Fit For A Queen: Thoughtful Gift Ideas For Mum
The modern holiday of Mother’s Day was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother at St Andrew’s Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia. More than a century later, Mother’s Day has grown to recognise mothers, motherhood and maternal bonds, as well as the positive contributions they make to society.
While a bouquet of fresh flowers could never go wrong and makes for a sweet gift, why not go the extra mile to gift mum something she will truly love and treasure? This Mother’s Day, let the special woman in your life know just how much you appreciate her with thoughtful gifts that are fit for a queen!
Here at Mandarin Gallery and Downtown Gallery, there are endless gift ideas; from a spanking new eclectic handbag or clutch for her to carry her essentials to a beautiful set of handcrafted accessories for her to adorn.
Go Big with Bold Prints at Bimba Y Lola
If your mum is a woman who simply can’t go without her bright, bold and loud colours and prints, her perfect gift is simply hidden in the Special Print Collection at Bimba Y Lola. Featuring the new Shark print, the collection includes card holders, make-up cases, logo tees, large shopper bags, iPhone cases, flip flops, beach towels and more, all against vibrant red, blue and pink backgrounds!
Bimba Y Lola is located at Mandarin Gallery at #01-04
For the Classic and Chic Mum at Beyond the Vines
A contemporary womenswear label searching adventure and embracing the future, Beyond the Vines strives to create thoughtful, understated and honest designs for the everyday woman. Take mum on an effortlessly aesthetic journey this Mother’s Day and introduce her to bold contours that meet soft hues and take form in sleek texture.
Gifts to Clutch Onto at Quintessential
Hand-beaded rainbow flowers? Specially sewn palm trees? Uniquely decorated toucans? No, these aren’t paintings, but rather handmade clutches from Quintessential. Every piece is lovingly made from scratch and no two are alike, giving each piece, whether in exotic skins, wicker, raffia, beads, sequins or leather, its own unique character. Gift mum a new clutch that is literally unlike any other.
Quintessential is located at Mandarin Gallery at #03-15
Go the Extra Mile with Essential Extra
Where better to shop for mum than at a destination known for its timeless appeal, design-led accessories and well-crafted goods? Did you know that the 3125 collection was founded in April 2014 by Caroline Justine, which was dedicated to empowering women with confidence through jewellery? Or that the Be Wooden pieces, in fact, originated from the Beskydy mountains in the Czech Republic, which aspires to preserve the beauty of old crafts that enable gentlemen and ladies to express themselves without words? These meticulously crafted accessories with fascinating origins and stories will truly make mum’s present special.
Essential Extra is located at Downtown Gallery at #01-40
Carry the Finer Things in Life at Mandarin Reptile
Drawing on over three decades of heritage in exotic leather expertise, Mandarin Reptile pampers connoisseurs with a stunning spectrum of luxurious fashion creations handcrafted in pursuit of the finer things in life. The brand features an exquisite collection of premium quality exotic leather products, which comprises of Crocodile, Ostrich, Python, Lizard and Stingray Skin. If your mum has a strong appreciation for today’s essential couture elements of prestige, elegant fashion and functionality, coupled with vibrant colours that showcase the inspirations of contemporary fashion, Mandarin Reptile’s distinctive quality and meticulous hand craftsmanship is an enduring journey crafted for her.
Mandarin Reptile is located at Mandarin Gallery at #02-30
What Mum Wants from What Women Want
Founded in 2011, What Women Want is a multi-label women's wear boutique located in the heart of Singapore's shopping district at Mandarin Gallery. The fun and feminine brand believes that style is personal, and prides itself as a one-stop shop which carries a wide variety of contrasting styles for every type of woman. Whether it’s a casual brunch or high-tea with the girls, make mum feel youthful with these beautiful floral jumpsuits and dresses on Mother’s Day!
What Women Want is located at Mandarin Gallery at #02-28/29
Mother’s Day Makeover with Make Up For Ever
If your mum never splurges on makeup products, it’s time to finally treat her to long-lasting eyeshadows, quality foundations and bold lipsticks this Mother’s Day. Give mum her own fun makeup makeover at home with all the works, just as how it’s done in the professional studio, with Make Up For Ever’s Eye & Lip Equaliser, Ultra HD Concealer, Let’s Gold Palette, 24-hour hydrating Artist Hydrabloom and more!
Make Up For Ever is located at Downtown Gallery at #01-06
(Tenant is no longer at Downtown Gallery)