28 – yes, 28 – Mother’s Day gift ideas for every price point (that aren't flowers)
With this extensive list of beauty and fashion suggestions, "I don't know what to get her" won't be a viable excuse. Send our regards to Mum.
Mark your calendars – Mother’s Day is on Sunday (May 9). If you’ve already bought Mummy Dearest a present, good on you. For the rest who are still clueless on where to begin showing your love, CNA Lifestyle has rounded up gifts for every price point. Add a pretty bow and you’re good to go call on Mum.
SEPHORA MANICURE SET, S$18
For the mother who has no time to head out to the nail salon.
MUYU FAN EARRINGS, S$46
No budget for jade? These natural beads work just as well.
VERDURE LED HAIR REGROWTH SCALP ACTIVATOR, S$48
Has Mum been complaining about a loss in hair volume? Then waste no time in introducing her to this nifty gadget. It uses an LED light therapy to “wake up” hair follicles, eliminate bacteria on the scalp, regulate sebum production, and fight oxidative damage that causes premature ageing and hair loss.
B SKIN FLAWLESS FINISH PERFECTING LOOSE POWDER, S$49 (30G)
Infused with honey and royal jelly, this skin-loving powder locks in moisture while stimulating collagen growth.
DIOR BEAUTY ROUGE DIOR LIPSTICK, S$56
Not all red lipsticks are created equal. This one – 999 velvet – has an extra-matte velvet finish. But unlike other matte lippies, it comes infused with floral lip care ingredients such as red peony extract, to enhance her lips day after day.
Available at Dior Beauty boutiques.
RE:ERTH REJUVENATING HAND TREATMENT, S$60 (30ML)
Not only does this cream hydrate, it's got encapsulated pure retinol and Japanese white turmeric root extract to increase rejuvenation.
DRUNK ELEPHANT THE LITTLES HAIR + BODY KIT 2.0, S$69 FROM SEPHORA
Like a daycay in a kit, this limited edition pack nourishes, cleanses and moisturises Mum from head to toe. There’s even a bag to hold everything.
SULWHASOO OVERNIGHT VITALIZING MASK, S$73 (120ML)
Yes, Mum can wake up to a better skin effortlessly. Apply, sleep and voila.
Available at Sulwhasoo boutiques.
CLARINS UV PLUS [5P] ANTI-POLLUTION SPF 50/PA+++, S$76
Besides just blocking out harmful UV rays, this one also blocks out pollution.
UNDER ARMOUR WOMEN’S ARMOUR HIGH CROSSBACK HEATHER SPORTS BRA, S$79
The idea is to keep Mum’s, erm, girls supported while working out and her looking good while doing so.
KIELH’S CLEARLY CORRECTIVE DARK SPOT SOLUTION, S$94 (30ML)
This miracle worker will no doubt give Mum a hand at clearing up her pigmentation. This fast-acting serum diminishes dark spots and evens out skin tone.
DIPTYQUE MYRRHE SCENTED CANDLE, S$95 (190G)
Inspired by the shape and detailing of vintage marmalade jars, this new fragrance of vibrant basil, juicy lychee and delicate rose is after Mum’s own heart.
CHANTECAILLE EAU DE ROSE DE MAI PURE ROSEWATER, S$126 (100ML)
Just one spritz of this pure Rose de Mai water and even the most tired-looking skin will seem refreshed.
Available at Chantecaille stores.
SHU UEMURA FEARLESS CREW PREMIUM BRUSH SET, S$128
Help Mum perfect her makeup with this limited edition set of four mini makeup brushes.
FILORGA TIME-FILLER BASIC COFFRET, S$130.40, FROM LAZADA
For the uninitiated, this French aesthetic medicine laboratory has been developing and producing injectable products used by aestheticians the world over since 1978. This coffret set contains the marque’s non-surgical expertise that allegedly has the ability to stop time in its tracks. Its patented peptide is said to stimulate the synthesis of collagen and hyaluronic acid.
ONITSUKA DENTIGRE STRAP SANDALS, S$229
Has Mum tire of her Fit Flop? This lightweight yet rugged pair has a clever hook-and-loop fastener design that makes it easy to slip on and off.
Available at Onitsuka boutiques.
SK-II FACIAL TREATMENT ESSENCE TOKYO GIRL LIMITED EDITION, S$300 (230ML)
This facial essence needs no introduction. Celebrity fans cannot get enough of its skin-loving miracle juice that contains 50 micro-nutrients like vitamins, minerals, amino acids and organic acids. For a limited time, this good old classic comes in two special editions that are inspired by the kimono worn by Japanese women. Kawaii-neh.
Available at all SK-II counters.
SISLEY PHYTOBUSTE + DECOLLETE, S$320
Infused with intensive bust firming phyto-complex of centella asiatica and walnut tree extracts, it sculpts and tones from the first application.
Available at Sisley stores.
FOREO UFO 2, S$428, FROM SEPHORA
This updated version of the Foreo UFO features a full spectrum LED light that helps skin rejuvenation; thermo therapy that helps infuse ingredients from the mask into skin; cryo therapy that helps reduce the appearance of pores and patented T-sonic pulsations to boost skin’s radiance.
HERMES APPLE AIRTAG KEY RING, S$519
Wouldn’t you just kick yourself if you lost your Apple AirTag before it can help you find your misplaced item? To prevent that from happening, especially to Mum, secure her AirTag with this stylish key ring fashioned out of Barenia or Swift calfskin.
COACH TABBY TOP HANDLE BAG, S$650
An updated classic that is equal parts sensible and playful. Its petite size is designed for crossbody action.
LOUIS VUITTON BLANCA SUNGLASSES, S$660
This oversized pair comes in a universally flattering shape and size that creates the illusion of a smaller face. You’ll likely be borrowing these from Mum right after Mother’s Day.
GIVENCHY CUT OUT IPHONE POUCH IN BOX LEATHER, S$790
If her iPhone is her life then score brownie points by gifting her a tres, tres chic hands-free pouch to dress it up with.
PRADA WALLET WITH SHOULDER STRAP, S$915
Does Mum always misplace her wallet? This one has a strap so she can wear it. You can be sure she will never lose her purse again.
CHANEL CARD HOLDER WITH CHAIN, S$1,600
This classy lambskin holder is an instant upgrade for Mum’s Merdeka card. This season, the marque’s small leather goods come with a little extra touch – a bow adorned with a camelia, Gabrielle Chanel’s favourite flower.
GUCCI GG MULTICOLOUR MID-HEEL PUMP, S$1,220
What better way to put Mum’s best foot forward. The multi-colour design goes with right about anything in her wardrobe.
Available at Gucci Boutiques.
CARTIER TANK SOLO WATCH, S$3,550
Do your part to help Mum keep her ship running like clockwork by gifting her with this dainty number that will no doubt sit perfectly on her tiny wrist. The Tank Solo’s option for interchangeable straps adds a fun twist to a time-honoured Cartier classic – besides trusty black, there’s also taupe brown, orange, lapis lazuli blue and fuchsia to pick from.