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Mother's Day Gift Ideas: Gifts That Can Be Delivered to Your Doorstep

profileKenneth Fong

I know that we’re all about saving money and making calculated personal finance decisions.

But Mother’s Day only comes around once a year, so IMO it’s okay to spoil that special person in your life once in a while.

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You DO know that Mother’s Day is just around the corner, RIGHT?

Source: SpongeBob Squarepants | Giphy

(P.S. It’s on 8 May.)

So for those too busy to pop by a shop to pick up a gift for your grandmother, your mom, or the mother of your kids.

There’re plenty of online options where you can pick up a thoughtful gift and have it delivered straight to your (or her) doorstep!


TL;DR: Mother’s Day Gift Ideas For Your Mother

Instead of giving you a random list of Mother’s Day gift ideas that are ridiculously expensive or impossible to get during this period.

I decided to list gifts that I’ve either given my mom before or am considering getting for her this Mother’s Day.

And since I’m pretty sensible with my money, I like to believe that my gift options are nice.

Neither the kind that gives off an “I’m broke AF, so I can only give you this handmade macaroni necklace” vibe nor in the Chanel handbag territory either.

Best of all, they’re all from local brands and companies (which you may or may not have heard of), so you’ll be doing your part to #supportlocal amidst COVID-19.

For Moms Who Love...Mother's Day Gift IdeaFrom Which Local Brand?PriceDelivery FeeHow to Order?
CookingGrocery Box to cook a meal for your momCarrotsticks & Cravings $75
(order at least 2 days in advance)
$10 and up
(depends on distance)
WhatsApp 81289926 (Dempsey) or 81289326 (Robertson Quay) for delivery
CafesUnique brunch of French crepes and galettesGather$14 to $18
(crepes, galettes, & sandwiches)

$6 to $8
(coffees & juices)
Within 10km
$8 for orders $30 - $59

Free delivery for $60 and above

Outside 10km
Varies
(depends on distance)
WhatsApp 85432385 with your order for delivery
FlowersBouquet of flowersBloomen$100 (small) to $160 (medium)$15Order online
FoodMeal from her favourite restaurantVariousVariesVariesOrder online
GardeningUrban Farming Kits to grow her own kang kong, kailan, and chye simSuper Farmers$14.90 (Single Pot) to $45 (Gift Set of 3)$2.50

Free delivery for $60 and above
From Naiise, get 10% off with code 'THANKYOU10'
Being PamperedWellness hampersEu Yan Sang$68 to $358
(same-day delivery if check-out before 3pm)
$13

Free delivery for $120 and above
Order online
PastriesFreshly baked artisan bread and French pastriesBakery Brera & Fine FoodsVaries$10 to $20
(via Lalamove or GrabDelivery)
Order online
SnacksArtisanal cheese and charcuterie platterLush Platters$45 to $248
(order at least 2 days in advance)
$20
(10am to 6:30pm)
Order online
SweetsA speciality cakeVarious$20 to $119
(order 24 hours to at least 3 days in advance)
VariesOrder online
TeasSpeciality teas curated from all over the worldKindred Teas$18 to $32
(allow 1 to 2 days for processing of order)
$4

Free delivery for $120 and above
Order online

For Moms Who Love Cooking

Avo & Co. Signature Box Delivery

Source: Avo & Co. | Website

While there are plenty of online grocery stores where you can get fresh produce delivered.

Delivery slots get filled up fast, and sometimes you might not be able to buy what you need.

An alternative you can consider is Avo & Co., a team dedicated to bringing seasonal food items to help people decide what to cook with.

If you’re thinking of cooking a meal for your mom, then the Avo & Co. Signature Box ($168) — which includes meat items and seasonal fruits and vegetables  — should do the trick.

Looking at what the box contains, you won’t have an issue whipping up a new dish. Even if you do, you can refer to the recipe cards included in the box for ideas!

Just hop on their website and place your delivery order. You can even swap out items you don’t like at the checkout! (Do note that additional charges may apply)

Price: $168 (order at least 2 days in advance)

Delivery Fee: $9.90

For Moms Who Love Cafe Hopping

Gather Food Delivery

Source: @gathershop.co | Instagram

There are plenty of homegrown cafes out there, but not many do French crepes AND galettes (a savoury, buckwheat version of a crepe).

And do them well.

So if you’re looking for something a little more special this Mother’s Day, why not bring Gather to your mom instead?

Try the Ratatouille Galette ($23) and the Plain Sweet Crepe ($18) for a light but satisfying brunch.

Oh, if your mom appreciates a nice cup of coffee, she’ll love their White Coffee ($7) too.

Just place your order on Grab or FoodPanda as they provide islandwide delivery.

Price: $18 to $24 (crepes, galettes, and sandwiches), $6 to $9 (coffees and juices)

Delivery Fee: Varies (Depending on address)

For Moms Who Love Flowers

Bloomen Mother’s Day Bouquet Delivery

Source: Bloomen

At the risk of sounding cliche, what’s Mother’s Day without flowers?

Run by a talented Singaporean couple, who operates out of their own home, Bloomen offers Mother’s Day Bouquets for delivery on 6, 7 and 8 May.

P.S. if you’d like to send mom a bouquet on other days (just because), they’ve got Gift Bouquets ($80 to $220) too

Price: $100 to $350

Delivery Fee: Free (Standard Delivery) $10 (Timeslot Delivery)

For Moms Who Love Food

Restaurant Food Delivery

Fancy taking your mom out for a meal at Candlenut, a 1 MICHELIN star restaurant serving Peranakan dishes)?

Or if that’s a little too steep, how about Violet Oon, a beautiful restaurant which serves authentic Nyonya cuisine?

While you can’t bring her to either right now, these restaurants (and many more) are offering food delivery service.

This way, you can treat your mom to a multi-course meal in the comfort of your own home.

Plate the food yourself for that extra special touch.

Price: Varies

Delivery Fee: Varies

For Moms Who Love Gardening

Super Farmers Urban Farming Kits

Source: Super Farmers

Super Farmers is a Singaporean wellness company focused on helping people eat and live better through food and nutrition education.

If your mom’s feeling bored at home right now, why not surprise her with a Super Farmers Urban Farming Kit?

The Gift Set of 3 comes with organic potting soil, seed sticks (kang kong, kailan, chye sim, etc.), and a growing guide.

Side note: looking at how people panic-buy during COVID-19 — leaving supermarket shelves empty most of the time — it might be a good idea to start growing our own food.

Price: $45 (Gift Set of 3)

Delivery Fee: $5

For Moms Who Love Being Pampered

Eu Yan Sang Wellness Hampers

Source: Eu Yan Sang

It’s hard to go wrong with a gift from Eu Yan Sang, a local, health and wellness company specialising in Traditional Chinese Medication.

Their Love Is A Verb Hamper ($138) includes six bottles of Bird’s Nest, six bottles of Chicken Essence, and a bottle of Clover Honey.

Perfect for the woman in your life who deserves only the best things in life.

If that’s beyond your budget, fret not.

I’m sure she’ll still appreciate receiving the six-bottle pack of Superior Bird’s Nest with Rock Sugar ($50.90) too.

For my Muslim friends looking for an option, there’s a Pure Halal Goodness Hamper ($78) available!

Price: $78 to $388

Delivery Fee: Free Delivery in Singapore; same-day delivery available if check-out before 9am (Mon to Sat, Excluding PH)

For Moms Who Love Pastries

Bakery Brera & Fine Foods

Source: @aun_koh | Instagram

Bakery Brera is a mom-and-pop bakery that offers affordable, freshly baked artisan bread and French pastries.

Their signature pastries are the Kouign-Amann ($4.80), a round, multi-layered pastry with layers of butter and sugar folded in.

And their Cruffins ($5), which is a cross between a croissant and a muffin.

FYI: my mom’s favourite is the Peanut Butter & Jelly Cruffin

They sell out pretty quick, so order in advance and expect at least a 48 to 72 hour processing time for them to check and confirm your order.

Price: Varies

Delivery Fee: $10 (Standard Delivery) $12 to $20 (Specific Time Delivery)

For Moms Who Love Snacks

Lush Platters

Source: @lushplatters | Instagram

Instead of plying mom with ‘unhealthy’ snacks, how about something a little more unique?

Like an artisanal Mother’s Day Treat Box ($98) from Lush Platters.

The platter comes with two kinds of cheeses, mini baguettes, french butter, assorted gourmet crackers, orange & peach compote, lemon & lavender mini loaf, honey nuts, and chocolate bark.

If that’s a bit too much, they’ve got intimate Charcuterie Platters ($28) instead.

I know.

This is a slightly more expensive option, BUT you can share it with mom and the entire family (so it’s a win-win in my book).

Plus, they’re really pretty (read: Insta-Moms will love this)

Price: Varies (order at least 2 days in advance)

Delivery Fee: $20 (10am to 6pm, 5pm on Sundays)

For Moms Who Love Sweets

Cake Delivery

I know.

You’re probably thinking, “where to find cake sia?!”

And best of all, you can even get your cake delivered directly to you.

OR directly to mom — if you’re not living with her, that is.

Based on the options I listed…

Price: $25 to $108

Delivery Fee: Varies (order 24 hours to 3 days in advance)

For Moms Who Love Tea

Kindred Teas

Source: @kindredteas | Instagram

If your mom is an avid tea drinker (like mine), she’ll love the teas from Kindred Teas.

It’s a speciality tea shop opened by a Singaporean who curates teas from all over the world.

The Tall Glass Teapot with 1 Tea Tin ($44.65) would make a good gift.

But if your mom already has many teapots (like mine), then it’ll be more prudent to just get her some Tea Tins ($18 to $32) instead.

Pay attention when choosing your teas, though. Some are loose tea leaves, while some are packaged in tea bags.

Price: $18 to $32 (allow 1 to 2 days for processing of orders)

Delivery Fee: $3.50 (Free delivery for $50 and above)

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