This is trite but true: There’s nothing greater than a mother’s love the least you can do is to get her a darn gift for Mother’s Day. If you’re late to the game, don’t panic: We’ve curated a list of presents that will make her feel like she’s the only woman in the world.
We’ve heard a ton of buzz about this amazing hairdryer from Dyson: This ‘magic’ wand is incredibly lightweight, uses intelligent heat control to prevent heat damage to your hair, and promises to reduce static with negative ions…Above and beyond the impressive tech specs, this special tool now comes presented in a pale rose Mother’s Day edition box cushioned in a plush fabric and secured by a magnetic clasp: Super feminine and classy at the same time.
Dyson supersonic hairdryer mother’s day edition, $599
Fun fact: Carriere Freres is the official wax supplier to the Basilica of Sacre-Coeur in Paris. Available exclusively at Escentials Paragon, choose from candles steeped in a plethora of intriguing scents like cotton flower, damask rose, ginger, melon, tomato and many more. Light up your mum’s evening with one of these babies and settle in for a night of telly marathons with her.
We love Burberry and we love candles, so these Burberry candles are right up our alley. These English candles come replete with scents that are reminiscent of an English countryside: Choose from the comforting aroma of a freshly cut lawn grass; the mossy earthy olfactory flavours of a forest in springtime; or gun for English rose because hey, roses always work.
Burberry candles, $140 each
For the ultimate indulgence, consider pairing the candles in the previous slide with this bottle of fresh bed linen mist in dewy green and English rose. The olfactory creation of perfuming superstar Francis Kurkdjan, spritz a little on your mum’s bed and quietly leave it by her bedside enclosed with a sweet note.
Burberry linen mist, $105
We’re in the age of bespoke and nothing screams ‘I love you, mum’ more than an artisanally created fragrance by you, for her. At Oa La Lab, you can create an unique scent for her under the guidance of an experienced mixologist. Better yet, sign up for a 90-minute workshop with your mum and have an exciting time just picking out the olfactory notes you two want in your perfume.
$49 for 20ml EDT, $176 for a 2-person 90-min workshop
This pretty bottle of L’Eau Bleu by Miu Miu will make a nifty little trinket for your mum’s dresser. Housed in a light and translucent matelasse bottle, the crisp and floral juice is meant to evoke the airy and joyful scent of morning dew, and is a reimagined and fresher version of the Miu Miu Signature; get them both for a day-and-night pairing.
Miu Miu L’eau Bleu fragrance 50ml, $147
The brainchild of local beauty professional Roseanne Tang, BloomKIT’s limited edition ultimate makeup brush set is THE gift for your beauty-loving mum. The bristles are soft, easy to blend with and comes in a breathtakingly beautiful floral box.
Prior to launching her own beauty line, which literally happened about one to two weeks ago, Roseanne also started a personal make-up school in Singapore. You can sign up for a 90-minute workshop with your mum and spend some quality time together learning more about the art of beauty.
BloomKIT limited edition ultimate set, $110
“Si is my tribute to modern femininity, an irresistible combination of grace, strength and independent spirit,” notes Giorgio Armani. Sounds like the empowerment every mother deserves! Strong, sensitive and serene all at once, this lighter and more floral flanker of the collection incorporates May rose and Turkish rose blends. Package this up and bring your mum to a nice brunch, then let her know what this fragrance means and why she is so deserving of such a title.
Giorgio Armani Si rose signature fragrance 50ml, $132
A totally foolproof choice, SK-II has released a delicate pink sakura motif for its best-selling product, the Facial Treatment Essence. This ‘miracle’ essence promises to nourish skin for firmer, supple and more radiant complexion, while working on spot control and wrinkle resilience. Gifting your mum with the limited edition SK-II sakura crystal clear skin set will definitely put a smile on her face (minus the laugh lines).
SK-II Facial Treatment Essence, $259
We know, aren’t this casings just absolutely lovely? Exuding an exquisite Oriental charm with its soft pastel hues, the packaging alone is alluring enough to grab our attention, but it’s what’s housed within that is even more amazing: The famed Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion is beloved by beauty buffs for its brightening prowess and skin-loving herbal ingredients.
Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion Brightening limited edition, $80
This anti-ageing suite will aid your Mum’s skin in recovering its natural radiance, thanks to a multi-tasking cream that targets dull and wrinkles. Throw in a limited-edition candle and class A packaging and you’ve got the perfect gift for your mum. (Bonus points if she’s into K-Drama.)
The History of Whoo Bichup Jayoon limited edition set, $296 from Tangs
Ah, the absolutely gorgeous and ethereal-looking meteorites from Guerlain, encased in a pretty shade of pink!? We want it. Oops, we mean we want it for our mothers. Both colour-correcting and illuminating, the new blend of hues promise to warm and flatter the skin, giving a radiant finish that is oh-so-natural. Plus, the powdery pink case really does elevate the entire gift, right?
Guerlain Meteorites pearls, $89
There’s really nothing quite as pampering as a personalised skincare regime from La Mer so go on, book an appointment for you and your Mum. She’ll also receive a $100 voucher redeemable for any La Mer products at the La Mer facial studio, so she’s essentially enjoying a ‘free’ treatment.
La Mer express 30 min facial, $100 from Tangs La Mer facial studio
Tea for you, Madam? The 1972 Clipper Tea Co has put together a Little Grey Book, a new collection of tea blends that honours the elegance and timeless aroma of earl grey.
There are four ‘chapters’ in this little grey book, each representing a certain botanical life stage of tea: Sow – earl grey; Grow – earl grey with cream; Bloom – earl grey and lavender; and Wilt – earl grey with tie guan yin.
The 1872 Clipper Tea Co Little Grey Book, $49 per set
Combining the ancient benefits of frankincense, Neal’s Yard Remedies has conjured up an all-new lifting serum that comes with a suite of potent anti-ageing ingredients to firm and brighten your mum’s skin. The scent of this serum has also been carefully blended to lower heart rates and reduce emotional stress, making this a great gift to help your Mum de-stress and unwind at the end of a long day (especially if you’re the source of her anxiety!)
Neal’s Yard Remedies Frankincense Intense Lift Serum, $268