Check out our Christmas gifts for her in our go-to guide for anyone looking to buy a present for the special woman in their life
We all know that mamas do the bulk of the holiday shopping for the fam. Whether it’s sorting out Christmas dinner (either making reservations at restaurants or cooking up the turkey), sourcing gifts for everyone from kids to dads, mamas are busier than Santa’s elves at this time of year.
In other words, you definitely deserve some fab gifts, mama! So here it is, our round-up of Christmas gifts for her that offer something for every interest, from fitness subscriptions to lust-worthy soy candles and more we bring you gift ideas so you can shop for that mama friend — or even for yourself. Or you may want to tactfully send this Christmas gift guide for mamas to your other half to check out!
Sustainable clothing or accessories
Isn’t there something so special about shopping local? There’s definitely been a surge of cool sustainable local fashion brands to check out so you’ll be spoilt for choice on what to get for your gal pals, mama friends or sisters! We love Rawbought for their luxurious sleepwear, Baliza for their summery dresses ethically handmade with Indian textiles, OliveAnkara for their gorgeous bold African prints, BabeCave Batik plus multi-label stores specialising in sustainable local and regional brands such as ZERRIN (Marina One) and Design Orchard (Orchard Rd)!
Festive beauty gift sets or a gift card from Sephora
Doesn’t matter if your intended recipient ‘isn’t really a makeup person’ – we find that these days anybody can appreciate a little something from Sephora! The festive gift sets are absolutely irresistible, not just for their stunning packaging (perfect for gifting) but for their great value too. Some sets include full-sized products for a fraction of the price. And if you’re not sure what to get, we’re sure a gift card will be happily received!
Kate Spade 2022 Planner
If you’ve got a mama friend who would appreciate a pretty planner, this Kate Spade Planner from Papermarket would be perfect! After all, for some nothing beats writing our plans and notes down on paper. It’s beautifully decked out in graphic prints and colours on the inside and out, so she can take note of key dates and to-dos aesthetically, of course!
How much: $39.95
Where: Papermarket at 1 Kim Seng Promenade, #01-120 Great World, or papermarket.com.sg
Oh aren’t we all just obsessed with beautiful tablescapes these days? Ever-changing restrictions on dining out have really forced us to have more intimate dinners at home, which means dinner parties galore! We’ve spotted some beautiful gift-worthy placemats and napkins from Maisha Concept (read our interview with the founder here) and if you’re really looking to treat someone, newcomer The Wild Showcase offers a bevvy of luxurious homewares.
Curated Christmas Gift Box for New & Expecting Mama Friends
Know someone who’s having a Christmas baby or is currently pregnant? Here’s a gift specially designed for her! Based in Singapore, Arlou & Rose curates gifts specially for expectant mamas, new moms and babies. Whether you want a box to pamper a new mama, comfort her post-delivery, aid with breastfeeding, or to welcome a new baby, Arlou & Rose has the perfect gift box for Christmas! All items have been curated with quality and luxury in mind. Free delivery available islandwide.
Get 15% off your first order with promo code SMXMAS15 for all orders made between 1 November – 20 December 2021 with a minimum spend of $200! Offer cannot be used with any other promotions.
Us mamas are always looking to have our hands free, and sometimes the typical phone sling isn’t enough! We love the zipped sling pouches from Mori, a local brand that employs underprivileged women, many of whom are stay-at-home mamas. They also make larger utility bags, drawstring pouches and cute kids’ stationery and accessories. All their items are really affordable, making them great gifts for multiple mama friends at one go.
For candles we love anotherkynd’s kyndle range, Breathe Essentials Co. and Riau Candle Co. Most, if not all, of these candles are made with 100% natural hand poured soy wax, making them longer lasting and cleaner-burning than paraffin wax (so no hazy toxins in the air when they’re burning thank you very much!).
The jury is out on whether kitchen appliances make a good gift for Christmas but we reckon foodie mamas (or just anyone who loves a really good looking kitchen accessory) will appreciate this (though it could be best to ask first rather than surprise her with something). Look through our list of kitchenware shops in Singapore for high quality, internationally-acclaimed gourmet kitchenware, including beautiful Dutch ovens, special kitchen tools and accessories, useful appliances and more!
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
There’s so much to love about the Kindle, and now Amazon‘s come out with the thinnest, lightest Kindle Paperwhite yet that makes for the perfect Christmas gift! It comes complete with a glare-free display that reads like real paper even in bright sunlight, is waterproof (worry-free poolside reading, hello!), and is available in 8GB or 32GB to hold more magazines, comics or audiobooks.
Personalised jewellery is definitely having a moment right now, and we love that they’re particularly great for gifting! Local brand Del Rio Jewels has some gorgeous sustainably made mama-themed bracelets and necklaces, or you can even opt to customize a ring in your gift receiver’s initials. Other brands we love are Artnash, SOAMI, and Tiffany & Co.
Activewear & Fitness Gear
You can’t go wrong with some pretty, functional activewear for a fit mama! We’re lusting after the swoon-worthy styles by Vivre Activewear, Lorna Jane and Outfyt. Some stunning printed yoga mats have caught our eyes too – particularly the ones by Sugarmat and baaba.co (supersized, ultra-light mats that also double as playmats for kids!).
Fitness Class Subscription
If your other half is into fitness, or if they would like to take more time for themselves, we bet a fitness package would be appreciated! There’s something for every interest out there, from pole dancing to F45 to bungee! Check out our roundup of unique fitness classes or personal trainer sessions for more inspo!
Facials or Massages
What better gift to get a busy mama than the gift of rest and relaxation? Pick from our list of the best facial spots in town, or get a masseuse to come to her! Try a mobile spa service – we’re fans of SoleHouse and Aleyda.