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7 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas That Aren’t Just Flowers

Don't feel like giving flowers or a cake this year? Here’s an RL list of more meaningful and unexpected gifts for Mom.

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Photography: Dairy Darilag & Sucker for Succulents

Flower bouquets are lovely, but can wither a few days later; and some rich, buttery Mother’s Day cakes have a lot of cholesterol! Make this special day more meaningful for your mother by taking her to a designer hotel, buying her dream furniture piece, or simply by shopping for organic, healthy food and cleaning her house. Here are some ideas:

1. A succulent bouquet.



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 Give your mom a more lasting (and unusual!) gift by way of a succulent bouquet by Sucker for Succulents, which bundles echeveria, sedum, eucalyptus, and other living plants into beautiful, raffia-wrapped bouquets. (Click here to see how to create your own succulent wreath.)

2. Furniture shopping at a lovely showroom.



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Ask your siblings to chip in to buy her that dream chair. Make it more memorable by taking her before Mother’s Day to a beautiful furniture showroom like at Lady Scott Jones. You’ll find classic and timeless pieces and feminine décor, all located in a wonderfully styled, light-filled showroom. (To see more of this shop, click here. Lady Scott Jones is open from M-F 9:30am-5pm, Saturdays from 11am to 7pm.)

3. A staycation at a designer hotel.


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 If you want to go on a day trip to good ol’ Tagaytay with your mom, might as well book her for an overnight stay at one of its stylish boutique hotels. Domicillo Design Hotel lives up to its name by having famous Filipino designers such as Budji Layug and Milo Naval design their rooms and public spaces. Another plus is that the hotel overlooks Taal Volcano and its lake. (To read more about Domicillo Hotel, click here.)

4. Delicious home fragrances.



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Instead of going for the standard home scents of lavender or lemon, why not have your mom’s house smell of Deep Ambre, Seaside Cotton, and the sophisticated Tea At The Orient Express? Check out Mia Maison’s newest roster of home fragrance reed diffusers; available at SM Light, SM Megamall, Greenbelt 5, and many other malls.

5. A day of organic food shopping.



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To encourage Mom to eat healthy, treat her to a shopping spree at Real Food, a community food store that sells products that support the local farming industry. Here, you can purchase organic fruits and vegetables, wild Bukidnon honey, and artisanal pasta sauces, preserves, dips, and dressings. On Mother’s Day, the first 15 kids who visit the store with their moms will get a free chocolate bar to give to their mommy. Molito Lifestyle Centre also has a Mother’s Day promo; for more info, click here.

6. Beautiful personalized stationery.



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If your mother is the organized type to loves to keep lists and update her daily calendar, have her do it the stylish way with paper products from Print Café (PC & Co). They carry beautiful notebooks and note cards, but we especially love their thick, big, and wonderfully illustrated desk planners, which only go for P349.75 each.

7. A day of cleaning services.



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Who wants to spend a Mother’s Day weekend mopping, cleaning bathrooms, and doing laundry? Give your mom a well-deserved break by calling in the pros to do it for her. You can contact dozens of professional home cleaners for as low as P750 a session (depending on area and scope of work) at Gawin.ph. Click on their website to hire one. 

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