Not sure what to give your moms this coming Mother’s Day? We round up a list of must-haves—from skincare to travel essentials, and more!
Our moms are the heart and soul of our families. Her tireless dedication is incomparable. Likewise, her love for her children and grandchildren knows no bounds. So, it’s but fitting that we treat the lady of the house like the queen that she is! This Mother’s Day, let’s make our moms feel extra special.
Here are some wonderful gift ideas that will surely please her:
Specially formulated with the Philippine weather in mind, Artel Manila Parfums are made with a high concentration of scented oils and have zero water content. This allows for long-lasting wear—day or night.
Artél’s latest perfume line is inspired by Robert Greene’s “The Art of Seduction.” It pays tribute to distinct types of temptresses, namely: Le Charisme, Le Femme Fatale, The Dreamer, the Siren, The Natural, the Star, and The Lover. The original formulations, which come in 30 ml bottles, are composed of citrus, crisp, floral, and subdued scents that may be used singularly or layered to create a more intense and unique fragrance.
The pandemic had all of us missing out on essential R&R services. Now is the time to take advantage of soothing massages, rejuvenating facials, and slimming treatments. Bioessence boasts of 27 successful years in the beauty industry and considers true pampering as the core of its brand. In fact, on weekends, almost all timeslots of its 30 branches nationwide are booked.
My favorites are the Ventosa and hot stone massage, as well as the Oxygen Caviar Protein treatment—an incredibly luxurious facial that uses Oxygen Ceuticals products and four machines: Radiofrequency, Photodynamic Therapy Light, Oxygen Infusion, and Ultrasonic, which leave the skin nourished and glowing. Slimming services like the Thermalift for the face (PHP 3,000) and Thermashape for the body (PHP 3,500) are also popular treatments.
Beauty treatments and skin-pampering on demand? Yes! That’s exactly what Cocoon Lifestyle Station (CLS) offers its discerning clientele. It’s as simple as booking an appointment with the concierge and waiting for the beauty trailer to park outside your doorstep.
This roving aesthetics and wellness clinic offers a variety of skin and body solutions like anti-aging, advanced lasers, IV vitamin drips, and slimmingtreatments. In fact, you can even request for personalized on-screen greetings, Netflix movies—even your preferred music. Champagne, roses, and chocolate-covered strawberries for mom? Just leave all the arrangements to this deluxe station.
Services start at PHP 3,000 and are available within Metro Manila as well as nearby areas. Call 09178992517 to book or message @cocoonlifestylestation on Instagram.
Discover a range of carefully curated skin, body, hair, and home essentials from Marta’s Handmade. All items crafted in the owner’s studio smell heavenly and are beautifully packaged upon delivery. What’s more, the brand’s hashtag #ecolovinglymadeforyou aptly describes the colorful soap bars, whipped soaps, lip balms, shampoo bars, sugar scrubs, wax melts, and scented candles that they make.
All products are formulated to complement each natural ingredient and likewise to bring out their benefits. Moreover, they are made in small batches to ensure freshness and quality.
We all know how troublesome finding good help can be nowadays. In fact, every household has had its own horrific help stories. This Mother’s Day, let your moms sit back and relax as their abodes get cleaned from floor to ceiling—all four walls included! How? Through the ninjas of Ninja Made!
Ninja Made has revolutionized the professional cleaning industry by pioneering its 6-step cleaning process. This includes cleaning, sanitizing, disinfecting, steaming, sterilizing, and air purification. What’s more, the ninjas of Ninja Made all come from marginalized families who are now all permanently employed, trained, and certified by ISSA (International Association for Professional Cleaners), which guarantees exemplary services for you and livelihood opportunities for them. A win-win situation indeed!
To date, the company has serviced more than 8,000 Filipino homes (including the residences of famous celebrities), business establishments, and offices. Service cost is dependent on dedicated hours per project.
3. Smartphone Cases from OtterBox (IG: @tenkiebox)
For the stylish mom who simply cannot live without her phone, OtterBox offers aesthetically pleasing cases that are built to withstand daily use and abuse. Kiss your worries goodbye because their cases are designed to protect your phones from scratches, death drops, and all squishy situations.
Tenkiebox, the local distributor of OtterBox (and the high-end waterproof LifeProof protective cases), offers a wide variety of phone cases, iPad cases, screen protectors, Apple watch bumpers, bands, and chargers. Presently, the brand has the Otter + Pop Symmetry Series—a pairing of their lightweight slim case (with antimicrobial coating) and the eye-catching Pop Sockets or Pop Grips.
What’s more, customers can choose from a fun variety of colors and patterns that are easy to install and remove, which allows for a different look at any time.
Purchase your gifts from www.tenkiebox.com or via OtterBox flagship stores in Lazada, Shopee, and Zalora. Also available in Otterbox stores (Alabang Town Center, SM Aura, SM MOA, Abreeza Davao).
On-the-go women always have functionality on the top of their list. But this does not mean they forego style. Travel Essentials is known for its utilitarian designs and its bags—undoubtedly perfect gifts for moms. Plus, what I like about this company is that I can choose the color, the material, and the fonts for every order I place.
A visit to the label’s Instagram account @travelessentialsmnl will show canvas tote bags (PHP 595), clarity pouches (PHP 895), luggage tags (PHP 250), and nesting travel organizers (PHP 950), waterproof options and so much more. All items are thoughtfully crafted to provide the utmost comfort and ease to each client. What’s more, the label has several gift ideas available for Mother’s Day, which include personalized translucent totes, wooden caddies, and an assortment of accessories.
Is it possible to have a complete skin regimen with just three products? The Unbranded Skincare says yes!
To achieve healthy glowing skin—comparable to a Korean glass complexion—you only need a Cleansing Wash to cleanse and correct, a Day Shield or a broad-spectrum sunblock, and an Overnight Cream for skin rejuvenation. Active ingredients of the brand include squalene, collagen, allantoin, niacinamide, hyaluronic acid, and centella asiatica.
The best part? Each product is formulated to suit even the most sensitive of skin and is safe to be used by pregnant and lactating women, too.
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