by SingSaver

There is a woman. She is your role model, your best friend and most ardent cheerleader. She brings your soup when you are ill, and when you fall, there her hand is. She works hard so you can live your best life. She’s your Lorelai Gilmore. So, once a year, you shower her a little more love and gifts than the other 364 days. It is Mother’s Day. It is her day. May 14 (Sunday) this year is no exception. The question is: What can you possibly get her this year that would trump last year’s gift? It’s the same conundrum over and over, and it only gets harder. Don’t fret. You can do these things to secure mum’s financial future, or buy her a good old-fashioned gift. We did a spot of shopping ourselves, and found a few things you might find suitable. More importantly, when you buy this special purchase, you will also be saving. Surely, that will make mum super proud.

30% Off at Timberland

Outdoorsy and adventurous - If mum identifies with those traits, we’ll bet she will appreciate a gift that allows her to express her inner Gertrude Bell. To celebrate Mother’s Day, Timberland is offering a 30-percent discount online with a minimum spend of S$150 on women’s items. Check out with the code “MothersDay” to enjoy the discount. Valid till May 14, 2017. You might consider checking out with your OCBC Titanium Rewards Card, which rewards you with 10x OCBC$ for every S$1 spent. Read more here.

Swedish Breakfast Buffet at IKEA

On May 14, start the Mother’s Day celebrations on a Swedish note with a breakfast buffet at IKEA. At just S$25 per adult and S$10 per child between 4 and 12 years old, the family (group of four) can enjoy your favourite IKEA dishes and snacks from 8:30am to 10:30am. The Mother’s Day Breakfast Buffet promotion is available at both IKEA restaurants in Tampines and Alexandra. Apart from enjoying a hearty spread, IKEA Family Members will also receive a S$10 IKEA voucher, while the guests receive S$5 vouchers. Planning to do a bit of shopping after? Don’t forget to use your DBS, UOB, or OCBC credit cards. These give you the option for a flexible 0% instalment payment plan for purchases above S$500.

Mother’s Day Special at Aramsa — The Garden Spa

One of the most perfect ways of saying “Thank you” to mother for being a role model, best friend and cheerleader to you, and all the hard work that comes with the job, is a pampering day at the spa. On this special occasion, Aramsa The Garden Spa is offering its 75-minutes Elemis Facial and 60-minute Aramsa Touch massage treatment (worth S$336) at only S$188 nett. Reservations required, please call 6456 6556 and quote “Mother’s Day Special”

25% Off Bird’s Nest Gift Sets at Eu Yan Sang

The gift of wellness, inside and out — it doesn’t get more thoughtful than that. This Mother’s Day, put a big smile on mum’s face with a bird’s nest gift set from Eu Yan Sang. Take this opportunity to stock up while they are offering 25% off on selected Bird’s Nest Gift Sets (from S$99.80 before discount). Accumulate upwards of S$438 nett of purchases, and you will receive a complimentary bottle of MGO 100+ Manuka Honey (250g) and Australia honey comb.

Freebies at Canon

They say a picture speaks a thousand words. When give your mum a camera this Mother’s Day, words won’t be necessary to convey just how much the memories you create together means. To commemorate this special day, Canon has come up with a host of meaningful free gifts that include a bouquet of flowers, personalised skin consultation, makeover and a special gift set by Shiseido, Shideido Future Solution LX (worth S$106), eShop vouchers, a SDHC 16GB card and more. Freebies differ depending on your purchase. You might want to use an air miles credit card like the Citi PremierMiles Visa Signature card when you buy the camera. This gives you 15,000 miles when you use it the first time, and 1.2 miles per S$1.  Perhaps a holiday together with mum next year is where your gift will come handy.