Celebrate Mum with 5 Uniquely Singaporean Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Celebrate Mum with 5 Uniquely Singaporean Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day is a special occasion that calls for equally special celebrations, so why settle for something as typical (and dare we say, boring) as flowers or chocolates? Instead, take the opportunity to surprise mum with an engaging, experiential gift that will give her treasured memories to last a lifetime. As a plus, we’ve gathered up some of the best experiential gifts with a uniquely Singaporean flair that you can enjoy together with her for some beautiful bonding moments!

1. Explore the City with Hidden Singapore Adventure Passes

Regardless of whether mum’s a lifelong Singaporean or a recent transplant to the City State, we’re sure there’s still pockets of the island she’s never had a chance to visit or explore. So take her there yourself with Hidden Singapore’s experiential gift vouchers! Explore mysteries and stories hidden in Singapore’s nooks and crannies, from Chinatown’s seedy, secretive past to Bras Basah’s artsy endeavours. Whether she's a history buff or an urban explorer, our adventure passes provide a day of fun, learning, and exploration that stands out as a cool Mother’s Day gift.

2. Go for Local Craft Workshops Together

Craft workshops have exploded in popularity across Singapore in recent years so you’ll certainly be spoiled for choice this Mother’s Day! Book a session for you and mum to try your hand at pottery, give candle-making a go, create your own masterpiece in art jamming, and so much more. Led by skilled local artisans, you’re not just picking up a new skill but crafting one-of-a-kind souvenirs that will hold memories of time spent together.

3. Commission Customised Art from Local Artists

They say the Mona Lisa is the most beautiful woman in the world, but they’ve never met mum, have they? Honour your mum’s irreplaceable beauty with a commissioned piece from one of Singapore’s talented local artists. Feature a favourite landmark, hobby, or item of hers – or have it be a portrait of mum herself! Whether it’s watercolour, oil paints, acrylic, cross-stitch, embroidery, or digital art, this present idea will remind her of how she’s the centre of your world, even when you’re apart.

4. Go for Retail Therapy amongst Local Designers

Fashion-forward mums are sure to appreciate a piece of clothing from a local designer. Whether it's a bespoke dress, a chic blouse, or a handcrafted accessory, clothes from Singaporean designers and tailors not only offer unique style but also promote local talent, making this a cool Mother’s Day gift for a wife or mum who expresses herself through her outfit. There’s no shortage of local jewellery designers or fragrance houses too so her wardrobe can fully reflect a passion for SG’s homegrown creative scene.

5. Book a Culinary Class Featuring Mum’s Gastronomic Favourites

This is the time to pay mum back for all of the delicious dishes she’s whipped up over the years. Book a cooking class together focused on her favourite foods, but insist that you’re the cook and she’s just there to be the taste tester at the very end. This reversal pays tribute to all of the effort mum’s put into sustaining and nurturing you since you were young, and while it can’t quite match up to everything she’s done, it’s an optimistic (and thoughtful) start!

Whether you're pondering what gift to give a mother who has everything or just want to surprise her with something new and exciting, these unique and experiential present ideas for mum showcase the best of Singapore’s local scene. From cultural explorations to creative pursuits to outdoor escape rooms, these gifts are no doubt sure to impress and express your love in the most special way this Mother’s Day.