20 Mother's Day Gift Ideas

From flowers and fragrances to massages and minaudieres, make her day this Sunday with these beauties.

SPOT.ph gives you 20 gift ideas for your favorite homemaker, cheerleader, toughest critic, and life coach:


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1. Leyende's Smoothie Operator

If your mom is as nurturing as Mother Earth, she'll appreciate Leyende's Smoothie Operator, a luxurious moisturizing bath gel made with organic aloe vera, sweet almond oil and virgin coconut oil. Locally-made and paraben-free, choose from yummy scents such as greenberry, vanilla coconut, and kokomojo (tropical fruit with hints of mandarin orange).
Price: P350, order from leyende.com

2. Stella fan-shaped minaudiere from Bolsito

Make her shine with this minaudiere from Bolsito, so she can rock her frocks at any party or family gathering on her calendar.
Price: P1,200, order from bolsitobags.multiply.com

3. Lush Dream Cream

With a subtle soft scent, the blend of oatmilk and roses is a sure to treat your mom's gentle skin with its plant extracts and oats which used to treat dry skin.
Price: P975, available at all Lush branches


4. Flowers from Michi Calica Fresh Flowers

Gift your mom with sophisticated stems with a couture bouquet from Michi Calica Fresh Flowers. Order this arrangement of lilies and purple blooms and get a spa certificate from Massage by Us for free 1-hour massage. E-mail michicalicaflowers@gmail.com or call 584-5061 / (0917) 897-9759 to place your order (P1,000 up).

5. Avon Anew Clinical Derma-full Facial Filling Cream

Keep mom glowing and ageless with Avon Anew Clinical Derma-full Facial Filling Cream, an anti-aging cream that restores facial fullness and plumps out wrinkles without needing to go under the knife.
Price: P1,200 for the 30 gram jar/ P635 for the 15 gram jar, check avon.com.ph or call 864-2900

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6. Women, Work and the Art of Savoir Faire: Business Sense and Sensibility

Get mom this hardcover that inspires every woman to live the good life and savor every minute of it. From the author of "French Women Don't Get Fat," it includes stories and helpful hints on how to balance work and life, and how to never lose sight of what's important.

Price: P1,050, at Fully Booked

7. Kiehl's Crème de Corps Nurturing Body Washing Cream

She can never have too many shower creams and Kiehl's Crème de Corps helps maintain  skin's moisture balance made with glycerine, jojoba oil and shea butter. The silky formula is   non-drying and lathers instantly, for indulgent bath time your mom loves. Available at Kiehl's, Greenbelt 5 (P1,000 up).

8. "Cook with Jamie" cookbook

Feed her passion for cooking with a new cookbook from Jamie Oliver. With 100 new recipes, tips, and beautiful photographs, it's Jamie Oliver's most accessible book to date.
Price: P1,799 at Fully Booked


9. Aranaz bag

Give her a reason to dress up  to match her pretty new Aranaz bag from the Summer 2010 collection. With ocean-inspired designs in bright summer colors, they are an easy way to wake up her wardrobe. Available at Aranaz, Powerplant Mall,  and Greenbelt 5,  Makati City (P1,000 up).

10. L'occitane Feu d'Orange Perfume

Treat your mother to a new scent, one with a blend of citrus and wood notes that will keep her cheery and fresh-smelling.
Price: P2,750, available at L'occitane, TriNoma Mall, Quezon City

11. Engraved iPod

An engraved iPod with just the right loving message will be music to her ears. Engraving is free when you order from the Apple Online store, or add a few more pesos to ship the iPod in the Apple signature gift box with a personalized gift card. Order online at apple.com and opt for the express shipping (P2,700 up).

12. Flyweight tote from The North Face

Function meets passion in this flyweight tote perfect for traveling moms. A foldable tote that she can bring on trips as a back-up bag for souvenirs she wasn't expecting to buy or shopping finds that won't fit in the luggage.
Price: 2,490 at ROX, Bonifacio High Street, Taguig

13. Teac Stereo

Take your mom to a trip down memory lane with this jukebox-inspired stereo, with a clock radio and USB slot. Available in black and red at 5th Avenue Electric City, with branches at the TriNoma Mall, Shangri-la Mall, SM Mall of Asia and Park Square 1, Makati City (P5,000 up).


14. Mario Batali cookware

Give the domestic goddess the best tools for the kitchen. Mario Batali cookware at Gourdo's will have everything she will ever need to cook her next masterpiece meal.
Price: P4,200 (Mario Batali Panini Grill and Press); P 5,130 (Mario Batali 6-Quart Italian Essentials Pot); Available at Gourdo's The Fort Strip, Taguig and TriNoma Mall, Quezon City.

15. Take her to the Peninsula Manila's "Mom and Her Girls' Lounge"

Give the pampering she deserves on Mom's Day. Take her to the champagne brunch of The Lobby at the Peninsula Manila (P1,600++ per person) and get pampering at the "Mom and Her Girls' Lounge" at the Conservatory and  receive mani and pedis from the Nail Bar, a Clarins back & neck massage, and a Murad or Dermalogica express facial courtesy of Rustan's Cosmetics. The Lounge will be open from 11:30 a.m to 2:30 p.m. on May 9.

The Peninsula Manila is at the corner of Ayala and Makati Avenues, Makati City. Tel. No. 887-2888

16. Total Indulgence Package at The Spa

Give her a posh treatment at The Spa with a body scrub, massage and a facial.
Price: P3,200, available at all branches of The Spa.

17. Paraffin Pleasures Package at the Nail Spa

Give your hard-working mother the perfect paraffin fix with the Paraffin Pleasures package at the Nail Spa which includes hand and foot scrub, basic cleaning, paraffin treatment for both hands and feet and a 5-minute massage, for P1,450.

Nail Spa is at Unit 106 First Midland Condominium, 109 Gamboa St., Legaspi Village , Makati City (817-3128), Shangri-la Plaza Mall, EDSA corner Shaw Blvd. , Mandaluyong City (687-7011) and 5th Floor, The Block, SM City, North Avenue corner EDSA, Quezon City (441-0323, 0926- 390-158).


18. Urban Spa's The Executive List

A combination of a mini-facial, back massage and a luxury polish will give the stressed homemaker just the right pick-me-up session to unclench shoulders and unattended skin (P2,400).

Urban Spa is at 5th Level Shangri-la Plaza Mall EDSA cor. Shaw Blvd. Mandaluyong City. Tel. No. 687-6195.

19. Hanakazumi treatment at the Neo Day Spa

Treat her to a rejuvenating scrub and massage for two blissful hours with Neo Day Spa's Hanakazumi treatment with cherry blossom-scented scrub (P2,000).

Neo Day Spa is at Net One Center, 26th St. corner 3rd Ave., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City. Tel. No. 815-8233.

20. Renewal package at Amezcua Wellness Center

Take her to a much-needed trip to Amezcua for much needed R&R. Get her the Renewal package which includes her choice of body massage and body scrub plus 30 minutes in the Jacuzzi (P2,600).

Amezcua Wellness Center is at 122 Katipunan Avenue, White Plains, Quezon City. Tel. No. 913-1353

Photographs from leyende.com, Stylebible.ph (Bolsito), Lush, fullybookedonline.com, L'Occitane, apple.com, thenorthface.com, gourdos.com.ph, 5thavenue.com.ph, The Peninsula Manila, nailspamanila.blogspot.com, www.urbanspaphil.com, thespa.com.ph, Neo Day Spa.

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