Mother’s Day is on 9 May this year, and it’s a great opportunity to remind our mums, or the mums of our children, how fabulous they are! Happily, there’s a huge number of ways to spoil our special mums in Hong Kong; try these fab dining, staycation and other Mother’s Day gift ideas for starters.
Brighten Mum’s day with a bouquet
What to choose? The Gift Flowers HK team has a whole bunch (pun intended!) of offerings to consider. Go for gerberas for their vibrant colours; a bouquet for more contrast (red roses mixed with white cala lilies is one idea); sunflowers for a more casual look; or perhaps an elegant orchid arrangement in yellow or magenta. As they say, there really is no way to go wrong. The store also has vase arrangements and signature boxed flowers, from long-stemmed roses to carnations. You can also accompany the gift with a delicious box of chocolates or a luxury spa voucher. Whatever you opt for, the team of expert florists will create something your mother will fall in love with!
Head out for some freebies!
S&S Hospitality is spoiling all the mums with goodies galore for Mother’s Day – including free cocktails, meals, chocolates and more at its various restaurants! From a refined Sunday roast menu and an all-you-can-eat Brazilian barbecue feast to something a little different, it’s bound to be a great celebration.
Here are the participating restaurants and the awesome offers available to lucky mammas:
Duck & Waffle: Complimentary cocktail and chocolate truffles
Monsoon: Complimentary cocktail and dessert
BRAZA Churrascaria: Mums dine for free!
ALTO Bar & Grill: Complimentary glass of sparkling wine
Bouchon Bistro Français: Complimentary Mimosa
FIAMMA: Complimentary chocolates
Visit the S&S website for details of individual restaurants.
Spoil her with a cake
Hong Kong’s favorite guilt-free bakery, The Cakery, has unveiled a new limited-edition Mother’s Day Cake to celebrate mothers everywhere. The dairy- and gluten-free customisable cake is available for HK$980 at all Cakery outlets from 25 April to 9 May. Decorated with bright-pink fondant flowers, silky vegan frosting and elegant splashes of silver, and made with your choice of flavour, it’s the perfect edible gift to spoil sweet-toothed mums of all lifestyles and diets. Alternatively, throw Mum a picnic in the spring weather with The Cakery’s new vegan Picnic Basket (HK$618).
The Cakery has multiple locations in Causeway Bay and Central.
Double up on pressies!
Cookie Smiles has partnered with Wonderland Fleurs to create a Mother’s Day exclusive. For HK$1,488, you can get one tin of Cookie Smiles Lucky Charms and a bouquet of fragrant White O’Hara roses and Columbian carnations. (And, as an extra bonus, you can add on some classic doggy Woof Twister snacks for mums to give their fur-babies.) You’ll be doing it for a good cause too, as Cookie Smiles supports two charities per year via fundraising, and offers training opportunities for the disadvantaged and jobs for the physically impaired.
Deliveries are HK$100 and will arrive on or before 8 May.
WhatsApp 9315 0077 | cookiesmiles.com.hk
Impress her by preparing breakfast
Butcher, deli and grocer Feather & Bone has a hands-on Breakfast Box (HK$482) so that kids can wake their mums up in style on 9 May. The ‘Feather & Bone At Home’ gourmet breakfast kit includes fresh ingredients (eggs, bacon, sourdough, chipolata sausages and more) that will be easy for young chefs to prepare – with a little help from Dad. Then, for post-breakfast celebrations, mothers dining at any of Feather & Bone’s outlets on 9 May will receive a free glass of prosecco. Or make it a picnic with one of the store’s new FAB Hampers; choose from Guilty Pleasures (HK$888), Work Hard, Eat Harder (HK$2,288) and Family Fun (HK$1,288) hampers, each jam-packed with great picnic snacks.
Visit featherandbone.com.hk to order a Breakfast Box or hamper, and to find contact details for the various Feather & Bone outlets.
Treat her to tulips
Altfield Gallery is celebrating spring – the season of tulips – with a curated pop-up featuring decorative floral arts; and it’s the ideal spot to find a unique and thoughtful gift for Mother’s Day. The Gallery will be adorned with floral-themed displays centred around a group of stunning porcelain “Tulipieres”. These special towering vases are designed to create theatrical floral displays. You’ll also find framed prints and paintings, new and antique porcelains, textiles and cushions, and more! What’s more, a beautiful tulip bouquet flown fresh from Holland will be gifted with every “Tulipiere“ purchase from 7 to 9 May, for that extra-special touch for mum.
Shop 249, Prince’s Building, Central
2537 6370 | @altfield_gallery
Pick up a graceful gift
There’s a whole range of delightful Mother’s Day gift ideas to choose from at luxury lifestyle store Exclusivités, which are sure to make Mum’s big day extra memorable! Among the collections, you’ll find jewellery boxes, delicate bone china tea sets, silver accessories and more. These exquisite Ca’ Venier vases from Italian brand Greggio combine modernity with antique beauty and feature sinuous, graceful lines to add an extra touch of luxury to any home décor setup. You’ll also find the likes of Versace, Rosenthal, Hermès, Ercolano and Narumi in Exclusivités stores.
10/F & 12/F, Sogo Department Store, Causeway Bay | 2893 9403
Shop 3325, The Gateway, Harbour City, TST | 2735 0579
Make it a staycation
Four Seasons is offering mums a luxurious staycation right in the centre of HK, with loads of extras. The package includes a night in a newly renovated Deluxe Peak View Room; breakfast for two; a three-course dinner for two (in-room or at The Lounge); a complimentary virtual workout class; a bath ritual; and a Fred perfume workshop for two (reservation required). Alternatively, shout Mum to a special Japanese-inspired afternoon tea collaboration between Four Seasons and skincare brand Tatcha; it comes with a Tatcha Dewy Skin Discovery Kit for each diner (valued at HK$431; first-come, first-serve basis). The staycation starts from HK$3,980, and the afternoon tea is HK$488 per person on 8 and 9 May, and HK$688 for two on other weekend sittings in May. Timings: 2pm to 4pm, and 4.15 to 6.15pm.
Say it with flowers
The Floristry’s collection of “wild-inspired” Mother’s Day flowers is available for delivery or collection between 7 and 9 May. We love the look of the Mother Wild bunch (pictured); a mix of pale pinks, clean whites and deep purples, it’s said to celebrate the feminine, the pure and the mysterious! In an additional nod to all mums this year, The Floristry has collaborated with local artist and illustrator Joyce Chiang to offer a free print of floral illustrations with orders, while stocks last.
Browse the bunches at the-floristry.com.
Choose from a bunch of special brunches
Pirata Group is saluting the special ladies in our lives with a host of heart-warming brunch menus available on 9 May at various restaurants. They include a “Festa della Mamma” at Pirata, “Banquete Para Mama” at The Optimist, “Madre Primavera” at TokyoLima, “Mamma Mia!” at MEATS, “Feast for Janani” at Chaiwala, “A Journey with Mama” at Honjo, and the “Punk Rock Mother’s Brunch” at TMK Punk & Rolls. There’s celebratory free-flow champagne and cocktails to boot, of course!
Visit piratagroup.hk for contact details for all the restaurants.
Check in for pampering
Give Mum the all-star treatment this Mother’s Day with an array of experiences at Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong. The indulgent Staycation Break Package is an ultra-relaxing getaway with a bunch of exclusive privileges, including a 24-hour stay, daily breakfast and dinner, complimentary beauty and lifestyle gifts, and a box of the hotel’s legendary scones to take home. Plus, there are extra benefits for a May stay, including a complimentary DIY dried flower set with a card, and an Estée Lauder Re-Nutriv gift set and exclusive privilege card redeemable at IFC or Landmark. The package starts from HK$1,980 per night for a City View Room and must be booked by 29 April. There are other Mother’s Day specials across the hotel, too, including afternoon tea sets for dining in or takeaway, and goodies available from The Mandarin Cake Shop.
Pick a pretty posy!
Looking for a cheerful bouquet for Mother’s Day? Bydeau has you covered. For example, you can treat your special someone to The For Mom Tea Box, which comes with a pretty posy of flowers and indulgent tea set; or choose The Laura, which comes with a facial mask and candle. Gift messages are handwritten on a note for that extra touch. Pictured is The Greta, a bright arrangement of Kenyan roses, carnations and syringa (HK$2,200).
Purchase the Mother’s Day collection online here and enjoy 15% off early bird orders until 30 April using the code “MOMSBLOOM”.
Order indulgent choccies
Charbonnel et Walker
“The Queen’s favourite chocolatier”, Charbonnel et Walker, has created two limited-edition illustrated Mother’s Day Chocolate Boxes to pay homage to all mothers in Hong Kong. There’s a round, full-colour box, the Milk & Truffle Mother’s Day Edition (HK$368, 225g), featuring the chocolatier’s iconic hand-rolled milk and truffle chocolates, made from recipes that have been perfected since 1875. Meanwhile, the Colour-My-Heart Pink Marc de Champagne Edition (HK$338, 200g) comes in a heart-shaped monochrome box that children can personalise by colouring.
Gift boxes can be ordered via www.charbonnel.com.hk, or you can buy them from the brand’s Prince’s Building and The Murray pop-up from 30 April.
Make a beeline for brunches, cakes and getaways
There are all kinds of ways to express your love to Mum at The Langham. For example, a range of Mother’s Day Cakes and Pastries is available at Palm Court from 1 to 9 May. (We like the look of “The Best Mum”, a heart-shaped whole vanilla yuzu cake with butterfly pea tea jelly; HK$368). And, on 8 and 9 May, the hotel’s buffet restaurant The Food Gallery is hosting a special Sunday lunch and dinner; while Bostonian Seafood & Grill has a Mother’s Day Brunch on 9 May. Meanwhile, the “Make Memories with Mom” Staycation offer (1-31 May) includes a complimentary session in a floating pod by award-winning floatation therapy spa Floax, plus a box of eight vegan super beauty supplements from Nourish Clean Beauty, and more. From HK$1,488.
8 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Enjoy afternoon tea with a free skincare gift
Contemporary Korean vegetarian restaurant Soil to Soul has launched a “Beyond Vegan – Spring” afternoon tea set in the run-up to Mother’s Day, involving a collaboration with natural, vegan, cruelty-free HK skincare brand Skin Need. The spread of signature and new savoury and sweet vegetarian delicacies is inspired by Korean temple food, and comes with a gift for mums of a Carefree Light Hand Cream (40ml) by Skin Need, valued at HK$98. The afternoon tea is available until is 10 May and is priced at HK$498 for two people.
704, 7/F, K11 MUSEA, 18 Salisbury Road, TST East
2389 9588 | soiltosoulhk.com
Stay in style
Keen to pamper the queen in your life? The Mother’s Day Staycation at JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong is available on 8 and 9 May only, includes a comfy stay in a well-appointed guestroom (upgrade to a harbour-view room with early check-in at 10am), Executive Lounge access for two, buffet breakfast at JW Café for two, a three-course Australian lobster set lunch with welcome cocktail for two at Flint, a one-hour professional photography service by The Studio, a mini bottle of Moët & Chandon Champagne with a mini sweet pastry for Mum, a Bulgari amenities gift set, 50% off for booking a second connecting room, and more.
From HK$3,380; book here. JW Marriott is at Pacific Place, 88 Queensway.
Ace the afternoon tea
Embracing Mother’s Day and the new season of flower blossoms, Courtyard by Marriott Hong Kong Sha Tin has collaborated with perfumery brand Aqua dos Açores, inspired by the Azores, to take mums on a journey of fragrance and colour. The hotel’s new Floral & Ocean Fantasy Afternoon Tea features 12 delicacies inspired by the oceans and nature, from Lobster and Butterfly Pea Jelly to Prawns with Black Goji Berry and Aloe Vera Salad. Plus, each afternoon tea comes with an Aqua dos Açores gift set featuring a couple of perfumes or home fragrances (on a rotational basis). From HK$358; 2.30pm to 5pm daily, until 30 June, at MoMo Café.
1 On Ping Street, Shatin, New Territories. Make a reservation by calling 3940 8788 or going here.
Grab a gift for the home
Tableware and home accessory specialist Town House has unveiled a range of its favourite gifts for Mother’s Day 2021, all created by world-famous designers, meticulously hand-crafted, or with a quirky, standout feature. Riedel’s Fatto A Mano collection is a range of varietal-specific wine glasses with colourful handmade stems using traditional Venetian techniques. The Fatto A Mano Pink comes in six shapes, including Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Oaked Chardonnay, Riesling, and Champagne, Riesling, and Oaked Chardonnay. Each pink stem is individually handmade and unique. It’s jewellery for the table! HK$795 each; HK$3,950 for a set of six.
Available for purchase at townhouse.com.hk or the various retail outlets in Hong Kong.
Combine flower arranging and a mani!
Here’s a gift idea that’s likely to be universally adored by mums. Urban Chillez Nail Bar is combining two of its loves to present a Floral & Nail Art Workshop. It’s an afternoon of pampering with the boutique’s nail artists giving you a floral nail art manicure, while you design your own spring floral arrangement to take home, with the help of the Hong Kong Academy of Flower Arrangement (HKAFA). And, if you fancy, sip on a bubbly or two while you’re at it. From HK$1,480, with Mother’s Day specials available too.
1 May: 11am to 13:30pm @Wong Chuk Hang Urban Chillez
7 May: 10am to 12:30pm @Wan Chai HKAFA
18 May: 2.30pm to 5pm @Wong Chuk Hang Urban Chillez
For more info, WhatsApp 5591 4277, or sign up online here.
Dine healthily at home
Green Common has launched a Mother’s Day Combo Set for four people to dine at home, with a bunch of tasty items that have a strong health and fitness focus. It includes a light yet nutritious alternative to the traditional hotpot, in the form of the Omni Almond Beauty Pot, featuring four natural plant-based Chinese herbal medicines. Plenty of plant-based meat alternatives also feature in the Combo Set, including handmade OmniPork Tofu Meatballs. The set is HK$799 (or HK$599 if you order by 30 April). Orders must be placed three days in advance. There’s free delivery, or you can do self pick-up from Green Common and get a bonus of four refreshing vegan desserts.
WhatsApp 6450 7650 for details or order online here.
Eat a lavish brunch at LKF
Lan Kwai Fong Entertainments is hosting a series of Italian and Japanese-themed brunches at its restaurants on 8 and 9 May, so you can to treat your beloved mother to what she deserves! Aside from enjoying a great meal, every mum dining at one of the outlets over the Mother’s Day weekend will receive a $200 Lan Kwai Fong Delivery Direct (LKFDD) e-coupon. Choose from: Ciao Chow’s special Buffet Brunch (from $358; 12pm to 3.30pm); Fumi’s Hokkaido King Crab Brunch (from $528; 12pm to 3pm); Kyoto Joe’s Izakaya Brunch (from $488; 12pm to 2.30pm); and Porterhouse’s Seafood and Carving Brunch (from HK$480; 11.30am to 3.45pm). All brunches have various free-flow alcohol packages available for adding on, too.
Visit the website for links to the various restaurants.
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