Mother’s Day is just around the corner. It can be daunting trying to find just the right gift to bring a smile to her face. You want something that’s equal parts useful and sentimental – challenging to say the least! Fortunately, we’ve cherry-picked unique items that’s sure to please a wide variety of tastes. Browse our collection of handmade and bespoke gift ideas from a few of our HOMEMAKERS Expo exhibitors.
Handmade wooden servingware and kitchenware by Ark Workshop
ARK Workshop manufactures high quality, hand crafted wooden products. They source wood from the floors of century old barns and buildings throughout South Africa ensuring that each item is completely unique, reflecting the natural beauty of the wood grain. Find out more at www.arkworkshop.co.za.
Cerameek-Objek porcelain and pottery
Cerameek’s handmade porcelain designs bring together basic shapes and everyday textures to create stylish yet simplistic products. They’re strong enough for everyday use and elegant enough for special occasions. Hop over to their Facebook page to see more: www.facebook.com/objekonline.
Dismoi Calabash Lights
The beautiful and eco-friendly dismoi Calabash Lights will suit any décor style and can be used as chandeliers, hanging lamps, freestanding countertop lights or cluster them for breathtaking visual effect. See the full selection here: www.dismoi.co.za
For the ultimate golden girl in your life, why not treat her to these quirky pineapple platters and gold-trimmed heart mugs from Elevenpast. Visit their website to shop: www.elevenpast.co.za
Funky Ouma Spices
From one mom to another, Funky Ouma creates farm fresh herb filled salts and spice that’s perfect for cooking, braai, marinating, baking bread or even just a table salt. Visit www.funky-ouma.co.za to shop.
Softpot by Hartlam
These multi-use, machine washable little bags are ideal for corralling all her bits and bobs. Use it for potplants, makeup, in the kitchen, bathroom, anywhere really. They’re foldable for easy storage when not in use. Check out hartlamprints.co.za for more info.
Heart Wall Pod by Lesley Tuchten Ceramics
As close as it gets to giving her your whole heart. These beautifully crafted heart wall pods by Lesley Tutchen Ceramics are available in a variety of colours and sizes. Visit their facebook page: www.facebook.com/LesleyTuchtenCeramics
Ring Dish by Lesley Tuchten Ceramics
These ring dishes by Lesley Tuchten Ceramics are the perfect place for her to store those special little things that tend to spread around the house. They also double as cute pieces of home decor. Visit their facebook page: www.facebook.com/LesleyTuchtenCeramics
Clutch Bag by Masch
This hand-stitched clutch bag with sling is versatile and timeless – complementing any look. The sling is the perfect add-on, but can also easily be unclipped for a more formal occasion. Head over to the Masch Facebook page to place your orders: www.facebook.com/maschleather
Shweshwe Table Linen by My Love For Africa
Give her table linen with a local twist. These napkins and tablecloths are made from 100% cotton Shweshwe fabric and will bring a pop of colour to any table. Visit www.myloveforafrica.com to shop.
Ottomans by Retyred Designs
These funky ottomans are made from disposed tyres and transformed into highly covetable pieces of furniture. Head over to retyreddesigns.co.za to place your order.
Bathmats by The Duck Egg Company
Treat Mom’s toes to a luxurious landing on these cotton crochet bathmats from The Duck Egg Company. It’s the perfect fit for any bathroom, is machine washable and very durable. Visit the-duck-egg-company.shopstar.co.za to order.
The Gin Box
Forget chocolates… this is the ideal gift idea for the gin loving mom. A subscription to The Gin Box delivers premium craft gin, often exclusive bottles not available elsewhere, straight to your door every month along with delicious products to complement the showcased gin. Find out more at www.theginbox.co.za.
The T-shirt Bed Company
What’s better than sleeping in a T-shirt? A bed made of T-shirts. The T-Shirt Bed Company produces luxurious bed linen that is 100% cotton and requires no ironing. Shop online: www.tshirtbed.com
Wooden Spoons by You & I
These whimsical wooden spoons with inspirational quotes on the handles are made from sustainable wood. Visit You & I’s Facebook page to place your orders: www.facebook.com/reachyouandi
Yuppie Picnic Basket
Yuppie picnic ware is sure to please any mother who enjoys outdoor living, sunsets and picnics while being surrounded by the people she loves the most – her family. They come in a variety of sizes and combintaions. Check out at www.yuppiegiftbaskets.co.za.