Let the countdown to M-Day begin! Nowhere near ready? Never fear, you good child, you. Our big, bold, and beautiful Mother’s Day gift guide should get the ideas rolling. Forty fabulous recommendations, below!
IF MOM’S BEEN JONESING FOR A NEW MOM-BAG
1 David Jones’ Gerry Bag in Dark Beige, P2,499
2 Baggu’s Leather Tote in Natural, on sale at P8,695
3 David Jones’ Fern Tote in Blue, on sale at P1,499
4 Sinude’s Katharine Leather Tote Bag in Red, on sale at P5,220
5 Sinude’s ElsieG Leather Tote in Pink, on sale at P5,850
IF MOM IS THE PINNACLE OF PUNCTUALITY
6 Brera Orologi’s Valentina Contemporary Timepiece, 25% OFF at P23,333
7 MAX XL’s Jewel Frost Classic Chrono Watch, 10% OFF at P17,370
8 Michael Kors’ Lexington Gold PVD Chronograph, 25% OFF at P12,000
IF MOM’S BEEN KNOWN TO FLASH SOME BLING
9-11 JÔ Joyce Oreña’s Transformers Necklaces, all on sale: JÔ Muse, P5,199, Summer Skies, P10,500, Emerald Dreams, P4,916
PS. Each necklace transforms into three bracelets when its connecting hinges are detached. #BelieveIt
IF MOM MAKES A STATEMENT WITH SCARVES
IF MOM’S ALL ABOUT THAT FACE
15 Elizabeth Arden’s Sponge-On Cream Makeup, P2,585 - Housed in a regal compact, this cream foundation delivers a dewy finish that blurs dark spots and fine lines.
16 Missha’s CC Cream White (50ml), on sale at P1,615 (also available in a 20ml tube) - Like all the best CC Creams, this cult miracle-worker suits any skin tone.
17 NARS’ Satin Lip Pencil, P1,450 - We recommend Rikugien if Mom favors nudes and Majella if she’s into classic reds.
18 Christian Dior’s Diorific Lipstick, P2,200 - Besides the packaging fit for a Queen Mother, we love this lipstick for its color payoff! Our recos: Diorella (a magnificent mauve shade) and Hollywood (a beautiful deep pink).
19 Laura Mercier’s Second Skin Cheek Colour, P1,150 - We carry two shades: Tender Mauve (a dusty rose) and Orange Blossom (a youthful coral pink).
20 Buxom’s Hot Escapes Bronzer in Tahiti, P1,965
21 Anastasia Beverly Hills’ Tinted Brow Gel P1,440
22 Pop Beauty’s My One Liner, P899
23 Priori’s Eco-Friendly Kabuki Brush, on sale at P800
IF MOM’S SKIN GETS THE ROYAL TREATMENT
24 Clarins’ Super Restorative Decollete & Neck Concentrate, P6,985 - Like the name suggests, this super cream firms and rejuvenates a mature décolletage.
25 Nelly De Vuyst’s Firming Serum, P2,419 - If Mom’s bemoaning the state of her jaw and neck, this anti-aging serum might just do the trick. It’s designed to tighten and reshape the sagging skin of the “Y-contour,” which is what beauty experts have taken to calling that area.
26 RMK’s Moisturizing Cleansing Oil, P2,280 - This Japanese oil blend doesn’t just remove makeup residue—it’s also known for its immediate softening, moisturizing effect on skin.
27 Laneige’s Water Bank Moisture Cream, P1,925 - Is Mom obsessed with Korean skincare? So are we—and we aren’t joking when we say this K-cream is the cat’s meow as far as moisturizers come.
28 Aloe Derma’s Wrinkle Eliminating Eye Cream, P1,250 - The aloe formula means this eye cream will never sting, ever.
29 Crabtree & Evelyn’s Verbena & Lavender de Provence Body Cream, P1,925 - Four words: spa in a tub.
30 Elella’s Ginseng Therapy Refreshing Gel (500ml), on sale at P840 (also available in 100ml) - The active ginseng component of this shower gel prevents dryness, dullness, and aging all over the body.
31 The Body Shop’s Madagascan Vanilla Gift Set, P1,895 - This insta-gift packs a shower gel, body lotion, and fragrance mist in one vanilla-tastic pouch.
IF MOM LUUURVES HER HAIR
32 Bedhead TIGI’s Wonderful Tonight Hair Treatment, on sale at P4,680 - Every bottle of this decadent treatment contains diamond dust, crushed pearl, and extracts of cashmere and champagne. Love you, Mom.
33 Phyto’s Phytoctane Densifying Treatment Serum, P2,805 - Thinning hair, be gone! This leave-in treatment will give Mom’s mane a full makeover (pun intended).
34-35 Bumble & Bumble’s Straight Shampoo, P1,890, and Straight Conditioner, P2,100 - Help Mom fight the good fight against frizz and flyaways with this B&B regimen.
36-37 Harnn’s Oriental Rose Shampoo and Oriental Rose Conditioner, P792 each - These are great for any woman who’s had her hair dyed and is experiencing the post-treatment dryness.
38 Toni & Guy’s Casual Flexible Hold Hairspray, P870 - Tell Mom this “spraynet” will keep her blowout in place without turning it into a helmet. #FlexibilityIsKey
39 Tangle Teezer’s Salon Elite Detangling Hairbrush in Orange Mango, P950 - For a mother wrangling with tangled tresses, Tangle Teezer always comes to the rescue.
IF MOM COLLECTS PERFUME THE WAY YOU COLLECT SHOES
40 Burberry Fragrance for Women Mini Set, on sale at P4,000
Tell Mom we said hi! ^__^