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What Mum Does Not Want This Mother’s Day

Don’t give this to mum next week.

So we did a straw poll of what mums want for Mother’s Day, and here are the results.


#1 Most Wanted Gift
A handmade/DIY present

Awww…. It turns out what mama really wants is not something expensive or glamorous. She just wants to know that you care enough to spend time making something with your own bare hands for her. We suggest baking a cake or cookies, or crafting a scrapbook filled with special photos and memories. Trust us — it’s the thought that counts, and she’ll love it.

#2 Most Wanted Gift
A pampering beauty treatment

After a long, hard day of being mum, all some mothers want is to be pampered. Give her some much-kneaded TLC with a spa package. How about the Dream of Me spa indulgence package at Aramsa Spa, which includes a Rose Brilliance Facial, a Rose Petal Scrub and a Rose Radiance Massage? The 150min treatment is $288 at www.aramsaspas.com. 

#3 Most Wanted Gift
A new handbag

A failsafe gift, provided you know what kind of bag mum likes. Try the Cameron street roses little babe bag ($480) from Kate Spade. It looks sweet and feminine, yet chic and modern.

 #4 Most Wanted Gift
Flowers

Because who doesn’t love flowers? For a cool upgrade from the usual bouquet, try a bloombox from www.thefloralatelier.co. 

 #5 Most Wanted Gift
Beauty products

You may think a beauty coffret is a boring gift, but don’t mess with the tried and tested. We’re sure mum will love the pretty-as-a-picture Chloé Spring 17 Prestige  set featuring the Signature Fleur de Parfum ($176). From BHG Bugis Junction, Isetan Scotts, Tangs, Metro and Robinsons. 

#6 The least wanted gift
Homeware/kitchenware

Out of the six gifts in our poll, mums ranked homeware and kitchenware as the gift they least wanted to receive. Obviously, she just wants a break from the kitchen or doing household chores. But what if your gift was as stylish as the Philips SmartPro Compact Robot Vacuum Cleaner ($799; more info at www.philips.com.sg), which lets her put her feet up while a robot does the dust-busting? Oh well, you can try. But maybe she’d still prefer a handmade card. Who knows?

Here are more Mother's Day gift ideas and where you should bring mummy dearest to go makan this Mother's Day. 

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