A few Mother’s Day gift ideas
Mothers are always giving without asking much in return, so take advantage of Mother’s Day to say thank you! But forget the clichéd bouquet of flowers or box of chocolates – try giving something different this year to show her how much you really care. Here are some suggestions for the perfect gift to give the mom in your household.
For Expecting Moms
Pregnancy will make her legs tired and swollen, so soothe her skin with L’Occitane Cream Gel for Tired Legs to improve circulation and give a sensation of freshness and well-being. RMB 280. L’Occitane, Shin Kong Place
New moms-to-be will naturally have a lot of concerns: Will I experience a lot of pain during labor? Is my baby in the correct position? Will I gain a lot of weight? Prenatal Yoga, a workout specially designed to help moms-to-be maintain a strong body and a centered mind and will help quell many of these concerns. So why not present her with a prenatal yoga club membership to keep her upbeat both physically and mentally? If your budget doesn’t go that far, a prenatal yoga DVD also works well. RMB 10. www.dangdang.com
Expecting mothers will love these jewelry boxes, inspired by Buddhist culture and adorned with symbols for protection. These lovely containers will give new moms a sense of calm and peace. RMB 1,485. Shanghai Tang
For New Moms
New moms will want a record of every minute of those first few days and weeks after baby arrives. So a digital camcorder could make the perfect Mother’s Day gift. RMB 4,099. www.360buy.com
Sometimes, what a new mom wants most is simply a peaceful afternoon or a good night’s sleep. Why not treat her to a soothing and relaxing spa treatment? See the Directory under Family Health for spa selections.
These sleekly designed photo frames from Potato & Co are perfect to capture memories of your family as it grows through the years. She’ll surely love this gift that comes from the heart. Price TBD. Potato & Co, China World Trade Shopping Mall
Just because she’s a mom doesn’t mean she’s lost her style, and this trendy Gucci hand bag could be the gift that lets her show it. Not only is it big enough to hide diapers, nursing bottles and other baby supplies, it also allows her to keep her fashion dignity. Price TBD. Gucci, Shin Kong Place
For Moms with Kids and Beyond
Jewelry is a woman’s best friend, and no matter how much she already has, a little sparkle never hurts. Swarovski’s evening necklace features striking crystal stones on a rhodium-plated chain. RMB 5,300. Swarovski, Oriental Plaza
This Plastered T-shirt featuring bold prints and Chinese characters that read “Women can be heroes” is a creative present for moms who might need some encouragement. RMB 100, Plastered T-shirts
Treat mom’s hands to this Fruits & Passion Hand Care Duo in ginger and Sicilian lemon fragrances. The natural ingredients pamper the skin and tantalize the nose. Price RMB 365, Fruits & Passion