It’s time to buy Mother’s Day Gifts in time for the 9th of May! You can’t go wrong with flowers, but for extra ideas on how to spoil her, use this guide to plan ahead and show your mother, or the mum of your children, how much you appreciate her. There’s makeup, homeware, fine jewellery, candles, home day-spa sessions and more!
Treat her to a buffet brunch
Give mum a break from the kitchen by buying her brunch instead. There are two to choose from at the Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa. For the mum who enjoys Italian fare, she’ll have her fill of Italian dishes with free-flow prosecco at the Festa Della Mamma Saturday Prosecco Brunch at The Cliff.
If you’d like to pamper her with champagne instead, its free flow at the Mamma Mia! Mega Brunch alongside Pan-Asian, Western and French dishes at Kwee Zeen. Mums and daughters who dress up in their best Mamma Mia outfits, à la Donna and Sophie from the movie, stand a chance to win a staycation for two at Sofitel Sentosa. Plus, every reservation includes two tickets to the private unveiling of the Infiniti Jewels flagship store in Orchard Road and a $50 Sofitel SPA voucher. Mum also receives a pair of crystal champagne flutes as a gift!
Festa Della Mamma is on 1, 15 and 29 May from 12pm to 2.30pm. It’s $85 per diner with an additional $48 for two hours of free-flow prosecco, wine and beer. Mamma Mia! Mega Brunch is on 9 May from 12pm onwards. It’s $158 ($80 per child), plus $88 for free-flow champagne – and Mum dines free with every family of four!
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Brighten mum’s day with a flower delivery!
If mum loves having fresh flowers around the home, present her with a floral bouquet that she can display in her favourite room. Wildflower Florist’s Wild Mum ($158 including delivery) is a fresh flower arrangement that consists of hydrangeas, eustomas, roses and other seasonal blooms.
Also included is a hardcover book, Garden of Love. It’s a collection of 18 stories by 18 international authors who want to spread the message of hope and love through their inspiring tales. The book that comes with this special Mother’s Day Gift bundle is autographed by one of the authors, Dee Khanduja. Do pre-order Wild Mum early, as it’s a limited offer.
Acknowledge her unique style with a one-of-a-kind Mother’s Day gift
Celebrate your mum’s individuality with a gift from LANOS. The eclectic selection includes portable wine tables, cushions, shawls, clutches, kaftan dresses and bracelets. Founder Sonal Khimji sources these items from different parts of the world. The brand works with small and medium-sized manufacturers, female entrepreneurs and low-income workers to bring products to an overseas market. In this way, the gift shopping platform empowers creators, craftsmen and artisans.
Some items are exclusive and one-piece only, which means mum will be the only person with it. Also, every gift order is wrapped at no extra cost and includes a personalised gift message. Local orders above $100 enjoy free next-day delivery.
Deal! From now until 9 May 2021, receive a 10% discount off the regular price for any of the Mother’s Day Gift collection when you use the promo code “mothers21” at checkout.
A staycation for two or with family too!
Mum can let her hair down with “Anouska’s Staycation” (from $318) at Duxton Reserve. The deal takes its name from the hotel’s acclaimed British designer Anouska Hempel, and it includes a range of goodies: a pair of signature cocktails from Anouska’s Bar; a special amuse-bouche when you dine at Yellow Pot; daily à la carte breakfast and more.
If the family can’t stay away from mum, make it a staycation for four with Duxton Reserve’s “Suite Celebration” package (from $1,069). The price is for a two-night stay for two people, or a one-night stay for two rooms on the same arrival date. You can choose from the Duxton Duplex Suites, Skylight Suite or Montgomerie Suite. There’s a bottle of champagne per room per stay, along with a daily breakfast and a five-course gourmet Chinese set dinner at Yellow Pot for six people.
Both Anouska’s Staycation and Suite Celebration are available for booking and stays until 30 June 2021.
Style her in Southeast Asian statement jewellery
Forbidden Hill is a local brand that fuses Southeast Asian design elements into its jewellery and lacquerware. One of its latest distinctive statement pieces is the Kawung silk bangle ($190); this is inspired by Kawung batik, whose motif was once reserved for royals. Similarly, the new Ikat silk bangle ($190) showcases the characteristic angular patterns used in ikat dyeing and weaving.
Pair either of the bangles with Hoi An earrings ($115) for a complete gift set ($259) for mum. The colourful and vibrant resin insets are a modern take on lanterns in the Vietnamese town of Hoi An. All items come in a soft cloth pouch inside a beautiful gift box. She won’t forget this Mother’s Day in a hurry!
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Spoil her with some fine jewellery
Singapore-based mumpreneur Karin Majdalany has something for most tastes and prices in her fine jewellery collection, Kabochon. Choose from ready-made chain bracelets (starting from $245) and trendy necklaces to personalised mid-priced filigree and evil eye jewellery with a twist, all in 18k solid gold. Or step it up a notch by creating something customised with semi-precious or precious stones.
Karin’s own mother and mother-in-law were super supportive and inspirational to her. If you’re lucky enough to have a nice mum or your wife is a great mum to your kids, have a look at getting them a special Mother’s day gift from Kabochon!
Enhance mum’s daily self-care routine
Kendall Hamill of Temple Candles created her range of home fragrances as the “perfect Singapore-inspired mother’s day gift for visiting family and friends”. She blends ethically and sustainably sourced essential oils and ingredients to create fragrances of Oriental botanicals. These are infused into candles, diffusers, room and body mists, and hand and body washes and crémes.
What to get
- The Hand Care gift set ($95) comes with a Hand & Body Wash and a Hand Therapy Créme. There are three fragrances to select from, and the items are presented in a signature gift bag.
- The Perfect Match gift set ($165) includes a candle and diffuser. There are 10 fragrances to choose from, which come in an ebony gift box – and with free delivery!
- The You Are Loved gift set ($210) is the same as the Perfect Match set but with the inclusion of a Room; Body Mist.
- The Totally Spoilt gift set ($295) combines all five items – candle, diffuser, Body Mist, Hand & Body Wash, Hand Therapy Créme – for a complete package. There are four fragrances to choose from for this set.
All the sets include a Mother’s Day gift card where you can insert your personal message. Plus, your gift will be hand delivered to her for an added surprise!
Give her a breather with a staycation
If mum misses travelling, give her the next best thing: a staycation at Naumi Hotel Singapore. Besides a one-night stay in a Habitat Room (from $258 per night), the package also includes a sunset yoga session with celebrity yoga instructor Denise Keller.
After stretching it out, mum can treat herself to a bottle of red wine or non-alcoholic beverage and snacks from the minibar, all of which are complimentary. Don’t forget to take some photographs and selfies as keepsakes at the hotel’s most Instragrammable spot – the rooftop infinity pool, which has a sweeping view of the city.
This package is available for booking from now until 5 May and only for stays from 7 May to 9 May, 2021. Bookings can’t be cancelled and are non-refundable.
Keep her lips looking great with a lip makeup kit
Mum can keep her smackers looking gorgeous at any time of the day with a customised lip makeup kit (US$50) from Amplio Beauty. It consists of a Lipstay or Lipluscious Gloss and a Lip Stylo. You can choose colours that go from nude with brown or soft pink tones to deep rich burgundy and even bright pink. The kit comes in a gift box with a mirror so mum can touch up her lips anywhere.
If you’re unsure of the lip gloss and colours to choose for your mum, let the Amplio Beauty team do it for you! Just choose “surprise me” in the pop-up window on their website, and they’ll mix and match from across their range to create a customised lip makeup kit. We love that this brand is cruelty-free and free of nasties, with most of its products being vegan too.
Sort her with sandals that are comfy and practical
Give her feet a bit of a treat with a pair of heritage sandals (from $86) by Salt-Water Sandals. A USA staple since 1944, the sandals are made from durable leather that are so comfortable and moulds to the shape of the feet with repeated wear.
The leather is also coated with a water-resistant sealant and rust-proof metal tongue buckles; so she no longer has to worry about getting caught in the rain with her shoes on!
Salt-Water also has a kids’ range for mini-me styling. The sandals are available in an array of colours and add a full stop to an outfit.
Deal! From now until 31 July 2021, receive a 10% discount off the regular price of your purchase for up to three pairs of sandals when you use the promo code “SWS-MDAY-10” at checkout.
Complement mum’s home style
Why not add a new homeware or furnishing to mum’s homeware collection? Be it cushions, coasters, photo frames, cashmere throws or even mirrors, there’s a wide range available from Hacienda Blue.
The selection of high-quality and one-of-a-kind homeware and furniture is designed by founder Josephine Blunck. Each item is handmade by artisans from India who use traditional techniques to transform fabrics, tiles and colours into Josephine’s designs.
Everything from Hacienda Blue reflects Josephine’s design approach – mixing traditional craftsmanship with modern designs and colours to create striking items that compliment contemporary and traditional décor.
Deal! From now until 9 May 2021, receive a 20% discount off the regular price of any item in the homeware range when you use the promo code “ExpatLove” at checkout.
Treat mum to a spa sesh (at home!)
Aleyda Mobile Spa provides on-site spa treatments, from full body and back massages to foot reflexology. For expectant or new mummies, there are also prenatal and postnatal treatments on offer. The team will settle everything – massage equipment, fresh linen and even relaxing music – so mum won’t need to lift a finger.
One option for pampering mum is with the Tranquillity Massage Retreat ($225, usually $269; 120 minutes). The two-hour session begins with an organic scrub that deeply exfoliates the skin to help reduce the appearance of cellulite. After a quick shower, a pressure-point massage ensues, opening up energy pathways. This is followed by the Aleyda Signature Massage, which combines healing modalities, spa relaxation and aromatherapy using Aleyda’s freshly blended Tranquility essential oil. Special attention is paid to the neck, shoulders, lower back and glutes to leave mum feeling refreshed and revitalised.
Deal! Mother’s Day Gift vouchers for this home spa session can be purchased from here, and mums can redeem them at their convenience. Use code “ELX%01” to get it at $225. Vouchers are available for purchase until 31 May 2021, can only be used one time and can be redeemed within a year from date of purchase.
Amp up her resort style
She may not be able to vacay at a resort this year, but you can always add on to your mum’s resort style! The collection at White Ginger is feminine yet contemporary – just right for city living.
The brand is driven by owner Emma Femminile’s own style requirements. Having spent many years in the tropics, she’s designed outfits using materials that suit Singapore’s tropical weather; they also have a timeless look thanks to the use of classic cuts that won’t go out of style. The collection includes dresses, separates and sleepwear.
There are also accessories to match; the newest addition is an agate and pearl necklace ($49) in three colours. Strung with South Sea pearls and crystals, these are exclusive to White Ginger and will complete mum’s resort look.
Deal! Receive a complimentary agate bracelet with every new necklace purchased.
Book in for a short getaway
As a Mother’s Day gift take mum to Pan Pacific Singapore for a short getaway! You can treat her to a relaxing spa day at St. Gregory Spa, for example, or enjoy a meal at one of the hotel’s many restaurants. If staying in isn’t mum’s thing, head out for some retail therapy at nearby malls such as Millenia Walk, Marina Square and Suntec City.
Pan Pacific Singapore
7 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square
Organise a pampering day out
A one-stop spot for a pampering mother’s day gift is Trimmings Salon & Spa at Loewen Gardens. Offering a lovely laid-back ambience, the salon has a wide range of treatments, from facials and hair care to nail, eyebrow and eyelash services.
* 75B Loewen Road
* Tudor Court, 123 Tanglin Road
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