No two mothers are alike, but all mums have something in common — their unconditional love and care for their family. What would we do without it? From chef to chauffeur, housekeeper to chief operating officer, she does it all! On 8 May this year, show your family’s MVP just how much you appreciate her and everything that she does with Mother’s Day gifts she deserves.
MOTHER’S DAY GIFTS TO KEEP MUM FIGHTING FIT
Most fitness trackers don’t qualify as wrist candy. Enter Fitbit Luxe, a fashion-forward health and wellness device ladies love. Besides the usual step and exercise counters, it tracks everything from breathing rate and heart health to sleeping patterns and stress levels. All in a sleek package that won’t look out of place at a fancy restaurant or gala event. From 25 April to 8 May, shop for Mum and enjoy discounts of up to 15% off selected Fitbit models, including Luxe, Sense, Versa 3, Charge 5, Inspire 2, and Ace 3 Minions edition.
Corength Fitness Suspension Trainer
Looking for a convenient workout system that doesn’t require a gym membership? Offering ease of use from the comfort of home, the Corength Fitness Suspension Trainer is the answer. Mum can work all her muscle groups by combining her own body weight with functional exercises. The portable system lets her target her arms, legs, core, and more, whether indoors or outdoors. Complement it with an anti-slip floor mat and versatile resistance bands, as well as a wide range of affordable sporting apparel to suit her style.
$20 at Decathlon e-store and outlets islandwide
lululemon Running Gear
If pounding the streets is Mum’s favourite method of stress relief, she’ll love doing it in lululemon’s newly developed running wear. Like its predecessors, this range features sleek design and effortless style that can take her from path/treadmill to cafe/mall with ease. It also reaps the benefits of lululemon’s R&D with features like Swiftly Tech odour-reducing fabric, Silverescent® technology that conquers stink-causing bacteria, and Nulux™ fabric that offers four-way stretch. Not sure which to choose? We like the Fast and Free High-Rise 7/8 Tight or the Fast and Free High-Rise Short (especially when the weather’s hot!).
Find more Mother’s Day gifts from lululemon online and at stores in ION, Takashimaya, and Duxton.
Skechers Arch Fit
Chances are that Mum’s on the go all day, right? If so, she’ll definitely appreciate the extra cushy comfort and podiatrist-certified arch support that Skechers Arch Fit provides when she’s voluntarily on her feet. Other details we think she’ll say “yes!” to? A removable insole that moulds to the feet to reduce shock and increase weight dispersion, the breathable mesh fabric, and the cushioned lightweight midsole. Oh did we mention that it’s machine washable too?
MOTHER’S DAY GIFTS MUMS DON’T NEED BUT WILL LOVE ANYWAY
Pandora Moments ‘Family Always’ Collection
Express your gratitude to your super mum with accessories that celebrate family togetherness. Featuring intertwining circles in the shape of charms, stud or hoop earrings, and a pendant necklace, Pandora’s new Family Always series symbolises loving hugs between family members. Rings of Sterling silver hand-set with cubic zirconia pavé provide an additional sparkling reminder of your unbreakable bond. Or tickle Mum’s fancy with Pandora’s Timeless collection, now with heart-shaped stones in the new shade of Fancy Pink.
From $59 at the Pandora e-store and outlets islandwide
Swarovski Millenia Collection
Celebrating the multi-facets of motherhood, Swarovski’s Mother’s Day range this year is as individual as every mum out there. But the Millenia collection in particular catches our eyes; it’s a range of wardrobe fundamentals for the modern mama. Comprising earrings, cocktail rings, bracelets, and necklaces, the fun, easy-to-match pieces come in juicy hues from pink to blue. There are even multi-colour rainbows if Mum doesn’t have a single favourite colour!
From $95 at the Swarovski e-store and outlets islandwide
Nitori’s Vanity Delights
Surprise her with a stylish yet functional add-on to her vanity with Nitori’s Cosmetic Box Divinos and Cosmetics Mirror ($79.90). Made to store a wide range of products from makeup to bottles, it’s ideal for the beauty junkie mum. By the way, did you know that succulents symbolise selfless love? Add this Succulent in Bottole Stand ($15.90) to her vanity to remind her of your unconditional love for her.
Find these and more Mother’s Day gifts at the Nitori e-store and flagship store at COURTS Nojima @ Level 4 The Heeren
TVBAnywhere+ Mother’s Day Packages
Is Mum a fan of Hong Kong drama serials and variety shows? Then have her grinning from ear to ear with this ultimate Mother’s Day gift of non-stop entertainment. The exclusive TVBAnywhere+ Mother’s Day Ultra Saver Packages comes in a 1-year and 2-year plans. Both options inclusive of Channel Zone and VOD Zone are now exclusively available at a 50% discount. Each subscription supports two devices concurrently, so that’s two happy mums for the price of one gift! Impress Mum further with Deluxe Packages that come with the TVB Anywhere Android TVB Box and complimentary set-up service.
From USD55 for a 1-year plan till 8 May at tvbanywhereplus.com/happymom. Use promocode 5SGMAMA for an additional USD5 off.
(See also: 23 Nostalgic Movies to Watch with Your Kids)
MOTHER’S DAY GIFTS TO PAMPER HER FROM TOP TO TOE
Mother’s Day Spa-ty at the Ritz Carlton Spa
Pamper mum with a luxurious three-hour Spa-rty that’s fit for a queen! This begins with a 60-minute massage to work out all her physical aches and kinks, followed by a 30-minute Body Reviver, and thereafter, a 90-minute facial to put the glow back into her complexion. Post-treatment, a glass of Champagne by the pool cabana awaits. Oh and did we mention that mum will also receive a complimentary ESPA Positivity Pulse Point Oil to remind her of her blissful experience too?
Available from 1 May to 30 June 2022, subject to availability. Not valid for gift certificate purchase, and not cumulative with other promotions. For reservations or enquiries, call +65 6434-5203 or email [email protected].
LUSH Mother’s Day 2022 collection
Draw her a luxuriously relaxing bath with handmade vegan bath bombs and body pampering balms. LUSH has curated sets like Mum’s Bathtime Favourites ($139) which contains eight bathing wonders with artwork designed by Anna Ng, and Bring Me Sunshine ($129) with its collection of uplifting shower and body care products. We’re rather partial though, to the Happy Mother’s Day gift ($119) which boasts exclusive items from the Mother’s Day range, and comes beautifully presented in a floral knot wrap.
Available online at lushsg.com, and Lush shops islandwide.
JBL Live Free NC+ TWS
She’s a productivity queen who keeps all her balls in the air effortlessly, and the JBL Live Free NC+ TWS will let her go truly hands-free, and multi-task like the pro she is. Small but mighty, these earbuds offer full audio control with just one touch of a button, so she can toggle between calls and music easily. The Active Noise Cancelling feature will also help ward off distractions so she can keep her audio volume at a lower, healthier (for her ears) level.
Dyson AirwrapTM multi-styler
Nothing’s too extravagant when it comes to her crowning glory. Re-engineered for faster, easier styling, the new Airwrap’s rotating barrels allow multi-directional curls and waves with a single attachment, making it easier for Mum to create her favourite look in minutes. Furthermore, the dual-purpose Coanda smoothing dryer hides flyaways, and dries at low heat, ensuring that tresses remain undamaged. P/S: You can even book a complimentary 1:1 hair consultation for mum to learn how to wield her Airwrap like a pro!
$849 online, and at Dyson Demo Stores.
voco Orchard Singapore Staycation
Time-stretched mums generally lack self-care and me-time so why not stage a gentle intervention and gift these to your one and only Queen? voco Orchard Singapore’s staycation package for mums includes its signature afternoon tea set for two at Opus Bar & Grill, and a $68 discount voucher off La Source Spa’s La Signature facial which infuses 98% pure oxygen to rejuvenate her skin from the deepest layers. Mum will get to enjoy complimentary 20 minutes of neck and shoulder massage too!
From $338++ per room per night, for stays till 31 May 2022. Book here.
Pampering Sulwhasoo staycation
Beauty aficionado mums will love this Indulgent, pampering retreat at the Shangri-La Singapore, with Sulwhasoo. She’ll begin her stay with a fresh bouquet of spring florals and a specially curated Sulwhasoo high tea set, and spend the night in an elegantly appointed Deluxe Room outfitted with lush Sulwhasoo bath amenities. Mum and her guest will also get to bring home two sets of Sulwhasoo in-room amenities, including Concentrated Ginseng Anti-Aging Kit and facial masks, a set of body lotion and wash, and Sulwhasoo’s latest addition, the Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Serum EX.
From $438++, for stays between 3 and 8 May 2022. More information here.
Rawbought Carezza Lace Pyjamas
The woman who’s given everything to take care of the family deserve sweet sleep, and what better way to enjoy that than in these buttery soft Carezza Lace pyjamas in a royal Burgundy shade? Pair them with luxury Rawbought blankets and nightstand essentials such as a Modal Headband ($19.90), or Modal Eye Masks ($24.90) made from excess fabric — a commitment to sustainability that the company practices. In fact, a tree will be planted for every pyjama set sold online, through One Tree Planted, a non-profit organisation focused on the global reforestation of forests.
$89, from www.rawbought.com
DELICIOUS TREATS THAT WILL PUT A SMILE ON HER FACE
Patisserie RÓA Raspberry Mousse Chocolate Cake
Homegrown artisanal Patisserie RÓA has unveiled its first Mother’s Day cake and can we just state for the record that this has definitely been worth waiting for? Clad in vibrant raspberry-pink hues, this gorgeously geometric confection marries five(!) layers of decadent deliciousness while staying vegan and allergen-free (no dairy, gluten, nuts, soy and eggs). What’s more, it comes in seriously pretty statement packaging – a velvety luxe cream-coloured case with blush pink ribbon handles and a drawer with a matte gold knob – that mum can re-use to keep her bits and bobs.
From $108 (6-inch, serves 4-6 dessert portions). Order online here or contact the Cake Concierge at 87904780
Matchastic Xanda Cheesecake
Show Mum how ‘matcha’ you love her with Cat & the Fiddle’s new limited-time creation. Bittersweet and satisfyingly rich at the same time, Matchastic Xanda is a no-bake cheesecake featuring a fluffy green tea sponge layered with velvety smooth green tea-infused cream cheese and decadent white chocolate mousse. Green tea crumbs, whimsical daisies, and decorative cake toppers crown the dessert that is perfect as a not-too-sweet treat!
$55.90 for whole cake (800 g) at www.catandthefiddle.com and outlets islandwide from 11 April to 30 June. Enjoy 20% off with promo code MATCHASTIC. The first 100 kids under 12 years enjoy a complimentary cup of Original Cheesy Soft Serve daily in-store till 31 May.
Berry Red Velvet
Home of artisanal sweets and legendary cheesecakes, D9 Cakery is launching this special creation specially for Mother’s Day this year. The Berry Red Velvet comes together in a floral-infused tea mousse, strawberry crémeux, blueberry elderflower confit and red velvet sponge that tastes as good as it looks and sounds. We’re sure Mum will love it!
$9 (mini cake) and $65 (whole cake), Available from 25 April – 31 May 2022 for pickup or delivery.
Rambutan Osmanthus Yogurt Cake
For something truly innovative, treat Mum to The Pine Garden’s special creations this Mother’s Day. The headliner is this pretty-in-pink Rambutan Osmanthus Cake (from $46.50). Sweet, crunchy rambutans combine with Greek yoghurt for a refreshing tropical treat, complete with a whiff of osmanthus. Fans of Autumn Crisp grapes can opt for the Autumn Crisp Moscato Mousse Cake (from $53.50) instead. And for bittergourd connoisseurs, the surprising Lemon Honey Bitter Gourd Cake (from $38.50) is a must-try with health benefits!
Available for pre-orders online and at all The Pine Garden outlets islandwide till 31 May. Early birds enjoy 10% off till 1 May.
To Mom, With Love Cake
Shower her with all the love and the appreciation she deserves with PrimaDéli’s Mother’s Day collection. This To Mom, With Love cake ($49.80) comprises layers of rich chocolate sponge and decadent chocolate truffle cream. Atop sits a painstakingly handcrafted ‘basket of roses’ that won’t stay around long enough to wilt! Two other options include the I Love You Mom cake (from $37.80) featuring dark cherries, and Dearest Mom cake (from $37.80) with hazelnut cream for Ferrero Rocher fans.
Available for pre-orders online and at all PrimaDéli outlets islandwide. Early birds enjoy 20% off till 25 April, and 10% off thereafter till 8 May.
Everlasting Love cakes
Set her heart a-flutter with these exquisitely crafted floral inspired creations. Symbolising love abd gratitude, these meticulously handcrafted purple and pink chocolate carnation cakes are made with Dajia yam from Taiwan (Eternal Love, $40.80, $6.90/slice), and lip-smacking raspberry rose coulis with silky-smooth strawberry mousse (Enduring Love, $40.80, $6.90/slice).
Available till to 8 May 2022 online, at selected BreadTalk outlets and on GrabFood, foodpanda, and Deliveroo.
Strawberry-Sakura Pistachio Cake *Limited Edition*
If mum prefers subtler notes when it comes to sweets, this Strawberry-Sakura Pistachio floral cake is bound to enchant. Crafted by Executive Pastry Chef Audrey Yee, it’s delicate on the palate, with notes of floral, strawberry and nut. Intricately hand-piped florals and light Sakura fragrance lend a calm, refined finish that’ll delight her senses with every bite.
$88 (1kg) pre-order online for takeaway at least 72 hours in advance.
Breakfast Queen Tea
What can you get the de-facto head of the household? If she’s a tea drinker, the Breakfast Queen Tea from TWG will cater to Her Royalness perfectly. This elegant blend balances green teas with notes of sweet lemon and fragrant rose, offering a soothing sense of calm at any time of the day. For a more floral option try the Jasmine Queen Tea, which is an intoxicating mix of delicate green tea, and sweet jasmine flowers.
$28 (Jasmine Queen Tea), $45 (Breakfast Queen Tea). Available online, on the TWG Tea Mobile App, and at TWG Tea Salons and Boutiques.
Da Paolo Mother’s Day Tote Bag Gift Set
A thoughtful gift option for mums who love a picnic (or simply picnic foods), this Da Paolo Tote Bag ($199) is filled with a comprehensive selection of sweet and savoury treats. It includes the La Perla Baci di Dama Chocolate Box, Galantino Extra Virgin Olive Oil Ceramic Rita, Da Paolo Prosecco, Vienna Sourdough Loaf, Orange Marmalade Jam, and Truffle Honey. And while you’re at it, throw in a couple — or make that a dozen! — Mother’s Day specials, the Honey Rosetta Bread ($4.50). Inspired by the Italian Rosetta White Bread, each beautiful rosette is sweetened with fragrant honey-rose-water syrup.
The Da Paolo Mother’s Day Tote Bag Gift Set can be purchased online for delivery and self-pick up from selected Da Paolo Gastronomia outlets from 18 April to 8 May. The Honey Rosetta Bread is available on Fridays to Sundays from 6 to 29 May.
Traditional Chinese Superfoods
The mother-daughter duo behind Ye Traditions nourish their bond by making traditional Hakka red rice wine and rice lees together. Co-founder Jinyen Yap shares that since young, her mum and grandmother would cook her favourite Mee Sua with Ang Zao Chicken Soup every Mother’s Day to celebrate women in the family. Experience this warmth by preparing this superfood dish for your own supermamas using the Yap family recipe. If it sounds too daunting, you can also order the ready-to-eat dish that is freshly cooked upon order!
Enjoy a 10% discount with promo code YETRMOM22 on all purchases (including sale items) till 1 July at Ye Traditions official e-shop.
SOMETHING HANDMADE THAT SHE’LL CHERISH FOREVER
Mother’s Day creations using iPad
Little ones aged six to 12 years may need some help to show their their love and appreciation for mum. They’re never out of fab ideas though, so guide them to express their creativity using in-built iPad features such as Keynote and Clips. Write a letter, draw mum’s portrait, or send flowers. For older kids who are more tech-savvy, why not design an app about mum using Swift Playgrounds? Get more creative ideas here, and if you share their creations on social media, remember to tag #CreativityForKids
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