#1 Fresh Sugarlicious Set
$66, Available at the Fresh store at ION Orchard and all Sephora stores.
If lipstick or balm is the only thing your mum wears, get her the Fresh Sugarlicious Set. It comes with a Sugar Lip Polish, the brand’s cult-favourite Tinted Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF15 in Rose, and a deluxe sample of the Serum Advanced Therapy.
#2 SK-II Limited Edition Facial Treatment Essence
$233 for 215ml, available at all SK-II counters.
Most mums have heard of the famed Facial Treatment Essence – cue Hong Kong supermodel Qiqi’s ad for the brand on repeat 10 years ago – and some have loved it for years. If your mum’s a fan, get her a bottle with this limited edition design – a tender pink rose created by Taiwanese artist Po-Chih Huang.
#3 Origins Rest and Recharge Set
$68, Available at all Origins counters
The Origins Rest and Recharge Set contains a combination of the brand’s best products that help to refresh and hydrate fatigued skin, because no matter how tireless mum may seem, the power woman needs a break once in awhile.
#4 An afternoon spa at LS Philosophy
$175, Pamper your mother package will be available in May.
LS Philosophy can be found at 15 Scotts Road #01-03/04, tel: 6732 1318.
You can take your mother out for a session at a spa, too. LS Philosophy is offering a “Pamper your mother” package in May – an hour of pampering and massage for two (you can get Dad to go, too) in the spa’s couple room.
#5 Do your hair and nails together at Branche Hair & Nail
Available for the entire month of May.
Branche Hair & Nail can be found at #B1-33, Capitol Piazza, 67023036
Take turns doing your hair and nails at a new Japanese salon that just opened in Singapore. Mother and daughter duos get a complimentary hair treatment or nail service when you cut, colour or perm your hair at Branche Hair & Nail.
#6 Laneige K-Beauty Makeup Set
$75, Available at all Laneige stores and counters from May 1.
If your mum knows her Hyun Bins from her and Won Bins, and is as obsessed about Korean beauty as we are, get this set from Laneige. It comes with the brand’s BB Cushion SPF50+ PA+++, a travel-sized cleanser and makeup remover. To top it off, Laneige’s Serum Intense lipstick in Flash Pink or Twinkle Coral. (The line of lipsticks was apparently featured in My Love From the Star, enough said.)
#7 Get a makeover with Dior
$120, Available at the Dior Boutique at Ion Orchard.
Got a dinner celebration with the family? Take your mother to the Dior Boutique at Ion Orchard for a fun makeover first. Choose from three looks – a red lip with a smoky eye, “Parisian” makeup or a cat eye a la Twiggy. You can redeem the full amount for any of the brand’s products after, too.
#8 A customised gift set of body spa and home scents from Mt Sapola
Available at all Mt Sapola stores.
This is for the mothers who don’t like using any skincare products on their face. Get her something that she’ll actually use instead – body care items and home scents.
You can customise your gifts at Mt Sapola, and enjoy some special freebies – some worth a few hundred – for the occasion too, like a buffet lunch at Pan Pacific Hotel. (Treating your mother to a meal with the whole family is always a good, a simple idea she’ll appreciate.)
#9 Skin Inc’s My Daily Dose Custom-Blended Serum and “I love mum” tag
Available at Skin Inc stores.
Personal gifts are always best, but why not spend a little more for a specially designed “I love mom” tag to go along with Skin Inc’s My Daily Dose Custom-Blended Serum? Proceeds from the sale of the $2 tag, will go to Daughters of Tomorrow, a Singapore-based charity organisation which empowers underprivileged women through skills development and employment – now that’s one meaningful gift, not just for your mum, but for someone else’s, too.
#10 Shanghai Tang Gold Lily Eau de Parfum
$155, available at all Shanghai Tang stores.
Speaking of thoughtful gifts, nothing gets more personal than a fragrance. The Gold Lily Eau de Parfum from Shanghai Tang not only smells amazing – a sensual, floral musk – it looks great on the dresser, too!
#11 Dior J’Adore Eau de Parfum
$285 for 150ml, available at all Dior Beauty stores and counters.
This fragrance needs no introduction. If mum’s a fan, get her the extra large bottle of this classic scent. Better yet, have it specially gift wrapped at the store in a luxurious box for that extra luxe touch.
#12 Crabtree & Evelyn Pear and Pink Magnolia Mini Gift Set
$45, available at Crabtree & Evelyn stores.
Give mum’s tired hands a little TLC with Crabtree & Evelyn’s Pear and Magnolia Ultra-Moisturising Hand Therapy. Take time to bond with mum and indulge in a mini DIY manicure session at home with this, too!
Looking for more Mother’s Day gifts? Check out these 13 Mother’s Day gift ideas for every type of mother, and the 10 Coach wallets and bags to buy for Mother’s Day.