Mothers Day is just around the corner, so make sure you put some thought into celebrating the woman who has raised and nurtured you all your life. You could say she is still doing exactly that, even if you are now all grown up.
What the movement control order and Covid-19 pandemic crisis have probably taught us in the past month or so, is the fact that your loved ones are precious. Plus, they help us get through the most troubling of times.
Mums, in general, have always been the emotional backbone of the family. A mother is always there to comfort you when you are sad or just to provide a listening ear. She deserves to be celebrated, if not all the time, more so on this special day.
This year, why not present her with a little gift to show your appreciation for everything she has done. Of course, don’t stop there. Cook her a nice meal perhaps, or maybe even pen her a heartfelt message of thanks.
While we are all trying to watch our spending in this current economic climate, the fact is that a Mothers Day gift does not have to cost you an arm or a leg. Check out our list of gift ideas priced from RM100 and below.
We have put careful thought into picking local brands run by small and medium enterprises. These Malaysian designers and business owners can really use our help to move past the recent retail shutdown.
From a small coin purse to everyday flats and a rather groovy bandana, these are the things a mother can enjoy – or more importantly, put to good use.
This beautiful bangle from Batik Boutique is for mums who can’t get enough of accessorising. It is made out of hand-carved wood, wrapped with an eco-dyed 100% shibori silk. The brand believes in supporting local independent artisans, and works to empower them with marketable skills. RM49.
Is your mother someone who is simply obsessed with shoes? Nelissa Hilman has just the right pair. These locally crafted ankle-flashing flats are versatile, comfortable and easy to wear, not to mention they look classic enough to be worn with dresses or with a sarung. RM100.
A bandana can be used in a myriad different ways – from tying up your hair to wearing it around your neck. Tarik Jeans’ hibiscus print design allows you to choose from four vibrant colours. Each one celebrates Malaysia’s national flower, but more importantly it looks mighty groovy. As the label puts it, “Dengan bandana bunga raya, baru lah ada gaya!” RM40.
If your mother is an avid beauty lover, then cosmetics would be the ideal gift. The So.lek Cosmetics Mekar blusher cushion will help give a little healthy glow to her cheeks. It is long-lasting, hydrating and lightweight – not to mention easy to blend using the tips of two fingers. RM49.
You can always count on your mother to have exact change for payments. Help keep her coins neat and tidy with this mini purse from Nala Designs. It has a retro look and feel, inspired by vintage antique Peranakan jewellery. Just perfect to brighten the inside of a handbag. RM56.
Looking for something unique and classic? Earth Heir’s mengkuang pouch can complement any look while keeping everyday cosmetics and essentials tidy and secured. Each piece is handwoven by artisans who are a part of a women’s village cooperative in Terengganu, and finished by refugees living in Kuala Lumpur. RM95.
Relaxation is probably one of the best gifts a mother can receive. The Olive Tree has a pretty nifty handmade charcoal soap that will keep her skin soft and beautiful. Formulated with olive and coconut oil, it is scented with cedarwood essential oil to help improve concentration and relieve tension and anxiety. RM31.
You know what busy mothers can’t get enough of? Totes – especially one with compartments and pockets for all the different knick-knacks. Oh Sebenar has a canvas design that features an illustration from Shari Jaffri, whose art challenges the audience to be more mindful with parts of their identities they are usually uncomfortable with. RM79.
This Wanderlust + Co sparkly hair jewellery set is for the glamorous mother. Help her add some stylish flair to her look with three star-studded, sparkly designs. They comprise a crescent moon clip and two wishing star pins. Who says wearing your hair up in a bun is old-fashion? RM82.