Mother’s Day 2023: 10 thoughtful gift ideas

Make this Mother’s Day a memorable one!

Farhana Subuhan

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Published: 4 May 2023, 4:53 PM

Mother’s Day is fast approaching and with it comes the opportunity to express your appreciation for the special woman in your life.

With so many gift options available, finding a thoughtful gift for your mom can be a challenging task.

If you are still on the hunt for a gift, here are some ideas to make this Mother’s Day a memorable one:


The Cornell 2 Cups Coffee Maker can allow mothers to brew their coffee quickly and easily if they are juggling multiple tasks at once.

It also has an easy switch that has a power indicator light.


The 2 Cups Coffee Maker comes with a one-year local warranty.


At $32.90, the coffee maker also comes with a removable coffee filter, funnel, dip plate and two mugs.

If your mother is someone who regularly bakes delicious treats for the family, then the Russell Taylors 5L Stand Mixer would make a thoughtful gift.


The Russell Taylors 5L Stand Mixer costs $89.90 PHOTO CREDIT: RUSSELL TAYLORS


It is affordable and comes together with three mixing attachments — whip wire, dough hook and a flat beater.

The dough hook can be used for heavy mixtures, the flat beater for medium to heavy mixtures and the wire whisk for light mixtures.

The stand mixer also has an anti-skid rubber base and a safety feature to prevent motor overheating.

If your mother wants to prepare healthy meals with less oil, then you can get her the Cornell 3.5L Air Fryer that will save her time and effort in the kitchen.

The air fryer allows you to cook frozen meat with little to no oil. It also has a coil-like heating element that enables an even heat distribution to make food crispy on the outside and more tender on the inside.


The Cornell Air Fryer costs $59.90. PHOTO CREDIT: CORNELL


Additionally, the air fryer has a detachable basket and pot and automatically shuts off when the food is ready.

Cosmetics and skin care

The Mario Badescu’s Grab and Go Travel Set can come in handy if your queen is a frequent traveller.


The facial mist can be used on both the hair and face. PHOTO CREDIT: MARIO BADESCU


At $37, the travel set includes a 29ml drying lotion and a 59ml facial spray. The facial mist is also said to restore hydration to one’s skin and hair while the drying lotion helps remove annoying pimples.

You can also express your love for your mother this Mother’s Day with Marc Jacobs’ Daisy Love Eau De Toilette for Women Gift Set.


The gift set costs $152. PHOTO CREDIT: MARC JACOBS


The set contains a 50ml Daisy Love Marc Jacobs fragrance bottle and a 10ml penspray.

If your mother loves adding some colour to her eyelids, then perhaps the Sephora Collection Colour Shift Eye Palette may make her day.


The eyeshadows come in five different variations. PHOTO CREDIT: SEPHORA


At $25, the product has a glitter, matte and shimmer finish and is alcohol and is alcohol-free.


Mothers may love getting their spices and condiments organised and the stainless steel Kitchen Spice Rack will help them do just that.

Priced anywhere between $30.91 and $38.80, the spice rack comes in four different sizes and can support up to 20kg.


The Kitchen Spice Rack is made of carbon steel. PHOTO CREDIT: SCREENSHOT FROM SHOPEE


While it requires some assembling, the rack is easy to fix and has a warranty duration of up to a year.

But, if you are tired of seeing her cosmetics lying around on her dressing table, then it is time you got her a cosmetic organiser box that has a mirror LED to save her time and frustration when getting ready in the morning.


The make-up organiser costs $26.80 and is made up of PVC plastic. PHOTO CREDIT: SCREENSHOT FROM SHOPEE


The organiser box comes in three different colours — white, pink and green. It also comes together with three-speed lighting adjustments to cater to different make-up steps and time.


You can add some sparkle to your mother’s existing jewellery collection by surprising her with the Attract necklace from Swarovski for $125. The rhodium plated design features a square-cut stone that can be mixed and matched with other Swarovski jewellery pieces.


The necklace comes in two different colours. PHOTO CREDIT: SWAROVSKI


You can also opt for a personalised gift message and coloured bow wrapping to make the gift extra special.

However, if you are on a budget or simply want something minimalistic for your mother, you can consider homegrown brand, The Ordinary Co.

Its Briar Necklace costs just $59.90 and can be an add-on to your mother’s existing jewellery collection.


The necklace has a clasp closure and its length can be adjusted. PHOTO CREDIT: THE ORDINARY CO


The Ordinary Co also offers bracelets, rings and earrings on its website, with the lowest price being $25.

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