Great ideas for special day

PAMPER MUM: Kokum Hair, Skin and Beauty Salon at Hamilton is offering a range of great value beauty packages perfect for Mother's Day.
PAMPER MUM: Kokum Hair, Skin and Beauty Salon at Hamilton is offering a range of great value beauty packages perfect for Mother's Day.

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SHOWERING mum with love on Mother’s Day doesn’t have to involve expensive gifts or elaborate surprises.

An easy way to express your appreciation for everything she does is to hit the kitchen – after all, who doesn’t adore freshly baked goods on a Sunday?

Making something simple like a cake is a great way for kids to get involved, and can be decorated to give it a personal touch. 

Mothers would be the first to say it's the thought that counts, and when you have minimal pocket money or income, time and effort gifts are a smart move. Here are some gifts that will be appreciated more than you think.

Some simple suggestions include:

  • Make breakfast – bonus points if she’s still in bed
  • Make a card – release your inner craftiness
  • Do the dishes – don’t forget to put them back in the cupboards
  • Iron the clothes – and also hang them or put them away
  • Make afternoon tea – look up a recipe
  • Take the dog for a walk – this also gives Mum a moment of peace 

Mother’s Day is a chance to pamper the one you love and many beauty salons offer vouchers which offer great ways to show your appreciation.

Mother’s Day is a chance to pamper the one you love and many beauty salons offer vouchers which offer great ways to show your appreciation.

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Kokum Hair, Skin and Beauty Salon at Hamilton offers great value experiences in their grand old building opposite the Wesley Church on Beaumont Street, just up the road from the Exchange Hotel.

“We’re a bit of a unique one-stop shop, over two floors   in what used to be the magnificent Newcastle Strand Hotel,” owner Natalie Tonks says.

“You go up the grand old staircase  for the body massage, facial, micro-dermabrasion, and then come downstairs for a wonderful colour, style  and blow dry  to finish off the  pampering, and then you’re ready for lunch.”

This Mother’s Day, Kokum is offering an number of value-packed pamper packages.

If you buy a $100 gift voucher, you get a $50 voucher for free which will cover a mini facial and a massage.

Or for $99 you can get a Kokum signature one-hour facial plus a pedicure, buff and polish valued at $40.

“Basically that’s an hour and a half or relaxation for $99,” Natalie said.