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  • Mother's Day is this Sunday.
  • Some things are not for sale because of the lockdown, but that is no excuse. It is still possible to pamper your mother (or wife) if you get a little creative.
  • Here are some items and places that can still help you out with gifts – if you move fast.
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Mother's Day is this Sunday.

Yes, lockdown means many traditional gifts are not on sale, shops are harder to get to, money is tighter, and everything is weird – but that is no excuse.

There are still last-minute gift options available, if you want to go beyond the obligatory hand-made card, and you don't need to break lockdown rules either.

Here are some ideas for Mother's Day gifts you can still arrange despite South Africa's lockdown.

Physically-distant brunch – or a book – via Uber Eats...

Lockdown limits means the earliest delivery you can expect will be a little late for breakfast, but you can make brunch easily – even if you are not with the mother in question.

Just order something special, watch the delivery status, then pick up the phone when your courier is at mom's door. 

You can now also order books from Exclusive Books for her via the app and use the code  UNLTDZA for a free delivery.

... or a full 5-course restaurant meal from some of SA's best.

Some of South Africa's best restaurants are now offering deliveries. The tasting menus on offer are much cheaper than what you would pay in a restaurant.

Wolfgat, the tiny Paternoster beach restaurant which was named Restaurant of the Year at the The World Restaurant Awards in 2019, has created a hamper for two that costs R800. Photo: Wolfgat

For instance, acclaimed chef Luke Dale Roberts - owner of the multi-award winning Test Kitchen in Cape Town - is selling gourmet lockdown hampers for up to R5,000.

Find out which other restaurants offer these and other specials and spoil the lady in your life.

Post-lockdown pampering at Sorbet via a voucher.

It's no good yet, but if you think a post-lockdown manicure or facial will go down well, get her one of a variety of Sobert gift vouchers.

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If you are near the Cape Town CBD, Lanolab can help.

Lanolab is famous for its balms, which comes with a limited-edition pouch for R250 on offer for Mother's Day.

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The fee includes delivery within a 10km radius of the Cape Town CBD area and can be delivered on Saturday.

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Browse online – then get to a store on Saturday morning.

Some of the "essentials" on offer can make for pretty good gifts. We're thinking of kitchen appliances such as the The Nescafe Esperta Capsule coffee machine you can get through Makro's Mother's Day offer part of their mom moments special.

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This is now time to go browse the shelves in store, but you can have a virtual wander down the aisles, then execute a targeted strike operation on Saturday morning.

You can do this via Pick n Pay, Dis-Chem, and Clicks too.

And of course you can still get her flowers, orchids, and gift boxes.

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Both Bloomable and Netflorist have a range of goods that look pretty much like the kind of gifts you may have chosen before lockdown, and as of Friday morning both still said they had delivery slots available.