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Mother's Day gifts to lift her spirit

If there was ever a year to spoil her, it’s this year.

Fontaine Cheng
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Fontaine Cheng
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The day to honour all mothers falls on Sunday, May 9 this year, and whether you’re celebrating your mum, her mum, your childrens’ mum, or the fact that you are indeed a mum yourself, this day is for mum. So, whoever it is that you’re thinking of, get this superwoman the Mother’s Day gift that she deserves. To give you some inspiration, here is our pick of the best gifts that will brighten up her day.

RECOMMENDED: For more inspiration, check out where to get her a beautiful bouquet at Hong Kong’s best florists or head to our favourite cake or chocolate shops for sweet treats instead.

Gift Flowers HK

Flowers will always be a good option for Mother’s Day, and online florist Gift Flowers HK offers a broad range for the occasion. From boxed flowers, bouquets, chic floral arrangements, and more, picking out flowers to thank mum has never been easier. Choose from a variety of pre-designed styles such as the Pretty Elegance bouquet ($799) with Champagne roses, carnations, and eustomas, or opt for the DIY kit (from $799), which includes flowers, foliage, and an instruction card inside, so you can arrange the flowers with mum and enjoy time to smell the roses together. Make the most out of their free delivery to Hong Kong metropolitan areas to arrive May 7 to 10 between 9am to 6pm. To order, visit giftflowers.com.hk.

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Date by Tate pastry gift set
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Date by Tate pastry gift set

For mums with a sweet tooth, the pastry gift set ($535) from Date by Tate is just the ticket. The gift, which is delivered in a reusable wooden box and wrapped in a pretty pastel printed scarf, includes a range of confectionery, pastries, and biscuits, such as raspberry rocher, peanut sable, red date chocolate financier, apple blossom verbena, and much more. To order, visit datebytate.com or buy in store.

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Nyetimber Cuvee Chérie
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Nyetimber Cuvee Chérie

Keep it classy and pop a bottle of English sparkling wine this Mother’s Day. Nyetimber’s Cuvee Chérie Multi-Vintage ($510/750ml) is the perfect bottle, especially with dinner, to celebrate the day. Delicate and elegant, this cuvee offers notes of honey, balanced with zesty lemon and tangerine, and a refreshing minerality. The refined wine also pairs very well with food, from flavourful Asian cuisine to rich savoury dishes and sweet desserts, so you can enjoy a great meal with mum, complete with the perfect bottle of bubbles. To order, visit winepleasehk.com.

Charbonnel et Walker chocolates
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Charbonnel et Walker chocolates

If the way to your mama’s heart is chocolate, then British chocolatier Charbonnel et Walker may have the answer. Their Mother’s Day collection, decorated with illustrations of Hong Kong, features  milk and truffle chocolates in a Mother’s Day gift box ($368/225g) and a heart-shaped Colour-My-Heart Pink Marc de Champagne chocolate truffles gift box ($338/200g). The latter has been designed in monochrome to allow children (or adults) to colour in and write messages. The most creative box can then be submitted in their Instagram competition which has prizes worth $3,000 up for grabs. To order, visit charbonnel.com.hk or head to The Murray pop-up starting April 30.

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Nyssa matching Ava bracelets
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Nyssa matching Ava bracelets

There’s nothing like a bit of bling to bring a smile to mum’s face. Plus, with Nyssa’s matching Ava bracelets, you can commemorate the occasion with these engravable, classic style bracelets. The bracelets are made of recycled solid yellow gold (child size: $868 for 9K/$1,538 for 18K; adult size $1,420 for 9K/$2,681 for 18K) and set with an ethically sourced rhodolite garnet which is said to be the gemstone of love, kindness, and compassion – fancy that! The chain is also adjustable so it’ll fit perfectly, now and for years to come. To order, visit nyssajewellery.com by May 3 at 3pm to receive your gift in time for Mother’s Day, and enjoy free shipping for all Hong Kong locations.

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You can trust Fortnum & Mason, which has always had a royal connection to the British Queen, to pull together some great gift ideas to treat your own queen/mum. Think items that are ideal for afternoon tea or a picnic with your top lady. The Mother’s Day tea hamper in a carry on wicker basket ($1,148) includes Mother’s Day Tea, which is a new speciality blend of black tea with delicate rose and bergamot, Champagne, biscuits, chocolates, and more for the best Mother’s Day spread. Pamper her with the hamper or opt for other individual items. To buy, visit the Fortnum & Mason stores.

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  • Tsim Sha Tsui

The luxury perfume house’s gorgeous scents range from the theatrical to the classic, giving you plenty of gift options for Mother’s Day. But if we were to choose one scent for her, it would have to be Artemisia ($1,500). Inspired by Artemis, the mother goddess of the hunt and wilderness, this scent is passionate and feminine with luscious nectarine, jasmine and violet swirling above caramel notes and creamy vanilla. To buy, visit the Penhaligon’s stores

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  • Tsim Sha Tsui

Can’t decide whether to send mum flowers or sweet treats? Why not send both with Agnès b. Café & Fleuriste. Choose from a wide range of fresh flower bouquets and boxes (from $1,280) as well as their French-style L’amour cakes (from $52), available in whole or mini versions with melon mousse and purée, jasmine tea crème brûlée, vanilla sponge cake, and shortbread. They are also offering a 15 percent discount when you order two floral items or more, so you can send something to all the motherly figures in your life. To order, visit onlineshop.agnesb.com.hk

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Cult beauty brand Barbara Sturm has launched a Super Anti-Aging Face Cream ($2,500/50ml) which is perfect for treating mum to the luxury beauty and self-love she deserves. This rich but high-performing treatment is said to give immediate and long-term anti-ageing results, thanks to its unique formulation which mimics the skin’s natural barrier and strengthens it. The cream, which holds meadow knotweed extract, purslane, plankton biopolymers, hyaluronic acid molecules, and much more, all help to give mum fresh, radiant, and younger-looking skin. To order, visit shopbeauty.joyce.com or buy in store.

iDecorate Klein blue head vase
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iDecorate Klein blue head vase

Sending beautiful blooms is one thing, but you’ll need a vase to turn handheld flowers into a decorative piece at home. iDecorate has a range of vases to choose from, but if your mum loves a bold statement, this Klein blue head vase ($405) is the perfect centrepiece to show off your Mother’s Day bouquet. To order, visit idecorateshop.com.

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Create a more personalised Mother’s Day treat with Marks & Spencer’s range of items that are sure to delight mum. From indulgent afternoon tea items – scones ($39) with jam, cake ($59), tea ($42), and rosé (from $129) – to pure cashmere cardigans ($1,600), comfy matching pyjamas (from $199), floral wraps ($299), and more, there’s something for every mum out there, no matter her preference. To order, visit marksandspencer.com/hk or buy in store.

Darphin Intral Daily Rescue Serum
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Darphin Intral Daily Rescue Serum

Plant-powered French brand Darphin offers a soothing skincare solution for mum in the form of their Intral Daily Rescue Serum ($510/30ml; $665/50ml). Using micro-water technology, a Calm Complex to protect against irritation, and moisturising elements of hawthorn, peony and camomile to hydrate, the serum is the Mother’s Day gift that promises glowing, healthy-looking skin. Plus, the brand is celebrating its second anniversary in Hong Kong and gifting a limited-edition stainless steel thermal bottle upon purchase of $980 in store and online. To order, visit darphin-buys.hk or buy in store at Harbour City and New Town Plaza.

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Evil Twin baby bottle sleeves
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Evil Twin baby bottle sleeves

Not forgetting new mums, new Hong Kong brand Evil Twin has launched satirical baby accessories that babies don't really need but mum will get a good laugh from. The neoprene baby bottle sleeves ($60), which also keep the bottle cold or warm, are decorated with Champagne and wine labels to make it look like your cute baby is drinking a little earlier than expected! To order, visit shopeviltwin.com.

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