Free & low cost Mothers day ideas

What do moms really want for mothers day?


Not another household electrical appliance, macaroni necklace or last minute gift from dad, who was reminded about Mother’s day on Sunday as his expectant wife glared at him silently plotting his worst Father’s day ever!


Moms, are simple creatures. We don’t need much, and time, effort and our family around us usually completes the list of what makes a great Mother’s day.


We still love to be spoilt! So, if you are buying or making a gift, a small item that speaks to your moms personality, hobbies or tastes is usually a good idea.


To help you out, I’ve rounded up a list of some great Mother’s Day initiatives at local shopping centres so that the kids and Dads have no reason not to spoil mom.

Shopping centre initiatives for Mother’s Day

1. Lego Certified Store 

We are huge Lego fans in our home and Lego Certified stores are inviting kids to come in-store and make something for mom.

Limited stocks are avaliable each day.

Activation dates and times are:

Tues 7 May 2pm- 4pm

Thurs 9 May 2pm – 4pm

2. Bayside Mall

Bayside mall are gifting you a set of clay earrings for mom this Mother’s Day weekend with every R250 or more spent in any store.

Redeem your set by showing your receipt at the activation point near Wimpy.

3. Botasig Square

Indulge in a sweet moment at Botasig Square, and treat mom to free cupcake and coffee on 11 May from 10am – 1pm.

4. Tokai Junction

If you are in Tokai you can grab a free coffee and cupcakes for mom on 11 May from 10am – 1pm.

Limited to the first 100 moms.

5. Willowbridge villiage 

For the moms who love pretty scented items, Willobridge Villiage are inviting moms to craft their own linen spray on the 11 May from 10am – 1pm

6. Cape Gate Lifestyle Precinct

Do you have the key to your mom’s heart? At Cape Gate Lifestyle Precinct you can pick a key and unlock a special gift gor mom.

Only avaliable on 11 May from 10am – 12pm

7. Cavendish Square

 Spoil mom with a Makeup Master class led by Bobbi Brown cosmetics. Enjoy a relaxing hand massage from Jo Malone London and learn some beauty secrets from Woolworths.

Tickets are free but must be booked through Quicket.

Dates of activation:

Fri 10 May 11am to 12.30pm

Sat 11 May 11am to 12.30pm

8. Willowbridge shopping centre

Spend R250 or more at any store and claim a gorgeous bespoke Calico ceramic keyring with 25K gold lettering for mom.

Dates 1 – 31 May

Days :

Fri. 10am – 6pm

Sat. 10am – 6pm

Sun. 10am – 3pm

Redeem at the Pick n Pay court

9. N1 City Mall

Take a cute picture with mom and claim a free gift for her at N1 City Mall on 11 May from 9am.

To claim your gift take your photo at the photo booth. Upload to social media tagging N1 City Mall & Signature Cosmetics and Fragrances. ( you’ll need to provide proof of posting)

10. Zevenwacht Mall

Celebrate Mother’s Day in style at Zevenwacht Mall’s pamper day corner on 11 May from 10am – 1pm at the Mr Price court.

Indulge in a pampering extravaganza with luxurious treats and fabulous prizes. Enjoy a quick  makeover, complimentary coffee and expert beauty advice.

You can also meet Mrs J ( Theresa Sedras) from Suidooster, accompanied by the non profit organization,  We Can, dedicated to community empowerment.

11. Canal Walk shopping centre

At Canal Walk you can have your photo taken with mom and get your gifts wrapped for free this weekend.

12. IPIC Shopping centre Sonieka

Spend R300 at any store and recieve a free branded gift for mom on 11 May from 10am

13. Longbeach mall

Make memories with mom at Longbeach mall. Visit the selfie wall at the centre court. Take a photo, upload it to social media tagging Longbeach mall and you could win a R1000 voucher.

However you choose to spend Mother’s day I hope the Mother’s in your life are spoilt and made to feel extra special this year.



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