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Last-minute Mother's Day gifts

Published:Friday | May 12, 2017 | 1:18 PM

“The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.”- French novelist and playwright, Honore de Balzac (1799 — 1850).

Mother’s Day gives us an opportunity to show our appreciation to these women who have been so selfless towards us.

They don't usually ask for much, so if you have not already got something, here are five gifts that will warm their hearts:

Fragrance: Many of us remember our mother’s scent from those caring hugs we received - when we were sick, when we got an award, when we got our hearts broken and just because they felt like it.

Get her that favourite fragrance to show her that you do take notice.

Jewellery: It is not about the large diamond or the shimmer. Get her something sentimental like a Pandora bracelet with a charm of her birthstone or that represents something sentimental to her. Get her something she will adore, not just a necklace that says 'Happy Mother's Day'.

Card: These sometimes express things that we want to say but do not know how to. A card is worth a thousand words.

Spa: There is nothing a mother needs more than some pampering. Give her a 'spa day' so that she can put her feet up and relax. Treat her to anything from a manicure/pedicure to a massage to help her completely unwind.

Dinner: You know it is hard to peel these women from the kitchen on a Sunday, because for most, Sunday dinner is an event. Treat them to a scrumptious meal at her favourite restaurant. Let her enjoy the night without the work.