Trust us – what mom really wants is to spend quality time with you. Here are 9 meaningful gifts to bring you two closer, and best of all, the memories you get while having an adventure together are timeless.
1. Sip and Paint the Night Away
Giving paintings as a gift is often tricky, but joining a painting class together is more fun than you imagine. In Desa Sri Hartamas, a team of art entrepreneurs are turning this activity into a way of bonding with family and friends.
From 8pm to 11pm on selected days of the week, you can learn how to paint while having a glass of complimentary wine, or free flow of non-alcoholic drinks. Absolutely no painting experience is needed – it’s all about fun art, not fine art. They have different themes each month, so you can find out what’s up next here.
Take a look at our MOTHER’S DAY SPECIALS
May 9 (Wed) – Sip & Paint Date Night – Our Memories // Starts at 8pm
May 11 (Fri) – Sip & Paint – Mom & Me // Starts at 8pm
May 12 (Sat) – Sip & Paint Date Night – Dancing Flowers // Starts at 8pm
2. Make an Elegant Set of Jewellery
You could get mom a piece of jewellery. Or you could make it more personal and memorable by designing them yourself. If your mom is crafty as well, you could bring her along to a jewellery making workshop.
Near Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Elegant Jewellery Studio runs 3 hour classes where you can create a necklace, bracelet and earrings. The instructor will introduce you to the basics of it, along with tips and tricks on how to improve.
Take a look at our MOTHER’S DAY SPECIAL
May 12 (Sat) – Pearl Jewellery Making Workshop
3. Go luxury glamping by the beach
There’s nothing like waking up to a stretch of sandy beach and sea breeze at your doorstep. The inviting setting is ideal for coastal walks, BBQ parties, seaside activities and starry, starry nights.
Overlooking the Causeway, Tuas and the Singapore skyline, the exclusive bell tents come with thick mattresses, carpets, sofa and electrical sockets, as well as modern amenities just next door, so you won’t have to worry about it being too rustic. Call it a seaside experience taken to a whole new level!
4. Stay in a time capsule at Sungai Lembing
The Time Capsule Retreat is a family-run retreat in Sungai Lembing, known for its unique cylindrical rooms and reflective glass rooms. These time capsules won’t whisk you two back to the past, but they are great if you want to spend time within a relaxing forest environment. It is also close to the town centre and all its natural attractions. Perfect way to give Wonder Woman an escape from the bustling city.
5. Return to Nature at Eight Acres
For those who like the idea of getting back to Nature as a way of unwinding, Eight Acres is a good choice. The eco-friendly boutique resort is set within a valley among fruit orchards and rubber plantations of Raub. Here you can see farm animals wandering freely, beautiful landscapes and ponds.
The folks at Eight Acres take pride in sharing that they grow organic durian trees without the use of pesticides. During the right season, durian lovers can satisfy their cravings! In the evening, you can have dinner at the patio while the crickets sing and stars make their appearance in the sky.
6. Learn how to cook Vietnamese food
Vietnamese food is light, not as oily and is considered amongst the healthiest cuisines in the world. Whether you would like surprise mom with an authentic Vietnamese meal, or share the experience, you can join Mai’s cooking class. She teaches guests to cook several delicacies, with the usual favourites being spring rolls and beef pho. After the class, you can enjoy your freshly prepared meal for lunch.
7. Learn to cook Indian cuisine – but with a healthy twist!
Most people think that Indian dishes, while delicious, are not so healthy. Ruth is a home cook who wants to change this perception by sharing her Indian recipes with guests. The best part is that they taste just as good, if not tastier without the guilt. Some of the dishes you would learn include the kosamburi, chikoo lassi, spiced chicken sukka and golden fish curry.
8. Stay in a duck themed resort at Trong Leisure Farm
Did you know that there is a duck themed resort in Malaysia? This lakeside resort is practically home to ducks that wander as they please and lay eggs in the bushes. Definitely an unconventional staycation! You can feed ducks, join a farm tour, ride a pedal boat and enjoy the beautiful views surrounding the resort.
9. Cultivate a Japanese bamboo bonsai
Anyone with green fingers (or perhaps prefer a little bit of Zen in their lives) would appreciate this beginner workshop in bonsai cultivation. M’Natural runs interactive and educational workshops as a way of introducing this miniature natural beauty into one’s life, as well as ways to care for the plant.