Women’s Day Gift Ideas

01 JULY 2024

National Women’s Day is on the horizon and is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the women in your life and let them know the important role that they play. In South Africa, we celebrate Women’s Day on 9 August, in commemoration of all the women who marched to the Union Buildings in 1956 in protest against the extension of Pass Laws to women. It’s an occasion to show appreciation and support for the women in our lives, whether they are family members, friends, colleagues, or mentors. A man and woman in a greenhouse with a "Happy Women’s Day" sign and flowers in a basket.Choosing the right gift can convey your admiration and respect in a meaningful way. Here are some top gift ideas that are sure to make any woman feel special and valued on this significant day - and you can pick up any of them with your RCS Store Card.

Personalised Jewellery

Jewellery is a classic gift that never goes out of style, but personalised jewellery takes it a step further. Consider necklaces, bracelets, or rings engraved with the recipient’s name, initials, or a significant date. Birthstone jewellery is another thoughtful option. Personalised pieces not only add a unique touch but also show the recipient that you’ve put thought into selecting a gift specifically for them. At Foschini you can get some great deals on unique pieces of jewellery with your RCS card and, at your convenience, you can purchase either online or in-store.

Self-Care Packages

In today’s fast-paced world, self-care is more important than ever. Curate a self-care package that includes items like scented candles, such as the French Lavender Soy Massage Candles that you can pick up at Foschini, and bonus points for including a relaxing massage as part of the care package. Other items that can be included in your self-care package could be things like bath bombs, luxurious skincare products, and essential oils. Adding a cosy blanket, or if you want to stick to the bath theme then, a luxurious towel and a good book can also enhance the experience. The Body Shop is another RCS partner with amazingly on-point gift sets to inspire you.Women's Day gift ideas: white shoes, jewellery and flowers.

Inspirational Books

Books that inspire and empower can be a great gift for Women’s Day. Look for books written by or about strong, influential women. Titles that focus on personal development, career growth, or memoirs of women who have made significant impacts can be particularly meaningful. Pair the book with a handwritten note expressing why you chose it and what you hope the recipient will gain from reading it. For your convenience, you can use your RCS store card to purchase online at Exclusive Books!

Experience Gifts

Sometimes the best gifts are not things but experiences. Consider giving a gift that allows the recipient to create new memories. This could be a spa day, a cooking class, a wine-tasting tour, or tickets to a concert or theatre show. Experiences provide opportunities for relaxation, learning, and enjoyment, making them a memorable way to celebrate Women’s Day.

Home Cooked Meal

Another way to show appreciation to the hardworking women in your life is to cook them a meal made with love. Create an intimate setting with lit candles and let the wonderful aromas of the food delight her. Choose a dish that you know she loves and find a recipe that you would be able to follow. Let her relax while you prepare the food, think of a light starter to get her appetite going and something that pairs well with the main course. 

Do not forget about dessert, whether she has a sweet tooth or likes savoury, either way, you can end off the meal with something delicious that will wow her. For example, you could pick a few of her favourite fruits paired with ice cream or fresh whipped cream, or even do a mini cheese platter, depending on what suits her taste buds. 

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Handwritten Letters and Cards

Never underestimate the power of heartfelt words. A handwritten letter or card expressing your appreciation and admiration can be a deeply personal and cherished gift. Take the time to reflect on the impact the recipient has had on your life and articulate those thoughts in your own words. This simple yet profound gesture can mean more than any material gift.


Take this day as an opportunity to celebrate the women who inspire us with their strength, intelligence, and kindness. Whether you choose a personalised piece of jewellery, a self-care package, an inspirational book or an intimate dinner, the most important thing is to show your appreciation and support.

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