Most of us have spent the better part of last year at home thanks to COVID-19 restrictions. Having everyone under one roof makes for great family bonding, but being in such close proximity also means more tension. In times like these, mothers are the glue that keep the family together and there’s no better time than now to show your gratitude, This Mother’s Day, go the extra mile with a unique, unexpected gift to express just how much you cherish and appreciate her. And while material trinkets make for a failsafe present, gifting an experience forges a deeper impression and stronger emotional bond between giver and recipient.
So consider getting your mother an experiential gift on her special day—if nothing else, it’ll remain a fun inside joke between the two of you for years to come. Here, Vogue has curated a cheeky list that includes something for every mother out there.
Try floatation therapy at Palm Avenue Float Club
The past year has been stressful for all of us, and it’s a known fact that mothers rarely have time for themselves. Do her a favour and gift her a much-needed chance to unwind, destress, and reset with a floatation therapy session. An hour spent floating in her private Epsom salt pool, free of mental stimulations and sensory distractions, offers not just physical benefits such as reduced back pain and improved sleep, but also ushers the mind into a peaceful, meditative state.
Smash things up at The Fragment Room
We often confide our deepest feelings in our mothers, but what about their own pent-up frustrations? Gift Mum an opportunity to let loose with the most unusual form of therapy: smashing things up at The Fragment Room. Plates, glasses, vases, electronic appliances and more are available for breaking, so she can just gear up in a protective jumpsuit and channel her inner Hulk in a safe space. She will probably be extra nice to you after, too.
DIY clay jewellery at Hands On Klay
Why not let Mum try her hand at making her own jewellery this year? That way, you know it’ll be something she will definitely love and wear (hopefully). Join her in this 3.5-hour workshop, where an instructor will guide you through clay making and design techniques to craft two sets of earrings. You can create matching mother-daughter pieces, or flaunt your distinct styles. And fret not if either of you are missing ear-piercings—clip-ons are available with advanced notice.
Dine in the dark at NOX
Take your mum out for a decadent meal, but with a twist: neither of you will be able to see the food on your plate. Every dish on this 12-course tasting menu is made with the finest ingredients, but will remain a mystery until you taste each of them. Engage in deeper conversation within the elevated intimacy that darkness offers and trade guesses as to what’s being served. Good food paired with good company—what could be better?
Book her a personal shopping session
Look good to feel good is an age-old adage, so if your mum needs a wardrobe overhaul or is too busy to shop for herself, pamper her with a personal shopping session with a professional stylist from Sortorial who will take over the tough work. The stylist will not only advise your mother on how to get the most out of her current wardrobe, but also go shopping with her to build a capsule wardrobe that fits her preferences, lifestyle, and budget. Once that’s done, you can take your mum out for one of the aforementioned experiences in this gift guide so she can show off her new fineries.