“It’s the thought that counts…” These are the famous words uttered by mothers all over the world, around the same time every single year.
Mother’s Day is fast approaching – and, if you’ve just realised that, it means that you’ve already left it to the very last minute to get mom a meaningful gift.
More than MOMents, the perfect gift for mom does exist but, it’s definitely not on this list:
Novelty gifts – it’s a sweet idea but mom doesn’t really need another teddy bear
Gift certificates – it just saves you the effort of getting a gift yourself.
Pots and pans – who is this gift really for?
Cleaning products – this is the last thing she wants.
Box of chocolates – that she’ll feel obliged to share with the whole family.
A framed picture of yourself – what if you’re not her favourite?
A personalised Mother's Day coupon booklet – back rubs should be free.
Lingerie – rather leave it up to dad.
Diet cookbook – how better to tell her to lose a few kilos?
A houseplant – it’s just another thing that needs taking care of.
Hair dye – leave it up to her to decide if she wants to go fiery red.
Windshield wipers – get her what she wants, not what she needs.
Steak knives – this can’t really be for mom, right?
A waist trainer – right up there with the diet cookbook.
Gardening tools – did she ask for them?
A gym membership – hold it right there buster.
Parenting books – you’re still alive aren’t you?
A homemade card – you’re not 12 years old anymore.
Household appliances – don’t leave her wondering about your motives.
Nothing at all – now, this is just heart breaking.
If you want to make mom feel special on Mother’s Day, treat her to a culinary experience at any of Montecasino’s 29 restaurants on 13 May, and stand a chance to win exciting prizes.
First prize: a three-night stay at Drakensberg Sun with dinner, bed, and breakfast;
Second prize: a magnificent hamper with a beautiful Italian Nomination bracelet, a Mangwanani Spa voucher, a meal voucher, and tickets to the theatre, movies and Montecasino Bird Gardens;
Third prize: a night’s stay at Southern Sun Montecasino and a meal voucher.
Take a selfie at the beautiful flower wall at the Grand Staircase and, grab an entry form to enter the competition. For more information, visit www.tsogosun.com/Montecasino