Six thoughtful Mother’s Day gifts to spoil your mum with

With Mother’s Day coming this weekend, these gift ideas are sure to bring a smile to your mum’s face.

Noreen Shazreen

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Published: 3 May 2021, 6:07 PM

With Mother’s Day falling on May 9, many may feel the pressure to find the best gift and ensure that their mums are honoured in the best way possible. 

Whether your mum loves luxurious gifts or prefers something handmade, here are six thoughtful gift ideas – from low budget to high-end – that are sure to make her feel loved on her special day.

1. Help with the household chores

Give your mum a break this year by helping her with the household chores. Often, all our mothers need is just someone to lend them a helping hand in managing the house cleanliness. 

There are countless ways to go about this, like washing the dishes, doing the laundry and vacuuming the floors. If possible, let your mum get that extra rest by taking over the chores on the weekends as well.


Help your mum out with the household chores and she will appreciate the thoughtful act. PHOTO CREDIT: NATHAN DUMLAO VIA UNSPLASH


Having a day off the chores will allow your mum to rest at home or catch up on her hobbies during her free time. If you have siblings, remember to split the workload so that you won’t feel exhausted after a day of doing chores.

2. Cook something special

If your mum prefers staying at home rather than eating out at a restaurant, be the chef for the day and cook the most thoughtful meal your mum can ever have. Afterall, a homemade meal borne out of your own hands will feel more special than eating out.


Nothing says “I love you” more than a home-cooked meal. PHOTO CREDIT: BRUNA BRANCO VIA UNSPLASH


If you’re not a good cook or just need some inspiration, you can watch some cooking videos online to guide you through the cooking process. We recommend local YouTube channels like The Meatmen and Spice N’ Pans as they have amazing dinner recipes with instructional videos for you to follow through. 

You can also learn how to make these simple yet delicious meals like pasta Aglio e Olio and Japanese egg salad sandwich here.

3. Do-It-Yourself scrapbooks

Who said that you need to burn your wallets just to get the perfect gift for your mum?

If you want to express your love to your mum but are just too shy to say it verbally, make a DIY scrapbook filled with the reasons you love her.

Scrapbooking may take some time, but the effort goes a long way to show how much thought and love is being put on each page of the book. You can also include your favourite photos with your mum over the years to relive the good memories.

Popular e-commerce websites like Shopee offer everything you need to make that perfect scrapbook on a budget. Their plain scrapbooks are available from $6.99, with additional scrapbook materials costing less than $5.

4. Get her a personalised gift

If you’re looking to go the extra mile, get a personalised gift for your mum to make her feel even more special. Customised gifts such as engraved makeup cases, custom made mugs and embroidered drawstring bags are unique gifts that no one else in the world have.

When buying personalised gifts, remember to personalise an item that your mum likes to use every day – such as jewellery, sweatshirts or bags.


Personalised gifts like cuff bracelets and embroidered bags are stylish and sentimental gifts. PHOTO CREDIT: JOEYY LEE VIA UNSPLASH


Not only does a personalised gift feel special, but it’s also a sentimental gift that shares a memory between you and your mum. So every time that your mum wears that bracelet or brings that embroidered bag, she will be reminded of you.

5. Treat her to a fancy high tea

Nothing beats a warm cup of tea with an array of pastries on the side and what better way to do so than with a special brunch or high tea session with your mum!


There is nothing better than spending time with your mum over a good cup of tea with an assortment of treats. PHOTO CREDIT: SEBASTIAN COMAN PHOTOGRAPHY VIA PEXELS


Whether your mum loves indulging in tea or needs an afternoon pick-me-up, high tea is a great way to celebrate a special occasion with someone. 

It is also a perfect excuse to get dressed and catch up with your mum while trying out different blends of tea.

If you’re feeling hungry, most high tea places also offer other menu items that are more hearty and indulgent to satisfy your cravings.

6. Pamper her with a spa massage

Besides taking your mum out for a meal, you can finish off the special day by booking a spa massage for two. There’s nothing more relaxing than a long massage to ease the tension and knots in the body. 

Look out for special deals such as the SAFRA Club Mother’s Day special promotions, which include a 60-minute massage pampering deal starting from $48. 


A massage is the best gift you can offer to your mum as it helps alleviate stiffness and tension in her body. PHOTO CREDIT: CONSCIOUS DESIGN VIA UNSPLASH


If you’d like to go all out and pamper your mum at a luxury spa, you can also visit Remède Spa at The St Regis. Their relaxing massage starts at $108 for a 30-minute treatment, while their signature Black Soap and Rassoul Hammam Ritual costs $325. 

With the best massage, soft music and aromatherapy, your mum’s worries will fade away in no time.

Our mothers have taken care of and sheltered us with love ever since we were young, so now it is time for us to return her favour by doing the same. Enjoy!

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