Thoughtful Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Moms Who Have Everything

Thoughtful Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Moms Who Have Everything
Samantha Pillay, Director at ekko

Struggling to find the perfect Mother’s Day gift? You’re not alone in this regard. When asking a mom what she would like, most will answer that they have everything they need. This sentiment makes finding something truly special for Mother’s Day rather challenging. As a result, many of us end up settling on a bunch of overpriced flowers or the mom’s version of “soap on a rope” – a scented candle or a box of chocolates.

“Never fear, though,” says Samantha Pillay, Director of First Loyalty Plus. “The perfect gift is out there,” and offers 5 unique ideas, suitable for different budgets, to surprise and delight your mom:

1. Mini Getaway: If budget allows, book a night/midweek/weekend away for your mom and dad, or even better, just you and your mom. As adults, it’s easy to get caught up in the busyness of life and spend less time with our parents. A night away at a hotel or a scenic resort will allow you both to relax, unwind, and create magical, lasting memories. Whether you’re exploring new sites, enjoying nature, or simply lounging by the pool, the quality time spent together will be priceless. And if you are a member of First Loyalty Plus, you can save on hotel bookings, making the getaway even more affordable and enjoyable.

2. Go on a Culinary Adventure: Begin with starters at one restaurant, enjoy mains at another, and finish with dessert somewhere else – it’s sure to be a fun dining experience your mom will never forget! So, whether she fancies Italian, Indian or fresh sushi, she can indulge in each of her favourite cuisines as you explore different restaurants. And remember, as a First Loyalty member, you’ll even get up to R120 off meals.

3. Movie Night: When did you and your mom last enjoy a movie on the big screen? For many of us, it’s been years! Take her back to the days when she treated ‘little’ you to the movies by spoiling her with an old-school cinema experience. Let her pick the movie and don’t forget the popcorn. As a First Loyalty member, you can save with “Buy 1 Get 1 FREE” movie tickets, making it even easier to enjoy a night of laughter and some tears with your mom and a rom-com. It’s a simple yet meaningful way to spend quality time together.

4. A Spa Spoil: It might sound a little cliché, but there’s no denying it – a spa day is always welcome. Who doesn’t love a manicure, pedicure, or having life’s stresses soothed away with a full-body massage? Plus, you can put a new spin on the ‘spa experience’ by taking mom to a ‘destination’ spa. La Vita spas, a partner of First Loyalty, are located at all First Group Hotels and Resorts. So, surprise her with a pamper day at La Vita, where she can indulge in luxurious treatments at 20% off  and enjoy a delicious lunch while taking in spectacular views – whether it’s the majestic Magaliesburg mountains, the sparkling blue ocean in Ballito or the picturesque harbour in Cape Town. It’s the perfect way to pamper your mom and show her how much she means to you.

5. Monthly Subscription to First Loyalty Plus: If your mom is at a point where she needs to watch her pennies but you still want to give her the ability to live life to its fullest, why not invest in a First Loyalty subscription for only R199 per month for her? It’s the gift that keeps on giving! She’ll be able to save up to 50% on over 500,000 hotels, get cashback on meals, enjoy discounted movie tickets and snack combos, shop online at crazy prices, and much more… It’s a practical and thoughtful gift that that she can continually enjoy.

“With First Loyalty Plus, you can gift your mom savings and unforgettable experiences that she’ll treasure forever,” says Pillay. “Ultimately though, no matter what you decide to give or do, the most important thing is for your mom to know how much you love and appreciate her,” she concludes.