We Love Mom: How to Plan a Special Day for Her in Manila

Show your love with a special day filled with fun and gifts.

Honor both wonderful mothers and mother figures on Mother’s Day. If you’re at a loss for what to do, here are a few ideas that will surely show your appreciation for the woman who deserves the world.


With specialized luxury treatments, Shangri-La at the Fort’s Spa at Kerry Sports Manila is the perfect space for relaxation. This Mother’s Day, the hotel is offering a Mom’s Day Out with two packages: the Healthy Momma, which begins with a 60-minute massage then a 60-minute facial treatment and ends with a light snack at Kerry Sprouts; and Mommy, Me & Tea, a spa package for two that starts with a 60-minute massage, 30-minute scrub, and ends with a tea party at High Street Lounge.

To schedule a treatment, call 802.0888 or email [email protected].



Make your mom smile with a classic Mother’s Day gift: perfume. Bloom, the first fragrance under Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele, is blended by master perfumer Alberto Morillas. Natural tuberose, harvested from India, is combined with jasmine bud extract and Rangoon Creeper for a slightly powdery scent.

Gucci fragrances are available at Rustan’s The Beauty Source.


Using sophisticated florals and springtime hues, Swiss fashion brand Bally’s Mother’s Day collection will elevate your mom’s wardrobe. Out of the collection, we’re looking at the Lottie loafer. The Moroccan babouche-style slipper is hand-crafted in Italy and guarantees “supreme all-day comfort.”

Bally is located at Greenbelt 5, Rustan’s Makati, Shangri-La Plaza, and Newport Mall.


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Take a trip out of the city and spend quality time with your mom. With an overnight stay, Tagaytay’s Anya Resort lets you customize a Mother’s Day Escape with the help of its Lifestyle Assistance team. You can surprise her with her favorite flowers, fragrance, and even music. The package includes breakfast, dinner, complimentary cake, and a choice between a massage or bottle of wine. This year, Anya has partnered with floral architect Rachy Cuna for a workshop on flower arrangements.

For more information, call 657.1640 or 577.999, or email [email protected].


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For May, Jewelmer has released a stunning piece from its Mother and Child collection. Set in 18 karat gold, the pendant uses two South Sea pearls and diamonds to form a mother and child in a loving embrace.

Jewelmer is located at Alabang Town Center, SM Mall of Asia, The Peninsula Manila, Shangri-La at The Fort, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Makati Shangri–La Hotel, Greenbelt 5, Trinoma, SM Megamall, and Glorietta 4



Longchamp Philippines recently launched its Le Pliage Personalization service just in time for Mother’s Day. The Le Pliage Personalization collection allows you to customize either a Longchamp Le Pliage Nylon in over 15 colors as well as eight colors of the Le Pliage Cuir. Both bags can be made unique with your choice of bag embroidery or flap embossing. The collection will only be available at Rustan’s Shangri-La.

Longchamp is available in Rustan’s Makati, Rustan’s Shangri-La, Rustan’s Cebu, and Greenbelt 5.


Spend an afternoon bonding over tea with your mom. Visit TWG Tea for its Mother’s Day set menu, which features a cocktail of Moroccan mint tea, gnawa tea, yuzu juice, rum and fresh mint, a Napoleon tea-infused beet with tomato confit starter, poached seabass with vegetables; a strawberry mousse dome, and tea, of course. Available from May 6 to May 19, 2018.

TWG Tea is located at Greenbelt 5, Shangri-La Plaza and Central Square.


Something from Tiffany’s never disappoints. Shaped by angles and clean lines, the Tiffany T Square Bracelet is a sleek jewelry piece that can be worn with almost anything.

Tiffany & Co. is located at Rustan's Makati and Shangri-La Plaza Mall.


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Opt for a unique flower arrangement for Mother’s Day. This year, Margarita Fores’ Fiori di Marghi has seven different kinds of floralscapes that’ll surely impress your mom: Uno (dried leaves wooden box, green lisianthus, various succulents, vines); Due (bark wooden box, pink & green lisianthus, various succulents, vine); Tre (dried leaves wooden box, pink carnations, berries, vines); Quattro (wooden black box, green lisianthus, various succulents); Cinque (dried leaves wooden box, red carnations, bark skin, various succulents, vines); Sei (bouquet of 1 dozen yellow ecuadorian roses, misty yellow flowers, succulents, vines); Sette (bouquet of 1 dozen red Ecuadorian roses, berries, vines, Hawaiian tea plant leaves).


For orders, call 729.0030 or 0917.513.8945 or visit margaritafores.com.


Get a piece or two from designer Tim Tam Ong’s Mother’s Day collection, In Between Seconds. The oriental-inspired collection was designed to celebrate all kinds of mothers. “A reflection of what we see, think, and feel as we take time to appreciate the beauty of having a role model who is not only multifaceted but also the person who knows you best.”

Tim Tam Ong boutiques are located at LRI Design Plaza and Power Plant Mall. For more information, e-mail ongtimt[email protected] or visit timtamongpage on Facebook or Instagram.

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Paolo Chua
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Paolo Chua is the Associate Style Editor at Esquire Philippines, where he writes about fashion and grooming. Before joining Esquire Philippines, he was a writer at Town & Country Philippines.
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