LIST: Last-minute gift ideas for Mother’s Day 2019


Posted at May 11 2019 09:00 AM | Updated as of May 13 2019 11:31 AM

MANILA – Still haven’t bought a gift for Mother’s Day? Here are some last-minute options that are guaranteed to put a smile on your mom’s face this weekend.

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Charlotte Cake at Bizu. Handou

Bizu aims to make Mother’s Day sweeter with a signature cake as well as special freebies for Moms.

For Mother’s day weekend, Bizu is bringing back the Charlotte Cake with its alternating layers of biscuit cuillere, blackberry mousse, and raspberry gelee. It promises sweet and creamy flavors, balanced with tanginess from the gelee and the assorted fresh berries on top. 

A show-stopping cake that’s also topped with marshmallows and Bizu’s signature Macaron de Paris, the Charlotte cake is sure to bring a smile to any mom’s face.

This year, Bizu brings it up a notch sweeter for moms, with extra special treats for those availing of the signature cake for Mother’s Day weekend. The first 30 orders of the Charlotte Cake on the brand’s online store will receive a special bouquet voucher from Designer’s Blooms, while those ordering the cake in-store (dine-in or take-out) getting a Mother’s Day gift package of products from Aveeno, Aveda, Belo Beauty Essentials, Benefit Cosmetics, and L’Occitane en Provence. -- Joko Magalong-De Veyra


Cupcake Bouquet at Circles. Handout

Sinfully Circles at Makati Shangri-La Manila is offering a decadent cupcake bouquet, an ideal sweet treat for Mother’s Day. 

The small vase is priced at P800 net, while the medium and large vases cost P1,200 net and P1,900 net, respectively.


French Earl Gray Tea at TWG Tea. Handout

Pamper your mom with the finest teas from TWG Tea Earl Grey Collection and signature tea accessories that will make the most elegant tableware.

Choose from French Earl Grey Tea (P1,895), French Earl Grey Tea Scented Candle (P3,895), French Teapot (P15,995), and Vogue Teacup and Saucer (P4,295).

TWG Tea has stores at Greenbelt 5, Shangri-La Plaza, and Central Square.


Mother’s Day hampers at Chocol8. Handout

Chocol8 at The Garage in City of Dreams Manila is highlighting a stylish selection of hampers that come with handcrafted grand cru chocolate variants and snuggly teddy bears. 

Starting at P1,000, these hampers are available until May 12 and includes indulgent variants such as Ivory Premium Chocolate Bar, White Chocolate Berry Bar, White Chocolate Cheese Bar, Orange Almond Bar, and Croustillant Bar, among many others.

Similarly, Café Society curated an array of sweet treats for those looking for a special gift to their mothers. Sophisticated floral bouquets and arrangements that come in a pot or a basket are available from May 9 to 12, along with scrumptious pastries such as Chocolate Cashew Croissant, Peach Cookies, and Carrot Cake Cookies, among others. 

Packages for pre-orders with prices starting at P2,800 -- which combines the flower arrangements with confectioneries -- are additional thoughtful options.


This Saturday, starting at 11 a.m., Pan Pacific Manila will host a fun, hands-on cooking class led by the hotel’s guest chef, Lelain Paelmo of Leslie’s Restaurant.

At P1,800 net for 1 adult and 1 child aged 11 and below, kids will enjoy working alongside mom as she learns new recipes that they can bring home and cook for the family including Baked Macaroni and Cheese, Trio Parfait, and French bread Pizza. 

After an afternoon of laughter and learning, the pair can enjoy a three-course set luncheon prepared by the culinary team at Pacific Lounge.


Actress Dimples Romana during the launch of her book. Handout

If your mom is a fan of the ABS-CBN series “Kadenang Ginto,” check out this book on motherhood by one of the show’s stars, Dimples Romana.

In “Dimps Tips” under ABS-CBN Books, the actress shares the lessons she learned as a mother of two kids. 

Here, she detailed her parenting and homemaking journey and also recommended weekly activities for moms. 

“Dimps Tips” is available in leading bookstores nationwide for P225. 


Lost & Wander dress in rust. Handout

Take your mother to a shopping spree at Rustan’s with its exciting discounts, promos, and activities this weekend. 

Top glamour brands Natori, Josie Natori, Natori Undergarments, Tadashi, Halston, Vivienne Tam, Pedro del Hierro, Adrianna Papell, Aidan Mattox, Laundry, Allen Schwartz, Bari Jay, Nicole Miller, Mac Duggal and Marina Rinaldi are offering 20% off on all their items from May 10 to 13 in all Rustan’s stores.

Brands for modern moms such as Lost & Wander, Glamorous, Finders Keepers, Keepsake, ASTR, JOA, and Moon River are also offering 20% discounts on regular items on those days in Rustan’s Makati. For Rustan’s in-house brands Criselda Lontok, JILL, Lady Rustan, Luna, Oleg Cassini, U My Philippines, Rustanette, and Rustan Jr., the discounts are even bigger, at 25% off on selected items from May 10 to 12.