Meaningful Mother’s Day Gifts For Every Budget
With Mother’s Day just around the corner, it is still not too late to plan a date with your mom or buy her a gift.
Expensive gifts are not necessarily the most meaningful ones. Your mom might just want to spend time with you amidst your busy schedule. Besides the usual bouquet of flowers and ‘Happy Mothers’ Day’ texts, here are a few gift ideas for every budget.
$0: Something From The Heart
Making a nice card or a handmade gift for your mother requires time and effort on your part but is a great way to show your mom your gratitude and love for her. A gift which is handmade and full of sincerity is priceless. A few hugs and kisses would be the icing on the cake!
$20: Explore Local Places Together
Singapore’s one of the top tourist destinations in Southeast Asia. Explore your own country with your mother by bringing her to places both of you don’t often go to such as Gardens By The Bay. The entrance fee is $20 to visit 2 conservatories. You can also take a few beautiful photographs during the exploration to keep for memories’ sake, and also to give your mom a new background photo for her smartphone.
For the more activity and sports-loving families, going to places like East Coast Park to cycle would make a great family day.
$50: Do An Activity Together
Some art spaces in Singapore offer you the chance to make your own paintings! Places such as Liberty Art Jam by Artify Studio work on a pay-what-you-wish system with a social element. Bring your mother there to let your creative juices flow and to see who has a greater knack for art.
Not keen on art? Other activities you can do together with your mom include creating your perfume suited to your preferred scent at Je’taime or, if both of you are bookworms, spend a day in The Book Café.
$70: Curated Box Of Surprise
Sites such OkimochiBox sell the concept of a surprise with their gift boxes. Based on the information you provide them, they curate a box of items with the aim of surprising and putting a smile on the recipient’s face. You won’t know what’s in the box until your recipient receives it!
A gift box for Mother’s Day starts at $70 and you can opt to increase your price category up to $200 to increase the number of items in the box. They also provide free delivery, special gift-wrapping and a handwritten card. But don’t be surprise if you are just as surprise as your mom.
$100: Dinner Date
For the busy bees, even time for meal with your parents would be difficult to come by. Set aside the time to bring your mother out for a good meal with her favorite food. This could also mean cooking for her or eating her homecooked food.
$200: Spa Relaxation
Bring your mom out for a few hours of relaxation! At a spa, you can both get a massage and/or facial together. Take the chance to catch up with your mom while both of you are receiving the relaxing treatment in the same room.
If you want to spend more and have time on your hands (not to mention “Leaves” to spare), plan a holiday trip with your mother! This does not need to be a 2-week long vacation to a faraway country. Even somewhere nearby, such as Bintan or Batam, for a short 3d2n would be great to spend quality time with your mother. For a more relaxing time, you can choose to book a resort with various facilities and services rather than a tour.
Of course there are other great gift options out there and you would know your mom’s preferences best. Make the most of this Mother’s Day to remind your mom how much you love and appreciate her. No gift is better than the gift of time, especially when you as a working adult are unable to spend quality time with your mom frequently.
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