What makes the perfect Mother’s Day gift? That’s a question I ask myself year after year, often reminding myself to commence the search early the next time around. However, often I still find myself scrambling at the very last minute to get Mummy dearest something special. As the countdown to Mother’s Day begins, procrastinate no more! Yes, we know it’s hard but we’ve made it a bit easier with our 2016 guide featuring specially curated gifts to show appreciation in all ways, always.
1. Handmade with Love
Nothing says thank you like a handmade gift. Bring out the Martha Stewart in you and get ready for a hands-on session! A delicate Pansy Fabric Flower Brooch is a timeless gift that will be cherished for the years to come. In four simple steps, create a bouquet of everlasting love with the fabric of your choice – lightweight organza, linen or velvet work well. Step-by-step video with instructions available here. Quick tip, commence the four simple steps by downloading the fabric template here. Otherwise, check out our story on how to DIY a floral-inspired gift here.
2. Gourmand of the Day
Take over the reins in the kitchen for the day and whip up a delectable meal for your queen. Be sure to not overwhelm yourself with complex dishes. Instead, focus on serving a classic yet heart-warming meal that is fit for royalty. Complete the meal in style with a festive Red Velvet Naked Cake that is effortlessly chic! Check out for example, the recipe by our Mummyfique resident baker available here. Otherwise, bond with your mum over the counters at Brettschneider’s Baking & Cooking School while preparing a delicious meal or baking a scrumptious cake. Whether it be an Italian Flatbreads & Pizza Making Class accompanied by a glass of wine or a cooking workshop with a celebrity chef, it will definitely be a quality afternoon spent with your mum at the luxuriously equipped and beautifully appointed culinary studios. Exclusive sessions with the Master Baker is now available for online reservation.
3. Rejuvenate and Conquer
Keeping fit in style has been the dream for all the Mummyfique mums. Toss them chunky sport watches aside and embrace the chic Swarovski Activity Tracking Jewellery Collection Set ($280) that allows you to log physical activity both day and night. Not only does it synchronise wirelessly to your smartphone, the light-weight accessory also allows you to set the goals and log a food diary.
Help mum work towards a healthier lifestyle with this perfect companion for the active woman of today!
Alternatively, help your mum achieve the ultimate #hairgoals with the Philip Kingsley Scalp Detox and Hair Hydration Treatment. Tailored to fit the needs of each mum, the scalp treatment aims to rebalance the scalp condition due to fluctuation in hormone imbalances and the hair treatment works on improving the moisture and protein structure of the hair. Mummy dearest will be excited to run her fingers through a crown of shiny and bouncy healthy hair.
The queen of our hearts deserve nothing but the best. In a stylish yet disciplined stroke, the Hypnose collection from Cartier presents timekeeping into a never-ending spiral with 18-carat white gold and bracelet set with brilliant-cut diamonds, just like the timeless love we’ve received through the years. The key to her heart should be bright and sparkly, present her a Tiffany Keys Garden Key Pendant in platinum and 18k gold lined with yellow diamonds for being your pillar of strength through the years.
5. Art of Giving
No contribution is ever too small. Give the gift of a love in your’s mother’s name to put a smile on another mother’s face by gifting her child with an opportunity to receive corrective facial surgery. In partnership with Smile Asia, Ritz-Carlton hotel will be selling specially-crafted cakes to give children with cleft lips, cleft palates or other facial deformities, a reason to smile again. Priced at SGD35 each, the 500g cake will be sold exclusively online and also at the retail kiosk located in the hotel lobby from 2 to 8 May 2016.