Mother’s Day is fast approaching, and it’s time to show your mum some extra love by gifting something special. But what do you buy for the most special lady in your life? No matter the gift, nothing can mount up to the love she’s given you, but there’s no harm in a little gesture to show your appreciation.
This year, we’ve curated a list of 12 gifts guaranteed to make her smile and appreciate the practicality — because who doesn’t love a useful present? As a bonus, they’re all homegrown brands! So, not only are you pampering your mum with a little special gift, but you’re also supporting local entrepreneurs.
1. Candles to set the mood – Lilin+Co
Established in 2016, Lilin+Co is an artisanal fragrance brand that offers 100% premium soy candles. With a bespoke range of scents – Chamomile & Osmanthus, Clove & Cedarwood, Eucalyptus & Pine, Lemongrass & Lime, Wild Frangipani, and more, you’ll indeed find something to delight your mum’s olfactory senses.
Each candle is carefully handmade to IFRA standard, achieves the strongest fragrance throw, and is ensconced in aesthetically beautiful packaging. They also contain natural calming properties to promote relaxation, making them a great self-care gift.
2. Essential oils for self-love – PlusVibes
If you’re looking for a gift that brings many benefits to your mum’s mind, body, and soul, then PlusVibes’ Self-Care essential oils make the perfect present! Each essential oil – Lavender, Chamomile, Eucalyptus, and Peppermint – is of therapeutic grade, as it is 100% pure and natural, with ingredients imported from Australia, Britain, and even France.
Allow your precious mum to reap the benefits of essential oils, including soothing the mind and body, mood and energy-boosting, and alleviating mental exhaustion.
3. A flower bouquet – BloomThis
This Mother’s Day, they have launched their artisan-crafted flowers such as red rose, orchid, pink lily, sunflower, and more, perfect for showing mum how much you love and appreciate her. Also, you can get a complimentary Laneige Goodnight Kit for a limited time when you shop for their Mother’s Day collection!
4. Timeless jewellery pieces – Wanderlust + Co
If you’re miles apart from your mother, don’t fret, as this local jewellery brand provides free global shipping for their affordable luxe plated jewellery. The word ‘wanderlust’ stands for the desire to seek beauty around us continuously, fitting for a brand that creates statement jewellery pieces.
So you can be assured that each piece is crafted to perfection and will complement your mum’s inner and outer beauty. Have her feel all kinds of unique with jewels of both sterling silver and quality recycled brass, plated with 14K to 18K gold and rhodium!
5. Healthy drinks – Wild Kombucha.Co
This Mother’s Day, you can celebrate and keep mum healthy by gifting her bottles of Wild Kombucha — a premium sparkling probiotic tea infused with high-quality ingredients, natural fruits, and flowers.
This local brand makes their kombucha traditionally in small batches, creating a naturally low sugar health elixir with the perfect balance of tang and tart. When you gift your mum a Wild Kombucha, you’re inevitably taking care of her health by supporting her digestion, immunity, and gut health!
6. Skincare essentials – Purpose Skin
Purpose Skin believes that skincare should be simple, effortless, high-quality, yet affordable; their range of four serums is one of our top picks for Mother’s Day. Formulated based on proven science-backed research, their products use only plant-based ingredients, making them gentle on your skin.
Celebrate your mum’s beauty by gifting her healthier skin with products that have no artificial fragrances and alcohol!
7. Beautiful batik apparel – KANOE Batik
KANOE incorporates the elements of traditional style and modern elegance in their beautiful batik garments. Their locally crafted clothing is perfect for mums who love batik patterns and quality fabrics.
They are soft, comfortable, and perfect for casual or business wear without looking too traditional. Gift your mum these batik pieces and have her think of you whenever she dons one of these!
8. Sweet treats – Lacher Patisserie
Lacher Patisserie (pronounced ‘la-share’) is a famous local French-inspired online cake shop that serves quality French entremets and classic premium cakes. Lacher’s selection of yummy French desserts is the perfect gift for mums who enjoy a sweet treat every once in a while.
Quality is essential to the brand; all cakes are professionally made from scratch using only the finest halal ingredients. Treat your mum with some love à la Francais style without having to leave your home, and if you’re lucky, she may even share some of the delicious cakes with you!
Hint: Our personal favourite of theirs is the Valrhona Caraibe Hazelnut Praline cake.
9. Delicious artisan chocolates – Cocoraw
Cocoraw is a homegrown brand offering great tasting confectionery chocolates at accessible prices. The crowd favourite here are the dark chocolate truffles made with 70% Belgian dark chocolate that will surely satisfy your mum’s sweet tooth.
Perfectly bite-sized and ranging from primary chocolate flavours to unique flavours such as teh tarik and salted gula Melaka, your mom will never get enough of these delectable treats!
10. Unique tea blends – The Tea Republic
If your mum’s a tea connoisseur, then surely The Tea Republic will be the best place for you to browse and select a thoughtful Mother’s Day gift. The brand offers a carefully curated selection of tea blends created with tea leaves, fruits, herbs, and spices sourced worldwide.
To make things more special, The Tea Republic also allows customisation of your tea gifts and packaging so that you can curate a unique and personalised set just for your mum!
11. An everyday bag – Sometime By Asian Designers
If you’re looking for a fashion item that will elevate your mum’s style game, then a semi-handmade bag from Sometime By Asian Designers will do the magic. The brand co-designs with very select established, creative, and impactful Asian designers and fashion icons, so owning a piece is a sure fashion statement. You can also personalise your mum’s name onto the bag, making it extra special!
12. Makeup must-haves – dUCk Cosmetics
Founded by entrepreneur Vivy Yusof, dUCk Cosmetics is part of the dUCk brand famously known for its beautiful and luxe scarves. Their cosmetic line subscribes to the brand’s overall ethos: to successfully encourage women worldwide to live their lives to the fullest.
Treat your mum to a beauty gift by selecting from their range of lipsticks, body butter, makeup brushes, and more! Your mum will thank you for helping her look and feel her best.