It’s almost Mother’s Day again and I’m sure it’s not just me who’s scrambling about trying to find a gift for moms and my moms-at-heart. I’ve given my mom so many gifts and frankly, it’s been a hit and miss game I’ve been playing for several years already. I sometimes get her something I know she loves using or something she loves eating only to find out later on that’s she’s into trying something completely different whether it be new scents, new styles or new flavors. So my gift just sits there for ages waiting, gathering dust, and waiting for the moment my mom decides to wear that dress I gave her three years for her birthday, or that perfume I gifted her two christmases ago. And one of those rare times I give her something new and exciting like a dinner out at a trendy new restaurant, , she would say how she wishes we just ate in her good old favorite restaurant, something more familiar to herTrust me, moms can be picky too. Even though they tell their children that no matter what we give them, they would be truly happy, they still have their preferences. It’s not that they meant to offend us, it’s just that at that point in time, she was just in a mood to try something different from what we would have guessed
And I’m sure there are others like me who have this dilemma on how to give gifts to all the important women in our lives, not only our own mothers, but our mothers-in-law, grandmothers and our dear sisters and friends some or many of which are mothers as well. Not just for Mother’s Day but for all other occasions, be it their birthdays, Christmas or what have you. It’s always a constant challenge to give gifts to women who have different tastes, most especially to women who have everything who mean everything to us.
To make Mother’s Day and all these other gift giving occasions less of a headache and more about love, fun and appreciation, Gifted.PH came up with gift card suggestions. Why give a gift card you might ask? Gift cards give our moms the freedom to choose what would suit the most with their taste. A lot of times, we want to give a gift card but we think it’s too impersonal since it seems like just giving a piece of paper. With a personalized greeting card, Gifted.PH adds a thoughtful touch to the process of gift giving. To make it an even more thoughtful gift, you can even recommend what your mom will buy with the gift card -- But of course, she can choose whatever she wants to buy with it. And the great thing is Gifted.PH gift cards do not have expiry dates! In case your mom doesn’t feel like eating out or going shopping as of the moment, she can keep your gift in her bureau and use it whenever she feels like it. Gifted.ph also has a wide variety of brands to choose from but we’ve curated the top brands that we think moms would appreciate the most. Here are some of our best mom-friendly gift cards:
Moms can choose from over fifteen kinds of paella and other delectable Spanish dishes. She can choose to use her Gifted Alba gift card for lunch with the family or with her dear amigas.
Babyland has various mommy accessories like different organizers and bags that will truly make moms feel like they’re super mommies.
Moms would love a Gifted Bliss Yoga gift card. She can enjoy several different kinds of yoga classes and make this exercise a way of de-stressing a very busy home or work life.
Ok, we might think that Bench is so not for mommies but the great thing about Bench gift cards is that it can also be used for several other Bench-operated stores. She can choose from the amazing pairs of shoes of Charles and Keith and Pedro or she can choose clothes from Kashieca, furniture from Dimensione or even make-up from The Face Shop to name a few.
For mothers who have a sweet tooth or enjoy scrumptious sweets, a Chez Karine gift card is perfect for her. Their wide array of desserts and good coffee is perfect for a relaxing afternoon.
Every woman loves to dress up. Whether it’s for a wedding, a glam corporate affair or a charity event, help her look her best with Rosanna Ocampo’s stunning designs.
Statement pieces like jewelry or bags can definitely make an outfit. Just because she’s already a mother doesn’t mean she’s out of style already. We’re sure she will definitely enjoy shopping for unique pieces from Cura V.
Semi-precious stones and fresh water pearl jewels are the star of Etoile. Add some accessories to any outfit and let your mom shine.
Instead of choosing a fragrance for your mom, why not let her choose something to her liking. She may opt to go with her usual choices or who knows, she might just surprise you with her choice.
What’s interesting about Galleon is that this is like a homemaker’s haven. All the pantry basics and other things moms may need that are not available here in the Philippines may just be found here like meat rubs and exceptional tableware and chinaware.
This could be something interesting moms may want to enjoy with her family. Buffet meals at Huat Pot can be very engaging and the experience the family will have is priceless.
Let your mom try something new with the newest ‘it’ place in town, Le Jardin. This French restaurant’s must try dishes include the duck confit and grilled tuna with steak with foie gras and truffle sauce.
For moms who love a Japanese feast, this is the perfect place for them. Beef strips can be grilled right on the tabletops and regular Japanese fare are also available ala carte.
For something healthier and refreshing this summer, she may enjoy this Chelsea Greek Salad with tomatoes, bell peppers, baby romaine, drizzled with lemon vinaigrette, dill yogurt and topped with panko crusted feta cheese! Plus, their watermelon and cucumber sweet tea is a perfect way to quench your thirst while being packed with vitamins.