Gifts for Mum


No idea what to get Mum on Mother’s Day? Kasmiah Mustapha has some great suggestions

Chocolate goodness

1- Yes, you are probably bored with the idea of giving chocolates. But this is no ordinary chocolate — the Godiva 2012 Coeur Selection is packed in a jewel-case. Even if your mum doesn’t want chocolate, she certainly will change her mind when she sees the 12-piece classic chocolate. The flavours include the Coeur Noir, which is dark chocolate filled with 70 per cent Papua New Guinea dark chocolate paste, and the pure Coeur Blanc — white chocolate filled with hazelnut praline.

Jazz with jewellery

2 - Dangling earrings, necklace and diamond ring from Carrera y Carrera will make her day. The Sol y Sombra collection reflects the Spanish character and roots of the company. With its sun motif, your mother will look adorable and elegant.

Fab footwear

3 - If your mother loves sandals, get her Arena, the latest design from FitFlop. The Arena slide sandals are a simple linear design with resin stone, in tan and black, featuring super cushioned triple-density microwobble board midsole for comfort, ensuring that your mother will not experience discomfort when walking around town.

Softer skin

4 -  Pamper her with this Petitgrain Hydrating Body Gel from Aesop. It is light, absorbs quickly and cools skin suffering from sun exposure, waxing or shaving. The gel will hydrate without leaving a greasy film. It is suitable for the humid climate and for all skin types. It can be applied as often as required to hydrate skin from neck to toe. Use to calm and revive the skin.

Scent sense

5- Choose any of these three limited edition fragrances from Body Shop — Dreams Unlimited, Love Etc or White Musk. If she loves floral scents with lemon, sandalwood and musk or the smell of mandarin, watermelon and jasmine, these will be perfect for her.

Charmed life

6 - Show your love with this adorable charm bracelet from Thomas Sabo Spring/Summer 2012 Collection. Thomas Sabo has created a few charms for your mother including Best Mom, My Girl and My Boy heart pendants. Making it more charming are little baby booties in blue or pink. One of the glamorous charms also combines a high heel shoe adorned with freshwater pearl.

Cool carrier

7 - You won’t go wrong with bags. If you have no idea which type to give your mother, check out the Carlo Rino Spring/Summer 2012 Collection. There are hand and shoulder bags, sling bags, strap bags, totes, purses or clutch in vibrant colours of yellow, orange and blue as well as black, tan, beige and taupe.

Ballet flats

8 - Tiamo has a mother and daughter matching ballet flats collection called the Love series. The shoes come with adornments and clips-on for a touch of glam.

Pearl lustre

9 -  Selberan has a pendant for mothers, with a lustrous pearl sitting elegantly in the centre, symbolic of a mother’s support in our lives. The pendant also displays the brand’s signature diamond, set in a voluptuous design that reflects the feminine spirit. Comes with two accompanying rings — a pearl ring or a diamond-only ring.

Charmed life

Scent sense

Jazz with jewellery

Chocolate goodness

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