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Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Looking for the perfect Mother's day gift? We've got you covered with a great selection of books and puzzles for your mom! 

Atlas of the Heart - Brene Brown - R475

In Atlas of the Heart, Brown takes us on a journey through 87 of the emotions and experiences that define what it means to be human.

As she maps the necessary skills and lays out an actionable framework for meaningful connection, she gives us the language and tools to access a universe of new choices and second chances - a universe where we can share and steward the stories of our bravest and most heart-breaking moments with one another in a way that builds connection.

Over the past two decades, Brown's extensive research into the experiences that make us who we are has shaped the cultural conversation and helped define what it means to be courageous with our lives.

Atlas of the Heart draws on this research, as well as Brown's singular skills as a researcher/storyteller, to lay out an invaluable, research-based framework that shows us that naming an experience doesn't give the experience more power, it gives us the power of understanding, meaning and choice.

Brown shares, "I want this to be an atlas for all of us, because I believe that, with an adventurous heart and the right maps, we can travel anywhere and never fear losing ourselves. Even when we have no idea where we are."

Big Magic - Elizabeth Gilbert - R260

Gilbert offers insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration.

She asks us to embrace our curiosity and let go of needless suffering. She shows us how to tackle what we most love, and how to face down what we most fear. She discusses the attitudes, approaches, and habits we need in order to live our most creative lives.

Balancing between soulful spirituality and cheerful pragmatism, Gilbert encourages us to uncover the “strange jewels” that are hidden within each of us.

Whether we are looking to write a book, make art, find new ways to address challenges in our work, embark on a dream long deferred, or simply infuse our everyday lives with more mindfulness and passion, Big Magic cracks open a world of wonder and joy

The Butterfly Box - Santa Montefiore - R230

 Federica is moved from Chile to Cornwall when her parents separate, and all she has left of the relationship she cherished with her father, is a wooden box which has a secret beauty hidden within.
Swiftly embraced into the eccentric Appleby family, it isn't long before Federica falls for her friend's older brother Sam, who barely notices the little girl until it is too late...

Years later, from the sanctuary of a seemingly perfect marriage, Federica embarks on a painful journey of self-discovery. Will she finally learn the true lesson of the butterfly box?

The Olive Tree - Lucinda Riley - R240

 It has been twenty-four years since a young Helena spent a magical holiday in Cyprus, where she fell in love for the first time. When the now crumbling house, 'Pandora', is left to her by her godfather, she returns to spend the summer there with her family.

Yet, as soon as Helena arrives at Pandora, she knows that its idyllic beauty masks a web of secrets that she has kept from William, her husband, and Alex, her son.

At the difficult age of thirteen, Alex is torn between protecting his beloved mother, and growing up. And equally, desperate to learn the truth about his real father.

When, by chance, Helena meets her childhood sweetheart, a chain of events is set in motion that threatens to make her past and present collide. Both Helena and Alex know that life will never be the same, once Pandora's secrets have been revealed 

The Fire Portrait - Barbara Mutch - R225

From the local bestselling author of The Girl from Simon's Bay

Set in 1930's, The Fire Portrait starts with an epic relocation from England to a hamlet in South Africa and offers insights in art and the rural community.

When Englishwoman Frances McDonald sets up home in a remote hamlet in South Africa in the 1930s, she is regarded with suspicion by the local community.

Confined by a marriage of convenience, she seeks an outlet by learning the language, teaching art, and exhibiting her paintings of the stunning veld landscape. Soon the spectre of war threatens to divide not only the country but the town itself - and scupper Frances' hard-won acceptance.

When she reunites unexpectedly with a former love and her husband leaves to fight for the Allies, she gains a child but loses her home in a moment that will change her life and send her on a journey from the arid veld to the bright lights of London and beyond.

Droomboom - Marie Spruyt - R260

 Soms is huis aan die ander kant van die wêreld... Wanneer sy skrywersverblyf in Killaloe, 'n klein Ierse dorpie, aangebied word, gryp professor Mariaan de Jongh die geleentheid aan. Só kan sy Suid-Afrika en die trauma van die studenteopstande agterlaat.

Sy kan fokus op haar vertaling van die tesis oor Afrikamites en -legendes en vergeet van die geweld en haar kollega se dood. Ierland, met sy magiese landskap, legendes en kleindorpse rustigheid, oorrompel haar.

Sy maak nuwe vriende en begin selfs 'n tentatiewe verhouding met Declan. Wanneer sy egter uitvind dat hy bande met die Ierse Republikeinse Leër het, besef sy dat geweld en gevaar oral aanwesig is.

Droomboom is 'n verhaal van vergifnis en aanvaarding, en die helende krag van vriendskap en liefde. Net soos met haar vorige boek, Stillewe, neem Marie Spruyt met Droomboom haar lesers na die buiteland, hierdie keer met 'n ode aan Ierland.

Die land se mites, legendes en volksverhale word deurlopend ingespan om atmosfeer te skep. Die boek ondersoek ook ons tuisland, dié wat besluit om dit te verlaat, en die gemengde gevoelens wat met daardie skuif gepaardgaan.

Helena de Kock Keur 7 - Helena de Kock - R260

  Twee vroeë romans deur een van Afrikaans se gewildste liefdesverhaalskrywers. Albei verhale speel af in die Vrystaatse Riemland, die heimat van die Bassons en Baumanns, twee families wie se geskiedenis deur vriendskap en intrige verweef is.
In Ver vlug na môre reis Eugene Basson na Europa om te gaan vasstel wat van sy gevoelens vir die mooi blonde Elsje geword het.
In Met vandag se brood is Renier, die jong dominee op Petrusdal, vasgevang tussen sy verstand en sy hart.


Recipes for Love and Murder - Sally Andrew - R290

Meet Tannie Maria: the loveable writer of recipes in her local paper, the Klein Karoo Gazette.

One Sunday morning, as Maria stirs apricot jam, she hears her editor Harriet on the stoep. What Maria doesn't realise is that Harriet is about to deliver a whole basketful of challenges and the first ingredient in two new recipes - recipes for love and murder.

A delicious blend of intrigue, milk tart and friendship, join Tannie Maria in her first investigation. Consider your appetite whetted for a whole new series of mysteries
Is your mom more into cooking and hobbies? check out the list below for our Mother's day picks.

5 Ingredients - Jamie Oliver - R485

 Cooking doesn't have to be complicated - that's why Jamie's 5 Ingredients - Quick & Easy Food is sure to become your new best friend in the kitchen. It's all about making the journey to good food, super-simple.

Every recipe uses just five key ingredients, ensuring you can get a plate of food together fast, whether it's finished and on the table super-quickly, or after minimal hands-on prep, you've let the oven do the hard work for you. We're talking quality over quantity, a little diligence on the cooking front, and in return massive flavour.

Each recipe has been tried and tested (and tested again!) to ensure the book is packed with no-fuss, budget-friendly dishes that you can rustle up, any day of the week. With over 130 recipes, and chapters on Chicken, Beef, Pork, Lamb, Fish, Eggs, Veg, Salads, Pasta, Rice & Noodles and Sweet Things, there's plenty of quick and easy recipe inspiration to choose from.

Cook, Eat, Repeat - Nigella Lawson - R620

 Cook, Eat, Repeat is a delicious and delightful combination of recipes intertwined with narrative essays about food, all written in Nigella's engaging and insightful prose.
Whether asking 'What is a Recipe?' or declaring death to the Guilty Pleasure, Nigella's wisdom about food and life comes to the fore, with tasty new recipes that readers will want to return to again and again.

'The recipes I write come from my life, my home', says Nigella, and in this book she shares the rhythms and rituals of her kitchen through over 150 new recipes that make the most of her favourite ingredients.
Dedicated chapters include 'A is for Anchovy' (a celebration of the bacon of the sea), 'Rhubarb', 'A Loving Defence of Brown Food', a suitably expansive chapter devoted to family dinners, plus inspiration for vegan feasts, solo suppers and new ideas for Christmas

Modern Crochet Bible - David & Charles - R485

  The Modern Crochet Bible is the definitive guide to all the crochet techniques and stitches necessary to create stunning contemporary crochet projects.


Learn how to stitch modern crochet projects using traditional techniques with a twist such as filet crochet or brand new techniques such as corner to corner crochet.

All the key crochet techniques and stitches including Tunisian, tapestry, corner to corner, overlay, mosaic, filet, colour pooling and crochet embroidery are featured, as well as instructions on how to use the exciting, new yarns that are available.

As well as step by step instructions and photography there are patterns for over 10 cutting edge modern crochet makes for you and your home. Choose from a cowl, blanket, wrap, bag, rug and many more.

A-Z of Quilting - R325

 A comprehensive guide to many of the techniques, tools and tricks involved in creating beautiful quilting projects for any occasion.

Clear, photographic step-by-step guides describe how to prepare a template, how to bead or embellish, all the way through to the final binding stages. Part of the prolific Search Press Classics A-Z of Needlecraft series.




Abstract Painting and Abstraction - Emyr Williams - R494

 Abstract painting and abstraction can be a daunting and frustrating genre of art. How should you approach a surface? How can you use colour effectively? How can you make better, more expressive paintings? This inspiring book answers these questions and many more.

Through a thorough analysis of his own work, Emyr Williams covers practical, theoretical and historical issues of abstract art and explains a wide range of working methods to help develop more demanding personal approaches to the making of abstract painting. He emphasizes the relationship of colour to surface and the importance of seeking a profound connection with your art.


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