Mother's day is right around the corner and I'm damn stressed because I always have trouble buying gifts for my mum. And ever since Husband Ng and I got together, that means wrecking my brains out to get more gifts for more mother's 😥😥😥
I always find it damn difficult to find them something useful and something they like because…
They already seem to have everything they need
You know how mother's are the kind of people that appear to already have everything covered in life and are always so chill and calm and have everything under control?
How do you buy something for someone that already has everything in life?? 😂😂😂 *Claws face*
We've been giving my mum SKII for like the past few years cos she uses it religiously, but now that she has a mini stockpile 😂😂 idk what to do anymore 😂😂
SKII Miracle Treatment Essence
HAHA so I was thinking that since I'm already brainstorming for ideas, I might as well do a review of all the gifts I've bought for mother's in my life and how they fare 😂😂 I know people usually do gift guides but LOL. I'm not that inventive so might as well do a MOTHER'S DAY GIFT GIVER REVIEW right? 😂😂
#dayremummies if you have any tips for mother's day gift (besides a good night's sleep) LOL let me know.
I think the SKII treatment is like a damn practical gift la. Cos we know she needs and uses it so we gift it. Don't have much thought put in it though 😥😥
STEVE MADDEN FLATS
HAHA this one I remember vividly cos it was the first year Daniel and I were together and we walked around Raffles City for what seemed like eternity before deciding to get Mama Ng this pair of flats 😥
HAHA I think giving gifts to your new BF's mum is damn nerve wrecking cos like you want to send so many messages through one gift??
Like I want her to think I'm cool, generous and like that I think she is young and hip HAHAHAHA
And I think at that point of time, I thought this pair of shoes conveyed my message perfectly….
Except I don't think it was very comfy so I don't think it was worn much 😂😂😂
So first time girlfriends buying mother's day gifts HAHA. Don't be like me 😂😂 your safe choices will always be chicken essence and birds nest 😂😂
OTO FOOT MASSAGER
I think we are such a family of practical gift givers 😂😂 what an ugly thing.
I remember my mum falling in love with a neck massager in Shanghai when she came to visit me when I was on exchange. So much so that she went down to the roadshow twice to try it out and sat there for like 10-15 mins??
We wanted to get that for her but she insisted that she didn't like it and told us to take her old oto in for exchange and upgrade 😐😐
She probably just wanted us to save money la but…in the end she also didn't really use this one we bought after the upgrade 😂😂
Sigh mums will always be mums. Always scrimping and saving for the betterment of the family 😐
I think for the past few years, we've been giving flowers, tonics and the usual stuff just because it's safe and it's easy. But like, I always feel like somehow maybe it's because we are not trying hard enough?
Like if we spent more time with our mums or if we knew more about them, maybe it'd be easier to buy something they really wanted and needed. *shrugs*
My mum left the Police Force back when I was 4 (20 years ago a ) because I was a super clingy kid and also probably cos I was the youngest daughter and I credit throughout kindergarten and primary 1 😂😂😂
She retired since then and spent almost all her time on me. (I had like 8 CCAs in primary school) Which is why I was raised as a Chinese princess 😂😂
She used to come to my classes too, which is how she picked up Chinese painting and calligraphy 😂 we were inseparable 🙂
But I guess the sad thing is that as you grow up you also grow apart. HAHA. I used to be the girl that would hang on to my mother's coattail like a little duck. But I think the years of her trying to get me to unlatch from her coattail works and I no longer want to follow her everywhere.
But our relationship is still ok la! Like especially since my office is at home now, we see each other everyday and learn to tolerate and embrace each other's quirks.
Treat your mummy right this Mother's Day
Anyway, so in lieu of mother's day. Kelly aka @jellyluck and I will be working together to launch very limited sets of the OBC Mother's Day Gift Box. 🙂
It's basically a box of bralettes that we choose for your mum and a paper bouquet hand made by Kelly that will be delivered to your mummy on Mother's day.
My mother and mother in law both LOVE bralettes because they are super duper comfy. And I know for a fact that @angieishikawa and @ivyyt's mothers do too!
Maybe it's cos my mummy is a homemaker and it gets super warm at home when she's cooking or taking care of the nephew so having comfortable lingerie is a must.
She used to only wear padded (not underwire) bras at home, but discovered the here for you and went slightly gaga cos it's so soft and comfortable in cotton.
But then again both of them might just be trying to make me happy cos I'm selling bralettes la 😂😂😂
So if you're looking for a last minute gift (like me) you can consider our little gift box! 🙂 It will be couriered out on Mother's Day and put in the OBC signature paper bag with a bouquet of flowers and a gift box! 😍
Kelly did up some samples last night! Here's a peony with a DIY calligraphy wrapping hehe.
She'll be making different kinds of flowers for each box so you won't be getting a peony for sure and probably carnations since it's the representative flower for mother's day 😂
Aiyo so talented 😂
If you're interested in purchasing, just head over to our website and check it out!
You'll need to fill in a short questionnaire so we can help to choose the right bralette! 🙂
Trying out some active wear samples today. The shorts are amazing!!!!! They are flare but with tights inside. Feels super comfy and I feel so free.
The top is not bad! But we're not sure if we wanna move in this direction yet 🤔