With all non-essential shops closed during this Circuit Breaker period, it’s essential to get creative when it comes to gifting. And while we can hope that the rules will be relaxed by the time Mother’s Day 2020 rolls around on 10 May, it’s better to be prepared. So, we’ve put together this Mother’s Day gift guide full of goodies she deserves. Now you can give her a special treat on her special day without ever stepping outside.
Just for Nursing Mummies
1. ms.kinny Lactation Oats
If you, your child’s amazing mother, or a mum you know is looking to boost her milk supply, look no further than the new Lactation Oats from ms.kinny. Containing soybeans, almonds and over 30 types of grains to replenish key nutrients iron and calcium, it is further fortified with brewer’s yeast, milk thistle and fennel, well-known ingredients that help encourage milk production. Plus it’s dairy-free, making it safe for lactose-intolerant mums and bubs. $62 per box, official.ms.kinny and official distributors
:: GIVEAWAY! ::
This Mother’s Day, three mums each stand to win a box of ms.kinny Lactation Oats worth $62! Here’s what you have to do:
1. Like and Share this post on Facebook with the hashtag #SMgiveaway (make sure your share is set to ‘public’)
2. Follow ms.kinny’s official Instagram for an extra chance to win
3. Leave a comment on our Facebook post to let us know that you’ve done the above (include your Instagram handle so we know it’s you)
4. Sit back and relax. We’ll be in touch if you’ve won!
Closing date: 12 noon on Thursday, 21 May 2020
Encourage Her to Self-care
2. Yours. Personalised Skincare
Introduce Mum to skincare tailored to her needs. Local skincare brand Yours. is disrupting the skincare industry with its autopilot subscription service and products personalised for individuals. Packed with clean, active ingredients, each personalised Yours Day & Night Skincare Set is made with love in Switzerland. It comprises a full-sized Day Cream, Night Cream, Day Serum, and Night Serum. Each set costs US$79 (about S$113) and lasts two months. P.S. We’ve tried it ourselves, and absolutely love the results!
10% discount for SingaporeMotherhood readers!
Head over to lovefromyours.com for your complimentary skin assessment. Then apply promo code YOURSFORMOTHERS at checkout to enjoy 10% off the Yours Day & Night Skincare Set, now through 10 May 2020.
3. Laneige Water Sleeping Mask
Give her a glow with this famous overnight mask that gives the skin a lively, well-rested appearance the next morning. Usually retailing at $42 for 70ml, this set comprising four 100ml jars is a steal! This and other travel exclusives are now available for local delivery, with discounts up to 60% off prices downtown! Now you don’t have to fly to enjoy tax-absorbed shopping. $128, www.ishopchangi.com
4. PHS HAIRSCIENCE Nutri-Hair Bundle
Help give Mum her crowning glory back. With formulations backed by science, the pocket-sized jelly is enriched with superfoods like chia seed and pomegranate to promote healthy hair growth. The jelly texture and refreshing flavour make consuming these supplements a lot easier — and more delicious — than popping pills. Best of all, KrisShop is offering a whopping 50% discount on this (and up to 60% off 600 items, plus up to 15% off site-wide with a $200 minimum spend)! Usual $161, www.krisshop.com
(See also: Pregnancy Self-Care, Trimester-by-trimester)
Trinkets for the Lady
5. Mama & Baby Bear Bracelet Set
New Singapore-based Fair Trade jewellery brand, Atelier Agape, debuts a range of accessories to celebrate the maternal bond. This matching mother-child bracelet set fits together snugly in a perpetual bear hug, with “MAMA” engraved on Mama Bear’s leg. The collection is handcrafted from 925 sterling silver by marginalised, independent artisans in Jaipur, India. First-time purchasers get 10% off. Usual $205+, www.atelieragape.com
6. Personalised Duchess Necklace
It’s named for the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, who was spotted wearing this very Merci Maman necklace. Choose a boy or girl charm, and engrave your children’s names and dates of birth at no extra charge. You can purchase additional charms too. Other Mother’s Day 2020 gifts you can personalise range from wine glasses to jewellery cases and photo frames. $243.78, www.giftslessordinary.com
(See also: Finding Balance: How Real Mums Do It)
Create Bonding Moments
7. Mother’s Day Bake at Home Hamper
Bake at home with award-winning dessert chef, Janice Wong. This exclusive Mother’s Day hamper includes everything you will need for a family baking session. Within are recipes, premixes, key ingredients, and essential utensils. It also comes with a gift, Janice Wong’s dessert recipe book Perfection in Imperfection (worth $48). $148, www.janicewong.online
8. Click & Grow Smart Garden 3
Bring the outdoors inside and grow your own herbs and veggies together. No green fingers? No worries, the Click & Grow Smart Garden 3 takes care of your plants automatically, making sure they have enough water, light, and nutrients at all times. It comes with three complimentary basil plant capsules so you can start right away. Enjoy $10 off and free shipping now. Usual $169, www.shopee.sg/mayer_marketing
9. BloomBack DIY BBCraft Kits
Social enterprise BloomBack is an online flower lifestyle and gift marketplace specialising in preserved flowers. They’ve now launched DIY BBCraft Kits that are perfect for this #stayhome period. Different kits cater to couples, kids and families, and each is a complete set of materials. Express your creativity and love for Mum, then follow the step-by-step video tutorial to put your art piece together. From $25 per kit, www.bloomback.org
(See also: FREE post-HBL Fun for Kids and Families)
Gifts of Health and Beauty
10. Privé Aesthetics Treatments
Since Mum can’t go for facials during this Circuit Breaker period, why not give her something to look forward to? Privé Aesthetics celebrates all mothers and mothers-to-be with anti-ageing facial treatment options. Depending on her skincare needs, Elite Facelift (usual $380 for first trial), and Privé Signature Firming Facetherapy (usual $228 for first trial) help deeply nourish and revitalise mature skin to help lift, firm and tone skin contours.
Exclusive for SingaporeMotherhood readers!
Quote SINGAPOREMOTHERHOOD to enjoy a special trial price on these two aesthetics treatments. Call Privé Aesthetics at 9656 5380 for more information and to book her post-circuit breaker appointment in advance today!
11. RUHENS V Water Purifier
Homemakers everywhere have fallen in love with this cutting-edge tankless filtration system that dispenses clean water at five convenient temperatures. Parents who make formula milk for baby particularly love the 40°C setting. We think Mum will adore these brand-new Singapore exclusive Bubblegum Pink and Marshmallow Pink editions! $2,599, www.ruhens.com.sg
12. AlmaWin and Klar Home Care Gift Sets
If Mum’s a stickler for a clean and safe home, this range of eco-friendly, hypoallergenic household cleaning products should impress. Developed in Germany, the range includes kitchenware cleaner for sensitive hands, baby bottle cleaner, clothes detergent and more. Order one of three curated gift sets and organic store ZENXIN will also gift Mum an Organic 5-colour Fruit and Veggies Bouquet! From $45.50, www.organicdelivery.sg
(See also: Online Fresh Food Delivery in Singapore)
13. PrimaDéli Floral Bouquet Cakes
Can’t decide whether to get Mum a bouquet of flowers or a cake this Mother’s Day 2020? Make it a two-in-one! Royal Mom is a decadent all-chocolate cake embellished with hand-piped buttercream roses, while Queen of My Heart says “M” for Mum with a blooming garden atop vanilla sponge cake layered with hazelnut cream. Note: due to Circuit Breaker measures, these will only be available for collection and delivery from 14 to 19 May. From $34.80, www.primadeli.com (or Dial-A-Cake at 6276 3333)
14. Win Mum a Lovingly Painted Tea Set from Deliveroo!
In collaboration with a local illustrator and in celebration of the women who raised us, Deliveroo is giving away 10 limited-edition hand-painted tea sets. Each set of a ceramic teapot and two teacups and saucers features cute pastry icons and a silhouette of a lady framed by a floral motif. This will be coupled with afternoon tea pastries from Artisan Boulangerie Co. Think buttery pain au chocolat puffs, flaky almond croissants, and a pair of zesty, refreshing lemon tarts. Add a surprise to her Sunday that money can’t buy!
Stand a chance to win one of these afternoon tea sets by sharing a heartfelt message to Mum on Deliveroo’s Facebook page from now till 12 noon on 9 May. The 10 best answers will get this special Mother’s Day gift delivered to her doorstep.
15. Cook-It-For-Her Arabic Lentil Soup
Is Mum tired of cooking or trying to decide what to order for your meals during this Circuit Breaker? This Mother’s Day, Dad and Kiddos can give her a break and take over the kitchen to prepare this hearty dish for the whole family. It uses only 10 easy-to-find ingredients and is simple to execute. See the full video with step-by-step instructions here.
- 300g yellow lentils
- 40g cooking oil
- 100g onions (sliced)
- 80g celery (chopped)
- 250g potatoes (cubed)
- 120g carrots (julienned)
- 12g salt
- 1g ground white pepper
- 2g cumin powder
- 1.5ℓ vegetable broth
- Rinse and drain the lentils.
- Heat the oil and sauté the onions, celery, potatoes and carrots for 3 minutes until soft.
- Add the lentils and stir for 5 minutes.
- Add salt, pepper and cumin and stir for a minute.
- Add vegetable broth and bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat and simmer for 35 minutes or until the lentils are cooked.
- Mix the lentils with a hand blender to a smooth texture.
- Season to taste.
Surprise Mum further by serving the lentil soup with fried or toasted Arabic bread and lemon wedges. Our thanks go out to Chef Said El Alam for creating and sharing this recipe that’s one of 12,450 served on board Emirates flights. Check out the Emirates Food Channel for more recipes to try!
(See also: The First Dish I taught my Child to Cook)
Now it’s time to decide which gift you think Mum will love best this Mother’s Day 2020. But whichever you choose, remember that ultimately, the best gift is time you spend with her.
Header image: Janice Wong Singapore