It’s that one special day of the year to celebrate that wonderful, special lady in your life, mommy dearest! It’s also a great opportunity to show appreciation to all the women in your life from grandmas to your aunts and mother figures who helped shape your life. Mother’s Day 2021 is certainly going to look different than years past but with a little creativity and some help from Little Steps you can still give the special ladies in your life a day to remember. Mothers are so worth it, let’s give them a little extra love this Mother’s Day!
Finding the perfect Mother's Day gift can be challenging, especially when you need to adhere to the strict SOPs. But there are plenty of great companies that are offering online shopping options so you can still get mom that gift that shows her just how much she is appreciated and loved.
Personalized And Photo Gifts: Photobook Malaysia offers an abundance of beautifully made personalized gifts that mom will cherish forever. Using their website, you can create one-of-a-kind gifts that display her favorite photos. Check out their Mother’s Day Gift Sets and curate your own personalizable items such as photo books, home decor, stationeries, and more.
Tea Gift Box: For those moms that love a hot cup of tea at the end of the day, The Tea Republic has the perfect gift. Treat the queen of your heart to one of their Beauteaful Mothers Gift Sets and spend quality time together over a memorable tea experience with the perfect touch of elegance.
Embossed Leather Journal: These beautiful handmade leather journals are the ideal gift for the mom that likes to journal, take notes, set goals, or just plain write stuff down. They are totally customizable included an embossed name or message on the front. The Align Co also offers leather key fobs, cardholders, luggage tags, and more.
A New Book: Get mom that novel she's been wanting to read or a how-to book about her favorite hobby. Book Xcess is now totally online and getting new books daily. Just make sure to give mom some alone time to enjoy her new book! For further discounts, shop at Big Bad Wolf Online Book Sale but the sale ends on May 10, 2021 so hurry!
A Live Plant: Mom gave you the gift of life, now give it back to her with a live herb or fruit plant. Greenish City has everything from coriander to basil to baby avocado trees. If you’re looking for succulents and cacti, Plant & Pot Studio has an extensive catalog and they sell a variety of plants from bedroom to balcony plants.
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Staple and Statement Jewelry: Keep the family close to mom's heart (literally) with a Heart Gold Locket Necklace from our very own homegrown jewelry brand, Wanderlust + Co. There are also many other options to scroll from.
Nail Art Wrap: Since mani's and pedi's are out of the question this year, bring the salon to mom. WrapIt Nails offers a fuss-free manicure that will last 10-12 weeks using their nail wraps. Nails Gone Wild is another option for busy moms who need the best nails within minutes. Each set comes with 22 pieces of gel polished nails and adhesive gel tabs.
Designer Fruit Box: Help mom stay healthy with an adorable box filled with carefully curated fruit and fruit drinks from Granny Doris. This is such a unique yet practical gift that mom will always remember. Another option for some freshly prepared goodness today is Far East Flora. Such unique yet practical gifts that mothers will always remember.
A Future Massage: While going to the spa on Mother's Day is not in the cards this year, you can still gift mom a massage for a future date. Fave has all the deals with hundreds of massage packages to choose from so you can find just the right experience for mom.
Flowers and Mother's Day go together like milk and cookies so thank goodness KL has plenty of options to get some beautiful flowers delivered right to your door. We have done the research for you and compiled a list here so you have more time to shower mom with love.
If you are looking for a unique twist on the classic Mother's Day bouquet, check out these options:
Chocolate Bouquet: 2km Flower and Gifts creates some charming bouquets of chocolate bars and other treats.
Fruit Bouquet: These fruit bouquets look as sweet as they taste! Available are arrangements using fruit cut to look like flowers as well as chocolate-dipped strawberries adorned with sprinkles and other embellishments.
Vegetable Bouquet: Camdy has a truly unique bouquet comprised of both flowers and vegetables. They look really elegant but are also super practical as you can use the veggies later to cook mom up a healthy dinner.
A House Plant: For those green-thumbed mommas, a house plant might be a great alternative. Hera Bloom has lots of options including cacti, bamboo and fig plants.
Fried Chicken Bouquet: Spare all mothers from cooking for a day and treat them to a scrumptious fried chicken bouquet from Bungareka. One thing for sure, it would be a bouquet to remember!
Money Bouquet: f you feel like balling a little for mom, you can choose to use RM20, RM50, or RM100 in your bouquet curated by Molly Florist. Each rose is beautifully folded using five money notes and the price of the bouquet varies, depending on how much money you want to spend.
Celebrating mom wouldn't be complete with some fantastic food, drinks and dessert! Nothing says I love you quite like a cooking-free day so order a meal from her favorite restaurant or whip one up in the kitchen using delivered groceries.
Little Steps has already assembled an extensive list of grocery delivery services that you can check out here.
But if you're looking for a meal already prepared here's a list of delivery options to get you started:
You can also take a look at this article with even more options for food delivery.
No dinner would be complete without dessert! Here are some great bakeries throughout KL that are offering delivery this Mother's Day:
Blue Ribbon Bakery: This bakery offers some impressively decorated cakes as well as unique options such as cakesicles and cake push pops. Blue Ribbon Bakery
Junandus: They have some really fun Mother's Day desserts including cupcake bouquets cakes with live flowers and even a cake that looks like mom. Junandus
Purple Monkey: Specializing in frozen cheesecake, this bakery offers an assortment of flavors including Toblerone chocolate, peach mango, salted caramel, and yes, even durian. If not everyone in the family can decide on one flavor of frozen cheesecake, Purple Monkey also has the option of ordering an assortment of mini cheesecakes in whatever combination of flavors you choose. Purple Monkey
Cake Rush: This online platform for bakeries to sell their products has quite an assortment of options. From burnt cheesecake to red velvet to vegan banana butterscotch cake, you're sure to find something mom will fall in love with. Cake Rush
Eat Cake Today: With over 800+ premium cakes (including designer and customized cakes) from local bakeries and cake artists, Eat Cake Together offers delivery within 4 hours! Eat Cake Today
Cake Together: The option for a hassle-free cake purchase experience - fewer clicks to put a smile on mom’s face with sweet treats! They deliver to Kuala Lumpur, Petaling Jaya, Subang Jaya, Puchong, Penang Island, Johor Bahru and more. Cake Together
We've covered the dine, now on to the wine.
For wine or champagne check out:
For beer, cider, and spirits, check out:
For a little bit of everything, check out:
The thing mom wants most on Mother's Day may be to just spend some quality time with her family, but in this weird new world of social distancing figuring out a fun at-home activity is easier said than done. Your friends here at Little Steps have put together a list to help get you started, but take heart, whatever you choose to do, your mom will find joy in simply being with the people she loves most.
Bake Together: Bake a sweet treat together in a baking class conducted by Good Times DIY & Lifestyle Cafe. You might also want to give that recipe that mom's been wanting to make a try. You can get all the baking supplies you need delivered right to your doorstep from Malaysia Bakery.Com or Cake Connection.
Game Night: Play mom's favorite game or order a new one to try out from Board Game Cafe.
Breakfast In Bed: This classic is a classic for a reason. Who doesn't love waking up to a fresh cup of coffee and a hearty breakfast that you didn't have to make or clean up after?
Do A Puzzle: Get your hands on a new puzzle from Puzzle Planet and work on it as a family. It's a gift and activity rolled into one!
Have A Crafternoon: Does mom love getting crafty? There are a lot of arts and craft stores that are offering delivery such as Spotlight or Art Friend. If you need a little inspiration for a fun craft or project, click here for lots of ideas!
At Home Painting Class: Grab that leftover wine from dinner and have your own wine and canvas night. There are plenty of tutorials on Youtube to guide you through painting your own masterpiece.
Catch Up Over A High Tea: Pamper mom to a memorable afternoon over a lovely afternoon tea and stunning views. Recommended options include:
Mother's Day x Fion Poon Afternoon Tea at W Hotel KL
Afternoon Tea at the Lounge at Four Seasons KL
Afternoon Tea at the Altitude at Banyan Tree KL
3-tier Afternoon Tea Set at THIRTY8
Book A Staycation In The City: Treat mom to a break she deserves, all while adhering to the strict SOPs and staying safe. Spend some quality time with the family with good views and scrumptious food.
You can check out our guide on some of the best hotels for staycations in KL and Selangor.
This Mother's Day you may not be able to be with your mom in person, so how do you still celebrate her and make her feel loved? Below are five ideas to do just that from an appropriate social distance.
Have An Online Chat: This one is almost a must. Use an online chat forum like Zoom or WhatsApp to wish mom a Happy Mother's Day and while you're at it, dig out an old photo album and flip through it 'together' for a time of reminiscing.
Have Something Delivered: This year it's easier than ever to have something delivered right to your door. Send mom some flowers, cookies, or a meal as a reminder of how loved she is.
Donate To Her Favorite Charity: There are currently so many people in need now is a great time to be generous. This year, instead of a gift, donate to a charity that she cares about, in her name.
Send Her A Care Package: Moms are always the best at sending care packages so return the favor this Mother's Day and send her one. Fill a box with items such as photos or a photo album, drawings and notes from you, your family, and your kids, chocolates, cookies, candy, or another of her favorite treats. This idea requires some forward-thinking, but it will be worth it when you see how much it means to her.