Gift Guide: Spoil her with something special this Mother's Day | 9Lives
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Although we don’t always like to admit it, life would just not be the same without Mom. Yes, she fusses, worries and — to our frustration — does her utmost best to take over our lives. But deep down, we know that she is willing to sacrifice everything for us. And let’s be honest, it is kinda nice being pampered by Mom, giving us comfort love and support in our times of need. So, let’s show some appreciation for our beautiful mothers by spoiling them this Mother’s Day. And what better way to show just how precious she is to us than by spoiling her with a gorgeous gift? Here is a roundup of our favourite gifts to make Mom look and feel fabulous — not just on Mother’s Day.

Kiss her and tell her how much you love her

“Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick, and pull yourself together.” – Elizabeth Taylor
Lipstick is a woman’s best friend, and just like Elizabeth Taylor reminds us, a pout with a pop of colour is just what a woman needs to say everything is “all right”.

Chanel Rouge Coco Flash Hydrating Vibrant Shine Lip Colour

R645 for 3g,

We just adore Chanel’s Rouge Coco Shine. An oh-so-smooth and comfortable wearing colour splash, formulated with a balanced dose of oils such as jojoba, mimosa and sunflower, to add a touch of nourishment to the lips. This is a handbag essential for Mom in a sensational range of shades, you can find the perfect shade for Mom. From nude to vibrant red, there is a lipstick for all unique styles and personalities. So what’s stopping you? Kiss and tell your mama how much you appreciate her with a Chanel Rouge Coco Shine lipstick in her favourite shade!

Perfume for her

“Perfume follows you; it chases you and lingers behind you. It’s a reference mark. Perfume makes silence talk” – Sonia Rykiel
Is your mother a fragrance lover? Drawn to enticing scents, we as women can agree that there is something about wearing our signature scent that makes us feel unique and give us that extra confidence we need to make an impression we deserve. Our scent is a powerful thing and every time Mom smells her perfume, she will think of her special Mother’s Day with us. The thing is, trying to choose from the wall of fragrances in glistening bottles can be an overwhelming sensory overload. How are we supposed to know if we are choosing the ‘right’ scent for Mom? Well, let me make it easy for you. I have found a couple of gorgeous fragrance for Mother’s Day!

Calvin Klein Women Eau de Parfum

R1 345 for 100ml,

Feminine. Sensual. Luminous

This Calvin Klein Women Eau de Parfum is perfect for the inspirational woman in your life. And Mom is top on the list, of course! An ultra-chic bottle design, highlighted by the iconic sketch of a woman’s eye, draws you in and captures the essence of a mother’s all-knowing wisdom, strength and emotion. And with just a spritz of this fantastic fragrance, an explosion of flirty floral and fruity notes balanced with woody undertones will tell a beautiful sensory story that is sure to leave a lasting impression.

Lancôme La Nuit Trésor

R930 for 30 ml,

Now, this is a gift to show mom just how much she is worth. With an elegant diamond drop package, she will adore its sweet and sensual scent. An immediate berry boom on the nose that draws you into a Damascus rose centre note juxtaposed with just a hint of enhancing frankincense and vanilla, this fragrance has a radiating sense of depth and fulfillment.

Indulge the skin

As a moment for Mom to indulge her skin in some much-deserved nourishment, a mother’s skincare routine should be sacred. So, why not pamper Mom with something special to add to her skincare routine?

KIEHL’s Creme de Corps Soy Milk & Honey Whipped Body Butter

R720.00 for 200ml,

Ever wondered what it feels like to be in paradise? Paradise is a land flowing with milk and honey, and KIEHL’s Creme de Corps Soy Milk & Honey Whipped Body Butter pretty much feels like that, making it the perfect Mother’s Day gift. A luxuriously rich concoction of avocado oil, cocoa butter and shea butter, this body butter is just what Mom needs to give her skin the moisture and nourishment it needs to be happy and healthy. And best of all, with a delicious coconut scent and glorious creamy texture, this silky body butter is an absolute treat. Which is especially necessary when the cooler drier weather sets in!

It’s all about the hair

There is nothing more satisfying than having silky soft hair,and if our hair looks good, we feel GREAT! When it comes to hair products, we are a fan favourite of INOAR Sensitine Shampoo.

INOAR Sensitine Shampoo

R560 for 400 ml,

An all-in-one treatment for the scalp, this shampoo and conditioner is just what you need to breathe life into your hair. Expertly formulated with a balance of cleansing agents and AHA, Allantoin Scalp, Vitamin B3 and ultra-purified Asian centella extract, this shampoo works to cleanse and moisturise, leaving your hair feeling oh-so-soft, shiny, and healthy. Added shea butter goodness makes massaging the creamy liquid into the scalp great for dry scalp conditions such as dandruff. Best of all, this all-rounder shampoo can be used on both oily and dry hair, minimising excess oil and adding moisture to dry hair respectively.

For her unique sense of style

Not only a warming addition to the winter wardrobe, but scarves are also sometimes just what we need to add a touch of colour and pattern to our outfits, making them a great gift for Mother’s Day! We know the perfect place to find the scarf that will make mom look oh so stylish.
Multi Check Fringe Scarf from Desray

Desray Multi Check Fringe Scarf


With an array of stunning scarves in all sorts of textures, designs and colours, Desray is offering 30% off their scarf selection for Mothers Day. We were absolutely seduced by their stunning Multi Check Fringe Scarf. With endless styling possibilities, this scarf pattern in gorgeous shades of autumn will offset Moms outfit for any occasion. Crafted from 100% cotton, the real deal breaker is its beautifully soft texture. Wearing this scarf around the neck feels heavenly!

Keep it simple

When trying to think of a great gift for Mother’s Day, going for something practical is always a winner. Every time Mom uses it, she will be reminded of our love and appreciation. A cooler-box is a super practical gift that comes in handy more than we realise, and because we love local South African brands, we found this quirky Mini Decker Cooler Eco Wax Coated Fabric from Thandana perfect as a gift.

Mini Decker Cooler Eco Wax Coated Fabric from Thandana


Decked in an ultra chic daffodil-yellow design with a water-proof wax coating and an aluminium lining, all Mom’s delicious goodies will be kept safe and cool wherever she goes.

Let’s raise a glass to Mom!

“Let us celebrate the day with wine and sweet words” – Plautus. Because it’s a day to celebrate Mom, it’s time to bring something fine to the table. And we have found the perfect gift in a bottle!

Estate De Wetshof Lilya Dry Rosé 2018

R99 for 750 ml,

A blush of pink from the De Wetshof Estate in the beautiful Robertson Valley, the Lilya Dry Rosé 2018 is a gorgeous addition to any Mother’s Day celebration. With delicate watermelon, litchi and strawberry flavours on the palate, and just a hint of minerality, this crisp dry-style rosé will compliment Mom’s favourite seafood, salad and sushi dishes.

Have you spotted anything you like for Mom? Feel free to share your favourite pick in the comment section below.


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