Last-Minute Gifts For Mother’s Day
Yes, we know you meant to take care of this in advance but you simply didn’t realise where the days went. Fear not—we’ve done the groundwork for you. Here are 25 last-minute Mother’s Day gifts that you can get for that special woman in your life—all sorted and divided according to your budget.
SAVE (GIFTS UPTO RS 2,000)
1. Special Cupcake Offers by Icing On Top
Buy a box of cupcakes for your mum from this confectionery brand and get two cupcakes absolutely free. They are also giving out free cake pops for every purchase you make.
Available at: Icing On Top, Besos 5, Advani Chambers, Kemps Corner, Mumbai. Tel: 098670 13315, 099202 54119
Price point: Rs 400 for a box of 10 cupcakes
2. Mother’s Day Cakes by Not Just Desserts
Choose from a Rose Cupcake Bouquet, a Message on a Tart, MOM Cookies, Pretty in Pink Cupcakes and Flowerpot Dessert to indulge your mother’s sweet tooth.
Available at: Not Just Desserts, 20/5, Podar House, Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Road, Wadala, Mumbai. Tel: 022 2418 0655, 2418 6291
Price point: Rs 150 to Rs 700
3. Handmade Gifts at The Hab by Usha
Create unique gifts for your mum, from cards, coasters and quilted kitchen gloves to hot pot holders, aprons and lunch bags at The Hab by Usha, a sewing experiential store.
Available at: G 1, 444 Corporate Lounge, Opp Sahib Khatwara Darbar, Road No 7, Linking Road, Khar (W), Mumbai. Tel: 022 6127 4444
Price point: Rs 300 to Rs 1,200
4. Buffet Lunch at Out of the Blue
Treat her to a delicious buffet with soups, salads, mains, desserts and live counters at Out of the Blue. She’ll also get special hampers courtesy of the restaurant.
Available at: Out of the Blue, Le Sutra Hotel 14 Union Park, Khar (W), Mumbai. Tel: 022 2600 3000
Price point: Rs 595 (without alcohol) and Rs 798 (with alcohol) plus taxes
5. Mother’s Day Collectibles at 10am
Pick up some customised gifts from 10am, where you can choose from trays, lamps and other household items.
Available at: www.facebook.com/10am.online
Price point: Rs 725 to Rs 1,950
6. Mother’s Day Lunch Buffet at Chao Ban
The Oriental establishment will offer a range of its signature dishes such as Rangoon Aubergine, Stir Fried Prawn in Hoison Sauce, Veg Moon Fan, Chao’s Custard Bun, Candied Dates and Honey Noodles. There’s also a special mocktail selection on arrival and a flower gift to brighten up your mum’s day.
Available at: Chao Ban, 30, K DubhashMarg, Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai. Tel: 022 4915 0050
Price point: Rs 850 plus taxes
7. One on One Jewellery at Pipa+Bella
Get two pieces of jewellery for the price of one at this funky e-store.
Available at: www.pipabella.com; 092231 84870
Price point: Rs 1,200 to Rs 2,300
8. Three-course Set Meal at Cheval
Choose from lamb sliders, risotto, salt & pepper squid, prawn and mango desserts at this Kala Ghoda restaurant, where you’ll also get a complimentary glass of champagne and photos of the two of you together.
Available at: Cheval, 145 Mahatma Gandhi Road, Fort, Mumbai. Tel: 022 4039 6638
Price point: Rs 1,200 plus taxes
9. Spa Therapy at Hyatt Pune
The Pune hotel is giving mothers a free facial if you book them a therapy at the spa.
Available at: Hyatt Pune, Kalyani Nagar, Pune. Tel: 020 4141 1234.
Price point: Treatments from Rs 1,250 plus taxes
10. A Self-Cooked Meal at Tilt All Day
Cook your mum a complimentary meal when you book yourselves in for a brunch at this restaurant. DJ Pawan will supplement this with retro tunes and there will be a photo booth to take pictures with ma, too.
Available at: Tilt All Day, Trade View, Oasis Complex, Kamala Mills Compound, PB Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai
Price point: Rs 1,500 for unlimited food; Rs 2,000 for unlimited food, beer, wine and sangria; Rs 2,500 for unlimited cocktails, beer, wine, sangria and food; all plus taxes
11. Murano Glass Bracelets by Bracialeto
If she’s fond of jewellery (which woman isn’t?), pick up one of the gorgeous ‘M bracelets’ from the Mother’s Day special collection. Each one is made with charms, Murano glass beads and crafted in 92.5 Sterling silver.
Available at: Mumbai, Surat, Goa, Pondicherry, Jalandhar and Amritsar. Visit www.bracialeto.com.
Price point: Rs 1,500 onwards
SPEND (GIFTS FROM RS 2,000 TO RS 5,000)
12. Musical Brunch at blueFROG
Singer Aria Nanji will entertain you and your mother while you enjoy the sinful spread of over 50 dishes and the open bar.
Available at: blueFROG, Mathuradas Mills Compound. Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai. Tel: 022 4033 2300
Price point: Rs 2,000 without alcohol and Rs 2,500 with alcohol
13. Sunday Brunch at Seven Kitchens
The Palladium Hotel restaurant will offer a vast smorgasbord of options from a global gourmet spread, which includes more than 30 dessert options.
Available at: Seven Kitchens, Level 9 M, Palladium Hotel, Lower Parel, Mumbai. Tel: 022 6162 8422
Price point: Rs 2,100 without alcohol; Rs 2,700 with free-flowing sparkling wine, cocktails and other premium spirits; Rs 3,900 with free-flowing champagne, cocktails and other premium spirits
14. Brunch at The Taj Mahal Palace
You’ll find Mother’s Day specials at Souk and Shamiana, both of which are creating dishes especially for this occasion.
Available at: Souk & Shamiana, The Taj Mahal Palace, Apollo Bunder, Mumbai. Tel: 022 6665 3366
Price point: Rs 3,650 at Souk; Rs 3,800 at Shamiana without alcohol; Rs 4,000 with champagne; and Rs 4,250 with Rosé sparkling wine
15. Indulgent Spa Specials at Grand Hyatt Goa
The Shamana Spa is offering a special package to honour mothers on their special day. Book any 90-minute treatment and get a complimentary 30-minute foot, head or back massage.
Available at: Grand Hyatt Goa, Bambolim Beach, Siridao, Goa. Tel: 0832 301 1234
Price point: Rs 3,800 to Rs 6,500
16. A Classic Handbag by Hidesign
Pick up a handcrafted leather bag from Hidesign’s special Mother’s Day collection.
Available at: All Hidesign stores across India
Price point: Rs 2,795 onwards
17. Scarves by MaalGaadi
If she’s fond of scarves, she’ll love the fun designs by this Chennai store.
Available at: MaalGaadi, No 6/1, Block M, 4th Main Road, Besant Nagar, Chennai. Tel: 044 4210 3242
Price point: Rs 3,000 onwards
SPLURGE (GIFTS UPWARDS OF RS 5,000)
18. Lights For Her Room by Anemos
Adorn her room this Mother’s Day with some elegant lights by Anemos. You can also get her one of their cool chairs or fans and redecorate her room for her.
Available at: Anemos, Krishna House, Ground Floor, Raghuvanshi Estate, Senapati Bapat Marg, LowerParel, Mumbai. Tel: 022 2493 4306
Price point: Rs 5,500 to Rs 89,000
19. ‘Light On You’ Earrings by BlueStone
Crafted in 18ct gold, the special Mother’s Day collection earrings are not too heavy, thus making them suitable to wear to the office, for small functions and dinner parties.
Available at: www.bluestone.com
Price point: Rs 6,000 to Rs 25,000
20. A Luscious Scent by Giorgio Armani
Gift your mum the Armani Si perfume, which has notes of patchouli oil, mandarin oil, Rose de Mai, Neroli, vanilla and Egyptian Jasmine—a fool-proof gift, if there was one.
Available at: Leading department stores and perfumeries across India.
Price point: Rs 7,900
21. A Sweet Treat by Dune
Buy bags and shoes worth Rs 8,500 for her and the store will gift her a surprise sweet delight.
Available at: Dune, Ambience Mall, Gurgaon; Ambience Mall, Vasant Kunj; Select Citywalk, Saket
Price point: Rs 8,500
22. A Trendy Bag by Lacoste
With its sober lines and colour and dual use, this bag is chic yet sober with an urban twist making it the ideal gift for your mum.
Available at: All Lacoste outlets; select Shoppers Stop and Lifestyle outlets
Price point: Rs 10,700
23. ‘Affordable’ Jewellery by Kama
The e-commerce arm of Kama Schachter, one of Asia’s largest manufacturers and exporters of diamond jewellery, offers you a range of diamond jewellery to celebrate Mother’s Day.
Available at: Kama Jewellery, Sanghi Oxygen Compound, MIDC, Andheri East, Mumbai. Tel: 022 4344 7285
Price point: Rs 25,000 onwards
24. A Smart Timepiece by Gc Watches
If you’re feeling a little indulgent, pick up a timepiece by Gc Watches. The Gc Diver Chic and Gc Mini Chic are great choices and are Swiss-made with white, mother-of-pearl dials.
Available at: Gc Boutique, Select CityWalk, Delhi; GUESS Accessories; Shoppers Stop; Lifestyle; and leading multi-brand watch outlets.
Price point: Rs 28,500 to Rs 31,900
25. Jewellery by Ghanasingh Be True
If you want to give her the world, Ghanasingh Be True’s Mother’s Day collection is a good way to start. The brand is also offering 100% off the making charges for all diamond jewellery purchased for this occasion.
Available at: Queen Palace, CHS Ltd, 205 Waterfield Road, Bandra (W), Mumbai. Tel: 022 2643 5500
Price point: Price on request
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