Mother’s Day 2021 falls on Sunday, 9 May this year. It might be a few weeks away but it’s always a good idea to be prepared in advance so there’s no last-minute scramble for a gift for mum.
Check out our guide to the best Mother's Day gifts for every kind of mum - whether she loves fashion and beauty, decorating her home or entertaining people, we have everything from hands-on workshops to relaxing staycation ideas.
Got an interior design-loving mum? She’ll adore the beautiful bone inlay and ‘mother of pearl’ home accessories by Hacienda Blue! Founded in Singapore by Designer, Josephine Blunck, Hacienda Blue designs and sources unique, high-quality homeware and furniture in Singapore.
The collection of products range from small home accessories to their well known large pieces of custom made furniture. Each piece of the Hacienda Blue range is made by hand using traditional techniques created by generation-to-generation artisans from India. Josephine finds her inspiration through fabrics, tiles and colours that resonate in today’s world whilst respecting the craft and the artisans she works with.
What would Mum love? Hacienda Blue has a dreamy range of Mothers Day Gifts ranging from beautiful trays and jewel boxes all the way up to stunning pieces of furniture. If you want a bespoke item, simply provide them with the required dimensions, colour and pattern and they’ll create that one-of-a-kind furniture or homeware piece, you’ll always treasure.
Should you need a little more inspiration, take a look at their stunning Instagram page that features custom work made for their clients and more!
Pssst…..Vanilla Luxury readers get a solid 20% off all homewares on Hacienda Blue! Just type in "Vanilla" when you checkout and the promo code will apply automatically. Offer ends 9 May 2021.
Location: Woking Road, Singapore 138696. Call (+65) 9866 1024 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment.
You can never go wrong with gorgeous homeware as a Mother’s Day gift idea. Just like mum, everything you find on Kraton Home is one-of-a-kind. Because each piece is handcrafted, no two pieces are exactly the same. Each woodenware has its own unique characteristic and grain pattern.
‘Kraton’ is the Javanese word for a traditional royal palace. Kraton Home offers home decor pieces, homewares and crockery, fragrances and more. Kraton Home specialises in woodenwares such as wooden bowls, wooden boards, wooden trays and wooden platters. Each piece is delicately handmade by the finest artisans of Java using ethically sourced wood ranging from Teak Wood, Indonesian Rosewood and Sapodilla Wood.
Serve your favourite dishes with the 4-Piece Bromo Teak Wooden Platter Set or use these beautiful round wooden platters made from teak wood to decorate and organise your space.
The 5-Piece Wooden Bowls Set has all you need as a starter pack for serving mains, salads, ramen and dips. If you have a large family or like to entertain large groups, the 3-Piece Acacia Bowls Set is ideal. If mum lives on her own, the 3-Piece Teak Wooden Bowls Set is a smaller set perfect for her solo meal.
Not sure what to get for mum? Simply chat to the owner, Ting, directly who can help you put together a tailored mix and match homewares set catered to the needs of your mum. For every purchase, Kraton Home will plant a tree in your mum’s name and provide you with a certificate so you know your Mother’s Day gift has been meaningful not just to mum, but to Mother Earth too.
Get 10% off sitewide with the code "Vanilla10" when you checkout and the promo code will apply automatically. Offer ends 30 April 2021.
Seems like most mums just need a break from the family drama and want to spend some time on their own. Doesn’t a staycation in Singapore and a sunset yoga session by the pool with celebrity yoga instructor Denise Keller sound simply divine?
If you’re looking for a Mother’s Day gift idea, this staycation at Naumi Hotel Singapore is ideal! Let the busy women in our lives make use of the weekend to have their own space and unwind with a bottle of wine.
Naumi Hotel Singapore is offering a Mother’s Day special sunset yoga session with celebrity Denise Keller from 7 to 9 May 2021. From just S$258++ per night, stay in the Habitat Room and receive complimentary access to the non-alcoholic minibar, a bottle of Red Wine and a 45-minute Yoga Session with Denise Keller from 5.30pm to 6.30pm.
Slots are limited. Make your booking online now till 5 May 2021 to secure your spot!
Express your love for mum in a unique choc-full of heart way this Mother’s Day. Celebrated pastry chef Janice Wong is teaching a chocolate painting class via a ZOOM webinar on 6 May 2021, 7 - 8.30pm.
Tap into your inner artist and learn to create edible art by painting chocolate on chocolate in the comfort of your own home. Registration to the webinar includes an exclusive event kit worth S$168 - a box of 5 chocolate bonbons with a blank canvas so you can paint your own unique designs; 5 chocolate paint jars in different colours and flavours - passionfruit, orange, peppermint, strawberry and green mango; as well as 60 days’ Sky Premium membership with access to by-invite-only Sky Premium events worth at least S$200.
Simply sign up for the ZOOM webinar via this online form and quote < vanilla99 > to get the promotional price of S$99 (usual price S$158)!
Kimono Trend alert! Mum can lounge around at home in a comfy kimono or attend virtual meetings as her most fashion-forward self - a Mother's Day gift she's bound to appreciate.
Founded in 2015 in Singapore by designer and creator Lisa Von Tang, there is already a seriously dedicated following for this luxe local brand that is known for its stunning kimonos and jackets. We love how LVT’s designs are unapologetically bold, sexy and unique, and yet make women feel super comfortable. Gone are the days when one must suffer for fashion! We also adore how the brand uses sustainable locally sourced fabric, like this shimmering violet silk jacquard.
Shopping tip: if you love one of her pieces, grab it fast, as this brand sells on the top international luxury retailer, Farfetch.com, and their highly limited quantities sell out fast. For seekers of serious exclusivity, we’ve also noticed that the best offering of styles is always on the designer’s own website.
To jazz up the Mother’s Day celebrations, treat mum to The Marmalade Pantry’s refreshed weekend Afternoon Tea Set (S$54++ for two persons), an ongoing signature offering featuring an expanded array of delectable sweets and savouries served on a new two-tiered stand.
Exclusive to Mastercard holders as well for Mother’s Day, indulge in A Royal Afternoon Tea Set (dine-in at S$80++ and delivery at S$70+ for three persons). In addition to the afternoon tea delicacies, pick a favourite from The Marmalade Pantry’s popular pasta dishes, such as the Seared Scallop and Prawn, Truffled Mushroom Risotto, Carbonara, Marmalade Mac & Cheese, Spicy Crabmeat, and Clam Vongole, or tuck into the local delight – Hokkien Noodle.
The set also includes tea from home-grown brand Monogram Tea and three glasses of De Bortoli Emeri Pink Moscato Sparkling Wine with fresh fruit aromas of strawberry and musk.
Available for delivery only, show mum that you care with The Marmalade Deluxe Afternoon Tea Set (S$168+ for three persons), which comprises additions of a Petite Charm floral box, Tasmanian Meadow Honey, and De Bortoli Emeri Pink Moscato Sparkling Wine bottle.
A Royal Afternoon Tea Set and The Marmalade Deluxe Afternoon Tea Set are only available on 1-2 May and 8-9 May 2021 from 11.30am to 5.30pm at the Downtown and Novena outlets for dine-in, subject to a one-day advance reservation. Also available for delivery or self-collection by ordering a set online.
What Mother’s Day gift guide is complete without some luxurious makeup? Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Eyeshadow Palette is an everyday to night eyeshadow palette with 14 shades, including essential mattes and glamorous shimmers.
This eye makeup collection features a highly pigmented, easy-to-blend formula, allowing mum to create seamless neutral eyeshadow looks for both day and evening wear. Soft Glam Eyeshadow Palette includes 9 ultra-matte and 5 metallic eyeshadow finishes, a dual-ended makeup brush and a large mirror housed inside travel-friendly packaging.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Eyeshadow Palette is currently retailing at Sephora.sg at S$81.
For the fashionable and modern mother of today, bags continue to be a style declaration for many as it enables one to express their personality and colours in a unique way. NET-A-PORTER brings its newest Incredible Bags Campaign, designed to complete mum’s everyday look with ease.
Your Mother’s Day gift will not disappoint with NET-A-PORTER offering a broad range of trending handbags from luxury clutches to contemporary simplistic totes by popular brands - Bottega Veneta, Gucci, Saint Laurent, Loewe and many more! Let your mum’s inner diva unleash itself as she gears up for a variety of bags curated just for her this Mother’s Day.
Stylish shoulder bags, crossbody bags, chic tote bags, handy mini clutches and more designer bags can be found on the NET-A-PORTER site.
TOM FORD BEAUTY
Add to mum’s skincare collection with this luxury two-step regimen. All the rage right now are TOM FORD BEAUTY’s new TOM FORD RESEARCH Intensive Treatment Lotion and TOM FORD RESEARCH Intensive Treatment Emulsion.
The TOM FORD RESEARCH Intensive Treatment Lotion is a high-performance formula that helps balance the complexion, leaving skin looking smoother and youthfully radiant. Fast-absorbing with a sumptuous, watery texture, Intensive Treatment Lotion is fueled by Tom Ford Research signature power ingredients – rare White Porcelain Cacao, energizing Caffeine, and protective Gyokuro.
The TOM FORD RESEARCH Intensive Treatment Emulsion is a decadently rich, yet uniquely fluid formula providing immediate and lasting hydration to smooth, soothe, and help minimise visible redness – while helping to restore radiance and boost skin’s moisture barrier. Intensive Treatment Emulsion is fueled by moisturising Hyaluronic Acid and Tom Ford Research signature ingredients as well. Skin is left feeling nourished, plumped and prepped for makeup.
TOM FORD RESEARCH Intensive Treatment Lotion retails at S$188 and TOM FORD RESEARCH Intensive Treatment Emulsion retails at S$235. The collection is exclusively available at TOM FORD counters islandwide (One Assembly, TANGS Orchard, TAKASHIMAYA) and via TOM FORD BEAUTY AT HOME ADVISOR at (+65) 6732 5002.