As the old saying goes, it’s the thought that counts. Anyone can pick up a bunch of flowers or a box of chocolates, but we’ve rounded up a few ideas of gifts with an extra thoughtful touch to show that you really care.

 

Getting the perfect gift is easy with RCS. Use your RCS Store Card and get up to 55 days interest free on your purchase, plus you’ll have access to cash whenever you need it.

 

 

FOR THE MOM THAT LIKES TO READ

If your mom loves nothing better than to relax with a good book, why not spoil her with the portable library of the modern times – an e-reader? With over 4.5 million books available on Amazon, mom will be beyond delighted with the Kindle Paperwhite (R2 499, Incredible Connection). For a more budget-friendly version, check out the Kindle Fire 7-inch tablet (R999, Makro). It features so much more than just an e-reader, so she’ll be able to devour the latest novels by her favourite authors – and keep up to date with Instagram while she’s at it!

 

For a super special twist, why not load a special reading list onto the Kindle that you think your mom will love? Go the extra mile and get the same books for yourself, then you can have your own private book club where you get together to chat about what you’ve been reading.

 

 

FOR THE MOM WHO LIKES PLANTS

If your mom has got a green thumb, why not combine her favourite past time with a bit of your own creative flair, and put together a beautiful succulent planter of your own design for her? Pick out a beautiful plant pot (from R30, Builders), and a selection of succulents, and go wild making a miniature succulent garden. You can get as creative as you want, adding things like painted pebbles, seashells, coloured glass, or miniature figurines, depending on what you think your mom would like.

 

 

FOR THE MOM WHO LIKES TO FEEL PRETTY

Whether your mom already knows her bronzer from her brow liner, or she’s still rocking the same blue eyeliner from the ’80s, she’ll appreciate a new set of quality cosmetic brushes. If she’s in the latter department, you can include in the gift a makeup lesson, and show her what all the different brushes are for. Clicks has a fantastic selection of brushes – we love the Ecotools five-piece starter set (R269), and Signature Cosmetics and Fragrances has a budget-friendly 10-piece brush set for only R215. If you’re wanting to splurge, pick the Lottie Best of Brushes set (R455, Edgars), or the top-of-the-line 14-piece brush set from Inglot (R2 499).

 

 

FOR THE MOM WHO LIKES TO COOK

If your mom genuinely enjoys spending time in the kitchen, a new cook book might be just the thing to challenge and entice her. Our current favourite is Just Add Rice – Stories and Recipes by a Taiwanese South African, by Ming-Cheau Lin (R318, Loot.co.za). But take your gift one step further – pick out a recipe that looks fun to make, and buy all the ingredients, then you and mom can spend a fun afternoon together learning how to make a new dish.

 

GIVE THE PERFECT MOTHER’S DAY GIFT THIS YEAR

Whatever you choose for Mother’s Day, we know mom will appreciate the thought and effort you went to. Use your RCS Store Card and get up to 55 days interest free on your purchase. You can also withdraw cash with your RCS Store Card whenever you need to. All you need to do is request the cash via the RCS Mobile App or phone our customer call centre on 0861-729-727.

 

*Prices were correct at time of publication, and are subject to change.