16 pretty and practical Mother’s Day gifts that no Mums consider a “waste of money”

If a floral bouquet for Mother’s Day is considered too impractical for Mum and you know she’ll lament about how you’re wasting money again, then this list of gift ideas is going to be up your alley.


1. Rawbought pajamas


After a whole day of work and household chores, mum is definitely deadbeat by the end of the day. What’s a better way to treat her than to a good night’s sleep?

A new fashion brand in the market that was found by three Singaporean sisters, Rawbought Pajamas has launched their new Carezza pajamas collection in a unique seafoam green colour that is made with a soft modal fabric. This definitely makes the perfect gift for mum to unwind in style and comfort at night. You can even get one set for yourself to twin with her!

The Carezza pajamas collection starts at a price of S$89 and can be found on Rawbought.

2. Pandora Mother’s Day collection 2021


Pandora is a cult favourite jewelry brand that you’re likely to be familiar with.

This Mother’s Day, show your appreciation by gifting mum something sparkly that reminds her of your love. From rings to charms and necklaces, this is an extremely versatile collection that can be mix and matched easily that goes with every outfit.

Get your mum an exclusive Mother’s Day Love You Mum Heart Charm (S$69) to add to her collection or get her a simple Domed Golden Heart Collier Necklace ($179) that is suitable for everyday wear. There is definitely something for everyone in this collection!

The Pandora Mother’s Day collection 2021 starts at a price of S$39 and can be found online and at all Pandora stores islandwide.

3. Urban farming canister urban-farming-canisters

If your mum is someone who loves having her own mini garden at home, then this is the gift for her! Grow fresh kitchen herbs and spices, fruits and vegetables, and even flowers with these urban farming kits.

These kits come with all the tools and supplies and all you need to do is add water and take care of it daily! Mum will definitely be happy with these and also kept busy at the same time.

These canisters are priced at S$15.90 and can be found online and at Klosh stores islandwide.


4. Sova Silk pillowcases


You have probably heard of the various benefits of silk pillowcases so why not get one for mum this year?

Made of a luxurious mulberry silk material, these pillowcases help reduce the friction between the pillowcase and hair to prevent frizziness as well as provide good skin benefits.

To provide mum with a spa experience at home, consider other self-pamper products available at SOVA such as eye masks, candles, and scrunchies to go with the silk pillowcase! This self-care kit will definitely help mum feel more rested and relaxed.

These silk pillowcases are priced at S$179 and can be found on Sova Silk

5. Ruhens scented showerhead


Want to get your mum something a little less conventional yet practical at the same time? Check out these scented showerheads!

Available in three scents – Lavender, Lime, and Rose, these showerheads help filter our harmful impurities while helping to moisturise the hair and skin with Vitamin C as well as calm the scalp with naturally derived essential oil filters, preventing hair loss. This will definitely be a great gift for self-pamper sessions, leaving mum with a healthier scalp and skin.

The Ruhens scented showerhead is priced at S$129 and can be found online and at the Ruhens showroom.

6. Yuan Skincare Bar Soaps


While there have been more people gaining interest in bar soaps in Singapore, there is also a huge population who aren’t aware of this trend and the benefits that come along with it.

One of its main benefits is actually better hydration for sensitive skin especially because bar soaps are made of a high percentage of glycerin which helps deeply hydrate the skin. Not only that, it also helps reduce the use of plastic in the shower as you can now omit up to three plastic bottles from the shower – your shampoo, conditioner, and body wash. This will definitely be the perfect gift for mums who are open to new concepts or are very passionate about conservation.

This bar soap set comes with three different scents – Lemon Cooling Soap for the body, Liquorice Hair Soap for the hair, and Yellow Sage Sensitive Soap for the face. Each bar of soap also comes with different purposes and benefits for the skin.

Do good for the environment as you purchase this gift for mum too. With every purchase of the Blue Hope Soap Set, S$10 will be donated to the Blue Hope Fund which helps supports water sustainability efforts at the extremely polluted Mekong River that runs through six countries.

The Blue Hope Soap Set priced at S$52 and can be found on Yuan Skincare

Food and beverage

7. VIVANT wine membership


Mum’s a fan of wine? Get her an annual wine membership with VIVANT!

This is an interactive online platform that engages winemaker and consumer interactions with wine knowledge from all over the world, without having to leave home. Through this membership, you can get unlimited access to Live Experiences featuring winemakers as well as access to Tasting Kits where you can be a part of a real-time interactive tasting session.

The annual membership is priced at S$239 and you can subscribe here. Alternatively, you can also test the membership out first with a free 30-day trial. 

8. Nyetimber Cuvee Chérie


This will be the perfect pick-me-up to pair with various foods and snacks or even to enjoy just on its own.

The Nyetimber Cuvee Chérie packs a punch with a fine balance of zest and sweetness that can be easily paired with savoury dishes such as Asian cuisine flavours and also with sweet flavours such as fruit tarts, meringues, and possets. Get this for your mum to sip on this Mother’s Day!

The Nyetimber Cuvee Chérie is priced at S$98 and can be found on Analogue Wine Merchant

9. Paris Baguette cakes


Flowers and cakes are often the most bought gifts for celebrations and this time, Paris Baguette has decided to combine both of these together to present you exquisitely crafted Flower Bouquet Cakes for you to get for mum!

Featuring sweet flavours such as – chocolate, mascarpone cream, and fresh mango, these cakes are bound to make the family happy. They are also topped with pretty flower decorations and a “Thank You” cake topper to express your appreciation and gratitude for mum!

Promotion: Pre-order your cake by 3 May and get an early bird 10% discount! Additionally, receive a free Paris Baguette Cake Tote Bag with any purchase of Mother’s Day cake, while stocks last. Or if you already have your own Paris Baguette Cake Tote Bag, bring it along with you and get S$5 off any whole cake purchase!

These Mother’s Day exclusive cakes start at a price of S$58. It is now available for pre-order till 6 May and will be available at all Paris Baguette outlets and on GrabFood from 6 to 9 May. Free delivery is available on GrabFood with the purchase of any whole cake. 

10. Marks & Spencer high tea sets


Marks & Spencer is known for their delicious snacks and bakes so you’d definitely not go wrong with treating mum to an afternoon high tea session by curating your own set from the retailer.

Some sweet treats you can consider including in your high tea set include – a multi-layered red velvet cake with soft cream cheese frosting or the coffee sponge roll. On the savoury end, consider either the cheese or sultana scones and pair it with the Fairtrade Pure Origin Ceylon Tea Bags!

Promotion: Till 11 May, buy three products (only selected ones) and save up to 20%! 

These treats start at a price of S$6.90 and can be found at all Marks & Spencer food halls in Singapore. 


11. Xiao Mi Smart Band 6


Sports watches have been all the rage these days and the Xiao Mi Smart Band 6 is definitely a good yet affordable option.

Built-in with a 1.56″ full-screen touch display, get unprecedented visibility to check out key notifications and statistics. Not to forget, the band also comes with over 60 themes for you to personalise your watch to your own style and aesthetic.

The Smart Band also comes with a fitness and health tracker which works hand in hand, where you can discover various workouts and track your stats as well as monitor your health such as your heart rate and sleep cycle.

The Xiao Mi Smart Band 6 is priced at S$65 and can be found on Shopee, Lazada, and all authorised Xiaomi retail stores islandwide.

12. Casio G-Shock GM-S5600 watch


Available in two versatile monochrome colours, mum can easily pick out one that matches her daily outfits and personal style. The watch is also made of a durable stainless steel material so you can be sure that this is a sturdy watch that can last you many years!

The G-SHOCK Women Series starts at a price of S$259 and can be found online and at all G-SHOCK stores.

13. Samsung 43″ The Sero QLED Smart TV


Introducing one of Samsung’s latest technologies – The Sero QLED Smart TV. Perfect for active mums who enjoy moving around as this TV is extremely flexible. Not only is it equipped with a screen that seamlessly rotates 90 degrees between portrait and landscape modes with just a touch of a button, it also comes with a floor stand and attachable mobility wheels, allowing you to bring it everywhere you go! Honestly, does this even sound like a TV to you?!

Well, this product just shows us how advanced technology is now. Additionally, if mum loves working out at home, this will also be extremely helpful as she can now play workout videos on this huge screen, delivering a more immersive and in-real-life experience. Mum can even wheel the TV into the kitchen with her and read off her recipes with ease. Trust us, any mum will love this gift as there are so many uses to it!

The Sero QLED Smart TV is priced at S$2,199 and can be found on Samsung

14. JBL Live Free NC+


This pair of earphones would make the perfect gift for mum whether it be for when she’s commuting, working in the office, or doing the household chores.

We love these because they are extremely convenient; you can control your music and its transitions with just your fingertips. It also has a 21-hour battery life and an active noise cancellation feature, making it super easy to tune out from the buzz outside when needed!

The JBL Live Free NC+ is priced at S$249 and can be found on Lazada, Shopee, and all authorised JBL retailers.  

Home appliances

15. Sharp L Series Air Purifier


We are all working from home these days, constantly improving our home environment to create conducive workspaces. With that being said, there is no better time to invest in an air purifier!

The Sharp L Series Air Purifier is a one-of-a-kind unit that combines four key functions in one – air purifier, humidifier, airborne bacteria inactivator, and stand fan. With its Plasmacluster Technology, these functions collectively help filter and purify the air and improve your skin complexion at the same time, keeping it smooth and moisturised with cleaner air.

The Sharp L Series Air Purifier starts at a price of S$1,399 and can be found at authorised Sharp retailers, Shopee, and Lazada.

16. Sharp Healsio Superheated Steam Oven


Does your mum love cooking, baking, or just being in the kitchen in general? Well, this is definitely the ideal gift for her.

The Sharp Healsio Oven comes with simultaneous upper and lower cooking tiers which allow you to cook food and both racks at the same time with the steam and heat being distributed evenly throughout. It also comes with various cooking modes such as grill, non-fried, stir fry, and many more, allowing mum to whip out a variety of dishes fuss-free and quickly.

Not forgetting the health benefits that come along with it such as fat reduction, salt reduction as well as preservation to help keep your food fresh. Mum will love this addition to the kitchen for sure!

The Sharp Healsio Oven is priced at S$1,759 and can be found at authorised Sharp retailers, Shopee, and Lazada.