With Mother’s Day approaching, there is no perfect time other than now to start preparing a gift for your mother. To start things off, we’ve categorised gift ideas according to your personality type, but if you’re in the mood to go out of your way then you can pick from the other options provided – there’s no one to stop you.
OR THOSE THAT HATE GIFT-GIVING OR ARE JUST PLAIN LAZY
Want to make your mother happy but too lazy to do anything? Then we have the perfect solution for you: book a full-body spa for her. It will certainly make her smile ear-to-ear as who wouldn’t want a massage after a tiring week of work? If you’re on a tight budget, you can always opt for neighbourhood spas or foot reflexology massage if you don’t like the idea of having to travel.
Considering your hipsters traits, you’ll want to get your mother a one of a kind gift that can’t be bought from just anywhere. You can head to sites like Etsy.com, which sell unique products ranging from vintage, clothes, jewellery and the list goes on. Or go local and get her gifts from homegrown artisans like Sunset Quirks or Studio Emoi that make handmade jewellery or Oasis:skin which is an eco-friendly beauty label. If you have the budget, splurge for a locally-made personalised leather handbag or purse from Rever.
We know you love attending parties but make sure you’re free on May 8 to spend some time with your mother. Knowing you, you probably can’t resist the temptation to go out to party so why not hold a party at home? This way, you can invite some friends and relatives over while accompanying your mother. Of course, it takes time and effort to plan a party but what’s there to worry when you have many options for food: you can get any kind of food delivered directly from your favourite restaurants, or via delivery companies like Foodpanda, Deliveroo or Grab. You can also get booze delivered pre-chilled via the many alcohol delivery sites.
Contain your enthusiasm and calm down. If you’re an artsy person, you can always draw a portrait of her, or simply a photo of her set in a customised photo frame. Alternatively, why not sign her and yourself up for a workshop instead? That way you not only get a memorable gift, but also have time to bond with mummy dearest. You can make your own soap at Sugar and Spice, create your very own ceramicware (ie. cup, plate, etc) at Mud Rock Ceramics or even make miniature food figurines (ie. chwee kueh, kaya toast, bento sets, etc) at Kin’s Miniatures.
Instead of your yearly tradition of visiting a crowded restaurant on Mother’s day, why not bake a dessert for a change? Other than making a mess in the kitchen, your mother will definitely appreciate you making time to prepare food for her. If she’s still upset, all you have to do is to please her by doing the house chores for a week. Alternatively, you can book a cooking workshop for both you and your mother – there are plenty of options to try, including ABC Cooking Studio where you can learn to make everything from breads to Japanese confectionery, both online and in person.