5 May, 2014
Eat & Drink

Sassy’s Guide to Mother’s Day in Hong Kong!

5 May, 2014

It’s that time of the year again, when we show some appreciation to the leading ladies in our lives! That’s right, it’s Mother’s Day in Hong Kong this coming Sunday, and to make your life a little bit easier we’ve put together the best Mother’s Day events, gifts and treats. Flowers and chocolates may cut it, but if you really want to push the boat out, then why not spoil your mum with a stylish clutch from Kotur, or a pampering sesh at the Hyatt Regency’s Melo Spa? Treating your mama to a meal is a great way to show how much you appreciate her, and it’s the perfect way to get the family together. That’s why we’ve also rounded up the best food and beverage happenings for you to wine and dine her with!





sassy_no_voucherGift Flowers
Who doesn’t love a beautiful bouquet of flowers? Surprise your mum with one of these stunning arrangements from Gift Flowers this Mother’s Day. The Gift Flowers HK signature basket with Roses, Sea Lavender and Dianthus Chinensis is a gorgeous, colourful basket (right image) that is sure to wow her. Step it up another level with the Pink Eustoma Arrangement (left image) that comes with a one hour Elemis Skin Specific Facial at The Skin Gym! The facial will help to restore, hydrate and revive her skin, and she can choose from either the Fruit Active Glow, Exotic Moisture Dew or the Herbal Lavender Repair. Now that’s one bunch of flowers your mum is sure to love!

How much: $1,499 for the Pink Eustoma Arrangement and one hour Elemis Skin Specific Facial from The Skin Gym. $899 for the signature Roses, Sea Lavender and Dianthus Chinensis flower basket.

Check out the Mother’s Day arrangements from Gift Flowers HK here!



TREE and flowers from the heart 
Brighten up your mama’s day with some floral fancies from TREE’s flagship store in Ap Lei Chau! We usually love TREE for their chic, eco-friendly furniture, but they’ve also got some cute potted plants and floral arrangements that are set in sleek ceramic pots available specially for Mother’s Day. If your mum loves flowers, you can even sign her up for a flower subscription plan from TREE for regular floral deliveries… that’s one way to keep her happy for the whole year!

Where: Horizon Plaza Flagship TREE Store, 28/F, Horizon Plaza, Ap Lei Chau, Hong Kong; 2870 2118. See here for all store locations
How much: Flowers start from $520. Email flowers@tree.com.hk for more info!


Ellermann Kotur
Boutique florist Ellermann has teamed up with elegant clutch designer Fiona Kotur to create some chic gift hampers for Mother’s Day. The Northern Lights hamper includes an arrangement of peonies, lotus pods, mini orchids, and of course, the stylish Northern Lights yellow clutch. The Social Butterfly hamper is adorned with purple flowers and Kotur’s Social Butterfly clutch — a fun and flirty pink accessory!

Where: Ellermann Boutique, Shop 236, Level 2, Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong & G/F, 36 Tung Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
How much: The Northern Lights gift hamper is $4,300, the Social Butterfly hamper is $3,900. Take a look at the full collection here.

Ellermann x Papinee
Don’t get any ordinary bouquet of flowers for Mother’s Day! Ellermann has also put together two extra-special hampers with accessory brand Papinee. The Hat Box Hamper includes a bouquet of purple or white flowers in a fabric-covered hat box with an Animalia toy horse, while the Tote Bag Hamper includes flowers and a trendy Papinee tote bag.

Where: Ellermann Boutique, Shop 236, Level 2, Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong & G/F, 36 Tung Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
How much: Both hampers are $1,500, with the option to add more gifts starting from $90. Take a look at the full collection here.


The Candle Company
For mamas who like to relax, the limited edition Saffron Rose from The Candle Company makes a great gift. With notes of ginger, rose, patchouli and saffron, the exotic fragrance is also available as a reed diffuser, perfect for perfuming your mum’s living room! The famed candle store also has gift sets available, including ones with French lavender and white jasmine fragrances, and a ginger lily gift pack. If you’re looking for something a little more luxurious, the champagne rose and French lavender home fragrance gift set is your go-to gift.

Where: The Candle Company, 11 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Saffron Rose candles start from $60, gift sets are on sale from $380

Melo Spa
There’s nothing sweeter than a spa day for Mother’s Day! The Floral Embracing Journey at Melo Spa includes a 25-minute body scrub, a 55-minute regenerating facial and a 55-minute aroma massage that will make your mum feel truly pampered. Two guests booking at the same time will get a complimentary aroma therapy bath, so you can sneak in a spa stint too!

When: Ongoing until the end of May
Where: Hyatt Regency Sha Tin, 18 Chak Cheung Street, Sha Tin, Hong Kong
How much: $1,998 per person

The Nail Library
Treat your mum to a mani at one of the coolest nail salons in town! The Nail Library in Sheung Wan and The Loft in Central are offering their signature manis and shellac manis at only $250 and $380 respectively for their ‘every Mother deserves a bit of colour on her nails’ package! Alternatively you can treat yourselves to the ‘Mother & Daughter Pampering Session Pedi package’ which includes The Nail Library’s signature pedicure at only $700 for both you and your mum. A great excuse to pamper your mama and yourself…

When: Available from 5-11 May (inclusive). Appointments essential! Quote the packages when booking.
Where: The Nail Library, G/F, 6 Po Hing Fong, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, 2803 2290; The Loft by The Nail Library, Level 2, 26 Cochrane Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2618 8623


The Peninsula Boutique
Looking to keep things simple with a box of chocolates? The Peninsula goes a step ahead this year with a box of heart-shaped decadent artisanal pralines with sesame and yuzu, hand-crafted by resident chocolatiers. Give mum something special with sweet treats from one of Hong Kong’s finest hotels.

Where: The Peninsula Hong Kong, Salisbury Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: $180 for a 96g box of chocolates

Alexandre de Paris
Spruce up your mum’s summer look with floral and feminine hair accessories! The pieces from the Spring/Summer 2014 Alexandre de Paris collection are stunning, and will added a subtle elegance to your mum’s ‘do. From now until 11 May, you’ll receive two plain micro clips with a purchase of $500 or more.

Where: Alexandre de Paris, Shops 29&30, G/F, 11-19 Great Georges Street; 27-47 Paterson Street, Fashion Walk, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
How much: Starting from $1,260. Spend more than $500 and receive two plain micro clips.


Cath Kidston
Iconic vintage-style brand, Cath Kidston, is known for retro-inspired prints and a classic English style. Fans of the brand will be happy to note that all items in the “Perfect Gifts for Mum” section are 10% off this Mother’s Day! Treat yourself to one of their handbag or household accessories as well, with 20% off two or more items.

When: Ongoing until 11 May
Where: Shop 8, G/F, Empire Court, 2 & 4 Hysan Avenue, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

Shoes and bags – two things every woman loves! Hogan has got some great patent leather bags in a variety of colours, perfect for the spring and summer seasons. And while we’re well past the days of matching our bags and shoes, the fashion brand has patent leather heels in similar colours as well… a great way to spoil your mum this Mother’s Day.

Where: Hogan, Shop 2087, Podium Level 2, IFC mall, Central, Hong Kong


LaLa Curio
This new store is stacked full of cool, unique knick knacks that are perfect for a thoughtful Mother’s Day gift. Their special Mother’s Day Gift Sets include vintage jewellery boxes, funky bone-inlay photo frames and more. You can make this gift extra special by taking advantage of LaLa Curio’s monogram etching service too! Better yet, they’ll wrap it up in beautifully hand-drawn wrapping paper and they’ll include a complimentary card. Don’t forget to check out the unique jewellery on offer too… you might end up treating yourself as well as your mum!

Where: G/F, 1 Sau Wa Fong, Wan Chai, Hong Kong; 2528 6577 (look out for their PMQ store opening soon!)
How much: $580-$680 for a Vintage jewellery box with bevelled glass and intricate ornate metal frame (includes complimentary Monogram Etching service on glass lid), add a floral arrangement of white and pink french roses or pink carnations for an additional $300. $260-$380 for a bone-inlay photo frame with complimentary photo printing service of you and your mum!

For the jet-setting mother, a new set of trendy luggage is a spot-on gift! And with Tumi’s colourful luggage pieces, your mum will easily be able to spot her case from a mile away at the baggage claim. There are matching accessories for mum’s tech gadgets as well, ensuring she looks well put together as she breezes through immigration.

Where: Tumi, Shop 2010, Level 2, ifc mall, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Travel accessories start from $620


Crabtree & Evelyn
We love the quality of the beauty products from this reliable brand, and we’re sure your mum would too! Crabtree & Evelyn is the perfect place to pick up a beautiful gift set for your mama. Their new lip care collection will keep your mum’s lips looking lush, and if you really want to treat her why not splash out on the Pear and Pink Magnolia Collection? They’ve even teamed up with the W Hotel to create some stunning desserts inspired by this collection at their chic bistro, KITCHEN. Beauty products and sweet treats – how could she not love it?

Where: Find your nearest branch here.

Sal y Limon
Jewellery really is a woman’s best friend, and appropriate for mums of all ages! Trendy Swedish designers Sal y Limon have got a collection of colourful bangles on sale this Mother’s Day. These cute and colourful bracelets are perfect for slipping on during the summer!

Where: Sal y Limon, UG1A, The ONE, 100 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: Bangles start from $280

The clutch bags at Kotur are awesome for any lady! We can’t get enough of them… and we’re sure our mums would love them too! They’re perfect for adding a touch of glamour to your mum’s wardrobe this summer. The GetSmartBag is available in a range of colours and will class up any special occasion outfit, plus it’s the ideal size for all the key essentials. Mums are sure to appreciate these sophisticated bags from the New York-based designer on Mother’s Day morning – this is one gift that will get you in the good books!

Where: Shop online here
How much: Bags in the GetSmartBag collection start from $3,062

Mother’s Day Bazaar
If, after all the above, you’re still unsure of what to get mum, head over to ShoppingHongKong’s Mother’s Day Bazaar to browse the stalls until inspiration strikes! Vendors such as Boho Betty, Marina Malison and Nuage Concepts will be showcasing the best in their latest jewellery collections, and we’re sure you’ll find the perfect gift!

When: 7 May, 12-8pm
Where: The Fringe Club, G/F, 2 Lower Albert Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry! Credit cards are accepted for purchases made on the day.


nocturnalpaperNocturnal Paper
With Mother’s Day approaching, the third item completing the gifts and flowers trifecta is a beautiful card! Based in Hong Kong, Nocturnal Paper creates personalised, handmade cards for special occasions. We love their cute and quirky designs that are sure to put a smile on your mum’s face. Order yours online from Etsy, and get in touch directly if you have something specific in mind.

Nocturnal Paper is giving one lucky reader a pack of ten super cute greeting cards (worth $324)! Simply click the button below to enter the giveaway:

This giveaway has now closed. Please stay tuned for future giveaways!

Where: Check out the collection here
How much: $30 each

Copaperie x Tree Children’s Lounge x Flow and Flourish x With Love
If you’re a last minute type, head over to Causeway Bay this Saturday and browse some preserved flower arrangements from With Love and customised cards from online stationery company Copaperie. Calligraphers Flow and Flourish will be on hand to write a beautifully hand-written message to mum while you enjoy a glass of bubbly and check out the special Mother’s Day packages on offer. This is a great way to get a special and lasting memento for your mum, and the perfect way to say how much you love her… aww!

When: 10 May, 11am-4pm
Where: Tree Children’s Lounge, 2/F, 10 Matheson Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

Papyrus has a fabulous collection of cards for any occasion and Mother’s Day is no exception! They have two locations in TST and Kowloon Tong, so pop into the nearest store and pick up the perfect card to express your appreciation for your mum. Papyrus also offers custom printing options as well as a collection of small gifts and gift-wrapping services.

Where: Shop 3315, The Gateway, Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong; L2-37, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Marks & Spencer
Marks & Spencer isn’t just for shopping clothes and groceries. They also offer a good variety of greeting cards and stationary for Mother’s Day. Stop by one of their many locations around town to snag a card and stock up on a variety of sweets, wrapping paper and custom gifts along the way!

Where: See locations here



In collaboration with Nars, online restaurant booking website Chope is giving away a stunning floral bouquet as well as an exclusive Nars Radiance Redefined Modern Make-up Service coupon to the first 100 dinner reservations made in celebration of Mother’s Day! Book now at a number of participating restaurants including AMMO, Carpaccio, Chez Patrick, CVCHE, La Taverna, Opera House, Spasso and The Press Room, among many more!

When: Book dinner for 11 May at one of Chope’s 28 partner restaurants here


DiVino Patio
Mother’s Day and Sunday brunch go hand in hand, and at DiVino Patio, that means a Tuscan buffet! The focus is on foods from the spit – think endless servings of succulent roasted gourmet meat, seafood, fresh corn and grilled vegetables. The buffet also includes the usual spread of Italian hand-carved ham, fresh salads and baskets of herb bread. As an extra bonus, when you book your mum will receive coupons for spa treatments and complimentary products at Mu-Lan Spa in Central!

When: 11 May, 11.30am-3.30pm
Where: DiVino Patio Ristorante Bar Pizzeria, Shop 11, 1/F, Causeway Bay Centre, 28 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
How much: $368 for adults, add $98 for free-flow drinks. $198 for kids ages 5-12 years old. Book your dinner at Divino Patio via Chope here.

Yu Lei
Feeling like some succulent Shanghainese food? The Mother’s Day dinner menu at Yu Lei is divine with dishes such as crispy sweet and sour pork, scrambled eggs with sea urchin, braised e-fu noodles with prawns in cheese sauce and their signature Michelin-starred dish “Buddha Jumped Over the Wall” — sounds enticing!

When: 6-11 May, 6-11pm
Where: Yu Lei, 5/F, The Harbourfront Landmark, 11 Wan Hoi Street, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: Eight-course set dinner menu for $1,288 per person, plus 10% service charge


Café Renaissance
Get the whole family together for an elegant Mother’s Day dinner buffet at the Renaissance Harbour View Hotel. In addition to fantastic food and wine, the first 20 people who book for the dinner buffet on Sunday will be invited to join an exclusive cake decorating workshop that afternoon, hosted by Pastry Chef Eric Tang! It’s the perfect way to spend the day indulging in sweet treats.

When: 10-11 May, 6.30-10pm, DIY cake decorating workshop is from 4-6pm
Where: Café Renaissance, 1 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
How much: $568 per adult, $288 per child ages 3-11 years old. Free-flow soft drinks and orange juice are included.

cafe on the 1st

Café on the 1st
We just can’t get enough of weekend buffets! Café on the 1st is hosting this Vietnamese and Thai-inspired dinner buffet, which includes several live cooking stations. Dishes on the menu range from baked river king prawns to Thai crab and pomelo salad to red duck curry. Diners will also receive a complimentary bowl of king prawn tom yum soup. Perfect for those of you who enjoy a bit of spice!

When: 11 May, 6-9.30pm
Where: Café on the 1st, The Excelsior, 281 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
How much: $508 for adults, $308 for kids plus a 10% service charge

Boqueria is the perfect spot to satisfy your Spanish cravings, and they’ve got a great Mother’s Day promotion! This popular tapas joint is celebrating mamas with a complimentary glass of pink cava with dinner. Chef David has also created a special menu for the occasion, with dishes inherited from his own mother as a special tribute to her.

When: 10 & 11 May
Where: Boqueria, 7/F, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong

Duddell’s kicks off their new Sunday brunch this Mother’s Day with a stunning location and delicious dim sum delights along with glasses of bubbly! This is the perfect place to unwind and savour the day while enjoying a spread of yummy goodies.

When: 11 May
Where: Duddell’s, Levels 3 & 4, Shanghai Tang Mansion, 1 Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong


Afternoon tea is a perfect opportunity to catch up with your mum, enjoying sweet and savoury bites in a sophisticated setting! A mouth-watering afternoon tea awaits you at FINDS, with menu favourites including lemon and raspberry macarons, dark chocolate ganache and arctic shrimp toast. Yum!

When: 5-11 May, 3-5.30pm on weekdays, 3.30-5.30pm on weekends
Where: Finds, 1/F The Luxe Manor, 39 Kimberley Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: $288 for two on weekdays, $308 for two on weekends and public holidays

Italian fare is all about celebrating fresh, home cooking – just what you want on Mother’s Day. Head to Papi in Wanchai on the special day and enjoy 10% off your entire dinner bill. If there are two mamas in your party, you’ll receive 20% off, and 30% for three mamas or more — perfect for a mamas night out! Feast upon homemade ravioli with ricotta cheese and spinach, Italian sausage and mushroom pizza and decadent chocolate mousse cake for pudding. Don’t forget to book!

When: 11 May
Where: 26/F, QRE Plaza, 202 Queen’s Road East, Wanchai, Hong Kong

Mother's Day Snapper_RawSecret Ingredient
So your mum’s spent night after night cooking for you as you’ve grown up, dealing with food tantrums and your refusal to eat Brussels sprouts (yum…). It’s about time she put her feet up for once! But don’t fret if you’re culinary skills are at a beginner level, ready-to-cook delivery service Secret Ingredient have a special menu for Mother’s Day to help you out. They will provide all the ingredients for you to make her a delicious meal! We’re talking pan-fried pink snapper fillets on a bed of a wholesome chickpea, kale and pancetta fricassee. And let’s not forget dessert – you can finish off your dinner with a classic cherry pie from Tai Tai Pie Pies. This is a great way to pay your mum back for all those years of effort she put in! Sounds like the perfect evening in with mum!

When: 10 or 11 May
Where: The ingredients are available for pre-order here.
How much: $350 for a two-person meal, $700 for a four-person meal

For mums craving something a bit more exotic, Peruvian favourite Chicha has a sweet surprise. Chef Melendez has created a special Peruvian-style cinnamon sponge cake, topped with homemade strawberry ice cream and syrup, just for Mother’s Day! As an additional treat, mamas receive house-made jars of strawberry jam to take home!

When: The strawberry dessert is only available on 11 May
Where: Chicha, G/F, 26 Peel Street, Central, Hong Kong


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