If you’re haven’t already bought something for Mother’s Day, you are running out of time. However, don’t fret — we’ve sorted gift ideas according to lifestyle and personality types: the busy multi-tasker who is always juggling work, family, and social life, the cool mother who happens to be your best friend, the jet-setting entrepreneur, the one woman who has it all, and of course, the overbearing mother-in-law.
You know who she is, from a full-time job to the parent-teacher conference. She’s never late and seems to have everything under control. Beneath that polished facade is a well-oiled machine who needs her things to work as hard and efficiently as she does.
Clockwise from left to right: Style Theory package (starting from S$69/month); HiMirror multitasking mirror in mini 16G (US$119); Christian Dior book tote in embroidered canvas (S$4,300, available in stores); STAUD Davey belted gabardine jumpsuit (US$262); Donal’s Meals in Minutes cookbook (S$64); EUFY RoboVac 30C robotic vacuum with voice control (US$330); THIS WORKS The Big Sleep gift set (US$70); Shiatsu back shoulder and neck massager with heat function (US$70); Bottega Veneta low-top leather sneakers in Intrecciato (S$975); and Erno Laszlo Hydra-Therapy memory sleep mask (S$135).
She’s the first one you’ll ring to share good news, or someone to lean on and rant to when the proverbial hits the fan. You actually want to go on vacation with her because she’ll raise the roof with you from Bali to Berlin, and is a better wingwoman than your other BFFs. For the lady you’ll share anything and everything with, clue her in on fashion’s labels of the moment, the buzziest beauty brands and, the arty, young jeweller to know with these key picks.
Clockwise from top left: 4 Moncler Simone Rocha Lolly quilted-down jacket ($3,015); Dr. Barbara Sturm Calming Serum (US$260); Anne Manns silver- and gold-plated earrings (US$538);, TVF crepe maxi dress (US$298); Maison Margiela Replica Lazy Sunday Morning scented candle (S$71); The Wolseley Collection silver-plated tea set (S$629); Loewe Paula’s Ibiza leather-trimmed raffia tote (US$418); Pandora knotted heart bracelet (S$179); Drunk Elephant Shaba complex eye serum (S$86); Danse Lente Lorna mini leather bucket bag (US$482).
Who says you can’t have it all, and take your family with you? From art class to business class, the high-powered, jet-setting mum needs practicality at 7000 feet in the air without sacrificing luxe or comfort. A tall order, gifting wise. For her, multi-tasking makeup is the way to go while roomy totes and functional luggage are already part of her vernacular. Offer her subtle upgrades that’ll make the journey even more enjoyable and you’re ready for taking off this Mother’s day.
Clockwise from left to right: Rimowa essential lite in cabin size ($750, available in stores); Chanel Les Beiges Water-Fresh tint (S$106); Chanel Beiges Healthy Glow lip balm (S$52); Chanel Beiges Healthy Glow sheer powder ($82); Bottega Veneta The Pouch 20 in Velvet Calf Intrecciato (S$2,000); Kate Spade New York Scallop touchscreen smartwatch 2 in rose gold (S$579, available in stores); Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 Truly wireless earphones (US$533); GHD glide hot brush (S$275); Joanna Czech facial massager (US$186.10); Fendi Peekaboo regular pocket leather bag (S$7,520); Valentino Escape Rockstud leather slides (S$860).
The Mom Who Owns Everything
She’s elegant. She’s sophisticated. She’s someone that you always dreamt to be growing up. From her style to lifestyle, she is always at the top of her game and you probably dreamt of stealing pieces from her wardrobe (or already did). Opt for this season’s newest arrivals for this impeccable woman who has it all.
Clockwise from left to right: Anissa Kermiche X Breast Cancer Now Jugs Jug (S$625), Alighieri gold-plated and glass earrings (US389), Cartier Clash de Cartier ring – small in rose gold (S$2920), Cartier Clash de Cartier necklace – medium in rose gold (S$4850), La Mer Facial Treatment at Ritz Carlton Hotel (price starting from S$120 onwards), Gucci Zumi small top-handle leather handbag (S$4270), Saint Laurent Kate small bag in grain de Poudre embossed leather printed with Jour (S$2840), Hermès Twilly d’Hermès perfume 85ml (S$225), Dior Backstage universal neutral lip palette (S$85), Chanel J12 watch in white highly resistant ceramic and steel (S$8150) and Burberry Unicorn print silk square scarf (S$560).
The Overbearing Mother-In-Law
When it comes to the typical overbearing mother-in-law, a little restraint on the tongue goes a long way. Whatever grudges you may bear towards her (and if they were things that you have been wanting to preach to her), Mother’s Day is your only chance to iron out these discords — in the most passive and aggressive of ways, of course.
Here, we picked a book penned by a Zen Buddhist teacher. He touches on the importance of stress management and living harmoniously with others. Then, there’s a multi-function robot cleaner if household chores happens to be the mother of all evils. Otherwise, hit Swarovski boutiques for statement and bling earrings if she has a big personality. For the beauty-conscious, opt for a limited edition Dyson Supersonic hair dryer set (comes with a brush and comb) or an unlimited facial membership with IDS Aesthetic.
From left: “The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down” (S$19); rose gold (S$299) and silver (S$179)toned earrings by Swarovski; vacuum and wet mop robot by Philips (S$359); Dyson’s signature Supersonic hair dryer with a limited edition hair brush and comb (S$599); an unlimited facial membership (S$450) with the aesthetic clinic, IDS.