20 perfect Mother’s Day gift ideas
Mother’s Day is just around the corner so we’ve compiled a gift guide filled with items that are sure to win her heart – and you some major brownie points.
Maman Je T’aime Embroidered Pandan Clutch
Make a statement – the right one – on Mother’s Day. Tell your mom you love her with this unique embroidered clutch made from woven pandan leaves. This bright, playful, and functional purse lets her – and the rest of the world – know exactly how you feel about her.
Get it from Seek the Uniq
Printed Monogram Mug
This Mother’s Day, serve her breakfast in bed to jumpstart her special day – a stack of pancakes made from scratch, a platter of fresh fruits, a tall glass of OJ, and her favorite coffee blend in this lovely monogram mug.
Get it from The Gorgeous Mess
Healthy Snacks Box
Make sure your mom stays in the prime of her health. This limited-edition gift box is filled with an assortment of healthy and tasty snacks. Each snack item meets two or more of Raw Bites’ criteria: vegan, organic, gluten-free, made with natural sugars, and/or has no preservatives.
P995 (Regular Gift Box), P1,995 (Premium Gift Box)
Get it from Raw Bites
Mother’s Day Self-Care Kit
This thoughtful self-care kit includes a copy of Your Sunday Journal, a wooden tea cup, a wooden spoon, a bottle of rose tea, and a tea infuser – everything your mom needs to spend a quiet Sunday evening of peaceful (and hopefully, undisturbed) reflection.
Get it from Your Sunday Night
Red Ginger and Saffron Soy Candle
Brighten up her day with the uplifting scent of red ginger, saffron, cardamom, and lemongrass. This would make a (*ahem*) scentsational gift that would be perfect for her much needed me-time. Prepare a small nook for her: light the candle, place her favorite books beside it, and maybe a cup of her favorite tea.
P220 (2 ounces), P360 (2.7 ounces), P495 (6 ounces)
Get it from Amber Lights Laguna
Co-create a beautiful handmade custom-piece jewelry for you mom with Soulflower Co. Just show them pegs, photos, or sketches of the design you have in mind, choose the material (brass, copper, sterling silver, 14k or 18k gold, or white gold), and the precious or semi-precious stone you want to use, and they’ll craft the piece for you!
Prices range from P500 (no stone) to P9,000
*It takes 15-20 working days to produce a piece
Send your inquiries to email@example.com
Arts and Crafts Workshop
One of the best gifts you can give your mom is the gift of your company. So sign up for crafts workshops and spend a weekend afternoon learning something fun and new together. You can join workshops on calligraphy, screen printing, jewelry making, leatherwork, and tons of other classes.
Prices vary depending on the workshop
Sign up at The Craft Central
Step up your gift-giving game and get your mom a pair of stylish leather sandals for the summer. Local brands Renegade Folk and Annie and Lori have a lot of options you can choose from that are perfect for that Mother’s Day trip you’re planning to take with your mom.
Prices vary depending on style and brand
Ultimate Travel Set
Speaking of that trip, a suitcase travel organizer set would make the ideal Mother’s Day present for any jet-setting mom. With everything from a shoe bag to a toiletry pouch, this travel set makes packing for trips a breeze.
Get it from The Closet Space Savers Company
Happy Mother’s Day Cake
If you think giving your mom a cake for Mother’s Day is old hat, that’s probably because you haven't discovered Addie’s Pasteleria yet. Their cakes are as yummy as they are beautiful, decorated with the most exquisite icing florets you’ve ever seen. They’re almost too pretty to eat! But please, indulge. You and your mom will thank us later.
Prices vary depending on size, flavor, and design
Order one through Instagram.com/addiespasteleria
Essential Oils Assorted Box
Fact: Motherhood is incredibly rewarding. Also fact: Motherhood is far from easy. So give your mom something that will help her relax. Get her this assorted box of 12 essential oils. Choose oils that have a calming effect and relieve stress, like lavender, chamomile, and frankincense.
P3,500 (+ P1,500 for Ultrasonic Diffuser)
Workout Trial Pack
Is your mom looking to get fit and lead a more active lifestyle? Sign her up for a workout trial pack. Plenty of fitness studios, including Barre 3, offer first-timer packages. Barre 3 is a low-impact workout that helps build strength and center the mind by bringing ballet, yoga, and pilates together in one total-body workout.
P1,500 (Three classes valid for two weeks)
Sign up at Barre 3
Leather Tote Bag
Get your mom a chic tote bag that can carry all her mom essentials, i.e. baby wipes, tissue, hand sanitizer, wallet, card holder, lipstick, mobile phone, plastic spoon and fork from the last restaurant she ate at, etc, etc, etc. Mary Poppins and her carpet bag have nothing on a Pinay mom with a tote bag.
P4,000 (Medium Tote in Sky Blue)
Find more options at Bags By Rubbertree
Pretty Stud Earrings
When it comes to buying jewelry for mom, it’s always best to keep it classy and simple. Hey Jow’s Azure Paradise Harbor Earrings are a pair of pretty studs made of aquamarine stones. They come in vibrant blue hues that range from cool shades of turquoise to deep shades of cobalt. And because every stone is unique, every piece of jewelry is unique as well.
Find more options at Hey Jow
Make your mom’s office desk Pinterest-worthy with a few elegant items from Catastrophe. Ditch the ugly gray stapler and replace it with a glam acrylic stapler with rose gold accents, get her a tasteful marble-finish clipboard and picture frame (with your photo, naturally), and throw in some pretty notepads and notebooks, too.
Prices vary depending on item.
Get items from Catastrophe
Gone are the days when moms could barely operate a basic flip phone. Now they’re as tech savvy as the next millennial. For your gadget-loving and social (media) butterfly mom, get a gorgeous phone case that’s as fashionable as she is. As an added bonus, the phone case comes with a rubber insert that gives her phone added protection.
Get it from Two Thirty Sixty
Cotton Stretch Pajamas
They say the hardest job out there is motherhood, and every tough momma deserves a good night’s rest. These cotton PJs are cute, comfy, and, because they’re made from cotton, can keep your mom cool in this sweltering summer heat.
Get it from Uniqlo
Rose Gel Serum Moisturizer
Introduce mom to a moisturizer that’ll keep her looking young and fresh. Local indie beauty brand In Her Element’s serum-moisturizer hybrid contains naturally derived botanical ingredients like aloe leaf juice to hydrate the skin, seaweed to minimize fine lines and pores, Vitamin C to lighten dark spots, and daisy flower extract and milk protein to brighten the skin.
Get it from In Her Element
Kate Spade New York: All in Good Taste
For the mom who loves to entertain, Kate Spade’s All in Good Taste shares essential tips on how to host a memorable and enjoyable party. From how to shuck oysters to a guide on hosting lively dinner-table discussions, the book shows how one can throw a spectacular bash and keep it all in good taste.
Get it from National Book Store or Kate Spade
Every mom on the go needs a pair of trusty white sneakers that can go with any outfit and from one activity to the next. Whether she’s driving the kids to school or doing the groceries, Superga’s white sneakers are sure to be the perfect fit. Hey, if they’re good enough for Princess Kate, they’re good enough for the queen in your life.
Get them from Rustan’s Department Store or Superga