Here’s everything your mum needs and wants this Mother’s Day

You may have already planned where to take Mum out for a nice meal but may not have decided if you should simply pack her a red packet or to get gift. If you ask us, we’re sure she’d rather you spend time to pick out something special for her. If you are still shopping around, here are some recommendations to inspire you.

By the way, if you’re still making lunch/dinner plans, we have a few great dining places to recommend too!

Spend quality time with her

You are both busy and may not get to enjoy as much mother-child time as much as you wish. Take the chance to plan a day (or two!) out with her. We’re sure she would appreciate your time.

Go on a staycation


Carlton City Hotel has just introduced the Wellness Weekend Staycation package that allows you to have an urban retreat with your loved one. Bring mum here for a relaxing time plus take a yoga class together – it’s all part of the package.

The package includes one night’s accommodation, complimentary breakfast for two, and complimentary yoga class for two. You’ll even get to enjoy late check out till 2pm (subject to availability) so you can spend more time together!

A deluxe room is available from S$288++ per room per night (double occupancy). Visit their website for more information.

Enjoy a manicure or massage together


Spend a relaxing day together enjoying a beauty service that she will appreciate. Have a chat as you get your nails beautified or your knotted muscles sorted, and allow yourselves to simply while away an hour or two, and simply enjoy each other’s company.

If you’re looking for great promotions, you can find the best deals for manicures here and massages here.

Catch a musical together


Dress up, go for dinner, then watch a musical together. After that, spend the rest of the night discussing your favourite scenes. We’re sure it’ll be a night to remember.

The Phantom of the Opera is showing from now till 8 June. You can book your tickets here.

Get something practical

If she’s someone who always tells you not to spend money on anything frivolous, she’s probably going to prefer a gift that she can use for a long time. In this case, we’ve got a few recommendations.

Shop for new apparel and accessories


Spanish clothing retailer Oysho has recently come to Singapore and opened its first store here in Jewel Changi Airport. The brand offers a wide array of apparel and accessories, ranging from sleepwear and lingerie to beachwear and gymwear. This means that you can certainly find something that she would find useful – and we’re sure you won’t be able to resist getting something for yourself too!

It’s also good chance for you to explore Jewel Changi Airport with Mum if you haven’t already done so.

Oysho is located at #B1-225 to 227, Jewel Changi Airport. It is open from 10am to 10pm.

Encourage her to lead an even healthier lifestyle


To motivate her to reach her fitness goals and build healthy habits, consider getting her a fitness tracker like the new Fitbit Inspire HR. This is the brand’s most affordable and stylish 24/7 heart rate tracking device and also includes features like all-day automatic activity, exercise, and Sleep Stages tracking, as well as 15+ goal-based exercise modes. You can get chic accessories separately to change up the look of the tracker to suit different getup.

Fitbit Inspire HR retails at S$158 and is available at Axtro Sports, Best Denki, Challenger, Courts, Harvey Norman, Metro, e-Gadgets and Lazada.

Refresh her wardrobe for summer


Marks & Spencer has recently launched their High Summer 2019 collection that includes outfits that are designed for summer – and this means Mum can wear it all year round in hot and humid Singapore. The collection features earthy hues and relaxed silhouettes that are going to be very comfortable for daily wear. Explore the collection of light cotton floral dresses, linen jumpsuits, and even totebags and beach coverups for a beach getaway.

Spoil her like she spoilt you

Shower her with gems


Larry Jewelry has introduced the Maia Collection this Mother’s Day, inspired by the Roman goddess, Maia, who is a symbol of growth and nurture. The collection features four distinct pendants crafted in two shapes – an oval and a circle. The Maia Oval Pendant is made with white round diamonds set in 18 karat white gold, and the second Maia Oval Pendant boasts a bold colour palette with deep Red Rubies and intense Blue Sapphires. A string of round White Diamonds separates the layers of stunning shades

As for the Circle Pendants, one is punctuated with rich velvety blue Princess Cut Sapphires, while the other has a White Diamond design with White Pear Shaped and Round Diamonds, a glamorous yet understated rendition.

The Maia Oval and Circle Pendants are available at Larry Jewelry boutiques located at Paragon and ION Orchard.

Gift her a luxury bag


A luxury bag in a timeless design can be a statement-making accessory that she can use for a long time. We’re currently in love with the Saint Laurent Nolita bag, a classic that will never go out of style. Made with buttery soft leather (lamb), it has slouchy silhouette and is roomy enough to fit her day-to-day accessories and even a tablet or book. The sliding chain strap can be doubled up to get a shorter drop so she can adjust it according to her preference.

It retails at US$2,290 and is available at Saint Laurent boutiques and Net-a-Porter.

Take her on a retreat


Better quality sleep can help uplift our moods and health. Many people suffer from poor quality sleep and if Mum is one of them, consider her taking her on a restful retreat guided by an expert!

Revivo Wellness Resort, located in Nusa Dua, South Bali has announced its new Sleep Your Way To Happiness Retreat on 14 – 20 July 2019. The six-night retreat is led by sleep expert Tristian Kelly and aims to help guests tackle sleeping disorders and achieve a better quality of sleep.

As part of the Sleep Your Way to Happiness Retreat, the six-night schedule includes two private consultations with Tristian Kelly and daily group lectures to discuss different elements of sleep. Guests can also take advantage of the facilities at Revivo Wellness Resort with daily spa treatments and fitness sessions including yoga, Pilates, and meditation classes.

Revivo Wellness Resort’s six-night Sleep Your Way To Happiness Retreat packages start from US$,102 for a Garden Suite (single) to US$6,818 for a Private Pool Suite (double).

Visit the resort’s website for more information.