Mother’s day is around the corner (May 13th 2018) so we’ve come up with a few thoughtful gestures and gifts to let your mum know that she is appreciated.

1. Buy her favorite magazine paired with something sweet like a box of handmade chocolate or some cute cupcakes

Here are some suggestions for homemade chocolate suppliers: Absolute Chocolate KE, Chocolate World Kenya, Say it with Chocolate Nairobi and Sweet Art Desserts.

Box of vanilla cupcakes from The Sweet Spot cupcakes.

For cupcakes you could check out: Sweet Art Desserts, The Sweet Spot Cupcakes, Dulce Desserts and Just Cupcakes Nairobi.

2. A bouquet of flowers

Flowers are a simple, affordable and thoughtful way to show your mum some love. You could get a bouquet of her favorite flowers from a local florist or add a special touch by getting a customized bouquet from Bloom by ALA.

3. A bottle of wine

Most ladies love to unwind over a glass or two of wine. If your mum is one of these then a bottle of her favorite wine should be a perfect gift.

These suppliers have a wonderful selection of wines and they to cater to everyone’s budget so you can find something great at an affordable price: Wines of the World, The Nairobi Wine Gallery and Gabushi Wines & Spirits.

4. A gift bag of skin care products

Having great skin is definitely a confidence booster, unfortunately between balancing work commitments and family responsibilities mums rarely get time to giving their skin the TLC it deserves.

A great gift idea would be a bag of various products, for example, a face mask, a face scrub, moisturizer and soap. Make sure you know what her skin type is so that you buy products that are suitable for her and as a healthier option you could choose to buy all natural products.

An array of skincare products on sale for mums at Luscious Touch.

Here are some great options to consider: Luscious Touch, Cinnabar Green, Bu.Ke products and Mugzie’s Naturals.

5. A nail appointment or spa date

Another idea to consider is treating her to a nail appointment or some pampering with a spa treatment like a massage. If you’d like, you may buy a gift certificate from the salon/spa and present it to your mum. This way she can visit the salon on a day of her convenience.

Some places to consider in Nairobi are: Bliss Spa, Serenity Spa, Tayiana Garden spa, Tangerine Ink and Saffron Day Spa & Salon.

6. Treat her to a nice lunch or dinner at her favorite restaurant

Everybody loves food, especially when it’s free! Since Mother’s Day falls on a Sunday, you may consider treating your mum to a Sunday brunch after church or a lovely dinner in the evening. This will definitely make her feel appreciated.

Brunch at K1 Klubhouse. Photo sourced from K1 Klubhouse FB page.

Some spots to check out for brunch include: K1 Klubhouse, aside from treating her to a meal she will also get to experience their vibrant flea market which will have a Mother’s day theme for the occasion. The flea market is a marketplace for various local vendors to sell their crafts and products. The recently opened Brew Tap room also offers a great brunch menu.

7. Arrange an out-of-town experience for a more adventurous Mother’s day

Since Mother’s Day falls on a weekend this gives the perfect excuse to take a trip out-of-town. This could be for a fun road trip to a nearby town like Nanyuki or for an overnight stay. Not only will this be refreshing since you get to escape the Nairobi busyness, but it is also a chance to do some exploring with your mum.

Destinations to consider: Trout Tree restaurant- Naromoru, Red Hill Art Gallery- Limuru and Ngare Ndare forest for some outdoor fun.