If your mum is a typical Asian mum, she’d want her gifts to be practical. But that doesn’t mean you just have to give her an ang pow. Here are practical but creative gift ideas that will really surprise her this Mother’s Day.
If your mum is not a fan of flowers, why not gift her a bunch of mushrooms for Mother’s Day? This kit comes with ribbons and all that jazz for you to put them together into a nice bouquet. Your mum can look at it, appreciate it, and then cook the shrooms.
If your mum is super atas and love pretty things, we recommend this fragrance that not only looks like it’s part of a high-end hotel aesthetic, but also has a haiku engraved at the back. It also comes with a travel-sized bottle that you can keep in the tall cap.
LED devices are all the rage, but this one is perfect for the cool mum. This helps to iron out those wrinkles around her eyes (from laughing too much, we hope!) and she can have this on and still do her reading or play her mobile phone games. It’s super easy to use so she can’t even tell you she’s too lazy to wash it off.
Worried about your mum staying home alone when you’re at work? This doorbell comes with a two-way communication feature, which allows her to check who’s on the other side of the door before opening it.
If you think treating her to a spa treatment is too basic, why not pamper her with a spacation—a staycay with spa package included? There are a couple of hotels in Singapore that have awesome spa facilities and rooms, which you can check out here.
If your mum loves to cook and is all about seasoning, why not gift her this hamper, which not only boasts two types of seasoning in cute containers, but also a bouquet of flowers that demonstrate your love for her? Take note to order two days in advance for your hamper to reach her on time.
Really, what else can be a more pleasant surprise than flight tickets—unless your mum hates flying? Even if you can’t afford the time and money to head to America, a weekend getaway to Malaysia or Thailand, especially during the Mother’s Day weekend, will surely make her happy!
Deliveroo and New Ubin’s Mothers Day meal, $28.80
Let your mum relive the olden days when they use tingkat bowls to dapao food (which is also more environmental-friendly). This special collab between Deliveroo and tze char restaurant New Ubin sees them serving up a Mother’s Day meal comprising Fried Ikan Kuning, Herbal Chicken Soup, Green Dragon Vegetables with Salted Fish & Pork Lard and Steamed Jasmine Rice—all in a limited edition Tingkat container that your mum can keep. Preorders start from May 11 via Deliveroo, and deliveries will be on Sunday 12 May, from New Ubin Seafood – Upper Bukit Timah.