In Southern Africa: With Mother’s Day fast approaching, it’s time to get creative in lockdown and start thinking about gift ideas and fun activities to show mom how loved and appreciated she is. And while one day a year is not enough to properly celebrate our mothers, it’s the perfect opportunity to do something special for a very special person.

1. A lockdown mom gift

Gifts, while not everything, can be a nice way to express your heartfelt gratitude to mom. Something she can both enjoy and make practical use of will always be well-received. You might be thinking about an item she’s long wanted for a favorite hobby or a present that can help her start a brand-new one. For the avid reader, an Amazon Kindle is a great choice. Staying healthy, especially at this time, is critical so you may want to spoil her with a smartwatch or Fitbit, available on  This will help ensure she gets and keeps her health in hand. A gift that keeps giving, especially in these uncertain times.

2. Singing is fun and healthy

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Another option and perfect way for a mom and daughter to bond is a smart speaker like the LG XBOOM which also serves high-end audio (great for Spotify playlists and podcasts). The karaoke feature includes built-in sound-enhancing voice filters to make any singer sound even more like a star and even change the key of the song to better suit the voice of the singer.

3. A perfect afternoon for mom

Give your mom the day off to enjoy herself, whether it be practicing yoga,  reading or watching a movie.  You can select some great yoga channels for her and load them onto her iPad or mobile device.  If your mom loves the outdoors, then why not re-create a garden oasis complete with a comfortable garden lounger, cozy blanket and pillow for her.  You don’t need a lot of space to make this happen.  She will be delighted to get out of the house and cozy up in this fun oasis you have created. You can also add a  Spotify Premium subscription for the mom who loves listening to music.

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4. Plant a superfood garden

Give the gift that keeps giving. Why not use this time in lockdown to plant a garden for your mom. It could be as simple as buying her a beautiful potted rose bush that she can plant in a special place. This will remind her of your love year after year.  Or better still you can  create a superfood garden for her to enjoy all year around. Not only will this keep her healthy all year round, but you will also get the amazing health benefits that come with gardening.

5. Treat mom to a house party

There are two more fun ways you can treat your mother.  The first is to create a perfect home-cooked meal and surprise her with  a lockdown house party. Yes, all you need to do is download the HouseParty app and invite the whole family to join in. No matter where you are. And you can play games too.  If you are worried your culinary skills aren’t up to the task, you can always learn from the best. We love this site for healthy recipe ideas.  Your mom will be super impressed.

6. A virtual beauty salon

Your mother has probably not been able to visit a beauty salon in ages. So why not re-create one in your own home? Book your mother into your very own virtual beauty salon.  Improvise by buying some stunning nail varnish colors, sumptuous hair treatments and face creams. Then pamper your mother just like her own salon would. She will love you even more.

 Just three words

Last but certainly not least, here’s the simplest, most cost effective, quickest and most important thing you can do!  Simply saying those three special words is one of the most heartfelt ways to express your love and gratitude this Mother’s Day.

Live in the US? Here are 18 impressive Mother’s Day gift ideas.


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