May 8, 2014

It’s that time of year when the world’s most underpaid workaholics are rewarded for their tireless efforts… Mums! With Mother’s Day just around the corner it’s time to make up those mini hampers full of goodies.

Here at Zanui we like the personal touch. So we’ve put together five tips to help you tailor your pamper packs. And if you’re shopping for your own Mother’s Day gift, it’s just as important. Think of it as inspiration for your self-spoiling! ;)

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For the green thumb

A DIY succulent garden displayed in a stylish new vase makes a great present and can be lots of crafty fun. It’s the perfect exercise for eager little hands itching to get dirty. Use cuttings of succulents sunk in seedling mix to create your own little green haven. Then add pebbles, sea anemones, different coloured sand and more for visual flair. A crystal-cut or sleek modern vase is a gift that lasts forever, even if your new plants don’t!

For the arts-and-crafty

Give the gift of a photographic installation with a selection of matching photo frames in different sizes. That creative lady in your life can craft a feature wall to showcase your family memories. It’s a lovely way to celebrate both the milestones and the everyday funny moments.

For the social butterfly

Whether your (mum’s) favourite tipple is wine, whiskey or a watermelon margarita, elegant glassware makes the enjoying of it that much more decadent. Host high-flying soirees with friends. Or simply toast the little people being locked-I mean tucked-away with a flute of something bubbly!

For the bookworm

For the lover of the written (or Kindled) word, an evening tucked away with her favourite author is the ultimate indulgence. As winter approaches and the nights get colder, a throw rug makes things all the more cosy. Opt for super-soft fibres like alpaca, mohair and wool for luxurious comfort. And, of course, a handcrafted card (or novella) is the icing on the cake.

For the 1950s housewife

For me, baking brownies, making jam and sometimes even cheese soufflé is a cross between self-expression and therapy. And although I’m hardly a Stepford wife, I’m in love with retro-look homeware. Anna Gare is an old-time favourite while Tara Dennis is my latest style crush.

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So much love for the mums in our lives. It’s that round-the-clock TLC they dish out!

What would you like for Mother’s Day? Are fresh-cut flowers and candles all that? Or would you give anything for a morning sleep-in with breakfast-in-bed served up by your troop of mini-Masterchefs?

Tell us about your dream Mother’s Day. Here’s hoping you get lots of sticky-fingered cuddles.


  • I am going to send this article to my hubby as a big HINT!

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  • My mum is a social butterfly and a bookworm, she’s a bit arty and crafty too. Boy is she going to have a jam packed hamper!

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  • I like the social butterfly! Cheers!

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  • I love Retro-look home ware; absolutely gorgeous!

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  • The 1950’s housewife sounds wonderful! ;)

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  • That photo is soooooo cute!

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  • Some lovely gift ideas for every type of mum.

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  • I love it when people take the time to select a gift that really suits the person receiving the gift. It doesn’t have to cost a lot of money, and some home-made gifts are all the more precious and treasured because of the love and work that’s gone into them. My mother taught me that at a very young age, and I’ve never forgotten it. That’s why I always get her something that I know she’ll love.

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  • I’d like some red roses and to get a day off from doing housework and looking after the kids.

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  • great innovative and interesting tips

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  • To late this year- but everyday COULD be mother’s day! :)

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  • Sure,I think give her a painting to hang on room that’s a good choice.
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  • I would just love a relaxing day where I don’t need to lift a finger! :)

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  • a great list of ways to get what we want for mothers day

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  • I love seeing the smiles on my girls faces when they delivered the breakfast they have tried so hard to make and as I open their little crafty presents. Then I like to be surrounded by them but have some time out from my role as mum for the day and be more of an observer than cook, nurse etc

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