Mother’s Day can be confusing in the multi-cultural society that is the UAE – with such a vast number of nationalities in one place, many of which celebrate Mother’s Day at different times of the year, it all becomes a bit puzzling – especially for the dads. consider this your ‘heads up’ if you’re from the USA, Canada, most European countries, Australia, New Zealand, India, China, Japan, the Philippines or South Africa where Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in May – that’s this coming Sunday, 12 May.
It’s time to get the gift ideas rolling. And let me tell you, this isn’t the day for flying blind, so if you have been on the slow side of things we are here to give you a last minute helping hand. We have put together a roundup of some of our favourite goodies for mums, grans, nans, big sisters, best friends or aunties (or pop them on your wish list and eliminate the guessing game for your nearest and dearest). Grab a cuppa, kick back and check out our Mother’s Day gift guide.
01 An essential for every kitchen and stylist hostess, this pretty tea towel is an ideal and practical gift for the leading lady in your life.
02 This contemporary H&M Home chopping board is a modern twist on a classic gift with it’s leather strap and curved side. Would make a great accompaniment to item 01.
03 Let her slumber in style with these super soft pj’s from Oysho.
04 Treat her to some me time with a range of pamper products from Ashley & Co., available from Georges of Dubai
05 If your mom is no stranger to the fashion game then she’ll love this stylish mini tote bag from ZARA.
06 Spice up her entertaining game with these handsome salt & pepper grinders designed by Norm Architects for Menu available from The Bowery Company
07 Whisk your mum away to virtual haven of calm & tranquility with a cedar wood scented candle from H&M. She’s likely to be using the gorgeous ceramic pot as a little storage piece for years to come.
08 Keep all her beauty prized secrets safe with this little tropical delight from Oysho. Ideal as a make-up bag for her handbag or travel kit.
09 If you’re in South Africa, these minimalist solid gold bar earrings from Moxie Jewellery, based in cape Town, add a classic touch to any outfit.