Rather than cracking your brain at the eleventh’s hour before Mother’s Day, it pays to plan ahead. Whether you are considering a gift or something extra to supplement your actual gift, we’ve got you covered. Here are some Mother’s Day gift ideas that will make the day all the more special for your mom!
P.S. Talk to Business Providers you trust and know to see if they can offer group buy so you and your neighbours (or friends) can buy at bulk-pricing!
Thoughtful Mother’s Day Gift Ideas:
Do you know why carnations with their frilly petals are regarded as the official Mother’s Day symbol and flower?
Anna Jarvis – commonly known as the founder of the modern Mother’s Day – started it. In 1908, she distributed hundreds of white carnations at her mother’s memorial in a church in Grafton, West Virginia.
Today, pink and red carnations are the most significant flowers for Mother’s Day. Red carnations are a symbol of deep love and life and it is believed that pink carnations first bloomed where the tears of the Virgin Mary fell, turning them into a symbol of a mother’s undying love.
A pink carnation, on the other hand, symbolizes a mother’s undying love, gratitude and tenderness – emotions that make the bond between a mother and her children so priceless!
Examples: Floristique, Flower Addict, Fleurica
2. Preserved Flowers
Words may be hard to express your love for your mom. Show her with some preserved flowers in a pretty glass dome this Mother’s Day!
Unlike real blooms (cut flowers) that will wither within a week or two, preserved flowers are both ecological and economic. They do not even require maintenance, watering or natural light.
Preservation is also a more nifty way of gifting flowers. The unending possibilities in floral decoration make them perfect for making long-lasting flower arrangements or to conserve a special flower.
Examples: Bloomback, Each a Plant, Roselodge Florist
3. Pampering Spa Session
Moms (especially stay-at-home moms!) are the hardest-working member in a family. Which is why the best way to let your mom relax is to give her some me-time at a spa retreat to recharge her batteries. After all, there’s nothing like a long massage with aromatherapy, wraps, facials and more to put her mind and body at ease.
Examples: Nimble/Knead, Aramsa Spa, Imperial Spa
4. Mother-Child Pottery Class
Remember how you broke your mom’s favourite ceramic display by accident as a child? Well, the time to make it up to her is now.
Join a pottery class so you and your mother can learn to make a new favourite together. Most pottery studios have beginner-friendly workshops, so regardless of aptitude, you can be sure you and your mother can have an enjoyable time.
Examples: Ceramic House, Padme Hum Studio, Goodman Ceramic Studio
5. Handmade Jewellery
Instead of buying a new piece of jewellery this Mother’s Day, try making one. That’s right, surprise mommy dearest with your own handmade charm bracelet!
There is no shortage of jewellery-making workshop in Singapore. So what are you waiting for? Gather your buddies and learn the hands-on methods of creating a unique piece of handmade bracelet, earring or necklace for your moms. For many workshops, materials and tools are fully provided.
Examples: artisan8 studio, Astre & Co, The Imperial Smithster
6. Art-Jamming Session
Do things differently this Mother’s Day. Skip the flowers and presents. Opt for a bonding art-jamming session instead – seriously, it is fun, therapeutic and a memorable experience both of you won’t soon forget!
Help your mom flaunt her creativity in a fuss-free and stress-free environment. Best part? You don’t have to do setup or clean-up after yourself. If you are hard-pressed for a subject to paint, try a portrait of your mother. It might seem corny but she will be secretly pleased, trust us.
Examples: Heartroom Gallery, Streaks ‘n’ Strokes, The Fun Empire
7. Family Photography Session
For the sentimental mom, taking a family portrait is the perfect gift for Mother’s Day. What better way to get your mother dewy-eyed than to see a framed photo of how far her family has come?
Dressing for a family photography session can be lots of fun and it promotes family bonding too. Heck, you do not even need to dress your family to the nines. In fact, focusing on colour or print coordination will do.
Regardless of what you choose to wear, the most important thing is this – everyone needs to enjoy themselves so that the best photos can be produced. We’re sure mom will definitely agree!
Examples: SMILE Moment Photography, JT Studio, TinyTodds
For the mom with the sweet tooth, macarons are little treats she can’t resist. It’s hard not to fall in love with them. And we understand why.
Picture one of these cute and colourful pick-me-ups. One bite into the delicate cookie shells and you hit the tender, chewy centre. A tantalizing flavour soon exploded, caressing your tongue. C’est délicieux!
Examples: Milleaville Macarons, Sumopocky, macarons.sg
Health is the greatest gift you can give your mom. There is nothing worth splurging on than medicinal herb supplements, like Lingzhi, for Mother’s Day.
Also known as “reishi mushrooms”, Lingzhi has long been popular in Eastern medicine. It contains active compounds known as polysaccharides. These can have immune-boosting effects, such as increasing the activity of white blood cells. Other known benefits of Lingzhi include anti-cancer properties and reducing fatigue.
Examples: OneLife, Yi Shi Yuan, All Link
10. Bird’s Nest
You know mothers and their tonics. Who doesn’t want to still look young and beautiful at 50? And that is why bird’s nest makes the most foolproof gift for any Singaporean mom!
In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), bird’s nest is reputed to maintain youthfulness and enhance facial complexion. Modern studies have shown that Bird’s Nest is rich in epidermal growth factor (EGF). This substance is the non-glycosylated protein that naturally occurs in our skin cells is responsible for skin and tissue repair.
Bird’s nest can also be used to improve our health. It is traditionally used to clear phlegm, ease chronic dry coughs and relieve fatigue – common ailments as we get older. Other benefits include stimulating the appetite, improving digestion and stimulating bowel movement.
Examples: Hock Hua Tonic, Natural Brand, Dragon Brand
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