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5 May 2015

Mother's Day gift guide

Show your mom how special she is to you this Mother's Day – no matter where you are in the world – with a unique gift you can buy online.

It's Mother's Day on Sunday, 10 May, meaning you've still got time to get the perfect gift. We've found some fun and thoughtful gifts that you can buy online. There's something to suit every mother's taste – and every daughter or son's budget.

Her world on the go

If you feel like splashing out and really spoiling your mom this Mother's Day, why not give her a tablet or phablet and introduce her to a world of e-books, games, apps, music and everything else that's online. If you're not living in the same town as her, Skype video conversations make keeping in touch so much easier. Take a look at all the latest devices from Vodacom Online.

Her favourite books on her doorstep

Whether she likes classics, science fiction, romance or even the latest celebrity cookbook, a good book always provides a few moment's escape from reality. You can order virtually every book under the sun from takealot.comExclusive Books or, with free delivery around the world, The Book Depository. If you've run out of time, you could also get a Kindle gift card from Amazon so your mom can download the latest bestseller to her Kindle, smartphone or tablet.

Her kitchen refreshed

If your mom is a domestic goddess (or even if she isn't), something little or large from Yuppiechef will always be a pleasant surprise. They've got a fabulous range of kitchen utensils and appliances, tableware and delicious edible goodies to choose from. And if you simply can't choose, give her a gift voucher and let her shop to her heart's content.

A touch of tradition

Spoil your mom with the traditional gifts that are known to make a girl happy – flowers, jewellery and perfume from Netflorist. Calling themselves South Africa's largest same-day gift service, they're also the perfect go-to site if you've left it to the last minute!

You can't go wrong with...

Something from Woolworths. Although you might usually only consider Woolworths online shopping for groceries or clothing, the truth is that you can get anything from the online store transported straight to your (or your mom's) doorstep. So if she's into orchids, or could do with a cosy knit for winter, or you'd like to spoil her with a little something from Country Road or Witchery, Woolies has a host of options to choose from. 

Print special Instagram moments

Local Instagram printing service Nifty250 is an excellent service to use to print out your best Instagram moments and send them to your mom as a gift. The website is really simple to use – just log into your Instagram account through the site and select which photos you want to print, either from your feed or searching a hashtag. The glossy or matte prints are shipped in beautiful packaging, adding the perfect finishing touch.

Spoil and save

If you’re really stumped for something for your mom this year download Vodacom’s Vouchercloud app and browse through the huge selection of discounts on everything from health and beauty stores to fashion, travel and eating out. Why not take your deserving mother out for a meal or treat her to a massage?