With Mother’s Day just around the corner, make sure you send your kids and hubby our ultimate gift guide, mama!
There are just under two weeks left to Mother’s Day, mama (it’s on May 14 so be sure your fam has their calendars marked!). Of course you should book in for Mother’s Day Brunch, but we certainly don’t think that’s where the pampering should end; here at Sassy Mama, Mother’s Day is serious business!
From spa days to jewellery to flowers and ways to stay fit, our Mother’s Day Gift Guide has something to satisfy every mama. Forward away, mamas!
Every mama deserves to be gifted a good time! The date night experts at DateFyx curate special outings for couples to reconnect. For Mother’s Day, they’ve put together the best experiences in town for a Family Date Night to pamper, spoil and celebrate mamas. Think glamorous picnic set-up, magical sunset cruise with live music, a family photoshoot, private yacht charter, fun workshops, curated hikes or limo rides and more… whoa, where do we sign up?! Plus, you’ll also be presented with a handmade, customised keepsake to remember those moments by!
Pack in more than just brunch on Mother’s Day at The American Club! The Club is holding an Open House for members and guests, inviting you to pop in and be treated to the most amazing strawberry display and free flow of bubbly right in the Club’s lobby. A range of free activities will be available for the whole family; receive a complimentary day pass and goody bag when you register as a guest. Friends of American Club Members that sign up for membership by May 31, 2017, will receive F&B welcome vouchers. Plus, enjoy DOUBLE WIN/WIN referral benefits if you sign up for membership between 14 to 31 May 2017 with a member’s referral!
Whether you’re into sleek and sexy or cool and playful, we are majorly crushing on the mama pajama options at online lingerie emporium Avec Amour. Among our faves: silky Bluebella Caitlin Cami and Shorts ($67.24 – so reasonably priced!) and the soft cotton Gisele Short PJ Set ($149.72) from one of our absolute favourite lingerie brands, Eberjey. Of course Avec Amour also offers plenty of sexy lingerie options, and mama necessities
At Sassy Mama we’re huge fans of eco-friendly, home design and furniture brand Commune; this Mother’s Day they’re collaborating with florist Flower Tales for a special promotion where mamas can choose from a variety of beautiful home décor vases to pair them with gorgeous fresh blooms (at a great price!). Gift packages come in three tiers: Small vase-with-florals gift packages start from $34.90, while medium gift packages start from $64.00 and large bundles start from $95.00. Pre-order is available through Sunday 7 May 2017 for self-collection on Saturday 13 May 2017 at Commune’s Paragon outlet, but you can order online or at any of Commune’s four locations!
When all else fails, you know what they say mama… “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend!” We know it might be a bit much to expect a ring the size of Mariah Carey’s from the hubstar (a girl can dream!), so try baby steps and hint him with some unique, contemporary jewellery instead. Embrace Jewellery is a local multi-label jewellery line with a comprehensive range of stylish yet highly affordable necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and rings from all over the world. Brands include Spanish line Uno de 50, Canadian brand Fervor Montreal and Dutch brand Joy Jewellery. We’ve got our eye on the new Spring/Summer ’17 collection from Velatti Spain, which features stunning handcrafted pieces with semi precious stones in silver or gold. Prices start from just $69, too!
Thinking of just the perfect gift gets too stressful for some, but we’ll never turn down receiving a hamper full of various goodies! Gift Hampers Singapore has plenty of options to choose from: The Perfect Match provides the perfect opportunity for mamas to enjoy the perfect lazy day at home with a bottle of mini Moet Rose, a body milk, a shower gel and more; the Nest Extract Hamper includes two sets of Essence of Chicken, with the options of two or three set of bottled bird nest; the Perfect Surprise Hamper (pictured) is full of exciting sweet and savoury treats including vanilla fudge, sesame seed flatbread, a chocolate bar, plus jam and mini Moet. Ordering online is made simple with the option to customise gifts that ensures mamas get only the best gift for their special day!
As much as we love daydreaming about having oodles of time to ourselves, we have to admit we’re always itching to go back to the hubby and kiddos, right mama? For the best of both worlds – relaxation and family entertainment – head to Sassy Mama fave, the Hollandse Club. We love the hidden gem’s quiet tropical surroundings, with a fabulous pool for a refreshing splash. While you kick your feet up and enjoy your ‘day off’, the hubs can take the little ones to one of many parent-child sports sessions in the pool or tennis courts, and meet you back at the alfresco terrace for a well-deserved brunch! Sign up for a FREE 1-month trial now, mama, and get the chance to take a staycation with affordable prices from just $110.
Hollandse Club, 22 Camden Park, Singapore 299814, www.hollandseclub.org.sg
Get ready to melt your tired body into a relaxing massage bed with So SPA’s So Much Love package, mama! It includes a 45-minute body scrub (choose from toning, detoxification or anti-aging options) and a 60-minute massage with a choice of The Sentosa Massage, So Relaxing Massage or Deep Tissue Oriental Massage. You’ll also get one-day unlimited access to So SPA’s outdoor spa garden facilities, featuring a 22-metre lap pool, float pools with cascading waterfalls, mud pools, meditative labyrinths and a ladies-only area. Yes, please!
So Much Love package available at $250++ per person or $480++ per couple from now through 30 June 2017.
Get pampered at Swissotel Merchant Court! Ellenborough Market Café offers a Mother’s Day Brunch where every mama will get to enjoy a premium Buddha Jumps Over The Wall delicacy on 13 – 14 May, while Crossroads Bar is set to spoil mamas with an exquisite Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea and a surprise Yves Rocher skincare gift set. Plus, book the award-winning Journey of the East treatment (which consists of an amazing Purifying Body Wrap, Lomi-Mae massage and express facial) at Pürovel Spa & Sports and receive a complimentary product from THEMAE throughout the month of May!
Swissotel Merchant Court, 20 Merchant Road, Singapore 058281, www.swissotel.com/hotels/singapore-merchant-court
Dining reservations: (+65) 6239 1847/1848 or [email protected]
Pürovel Spa & Sports bookings: (+65) 6239 1780/1783 or [email protected]
Spend quality time with the fam over a sumptuous lunch spread at Seasonal Tastes overlooking the city, and treat yourself to free-flow Champagne, mama! For a sweet escape, opt for an invigorating body scrub at Heavenly Spa, followed by a full body deep tissue massage to soothe aching muscles allowing you to emerge refreshed and rejuvenated.
The first 30 mamas booked for the Mother’s Day Spa Package will get a Themae Organic Dry Oil Face, Body & Hair product worth $55!
Mother’s Day lunch on Sunday, 14 May 2017, 12pm – 3pm at Seasonal Tastes priced at $88++ per adult inclusive of a glass of Champagne, house wine, beer or soft drink or $148++ per adult inclusive of free flow Champagne, house wines, beers and soft drinks. Reserve now, call (+65) 6922 6968 or email [email protected]
Mother’s Day Heavenly Spa by Westin promo available from 1-31 May 2017, priced at $250++ per person or $450++ per couple. For reservations, call (+65) 6922 6977 or email [email protected]
The Westin Singapore, 12 Marina View, Asia Square Tower 2, Singapore 018961, www.thewestinsingapore.com
The new limited-edition Heritage Body Care Collection has us totally tickled with its oh-so pretty collection of pretty floral scents, including Florentine Freesia, Old World Jasmine and Venetian Violet. Each scent comes in a perfectly-sized travel kit ($35) that includes Bath & Shower Gel, Body Lotion and Crabtree & Evelyn’s amazing Hand Therapy formulation – perfect for mamas on the go.
Crabtree & Evelyn Heritage Body Care Collection will be available at all Crabtree & Evelyn Stores.
We know we’ve touted this one before, but it’s a total game-changer that any mama will appreciate. First and foremost, its powerful motor cuts drying time in half (time saved = mama gold). Plus its more ergonomic and quieter than traditional hairdryers, and has three separate heat settings for maximum style control and shine. And of course you know we love its pretty pink colour!
Retails for $599; Buy it at Sephora.
Skincare is usually a little tough to gift, but when it comes in gorgeous packaging and made with all-natural ingredients, any mama will find it hard to resist. The Herb Farm is the latest New Zealand skincare import to hit our shores and we’ve really been loving the handcrafted, 100% natural line – in particular, the Rose Face Cream and Revitalising Face Mask, both totally nourishing with their unique blend of oils (we dare to promise you’ll wake up the next morning with incredibly soft, glowing skin, no matter how little sleep you’ve had!).
The Herb Farm, priced from $39 – $59, now available in select Watson’s stores and Watsons online
Any perfume-loving mama will love this cool new service, in which she can work with a professional mixologist to craft her own personal Eau de Parfum from among 25 different core scents. In addition to traditional scents like peach, violet, leather and musk, limited edition floral scents like peony and carnation will be introduced especially for Mother’s Day. Mamas can either leave it up to the mixologist to work his or her magic and hand-pour a custom scent on-site, or can participate in a 90-minute personal or group workshop to experiment, craft, and discover while forming a highly personal scent along the way. Each personal scent recipe will be documented so that mamas can return again and again – they can even replicate the scent for reed diffusers and candles!
Oo La Lab will be at Tangs Vivocity Mother’s Day pop-up (All About Mum) from 8th – 14th May, 2017
How much: On-the-spot-consultation: $49 for a 20ml crafted / personalised Eau de Parfum with your own customised label. 90min workshop (at Millenia Walk) – $98 for one participant and $176 for two
We have been longtime devotees of the classic Longchamp Pliage, which comes in a rainbow of pretty, punch colours and has all the features that make mamas’ live easier: a zippered-top to keep items secure; a handy pocket for storing small items like keys or phones; and tough, durable polymide canvas that stands the test of time. The updated Néo model also features a convenient detachable shoulder strap.
How much: $89 between 3-14 May (reg. $120)
Sassy Mama readers who are new to Shopee can take an extra $7 off their purchase with promo code MUMxSASSY (valid through 15 May with a minimum spend of $15)
Wearable fitness trackers are all the rage, but we must admit we particularly love the TomTom for its pretty shades, including Coral Red, Indigo Purple and Azure Blue in addition to sleek Black. It’s the first fitness tracker in Singapore to combine Body Composition Analysis with traditional metrics like steps, sleep, and heart-rate tracking, making it ideal to track a mama’s fitness progress over time. With its sports companion app mamas can stay motivated (or competitive with their friends or spouses!) and even toggle between sport-specific modes like running, cycling, and the gym.
How much: $189 at the TomTom Singapore online store, and most leading sports/IT retail stores including Challenger, Harvey Norman, Advance Lap, Motionsports, Axtro Sports, iRun, Hachi.tech and Parisilk
Mamas working in the CBD have a had a couple years to enjoy Virgin Active’s state-of-the-art gyms at Raffles Place and Tanjong Pagar (seriously, everything from an altitude simulation training studio to relaxing sleep pods!), now Holland Village mamas can join in the fun at the brand new club that will specialise in group exercise classes, including spinning, Pilates, anti-gravity yoga and all sorts of dance-based classes. Holland Village has long needed a full-service gym, and we’re thrilled to welcome Virgin Active to the neighbourhood! The club opens on Saturday, 13 May — just in time for Mother’s Day!
Virgin Active Holland Village, Raffles Holland V, 118 Holland Avenue, #03-05, Singapore 278997, Tel: (+65) 6911 0300, www.virginactive.com.sg