Small Gesture, Big Meaning: 5 Gift Ideas to Celebrate Mother’s Day

December 12, 2019

Not only known for its festive holiday nature, but December is also known to be that time of the year where we give the highest honor to our mother and motherhood in general. Celebrated by people in almost +40 countries, Mother’s Day has become one the world’s most important holiday for as long as 105 years! The popularity of Mother’s Day can be traced back to 1914, when a US social activist Anna Jarvis initiates this celebration as way of honoring her late mother, as well as honoring the sacrifices mothers made for their children.
Many years after that, Mother’s Day is still widely celebrated until these days with many new twist to it – from a surprise party to varieties of heartwarming gifts. Although nothing will be considered as enough to return our mother’s love, giving her the highest honor on this special day will never do you wrong. Now, if you’re planning on giving the best gift for your beloved mom this Mother’s Day, we have five thoughtful recommendations we’ve made especially for you!

1. The classic cake and flowers
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Our first recommendation will be something effortless yet, at the same time, still very thoughtful. This is none other than a classic combo of cake and flowers. According to some popular beliefs, cake symbolizes the sweetness of a celebration. It represents how people should celebrate the most important day of their lives – by having fun and enjoying the moment. As for flowers, various cultures and folktales describe flowers as a symbol of love, gratitude, affection, and hope. Therefore, these two powerful combinations will be a great addition to make Mother’s Day celebration even more wholesome. If you’re planning on throwing a surprise party for your beloved mother, makes sure you make a thorough plan by ordering your mom’s favorite types of cake and flowers!

2. Dinner for two
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There is a classic quote from the legendary British Author, Virgina Woolf, which stated that “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” We do know that this is a very relatable saying, considering how much people rely on food on daily basis – whether to fulfill our body’s need or even to create a feeling of comfort. This is why we think that a nice dinner would be one of the greatest gifts on Mother’s Day. One thing you must be paying attention to is that you don’t always have to spend a lot of money for this part. If you’re planning on taking your mother to a fancy restaurant for the night, there are plenty of places to choose around Surabaya. But, you can also cook some of your mother’s favorite meal and make yourself your own ‘fancy’ dinner at home. Either way, it’s the thought that counts.

3. Staycation
Who says that you can only have a staycation during a long holiday period? Weekend staycation can also be a great alternative for those who are seeking for some time to recharge their energy. Plus, on a special celebration like Mother’s Day, one night staycation can also be a wonderful gift to give your mother. In this case, Singgasana Hotel Surabaya has something special to offer for our loyal guests and followers on social media this month to celebrate Mother’s Day – a photo contest! If you’re interested on joining this contest, all you have to do is follow our Instagram account @singgasanasurabaya, upload your best picture and caption which shows your love towards your mom, tag your friends on the post, and wait for the juries to decide. All 3 winners will get a chance to have a one-night-stay at Singgasana Hotel Surabaya! For more information about our photo contest, please visit our Instagram page in @singgasanasurabaya.

4. Personalized jewelry
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Have you ever think about ordering a personalized jewelry for special occasion? Aside from the traditional custom piece like wedding ring, personalized jewelry is often seen as a sentimental gift – for it is usually cater to someone’s interest, even personality. This Mother’s Day, personalized jewelries like ring, bracelet, or necklace can be a great alternative for those of you who are looking for a simple yet meaningful gift – and there are a lot of ways for you to put a personal touch to this jewels. For example, specializes in custom necklace which has birth flower as its pendant, so you can order a necklace with your mother’s birth month on it. If you’re into astrology, there are also some artists who make jewelry pieces with astrology chart theme.

5. Gift box or hampers
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Some of you might be familiar with the term ‘hampers’ while others might recognize it as ‘gift box’ or ‘gift set.’ Either way, our last recommendation is a combination of all one’s favorite things in one. Gift box or hampers is a popular gift around UK, Ireland, and it’s even gain quite amount of popularity in Indonesia over the past few years. What you usually find on gift box or hampers are usually assorted goodies, but with similar vibes to it. For example, you can combine your mother’s favorite beauty product and put it in a pretty box or basket. If your mother happens to be a great cook, you can create a gift box which consists of cookbook, tiny bottles of herbs, and so on. The most important thing about creating a gift box or hampers is by knowing that all of the stuff you put will actually be used, so that it won’t go wasted. This might sound like a bit of a work to do, but creating an assorted gift box can be one of the easiest ways to know someone better.