Mother’s Day which falls on the second Sunday of May is a day to honor all the mothers, grandmothers, godmothers, stepmothers, aunts, and all the maternal figures in your life. This Mother’s Day, surprise the lovely women in your life with our picks of the top gifts in Kuala Lumpur. Or if you’re a mom yourself, send your other half or kids this article and drop them a huge hint on what you’d like to receive for yourself!
Branding itself as a modern self-care oasis that offers treatments for millennial women, the all-pink interior at Lax with pampering treatments such as body massages, facials, manicures, and pedicures will help moms feel truly relaxed as she gets some respite from her busy life. Located at The Linc, this newly opened retreat is the perfect place for moms to experience The Modern Lulur which includes a signature massage, followed by a gentle exfoliating scrub of her choice, a fresh yogurt mask, hydrotreatment & luxurious milk or flower bath. This Mother's Day, let her enjoy some luxurious pampering and 'me' time.
Cost: RM$465 or RM$405 for members
Where to find it: Lax. Retreat, 2-17, The Linc KL, 360 Jalan Tun Razak, Taman U-Thant, 50400 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +60173477623, www.axretreat.com
For moms who are passionate cooks and love nothing more than whipping up a delicious meal, surprise her with beautiful cast iron cookware from one of the best brands around. French cookware brand Le Creuset is well known for their French Ovens which come in a variety of colors, and durability that will last for years and years. There's even matching stoneware including plates, bowls, cups, teapots, and more if she loves an aesthetically eye-pleasing table setting. Find them in-store or online on Shopee.
Cost: RM$1,140 for Le Creuset Round French Oven Classic Range (20cm)
Where to find it: Various locations including Mid Valley Megamall and 1 Utama, www.campsite.bio/lecreusetmy
If mom is into delicate, modern-minimalist jewelry like necklaces, bracelets, rings, and more, look no further than Luccacal for their lovely, dainty pieces to brighten up any attire. This Malaysian brand founded by Huiyin offers lasting and affordable stainless steel jewelry meant for everyday wear, as the pieces are waterproof and tarnish-free. There's even free delivery within Peninsular Malaysia when you spend above RM$70.
Cost: From RM$19 onwards
Where to find it: www.luccacal.com
Inspired by the founder's Peranakan heritage and the colorful streets of Melaka, The Tiffin Company aims to revive the tradition of using tiffin carriers. Their collection of hand-painted carriers is gorgeous, which eye-catching, bright pretty prints to stand out in the crowd. Buying takeaway meals won't have to be a mundane affair when you tote these stylish babies to your coffee shop for some economy rice! Made of stainless steel, these eco-friendly, reusable tiffins will certainly help one reduce the number of disposable plastic containers used in the long run, and an added bonus, this will mean less clutter in your kitchen!
Where to find it: www.thetiffincompany.com.my
Why settle for a boring regular cake when you can have these tasty, alcohol-infused cakes instead? These homemade alcoholic cakes by Eddie are made with premium alcohol and the finest ingredients. Try one of the two best sellers at Cake Tella, the Signature Baileys Choc Mousse or the Tiramisu Kahlua. Or opt for other options like Truffle Whiskey Mousse, Mocha Rum & Salted Caramel Mousse, Baileys Chocolate Crepe Cake, and more.
Cost: From RM$95 onwards
Where to find it: www.caketella.com
Created by former banker turned designer Hui Ling in 2015, The Chic Initiative is a Malaysian label made of elegant clutches, evening bags, and minaudières that will glam up any outfit instantly. Ideal for special occasions like weddings, formal dinners, and events that require you to dress up, these classy pieces will certainly add a glamorous vibe to your whole look. Inquire about their special engraving service if you'd like the clutch personalized for mom. Find them in Metrojaya, online on Zalora, or head to their website for free shipping to Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei.
Cost: From RM$107.70 onwards
Where to find it: Metrojaya Mid Valley Megamall and Zalora, +6017 671 5020 (WhatsApp), www.thechicinitiative.com
For socially-conscious moms, they'd be pleased to know that Mangosteen believes in using their profits to help uplift women and children in Southeast Asia. Their delicious-smelling products range from body and haircare, home fragrances like organic soy wax candles and diffusers, to home accessories such as ceramic vases, wooden trays, and more. Choose from yummy scents like pomelo, watermelon, pomegranate, and cucumber + mint.
Cost: From RM$55 onwards
Where to find it: www.mangosteen.my
Stay safe at home and have a private chef cook up a storm in your own kitchen. Private dining is now an option where the chef comes to your home so that mom can get a day off from kitchen duties! Award-winning Chef Eden Daus will do all the work and prepare a three to five-course fine dining meal in your kitchen so you won't have to worry about parking, cooking, or cleaning! Vegetarian options are also available. For more details, check out his Instagram page here.
Cost: From RM$270 per person
Where to find it: www.chefedendaus.wixsite.com/esrfood
For moms who love nothing more than relaxing over a cup of tea, they'll love all the tea choices and accessories at The Tea Republic. This Malaysian brand started out with 30 types of tea and has now expanded with over 50 blends sourced from established tea labels and merchants globally. Their website lists a number of interesting blends like Love Story Blooming Tea, Lucky Longevitea Blooming Tea, Red Phoenix Blooming Tea, and gifts sets such as Tea Pyramids complete with cup and saucer, tea canister with a blend of your choice, and a tea towel. For more gift options, visit here.
Cost: From RM$9.90 to RM$555
Where to find it: www.ttr.com.my
Stuck on ideas for a mom who has practically everything? Well, she won't be able to resist a bottle of Champagne! Make Hay, Sunshine will send a delightful bottle of Moët & Chandon Brut Imperial Champagne accompanied by a floral arrangement and imported fresh fruits like strawberries, blackberries, peach, grapes, and more, all artfully arranged in a custom-made solid pinewood box. If you prefer a non-alcoholic choice, there are also gift boxes with extras like Godiva chocolates, candles, coffee, tea, bodycare products, and more.
Where to find it: www.makehaysunshine.com
Where to find it: Good Times DIY Pottery Studio, Level 1F-19A, Paradigm Mall, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor., Malaysia, +6011 1663 6208 (WhatsApp), www.goodtimesdiy.my
Social enterprise Earth Heir collaborates with a network of over 100 artisans and refugees in Malaysia to build sustainable livelihoods through collaborative design partnerships in creating handicrafts like bags, accessories & apparel, and home living items. From handwoven bags, notebook covers, and passport covers to brocade silk shawls, cloth face masks, and jewelry, acquiring these gorgeous pieces will also mean that you're lending a hand to these local artisans and helping them achieve a sense of self-reliance. Check out their website and pick out a lovely hand-made gift that mom will love this Mother's Day!
Cost: From RM$24 onwards
Where to find it: www.earthheir.com
Mom won't be able to resist the awesome floral arrangements delivered by the guys at The Grow Room. Freshly cut imported flowers form a stunning display in their hands, somehow we can't help falling in love with the bright colors and textures. From tulips to Australian Eucalyptus or just ask them to surprise you, order a bunch by dropping them a message here.
Cost: From RM$45 onwards
Where to find it: www.instagram.com/thegrowroom.kl
Whisk mom away for the weekend to The Acres Resort located in Kampung Bukit Tinggi, Pahang just over 30 minutes away from KL City. The resort sits on 8 acres of land and is situated 1,300 feet above sea level. Once here, she'll be able to enjoy the natural greenery and cool mountain air and spend time resting and relaxing. The resort has plenty to offer to ensure a fulfilling weekend including a swimming pool, mini zoo (great for the kids!), vegetable farm, karaoke room, and cafe.
Cost: From RM$480 onwards
Where to find it: The Acres Resort, Lot 28431 Kampung Bukit Tinggi, 28750 Bentong, Pahang, Malaysia, +6012 223 5866, email@example.com, www.theacres.com.my
This one is for sweet tooth lovers! Malaysian-made Chocolate Concierge offers freshly crafted artisan chocolates made locally from beans grown from various origins in Malaysia. Choose from chocolate bars, bon bon, and treats as well as their gift boxes for special occasions. As an environmentally-conscious brand, they welcome purchases with your own takeaway boxes. For delivery, order before 11am to receive it on the same day.