We’re at the point in our lives when growing up means growing busier with our careers, our personal goals, our friends, and our new relationships. Some of us work extra hours. Others are focused in managing our own businesses. Some of us have hobbies and passions that keep us pre-occupied. In this fast paced life, how many of us can say we still try to make quality time for our moms?
You don’t need to wait for Mother’s Day to make your mom feel special. Here are some gift ideas you should consider treating your mom any time of the year.
1. Something colorful to make brighten up her smile: Flowers!
There’s no such thing as “too busy” to send flowers to your mom every so often. You can buy flowers online from Flowers Express PH and Flower Delivery PH and have them delivered to your mom to surprise her even if you’re far away.
2. Something to pamper her for all her hard work: A Beauty/Spa Treat
You can score the best discounted deals on spa massages, hair, and beauty treatments from DealGrocer so she can feel like the queen she deserves to be.
3. Something to free her mind off things: A local getaway staycation trip
We’re used to having our moms doing the planning for family trips. Why not take the lead this time and have everything planned out yourself? All she has to do is bring her bags and relax. Find a unique and cozy place to stay at Airbnb or snag a hotel room for less at Hotels.com to get discounts.
4. Something to let her sleep well every night: Egyptian cotton bed linen or pillow sets
It’s a bit of an investment but it goes a long long way. Egyptian cotton is softer (as you wash it over time), finer, and lasts longer than any cotton. It also helps people sleep better because the fabric is more porous, avoiding that stuffy feeling at night.
5. Something she’ll feel comfortable walking in anywhere: Comfy slip-on footwear
As the years go by, we start to notice our moms complain more often about how getting tired (too early and easily) on trips or weekend outings. You can start looking for shoes that are specially designed for comfort. like Birkenstock, G.H. Bass & Co, Aerosoles, or Naturalizer. Again, it’s a little bit pricey, and a bit of an investment, but these are the kinds of shoes last longer, and are guaranteed to make your mom’s feet happy.
6. Something to add to her kitchen collection: Ceramic Cookware
Cookware is something most moms are very picky with because they’re worried about cooking healthier meals for their families. There are certain types of cookware like teflon or stainless steel that leach or mix with your food when it reacts to the heat over time making it toxic or poisonous. Ceramic is non-stick, non-reactive, and contains no lead, aluminum, copper, iron, and won’t leach into your food.
7. Something she can always remember you by: Fotogra Picture Album
We may have gotten used to sharing our photos online, but nothing beats something you can hold with your own hands. Give your mom a Fotogra, a photo book you can have made to order. Just submit your photos and they’ll print them in a book so your mom can look back on your most cherished memories together.
8. Something that she misses the most: Spending time with you.
It’s likely you now spend more time away from each other than ever before so quality time will feel very special. Spend the day doing whatever she wants. You can bond over her favorite TV series or movie marathon on *Netflix and order her comfort food through Foodpanda. Hopefully you can set aside one day in a week this year. Without a doubt, this is the most precious gift you can give your mom because you are giving her a very special part of you that you can never take back–time.
Online payments at DealGrocer, Flower Express, Airbnb, Hotels.com, *Netflix, and Foodpanda, require a credit card. If you don’t have one or if you don’t want your card details exposed online, you can use PayMaya, a free app that lets you pay online without a credit card. (Note: Netflix, Google Play Store, and App Store will send you authorization fees. Authorization requests are requests sent by the app to the financial institution (PayMaya), to verify that your payment method works. Authorization/approval fees are usually $1-2 and are refunded back to you after a certain period depending on the app’s terms and conditions.)
All you have to do is download the app, register with your mobile number, and load up your account at PayMaya’s load-up partners so you can start shopping online.
You can load-up through BDO Online Banking or at any of the over 15,000 PayMaya reloading stations nationwide that include SM Malls Business Centers, Robinsons Malls Business Centers, Bayad Centers, 7-Eleven stores with Cliqq kiosks, TouchPay Kiosks, and Smart Padala Centers.
You can also link your PayMaya account to PayPal so you can purchase a Fotogra. PayMaya also has a physical card version which you can buy at PayMaya’s online shop, free of delivery. You can use this card to pay at any Visa-accepting brick-and-mortar store. For more details, visit www.paymaya.com. Find us on social media: facebook.com/PayMayaOfficial, twitter.com/paymayaofficial, and instagram.com/paymaya_official
PayMaya Philippines, part of the Voyager Group, is the digital financial services unit of PLDT and Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart). The PayMaya is now the leading over-the-top digital payments app in the Philippine market. Among the company’s innovations include Smart Money, the pioneering mobile money service linked to the Smart SIM and mobile phone and Smart Padala, the leading domestic remittance service brand in the market.