Shower Mum with gifts
Relive the good ol’ days when you used to snuggle up with mum for your nightly bedtime story – except in a grown-up way. Pick a theme – we suggest ‘Courage and Heart’ – and The Novel Encounter will surprise her with a beautifully wrapped mystery book ($29) based on the theme.
Shine bright like a diamond
Okay, this might be more of a gift for you but mum can look lit too thanks to this pom pom ($62) that gives the body a serious glow. The oversized puff is packed with rose gold shimmer perfect for dabbing around the collarbone, shoulders and even down the front of the legs for that bronzed summer glow.
Available at Sephora stores.
Get the par-tea started
Pamper mum with The Providore’s gourmet breakfast hamper ($65) filled with fragrant tea blends and artisanal fruit preserves all packed in a pretty bundle.
Available at The Providore.
Scent and sensibility
Reflect mum’s quiet yet strong love with Guerlain’s newest fragrance ($98-$208) inspired by ‘a flower unfolding in the morning dew’. As cheesy as that sounds, the jasmine top note with lavender and vanilla accords makes for a fresh, everyday scent.
Available at Guerlain counters.
Turn back time
Mum’s not a fan of lying still for a facial? No problem, this handy little gadget ($77) is all she needs to DIY a speedy at-home facial massage. The dual-prong asymmetrical roller gently lifts the skin and aids the absorption of creams and serums – a younger-looking complexion is achieved with prolonged and consistent use.
Available at all Laneige stores and counters.
Get creative with an edible floral bouquet ($108) that's comprised of hand-piped carnation and pink rose cupcakes – cupcake flavours include earl grey lavender, raspberry swirl and Belgian chocolate truffle.
Available at Crème Maison.
Treat Mum right
Not that mum doesn’t already look amazing just the way she is, but why not send her to Flutters to get dolled up. Try the So-fine Soufflé ($125) lash extension treatment or get a classic gel manicure ($48) and pedicure ($58).
Set aside half a day (or more) to properly explore Spa Nes ($68/ three hours) with mum. Consider this 24-hour mega spa club your respite from daily life. There are thermal pools, low temperature cryo pools, a steam room and a sauna to sweat it out at before going for the main massage. After which, refuel at the Dining Cove where free-flow refreshments and local delights such as hot congee await.
At Spa Nes.
Get crafty with one of Mother Nature’s greatest gifts – flowers of all hues, silhouettes and sizes. Bring mum along for the monthly floral arrangement workshop (from $198) where you can learn how to pick out blooms that reflect your personality. Choose a colour palette that best matches your bunch and bring home either a bouquet, vase or a ‘bloom box’.
Space is aplenty at Auriga and there are four couple spa suites that come with their private garden. The spa uses only all-natural organic products from The Organic Pharmacy and bases its treatments on the phases of them moon to ‘reflect the shifting energies of the lunar cycle’. Or something like that.
At Auriga Spa.
Whisk your mum away to the padi fields of Bali by booking a relaxing ‘self-love’ 6D5N retreat (from $955). Stay in a small and homely villa surrounded by nature and go on a digital detox over a couple of days. Expect coaching and healing sessions, daily yoga classes, a Balinese blessing ceremony in an Ubud temple and includes daily healthy vegan breakfast and organic juices to start your day. Check-in dates are flexible and the retreat runs all year round.