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Somehow with the flurry of all the recent holidays and activities around Easter, Mothers’ Day seems to have been pushed onto the back burner this year.  In case you aren’t aware of the date, Mothers’ Day is happening this Sunday 8 May 2022.  If, like many others you are feeling cash-strapped but are looking for ways to spoil Mom, we’ve put together some suggestions for gifts that you can find at local factory shops.
Plus, we’re delighted to once again be offering our readers the chance to win a wonderful prize from The Mohair Mill Shop in our Mothers’ Day Competition.

Mothers' Day Competition

The Mohair Mill Shop in Diep River is always a good shop to visit if you are looking for a warm blanket as they offer a good range of beautiful blankets in different sizes. Their shop also sells beautiful mohair shawls, scarves, knitting yarn, socks and lots more. We’re delighted that they are giving one of our readers the chance to win a gorgeous Makoti blanket (140 x 140cm) valued at R600.

All you need to do to put yourself in line to win this great prize is to email the answer to the following easy question, together with your name and contact details to: before midnight on Sunday 8 May 2022.
Question: What is the full address of The Mohair Mill Shop in Diep River?


If you are a creative person and would like to put together your own gift for Mom, then the ideal shop for you to visit is Tifgifts in Paarden Eiland. This factory manufactures gift items for leading retailers and claims to be ‘the home of scented gifts and toiletries’. At their shop you will find ready-made gift sets as well as all the products and packaging you need to put together your own gift.
Their regular hours during the week are Monday to Thursday: 9.00-2.30 and Friday: 9.00-2.00. They are not usually open on Saturdays but to enable you to find a gift for Mom they will be open on Saturday 7 May from 9.00-12.30.  Please note they do not accept credit cards and payment is cash only.

Waltex Factory Shop

Waltex in Parow, suppliers of rugs, carpets, entrance mats, bathroom sets and lots more, are offering their customers the chance to win an interesting prize of goods to the value of R1000 from their shop. Don’t delay your visit to them – the competition draw takes place at their shop on Saturday 7 May 2022.  


Romatex Home Textiles Factory Shop

With the nights getting cooler, now is the time to stock up with duvets and linen and Romatex Home Textiles Factory Shop in Elsies River is the shop to head for as they are offering some good specials on superfleece duvet cover sets - Single: R240 (was R299), Three-Quarter: R265 (was R350), Double: R365 (was R475) and Queen: R399 (was R525).

Continental Crockery Warehouse

At the Continental Crockery Warehouses you will find an incredible range of very affordable crockery, much of which would make great Mothers' Day gifts. While stocks last, they are offering a whopping 50% off all Continental whiteware. This special is available at all their branches in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg.

The Shop

This year is marching on fast and soon it will once again be time for matric dances. The Shop in Salt River, manufacturers of men’s wear for leading retailers, is once again offering all matriculants 20% off the price of selected smart suits to wear to the dance. 


If you’re looking for some pretty ribbon to give your gifts the ‘wow’ factor then Weavewell is the factory shop to visit as they sell a wide variety of ribbons and tapes in stunning modern designs.
Please note that from the end of May 2022 they will be closing their counter sales and all orders (at the same price) will be online.

Chocolates by Tomes

Is your Mom a chocolate lover?
Most Mom’s I know love chocolates and a gift of chocolates from the Chocolates by Tomes Factory Shop in Blackheath would definitely be welcomed and solve your gift problem. They offer delicious top of the range chocolates at prices that will please you.

Slivers Biltong and Nuts Factory Shop

Why not treat Mom to a gift from Slivers Biltong and Nuts Factory Shop in Kommetjie. Their perfectly wrapped Snack Gift Boxes cost only R195 and contain a lovely selection of snacks including an indulgent heart tin of Lindt chocolates, salted pretzels, jelly drops, double hearts, fruit flakes, beef biltong, mixed roasted and salted nuts, Smarties and droe wors. This gorgeously wrapped gift box, complete with ribbon, is available in store. 


Cape King Foods

It’s a good idea to take your coolbag with you when you visit Cape King Foods shop in Stikland as they offer a tempting array of frozen food. Remember to watch out for their weekly specials. 

Svenmill Fabrics Factory Shop

Does your home need a bit of a revamp with new curtaining? The Svenmill Fabrics Factory Shop in Parow is offering some quality products at very competitive prices and is a good place to visit for curtains for all rooms in your home. They also currently have velvet scatter cushions (55 x 55cm) in assorted colours for only R130 each and readymade lace curtains (230 x 218cm) in white and champagne colours for R140. Plus, just in time for winter, single bed throws for only R60 and R80 each.

They are open Monday-Thursday: 9.00-4.00; Friday: 9.00-3.00 and on the first and last Saturday of the month: 9.00-12.00.

In order to keep up to date with sales and specials at factory shops, we recommend that you regularly log onto the Specials Page on our website,, and also follow us on Facebook.


Since not all factory shops accept credit cards it is best to check whether you need to have cash on hand.

I’d like to take this opportunity to wish all my readers who are Moms – a very Happy Mothers’ Day – may you have a fabulous day filled with lots of love and laughter.

Until next time - happy bargain hunting!

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