Uh oh, have you dropped the ball on Mother’s Day 2018? Or perhaps your mom has always been happy with a simple celebration at home… until she got Instagram recently and started nagging about how her friends’ kids take them on luxury holidays and for high tea at TWG.
Whatever it is, here’s a quick guide to what you can do for Mother’s Day 2018 – from how to make restaurant reservations to which websites have the best promo codes for last minute gifts.
Err, when is Mother’s Day this year ah?
Mother’s Day is on Sunday, 13 May 2018. Wah lao, so last minute liao still want to ask.
Mother’s Day dining deals 2018
If you haven’t made a reservation for Mother’s Day, don’t panic because it’s super easy to find a restaurant that’s available. Just go to any of these restaurant reservation websites and filter by date and time.
|Chope||Chope home page (enter the date to see available times & restaurants)|
|Quandoo||Mother’s Day restaurants|
|HungryGoWhere||Restaurants available on Mother’s Day|
|Eatigo||Dining spots for your queen|
|ReserveIt||ReserveIt home page (enter the date to see available times & restaurants)|
If you want to look at special, one-off Mother’s Day menus, this Chope guide to Mother’s Day Menus & Promotions is as comprehensive as it gets. However, many of these are already booked.
If you want to save money and your family doesn’t mind eating at off-peak hours, try using Eatigo to make a reservation. You can save up to 50% off if you dine a bit earlier or later than everyone else.
Finally, don’t forget to use a good dining credit card to pay for your meal. You can get as much as 12% cashback on dining these days. Note that regular credit card dining promotions might be blocked on Mother’s Day weekend as it’s a high-demand period for most restaurants.
Mother’s Day gifts – last minute promotions 2018
Nothing says “I love you, Mom” like a new air fryer that you got at half-price on Qoo10. If you want to shower Mama Bear with presents, that’s easy because practically every local e-commerce website has generous discounts and promotions.
To save even more on your spending spree, make sure you use a good credit card for online shopping to get either cashback or air miles for your online purchases.
|Lazada||Lazada Mama’s Day Gifts – 20% off with promo code MAMAMIA for Maybank cards, expires 11 May
$8 off ToTT Store with promo code TOTT8OFF and minimum spend $80, expires 12 May
|Qoo10||Mother’s Day Specials|
|Shopee||Food For Mums
20% off Yu Xiang Yan bird’s nest, expires 13 May
Shopee Online Travel Fair, expires 13 May
|Zalora||Zalora Mother’s Day collection
10% off Mother’s Day jewellery with promo code JEWEL10
|Sephora||Mother’s Day Gift Guide|
|Far East Flora||DBS Mother’s Day Specials, expires 13 May
Citibank Mother’s Day Specials, expires 13 May
|Fave (previously Groupon)||Spa & Dining Hotel Collection|
|Vaniday||Gifts for Mom|
|IKEA||40th Anniversary Promotions – offers, dining promos and activities from 10 to 13 May|
Lazada Mother’s Day Promotions 2018
Lazada is one of the usual go-tos for online shopping and it doesn’t disappoint for Mother’s Day. There’s a helpful microsite of Mother’s Day gift suggestions, split into categories – beauty, cooking, fitness and tech/gadgets.
For the budget-conscious, there’s also a list of gifts under $50. Be sure to use a Maybank card to purchase if you have one. You can get 20% off (use promo code MAMAMIA), but hurry as the promotion expires 11 May.
If your mom is really into atas kitchen appliances, check out the official ToTT Store on Lazada. There’s an $8 off promotion (promo code TOTT8OFF) with a minimum spend of $80 until 12 May.
Qoo10 Mother’s Day Promotions 2018
Qoo10 is another e-commerce site that’s top-of-mind for buying last minute presents, but their Mother’s Day Specials microsite isn’t quite as well curated so you’ll have to trawl through the site a little. Don’t forget to grab the daily rotating coupon for a few bucks off your order.
However, Qoo10’s Mother’s Day Electronics Sale has some pretty good offers – everything from Xiaomi rice cookers to stylish portable fans.
Shopee Mother’s Day Promotions 2018
Shopee doesn’t have a consolidated Mother’s Day microsite, but there are a few ongoing promotions if you’re looking for some ideas.
The Food For Mums page has a number of bundle deals and promotions ranging from dining vouchers to bird’s nest. (More bird’s nest here at Yu Xiang Yan, with 20% off until 13 May.) The Shopee Online Travel Fair is also a good place to pick up luggage or travel deals for your wanderluster mom.
Zalora Mother’s Day Promotions 2018
For fashionista moms, Zalora has a nicely curated Mother’s Day microsite with a bunch of items on discount.
But probably the best deal on the site is the Mother’s Day jewellery collection which has Swarovski jewellery. You can get 10% off selected items (promo code JEWEL10) with no minimum spend too.
Sephora Mother’s Day Promotions 2018
If your mom is a makeup junkie or needs some serious pampering, head to Sephora’s Mother’s Day Gift Guide for some gift ideas. There’s also an Under-$50 section so you can control your expenditure. Unfortunately, most of these items aren’t on discount.
Far East Flora Mother’s Day Promotions 2018
For many people, Mother’s Day is not complete without flowers. Far East Flora is probably the most well-known of all the florists in Singapore and they do really speedy delivery too. For credit card discounts, go to the DBS Mother’s Day Specials or Citibank Mother’s Day Specials for cheaper rates if you order by 13 May.
Fave Mother’s Day Promotions 2018
Hey, whatever happened to Groupon? I was wondering that the other day but today I realised it’s turned into something pink and girly called “Fave”. The same concept applies though – group discounts on dining, massages, fitness classes, etc. Fave doesn’t have a Mother’s Day collection exactly, but the Spa & Dining Hotel Collection is a great resource for pampering gift ideas for mom.
Vaniday Mother’s Day Promotions 2018
Another site on which to find affordable spa and beauty treatments for mom is Vaniday, and there’s a helpfully curated Gifts for Mom section on the site. Deep discounts abound, which means you can nab a massage or facial for just a fraction of the usual price.
IKEA Mother’s Day Promotions 2018
Even though it’s not REALLY a Mother’s Day promotion, I just had to include IKEA’s 40th Anniversary because who doesn’t love IKEA? Over Mother’s Day weekend, IKEA is running a whole lot of offers, dining promotions and fun activities for the whole family. If you have IKEA membership you can even get a free meal too.
Do you have any other suggestions for last minute Mother’s Day gifts? Share them with us!
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