Another Mother’s Day (12 May) is fast approaching; have you made your plans? Don’t get caught out by leaving it too late. Plan ahead and make sure you show that special mama in your life that you know how much she really means to you. Whether it’s some fancy new accessories, a family photoshoot or spa day, these gifts and experiences are sure to leave mum feeling very spoilt.
#1 Buy a beautiful bloom or two
Not sure what to get mum for Mother’s Day? Surprise her with a pretty bouquet or flower box from Gift Flowers. Pick from a whole range of lovely flowers – from roses and carnations to tulips and sunflowers. You can choose to craft a little message or add on chocolates and a bottle of champagne to go along with it. Just make your booking online and get your gift delivered for free!
What to get
- Inspired by different hues of peaches, Pretty Peachy ($185) comes with a mix of purple, champagne and pink roses. You can also opt for other flowers like carnations or eustomas if roses aren’t mum’s thing.
- Keep it classic with the Delightful Carnations Bouquet ($125). Featuring an elegant combination of red carnations, white roses and lilies, this arrangement is perfect for the occasion.
- Bright and sunny, the Mixed Yellow Roses with Vase ($90) will add a splash of colour to any tabletop. This is a simple but stunning gift – and a pocket-friendly one, too.
#2 Enjoy some outdoor fun
Active mums will enjoy an action-packed day at Forest Adventure. Located at Bedok Reservoir Park, the family-friendly treetop obstacle course has three courses catering to different ages and heights. Mum can choose to accompany the little ones along the Kids Course or the Junior Course, which has two zip-lines. For something more thrilling, mums can also have a blast with their teens on the Grand Course, which has three zip-lines over water, more crossings, higher platforms and an impressive Tarzan swing. If that’s not enough to get her blood pumping, head to the Big Zip, an exhilarating 300-metre zip-line that takes riders flying over the reservoir. The park is open daily except on Mondays (unless it’s a public holiday), from 9.30am to 6.30pm.
Psst… only on 12 May, mums will get to enter the Grand Course for free (with the purchase of one other Grand Course ticket).
#3 Shop for Japanese crafts and accessories
Offering a beautiful collection of fine Japanese crafts and accessories, Huls Gallery Singapore has many great gifts for mum, from elegant tableware to artwork to display in the home.
If your mother loves a cuppa, The Tasting Tea Set ($146) would be a perfect pick. Made of porcelain, the modern set consists of a cup and teapot in blue. Another great option is the Egg Shell Silhouette Tumbler ($157) which is made of thin porcelain (just a single millimetre!). Resembling an eggshell, the cups are almost translucent, allowing the colour of the drink to be faintly seen from outside. Mum will also be delighted with the store’s selection of earrings ($185 to $442). These stylish numbers come in various elegant designs and colours.
Huls Gallery Singapore
24 Duxton Hill
#4 Have a fun photoshoot
Celebrate mum with a special photoshoot at Littleones Photography. Talented sisters Kate and Emily will be able to capture precious moments that you can keep for years to come.
Opt for Mummy and Me ($225), a studio gift voucher for mums to have a photoshoot at the studio with her little ones. There’s also the Family Photo Shoot ($350), a one-hour shoot for the entire brood. Have the choice of doing it at your home, preferred location or in the studio. It comes with a eight-by-six inch acrylic desktop block with your favourite photo. For a treat, indulge mum with the Mother’s Day Pamper Package ($750). It includes a one-hour photoshoot that can be done in the studio, at your home or at a location of your choice, but adds the luxe touch of hair and makeup (which mum will love!) and a free desktop acrylic block with your favourite photo, perfect for mum’s desk.
#5 Ace the accessories
Get mum a special gift at Forbidden Hill this Mother’s Day. The store carries jewellery and lacquerware collections designed in Singapore and inspired by Southeast Asian cultures. Each item comes in a silky cloth pouch inside a beautiful gift box.
Featuring interchangeable inserts of Thai silk and precious metals, Forbidden Hill’s elegant silk bangles (from $195) come in three designs and in over 20 colours. Or get one of the lacquerware trays or boxes (from $115 each) that are great for storing accessories, cosmetics and keepsakes on your dressing table. They come in vibrant colours with iconography.
46 Kim Yam Road
#6 Pamper mum with a facial
Beauty salon SkinFitness is known for its affordable and effective facials; other treatments include waxing, IPL and spray tanning. What better present than a gift card for one or more of these? Choose from 11 treatments, or mum can choose whatever product or treatment she wants whenever she feels like it. Cards come in $100, $200 and $300 values; order them online and have them delivered on the same day (free same-day delivery if ordered before 3pm). Also, they come in a beautiful gift box, topped with a matching ribbon.
#7 Give a gift of skincare
Gather some of the latest natural skincare products for mum at online store The Nordic Glow. On the site, you can even shop according to skin type and ingredients. Whether you’re looking for eye serums or night creams, they’ve got it all. One of their newest additions is body-care and cosmetics line Hetkinen. The Finnish brand’s products are plant-based ingredients like essential oils and vegetable fats, packaged in a beautiful anti-bacterial heartwood jar.
The Nordic Glow
#8 Go shopping
Why not give your mum a treat and take her on a shopping spree? If you’re not sure where to begin, head to MAHCollection, which carries a beautiful range of whimsical prints on silk and other lightweight fabrics that are perfect for Singapore’s tropical weather. You can get everything from dresses and kaftans to shoes and bags. Choose to shop online or book an appointment to visit the boutique in Orchard.
7 Grange Road
#9 Organise a relaxing spa day
Who’d say no to a spa day? (None of us at EL, that’s for sure!) A one-stop spot for pampering mum from top to toe is Trimmings Salon & Spa. Offering a lovely laid-back ambience, the salon has a wide range of hair treatments, massages, facials, nail, eyebrow and eyelash services on offer.
75B Loewen Road
Tudor Court, 123 Tanglin Road
#10 Join a baking class
The best present for many mums on Mother’s Day would simply be to spend some quality time with their little ones. The Mother’s Day Baking class ($160 for one adult and one child) at Brettschneider’s Baking & Cooking School allows exactly that; together, you’ll get the chance to bake and decorate a classic strawberry and cream Victoria sponge. Best of all, you can take the cake home!
#11 Cook up a storm
If mum’s a foodie, why not have a fun cooking sesh with Indian Spicebox’s ultra-useful spicebox kit ($105)? The set features a cookbook with more than 30 easy-to-follow recipes, as well as nine types of organic spices sourced from India. The box comes in either a silver or gold finish.