Mamas, we know you spend the entire year chasing after the kids and looking after your loved ones. Mother’s Day is all about giving you a much-deserved break, and we’ve got a whole host of ways in which to celebrate on your special day! From glorious gifts to spa spoils and appetising meals, here’s our comprehensive guide to what’s happening for Mother’s Day 2014:
Gifts & Flowers
The Peninsula Boutique
Looking to keep things simple with a box of chocolates? The Peninsula goes a step ahead this year with a box of heart-shaped decadent artisanal pralines with sesame and yuzu, hand-crafted by resident chocolatiers. Give mum something special with sweet treats from one of Hong Kong’s finest hotels.
Where: The Peninsula Hong Kong, Salisbury Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: $180 for a 96g box of chocolates
Is mum in the midst of spring cleaning her wardrobe? Maybe it’s time to update her look with some classics from Tommy Hilfiger. Windowpane checks are in, and the printed scarves inject some much-needed colour into a simple wardrobe.
Where: Tommy Hilfiger, Mira Mall, 118 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: Pieces start from $630
Shoes and bags – two things every woman loves! Hogan has got some great patent leather bags in a variety of colours, perfect for the spring and summer seasons. And while we’re well past the days of matching our bags and shoes, the fashion brand has patent leather heels in similar colours as well.
Where: Hogan, Shop 2087, Podium Level 2, ifc mall, Central, Hong Kong
Alexandre de Paris
For mamas who love floral and feminine accessories for their hair, a piece from the Spring/Summer 2014 collection from Alexandre de Paris is a sweet touch. From now until 11 May, you’ll receive two plain micro clips with a purchase of $500 or more.
Where: Alexandre de Paris, Shops 29&30, G/F, 11-19 Great Georges Street; 27-47 Paterson Street, Fashion Walk, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
How much: Starting from $1,260. Spend more than $500 and receive two plain micro clips.
Sal y Limon
Jewellery really is a woman’s best friend, and appropriate for mamas of all ages! Trendy Swedish designers Sal y Limon have got a collection of colourful bangles on sale this Mother’s Day. They also have a Miss SYL range targeted toward younger girls, which is perfect for picking up matching mama-daughter bangles!
Where: Sal y Limon, UG1A, The ONE, 100 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: Bangles start from $280
There’s nothing sweeter than a spa day for Mother’s Day! The Floral Embracing Journey at Melo Spa includes a 25-minute body scrub, a 55-minute regenerating facial and a 55-minute aroma massage to relax any exhausted mama. Two guests booking at the same time will get a complimentary aroma therapy bath, so make it a family outing.
When: Ongoing until the end of May
Where: Hyatt Regency Sha Tin, 18 Chak Cheung Street, Sha Tin, Hong Kong
How much: $1,998 per person
For the jet-setting mother, a new set of trendy luggage is a spot-on gift! And with Tumi’s colourful luggage pieces, mum will easily be able to spot her case from a mile away at the baggage claim. There are matching accessories for mum’s tech gadgets as well, ensuring she looks well put together as she breezes through immigration.
Where: Tumi, Shop 2010, Level 2, ifc mall, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Travel accessories start from $620
The Candle Company
For mamas who like to relax in a candle-lit bath, the limited edition Saffron Rose from The Candle Company makes a great gift. With notes of ginger, rose, patchouli and saffron, the exotic fragrance is also available as a reed diffuser, perfect for perfuming the living room! The famed candle store also has gift sets available, including ones with French lavender and white jasmine fragrances, and a ginger lily gift pack. If you’re looking for something a little more luxurious, the champagne rose and French lavender home fragrance gift set is your go-to gift.
Where: The Candle Company, 11 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Saffron Rose candles start from $60, gift sets are on sale from $380
For the fashion and design-savvy mamas, a luxurious gift from Italian fashion house Versace will not go amiss. Choose a handbag from their Signature collection in calf or python leather, perfect for stylish mamas on-the-go. A little bling goes a long way, and we’re sure mum will love the gold Medusa earrings that instantly glam up any outfit. Ballet flats are cute for spring, and ensure that mum can run around Hong Kong’s pavements comfortably and stylishly!
Where: Versace, Shop 308, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong
How much: Bags from the Signature collection start at $17,500, jewellery starts at $2,200, calf leather flats are $7,800
Ellermann x Kotur
Boutique florist Ellermann has teamed up with elegant clutch designer Fiona Kotur to create some chic gift hampers for mum’s special day. The Northern Lights hamper includes an arrangement of peonies, lotus pods, mini orchids, and of course, the stylish Northern Lights yellow clutch. The Social Butterfly hamper is adorned with purple flowers and Kotur’s Social Butterfly clutch — a fun and flirty pink accessory!
Where: Ellermann Boutique, Shop 236, Level 2, Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong & G/F, 36 Tung Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
How much: The Northern Lights gift hamper is $4,300, the Social Butterfly hamper is $3,900. Take a look at the full collection here.
Ellermann x Papinee
Don’t get any ordinary bouquet of flowers for Mother’s Day! Ellermann has also put together two extra-special hampers with accessory brand Papinee. The Hat Box Hamper includes a bouquet of purple or white flowers in a fabric-covered hat box with an Animalia toy horse, while the Tote Bag Hamper includes flowers and a trendy Papinee tote bag.
Where: Ellermann Boutique, Shop 236, Level 2, Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong & G/F, 36 Tung Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
How much: Both hampers are $1,500, with the option to add more gifts starting from $90. Take a look at the full collection here.
Mamas can never have too many accessories, so delve into Jan Logan’s 2014 collection for some stunning adornments for the special woman in your life. The 18-carat diamond Barcelona earrings are a beautiful addition to mum’s jewellery collection, as is the 9-carat Gaudi ring. She’ll surely appreciate a few bejewelled extras for her next night out.
Where: Jan Logan, Shop 3007, Level 3, ifc mall, Central, Hong Kong
How much: The 18-carat Barcelona earrings are $53,500, and the Gaudi ring is $5,250. View the full Barcelona collection here.
Iconic vintage brand Cath Kidston is known for retro-inspired prints and a classic English style. Fans of the brand will be happy to note that all items in the “Perfect Gifts for Mum” section are 10% off this Mother’s Day! Treat yourself to one of their handbag or household accessories as well, with 20% off two or more items.
When: Ongoing until 11 May
Where: Shop 8, G/F, Empire Court, 2 & 4 Hysan Avenue, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
The clutch bags at Kotur are awesome for mamas looking to inject some colour into their wardrobes this summer. The GetSmartBag is available in a range of colours and will class up any special occasion outfit. Mamas are sure to appreciate these sophisticated bags from the New York-based designer on Mother’s Day morning.
Where: Shop online here
How much: Bags in the GetSmartBag collection start from $3,062
Mother’s Day Bazaar
If, after all the above, you’re still unsure of what to get mum, head over to ShoppingHongKong’s Mother’s Day Bazaar to browse the stalls until inspiration strikes! Vendors such as Boho Betty, Marina Malison and Nuage Concepts will be showcasing the best in their latest jewellery collections, and we’re sure you’ll find the perfect gift!
When: 7 May, 12-8pm
Where: The Fringe Club, G/F, 2 Lower Albert Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry! Credit cards are accepted for purchases made on the day.
Copaperie x Tree Children’s Lounge x Flow and Flourish x With Love
If you’re a last minute type, head over to Tree Children’s Lounge, a new, natural toy store, this Saturday and browse some preserved flower arrangements from With Love and customised cards from online stationery company Copaperie. Purchase a simple greeting card for $20, and the kids can also try their hand at calligraphy with calligraphers Flow and Flourish. A special and lasting memento!
When: 10 May, 11am-4pm
Where: Tree Children’s Lounge, 2/F, 10 Matheson Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
With Mother’s Day approaching, the third item completing the gifts and flowers trifecta is a beautiful card! Based in Hong Kong, Nocturnal Paper creates personalised, handmade cards for special occasions. Order yours online from Etsy, and get in touch directly if you have something specific in mind.
Where: Check out the collection here
How much: $30 each
Papyrus has a fabulous collection of cards for any occasion and Mother’s Day is no exception! They have two locations in TST and Kowloon Tong, so pop into the nearest store and pick up the perfect card to express your appreciation for mum. Papyrus also offers custom printing options as well as a collection of small gifts and gift-wrapping services.
Where: Shop 3315, The Gateway, Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong; L2-37, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Marks & Spencer
Marks & Spencer isn’t just for shopping clothes and groceries. They also offer a good variety of greeting cards and stationary for Mother’s Day. Stop by one of their many locations around town to snag a card and stock up on a variety of sweets, wrapping paper and custom gifts along the way!
Where: See locations here
Wine and Dine
In collaboration with Nars, online restaurant booking website Chope is giving away a stunning floral bouquet as well as an exclusive Nars Radiance Redefined Modern Make-up Service coupon to the first 100 dinner reservations made in celebration of Mother’s Day! Book now at a number of participating restaurants including AMMO, Carpaccio, Chez Patrick, CVCHE, La Taverna, Opera House, Spasso and The Press Room, among many more!
When: Book dinner for 11 May at one of Chope’s 28 partner restaurants here
Mamas, after breakfast in bed, let the kids continue to pamper you with pizza, wine and canapés in the afternoon! Under the guidance of the chefs at Club Chow, kids will make your favourite pizza while you mingle with others and enjoy a tipple or two. As they say, the best way to the heart is through the stomach!
When: 10 May, 3-5.30pm
Where: Club Chow, The Pemberton, 22-26 Bonham Strand, Hong Kong
How much: $198 per child, $298 per adult
Feeling like some succulent Shanghainese food? The Mother’s Day dinner menu at Yu Lei is divine with dishes such as crispy sweet and sour pork, scrambled eggs with sea urchin, braised e-fu noodles with prawns in cheese sauce and their signature Michelin-starred dish “Buddha Jumped Over the Wall” — sounds enticing!
When: 6-11 May, 6-11pm
Where: Yu Lei, 5/F, The Harbourfront Landmark, 11 Wan Hoi Street, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: Eight-course set dinner menu for $1,288 per person, plus 10% service charge
Mother’s Day and Sunday brunch go hand in hand, and at DiVino Patio, that means a Tuscan buffet! The focus is on foods from the spit – think endless servings of succulent roasted gourmet meat, seafood, fresh corn and grilled vegetables. The buffet also includes the usual spread of Italian hand-carved ham, fresh salads and baskets of herb bread. As an extra bonus, mamas who book will receive coupons for spa treatments and complimentary products at Mu-Lan Spa in Central!
When: 11 May, 11.30am-3.30pm
Where: DiVino Patio Ristorante Bar Pizzeria, Shop 11, 1/F, Causeway Bay Centre, 28 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
How much: $368 for adults, add $98 for free-flow drinks. $198 for kids ages 5-12 years old. Book your dinner at Divino Patio via Chope here.
Get the whole family together for an elegant Mother’s Day dinner buffet at the Renaissance Harbour View Hotel. In addition to fantastic food and wine, the first 20 people who book for the dinner buffet on Sunday will be invited to join an exclusive cake decorating workshop that afternoon, hosted by Pastry Chef Eric Tang! It’s the perfect way to spend the day indulging in sweet treats.
When: 10-11 May, 6.30-10pm, DIY cake decorating workshop is from 4-6pm
Where: Café Renaissance, 1 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
How much: $568 per adult, $288 per child ages 3-11 years old. Free-flow soft drinks and orange juice are included.
Mother’s Day at Langham Hotel
Celebrate Mother’s Day in style at the Langham Hotel with plenty of options for wining and dining. The Food Gallery is serving up a luscious Mumm for Mum Sunday Brunch with, you guessed it, free-flowing Mumm Champagne and a seafood feast for $628 / adult. Alternatively, enjoy dishes such as pistachio-crusted sea scallop and and crispy-fried soft shell crab at The Bostonian’s Mother’s Day Brunch ($608 / adult). What’s Mother’s Day without some chocolates to take home? Mums dining at The Food Gallery or Palm Court on 10 or 11 May will receive an exclusive Paul Lafayet Mother’s Day Macaron Gift Box with an assortment of five delectable flavors.
Café on the 1st
We just can’t get enough of weekend buffets! Café on the 1st is hosting this Vietnamese and Thai-inspired dinner buffet, which includes several live cooking stations. Dishes on the menu range from baked river king prawns to Thai crab and pomelo salad to red duck curry. Diners will also receive a complimentary bowl of king prawn tom yum soup. Perfect for mamas who enjoy a bit of spice!
When: 11 May, 6-9.30pm
Where: Café on the 1st, The Excelsior, 281 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
How much: $508 for adults, $308 for kids plus a 10% service charge
Boqueria is the perfect spot to satisfy your Spanish cravings, and they’ve got a great Mother’s Day promotion! This popular tapas joint is celebrating mamas with a complimentary glass of pink cava with dinner. Chef David has also created a special menu for the occasion, with dishes inherited from his own mother as a special tribute to her.
When: 10 & 11 May
Where: Boqueria, 7/F, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong
Duddell’s kicks off their new Sunday brunch this Mother’s Day with a stunning location and delicious dim sum delights along with glasses of bubbly! This is the perfect place to unwind and savour the day while enjoying a spread of delicious goodies.
When: 11 May
Where: Duddell’s, Levels 3 & 4, Shanghai Tang Mansion, 1 Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong
Afternoon tea is a perfect opportunity to catch up with mum with sweet and savoury bites in a sophisticated setting! A mouth-watering afternoon tea awaits you at FINDS, with menu favourites including lemon and raspberry macarons, dark chocolate ganache and arctic shrimp toast. Yum!
When: 5-11 May, 3-5.30pm on weekdays, 3.30-5.30pm on weekends
Where: Finds, 1/F The Luxe Manor, 39 Kimberley Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: $288 for two on weekdays, $308 for two on weekends and public holidays
Italian fare is all about celebrating fresh, home cooking – just what you want on Mother’s Day. Head to Papi in Wanchai on the special day and enjoy 10% off your entire dinner bill. If there are two mamas in your party, you’ll receive 20% off, and 30% for three mamas or more — perfect for a mamas night out! Feast upon homemade ravioli with ricotta cheese and spinach, Italian sausage and mushroom pizza and decadent chocolate mousse cake for pudding. Don’t forget to book!
When: 11 May
Where: 26/F, QRE Plaza, 202 Queen’s Road East, Wanchai, Hong Kong
It’s about time you tired mamas had one day off this week! Secret Ingredient is here to help, providing ingredients for a Mother’s Day menu at home. Put the chopping board away, and let the family prepare a delicious dinner at home, including pan-fried pink snapper fillets, on a bed of a wholesome chickpea, kale and pancetta fricassee. Dessert is a classic cherry pie from Tai Tai Pie Pies. Sounds divine!
When: 10 or 11 May
Where: The ingredients are available for pre-order here.
How much: $350 for a two-person meal, $700 for a four-person meal
For mamas craving something a bit more exotic, Peruvian favourite Chicha has a sweet surprise. Chef Melendez has created a special Peruvian-style cinnamon sponge cake, topped with homemade strawberry ice cream and syrup, just for Mother’s Day! As an additional treat, mamas receive house-made jars of strawberry jam to take home!
When: The strawberry dessert is only available on 11 May
Where: Chicha, G/F, 26 Peel Street, Central, Hong Kong