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RL Picks: Gift Ideas for Mom

Put a smile on her face with these lovely gift ideas


September went by so fast and Christmas is just around the corner. Never run out of gift ideas for the woman of the house with these picks.

Picks by Marina A. Fernandez. Photographed by Vincent Coscolluela. Production assisted by Tala Singson.

Read the original article in the May 2013 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App ( now! Log on to for more details.  

Give her a lovely rose.

And make sure it comes with a cup of tea! This sophisticated Italian brand carries kitchen accessories that are sleek but feminine at a nice price.

Casa Bugatti “Lady” Cup and Saucer, Rustan’s Deparment Store

Dream Gift: A New Ref!

This refrigerator not only has a water dispenser with its own filtration system; it also comes with a user-friendly LED interface with various controls. What a cool gift!

Model 6WSC20C6YY 22-cubic feet Refrigerator, Whirlpool 

Make a sweet cup of coffee.

This classic coffeemaker allows you to easily make authentic espresso. Plus, the baby pink color will make you smile!

Bialetti Mukka Express Espresso Maker, Rustan’s Department Store

Personalize it!

Make her feel extra-special by giving her a water bottle that she won’t misplace. Artist Rina Albert-Llamas can even match the illustration to your mom’s line of work!

Personalized Water Bottle, starts at P238, Rina Albert-Llamas

Bake her cookies.

These stylish cookie cutters are riffs on iconic Alessi designs, such as Philippe Starck’s Hot Bertaa Kettle and King Kong’s Girotondo men.

Progiotti Cookie Cutter Set, Alessi, find similar at Conlins Elements


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