We’ve already given you our Ultimate Gift Guides for Kids and Hubbies, but don’t worry mama, we wouldn’t forget you! In fact we saved the best for last: from organic hampers, to maternity evening wear, to truly stunning jewellery from a renowned local designer, we’ve got plenty for you to pine for (or gift to some very lucky friends!). And if you’re really looking to treat yourself (or just do some nice window shopping from the comfort of home), be sure to check out our roundup of Favourite Independent Jewellery Designers in Singapore!
Cath Kidston “Townhouses” Big Leather Trim Tote
Such a cute print, and big enough to fit all a mama’s bits and bobs from bottles and nappies, to a laptop or change of shoes!
$154.66 at Cath Kidston, 2 Orchard Turn, #B2-48 ION Orchard, Singapore 238801. Click here for more locations.
Chocolate & Tea Experience at Capella Singapore
The perfect treat for the frazzled mama: a luxurious Chocolate and Tea Experience featuring Valrhona chocolate and Gryphon Tea Company tea. Available every Friday at The Knolls, for six weeks only, mums can indulge in a decadent chocolate buffet spread with the opportunity to pick their preferred tea blends with a Gryphon Tea sommelier and learn about the intricacies of various chocolates with a Chocolatier.
$48++ each afternoon from 4-8pm through 2 January 2015; click here for more information
Clare Haxby Studios “Singapore Shophouses”
Who isn’t a fan of Englishwoman Clare Haxby’s beautiful Singapore-inspired artwork, which can be found gracing the walls of many of the island’s finest boutiques and hotels? Perfect whether you’re looking for a punch of colour to spice up the living room, or a unique memento of your time in The Little Red Dot.
$450 & up depending on framing options, www.clarehaxby.com
Indian Spicebox Kit
This gorgeous, colourful and compact box demystifies Indian cooking and even comes with 30 fun and uncomplicated recipes to try out. Singapore mama Namita Moolani Mehra launched the Spicebox Facebook page in 2010 as a way to share the joys of Indian cooking, and now she’s got a following 50,000 fans strong!
$79.99 at Indian Spicebox
Janice Wong Sweet Treats
Award-winning pastry chef Janice Wong (of 2am:dessertbar fame) has launched a whimsical pop up shop at Gardens by the Bay just for the holidays, followed by the opening of a permanent shop at ION Orchard from 22 December. Featuring everything from “green mistletoe” cakes to gorgeous sugar flower lollies and pots of chocolate paint, it’s a one-stop-shop for stocking stuffers or little gifts for friends.
$3 & up at the Festive Market at Gardens by the Bay through 21 December, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
Kala Pata Pink Peony iPhone Case
We can’t get enough of local designer Kala Pata’s bold prints, which take their inspiration from Peranakan shophouse tiles in neighbourhoods like Joo Chiat and Kampong Glam. Her lacquer boxes and gorgeous wrapping paper are ideal for gifts, too!
$22 for iPhone 5s/5c; for more patterns see Kala Pata’s website
Keungzai One Shoulder Column Maxi Maternity Dress
Even if you’re pregnant and have to take it easy with the champers this New Year’s Eve, that’s no excuse not to look fabulous! Draping master Keungzai already charmed us with their chic nursing wear, and they’re back at it with this luxe modal jersey piece that can be worn before, during or after pregnancy.
$505.34 at Keungzai
Marilyn Tan “Bougainvillea Collection” Bracelet, Earrings and Ring
We are crushing hard on these gorgeous, handcrafted rose gold and rose quartz pieces from Singapore designer Marilyn Tan, who’s displayed her work at Paris Fashion Week.
“Bougainvillea Collection” bracelet ($2,800), earrings ($1,800), and ring ($1,200) from Marilyn Tan Jewellery; click here for stockists
The Organic Grocer “Season’s Finest” Box
We all know organic eating is basically a luxury here in Singers; what better time to pamper yourself and the fam than the holidays? This fab bundle includes an organic free-range turkey, 5kg of organic Western veggies, cranberry sauce and much more.
$210 at The Organic Grocer; make sure to order by 20 December!
Ria Menorca Wedges
All of Singapore seems to be going crazy for this beautiful handmade leather footwear from Menorca. Both comfy and stylish, the silver snake-skin print makes the wedge perfect for the party season.
From $150, Ria Menorca, Chillax Market, The Grandstand, 200 Turf Club Rd, Singapore 287994
Urban Decay’s Naked on the Run Palette
The ultimate make-up palette for the mama-on-the-run (and aren’t we all?)! Colours are fun, but not too wild for the playground or preschool pick-up. And it’s so perfectly compact!
$85, available at all Sephora outlets