5 last-minute gift ideas for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and if you’re anything like me it’s not until the very last minute that you start thinking about a gift. But never fear, here are some Mother’s Day gift ideas that will definitely put a smile on her face for days to come.

1. Walking shoes

Take Mum to Karura Forest or the Arboretum for a nice long walk in nature, a gift that not only gives her motivation to keep active, but offers invaluable time together. Ensure she has the right footwear with comfortable walking shoes. Brands like Sketchers and Power have great stylish-looking shoes at good prices. With this gift, you might even be able to make it a weekly tradition!

2. A spa-day

Speaking of time together, we can’t think of anyone who wouldn’t appreciate the opportunity to unwind at the spa.. The best part is booking a spa experience is so easy! SpaDreaming.com is an online marketplace for spa experiences, with a wide range of beautiful and unique packages with Kenya’s top hotels and spas, at affordable prices. Just browse and select the spa experience that best suits your mum’s needs and SpaDreaming will take care of the rest. SpaDreaming have group packages so why not make it a family affair?

3. Make/write something for her

It sounds like a flashback to childhood but the truth is, that first drawing you made is more precious to your mother than the works of all great artists put together. Make the day special by giving her a unique and special gift that you have made or written yourself. From baking a cake to fashioning some beads, writing a poem or even rustling up her favourite meal, it’s the effort you make that will speak volumes.

4. A picture collage

Speaking of making something, why not print out all those selfies with her and special moments and make a collage out of them? You can get this professionally done by a designer, or like we just suggested, make it yourself. Remind her of all those wonderful moments with this heartwarming and thoughtful gift.

5. Bath and body products

This one is a timeless gift. Every woman likes to take care of their skin, smell good and enjoy leisure time. A gift basket of products with her favourite bath and body products is a sure way to make her smile. Include bubble bath salts, sponges and skin buffers to make her down time extra relaxing.

Words: Wambui Murithii                                       Illustration: Nzilani Simu

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