She’ll feel like a queen without you spending like one.
Since we were kids, Mother’s Day has always been an occasion to go all-out for our mums. After all, they spend their whole lives looking out for us, and it’s the one day in the year we’re actively reminded to be thankful for and cherish our leading ladies. Make mum feel totally pampered without spending a bomb on overpriced flowers or impractical gifts. Here are three ways to get you started!
1. Make her breakfast
How many times has your mum woken up early just to make sure you’ve had something to eat before you leave the house? Lost count? That’s about right. Today, surprise her by whipping up her breakfast instead! If mum has a sweet tooth, consider prepping a pretty bowl of overnight oats topped with her favourite fruits. Oats are a good source of fibre and help to naturally lower bad cholesterol as well. If she prefers something savoury, you can cook her a delicious omelette. Either way, mum will definitely appreciate the thoughtful gesture. Just remember to do the dishes after!
2. Enjoy a movie marathon together
Your mum was your very first sleepover buddy. Put on her favourite movie or K-drama serial, dim the lights and press play. Let her choose whatever she wants to watch and just spend the time chilling and hanging out together – mum will love having the entire afternoon or evening with you.
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3. Organise an at-home spa day
Mums don’t often have enough time to bliss out in spas or salons, so treat her to a pampering session with an at-home spa day. Offer to paint her nails, give her a good neck and shoulder massage, or treat her to a luxurious shower experience with the Botaneco Garden Organic Inca Inchi & Aloe Vera Body Wash ($7.90 for 500ml) range, exclusively available in Guardian stores. These shower gels are dermatologically tested and formulated with eco-certified Inca inchi oil. Inca inchi oil helps to hydrate skin and maintain its elasticity while organic aloe vera extracts moisturise and soothe. This range is also free from some specific chemicals which can harm skin over prolonged use.
There are three variants to choose from, depending on mum’s preference. Each variant is infused with two essential oils, specially selected to complement each other and revitalise your bath with a captivating fragrance. Grapeseed & Bergamot helps to smoothen and soften skin, Sunflower & Rosemary helps to nourish and condition skin and Macadamia & Ylang Ylang helps to promote skin radiance and has antioxidant properties.
Find out which is most suitable for your mother by doing a fun quiz here. By taking part, you’ll also stand a chance to win a limited edition Botaneco Garden Bouquet worth $76.50 for your mum!