Mother’s Day Gift Guide
All right, hubbies – this one’s for you.
If you were forwarded this document by your lovely wife, the hardest part has been done for you. If you found this page by yourself – good on you! But you’re not getting off that easily.
Mother’s Day is around the corner, and our expert team has selected a bunch of gifts guaranteed to put a smile on any mother’s face. Let your lady know how much you appreciate her by telling you love her… before whipping out your special gift.
Read on for our picks!
Whether it’s sultry stilettos or functional flats, Charlotte Olympia has it in the bag. Those Paloma Reds will fire up any evening, while the Black Kitty Flats are cute, practical, and a total cult favourite.
Available at On Pedder, 6 Scotts Road, Level 2, Scotts Square Shopping Centre, 228209 p. 6636 3060
Amoré By GI OTTO Luxury Candles and Moisturizers
Great for unwinding after a long day, these 100% FDA-approved, soy-based candles burn soot-free for about 90 hours and last 40% longer than regular paraffin-based candles.
Available at Robinsons MBS, B2-09 Canal Level, The Shoppes Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018972, Sun-Thu 10am-11pm, Fri-Sat 10am-12midnight, p. 6688 7622; Ana Boutique, 86 Club Street, Singapore 069454, Mon-Fri 930am-late, Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 1-5pm, p. 6221 2897
Beautiful Books by Blurb
Get crafty – the digital way! Show your love by making your own photo book on Blurb – it’s dead simple. Simply install the pain-free software and upload images. Customize your book further by adding text, editing the layout, and even choosing different types of paper finishes. Some ideas: make a weekly planner, customize a notebook, create a family recipe book, or even reminisce about your wedding.
Order by Mon, April 30 2012 to get it delivered on time.
Fragrance from Penhaligon’s
Here’s one secret of the Royal Family: Penhaligon’s, a fragrance house from London that’s been doing its thing for over 100 years! They have a full range of perfumes, bath products, body creams and extravagant accessories, but our top pick has to be their perfumes.
Penhaligon’s, #03-16 ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, Singapore 238801, p. 6634 1040
GirodItalia Vintage Bikes
No need to buy a new car (although if you’re gunning for that, we’re not gonna stop you), help your lady get around in style with one of these Italian beauties!
Baobab Photography Training
Perfect for shutterbugs! Choose from a range of classes (beginner to advanced, $525 and up) and even sign up for photo excursions ($100) around Singapore – all led by Karen Lucas, founder of Baobab Photography.
Customizable leather products… handcrafted in Singapore? Yes, please. We love the timeless look of this leather pouch by Miller Goods. Good for chucking spare change, her iPhone, and that handy credit card.
Spice up her work week with this Mulberry Holiday Bayswater… that pop of colour is sure to cheer any impending Monday blues.
Mulberry Holiday Bayswater in Lemon Sherbet Spongy Patent Leather, $2,190, available at #01-01 Hilton Hotel, p. 6304 1357
St. Gregory Spa
Nothing says I love you more than a spa package, and have we got the one for you. Book a couple’s day out at St. Gregory Spa – get a facial, a massage, and enjoy high tea after.
Proenza Schouler Clutch
Send her on a fun girl’s night out with a new darling clutch. We’re loving this punchy Proenza Schouler – fun but not over-the-top.
Proenza Schouler Clutch Bag, $1,990, available at Club 21, #01-02 Four Seasons Hotel, p. 6304 1385
Reed Diffuser by Verandah Living
Sometimes it’s the smallest luxuries that make the difference. Get her vanity smelling uh-mazing with our favourite home fragrance – Verandah Living’s reed diffuser oils. Choose from nine scents: Vanilla Bean, Valencia Orange, Cinnamon, Thai Lemongrass, French Lavender, Rosemary and Mint, Coconut, Persian Lime and Ginger, and Green Tea and Cucumber. You can even blend different oils!
Verandah Living, Sime Darby Centre, Dunearn Road, #02-02C, 896 Dunearn Road, Singapore 589742, Tue-Fri 1030am-6pm, p. 9026 7061
Here’s one for the fitness bunnies who love a good workout. With a one-time payment of $129, she’ll get to chance to explore 30 different types of activities, ranging from yoga for the stay-at-home mom to bootcamps for the fitness enthusiast. Fitness Buffet even has a couple of spa deals thrown in!
French Deck Chairs from Bode
Pamper your lady with these beautiful deck chairs, which are essential for a lazy afternoon lounging outdoors by the pool. The frames are light-quality teak handcrafted in Sydney, while the thick cotton canvas fabrics are from the famous Les Toiles du Soleil weavers in the French Pyrenees.
Take it one step further: throw in some flight tickets and a pre-arranged trip to Bali.
Bode, 88 Eng Neo Ave, Singapore 289555, p. 9040 3996