Mother’s Day is just around the corner! To spare you the last minute scramble, we’ve compiled a list of the best mother’s day gift ideas not just for your mother but for other important women who’ve shaped your life in one way or another. Be it your grandmother, MIL or best gal pal who’s now a mama, this is the best time to appreciate and give thanks to them all!
What does your mum really want? A recent poll we conducted revealed most mothers prefer gifts to enhance their youth or things that can be used on a daily basis. Read on for gift ideas mothers would actually want!
Mother’s Day gift ideas for your mother:
1. Mini Smart Wireless Key Tracker
Is your mum always losing her keys? She’s going to love this practical mother’s day gift idea then! Simply attach a mini smart wireless tracker ($2.34, available on hipotato.sg) to her house keys, wallets, cars or bags. Pair the device with her smartphone and let the phone locate her items whenever they appear ‘missing’!
2. Silk Jammies
Your mother deserves some snuggly warm comfort. Get her a pair of silk, satin pyjamas (from $11.87, available on iambeautiful.sg) in blue, green, pink or grey. She’ll love the luxurious feel of these jammies after a long tiring day and the best thing is she’ll look like every bit like the queen she is in them! If she’s shy of wearing them, then get a pair for yourself and wear them with her! There’s nothing cuter than a matching mother-daughter outfit.
3. Shiatsu Back-Neck-And-Shoulder Massager
After all the housework chores, your mum will surely appreciate a good massager to knead her tight shoulders. What you need is a mother’s day gift idea that comes as close as possible to an in-house masseuse! End your search with this electrical 3-in-1 Shiatsu Back Neck and Shoulder massager ($37.70, available on jzk.sg). With pressure and temperature adjustment functions, this will be something your mother (and we daresay, your father) will surely appreciate.
4. Tote Bag
Introduce your mother to Korean fashion brands with Alice Martha. This women’s bag brand has impressed many with its stylish and versatile styles perfect for everyday wear! We love this classic and spacious Alice Martha Shoulder Poppy Bag ($93, available on alicemartha.sg) which comes with a detachable strap so she can change up her style anytime she wants. Help the boss lady in your life pick her outfit and match it with this soft leather bag for a classic, timeless look!
Mother’s Day gift ideas for your MIL:
5. Bodyluv Deep Sleep Addiction Pillow
Give your mother-in-law a good night’s rest with the Bodyluv Deep Sleep Addiction Pillow ($48, available on COCOMO), the #1 best-selling pillow in Korea. Made of soft micro air balls and featuring a 3D ergonomic design, the pillow promises undisturbed sleep. In addition to this, the pillow can be thrown into the washing machine and just needs to be dried in a well-ventilated and shaded area — unlike traditional pillows which can be difficult to wash.
6. Joseph Joseph Chop2Pot Bamboo Chopping Board
Will your mother-in-law want an award-winning chopping board? Yes, she would! The Chop2Pot ($59, available on Joseph Joseph Official Store) is designed to allow you to chop your ingredients with ease, fold the board and slide the ingredients into the pot or pan! This particular board is even made of bamboo wood, making it more resistant to water and knife scarring as compared to other woods.
7. Swivel Chair
If you live with your mother-in-law then encourage her to indulge in longer periods of relaxation with this 360-degree swivel chair ($99, available on juzz4baby). It’s time for her to live the good life while you handle the daily stresses of running the household. If she protests against having such a big piece of furniture in her home, then simply fold it and stow it away for times when she wants to use it! For days when she’s enjoying the chair, introduce her to these addictive Netflix Asian dramas — you’ll become her favourite in no time!
8. Vintage Toaster And Kettle Set
Bowl your mother-in-law over with some of the best kitchen appliance brands. If your MIL appreciates old-school designs then she’ll love this toaster and electric kettle set ($129.80, available on Odette). If you don’t already know, Odette is renowned for its creative and functional kitchen gadgets — from coffee makers to blenders and toasters, it’s really that simple to impress her. This Mother’s Day gift idea will no doubt stand out in her kitchen and remind her of you… not a bad thing we say!
Mother’s Day gift ideas for your grandmother:
9. Anti-Slip Bedroom Slippers
A mother’s day gift idea for grandmas is not as tough as it seems. Gift her this pair of soft anti-slip bedroom slippers (from $3.80, available on Chiclady.sg) to keep her tired feet comfortable and warm all day. Made of cotton and available in an array of vibrant colours, get her a few pairs to place in different areas of the house so she has easy access to them! If your grandma loves cartoons (cutest Grandma ever!) then get her this pair of We Bear Bears Slippers (available on We Bare Bears) featuring Grizzly, IceBear and Panda!
10. Blackmores Vitamin C Tablet
Of course, if we’re talking about practicality, we’ll need to include health supplements. Get your grandma a bottle of Blackmores Vitamin C chewable tablets ($14, available on Blackmores Official Store) to build her immunity while maintaining an overall good health so she can live to a ripe old age! Simply pop one pill a day and chew it like a sweet! She won’t know the difference!
11. Grafen Edge Finger
We’re sure you’ve seen this scalp brush flooding your social media feeds recently. This cult favourite product from Korea is something that we’re sure your grandma will appreciate. Made of medical silicone, the Grafen Edge Finger (from $14.90, available on GRAFEN.kr) claims to help with oily scalp problems and can even help promote hair growth. It can also help make your scalp feel cooler because it helps to remove the oil and bodily waste on the scalp, keeping your head literally, cool.
12. Digital Photo Frame
Help your grandmother transition into the digital age with this Digital Photo Frame ($68.17, available on Domybest). This will make one of the most beautiful mother’s day gift ideas for your grandmother once she sees what it can do!
With 16MB memory space, it has enough space for a truckload of photos and beautiful memories! Sieve out your grandma’s favourite ones of her kids and grandkids and upload them with some music to boot. They’ll play on loop and keep her from missing you too much. Make sure you change up the photos every once in a while so your grandma has a variety of photos to look at and show off to her friends too!
Mother’s Day gift ideas for your gal pal
13. Double-walled Glass
Remind your mummy-girlfriend to indulge in some self-care practices every once in a while. These double-walled glasses (from $5.83, available on Simplepie) will help her do just that! Perfect for keeping the beverage at the desired temperature, your friend can sip her favourite tea or better yet, call you over for a catch up over drinks! This mother’s day gift idea would also make for a pretty display set on your friend’s home bar counter if she has one! Trust us, she’ll thank you heaps for this gift.
14. Aroma Diffuser Reeds
Who’s going to say no to a good ol’ fashioned Aroma Diffuser Reeds ($5.90, available on city diary)! With seven different scents to choose from, your gal pal will appreciate this mother’s day gift idea! Psst, this will also make for a classy home or even bathroom decor item!
15. Face Exfoliator
Is your girlfriend neglecting personal care while running after her two-year-old? Prompt her to keep up with her skincare regime with beauty and personal care products that double us as great mother’s day gift ideas. Neogen Dermatology is of the best Korean skincare brands on the market so what can be better than getting her one of their bestseller items?
Exfoliate the stresses of the day with the Neogen Bio-Peel Gauze Peeling Pads ($20.63, available on Younfamily). Swipe it across the face after a facial cleanse for better absorption of moisturisers and serums. Best part is, your girlfriend doesn’t have to use this daily so she can’t use the excuse that she has no time!
16. Kinohimitsu Beauty/BB/Bustup/Plum Supplements
If your friend has recently given birth, she’ll appreciate this Kinohimitsu Collagen Supplements ($79.90, available on Kinohimitsu) that helps promote smoother, firmer, younger-looking skin. Depending on the chosen variant, it can either help promote better skin or even, firmer breasts. The best part is, this all-natural mother’s day gift idea doesn’t come with additives or hormones.
Mother’s Day gift ideas for your wife
17. Lululun Eye Mask
Do away with traditional bouquets and get your wife this practical mother’s day gift instead! She can finally bid goodbye to dark circles, fine lines and sagging eye bags with Lululun’s precious premium eye mask ($19.90, available on Superbeautiful) range. Formulated with goodness such as chlorella that helps protect skin from free radicals and progeline to firm up the skin, this is the perfect eye mask at an affordable price range. Psst, each package comes with 32 pairs of masks that can last up to a month!
18. PowerPac Personal Juice Blender
If your wife is all about eating and drinking clean, she’ll appreciate her very own PowerPac juice blender ($29.90, available on PowerPac). This will allow her to blend her own concoctions and bring it out right away in the BPA- free bottles which come along with it. With detachable stainless steel blades and one-touch button switch with safety lock, this is a nifty and safe home appliance to own!
19. Batam Spa Package
Who doesn’t love a spa treat? This is the ultimate mother’s day idea for your wife — a day off AND a trip to a spa. Psst, this 90min Batam spa package ($33, available on thktourandtravel) even includes a one-way land transfer to the spa itself. A minimum of 2 pax is needed though, so we’ll recommend getting the package for yourself and the Empress Dowager at home!
20. Amazon Echo
Even though your wife looks like she has everything under control, she could always use an extra hand! So if you’re searching high and low for a mother’s day gift idea for her, end your search with the Amazon Echo 3rd Gen Bluetooth Speaker ($69, available on Bizgramsg Official Store -“Your Trust It Partner”).
This smart gadget will make her life much easier — she can set her alarms, switch on and off lights in your smart home and listen to her favourite audiobooks all while taking care of the kids and managing the house!
21. Skagen Rose Gold Watch
If you don’t ascribe to the superstition of avoiding watches as gifts, then this classic Skagen Rose Gold Watch ($231.75, available on H2HUB) will make an exquisite mother’s day gift idea for your wife! Made of stainless steel and boasting a scratch-resistant mineral crystal face, this arm candy will have her turning heads. Want a matching watch for yourself too? Check out the variety of men’s watch brands!
Gift ideas aside, Mother’s Day (and every other day) should be about spending quality time with her! A tall order? We don’t think so. If you’re looking for ways to spend more time with her, introduce your interests to her. Cafe hop at Haji Lane or bring her to some of the best museums in Singapore! Alternatively, check our guide for unconventional ways you can spend time with mum!
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