Our mothers have always been there for us. Right from when we were in their wombs, they’ve done everything they could for our best interest. So, giving them a day of appreciation is the least we can do to show how much we value all the sacrifices they've made. Still have no idea what to get your mum this Mother’s day? Fret no more because we’ve listed down a bunch of things you can get for her to show your love.
A spa at home
FOREO IRIS, SGD 149
Help your mum relax and rejuvenate by bringing the spa to her home. Give her something she can use to pamper herself whenever like the FOREO IRIS eye massager. Advise her to use it to spread her eye cream to help illuminate and refresh her tired eyes, making her look like she’s fresh out of a spa.
A youthful glow
Albion Embeage Cream Parfait, SGD755
Since we’re already in the topic of skincare, why don’t you spoil your mother a bit more by gifting her a beauty product that will envelope her skin in moisture? A product that revitalises cells like the Albion Embeage Cream Parfait should do the trick to help her achieve that supple, youthful complexion.
Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cusion EX Phoenix Limited Edition 15g, SGD80
If your mother is also a beauty and makeup enthusiast, then what better gift is there to give but a base that would give her a healthy glow? Surely, she’ll appreciate something like Sulwhasoo’s Phoenix Limited Edition Perfecting Cushion EX as it will help her achieve a long-lasting and moisturising coverage.
A farewell to bad hair days
Dyson Supersonic hair dryer Mother’s Day 2019 gift edition, SGD599
You could also opt to give her something unique yet functional this year. Maybe she’ll like a hairstyling tool like the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer that, as part of their Mother’s Day 2019 gift edition, comes with a paddle brush and detangling comb.
A way to express herself freely
Collins Debden Dazzle notebooks, SGD17.90
If your mum’s the type who enjoys recording her day-to-day in a journal, perhaps a brand new notebook would be the perfect gift for her. Choose one with high-quality paper, like one from Collins Debden’s Dazzle collection. Bound in an interesting embossed cover, the notebook will surely be a special place where she can pen down her unforgettable moments.
A luxe present
Dolce&Gabbana Devotion bag, price unavailable
Make your mum feel like the queen she is by gifting her a luxurious piece. Express your devotion to her by giving her Dolce&Gabbana’s Devotion bags. The bags are available in different elegant variations to suit your mother’s unique taste. Plus, with its heart-shaped design, it's like a tangible representation of your love for her, don't you think?
Something to capture precious moments with
Canon EOS M100, SGD599; GoPro HERO7 Black, priceunavailable
If your mum is one who enjoys documenting all the milestones in your family’s life, then a Canon EOS M100 is perfect for her. Weighing only 302 grams, the camera makes it convenient for your mother to carry it wherever. If your mum’s the adventurous type, then let her capture every fun action-packed moment smoothly with GoPro HERO7.
An all-around luggage
RIMOWA Essential Check-in M in White Gloss, price unavailable
If your mother is going on a trip this summer, why not make it more convenient for her by getting her a new suitcase? RIMOWA’s Essential Check-in M is sure to provide her with all the space she needs for her travel essentials. Not to mention, it’s sturdy enough to withstand being tossed about during her trip.
A stylish new look
ERES Pink-green Miste Lingerie, price unavailable; MARYLING Geometric Print Midi Dress, SGD825; Brooks Brothers Red Fleece Collection Ivory bag, price unavailable; Larry Jewelry Maia Circle Pendant, price unavailable; Tiffany & Co. Atlas watch, price unavailable; Thomas Sabo Heritage Sterling Silver Earrings, SGD279
Give your mom a makeover on her special day! Get her a complete outfit you curated especially for her. Since it’s summer, give her a chic yet breezy look that’s just right for the weather. A simple print chiffon dress that’s accessorised with the right pieces will make her feel the elegant lady she is for the day — and beyond.
A declaration of your love
Poh Heng Love Journey Heart Shape Pendant necklace, SGD950
Show her your adoration and appreciation by giving her a jewelry piece that lasts. Pieces like Poh Heng’s Love Journey Heart Shape Pendant necklace already speaks volumes, but be sure to still express your love with words when you give it to her to ensure maximum happiness.
An indulgent food date
Left: Singapore TWG Tea Salons' Mother’s Day Set Menu, SGD45; Right: Philippines TWG Tea Salons' Mother's Day Set Menu, Php1250
If you have no time to shop, then at least treat your mum to a sumptuous meal on her day. Restaurants everywhere are serving exclusive Mother’s Day offerings. All TWG Tea Salons and Boutiques in the Philippines, for one, are offering a delicate gastronomical experience for the queen from 5 to 26 May. For the mums in Singapore, TWG Tea Salons are also presenting a feast fit for the queen from 6 to 12 May. Meanwhile, Mandarin Oriental’s Melt Café is also set to serve a Mother’s Day Brunch Promo on 12 May. As they say, the way to a person’s heart is through their stomach, so dine and enjoy together.
A day to unwind
Left: Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa; Right: Capella Singapore (source)
Your mums would probably say that there’s no better gift than your presence, but maybe don't heed her advice for once. Why not make it more memorable for the two of you by bringing her to a spa stay-cation? This Mother’s Day Weekend, check in at a five-star hotel like the Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa or stay at a top luxurious resort like the Capella Singapore and enjoy the lavish spa treatments they offer.
Hot news to start your week
How's the first day of the week for you? No matter how it went, we say a good ol' wrap-up of some of today's hottest news will do you some good. From Met Gala going Camp to Vans coming up with a Harry Potter-themed collection, this Insider Roundup's got the deets on these exciting bits and more.
Met Gala goes Camp
The annually anticipated affair finally has a theme for this year, which goes by Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay Notes on Camp. The essay talks about Camp being a 'sensibility' more than an 'idea' and straightforwardly looks like a handout on everything about Camp fashion. And while it is less controversial than last year's 'Heavenly Bodies' theme, it's still worth noting that with Camp revolving on the idea of 'it's so wrong it's right,' designers and celebrities will surely have a field day making this novel idea fit into Met's usual eleganza. P.S. We wonder what Rihanna is going to wear.
Vans x Harry Potter
This year is really big on geeky energy and we are so here for it! While merch for Avengers: Endgame and Game of Thrones continuously pop up, the Harry Potter fandom is not backing down with its latest collab with Vans. Going through the brand's website, we're expecting designs that pay homage to the four Hogwarts houses, plus anything 'Potter' that both wizards, witches, and Muggles will 'Siriusly' love.
Following the fad of body highlighters (we're looking at you, Fenty Beauty Body Lava) comes this new release from Huda Beauty called N.Y.M.P.H., short for Not Your Mama's Pantyhose. Leg foundations are all but new but this takes it to a whole new level of shine with its high-metallic finish. And while it boasts to look gorgeous on the legs for a range of skin types, it also claims to be a multi-purpose product that works as a foundation mixer or a straight-up face highlighter. Now, is this something you'll be psyched to try out?
Brows on fleek for less with Browhaus
We all know that getting those arches on point is no easy task. It takes up a considerable number of minutes during our beauty routine so getting them groomed surely helps with the efficiency. And with some treatments costing a blow on your budget, you definitely want to take advantage of this Browhaus promo. From 29 April to 31 July, the Browhaus Brow Resurrection treatments regularly priced at SGD1,000 to 2000 will be available for a trial rate of SGD300 only. This will make you say hello to brows enhanced with strand-like strokes that mimic real hair, customised to the right colour for your hair and skin tone for that natural finish. Bye-bye sparse brows for less, indeed.
Nike posts a model with visible armpit hair and the internet is divided
One of the criticisms about today's movements for inclusivity is that while advocacies are present on statement-making campaigns, it still doesn't reach the 'make it normal' treatment. But even when a brand like Nike tries to make no big deal out of natural body hair, the internet, of course, has a lot to say about it. We're talking about the brand's recent social media post featuring visual artist and singer Annahstasia who dons a Nike sports bra while having her arms raised, showing her armpit hair.
While some applauded the brand for normalising body hair, some have called it out saying it was downright unpleasant. Despite the divide in the comments section and in other social media sites, Nike still has not taken the photo down — a clear implication on their stand regarding the matter. How about you? What are your two cents on this?
In case you missed last week's news, you can check them out here.