Contributed by Tina Relampagos
When we talk about our Moms, we can’t help but agree on some things. One, she just can’t get enough of you… when you were young. Two, she regrets you’ve grown up so fast. Three, she still worries about you even when you catch a simple cold. Four, she thinks you’re not eating enough and but when she sees you eat, she thinks you’re eating too much. And five, there is no one in the world who can compare to her compassion and tact. But our Moms are also unique because each has her own preferences, quirks, and type. So this Mother’s Day, let’s give the Moms of our lives gifts that suit the type of woman that they are. Let’s give them gifts that they will truly appreciate.
For the Queen of the Kitchen Mom. Some Moms have an act of turning home cooked meals into gastronomic artwork. Not a single dish is made instantly because they put time, thought and clearly, a lot of effort in making your family get-togethers something to look forward to. She taught you how to pick the freshest ingredients from the market and how to best cook them. She even restocks your fridge on weekends! On Mother’s Day, return the favour by treating her to some classic dishes made especially by acclaimed dining destinations like Stella Wood-fired Bistro at BGC and Museum Café in Ayala. Feast with her on Margherita Pizza and Norwegian Salmon that only Stella can make so perfectly. Dine with Museum Café’s own twist on Salted Egg Crispy Prawn and Leche Flan Turon with Chocnut sauce.
For the Style maven Mom. There are Moms who seem to have an act of wearing and picking-out the latest in fashion. From signature pieces to bazaar bargains, she puts them on like they came straight out of Fashion TV. She taught you how to pick styles and cuts that actually look good on you. She continues to challenge you to present your best self. A Mom like her deserves custom made pieces from some of the country’s noted designers like Rosanna Ocampo and TAN-GAN.
For the Doting Mom. They just can’t help it. You are so precious to them that you’ve been called a Mama’s boy or Mama’s girl since you were a baby. She makes everything ready to go so you don’t have to wait a single second for it, whether that’s your baon, clothes, snacks, keys, even extra cash. To her you deserve everything because you truly are her bundle of joy. This time, show her how much she deserves the same attention and care by going on a date with her at some of the fanciest places in the city – Makati Shangri-la’s Circles Event Café and Le Jardin Manila. At Circles Event Café, you and your Mom can enjoy meals made fresh from all over the world. But if it’s gourmet French cuisine that you’re after, book a table at Le Jardin Manila where you can enjoy a great view of the city too.
For the Mom at Home and Boss at Work. Some Moms inspire us by soaring high in their careers without skipping a beat in caring for you. They are rearing to go in the morning and go straight to their emails and phone calls after checking on you. People look up to them and many wish they have the same drive as your Mom. People who marry passion with work rarely find time to make a relaxing break because they love what they do. It doesn’t mean though that they don’t deserve it. Give your hard working Mom a good reason to relax this Mother’s Day with a luxurious and exclusive booking at Aruga by Rockwell, or a quick yet refreshing pampering by Nail Spa.
For Ms. Congeniality Mom. You probably have more family friends than actual relatives because your Mom is everyone’s best friend. She is kind, accommodating, a good listener and down to earth. She gets invited in every gala, afternoon barbeques, cheese and wine nights and midday chats with the neighbour. She pushes you to meet new people, be friends with their kids, and be generous with what you have in as much as you are given all that you need. Give her something that will make her enjoy going out even more with the latest fragrance from Fresh Fragrance Bar and stylish Maillots from I Love Koi!
For the Mom who Has it All. Some Moms are difficult to give gifts to because they just seem to have it all – loving husband, great kids, successful business or career, admirable hobbies, and healthy lifestyle. So what’s left for you to give? Moms who divide their time to their many passions, including her family, deserves a timeless gift just like curated jewelry from CuraV and limited designed jewelry by Etoile. Another great idea is to spend time with her this weekend and go to Manila Sundance Bazaar together! Check out some local brands, great food, drinks, music. You can even go to the free craft workshop with her. It’s this May 6 to 8 at the World Trade Center, from 11AM to 9PM. Now that’s quality time that you can’t replace.
Mother’s Day is on May 8, 2016 – this Sunday! Treat this as a friendly warning that you only have about 4 days to prepare for that big day. But don’t worry, you can give quick and thoughtful gifts to your one and only Mom and to your Mommy friends through Gifted.PH. For more gift ideas this Mother’s Day, check out more recommended gifts for Mom.