Mum deserves the very best! Pamper her to bits with fab gifts, incredible afternoon teas and indulgent spa sessions in Singapore.
Mother’s Day in Singapore is fast approaching (it’s 14 May 2023, FYI). But if you’re still way behind schedule on planning the perfect day, fret not. Give your special woman the time of her life with thoughtful gifts, marvellous feasts (yes, afternoon teas included), fun staycays and an indulgent spa sesh.
Fun things to do on Mother’s Day in Singapore
1. Surprise her with beautiful blooms
Play your petals right, and you can make Mother’s Day a truly rosy affair. From rustic, boho-chic arrangements to customised botanical bounties, we’ve got you covered with our list of best florists in Singapore for a dose of flower power. Even if you’ve left it to the last minute, this list of florists with same-day delivery will do just the trick.
2. Find her a fabulous gift
Mum knows best, and mum gets the best – especially when it comes to her most important day of the year (well, besides her birthday, of course). But what do you give to the woman who’s sacrificed so much for you? Your love is enough, we reckon; but if you feel like spoiling her, you can’t go wrong with a gorgeous gift.
For a real treat, pamper mum with the razzle-dazzle of jewellery. We did the legwork and sourced the best jewellery stores in Singapore. Got a mum with a serious knack for style? Pick up sleek, minimalist necklaces or cuffs, or bold statement earrings. Is she a self-proclaimed fashionista? Give her a wardrobe update from local fashion brands. And if she simply loves her dose of retail therapy, our list of 50 best shops will keep her on her toes.
3. Spoil mum with an incredible feast
Now that you’ve picked out the perfect Mother’s Day gift, surprise her with it over a luxe meal. Because we just love making things easy for you, we’ve sussed out some of the best dining offers for mum’s special day. Tuck into dainty afternoon teas, a hearty steak dinner, plates of fresh seafood or classic Cantonese cuisine. Alternatively, if you really want to splurge, make a reservation at one of the best restaurants in Singapore.
4. Keep it fancy with afternoon tea
This Mother’s Day in Singapore, go big or go home – if you’re going to do weekday afternoon tea, do it well at the city’s iconic spots. For a dose of mid-day splendour, hit up Angelina at Marina Bay Sands, L’Espresso at Goodwood Park Hotel, Arteastiq at Jewel Changi Airport or The Grand Lobby at Raffles Hotel Singapore.
5. Relax over a casual brunch (and make it boozy!)
We’re spoiled for choice when it comes to brunch in Singapore. You can splash out on an afternoon of free-flow champagne, but if she loves nothing more than a chilled-out brunch, settle in for coffee and eggs benny at hip hoods like Tiong Bahru, Duxton Hill or Robertson Quay. You don’t even have to venture far. Take your pick from one of the many stellar cafes in your neighbourhood which offer great coffee brews and breakfasts.
6. Get creative at a workshop
Bring on the activities! If mum is always pottering away at handicrafts, it’s time to take those skills up a notch at a creative craft workshop. Try your hand at making your own leather pouch, paper blooms or a beaded and tasselled necklace. We’ve also got classes for art jamming, rug tufting, pottery, and sewing in Singapore. Does she like to bake? Experience a fun sourdough baking class with her.
7. Have an outdoorsy day out
For mums with an adventurous streak, there’s nothing better than hiking one of Singapore’s beautiful walking trails. Alternatively, take it easy by exploring the city on a bicycle, or stop for a picnic at gorgeous parks. Not a fan of crowds? Have a heart-to-heart talk at hidden green spots.
8. Bliss out at the spa
Nothing says pampering like a day at the spa. Treat her to a head-to-toe pampering sesh with our bliss list of the best spas in Singapore, offering the finest facials, mind-melting massages and therapeutic treatments. Alternatively, accompany her for a fab blowout or a mani-pedi sesh.
If she’s rushed for time, Kskin has a fine range of 15-minute Korean express facials ranging from hydrating to lifting to brightening. You can also add neck care, vitamin C and a 24k gold serum.
9. Check in to a hotel for a swish staycay
Pack an overnight bag and live it up in your very own plush abode at swanky boutique hotels or five-star hotels a la crazy rich Asians style in Singapore. We’ve also got spa hotels and eco-chic stays in the city. In between massage treatments and fancy dining, it’s the perfect way to make your weekend feel like a real holiday.
10. Go on a short trip overseas
When did you last go out of the country with mum? If going on a staycay doesn’t cut it, it’s time to book those tickets. Here’s our epic list of stunning weekend getaway destinations for inspo! You can also consider a cool train journey, just so you can impress her.
And just like that, your Mother’s Day activities in Singapore will be a huge hit!