I got it from my mama… gift ideas for your mum!
Hong Kong Mother’s Day is right around the corner (it’s this Sunday, 8 May in case you forgot!), and if you’ve left it to the last minute when it comes to gifts, never fear. We’ve chosen the crème de la crème of gifts for the most fabulous woman in your life to give you a dose of gifting inspiration. Go on, treat her to something special to say thanks for putting up with you for all these years!
Tomasina Designs x Floritude Flowers Mother’s Day Pop-Up
If you’ve left your Mother’s Day gifting to the last minute, you can’t go wrong with a bunch of beautiful flowers. Stop by Cat Street Gallery’s brand new location at 50 Tung Street, Sheung Wan, to check out the bespoke bouquets from Tomasina Designs… trust us, there’s no way your mama won’t love these fabulous floral arrangements! Using a unique selection of blooms, these stunning bouquets range from only $400 – $800, and there will also be a few other gifts and chocolates available for you to add to your gift. Whether it’s your mum, sister, daughter, mother in law or BFF, this is a must-visit if you’re looking to shower the ones you love with flowers and make this Mother’s Day truly special.
Cat Street Gallery, 50 Tung Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for any enquiries.
“Where there’s tea, there’s hope” – we have to say we agree! This Mother’s Day that saying is even more true with Pukka’s special gift set, which includes Organic Rosewater, Organic Love Tea and Organic Blackcurrant Beauty Tea ($399). They’ll be donating 15% of the proceeds to the World Wide Fund for Nature this weekend at the Eslite Bookstore and at the WWF online store as well as at the flagship store in Central. Not only will your mama get her fill of delicious, organic herbal tea, but you’ll also be supporting an organisation that’s committed to conserving the wildlife and natural habitats in Hong Kong and around the world. Let’s drink a cuppa to that!
Specially created for Mother’s Day, Ellermann Flower Boutique is offering three unique ‘Colour of Purple’ bouquets, which can also be purchased with an accompanying Fiji friendship bracelet from award-winning jewellery designer Monica Vinader.
We’re in love with the ‘Purple Prose’ bouquet (discounted price of $1,080-$1,980*), an abundant mix of elegant purple and burgundy blooms that will brighten up the room: think Ocean Song Roses, Tulips and Sweet Peas. Or why not go all out and treat you mama to flowers and an engraved Monica Vinader Fiji friendship bracelet in violet (discounted price of $2,340-$2,970*)?
*10% off from now until Wednesday, 27 April. Delivery from Tuesday, 3 May – Sunday, 8 May.
Ellermann Flower Boutique Sheung Wan, GF, 36 Tung Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, 2291 0388, www.ellermanndesign.com
If mama’s a fan of LUSH’s colourful, handmade, eco-friendly skincare products, a spa treatment at LUSH Soho Square on Lyndhurst Terrace will make the perfect Mother’s Day gift. There’s a treatment for everyone here; from The Good Hour, a deep-tissue full body massage ($1,450 for 70 minutes) to the multisensory signature Synaesthesia full-body massage ($2,000 for 80 minutes), which combines colour, fragrance, sound and a powerful word. Stay tuned for our spa review coming soon!
For an at-home LUSH experience, treat mum to a product or two from the brand’s Mother’s Day Collection. We like the look of the violet Yummy Mummy Shower Cream ($90 for 100g) is loaded with rich Fair Trade organic cocoa butter and the sweet blend of Brazilian orange and geranium oils, leaving skin hydrated, soft and smelling lovely.
LUSH and LUSH Spa Central, Soho Square Store, G/F-4/F, Soho Square, 21 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, 3915 0638
Other LUSH store locations include:
LUSH Central MTR Station, Kiosk E4, MTR Central Station, (Near Exit E), 2522 2216
LUSH Causeway Bay, Shop 3-7, Shun Hei Causeway Bay Centre, 492 Lockhart Road, Causeway Bay (Near Exit C), 2838 0060
LUSH Tsim Sha Tsui, 24A Granville Road, TST, 2723 4282
The best Mother’s Day gifts can often be the handmade ones, making for a meaningful Mother’s Day. With the help of Craftbook Maker, you can help your little one create a personalised photo album or book for mum.
Brought to you by printing and packaging company Foremind Designs, the end product is guaranteed to be intricate and gorgeous, complete with your own special touch. A gift mamas can treasure forever.
Perfect for sweet-toothed but health conscious mamas, The Cakery is the newest local-born concept by passionate baker and mother of two Shirley Kwok. The Cakery has a brand new pop-up at The Landmark opening just in time for Mother’s Day!
Those that follow a Paleo diet will love the Rabbit Food Cupcake ($36), which is grain-free and gluten-free. Or why not order half a dozen mixed cupcakes so she can have a little taste of everything? From the naturally sweet Double Date and the low-refined sugar coconut Snowball cupcake (each $36), there’s something for every mama here. Mamas who think dessert just isn’t dessert without chocolate will go crazy for the gluten free Dark Horse ($34), its rich chocolate base complete with chocolate frosting.
The Cakery Pop Up (Wednesday, 6 April-Tuesday, 5 July, 2016), Shop 316, The Landmark, Central, Hong Kong, 6688 6883, www.thecakeryhk.com
If you’re after something different, this carefully crafted edible bouquet ($600, or 30% discount of $420 for full time students) is delivered in a rose-pink flower box and is made with dehydrated raspberry-infused pineapple, sculpted into life-like flowers! Chocolate pops coated in raspberry powder make the perfect finishing touch for the bouquet.
Why not make a day of it and surprise mum with a Mother’s Day picnic lunch? Order any Invisible Kitchen picnic hamper for two and receive the bouquet for just $400!
Available for delivery on Friday, 6 May-Sunday, 8 May only. Free delivery across HK Island and Kowloon on Saturday, 7 May.
Beauty products make the perfect gift for your mum because they’re probably something she’d feel guilty about spending on herself. Treat her this Mother’s Day to Caudalie’s Vinosource Collection, which launches on Friday, 6 May.
Sensory skin products made with natural ingredients, this new range’s star ingredient is organic grape water; rich in minerals and antioxidants like polyphenols (the same good stuff that’s in red wine), grape water can help maintain and correct the skin barrier, soothing and moisturising the skin. For women with sensitive skin, Caudalie’s grape water has shown to reduce skin irritation by 61%, and decrease inflammatory mediators implied in skin redness.
Read our full review of Caudalie’s Spa here.
Or why not go all out and book mum in for the ultimate Mother’s Day pampering gift – a Vinosource Spa Treatment at Caudalie ($800 for 60 minutes, $1,150 for 90 minutes)! This soothing, hydrating and antioxidant treatment is ideal for dry, sensitive and stressed skin, specially designed to restore comfort, radiance and softness. The Nourishing Concentrate combined with soothing massage is perfect for relaxing tense facial muscles, while the polyphenol-rich Anti-Ox Mask promotes cellular renewal…mama will leave the treatment with her skin soft, plumped and glowing.
Caudalie Boutique SPA, 3 Gough Street, Central, 2319 1006, www.caudalie.com
If mama’s a foodie, you can’t go wrong with one of these 19 Signature Hampers. The Picnic Hamper ($1,668) is perfect if you’re planning a Mother’s Day picnic at the park; this woven basket is packed with everything from butter biscuits, Australian cashews and peanuts for mama, papa and the kids, plus French ‘Valrhona’ Initiation Grands Crus, Long Jin tea and salted almonds.
Other hampers we have our eyes on are the Wine & Chocolate Time ($789), complete with Australian Organic Times Dark Chocolate Coffee Beans (the best!), French La Belle Chaurienne Duck Terrine with Cranberries, and a bottle of French ‘Chateau Belrose’ Red Wine… so you can say cheers to mama!
Free delivery with all hampers, www.gifthampers.com.hk.
Candles seem to be continuously in vogue, so for mamas who are hard to shop for, or for mamas who are candle-crazy, you can’t go wrong with one (or two!) of these for Mother’s Day. Hand-poured in Australia and with essential oils and fragrance, TREE’s Sniff Candles have 48 hours of burn time and come in scents like dewy, sweet Rose Bud and Bella Fig… mama will close her eyes and swear she’s on a Mediterranean holiday.
PANDORA has also launched a Mother’s Day campaign dedicated to the inimitable bond shared by mothers and daughters around the world, with a jewellery collection and The Unique Thank You digital film experiment which launched globally mid April. Watch The Unique Thank You film and listen to the stories about the mothers and daughters.
If mama’s a PANDORA fan, she’ll go crazy for PANDORA’s sterling silver and 14k hand-finished rings. Perfect for stacking and featuring timeless motifs (like United in Love), this is a great gift that you can add on to to come other special occasions down the track. With sophisticated craftsmanship and a plethora of styles available, choose a ring that matches mum’s unique style and personality. There are also charms, pendants, bracelets, necklaces and earrings in the Mother’s Day Collection – take your pick, or mix and match.
PANDORA store locations include:
PANDORA IFC, Shop 1062 on Podium Level 1 of IFC mall, 8 Finance Street, Central; 2321 9831
PANDORA Flagship Store, 57 Queen’s Road Central, Central, 2117 0265
PANDORA Harbour City, Shop 3306B, Gateway Arcade, Harbour City Tsim Sha Tsui, 3580 2811
A blowout can really put some pep in a woman’s step, but there’s something so indulgent about treating yourself to one… So if mama feels too guilty to splurge on a blowout… this is your gift! Have mum sit back and be treated to a Signature Blowout ($380), with styling for every occasion. The Sea Breeze with its beach waves is perfect if mum’s going for brunch, while the curly Mojito or voluminous Kamikaze gives the finishing touch for a night out.
Airplay is also a great salon for health-conscious mamas; no nasty chemicals here…No perms, no hair dyes, it’s all about the blowout!
Airplay Hong Kong Island, 7/f, W Place, 52 Wyndham St, Central, 2641 9888
Airplay Kowloon, Shop B223, K11 Art Mall, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2388 8824
Airplay Southside, Shop B223, K11 Art Mall, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2388 8179
Central’s premium spa, Flawless, will make sure the mama in your life gets some serious pampering this Mother’s Day, starting with 20% off any Aromatherapy Associates & Medik8 gift sets (valid until Tuesday, 31 May, 2016). Blue Butcher, Fish & Meat and Mercedes Me will also be giving all mamas who join them for Mother’s Day Brunch a $500 Flawless Spa voucher! (Terms and Conditions apply)
Check out our full review of Flawless here.
There are also three one-off spa packages to choose from, with the Thanks Mum Spa Package for two including a manicure, pedicure and complimentary hand paraffin ($580/person); perfect for a pampering day. If you mum would prefer to zone out, she’ll love the Just for Her Package, where she’ll get a complimentary fast manicure and pedicure combo with any facial or massage booking. Then there’s The Ultimate Mother’s Treat, which includes a rose infinity facial and an Ultimate Aromatherapy massage ($1,800).
Flawless Spa, Sea Bird House, 22-28 Wyndham Street, Hong Kong, 2869 5868, www.flawless.hk.com