While I’m not a parent to any little ones myself – just parenting a baby plant (that’s barely alive) – I am, however, very present in the lives of my nieces. I’m around my sister a lot, who is the mother to said nieces, and one thing I’ve observed is how much mothers do with such few hours in a day.

From school dropoffs and pickups to housework and meals, it’s almost as if they never get a second to themselves. So, if there’s a day dedicated to celebrating these superhumans, I’m all for it.

While my sister and any mother would love just an hour or two of quiet time without the kids, a small gift would also perk up their day. So, here’s an idea, or five, of what to get for that special lady in your life.

It’s not just me, right? Moms always smell good, and they’re so good at picking out the right scent to suit their personality. If your mom appreciates a lush bottle of perfume, Laura Mercier’s scent range may just be right up her alley. Choose from four long-lasting scents, and if you want to elevate her gift, pair it with a matching Body Cream.

Find Laura Mercier products at Sephora Malaysia or check out their standalone store in Pavilion Kuala Lumpur.

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Ask any ‘older millennial’ mom, and they will confirm they once wore BABY-G watches on their wrists. The newly launched BGD-10K boasts a colourful Y2K design that embodies the fun BABY-G essence. The watch can be worn conventionally or as a cute time-telling charm, which can be hung from its special holder with a strap.

And if that doesn’t teleport millennial mommies back in time, a beloved Sanrio character, Kuromi, has been made the official ambassador of this range. The brand-new BGD-10K watch is the first in the BABY-G + PLUS line offering personalised items to suit every style.

Purchase the BABY-G + PLUS watch here.

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For the mom who cares about her skin and how it ages, Paula’s Choice CALM Barrier Protect Mineral Sunscreen SPF30 is the perfect gift to add to her everyday skincare routine. Known to help reduce redness and other signs of skin irritations, this sunscreen is suitable for all skin types, including those with rosacea.

Not just your average sunscreen, the CALM Barrier Protect Mineral Sunscreen SPF30 is also packed with a calming blend of Allantoin, Centella Asiatica, and Prebiotics to help soothe, hydrate, and fortify your mama’s skin’s barrier and microbiome. We’re also vibing with the lightweight gel-cream formula.

This product is available from 29 May 2024 onwards, but you can always purchase a Paula’s Choice gift card first!

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When it comes to self-care and spas, Hammam Spa is one of the best in the game. If the queen of your heart loves good downtime, treat her to the Princess Package. For an hour and 45 minutes, she’ll be treated to a Hammam and Gommage experience, followed by an aromatic massage that will leave her feeling relaxed.

If someone else scrubbing her body down is not her jam, choose other treatments like an Aromatic Massage or Hammam Foot Ritual. Either way, she’d really appreciate a spa experience here.

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If your mom is a cinephile, you’ll want to take her on a movie date at the Aurum Theatre in The Exchange TRX. Located on Level 3 of the ultra-lux shopping centre in the city centre, the new Aurum Theatre is more than just a cinema. Complete with restaurants that offer an omakase experience, a movie night here will be like nothing she’s ever experienced.

There’s also the impressive IMAX theatre, which any movie-buff mommy would appreciate. It comes with fully reclining seats and a 12-channel sound system, which honestly earns its reputation as the best IMAX hall in the country.

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Image courtesy of Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur.

A teppanyaki lunch or dinner at Shangri-La is the perfect experiential gift for the foodie mom. From 18 to 30 May 2024, guest chef Akutsu Yoshiya, the chief head chef from Nadaman Tokyo, Japan, will showcase his culinary expertise in Teppanyaki cuisine.

The chef’s special highlights include signature creations like Teppanyaki Lobster with Sea Urchin Sauce served with fresh Sea Urchin and Truffle. If the lady in your life is not a seafood aficionado, there’s the rich flavours of Teppanyaki A5 Japanese Black Wagyu Sirloin and Tenderloin. Paired with seasonal greens, the meal is sure to impress.

If you’re looking for something extra special to treat your mom to, there’s a chance to experience a culinary masterpiece on 24 and 25 May 2024 with Shangri-La’s special 4-Hands dinner set menu, presented by Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur’s very own Zipangu Head Chef Takizawa and Chef Akutzu. The entire experience is made even more exquisite with a sake pairing session led by Sake Sommelier Danny Leong. The 4-Hands dinner set menu is priced at RM740 for the dinner menu only and RM920 with Sake pairing.

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