Whether you need some inspo or want to give your partner some good ideas, our guide to the best Mother’s Day gifts for 2018 has you covered!
Mother’s Day is just a few weeks away, mama (Sunday 13 May, in case it’s not circled in red on your calendar like it is on ours…), and if your partner or kids need a bit of a nudge, consider us a friendly elbow! From photo shoots to much-deserved spa breaks and bountiful blooms, our guide to the best Mother’s Day Gifts has something to suit every taste and budget. And of course we’ve got some exclusive discounts just for Sassy Mamas (and their families)!
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LB Photography is a new studio based in Singapore offering everything from Newborn and Maternity shoots to family portraits and fine art photography. Professionally trained photographer Laura Bell’s style is all about the beauty of minimalism and simplicity, which definitely shines through in her stunning images!
Even better, she’s recently launched a project called Mothers and Daughters for a Purpose, which aims to capture the love of mothers and daughters while inspiring and empowering women in need. For every mother and daughter photo shoot that’s part of the project, LB Photography donates an impressive 20% of the fees to selected charities. If ever there was the perfect time to capture the eternal and loving bond between mothers and daughters, this was it! In 2018 the MAD4PURPOSE campaign will be supporting Dress for Success Singapore, which aims to empower disadvantaged women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire, and the development tools to help them thrive in work and in life.
Clearly it is never a bad time for chocolate, but the Mother’s Day Collection from this artisanal chocolatier is particularly gorgeous. Choose from a wide selection of exotic-flavoured premium chocolates made fresh with only the finest ingredients, and get it all wrapped up in beautiful hand-embellished boxes that add a delightfully personal touch that truly elevates this already sweet gesture.
Want more? ANJALICHOCOLAT will also be offering an incredible chocolate-making workshop at its beautiful chocolate school (yes, such a thing exists!) at lush Dempsey Hill. Specially tailored for mothers and their kids, the workshop on Saturday 5 May is a great way to start celebrating the sweetest of bonds a little early.
Anjalichocolat, Units #01-15 & #01-16, Block 73 Loewen Road, Singapore 248843, Tel: (+65) 6509 6800, www.anjalichocolat.com
This one’s ideal for new mamas with babies! What mama doesn’t deserve some well-deserved rest and relaxation? Cult U.S. skincare brand Clary Collection (named after the calming herb clary sage) was created by two new mamas who were after products free of nasties. Formulated with just a handful of 100% organic ingredients (including cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil and soothing lavender), products like Clary Bath + Body Oil, the super calming Clary Balm, and Clary Renew + Repair Oil are perfect for nourishing skin that is stretching or healing.
Find it at Hunter + Boo
Getting glam just got easier with these ultra-moisturising high pigment lipsticks from Japan’s much-raved-about cosmetic brand, Excel! These Lip Suits are made with a 10° angle to fill in the lips perfectly, plus we love the rectangle shape – no more worrying about blunt lipsticks! The unique shape allows for a thorough, defined application. Each Lip Suit contains squalane, jojoba seed oil and olive fruit to smoothen dry lips, and SPF21 PA++ to protect puckers from harmful ultraviolet rays. Us mamas can’t forget to give our lips attention too!
Find it: Lip Suit available in 7 stunning shades at $22.90 each, available for purchase in Watsons physical stores and online.
What’s Mother’s Day without gorgeous May flowers?! Local florists The Happy Bunch are offering FREE same-day delivery on their signature Mother’s Day bouquet anytime between 7-13 May (prices start at just $68, and “you” can pre-order now…). Anyone who orders before 30 April stands a chance to win one of six Art Jam sessions (sponsored by Klook), while anyone who orders between 1-13 May will be entered to win one of four overnight staycations at Naumi Hotel!
Enter promo code sassymama10 for an exclusive 10% off Mother’s Day products anytime through 13 May 2018, while stocks last!
We LOVE Focus Pilates at Sassy Mama; it’s Singapore’s largest integrated Pilates and physiotherapy studio in Singapore, providing world class fitness and rehab options since 2004, and it’s got two super convenient locations at Orchard and Raffles Place, all kitted out with the absolute latest Pilates equipment and awesome instructors.
In honor of Mother’s Day (throughout the month of May), Focus Pilates invites mamas to join them for a complimentary 45-minute trial Pilates class. If you were ever curious about Pilates but perhaps intimidated by the equipment, mama, now is the perfect time to give it a go! And if you’re pregnant, mamas who purchase a Prenatal Kick-Start package will instead receive an additional, complimentary Prenatal class!
22 Malacca Street, #08-00 RB Capital Building, Singapore 048980, (+65) 6235 3938
302 Orchard Road, #08-03/04 Tong Building, Singapore 238862, (+65) 6733 8785
If your flower tastes tend toward the minimalistic, mama, these elegant, Korean-style bouquets from Floristique’s Wendy Han are for you. She personally handpicks her flowers from the nursery every day! Shop online for beautifully crafted, seasonal or exotic creations, or simply give her a call or pop by her studio to discuss a special order. She just requires two hours’ notice for urgent orders, on the off chance your beloved is a bit of a procrastinator…
Enter promo code SASSY20 for an exclusive 20% discount!
Floristique, 18 New Industrial Road, #06-42, Singapore 536205, Tel: (+65) 9853 4620, www.floristique.sg
Whether you’re a super fit mama looking for a new physical challenge, or a mama who’s been less than enthused about starting a fitness routine, GuavaPass gives you access to over 200 studio classes across Singapore. With yoga, prenatal, post-natal, Pilates, indoor cycling and HIIT classes, there is truly something for every taste and fitness level. Topnotch studio partners include the likes of Absolute Cycle, Barre 2 Barre, COMO Shambhala Urban Escape, Freedom Yoga, WeBarre and much more. Even cooler: GuavaPass actually gives you membership to classes in 11 different cities!
Plus, if you’re new to GuavaPass, mama, you can enjoy 20% off class packages.
Mamas who love a little pampering can indulge in some daily masking (yes, daily!) with Japan’s No.1 Top Selling Facial Mask brand, Lululun! Lululun’s 100% Microfiber Cotton masks are designed for daily use, and contain the equivalent of about four bottles of toner (520ml) per pack. The Lululun Precious Age-Defying Brightening Daily Mask 32s is an especially great gift for mamas with double the amount of hyaluronic acid to reduce fine lines and slow down melanin production – giving you brighter, smoother skin!
We are totally ogling this gorgeous wear-anywhere cuff made with Rainbow Moonstone, Rose Quartz and White Agate, and these colourful stacked rings (comprised of Rainbow Moonstone, Rose Quartz and Labradorite) from Lustre Jewellery designer Anaita Thakkar, who specialises in handcrafted, affordable pieces of jewellery with semi-precious stones. Each piece is handcrafted by artisans in limited quantities, and she never repeats her collections, so you can be sure that whatever piece you’re lucky enough to receive will be extra special. Each collection has a whimsical style and is inspired by Anaita’s love for travel and nature.
Quote sassy10 for 10% off your purchase with no minimum spend required!
Keen to support a homegrown cosmetics brand? Paraben-free and dermatologically tested, Note BB Cream balances skin tone and provides natural coverage, as well as all-important sun protection. Vital (and yummy!) ingredients like wheat germ, white grape and orange peel add vibrancy and help reduce the visibility of skin blemishes, while Vitamin E protects the skin from external aggressors and sunflower seed oil helps correct skin tone. Note Cosmetics BB Cream is suitable for all skin types, and is available in three different shades.
Believe us when we say stepping into Aramsa Spa will have you feeling like you’ve been transported to a tropical oasis, mama! Located within beautiful Bishan Park, it’s home to 17 uniquely designed treatment rooms, all with outdoor showers and some even with luxurious hydrotherapy baths. The couples therapy rooms will also have the hubs booking a session for some much-needed pampering in no time! You can turn your visit to Aramsa into a day-long retreat with a yoga session at Yoga Seeds and lunch/dinner at Canopy or ToriYard, all located within the same grounds. If you’re pressed for time, the weekday facial promotion of just $88 makes it an easy choice to squeeze in some me-time! Full list of services and prices on their website!
After taking America by storm, Google Home (and Google Home Mini) have finally arrived in Singapore! Besides getting answers to your most burning questions (from translations, to calculations, to recipe conversions) and turning up the music, mamas can also use these sleek devices to manage everyday tasks (like appointments in your calendar or even singing lullabies to your kiddos!), or control home appliances like your TV and aircon. Google Home even speaks Singaporean English, so words like kopitiam and MRT won’t be lost on it!
We seriously can’t wait til our kids are old enough to read and write because this “paper time capsule” is SO SWEET! This book of 12 fold-and-mail-style envelopes invites sons and daughters to reflect and express gratitude to their mamas by writing letters, with prompts like “A special memory I have of you is…” “From you, I learned the importance of…”, and “One thing I’m glad we share is…”. Envelopes also include stickers and postdates, so that when mamas decide to open them some day in the future, they’ll have tangible reflections of their child’s love at a very particular moment in time.
Find it at Elly, #02-29 Cluny Court, 501 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 259760
Bintan is so easy to get to, we sometimes forget that the beachy island is right on our doorstep! Their luxurious Mother’s Day Special – available from now til the end of May – includes return land transfers, daily buffet breakfast, onetime breakfast in bed for mamas, a bottle of wine on arrival, one complimentary cake during the stay, flower decorations, a set dinner for two at Rica Rica Restaurant, one complimentary massage per stay for mama, and 10% off spa by ila products. With gorgeous pool villas and a selection of ocean view rooms, the hustle and bustle of life in Singapore will feel a million miles away, mama!
This luxe French skincare brand has just launched its newest range, nOctuelle, which is all about rejuvenating your skin while you sleep. Multi-tasking? Yes, please! Drawing on the power of stabilized Vitamin C, which is is renowned for its anti-ageing action, nOctuelle creates an ultra-targeted nighttime cosmetic solution that can actively fight the visible effects of daytime aggression on the skin (hello, stress and life with children!) and also revive the skin for morning. Products include the Detox Resurfacing Overnight Cream ($179) to detoxify and smooth, and the Chrono-Destressing Sleeping Mask ($99 x 8) to de-stress and synchronize cells to start producing more oxygen. Treat yo’ selves, mamas!