential.

Detail: stonehaven.co.za | 016 982 2951/2 | [email protected] | Vaal River, next To Baddrift Bridge,
Vanderbijlpark.

The Carnivore

Date: Sunday, 12 May 2019

For a beast of a feast, don't miss out on the Mother's Day celebrations at The Carnivore. They have a Mother’s Day Lunch set menu in store to celebrate those amazing women in our lives. This feast costs R395 per adult and R200 per child under the age of 12. Click here to see the menu for the day.

Details: carnivore.co.za | 011 950 6000 or 0861 732 237 | 69 Drift Boulevard, R114, Muldersdrift, Gauteng.

What inspired Vanillablonde.co.za?
I started blogging before blogs were even considered popular, simply because I absolutely love being creative and I’ve always loved writing and photography. My blog is a way of sharing that! Vanilla Blonde is a lifestyle blog that is an authentic and personal extension of my life and a take on all things that interest me. It aims to elevate and inspire.

How will you balance time between work and being a new mom?
That is one thing that I am nervous about. My baby boy (Baby G) will be born in June and I’m only taking a short maternity leave. I have the same worry as every new mom of how to balance a newborn and a career. I do have the concern of how I’m going to balance my radio and TV career, my blog, my voice-overs, my emcee work and a newborn baby, but I take comfort and inspiration in seeing how many successful, working moms there are in my industry. I’m trying to surrender my concerns and take it one day at a time from the minute Baby G is born in June.

What are some of the challenges you have faced during pregnancy?
Besides a few of the common pregnancy symptoms, like fatigue and heartburn, I have a 7cm fibroid that has caused me a lot of pain and a few complications in my pregnancy, and as a result I can only have a C-section, but I’ll take it all, because I’m just happy that Baby G is healthy and growing like a champion!

What’s your favourite thing about pregnancy?
I actually love my big belly. I love that I don’t have to suck my tummy in and I think I’m really going to miss my bump! I love feeling every roll, kick and hiccup inside me – it’s completely alien and completely amazing all at the same time because it’s so intimate. It’s just the two of us right now and I love that he is with me 24/7! I also love how kind people can be… it’s refreshing when people usually have silly, insensitive comments.

What’s your favourite maternity wear?
I have found some really beautiful pieces of from Anneen Henze, MamaMeah and Lonzi & Bean Maternity. I’ve also lived in my Freddy maternity jeans.

Bailey Schneider

What baby/child brands are you excited to try and why?
The Granny Goose Nurture One cushion, our cot and compactum from Cozicot, our second compactum from Kids Emporium, the Tommee Tippee range of bottles for expressed breastmilk and their cute bibs. The Love to Dream Swaddles look so comfy and I also can’t wait to see him in all the adorable onesies. H&M, Cotton On and Next have adorable onesies/baby grows. I look at them now and they’re so small – it’s hard to believe there will be our baby boy in them soon.

Which Joburg spots have been your favourites during pregnancy? 
I was born in Johannesburg and have been living in Cape Town for the last 4 years, but I travel up to Joburg all the time – either for work or to visit my friends and family. A lot of my friends have children and Papachinos is the popular place we go, and we also visit the restaurant Munch in Beaulieu. I also love spending time at Melrose Arch and the Fourways Gardens parks.

What’s in your hospital bag? 
I haven’t packed these yet, but I have my list:
Mom Bag: I’m bringing really comfortable slippers, a robe I can slip on and off and nighties that either open in the front or are especially for breastfeeding. I’m taking my SLR camera and charger to capture the precious moments. Headphones and my iPad. I’m bringing breast-pads, nipple cream, maternity pads and all my favourite toiletries from Exuviance and Clarins and a comfortable going-home outfit that I can slip on without worrying about my C-section scar.
For Baby G: I have the most beautiful leather bag from Jean Kelly that’s going to be filled with warm, soft onesies, beanies, vests, little socks, newborn nappies and bum cream. Swaddle blankets and burp cloths are packed too, along with the cutest Jellycat bunny.

What are your favourite pregnancy rituals?
I have absolutely loved the pregnancy massages I’ve had and I have a ritual I do every morning and night where I apply Mama Mio Tummy Oil or Tummy Butter on my bump and Boob Tube to my décolletage area. I apply Lucky Legs at night for my swollen feet and it’s utter bliss. I luckily haven’t got any stretch marks as I started this ritual the moment I found out I was pregnant.

Do you have any advice for Joburg’s expecting and working moms?
First off, I think every mom is an absolute superwoman and I wish they’d give themselves more credit! Every mom is trying their best and we all need to be kind and encourage one another. I find there is so much knowledge out there, thanks to the thousands of books and the Internet, that sometimes we forget to listen to our natural instincts. Trust yourself.

Bailey Schneider in Freddy Maternity Jeans 3-1

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