Mother’s Day is coming round and you must be bombarded with advertisements and signs reminding you about it. But what else can you do for mother dearest besides treating her to a nice meal? Also…where does one go and have a nice meal without bursting the wallet? Well, we’ve compiled what we feel is the top 10 experiences or gifts (this includes venues for meals) that we think will both show your appreciation to your mum and are affordable too!
1. Clean house with new KonMari service
Are you guilty of having piles of clothes on the chair or have a cupboard which you wouldn’t dare to open? Help yourself and your mum keep the house tidy the KonMari way with Helpling‘s new service so that mum will no longer nag you about your mess in your room as well as help her keep the whole place nice and neat.
They have certified KonMari method providers who will guide you with the 50-point checklist so that your life does not get messy, even when it gets busy. Perfect long term gift for mum!
2. Breath of fresh air with Steriluxe Aire Mini
For a much more personal experience for mum, the Aire purifier comes in a compact and portable ‘Mini’ form – giving her a clean and healthy breathing experience no matter where she is. Whether it be her cozy reading corner after work or even the inside of the family car, the Steriluxe Aire Mini ensures that these personal spaces have pure clean air.
The Steriluxe Aire Mini is currently on sale for SGD$158.
For more information on the Steriluxe Aire Mini, please visit this link.
3. Enjoy rooftop dining with CÉ LA VI
Mother’s Day Special Dessert, Pavlova
Spoil mum a little with an exceptional dining experience at the city’s premier rooftop destination. Specially curated by Executive Chef Maksym Chukanov, the menu showcases a delectable selection of dishes, including the sweet, plump Japanese Amela Tomato, flown in from Shizuoka prefecture, Japan, followed by a pan-seared Canadian Lobster Tail atop a creamy, aromatic dhal risotto and pumpkin curry. End the meal with CÉ LA VI’s Mother’s Day dessert special, a crisp Pavlova with juicy peach, citrusy-fresh yuzu and lemon thyme textures perfect for this momentous occasion.
Drawing a finale to the delightful feast, each dining group of two or more, with three or more courses ordered, will receive a complimentary silk scarf as a gift to your queen. Take in the magnificent view while savouring the exquisite meal and celebrating your queen in style.
Do note that the Mother’s Day Weekend Celebration is only available on 13 and 14 May 2023.
Reservations are required, and they can be made online here, by phone at +65 6508 2188 or by email at [email protected]. Please note that the brunch and dinner menus differ and are available on CÉ LA VI Singapore’s website.
4. Sweet treats from Janice Wong and Tigerlily Patisserie
If mum loves a sweet treat, then you can wow her with Janice Wong’s latest array of pretty in pink desserts. A worthy centrepiece is the Mother’s Day Celebration Cake (S$90), a floral-designed, four-tier masterpiece that has an airy vanilla sponge base, a crunchy layer of milk chocolate crumble, delicate white chocolate parfait and topped with a blueberry lychee compote, before being encased in a lychee lemon thyme mousse. For those who prefer each guest to have an individual plated dessert, opt for the Mother’s Day Mini Cake (S$12), a petite version of the celebration cake that is available exclusively in-store at Great World, i12 Katong and Paragon.
If chocolate’s the way to mum’s heart, then the Mother’s Day Signature Bon Bons (S$40) are the way to go. Every bon bon is painstakingly handcrafted using Pure Imagination Bean to Bar chocolates and comes in a box of nine — each with a beautifully unique look. Enjoy three of each flavour: the light and floral Ruby Lavender, a sweet and tart Strawberry Balsamic and a creamy Raspberry Yoghurt.
Janice Wong Singapore’s Mother’s Day exclusive items will be available for online order from today with delivery or pick-up options; with the exception of the Mother’s Day Mini Cakes, which are available for in-store orders only.
Savour the flavours of the in-season French Gariguette strawberry compote and camellia tea-infused bavarois, masterfully nestled within a floral cage of sponge fingers, and adorned with a regal flourish of vanilla crème madame petals. This unique creation by Chef Maxine Ngooi is available for online orders from 17th April to 14th May and in-store purchase from 12th to 14th May for S$62++.
Spice up your celebrations with unique flower bouquets! You can get your Camellia Crown Cake with a flower bouquet at an exclusive pre-order bundle from 17th – 30th April at an early bird price of $120++ (original price at $130++).
And for those who may have missed the chance to pre-order their blooms, fret not! An enchanting flower pop-up bar awaits you on 13th May from 11am – 3pm, where you can indulge in delectable Tigerlily Patisserie pastries and entremets while perusing the vibrant display of blooms. It’s the perfect opportunity to pick up a last-minute gift or treat yourself to a delightful experience.
To make this Mother’s Day an extra unforgettable experience, you can place your orders here.
5. Cozy PJ set
Let mum relax at night with the coziest set of PJs from Rawbought’s Je Dors Mother’s Day Specials. You can even request a personalised handwritten note to be included with your order to give your gift a special touch.
The curated selection of gift sets priced from S$99 to S$129 comes complete with the sleep & lounge essentials for a cosy evening and a good night’s sleep that’s perfect for the Queens in our lives.
The Je Dors Gift sets come in four variations:
- The Je Dors Sleepshirt, perfect for those who prefer something loose and breathable (S$99)
- The Je Dors Short set, perfect for warmer weather (S$109)
- The Je Dors Long set for cooler nights (S$119)
- The Je Dors Full set for something snuggly (S$129)
Each Mother’s Day Gift Set includes a set of pyjamas with the Modal Eye Mask and Headband; the latter two crafted from excess modal Fabrice from the production of the pyjamas, showcasing Rawbought’s commitment to sustainability and reducing waste.
Additionally, those who love the signature Je Dors range will be happy to know that they now come in new dreamy pastel tones such as Chalky Blue, Insignia Blue, Light Pink, and Lilac.
To purchase, please visit their website https://www.rawbought.com.
6. Adding a floral touch
If your mum loves perfumes and scents, why not give her a bottle such as Marc Jacob’s latest fragrance – Perfect Eau de Toilette. The fragrance is a companion to Perfect Eau de Parfum and Perfect Intense, celebrating the strength of being authentic through its luminous floral scent.
Aligning with the original fragrance that launched globally in July 2020, Perfect Eau de Toilette is inspired by designer Marc Jacobs’s personal mantra: “I am perfect as I am”.
Similarly, the fragrance’s manifesto inspires all perfume connoisseurs to practice self-love, self-acceptance and self-care. Uplifting and joyful, Perfect Eau de Toilette brings a fresh olfactive facet and a more intimate interpretation of being #PerfectAsIAm.
In celebration and encouragement of being authentic and embracing personal truths, Marc Jacobs will be having a two-week-long pop-up at Plaza Singapura situated at the event space right in front of Sephora. Be enthralled by the fun and exciting pop-up where all who come are encouraged to be unfiltered, honest and intimate while embracing our perfect imperfections:
- Experience the luminous floral scent of Perfect Eau de Toilette
- Win special goodies (fragrances, vouchers etc)*
- Decorate your bodies with custom temporary tattoos*
- Most importantly: have fun!
Date: 21 April – 3 May 2023
Location: Plaza Singapura (In front of Sephora, Atrium @ Plaza Singapura #01-56/57)
If mum prefers something a little more spicy and sophisticated, then perhaps the new FLOWER BY KENZO L’Absolue Eau de Parfum might suit her instead. Exploring the heart of the poppy flower, it is masterly composed by Alberto Morillas, the perfume designer for the very first Flower By Kenzo fragrance. The new fragrance depicts a spicy and sophisticated facet of the poppy signed by the most precious pistil: the red gold, Saffron. Enveloped in FLOWER BY KENZO perfumes’ signature vanilla and white musk, this absolute bouquet blossoms with a new sensuality.
As part of the House’s eco-friendly approach to sustainability in fragrances, the 100ml fragrance bottle and cap have also been redesigned to incorporate at least 15% recycled glass and 25% less plastic. Meanwhile, its outer pack is made of cardboard from sustainably managed FSC forests and printed with bio-based plant inks.
The new FLOWER BY KENZO L’Absolue Eau de Parfum is now available at all Sephora stores and online.
7. Keeping fit with Breathe Pilates
Doesn’t matter what age mum is, it is important to keep mobile and stay fit for overall health. Which is why we love Breathe Pilates as they understand that fitness doesn’t come in a single size and they have an inclusive environment that welcomes all – regardless of age, fitness level or body type.
As such, your mother need not fear about not being fit and can attend an array of classes that are catered to her needs, including rehabilitative Pilates, reformer Pilates or those for seniors.
Breathe Pilates also has four studios that are conveniently located around the island.
For more information, please visit their website http://www.breathepilates.com.sg.
8. Heritage Asian Meal at Hotel Telegraph
Treat your mother to a unique dining experience from 8th May, with five and six-course menus at S$68++ and S$88++ per person respectively (min. two persons) that highlight the best of Singaporean and Asian cuisine.
Savour Baked Coffee Spare Ribs, a Singaporean favourite, as well as Pan Fried Barramundi Fillet in a rich laksa cream. Indulge in Longevity Noodles topped with fiery juicy Black Pepper River Prawns – a symbol of good health and long life. Opt for the six-course menu to enjoy a Braised Pork Knuckle, symbolising prosperity, and the pièce de résistance of a Half Boston Lobster with chilli crab sauce. End your meal on a sweet and refreshing note with our irresistible Chilled Cream of Avocado.
Located in the heart of Singapore’s CBD inside a heritage building, Hotel Telegraph’s Mother’s Day menus are perfect for diners who want to spoil their mums with a memorable dining experience.
Reservations can be made now through https://thehoteltelegraph.com/wine-dine/. The menus are available from 8th to 12th May for dinner, 6pm – 10pm, and 13th & 14th May for lunch and dinner, 11:30am – 3pm and 6pm – 10pm.
9. Short holiday with the family
Based on your budget, why not plan a short holiday with mum? It could be with the whole family or just a mother-child vacation. Other than flying, you may also want to consider a cruise, which may be more affordable if you consider transport and food costs per day. Alternatively, a short getaway across the causeway might be good to unwind and spend some quality time with mummy dearest.
10. Get creative!
This gift could possibly be free! For example, you could give your mother a book of coupons that allows her to claim certain ‘services’ from you. For example, an hour of massage or to do the dishes that day etc.
If eating out is too expensive, perhaps cooking mum a meal full of her favourites might be better for you and will be more meaningful due to the effort to make the meal.
Images: Breathe Pilates, CÉ LA VI Singapore, Envato, Hotel Telegraph, Janice Wong, Kenzo, Marc Jacobs, Rawbought, Steriluxe, Tigerlily Patisserie