Mother’s Day approaches soon on 14 May this year, but there’s still time to find a thoughtful gift for the occasion. While mum deserves our love and affection throughout the year, we’d never miss an opportunity to shower her with more gifts!
Many of the best gifts show our appreciation for the quirks and passions that make the maternal figures in our lives unique. Whether the mum (or mums) you’re shopping for appreciates quality time, great cuisine, fitness, wellness, or fashion, here are some of our favourite gifts for mums of all kinds.
For a mum you haven’t seen in a while
If it’s been a while since you’ve managed to properly spend time with mum, then nothing will be more appreciated than the gift of company and quality time. Get together over a meal you know mum will enjoy — think afternoon tea at Patisserie G for the mum with a sweet tooth, or a unique Japanese dining experience at Sushi Murasaki or Kurama Robatayaki, where you’ll enjoy the chefs preparing your meal right before your eyes, and be able to catch up in a cosy, intimate environment.
Aside from dining, an experience can also make a wonderful gift, especially if you and mum have shared interests or hobbies. Take her on a manicure date to Nail County, or try something new at a workshop, such as a brewing class at The Coffee Academïcs!
For a mum who needs a little extra me-time
Mother’s Day is also the perfect time to treat mum to little luxuries that she would love, but not necessarily splurge on for herself. You can’t go wrong with a self-care gift for any mum, but a gift like this may be especially welcome for mums who have been going through a busy or stressful patch, or a significant life event, including a new birth or recent move.
For an even more thoughtful gift, put together your own gift set by assembling things you know mum will love best. At our neighbourhood, you’ll find a selection of scented candles and home fragrances from Commune, and Grey & Sanders, fresh blooms from Flower Matters, sumptuous skincare from Hermetise and Kglow Skin Lab, and more.
For a mum who’s always active
Fit and active mums will be spoiled for choice in our neighbourhood. If you know mum favours a more classic gym experience, a membership at True Fitness & TFX should be your go-to gift. If she’s been thinking of trying something new, or prefers more energetic, music-driven movements, a rhythm cycling package at Absolute Cycle will be a refreshing change in pace.
Mums who enjoy something more restorative will value yoga and Pilates classes at Yoga Edition. Yoga Edition classes are also great choices for someone who’s easing back into a more active lifestyle, including mums who have recently given birth.
Better yet, join mum for a session or two and spend some extra quality time together!
For a mum who loves to stay stylish
The well-dressed mum will surely be no stranger to receiving fashionable clothing and accessories as gifts. Make yours stand out with a truly unique piece for her wardrobe or jewellery box by going vintage, handmade, or personalised.
Déjà Vu Vintage is a beloved spot for discovering vintage and handmade clothing, bags and accessories, and LeCaine Gems and Jace & Co Fine Jewellery create one-of-a-kind bespoke jewellery pieces.
For a sentimental mum
Sometimes, the most meaningful gift is made up of the memories we treasure. Create a photo book of the times you’ve spent with mum at the Harvey Norman PhotoCentre, or prepare a gift that holds a special meaning for you and mum — perhaps an art-inspired jewellery or décor piece from Alexandria Maison that reminds you of your favourite family holiday — or write a thoughtful letter. Tip: Pick up a card at Flower Matters to write your letter in!
If you’re shopping for an expecting mother, a blank journal or memory book can also transform into a gift they’ll cherish dearly years from now.
Need a little more guidance in your gift search for mum? Knowing her love language may help. Discover the art of gifting with love languages and some of our gift recommendations for each love language.
If you’re making plans to spend Mother’s Day at Millenia Walk this year, don’t forget to explore a line-up of exciting events and activities at our neighbourhood from 12 to 21 May. That includes a pop-up market filled with plants, homeware and more, and an aroid care workshop for budding plant lovers, at The Great Hall on 14 May. Find out more here.