The Honest Mother’s Day Gift And Dining Guide

Updated every day till 7 May

Engraved idiom bangle, $100, by Kate Spade.
07 May 2016

Engraved idiom bangle, $100, by Kate Spade.

This kitschy-cute bangle is engraved with statements like: 'Do your homework', 'say please' and 'sit up straight', a.k.a. things mum would have said to you while you were growing up. Cheeky and sweet.

Mon Chéri scarf, free with purchase of $388, by iRoo.
07 May 2016

Mon Chéri scarf, free with purchase of $388, by iRoo.

Keep mum's neck warm and chic all at the same time with this sweet scarf from Taiwanese label iRoo. Cartoon french bulldogs are shown running around, playing and generally having a good time — too cute.

Patio floral dinner plate, $40, by Kate Spade.
07 May 2016

Patio floral dinner plate, $40, by Kate Spade.

Mum loves having people over? Help take her dinner parties to the next level with some pretty plates. 

Fossil Haven SL6851200 purse, $229, by Fossil.
07 May 2016

Fossil Haven SL6851200 purse, $229, by Fossil.

Roomy with lots of different compartments, this purse is great for mums who like to keep everything, from three-year old receipts to cards from each hair salon within a 10-kilometre radius. It also comes with a handy wristlet strap for days where mum only wants to bring her wallet. 

Regalia diamond earrings, $398, by Goldheart
28 Apr 2016

Regalia diamond earrings, $398, by Goldheart

Your mum's understated elegance will shine through this pair of simple but stunning Regalia studs from Goldheart, featuring 14K rose gold, white gold and round brilliant diamonds.

Mt. Sapola Succulent Diffuser in Water Lily, $30.90.
06 May 2016

Mt. Sapola Succulent Diffuser in Water Lily, $30.90.

This clay diffuser crafted into a water lily bloom makes a more enduring alternative to just giving mum flowers. It will look great on her dresser and also fill her space with relaxing or invigorating aromatherapy scents.

Shopping spree at Robinsons
05 May 2016

Shopping spree at Robinsons

Robinsons marks the annual Mother's Day celebration with a holistic line-up of activities, deals and thrills that help to create a memorable shopping experience for both you and your lovely mum. Flowers are great, but shopping is too! Find out more here.

Bridgette Saffiano Leather Crossbody & Tote, $509 & $699 respectively, by Michael Kors
05 May 2016

Bridgette Saffiano Leather Crossbody & Tote, $509 & $699 respectively, by Michael Kors

Michael Kors has come up with a carefully curated selection of items including luxurious matching handbags in two sizes. The perfect chance to match our favourite stylish lady – Need we say more? 

Jade cake, $60 (approx. 1.3kg for 8-10 pax), by Bakerzin
05 May 2016

Jade cake, $60 (approx. 1.3kg for 8-10 pax), by Bakerzin

What’s a celebration without cake? Smooth and rich cheesecake set atop crushed biscuit crumbs, iced with a fudged-like Pandan-infused coulis and white chocolate ganache and rimmed with desiccated coconut. Simply irresistible! Available from 1 May 2016 to 8 May 2016. 

Cordzero Hom-bot square, $1,259, by LG
04 May 2016

Cordzero Hom-bot square, $1,259, by LG

This one is to make up for all the chores we refused to do as kids. LG revolutionizes cleaning with this self-functioning vacuum cleaner that reaches all of the hard to reach places. Now mum can sit back and relax while her new favourite lifestyle item does all the work. 

SELPHY CP1200, $199, by Canon
05 May 2016

SELPHY CP1200, $199, by Canon

We all know most mums have a penchant for sentimental items (hence the truck load of baby photos we all have stashed away at home). With this compact photo printer, she can now print photos instantly from her smartphone and camera. Let her creative side run wild. 

Drape star earrings, $260, by Yuki Mitsuyasu
03 May 2016

Drape star earrings, $260, by Yuki Mitsuyasu

Saying your mother means the world to you is a tad under-rated in our books. Show her she means the universe with this little gem.

Perfect Pro pressure cooker, $429 ++, by WMF
03 May 2016

Perfect Pro pressure cooker, $429 ++, by WMF

We all know how busy mum can get; juggling a gazillion tasks all while trying to make us a nice home-cooked meal by the end of the day. With WMF‘s new pressure cooker, cooking time is shortened by up to 70 per cent. She’ll definitely thank you for this one!

Mother's Day Prints, from US$48 for a 210x148mm print, by Grace Ciao.
03 May 2016

Mother's Day Prints, from US$48 for a 210x148mm print, by Grace Ciao.

These five exclusive Mother's Day prints by Singaporean illustrator Grace Ciao are so tastefully, exquisitely and lovingly created. Each heart-warming illustration, capturing the beauty of motherhood, comes to life thanks to Grace's masterful use of flower petals. The perfect gift for any mother who loves flowers and deserves all things beautiful. Available from www.graceciao.com/store.

Burberry in Bloom
30 Apr 2016

Burberry in Bloom

Burberry's Burberry in Bloom flower stalls are here in Singapore, from 29 April to 8 May, just in time for Mother's Day! Get mum a bespoke bouquet with any purchase made from 6 to 8 May, at Burberry boutiques in Marina Bay Sands, Ion Orchard and Paragon. For other personalised gifts, check out the fashion house's My Burberry fragrance which you can customise on the spot, or its monogramming services for the fashion house's iconic cashmere scarves, available online.

LV & Me necklace, $660 each, by Louis Vuitton.
30 Apr 2016

LV & Me necklace, $660 each, by Louis Vuitton.

Spell out your love for mum with Louis Vuitton's LV & Me jewellery. Besides necklaces, there are also earrings ($305) and bracelets ($500) that come in every letter in the alphabet. Pick one or two in mum's initials for a beautiful and personalised gift.

Mother Dearest spa package, $375++ for two, at So Spa.
30 Apr 2016

Mother Dearest spa package, $375++ for two, at So Spa.

Pamper mum and yourself with a relaxing spa treat at Sofitel Singapore Sentosa's So Spa. For the Mother's Day package, you can choose between two 60-minute massages: The Sentosa Massage or So Relaxing Massage. It also includes a special Mother's Day Afternoon Tea, so you and mum can enjoy some quality while relishing in delectable bites like lobster roll and lavender and chocolate scones. For reservations or enquiries, call 6708-8358 or email to H9474-TH4@sofitel.com

Cardio + Music GPS Fitness watch, $399, by TomTom
27 Apr 2016

Cardio + Music GPS Fitness watch, $399, by TomTom

Is your mum a fitness fiend and avid music lover? If so, then there’s no gift more perfect than this neat little gadget. It’s the only fitness watch that allows her to play music from her wrists (eliminating the hassle of tangled wires and carrying a phone) all while tracking her heart rate, calories burnt and more.  Check it out here .

Cook for mum!, $68 per person, at Origins of Food, One Farrer Hotel
27 Apr 2016

Cook for mum!, $68 per person, at Origins of Food, One Farrer Hotel

Want to whip up a nice meal for mum but don’t trust yourself in the kitchen? No problem. This hands-on cooking session under the guidance of a master chef guarantees a sumptuous 3 course meal at the end of it all. Turn it into a whole family activity with a minimum of 4 persons per class, so mum can dine free! Available from 1 to 8 May.

Little Luxuries, S$35, by Crabtree & Evelyn.
27 Apr 2016

Little Luxuries, S$35, by Crabtree & Evelyn.

A pampering bath and body gift set to indulge mum. Each set contains a bath & shower gel, body lotion and hand cream. Available in other scents too like Somerset Meadow, La Source, Pomegranate, and Rosewater too.

Dance Necklace, $120, by Risis.
27 Apr 2016

Dance Necklace, $120, by Risis.

An everlasting icon of RISIS, the orchid flower embodies the grace and femininity of a mother. Cast in bronze and plated in precious rhodium, each pendant also features a precious amethyst stone, cradled in the folds of the flower petals.

Optimizer Voyage & Lines Be Gone Set $312 (Valued at $437), by Skin Inc.
27 Apr 2016

Optimizer Voyage & Lines Be Gone Set $312 (Valued at $437), by Skin Inc.

The brand's signature My Daily Dose serums get an extra boost with the Optimizer Voyage to speed up mum's skincare regime and slow down the appearance of ageing. The Optimizer Voyage also delivers a pampering facial massage so that she can have an indulgent facial anytime, right in the comfort of home.

Hand Balm in Incense Lavender, $29, by Compagnie de Provence from Escentials.
26 Apr 2016

Hand Balm in Incense Lavender, $29, by Compagnie de Provence from Escentials.

If mum has dry, cracked hands after decades of washing and cleaning up (after you), treat her to a soothing hand cream. This balm by French label Compagnie de Provence contains organic olive oil and rice bran oil for extra soft and silky hands. Bonus gift: Use the hand balm to give mum a hand massage.

Dione purple gold pendant, by Lee Hwa Jewellery.
26 Apr 2016

Dione purple gold pendant, by Lee Hwa Jewellery.

The circular design of this pendant represents the unbreakable bond between you and your mother. Crafted in white gold and Lee Hwa's proprietary purple gold, with a good sprinkling of diamonds, this modern pendant is something Mum can wear every day. Price on request, at all Lee Hwa Jewellery boutiques.

Cilicuka collection, $32.85, by Shermay's.
26 Apr 2016

Cilicuka collection, $32.85, by Shermay's.

For mum's who can take the heat, gift her this Cilicuka trio by local food consultant and cookbook author Shermay Lee. This can literally go with anything - from chips to fajitas. Lee has also developed other tasty sauces and marinades, check them all out here.

Mother’s Day brunch or afternoon tea, $68++, at Lewin Terrace.
25 Apr 2016

Mother’s Day brunch or afternoon tea, $68++, at Lewin Terrace.

Treat mum to a sumptuous yet light meal at Japanese-French fusion joint Lewin Terrace. Following the theme of ‘Fresh, beautiful and healthy’, the restaurant is offering a special brunch and afternoon tea menu for Mother’s Day, with dishes like Bonito carpaccio with roasted tea powder and cute Japanese bentos, along with free flow tea from UK tea company Newby (or sparkling, red or white wine if mum prefers something more fun). For more information, head here.

Personalised leather bags, by Coach.
25 Apr 2016

Personalised leather bags, by Coach.

Planning to get mum a new carryall? Try making it a little more personal. Coach is offering personalised services for selected leather goods at its Wisma Atria boutique, where you can monogram your mum’s initials, add a fun charm or even a scarf to create something that reflects mum’s personality. 

Venus pastry, $13, from Angelina.
25 Apr 2016

Venus pastry, $13, from Angelina.

Mums with a sweet tooth will be delighted by this pink treat. Venus has raspberry and lychee flavours, a crunchy crumble centre and rose-scented mousse. Exclusively made in celebration of Mother's Day, and available only from 4 to 8 May. Angelina is also holding a special Mother's Day flower arrangement workshop — check here for details. 


Guards & Friends adjustable apron, $65, by Cath Kidston.
24 Apr 2016

Guards & Friends adjustable apron, $65, by Cath Kidston.

Most of our mums cook for us, so show your appreciation by giving her something that will protect her from food splashes and splatters in the cutest way possible.

3-course Mother’s Day set lunch, $88++, at Nox — Dine in the Dark.
24 Apr 2016

3-course Mother’s Day set lunch, $88++, at Nox — Dine in the Dark.

Adventurous mums will LOVE this. Nox is Singapore’s only dine-in-the-dark restaurant, where people experience what it’s like to eat if you’re blind or visually-impaired. It’s usually only open for dinner, but for Mother’s Day, the restaurant is offering a special three-course lunch set. Dining in a pitch black room is definitely exciting, but you might want to check if mum is comfortable with this first. For more information, head here.

Sunglasses, $405, by Dolce & Gabbana.
24 Apr 2016

Sunglasses, $405, by Dolce & Gabbana.

This one’s for the super hip mum. Considering how warm and sunny it’s been, this would make an apt gift.

999 Pure Gold rose, 1 for $33 and 3 at $28 each, by Citigems.
23 Apr 2016

999 Pure Gold rose, 1 for $33 and 3 at $28 each, by Citigems.

When real flowers aren’t enough, get mum pretty roses made of gold. Considering how expensive regular flower bouquets will be over the Mother’s Day period, we say this is a pretty good alternative.

Memory book, $23.90, by Kikki. K.
23 Apr 2016

Memory book, $23.90, by Kikki. K.

If you’ve always wanted to let mum know how much you love her but don’t know where to start, pen down your thoughts in Kikki. K’s memory book. There are different pages that prompt you to write down your favourite memories with mum, the qualities you love about her, etc. Both you and mum will end up in tears.

Personalised surprise Mother’s Day gift box, from $68, by MerryMakr.
23 Apr 2016

Personalised surprise Mother’s Day gift box, from $68, by MerryMakr.

Need some helping picking out the perfect gift? Head to gift curation site MerryMakr to have one tailored made for your mum. All you have to do is describe what mum is like, add some personalised touches, and the MerryMakr crew will put together a gift box for you. Check it out here

Mums are probably the hardest people to go gift-shopping for, because what can you possibly give that would be enough for someone who gave you everything?

Here at ELLE, we get LOADS of emails on gift and dining ideas for Mother’s Day. So to help you (and ourselves) out, we’ve decided to put together all the ones we really, truly, honestly think would put a smile on our mums’ faces.

The result is a list of awesome gifts and celebration suggestions for every mother out there, no matter their personality and no matter your budget. We’re adding new items every day until the day before Mother’s Day (8 May, FYI), so click through the gallery above to start shopping!

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