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Mother’s Day 2018: Last-Minute Gifts For Every Type Of Mum

Whether you’re a mum who wants to pamper yourself with a little something something or a dad/offspring wanting to show appreciation to the queen in your life, these thoughtful gifts are the perfect thing to say ‘I love you’ – the material way. Scroll through the gallery below to check out our top picks for presents all Singaporean mothers will definitely adore.

For mums who love to smile

At $319 a pop, the Philip’s Sonicare DiamondClean Sonic Electric Toothbrush HX9312/04 may seem wildy unnecessary – till you spot mum’s sparkling, confident smile that is. The ultra luxe toothbrush features Sonicare tech that removes up to seven times more plaque than a manual toothbrush, improves gum health, and comes with various modes such as Polish, Sensitive and Gum Care to ensure a deep clean using sonic vibration. And it comes with a USB travel case and stylish charger glass for easy use while travelling, perfect for mums on the go!

Purchase the Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Smart Sonic Electric Toothbrush HX9924/46 ($319) here.

For the mum who loves a perfect blow out

From intelligent heat control to ensure mum’s tresses will always be protected from damage, to a fast-drying feature that saves precious minutes in the morning, the Dyson Supersonic is the holy grail of hairdryers. As if mum needs more reason to love this game-changing product, snag the Mother’s Day Gift Edition to receive it in a limited edition pale rose case that’ll look utterly gorgeous on her dressing table.

Dyson Supersonic Iron/Fuchsia with pale rose gift edition case retails for $599. Head here for more info.

For the beauty-obsessed mum

What better way to reward makeup- and skincare-loving mothers than with a Sephora giftcard? The mothership of beauty stores in Singapore is stocked with seemingly endless shelves of cosmetics, skincare and other beautifying tech that’ll definitely paint a smile on mum’s lips.

Plus, from now till 13 May, look out for Sephora’s Flower Bar Pop-up for a chance to create your very own customised bouquet. A $50 purchase will get you a single bloom, while a purchase of over $100 allows you to personalise your bouquet with the wide selection of flowers available. Additionally, purchases of over $120 at Sephora’s physical and online stores will score you a Swarovski charm – $200 purchases or more will get the full set of four charms, while stocks last!

*The Sephora Flower Bar Pop-up will be at the selected stores at these timings: 

  • 11 May, Friday: Available at Sephora stores at Westgate, VivoCity, Great World City and SuntecCity from 3pm to 8pm.
  • 12 May, Saturday: Available at Sephora stores at ION Orchard, Ngee Ann City, Marina Bay Sands, and Bugis+ from 12pm to 5pm.
  • 13 May, Sunday: Available at Sephora stores at ION Orchard, Tampines 1, NEX, and Plaza Singapura from 12pm to 5pm.

For the fit mum

Keep up your mum’s fitness motivation by gifting her a sleek Apple Watch Series 3! Whether it’s going to the gym, for a run or to the gym, this smartwatch tracks it all. And with it coming with cellular data function, mum will always be able to stay connected even without having her phone with her.  

The Apple Watch Series 3 GPS + Cellular retails from $598 onwards. Head here for more info.

For the tech-savvy mum

Tech lovers will agree that the Google Home series packs a punch. But for a subtle touch at home, gift mum the doughnut-sized Google Home Mini. The smart speaker will keep her updated with the news and the weather, chart her commute and allow easy control over the smart home without her having to lift a finger.

The Google Home Mini retails for $79. Head here for more info.

For the mum who loves her bling

Jewellery is a go-to gift for sure. This Mother’s Day, pamper mum in decadence with Lee Hwa Jewellery’s timeless collection. This year’s range features matching jewellery pieces for mother and daughter and is specially curated for a timeless appeal (it’ll never go out of style). We’ve got our eye on the classic designs of the Forevermark Black Label pieces, comprising two rings and a necklace to represent a mother’s unconditional love.

Shop the Mother’s Day Collection at Lee Hwa Jewellery Boutiques island wide.

For the mum who loves to keep organised

Swedish stationary designer kikki.K has carved out a reputation for their gorgeous gifts and organisational solutions, which are all perfect for the mother who loves keeping her nest stylish yet functional. If it’s hard to pick a single present from their Mother’s Day 2018 collection, which features an assortment of floral designed gifts and paper products, why not slide a gift card her way instead?

kikki.K’s Mother’s Day Collection 2018 is available at their ION, Raffles City, Vivocity branches and online at www.kikki-k.com

For the mum that loves to read

Feed your resident bookworm with a subscription of curated reads that arrive on the dot every month! Start out by picking a BooksActually Elf that reminds you most of mum based on their recommendations and reading profiles, and the folks over at BooksActually will send over a handpicked book along with a little gift that’ll complement mum’s reading experience!

BooksActually subscription boxes are available in three-, six, and 12-month memberships, from $129 onwards. More information here.

 

For the mum that loves snacking

Indulge mum’s sweet tooth with treats all the way from the Land of the Rising Sun! This monthly subscription box contains fun and unique candy sourced “from the best, most obscure places” in Japan, and includes drinks and the odd-DIY edible. Each month, one lucky subscriber will receive the Sugoi Crate, a giant prize crate filled with anything from gaming consoles to oversized candies and collectibles.

If sweets aren’t what you’re looking for, take your pick from three other subscription boxes: the Doki Doki crate (includes kawaii-themed items), Umai Crate (packs unique Japanese instant noodles), and Kira Kira Crate (contains full-sized Japanese beauty products). Talk about the ultimate care package!

Prices for Japan Crate subscriptions start from $25 per month onwards. Click here for more info.

For the mum who’s always on the go

Inspired by Sakura season, the Beoplay E8 earphones have been launched in a gorgeous powder pink hue that’ll fit right into mum’s colour palette. Packing a four-hour playtime in one charge, these handy in-ear headphones deliver high quality sound along with a user-friendly touch interface. Plus, this special edition arrives with a convenient charger case and extra ear-tips (five!) so mum will never be caught out.

Purchase the B&O PLAY Beoplay E8 Powder Pink Special Edition ($429) here.

For the mum that loves to travel

Equip the jet-setting mum with a sturdy and stylish companion – we’ve got our eye on the IUIGA Full Aluminium Magnesium Alloy in Rose Gold! This gorgeous cabin-sized luggage is quite a steal at $159; it hails from the same manufacturer as Samsonite, and traditionally retails for $788. Mum will be very pleased at this bargain indeed.

Purchase the IUIGA Full Aluminum Magnesium Alloy ($159) here.

For the mum who needs her beauty sleep

Help your leading lady get an extra good night of rest by gifting her the Ultrasonic Aroma Mist. Featuring relaxing ultrafine mist and soft white ambient light, it’s designed to bring users optimum relaxation and therapeutic benefits.

Purchase the Ultrasonic Aroma Mist Diffuser ($29.90) here.

For the mum with the green thumb

The ideal garden for millennial mums, the Click & Grow Smart Garden 3 harnesses specially developed Smart Soil and built-in sensors to ensure plants get the optimal configuration of water, oxygen and nutrients needed to thrive. All this, at zero effort!

Purchase the Click & Grow Smart Garden 3 ($169) here.