Mother’s Day gift guide: books, acts of service, and more

Happy Mother’s Day. Well, it is that time of the year again when a special day for our mothers rolls in. And from just the right book to personalised gifts, there are lots of ways to please the mother in your life.

When it comes to Mother’s Day gifting, the most important thing is to show your love, appreciation, and thoughtfulness towards your mother or the mother figure in your life.

Mother’s Day is not only about biological mothers. This, therefore, includes stepmothers, grandmothers, adoptive mothers and other women who have played a significant maternal role in your upbringing.

From flowers to cards to books, to chocolates, jewellery or personalized items there are a lot of gifts that can serve as tokens of love, gratitude, and appreciation.

Here are a few last-minute suggestions for gifting your mom:

Books: Gifting books for Mother’s Day is a thoughtful and meaningful gesture. Books provide an opportunity for relaxation, knowledge, and inspiration, making them a wonderful present for any book-loving mother.

Currently, Text Book Centre is running a special campaign, ‘AMBIA MUM kitu special’, featuring bestsellers and other hidden gems of knowledge.

For Kes2,750 you can gift your mom Michelle Obama’s The Light We Carry, Overcoming in uncertain times. In their collection also is Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In, Women, Work and Will to Lead, which is going for Kes1,050.  

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Also available are many self-help books cutting across trades such as knitting and cooking. Self-help books make excellent gifts for mothers as they offer guidance, inspiration, and personal growth opportunities.

Technology: If you are itching to spend on something pricier, at 8,499 you can surprise your mother with a Huawei Band 7 smartwatch from Text Book Centre.
Also available is Huawei Freebuds SE for Kes6,999 or for almost a similar amount, you can grab Sony Bluetooth Speaker SRS-XB13 and put a smile on your mother’s face today.

Homemade Treats: If you have some time to spare this weekend, you can consider baking or cooking a tasty meal for your mom. It could be her favorite dessert, a breakfast surprise, a Sunday brunch or even a homemade dinner. You can add a personal touch with a handwritten note or a decorated serving tray to spice the occasion.

If you’re looking for a spot to eat out, Serena Hotel is calling. “Show your appreciation by treating your mum to a lavish Sunday Brunch at Café Maghreb Restaurant, located in Nairobi Serena Hotel. Cost is 5,500 KES p.p. and children up to 12 years old can enjoy at half price,” the hotel says on its twitter account.

Acts of Service: Away from the shops and squeeze on your wallet during these lean times, you can also show your love and appreciation by performing acts of service for your mom. Some of the tasks could involve cleaning her house, fixing her flower garden, running a couple of errands, or lending your hand to some tasks which she finds very tough.

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