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Spotlight: Top 6 Mother's Day Gift Ideas

By Sophie Pettit 5 May 2016
Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and this is the year to step it up a notch. Forget the last-minute flowers, box of chocolates, and generic greeting card. We say go that extra mile to show your gratitude by giving her a creative treat to remember. Whatever your budget, these great ideas will show your mama just how much you cherish her.

1. Grow an Indoor Garden

plant Whether your mum has a passion for cooking, or simply loves to feel connected with nature, Hong Kong based company Okidome has come up with a brilliant idea to bring indoor gardening to our homes. The Eden Suction Planter ($148 at 10% discount) is the first plant pot that attaches securely to windows, smooth tiles, and even your fridge, so you can grow plants without cluttering up your kitchen worktops - perfect if your mum loves to cook with fresh herbs, or fancies a minty mojito. Each pot can hold up to 5kg and is easy to attach and remove without the need for glue or screws. It also has a removable inner pot with a hidden reservoir for easy watering. Practical and fun - we love it! Why not build her a living wall by nestling a set of them together?

2. Buy Her Edible Flowers

edible For petals that definitely won't wilt, treat your mum to this beautiful Limited Edition Edible Bouquet of flowers created by the talented team at Invisible Kitchen. Hand made from healthy dehydrated, raspberry-infused pineapple slices, the delicately crafted beauties are sure to win her heart - and stomach! Chocolate pops coated in raspberry powder are the finishing touches for the bouquet, which is delivered in a rose pink flower box for the perfect sweet surprise. This gift is available for delivery on May 6, 7, and 8, and all Localiiz readers can enjoy a special 30% discount ($420)! Simply quote the code: Localiiz when you place your order via email [email protected] or on the phone (+852) 2711 5788.

3. Take Her to Brunch

brunch cake

What better way to catch up with mom than over a delicious European feast and glass of bubbly in a sophisticated setting? For one day only (May 8), The Peninsula Hotel is teaming up with local charity KELY Support Group to present the Mother's Day Charity Brunch. Hosted by renowned comedian Vivek Mahbubani, the afternoon promises to deliver laughs a plenty, along with raffles and silent auction to raise funds for the charity's drug and alcohol prevention and education programmes to help young people in Hong Kong. With head chef of Felix at The Peninsula, Yoshiharu Kaji, at the helm, this is set to be one classy affair that every mother deserves. Click here for more information.

Meanwhile, Cafe Deco Group is pulling out all the stops to give lucky mums a feast to remember by offering a special Mother's Day Dinner menu at several of their top eateries on May 8. Lap up the spectacular 270-degree view of Victoria Harbour at Watermark whilst tucking into its delectable 4-course menu ($398 per person), or kick back and relax at the cosy Peak Cafe Bar in Olympian City and  enjoy the Mother’s Day Semi Buffet ($138 per person). Health conscious mums will love the 3-course menu serving up fresh Norwegian Salmon and cheeky Fresh Berries Pavlova with Vanilla Sauce (pictured above) at German hot spot Berliner ($188 per person), while mums with a sweet tooth will go wild for the hot, fluffy pancakes paired with the antipasti buffet at the Cafe Deco Pizzeria Mother’s Day Brunch ($288 per person). Is your mouth watering yet?

Read more! Don't forget to check out the 12 Best Free-Flow Brunch Buffets.

4. Treat Her to a Massage

mandarin massage Let your mom really put her feet up by treating her to a spa day or treatment - luckily we are not short on choice in this thriving city! Award-winning spa Sense of Touch has designed three special packages to pamper your hard-working mom. Treat her like a queen with Delightful Mom ($1,480/2hrs), which combines a hydrating facial, express manicure, and express pedicure, as well as moisturiser to continue the pampering back at home. Or join her for the Indulgent Mom and Daughter package ($1,880/1hr for two) and enjoy each others’ company as you indulge in a customised facial or tension relief massage, followed by your choice of an express pedicure or express manicure, and rounded off with a $300 product credit. Alternatively, let her be pampered with her choice of favourite treatment of ageing repair facial, de-stress massage, relaxing nail session, detoxifying body treatment, or waxing with the Blissful Mom package ($2,460). Meanwhile, new mothers will be swept away by the Mummy Moments post-natal treatment available at The Mandarin Spa from May 8 onwards. The spa is inviting those with tiny tots to experience a 60 minute post-natal massage ($1,400 on weekdays and $1,500 on weekends) or extended 90 minute treatment ($1,800 on weekdays or $1,900 on weekends) that also features a results-driven abdominal binding treatment ($490) developed in partnership with Karen Loke, founder of Restoring Mums. It might sound a bit radical, but both treatments are holistic methods to help mothers return to pre-baby shape after welcoming their new arrival into the family. A perfect way to relax, renew, and recharge. Contact the spa to make reservations.

5. Whip Her Up a Home Cooked Meal


She’s dished up countless dinners for you over the years so why not turn the tables this time and let mom pull up a chair as you get busy in the kitchen preparing a delicious home-cooked meal. Don’t worry if you’re no Gordon Ramsay because the savvy chefs at Secret Ingredient have sourced all the ingredients and guidelines you need to create a light and unforgettable feast. Their Spring Mother’s Day Special recipe features Jerk Marinated Chicken, Yellow Rice, and Roasted Pineapple Salsa with Chopped Salad, and is available for either four or eight people at $550 and $1,000 respectively. Why not top it off with their special Eric Kayser Tarte Tatin dessert ($50) made with pecan nut crumble, whipped white chocolate genache, and caramelised apple. What better way to impress mom than by whipping up a feast to remember?

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6. Throw Her a Tea Party

cake Nothing says "I love you mum" more than a surprise party and a room full of delightful decorations! If you are looking to throw a little tea party at home, then Swoon Soirées has got you covered. From fancy, floral bunting and pretty cupcake liners, to colourful garlands and vintage cake stands, their new Mother's Day party ware collection has all the trimmings for a quaint celebration with your special lady. Now all you need to do is bake a cake ... or buy one (we won't judge!). Plus, all Localiiz readers can enjoy a special 10% discount when they use the code: localiiz10.
Read more! Take your mama out this Mother's Day to one of these top Bars Under the Stars, or treat her to a meal at on of these restaurants we have recently reviewed.

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Sophie Pettit


Sophie is always on the lookout for a great story and her next big adventure and loves nothing more than discovering the city’s hidden gems—and most delicious cocktails. When she’s not exploring new places, she’s off travelling and ticking countries off her bucket list.