15 Unique Mother’s Day Gift Ideas Every Mum In Singapore Will Love
If we could have a penny for every time our mum said that she doesn’t want anything for Mother’s Day, we could probably buy her a bouquet of flowers every month. That being said, we’re sure that every mom would appreciate a gift for Mother’s Day no matter how small because it’s the thoughts that count. Here are 10 unique gift ideas to spice things up for the upcoming Mother’s Day that your mom will love whether she’s an artsy kid inside, or just a brunchin’ lovin’ mum at heart.
1. Purchase A DIY Fabric Painting Kit and create matching tees or totes together
Purchase a “Paint in Pairs DIY fabric painting kit” that she’ll remember for years to come. Not only will you get to spend some quality time with her, it is also a unique souvenir that she can’t get anywhere else! Create matching t-shirts and tote bags that you can use and even carry/wear together. The whole family can join in the fun too, grab your siblings and dad to make this a Mother’s Day to cherish.
New to art and painting on fabrics?
Streaks n Strokes also offers free online painting classes so you can paint beautiful designs with your mum with ease.
Streaks n Strokes
Address: 38 Ang Mo Kio Industrial Park 2, S569511 (For collections with appointment only)
Price: From $19.90 per kit for trial kit, $44.90 per kit for basic kits and $69.90 per kit for Paint in Pairs kit.
Phone Number: 8587 8884
2. Personalise a napkin for your mom
Sometimes it’s easier to write a message than to say it out loud! Bring mum for a relaxing Mother’s Day brunch over at Merci Marcel on 12 May and receive a free, personalised napkin lettered by artist Robyn. And you don’t even need to pay extra as Merci Marcel will be giving out the napkins for free all day long, but it’s while stocks last. Now everytime your mum is in the kitchen and uses the napkin, she’ll be reminded of you!
Merci Marcel Tiong Bahru
Address: 56 Eng Hoon St, #01-68, Singapore 160056
Price: the cost of your meal, while stocks last
Phone Number: 6244 0113
3. Combine both a bouquet and a cake with this gorgeous cake adorned with flowers
If you really insist on getting a cake, outdo yourself with this superstar geode cake decked out in sparkle and flowers from Creme Maison. Easy on the eyes and the belly, the cake will make any brunch that much more special. The cake also comes with a personalised Mother’s Day card becuase Creme Maison has covered all the corners for an all-in-one present.
Price: from $80 a cake
4. Make home facials easier with a Foreo UFO Smart Mask Treatment
Our mums spend most of their time looking after the house and all of us, which means that they probably put their own self-care on the backburner. Get mum the UFO Smart Mask Treatment so that she can enjoy a quick facial whenever she wants! Each facial is only 90 seconds long, and she’ll feel rejuvenated after the quick hot or cold treatment depending on the mask you choose.
FOREO UFO Smart Mask Treatment
Where to buy: your nearest Sephora outlet or online
5. Gift mum a Gardens By The Bay ‘Friends Of The Gardens’ membership
Walk amongst the flowers with the flower in your family. Get your mum a one year’s membership to the domes in Gardens By The Bay so that she can admire fresh blooms at any time of the year as she pleases. Definitely beats getting her a bouquet which would probably last the most a week – the photos from all the flower displays will make better memories. Or amp it up another level and get a family membership so that the entire family can go on weekend garden visits all together.
Gardens By The Bay ‘Friends Of The Gardens’ Membership
Price: $68 for an individual membership, $180 for a family membership including 2 adults and up to 3 children
Where to buy: online or visit the Friends of the Gardens Centre located opposite the Ticketing Hub
Contact: 6420 6848
6. Cruise out onto the Singapore River for a quick lunch/ dinner
If your mum can’t bear to take even a few days off for a weekend cruise, you can always still treat her to a relaxing cruise for a meal. The little donut-shaped boat will give you all the private space you need to unwind with a tipple as you sail around the Marina Bay along the iconic Singapore skyline. Small bites, cold cuts, and seafood platters are also available as add-ons so that you can feel like you’re finally living and dining like the high-flyers.
7. Treat your mum to a Super Vibrator therapy massage to supercharge her energy from within
Sometimes the best way to really let your mom relax is by giving her some alone me-time at a spa retreat to recharge. Taking relaxation to a whole new level is the Spa Esprit’s latest therapy, Super Vibrator, which draws upon the various senses of touch, smell and sound to rebalance your energy from within. The therapy session encompasses a bio-energy reading, a Lomi Lomi massage, aromatherapy with customised essential oil blends, and sound healing using the Tibetan singing bowl. It might sound a lil too crazy for you, but it might be just what your mum needs to reset her batteries!
Super Vibrator by Spa Esprit
Address: Wheelock Place, 501 Orchard Road. #03-19, Singapore 238880
Price: $290 ($100 for first trial)
Contact: 6479 0070
8. Have a picnic while being serenaded by the Singapore Symphony Orchestra
Take things a little old school and head to the Botanic Gardens for a picnic whilst enjoying the tunes from our very own Singapore Symphony Orchestra. Make all your mum’s favourite foods and take the dogs out to the park to have a chill picnic as the performers lead you through a repertoire of timeless tunes like Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake ballet.
Symphony in the Gardens: SSO Mother’s Day Concert
Address: Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road, Singapore 259569
Time: 12 May 2019, from 6pm
9. Customised jewellery with a little chinoiserie flair
Adorn your mother with some unique jewellery that only she has to make her feel even more special. Wabi Sabi & Me is a handcrafted jewellery that makes geode gemstones and porcelains into gorgeous necklaces and earrings that are fit for a queen. While some pieces are made ready to buy, you can also create bespoke pieces for your mum like these ‘fu’ earrings so that she can carry her luck wherever she goes.
Wabi Sabi & Me
Price: from $65
10. Indulge in the ultimate dream hair tool: the Dyson Airwrap
Where to buy: at Dyson in Robinson’s The Heeren or at authorised retailers like Harvey Norman
11. Spend a day together at Singapore’s first ever Japanese-style onsen
Have a mother and daughter bonding day over at Yunomori Onsen, Singapore’s first ever Japanese-style onsen. Choose from 5 different pools: bubble bath, soda spa, jet bath, silk bath, and cold bath, while you soak and take some time to catch up in each other’s lives. You’ll very quickly get reacquiainted with each other, especially when you bare it all physically in the shower rooms. For just $38, you get to spend the whole day just relaxing in the baths or in the lounge area. You can also choose to get massages and a Korean scrub to reinvigorate yourself for a small additional cost. The best part is that you don’t have to do it on Mother’s Day itself; pick a day and head down because who says appreciation should only be shown on that day only?
Address: #02-17/18 1 Stadium Place, Singapore 397628
Opening hours: daily from 10am – 11pm
Price: $38 for a day pass, massages and food available as add-ons
12. Reciprocate your mum’s sweet love with a high tea full of only the sweetest treats
Stuff yourselves silly at D9 Cakery’s limitless dessert buffet, which showcases a display of over 6m long of the fanciest cakes, desserts, and sweets. It’s not just all sweet things; there’s a couple of savoury items like a parmesan cheese wheel pasta for that cheesy umami taste. For the upcoming Mother’s Day, D9 Cakery will be dropping a Summer Luxe Tart D9 collection that see edible flowers on pretty fruit tarts.
D9 Cakery Limitless Saturday High Tea
Address: 581 Orchard Road, Lobby, Hilton Singapore, Singapore 238883
Buffet hours: Saturdays from 12pm to 3pm
Price: $48++ per person
Contact: 6730 3392
13. Impress your mum with a meal cooked by a 3 Michelin-starred chef
This one’s for all those take after their foodie-loving mums. Let your mum take a break from the daily cooking and indulge her in one of the finest meals prepared by Marco Pierre White. The 3 Michelin-starred chef heads The English House, and he’s cooked up a splendid feast for Mother’s Day with Salad of Beetroot and Goat’s Cheese and a Roney Roast Pork Belly with apple sauce. Mum will also be bestowed with her own dessert platter with a chocolate tart, orange madeleine, and macaron to end the meal on a sweet high.
The English House by Marco Pierre White
Address: 28 Mohamed Sultan Rd, Singapore 238972
Opening Hours: Sun, 11:30AM-8PM; Mon-Fri 11:30AM-2:30PM, 5PM-12AM, Sat 11:30AM-12AM
Contact: 6545 4055
14. Spritz a little scent of luxury for a unique scent unlike any other
It might be hard to fathom, but our mums love being pampered in luxury just like we do. Make your mum feel like a queen everytime she sprays on a perfume. Floraiku has launched a new shadow-inspired line of scents which is meant to be layered with mum’s existing perfumes by adding to the intensity of the fragrance. Because of the millions of combinations that can be created, you’ve just ensured that your mum will always stand out in a crowd becuase of her recognisably unique scent. We also love how the perfume comes in a set with a 50ml bottle and a 10ml cylinder which you can bring out in a clutch or for your travels. How practical is that?
Floraiku Shadow Sleeping on the Roof/ Between Two Trees
Price: $475 each
Where to buy: Escentials.com
15. Settle your bouquets for the next 10 years with these preserved blooms
Channeling the rose in Beauty and the Beast, these preserved florals from BloomBack will last up to a decade without wilting and without requiring much maintenance. Their upcoming Mother’s Day Collection allows you to gift blooms in charms which your mum can hang on her bag to bring with her everywhere, glass domes, and even as a gorgeous Bluetooth speaker! Talk about a centerpiece.
Price: from $55