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Mother’s Day: What to Buy for Your Mother in Cairo

Mother’s Day: What to Buy for Your Mother in Cairo
written by
Cairo 360

Mother’s Day is an important day in every Egyptian’s
calendar; as it’s a time to celebrate the most important woman in your life;
she carried you in her womb for nine months, and has spent every year of your
life reminding you of that!

With Mother’s Day coming up tomorrow, it’s time to quickly
arrange a gift or book a dinner for your mother. Have no fear; Cairo 360 has
scrambled together a few gift options that you can order online or over the
phone without having to leave your chair.

Here’s What You Can
Buy:

Treats:

Nola Cupcakes: has customised its vanilla, blueberry,
chocolate, apple, red velvet, and carrot cupcakes especially for Mother’s Day. At 14LE a piece, the red velvet cupcakes come with an ‘I Heart Mom’ message,
while the chocolate cupcakes are decorated with flowers, and the vanilla, carrot
and apple are decorated with hearts and pink sugar icing. A box of ten will set
you back 140LE; order in advance.

Le Carnaval: has hands-down the most delicious chocolate
mousse cake that we’ve tasted in Cairo: the ‘Samba’ comes in two sizes for
210LE and 130LE, has a delicious mousse filling and a chewy, crispy crust that
we’re still fantasizing about. If she’s a chocolate fan, your mother will
definitely love this treat.

La Gourmandise: offers fresh, delicious macaroons in flavours such as lemon, raspberry, rose, coffee, mint and passion fruit. Their boxes in assorted flavours come in four sizes: an
8-piece box (40LE), 12-piece box (60LE), 28-piece box (130LE) and 48-piece box
(190LE). You can either pick up a box from their First Mall branch or order
delivery from their Maadi location, available until 6PM.


Flowers:

Bellisimo Flower
Boutique:
has customised gift boxes and flower pots especially for Mother’s
Day. You can order a bucket of three tulips for 60LE or six for 100LE. The
tulips are planted in the bucket, meaning the gift will last much longer than
just fresh-cut flowers, and the buckets are painted in silver, lemon and other
colours. You could always select one of their straw-coloured gift baskets,
which come with large heavenly-scented candles and matching flowers; so if you
select a lavender-scented candle, the arrangement will be of mauve-coloured
flowers. Candles come in three sizes, small (90LE), medium (175LE) and large
(215LE). So a gift box of a medium candle and flowers will set you back around
300LE. The shop delivers all over Cairo, with free delivery to Maadi.

Flower Power:
offers flower baskets decorated with butterflies and other quaint elements, starting
at 300LE, depending on your selection of flowers. They also offer flower
arrangements in pots and vases starting at around 150LE, again depending on the
flowers you pick. Delivery is available throughout Mohandiseen and surrounding
neighbourhoods.

For more flower shop options, you can search from our
variety of flower shops listed.


Gifts:

The Giftery: is a
cool and easy-to-use website that offers gifts from some of Cairo’s best brands
and shops. Order your mother’s day gift online and choose from gifts like the
Mikasa Mirror and Brush Set (300LE)
or La Praline’s Chocolate Fountain Package2
(595LE), which comes with a chocolate fountain machine, 1.5kilos of chocolate
and marshmallow, cookies and caramel dips. If
you order today before 4PM, your delivery will arrive on the same day. Order
after 4PM, and your gift will arrive tomorrow.

Gourmet Egypt:
offers great food hampers via The
Giftery
, ranging from 200LE to 350LE: you can choose from the Asian
Essentials
(includes
oils, sauces and noodles), Italian Hamper
(includes truffle oil, balsamic vinegar and mushrooms), the Sweet Hamper (includes vanilla pods, chocolate coins and chocolate powder) or the Kitchen
Essentials
(sea salt,
pepper grinder and different rubs). This is the perfect gift for a cooking fan.

Style Treasure: claims
to be Egypt’s first online boutique and has an impressive selection of local
designers’ products available for online purchase and next-day delivery. Choose
from leather clutch bags, pearl earrings, colourful shawls and home
accessories. Special Mother’s Day gifts include the ‘Sit El Kol’ engraved,
brown leather tote by Nihal Basha
(650LE).
Buy a funky tray of her favourite Egyptian icon by Joud (180LE for a medium)
or a set of six mugs with Tannoura figures for 330LE,
or even an ‘Ahlan Wasahlan’ embroidered table cloth by TICA (550LE),
which comes with twelve matching napkins. Order your gift today before 5PM, and you’ll
receive it tomorrow.

Treatments:

Manuela Thai Spa:
offers a variety of massages, body wraps, baths and face masks. They have a
Mother’s Day offer where you buy any two spa treatments and receive the third
one free; so you could always buy your mom a massage or two, and join her for
the third freebie!

Mohamed Al Sagheer
Spa:
buy an online gift voucher from The Giftery for a relaxing spa
treatment for your mother, including the ultimate anti-aging spa voucher (650LE)
for a 60-minute anti-wrinkle treatment and a 45-minute anti-aging treatment for
eyes and lips. if you’re
feeling excessively generous, you could go all out and buy the ultimate unwind
spa
voucher (1100LE), which consists of 2.5 hours’ worth of a facial, a salt
rub and a full body massage.

And there you have it, Cairo! Fun gift options just a click and a phone call away!

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