14 Sweet Things To Do To Surprise Your Mom or Your Wife This Mother's Day

Published on May 07, 2018

They say that behind every successful man is a woman, but we believe behind every successful man and woman, there stands a mother.

As much as she may nag you, there is no one else who loves and supports us more than a mother. We may not always say it out loud but in our hearts, she's the one we can't live without and the one we always want to see happy. 

May is for mothers! Take this opportunity to pamper the superwomen in your life with these 10 Sweet Things For Mother's Day. 

1. Bring her on a surprise weekend getaway

Surprise Weekend Beach Getaway

If a birthday or wedding anniversary is fast approaching, consider a well-earned weekend getaway to the Maldives for a double celebration.

Surprise Weekend Beach Getaway

Don't forget to take lots of photos while you're there ;)

It doesn't have to be expensive though. We hear that Lombok is a trending new destination that doesn't cost much. What better way to spoil the person who always sacrifices to give you or your children the very best than an island getaway, designed for the ultimate rest and relaxation.

Surprise Weekend Beach Getaway

2. Staycation

Staycation for Mother's Day

Credit: Capella Singapore

If an island getaway seems too tight for your budget, your next best bet is a staycation in Singapore. Singapore has a vast list of hotels that leaves you spoilt for choice and you are guaranteed to find one that fits within your budget. It's a cliche idea but one that is appreciated nevertheless. You can still enjoy a tropical weekend on an island by booking any one of these Sentosa staycays. We have our eye on Capella Singapore resort and spa that promises a vacation on Sentosa Island is like none other. Curved, modern buildings gently intermingle with both colonial buildings and the verdant, vibrant rainforest spread over 30 acres of land, with the South China Sea as its backyard.

3. Treat mom to a sumptuous meal

This Mother’s Day, Stellar at 1-Altitude serves up some of the island’s freshest catch and the city’s finest view for a seafood spectacular that’s fit for a queen. Spoil the most important lady of your life with a brunch she’ll never forget—set against a sweeping skyline that sits 282 metres above the streets of Singapore—as Executive Chef Christopher Millar lays out a scrumptious spread of coastal-fresh seafood, hearty brunch classics, carved meats, toothsome treats and plenty more. Seafood lovers can look forward to towering platters of Boston lobsters, Pacific oysters, hamachi and salmon sashimi, basil and dashi cured ocean trout and steamed mussells and clams, served fresh on ice and ready for your picking. 

Cherry Garden offers an eclectic menu of Cantonese cuisine, presented with artistic modern flair. Entered via a striking antique doorway, the restaurant has been designed according to Feng Shui. Charcoaled teak panels and slate floors recreate the look of a splendid Oriental residence. Using fresh, seasonal produce, the menu always offers authentic Cantonese dishes. A varied wine list features a balanced selection of old and new world wines specially selected to match the menu. A wide selection of Chinese teas is also available. Choose from the Mother's Day Dim Sum or Mother's Day Set Menu as a foodie treat for mum!

This Mother’s Day, take the opportunity to express your love and gratitude with endless moments of gastronomic bliss and precious family bonding at Marriott Cafe’s regal Mother’s Day Lunch and High Tea Buffets. Overflowing with more than 80 gastronomic treasures specially curated for the Lunch Buffet, mums will be swept away by mouthwatering highlights including freshly shucked Oysters; Boston Lobsters; Roast Prime Rib of Beef; Bourbon & Honey Glazed Ham; Lobster Spicy Thermidor Style; Pan-seared Foie Gras with Strawberry & Balsamic Sauce; Oyster Florentine and Gratinated Mussel Marinara, and more. Mums will also stand to win an ultra-pampering 120-minute Holistic Spa Retreat by the luxurious Serena Spa (valued at $350 nett), in their Mother’s Day Lucky Draw.

Pamper the queen in your life with a sumptuous buffet at Oscar’s this Mother’s Day. Highlights of the Mother’s Day Saturday Dinner and Sunday Brunch includes: Outdoor BBQ station serving Uruguay Beef Rib Eye, Lobster Popiah Live Station, Carving station featuring Jamaican Spiced Suckling Pig, Nasi Goreng with Sous Vide Egg, Interactive Outdoor Noodle Bar and Organic Pasta Station and, Various selection of Roasts include U.S. Maple Duck and Beef Rib Eye.

4. Book a heavenly head spa and Korean cream bath 

LeeKaJa Korean Hair & Beauty Salon is known for its cuts, curls, colours, and cool stylists, but their scalp and hair treatments don't fall far behind. Your mum is bound to love this luxurious head spa and cream bath by a newly arrived Korean beauty therapist who has performed the same service on daughters from the founders of Lotte Group and other Chaebols in Korea.

Luxurious and Relaxing Head Spa at Leekaja for Mother's Day

The service includes an in-depth scalp analysis, foot bath, head massage, and Korean Cream Bath. Korean Cream Bath is a two-step, fuss-free hair treatment that achieves smooth and light hair in a short period of time. Step 1 consists of applying oil keratin cream which contains protein on hair to strengthen it followed by applying aqua keratin to moisturize and soften hair.

Luxurious Head Spa at Leekaja
Luxurious Head Spa at Leekaja


5. Shop at a Flea Market

Celebrate Mother’s Day this year with by showing your support to all Mums at the Super Mumpreneurs Bazaar at SAFRA Toa Payoh. Shop from products ranging from creative handmade items to beauty & wellness products and children-related items! What’s more, catch other live performances on stage with the cast of Badanamu! Enjoy all the craft activities and dedicate them to your Super Mum! Each club is organising a different Mother's Day event as well, check out what's happening at a SAFRA near you here.

6. Mother's Day Concert

Say “I love you” to the most important woman in your life with a Mother’s Day Concert! The SSO and Associate Conductor Joshua Tan will serenade with melodic pieces such as Tchaikovsky’s Polonaise and Gardel’s Por una Cabeza, and later on, in the evening, guest vocalist Taufik Batisah joins us for Me & Mrs. Jones and P. Ramlee’s Ibu. Head down to the Singapore Botanic Gardens with your picnic baskets for a beautiful evening of love and music! Admission is free! 

7. Make Candles Together

Candle Making During Mother's Day

The Hobby Studio by H&G Lifestyle is hosting a candle making event on 12 and 13 May (Saturday and Sunday). Candle making is popular these days as it is a fun way to unwind and bond while creating a heartwarming handmade gift. Since you have to carefully select scents, you will learn about natural oils, understand your mother's favourite scent, and create a natural soy candle for each other. The fee is set at $65 per pair. 

8. Book a Hair Date for you and Mom

Rebonding Perm at Picasso

Rebonding Perm by Picasso Hair Studio

Both Picasso Hair Studio @ Bugis & Robinson Rd and Project Hair @ Jurong East Visa Exchange are offering 20% OFF for customers who book for ala carte hair services with their moms! A pretty sweet treat for both you and mom, and you get to spend some quality time together beautifying yourselves. Make a date out of it and bring mum for a sumptuous meal after!

Freestyle Perm by Project Hair

Alternatively you can read our collation of Top Hair and Beauty Promotions in Singapore to see if there are other salons that fit your style and budget better!

9. Popcorn Movie Night at Sentosa

An oldie but goodie! Come celebrate Mother's Day at #PopcornMovieNights! Sing, dance and treat your mommas to the classic tunes of ABBA with a FREE outdoor beachfront screening of the classic musical comedy - Mamma Mia! (7.30pm).  

10. Write a Heartfelt Message

Mother's Day may be on the same date every year but your thoughts and feelings about Mom can change depending on the experiences you go through. Take some time to reminisce all the times She's been there for you and capture all the feels in a heartfelt message that is sure to melt her heart!

Handwritten Message for Mothers' Day

11. Clean Up the House

Give her an excuse to get out of the house (for a hair makeover perhaps) and welcome her back with a squeaky clean house! You can do it yourself if you're available but if not, you can always hire a part time housekeeper for that one-time cleaning!

Few things in life are better than coming to a clean house after a day at the salon!

Cleaning House as Mother's Day Gift

12. Make a Scrapbook... or a Time Capsule. 

Create a time capsule with memorable items that show where your family is right now. That can include some baby mittens to remind you of how little your baby is now, photos of your latest family vacation or a handwritten card by your youngest child. 

Once mom gets a chance to look at them, hide it somewhere and make a promise to open it on this date X years later!

Time Capsule Scrap Book For Mom

13. Buy her a Unique Potted Plant

Instead of the usual boring roses, why not get her a unique potted plant that suits her personality. This way, you can watch it grow as the years go by, showing how your love has grown for her. 

Unique Potted Plant for Moms on Mothers Day

14. Give Her a Hug & a Kiss

You can give her all the material things in the world but it won't beat the one thing that matters the most: your love.

Warm her heart and show her your love with a long squeeze-me-tight hug + a poignant i-miss-you look in the eye...

And that'll probably make the day for all your Moms out there.

Have a Happy Mother's Day, everyone!

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