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The ultimate Mother's Day gift guide

The best gifts for every type of mum 

The best gifts for Mum
The best gifts for Mum
21 Apr 2016

The best gifts for Mum

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, it’s never too early to start hunting down the perfect gift for the mum in your life, be it your wife, your mum friends, and of course, your own mums. Mothers give so much to their children, that it can be hard for them to shop for themselves, especially for the products that help them feel beautiful inside and out.

Keep reading to see our picks for the presents that will help the mum in your life feel perfectly pampered.

The most important women in our lives deserve nothing but the best – show your appreciation this Mother’s Day and gift them with an OSIM uDiva Classic. For more information, visit www.toggle.sg/iloveyoumum

OSIM uDiva Classic Massage Chair
OSIM uDiva Classic Massage Chair
21 Apr 2016

OSIM uDiva Classic Massage Chair

A couple of hours lounging in OSIM’s uDiva Classic Massage Chair sounds like the perfect reward to a busy day – and as a bonus, it’s compact, comfortable, and classy. Its Hybrid Power-Ball Massage Technology and Hyper-Power foot massage will send your mum to heaven while she’s watching TV, reading a book, or simply taking a breather. When not being used for massaging, the chair can also function as a small sofa or a relaxing lounger.

An ideal gift for…
Any and all mums, be it the new mum who hasn't slept in 6 weeks or the seasoned mum who wakes up at dawn to cook breakfast the family. We can guarantee you that they have all dreamed about ending the day with a leisurely massage. So this Mother's Day, take the usual spa voucher up a notch by getting her something that can ease the tension in her body literally every night for the rest of her life. It's the next best thing to a hug and an "I love you".

OSIM uDiva Classic: $91 a month based on a 24-month installment plan
Available in two colours: Mocha and Caramel

OSIM uGallop 2
OSIM uGallop 2
22 Apr 2016

OSIM uGallop 2

While the benefits of horseback riding have been recognised for thousands of years, mums rarely get the opportunity to enjoy this activity for themselves. Enter the OSIM uGallop 2, which lets you reap some of these benefits, such as strengthening of core muscles, toning, improved body posture, and low-impact aerobic exercise, within the comfort of your own home. 

An ideal gift for…
Mums who want to keep fit but would like a convenient alternative to the gym. These mums aren’t content to just end the day with a TV drama marathon like everyone else – they’re determined to tone up while they’re at it. After all, carrying a baby on one arm and a diaper bag on the other requires a certain level of fitness. 

OSIM uGallop 2
Retail Price: $699
Mother’s Day Special: $649
Based on 24-mth instalment plan, every day less than $1

 

Lush gift sets for mums
Lush gift sets for mums
21 Apr 2016

Lush gift sets for mums

Lush’s Mother’s Day gift sets are not only beautifully packaged, but they contain a variety of products that will help your mum feel like royalty in the shower. We recommend the Mum gift set, $85, which contains the Sakura bath bomb; Sunflower bubble bar; Ladybird bubble bar; Yummy Mummy shower cream; Respect Your Elders soap; Love and Light hand cream, 100g.

An ideal gift for…
Mums who need to recharge their batteries, or perhaps mums who are so busy stocking up on family-sized shampoo bottles and communal products that they’ve forgotten what it’s like to have their very own bar of soap.

Lush Mother’s Day gift sets range from $48 to $110 each

Urban Decay’s Naked Palette 3
Urban Decay’s Naked Palette 3
21 Apr 2016

Urban Decay’s Naked Palette 3

Supplement your roses with Urban Decay’s legendary rosy gold palette, which contains shades that are pretty much a no-brainer to apply.

An ideal gift for…
Mums who don’t have time to watch makeup tutorials on YouTube.

Urban Decay Naked Palette 3, $83

Limited Edition Gwen Stefani for Urban Decay
Limited Edition Gwen Stefani for Urban Decay
21 Apr 2016

Limited Edition Gwen Stefani for Urban Decay

Got a cool mum in your life? Help her feel even more like a rock star by giving her products designed by one of the most iconic female rockers around (who happens to be a cool mum herself!).

An ideal gift for…
Mums whose children’s unfamiliarity with No Doubt, Windows 95, and Y2K makes them even more nostalgic for the ‘90s.

Limited Edition Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette $85
Limited Edition Gwen Stefani Blush Palette $78
Limited Edition Gwen Stefani Lipstick in Wonderland $33

A buffet date at Carousel
A buffet date at Carousel
21 Apr 2016

A buffet date at Carousel

Sure, you’ll probably never be able to beat your mum’s cooking, so why not skip the kitchen adventures and treat her for a date at Carousel? The award-winning buffet restaurant’s Mother’s Day promotion, which takes place on 8 May, will include a sumptuous spread of Maine Lobsters, spanner crabs, and more. Mothers will also receive cupcakes and take photos with their loved ones at the Carousel photo booth during lunch.

An ideal gift for…
Mums who need a break from the kitchen.

The Mother’s Day special will be available during lunch from 12pm to 2pm at $70++, high tea from 3.30pm to 5.30pm at $55++ and dinner from 6.30pm to 9.30pm at $86++.

Anti-Aging products from Kiehl’s
Anti-Aging products from Kiehl’s
21 Apr 2016

Anti-Aging products from Kiehl’s

If you were a bit of a high-maintenance kid, give these to your mum with an apology attached: “Sorry for making you age ahead of your time.” All jokes aside, Kiehl’s Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate and Super Multi-Corrective Cream are among the brand’s Top 10 Customer Favorites, thanks to their effectiveness and suitability for sensitive skin.

An ideal gift for…
Sleep-deprived mums. Not everyone has time for a 10-step Korean skincare routine, so products as famously potent as these will help her feel like she’s gotten the job done without sacrificing some much-needed shut-eye in the morning.

Super Multi-Corrective Cream, $95
Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate, 50ml $98  

Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Gioia 2016 Mother’s Day Set
Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Gioia 2016 Mother’s Day Set
21 Apr 2016

Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Gioia 2016 Mother’s Day Set

Who DOESN’T need just a tiny bit of zest in the morning before feeling ready to conquer the day? Especially if you begin each day by taking care of everyone before taking care of yourself. Acqua Di Gioia’s soft minty notes, Italian “Limone Primo Fiore Femminello”, Water Jasmine, and earthy Cedarwood base not only awaken the senses, but they restore some of the sensuousness you lose during an endless cycle of cleaning soiled bibs and dirty diapers.

An ideal gift for…
Mums who would love to enjoy expensive, nice-smelling lotions, but who are too sensible to buy them for themselves.

Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Gioia 2016 Mother’s Day Set
Eau De Parum 100ml, Body Lotion 75ml, Pouch ($135)

Lunasol Limited Edition Skin Modeling Eyes Kit
Lunasol Limited Edition Skin Modeling Eyes Kit
21 Apr 2016

Lunasol Limited Edition Skin Modeling Eyes Kit

The words “simple” and “glitzy” sound like complete opposites until you behold this gorgeous little palette from Lunasol. The Skin Modeling Eyes 01 Beige Beige palette contains shades perfect for working mums, while the Shiny Pencil Eyeliner EX02 Shiny Brown and Treatment Gloss in Pure Coral Beige can help add a bit of drama to her look.

An ideal gift for…
An on-the-go mum. She’ll love the convenience of a makeup kit small enough to fit in her work purse (or even inside her coat pocket.)

Lunasol Limited Edition Skin Modeling Eyes Kit, $77

ETUDE HOUSE Real Powder Cushion
ETUDE HOUSE Real Powder Cushion
21 Apr 2016

ETUDE HOUSE Real Powder Cushion

Well, it looks like there really is a cushion compact for everyone. The Korean brand’s new Real Power Cushion sets itself apart by using an air-light powder conversion technology to convert the liquid formula into a matte powder finish upon application – and best of all, the cushion, which comes in Light Beige and Natural Beige, contains a 5-in-1 formula that combines a primer, BB Cream, concealer, powder pact and oil control powder inside a single product.

An ideal gift for…
The mum who has no time to reapply her makeup. Thanks to the Real Powder Cushion’s feathery matte finish and multi-function formula, she can go about all her errands without enduring the dreaded oily T-zone.

ETUDE HOUSE Real Powder Cushion, S$32, will be available from 1 May 2016 at ETUDE HOUSE stores island-wide. 

Spa Esprit’s Cheeky Chai Detox
Spa Esprit’s Cheeky Chai Detox
21 Apr 2016

Spa Esprit’s Cheeky Chai Detox

Don’t worry, we’re not talking about juicing, but about a lymphatic draining massage that will relieve water retention – followed by a warm mineral and paraffin wax mud treatment, which accelerate cell metabolism, relieve skin disorders, and exfoliate dead skin cells.

An ideal gift for…
The mum who is in desperate need for a nap. Not only will she get an hour and a half of uninterrupted sleep, but she’ll wake up looking more radiant than ever. Two birds with one stone!

Cheeky Chai Detox is available at all Spa Esprit outlets, priced at $251.45 for 105 minutes.

ghd’s Curve range
ghd’s Curve range
21 Apr 2016

ghd’s Curve range

Despite the stereotype about women letting themselves go, plenty of mums still make the time to curl their hair and go out for cocktails with their friends (or on romantic date nights with their husbands). Which is why they will love the UK’s legendary ghd Curve curling tongs, which use six sensors and patented tri-zone technology to keep the heat at 185°C – the ideal temperature for long-lasting style that does not damage your hair.

ghd Curve Creative Curl Wand, $330
Innovative tapered wand to create tousled and beachy texture on all hair lengths

ghd Curve Soft Curl Tong, $330 
Large barrel to create volume and tumbling soft waves on longer hair

An ideal gift for…
The mum who has FINALLY been able to grow her hair out after years with the short “mum haircut”.

High-tech luxury facials at Porcelain
High-tech luxury facials at Porcelain
21 Apr 2016

High-tech luxury facials at Porcelain

For the whole month of May, Porcelain will be giving a 30 per cent discount for two of its star treatments: the Proionic Facial and the Illuminate Facial. Time to book an appointment for mum!

An ideal gift for… 
The mum who has a bit of a nerdy streak. For skin brightening, wrinkle reduction, depigmentation, and eye area contouring, book the 90-minute Prioionic Facial, which uses a unique patented 448kHz long wave radio frequency to move ions through cell membranes and restore the skin’s natural ion balance, for an instant boost of youthfulness. Meanwhile, the 75-minute Illuminate Facial uses a 2-in-1 oxy-diamante microdermabrasion device from Florence, Italy followed by a Grape Wine Peel to brighten up tired skin.

$406.60 for a single session (before discount)

ORBIS Skin Active Serum
ORBIS Skin Active Serum
21 Apr 2016

ORBIS Skin Active Serum

Losing sleep can wreak havoc on your skin, causing sagginess, enlarged pores, and a persistent dullness – just ask anyone who’s spent weeks staying up to care for fussy babies and sick toddlers! If you know a mum like this one, first offer to cook her a meal (or five) – and then give her the ORBIS Skin Active Serum, a Japanese pore perfecting product that uses bilberry leaf, gromwell root and licorice root to minimise inflammation. Meanwhile, ingredients derived from the extract of seaweed carrageenan improve the skin texture and clear the buildup of dull skin.

An ideal gift for…
The mum who is low-maintenance with her own beauty routine despite being high-maintenance about her children. If this mum spends quite a bit of time outdoors, we would also recommend the ORBIS =U White Day Moisture, a dual-function day moisturiser with SPF30 PA+++ protection.  (Combination suncare and skincare products are truly a godsend when you’re in a rush!)

ORBIS Skin Active Serum, $45
ORBIS =U White Day Moisture, $52

Biotherm Aquasource Everplump
Biotherm Aquasource Everplump
21 Apr 2016

Biotherm Aquasource Everplump

Everyone says they want a skinny face…until life catches up with them and collagen production slows down, causing one’s face to look a little haggard. But what a lot of young (or young-ish) women don’t know is that dehydration, not just the natural aging process, can cause fine lines to appear. Enter the Aquasource Everplump, from bestselling European brand Biotherm, which uses hydrating agents to “plump” out fine lines. Additionally, the product’s Blue Hyaluron ingredient improves the skin’s ability to synthesise natural hyaluronic acid, which helps the skin retain moisture even under the hot Singapore sun.

An ideal gift for…
Thirtysomething sporty mums who fear fine lines but aren’t quite ready for anti-aging products. There’s a good reason this brand is so beloved by athletes – it absorbs quickly, feels cooling, and keeps your skin hydrated even while it’s losing moisture.

Biotherm Aquasource Everplump, $69, 50ml

Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses
Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses
21 Apr 2016

Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses

Nothing makes a woman feel LIKE A BOSS like a pair of rockin’ shades. We love Dolce & Gabbana’s retro-looking sunglasses, which add a bit of Old Hollywood glam to practically any outfit.

An ideal gift for…
Fashionable mums, or perhaps mums who are constantly squinting while running errands beneath the midday sun.

Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses, $310 from Luxottica

Yves Saint Laurent Beauté Mask-In-Crème
Yves Saint Laurent Beauté Mask-In-Crème
21 Apr 2016

Yves Saint Laurent Beauté Mask-In-Crème

How many mums would buy a luxury moisturiser for themselves? Certainly not ours, who don’t see the point of slathering their faces with expensive products when they can get “basically the same thing” in their neighbourhood pharmacy. So if you’d like to give your mum an extra special treat this year, check out Yves Saint Laurent Beauté Mask-in-Crème, which revitalises skin with ingredients from the pistil of a saffron flower. Believe it or not, you need 150 of these flowers to obtain 1 gram of this age-old ingredient. Plus, the product can be used as a cream, a mask, and a comforting balm (at the very least, our mums will see the appeal of something with three-in-one functionality!).

An ideal gift for…
Mums who have gone too long without receiving a mind-blowing Mother’s Day present.

YSL OR ROUGE Mask-In-Crème, $389

Crabtree & Evelyn Mother’s Day Gift Sets
Crabtree & Evelyn Mother’s Day Gift Sets
21 Apr 2016

Crabtree & Evelyn Mother’s Day Gift Sets

What mum doesn’t love Crabtree & Evelyn’s garden-inspired packaging? This year, the brand is offering three Mother’s Day Gift Sets, which will help turn a mum’s everyday routine into a much-needed pampering session. 

An ideal gift for…
Mums who prefer flowery things over flowers

Little Luxuries, $35 (Bath and Shower Gel, Body Lotion, and Hand Therapy) 
Relaxing Delights, $60-$78 (Bath and Shower Gel, Body Cream) 
Indulgent Essentials, $90-$120 (Bath and Shower Gel, Body Lotion, and Eau de Toilette)

Lancôme Blanc Expert Cushion Compact
Lancôme Blanc Expert Cushion Compact
21 Apr 2016

Lancôme Blanc Expert Cushion Compact

We’ve received complaints – er, anecdotes – from mum friends about kids knocking over their liquid foundation bottles (or using them like paint). If you know someone in this predicament, why not hand her the Lancôme Blanc Expert Cushion? Not only does its packaging look classier and more mature than some of its counterparts, but its formula produces a long-wear finish and protection from the sun.

An ideal gift for…
Mums who can’t be bothered with the hassle of applying liquid foundation.

Blanc Expert Cushion Compact High Coverage SPF 50+/PA+++, $55 (Single Refill Format)

Cheery homeware from Cath Kidston
Cheery homeware from Cath Kidston
21 Apr 2016

Cheery homeware from Cath Kidston

Tidying the house doesn’t have to be such a drag. Cheer up your mum friend with some of Cath Kidston’s adorable homeware!

An ideal gift for…
Domestic goddesses (especially the kind who love Instagramming their kitchen adventures)

Lace Hearts Double Oven Glove, $39
Guards & Friends Adjustable Apron, $65
Set of 2 Cavendish Tea Towels, $35
Set of 4 Little Leaves Side Plates, $73

Jewels from Goldheart
Jewels from Goldheart
21 Apr 2016

Jewels from Goldheart

Goldheart’s butterfly-inspired Enchanté collection would make a dazzling addition to any mother’s closet, as butterflies are a powerful symbol of life – and who knows more about life-giving than a mum? The pendants come in pink rhodolite, peridot, London blue topaz, and amethyst.

An ideal gift for…
The mummy who could use a little sparkle in her wardrobe.

Goldheart Enchanté pendants, from $398 (Special Mother’s Day promo)

Kinohimitsu Superfood+
Kinohimitsu Superfood+
21 Apr 2016

Kinohimitsu Superfood+

This multigrain nutritional beverage, which is fortified with prebiotic and lutein, offers tons of health benefits, including boosting the body’s immunity, strengthening bones, and lowering cholesterol levels. Best of all, it can be mixed into any liquid and or even used for making pancakes and waffles.

An ideal gift for…
Health nuts, or perhaps mums who are prone to catching their kids’ viruses.

Kinohimitsu Superfood+, $39.90, available at selected Watsons at $29.90

Uniqlo Liberty London Long Bra Dress
Uniqlo Liberty London Long Bra Dress
21 Apr 2016

Uniqlo Liberty London Long Bra Dress

Uniqlo’s highly-anticipated collection with the beloved British brand includes a series of super comfy bra dresses, which has built-in support for your bustline. We love how apt the floral designs are for the occasion!

An ideal gift for…
Mummies who don’t have the time or energy for bras.

Liberty London for UNIQLO Long Bra Dress, $49.90

Philosophy Ultimate Miracle Worker Emulsion
Philosophy Ultimate Miracle Worker Emulsion
21 Apr 2016

Philosophy Ultimate Miracle Worker Emulsion

Who doesn’t love a product that seemingly does everything? While it sounds impossible, the celebrated skincare and bodycare brand has done it with an anti-aging emulsion that offers full-spectrum protections against UVA, UVB, infrared, and visible light. Plus, it’s lightweight and comfortable in humid climates.

An ideal gift for…
Mums who are constantly outdoors, either because they love exercising or because they’re always taking their kids to the playground.

Philosophy Ultimate Miracle Worker Emulsion, $100 at Sephora

Mt. Sapola Succulent Diffuser
Mt. Sapola Succulent Diffuser
21 Apr 2016

Mt. Sapola Succulent Diffuser

In addition to giving the mummy in your life flowers, why not give her something that will smell nice for much longer? In addition to being aromatic, Mt. Sapola’s scenting clay Succulent Diffuser makes for a lovely centerpiece for any table. The product comes in three different flower designs – Pathum, Rosa Debay and Water Lily, so pick the one that best represents Mum and give it to her alongside a gorgeous bouquet.

An ideal gift for…
Mums who love going to the spa. Throw in a couple of essential oils, and she will feel more relaxed than ever.

Mt. Sapola Succulent Diffuser, $30.90

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