May 3, 2018

This is a public service announcement: Mother’s Day is on May 13—which means you have about ten days to confront your indecision over what to get your mother (and mother figures). Flowers and a fancy lunch are great and all, but that could be interpreted as either: (1) an “I couldn’t think of anything else gift” or (2) a last resort.

Don’t wait until the last minute to panic over getting her something nice. Browse through some of our picks—hopefully you’ll find one to your liking—and get it as early as now. You have the weekend to go shopping and an ample amount for an online order to arrive. Chop chop.


Insulated water bottle from Klean Kanteen

If you have no clue as to what your mom likes, then a practical gift like an insulated water bottle might be your best bet. For P1,950, you can choose from Klean Kanteen’s colorful variety of classic 20oz. bottles.


Scented candle from Saan Saan

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If you can’t take your mom out for a relaxing spa date, then bring the spa experience to her. Saan Saan’s handmade soy candles are packaged in stylish amber-colored apothecary jars and come in interesting scents like Patchouli at the Temple, Baker St. of Poblacion, Kung Tag-Araw, and many more—some of which are special edition. Prices vary from P500 to P600, and they’ll be releasing a limited batch over the weekend, so be sure to order soon.


Woven tote bag from Elinora

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Your mom might already have her designer handbag of choice, but a rustic tote bag like the Cora from Elinora might be a refreshing change. (It’s also easier on the wallet for us kids.)


Raw organic coconut oil from Kapuluan

Your mother might wonder why you would spend so much on coconut oil when you could have walked into any grocery to buy a generic brand at a fraction of the cost. But Kapuluan uses a specific process of extraction which produces coconut oil of the highest quality. They source their coconuts from local farmers and plant a coconut palm tree for every purchase, which helps local sustainability.


Desk organizer from Krate

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If your mom likes to keep her space clean and organized or perhaps, is in need of a little more organization, Krate’s Monday Organizer has a minimalist and natural design that can keep her essential items neatly stored. It’s P540 and comes in a butternut or dark cherry wood wash.


Leather slip-ons from Marquina Shoemaker

Remember the days when your mom used to trace the outline of your foot onto a sheet of paper before buying you a pair of shoes? Well, now the tables have turned—sans the outlining. If you’re thinking of getting her a pair of shoes, check out Marquina’s leather slip-ons; it’s a classic design that she can wear dressed up or down. The Luxe Loafer is P4,950 and comes in white, black, wine, chestnut brown, and blush leather.


Tableware from Guava Sketches

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Fine china and designer tableware is a bit of a luxury that most like but can live without. If your mom is the type who enjoys a cup of morning coffee or afternoon tea, perhaps she’d appreciate a personal coffee cup or tea set. From minimalist to kitschy, Guava Sketches has a plethora to choose from.


Statement earrings from Nami

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Moms always seem to have this elegance when they’re dressed simply. Gift her a pair of minimalist jewelry like Nami’s peanut outline earrings she can wear on casual days. The sterling silver costs P2,490 and the gold plated pair costs P2,690. (Just be sure to check her ears are pierced, first.)


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