Mother’s Day is around the corner, which is a good time to show your mom just how much she means to you. But what do you get a woman who has it all? Showing your appreciation with a thoughtful gift is always a sweet gesture.
At this time of the year, stores go all out by displaying soaps, anti-wrinkle creams, perfumes, slippers and bath salts… However, most moms are pretty set in their ways, preferring to use a few trusted brands that make them feel good. The last thing you want is for your gift (which she appreciates very much) to take up residence in the back of the cupboard.
It’s not that she’s a difficult person to buy for; it’s a matter of shifting your perspective of what makes for a great Mother’s Day gift. Spending time with you is all she really wants, because to a mother, there’s no greater gift than her child.
Here are a few Bucket List Genie-approved ways to give your mom an opportunity to try something new and different with you.
Jazz Brunch for Two
Surprize her on Sunday with a lazy Jazz Brunch buffet in Cape Town. Set in a lovely palm-encircled courtyard, you can listen to the sounds of live jazz while chatting, reading your free Sunday paper, and enjoying a wide variety of brunch foods, ranging from cereal to breakfast delights served with complimentary sparkling wine, and even Sunday roast.
Steam Train Trip with Lunch for Two
Enjoy a scenic vintage steam train ride to the Ceres Valley. Mom will be treated to a luxurious lounge car that offers breath taking scenery of the valley and rock formations before stopping off at Ceres Golf Club for lunch.
Perfume Workshop for Two
If your mom enjoys the finer things in life, she will cherish this experience! Learn how to create bespoke fragrances under the supervision of specialist scent creators, tour the Perfume museum and take home your very own concentrated perfume, oil and perfumed body cream.
Besties Spa Escape and High Tea for Two
Escape to the Table Bay Hotel for a luxurious spa pamper session in the Camelot Spa, followed by a delectable high tea in the hotel’s grand lounge overlooking Cape Town.
Luxurious Catamaran Sunset Cruise for Two
Treat your mom like the queen that she is by taking her on a sunset cruise to Clifton 4th Beach or Table Bay aboard the TIGGER 2 Royale, complete with a complimentary glass of sparkling wine.
Soaps and slippers perish, but experiences shared with her children last forever.