For Moms From the New Millenium
By : | May 12, 2017

Forget about those tacky vases, freshly-cut flowers and the generic Mother’s Day gifts. Like the kids, the millennial mom ain’t easy to please.

 

Peninsula, Hong Kong

 

Whoever said buying a gift for a woman is easier; got it all wrong! Especially on Mother’s Day, a few years after ‘gifting Mom on her special day’—the perfumes, the jewellery, the latest in home décor—as her kid, you begin to run out of ideas. And then, there’s her birthday present too!

You could be a kid anywhere across the world, just to make Mama feel a lot more blessed this year, LuxuryNext has curated a list of luxe gifts and pampering, to breeze her through her special day.

#1 THE GIRL

The most precious thing to any woman, even if she won’t readily admit, is her beauty and youth. Do anything that will turn back her body clock, even if only by a few years, and she will be delighted.

The ‘Mum and Daughter Time Together’ at The Peninsula Spa, is a special package for two that lets female guests spoil not only their mother but themselves, during a  bespoke 90-minute body massage at the exclusive Private Spa Suite for two. Overlooking sweeping views of Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong, along with  heat facilities and a private jacuzzi for two, the package also includes a poolside breakfast or lunch featuring the light and nutritious cuisine from the Naturally Peninsula menu, as well as full use of the swimming pool. Priced at HK$ 4,950 and is inclusive of a complimentary Mother’s Day rose and glass of Peninsula Champagne per person served during the poolside meal. So go on, surprise Mum with a spot of pampering through the balmy summer day. www.peninsula.com

#2 THE GIFT

While Mother’s Day is gift’s galore, our favourite pick is the Bulgari Serpentini Forever special edition handbag, up for grabs discerningly, only until the end of May exclusively at the Bulgari Pup-Up at Harrod’s. The luxe maison’s iconic shoulder flap bag has been revamped with emerald calf-skin with light gold plate Snake clasp in malachite. The bag has chain handles shaped sinuously like a snake’s cartilage, including a small mirror and various internal pockets. www.bulgari.com

Serpenti Forever – Bulgari

 

#3 THE GEAR

Surprisingly, even the undomesticated mother channels her inner Martha Stewart on Mother’s Day—which is why a home décor reigns supreme. But in an age of smartphones and smart watches, the smart mom only wants a smart home! Amazon…Oops! AMZN announced a new smart home hub called the Amazon Echo Show, which allows users to control their home app-based technology with their voices. The online shopping vendor has some fabulous discounts available on Mother’s Day, good value for a device considered one of the best smart home hubs available. www.twitter.com/amazonecho

Even if Mama isn’t tech savvy, Victorinox’s large Chef’s case puts a modern day electronic appliance to shame and is still the tool-of-the-trade for most butchers and chef. A sophisticated assortment of every knife, spatula and opener imaginable under the sun, the handy kit of Victorinox’s  professional knives stand out thanks to their high-quality, durable materials and ergonomic design. Don’t look too surprised if it makes it to Dad’s wishlist as well.  www.victorinox.com

Victorinox Chef’s Case

 

#4 THE GRUB

Like #1, another thing is takes Mom to her good ol’ girly days, are cocktails that make her giggle and get tipsy, with the rest of  the girlss. Hakkasan hosts an exlusive brunch service will feature a pre-fixed menu, created by Michelin-starred Chef Charles Chee Kent Fui, on Mother’s Day. Let her sip on some trendy craft cocktails, with some of Hakkasan’s signature dishes such as the Crispy duck salad, Chicken shumai, Crystal dumpling, Edamame and truffle dumpling, Sanpei chicken with Thai chilli and basil, Mixed vegetable in Assam sauce, and so on.

To complement the event’s special experience, the lounge has announced that a special surprise awaits at each of their venues, which is sure set to add to the celebrations and spread a smile on your mother’s face. A live act? We wonder what it could be? www.hakkasan.com

 

 

 

 

For someone who began his media career as a freelance journalist, Nolan Lewis is now quite convinced that life as a media hack isn’t as glamorous as it is made out to be. Over a year of living life in the fast lane, late night networking events and crazy deadlines writing for, and editing magazines later, he has added the digital media to his portfolio and is now Consulting Editor (Digital) for Eat Stay Love and Blackbook magazines.