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By Stacey Marcelo | May 8th, 2024

Mother’s Day 2024 is just around the corner…are you ready? No worries if not – we’ve rounded up the best brunches, afternoon teas, spa experiences, activities and staycations available in Hong Kong this Mother’s Day. See our top picks of the best last-minute gifts for your mum!

Emma Wallace


Celebrate Mother’s Day with the luxurious Emma Silk collection by Emma Wallace. Crafted with meticulous care and using the finest silk, this loungewear capsule exudes elegance and offers unparalleled comfort. From sumptuous robes to chic pajama sets, Emma Silk presents a range of sophisticated options that will make any mother feel pampered and cherished. With prices starting from HK$360, Emma Silk sets will be sure to delight Mum!

Emma Wallace, Shop A, G/F Po Hing Mansion, 2 Po Hing Fong, Sheung Wan; +852 2336 6798, or shop online

 

The 5th C

If you’re after something really special for Mum, look no further than The 5th C. Known for their exceptional craftsmanship and timeless designs, 5th C offers a stunning selection that will make any Mum feel cherished and special. From elegant necklaces and bracelets to dazzling earrings and rings, their collection showcases a perfect blend of luxury and sophistication. Whether you’re looking for a classic piece or a contemporary statement, 5th C has something to suit every style and preference.

The 5th C, 16/F, 1 Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong; +852 2654 6288

Fortnum and Mason

 

Elevate Mother’s Day Gifting with the Four Seasons Rose Petal Votive Candle. Inspired by Fortnum’s iconic Rose Petal Jelly, this exquisite candle captures the essence of an English garden in summertime. With notes of Bulgarian rose, Chilean bergamot, violet leaves, and fresh rhubarb, it creates a captivating and soothing ambiance. Hand-poured with sustainable soy wax, it burns cleanly and evenly. Available in two sizes, it’s a luxurious gift idea for Mother’s Day. Price: HK$418/75g; HK$718/330g.

Shop 022, G/F, K11 Atelier, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui; +852 3916 8181. 

Casetify




Known for their stylish and customizable phone cases, Casetify offers a range of options to suit every Mum’s taste. Choose from their stunning collection of designs or personalize a case with your own photos or heartfelt message. We are digging this Me-Time phone case (HK$859). With their durable construction and excellent quality, Casetify cases are not only fashionable but also provide reliable protection for her device. Shop here

ARAO

No longer outdated heirloom pieces reminiscent grandma’s collection, pearls have become the chic, contemporary choice and a perfect gift for Mum this Mother’s Day. Hong Kong based jewellery brand, Arao’s collection of modern classics explore contemporary designs that showcase the natural beauty, shapes, and luster of Philippine South Sea Pearls through pieces that embody everyday luxury.

Enduring pieces that empower women to “let their light shine through,” ARAO’s tight edit of everyday classics are ideal gifts for mothers and their milestones. They also make for stunning heirlooms that remain resonant for generations of daughters to come. Shop here

 

GHD DUET

Treat Mum to salon quality hair. The new GHD Duet is the first two-in-one hot air styler that works to transform hair from wet to styled, with no damage. It is spendy at $3,295, but it does replace two existing tools and the promise of reduced heat damage is a huge selling point, too. Plus we’re digging the new colour crush colours! Shop here

La Thea

La Thea Bulgarian Rose Water Natural Face Toner is HKD$300 (100ml)

This Mother’s Day, give the gift of radiant skin with La Thea’s Rose Water Natural Face Toner. Suitable for all skin types, this toner harnesses the power of Bulgarian Damask Rose and offers a multitude of benefits that will leave Mom feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. Shop here

 

For the travelling Mum

Surprise Mum with the stylish and functional CUBO luggage by LOJEL. Designed with both fashion and practicality in mind, the CUBO collection combines sleek aesthetics with durability. Its lightweight yet robust construction ensures ease of use while traveling, and the spacious interior provides ample room for all her essentials. Available in an array of vibrant colors, this luggage is a perfect blend of fashion-forward design and functionality, making it an ideal gift to accompany Mum on her future adventures.

2-4 Kingston St, Causeway Bay; +852 60352526. Shop here

 

DALLOYAU’s talented pastry team have created the delectable “Layers of Love” as part of their Mother’s Day celebration. This exquisite dessert showcases delectable crispy caramelized puff pastry layers, filled with luscious Madagascar vanilla cream and fresh raspberries. Price: HK$338. Order here

 

For the mum who loves a staycation

Escape to the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong for an unforgettable “The Sound of Music” Mother-Cation. Priced from HK$3,580 +10% per room per night, this enchanting package includes a one-night stay in an elegantly appointed guestroom, two coveted tickets to THE SOUND OF MUSIC at the Grand Theatre, Xiqu Centre on the night of arrival (valued at HK$2,176), and daily breakfast for registered guests. 

Upgrade your stay for an extra HK$500 (original price from HK$736), and you can also enjoy afternoon tea set for two persons at Tiffin on the day of arrival before the show where you and can enjoy Austria-inspired delicacies like Apfelstrudel, Sacher Torte, and Gugelhupf. 

When: Available from now to May 12, 2024

Booking: here (T&C apply)

1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong; +852 2584 7722. 

 

Candle Making Workshop with Blomstre

Looking for a unique and memorable Mother’s Day activity? Look no further than The Blomstre’s Candle Making Workshop. This two hour hands-on workshop will ignite your creativity and provide a memorable bonding opportunity. Together, you and your child will learn the art of candle making, discover fragrances, exploring various techniques and designs. Unleash your imagination, share laughter, and craft beautiful candles that will light up your home with warmth and love. No prior experience is necessary—just bring your enthusiasm and let the candle-making adventure begin! Book here

Price: $425 – $500 per person

17/F, Suite 1702, Wellborne Commercial Centre, 8 Java Road, North Point

10x Longevity

Treat Mum to a transformative wellness journey that focuses on enhancing vitality at 10x Longevity, the latest wellness residency at The Upper House.

This luxurious space offers a handpicked collection of rejuvenating skin treatments, including regenerative therapies, hyperbaric oxygen sessions, infrared sauna sessions, invigorating cold plunge experiences, and red-light therapy. Each element is carefully curated to deliver remarkable results by promoting cellular regeneration, stimulating collagen production, and enhancing overall well-being. We recommend you join Mum and experience it together. You will leave feeling completely rejuvenated with a healthy glow! Book here

Price: from HKD $500 per person, per session

Pacific Place Apartments, 88 Queensway, 1102, Admiralty; +852 5500 9510

Stone and Stars

For something a little different, why not gift Mum with a transformative experience with Stone & Star’s Soul Session? Another wellness residency at The Upper House, Stone & Star was founded to share the beauty and wonders of crystals and the cosmos, and how they can become allies in our own journeys of healing, finding inner peace, and happiness. 

During the oracle and tarot reading session, gain deeper clarity on career, love, relationships, family, or any other areas that require insight and confirmation. Through various methods, cosmic alignments, and energetic techniques, Soul Sessions provide profound insights and awareness. Personalized techniques and practical tools may be suggested to overcome blockages and align your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual bodies. Choose from a 20-minute introductory reading for HK$600 or a comprehensive 45-minute session for HK$1,300. Book here

 

For the Mum who loves food

Saicho x The Murray Afternoon Tea

 

Indulge in a sensory journey with the Saicho x The Murray Afternoon Tea. Savor a delectable assortment of delicate pastries, finger sandwiches, and homemade scones, expertly crafted to tantalize your palate. Each bite is perfectly paired with Saicho’s artisanal alcohol-free tea infusions, meticulously brewed to enhance the flavors and provide a refreshing and sophisticated experience.

Price: $988 for two persons including two glasses of Saicho sparkling tea or sparkling wine. Book here

22 Cotton Tree Drive, Central, Hong Kong; +852 3141 8888

Aqualuna Dim Sum Cruise

When: 11 & 12 May only

Price: HK$419 per adult and HK$319 per child aged 4-11 (includes one complimentary drink during the journey). Book here

Relish

If Mum is more of a homebody, the creative team at Relish have put together some options designed to delight and delivered straight to your door! Choose from their Relish Picnic ($960 for two) featuring delectable salads, mains, a cheeseboard, dessert and bottle of wine; High Tea ($1000 for two) – think freshly made scones with clotted cream and jams, cakes, sandwiches, madeleines and macarons, paired with bottle of Prosecco; or their relaxed Breakfast in Bed ($500 for two) with a selection of pastries, mini pots of chia seeds and fruit, and their quintessential Egg and Bacon Pie topped with tomato chilli jam – you can’t go wrong!  Mum is sure to love it. 72 hours advanced booking needed. Order here

22D Yally Industrial Building, 6 Yip Fat Street, Wong Chuk Hang, +852 3481 1924

The Verandah

Impress Mum with a Mother’s Tribute Afternoon Tea at The Verandah in Repulse Bay. This intimate celebration for two features an Instagram-worthy tiered tower of delectable treats, served on elegant Roy Kirkham Collection “Palace Garden” fine bone china teaware. Indulge in delicate savories, including Balik Salmon with Keta Caviar, Foie Gras Sphere, and Egg Mimosa with Osteria Caviar. Leave room for sweets including the Rich Dark Chocolate Almond Tart with White Chocolate Ganache and pastel-colored Matcha and Mascarpone Cheesecake. And, of course, enjoy homemade scones with clotted cream and jam. Accompanied by The Peninsula tea or coffee, cold-brewed fruit tea, or freshly squeezed juice, it’s a truly delightful experience for Mother’s Day.

When: 8 – 12 May from 3.30PM-5.30PM

Price: $398 per person and $788 for two

Book here

109 Repulse Bay Road, Hong Kong; +852 2292 2822

Enjoy Afternoon Tea at home with Four Seasons

We are big fans of Chef Ringo, Executive Pastry Chef of the Four Seasons Hong Kong and his creations never fail to delight us. This year, why not order an indulgent Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea Set Takeaway to enjoy at home?  Designed for two, this exquisite set includes an array of delectable treats to savor in the comfort of your own home. Enjoy a selection of delicate sandwiches, freshly baked scones with clotted cream and jam, and an assortment of beautifully crafted pastries. Treat your mom to a memorable culinary experience with this delightful takeaway set from Four Seasons Hong Kong. Shop here

8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong; +852 3196 8882

Gather at TMK this Mother’s Day for a spirited celebration in their lively Temakeria. Priced at HKD298 per person, TMK’s sharing menu kicks off with a range of starters like the buttery Salmon Tataki, crispy Karaage, TMK Kimchi Salad, Okonomiyaki and more. Next up is a free-flow of eclectic Maki options including the Kalifonia, Big Tuna, and Veggie Tempura rolls. Choose a TMK Signature dish per person, such as the savoury Pan-fried Salmon Fillet, Chicken Teriyaki or the signature Tuna Hotdog. End the meal on a sweet note with the Mommy Monaka, a crispy wafer with raspberry, cream cheese mouse and pistachio. Book here

 

For the Beauty and Wellness Queen

Peninsula Spa

If Mum prefers to spend her special day relaxing, the Peninsula Spa offers the perfect setting for the ultimate me-time experience. From soothing massages to revitalizing facials, each treatment is tailored to provide ultimate tranquility and bliss. Expert therapists use high-quality products and techniques to ensure mothers feel truly pampered. 

Their 90-minute ‘Serene Escape’ spa treatment (HK$ 2,680) includes a 30-minute massage and a 60-minute Intraceutical Facial (Rejuvenate or Opulence ) or a 60-minute VOYA’s Self Discovery Facial. 

For even more pampering the 120-minute ‘Blissful Renewal’ spa treatment (HK$ 3,080) includes a 60-minute full body Holistic Massage and a 60-minute Intraceutical Facial (Rejuvenate or Opulence ) or a 60-minute VOYA’s Self Discovery Facial. 

Each curated treatment is preceded or followed by a Poolside lunch or Afternoon Tea and includes access to the hotel’s beautiful Pool. Mums will receive a gift from VOYA and are entitled to a 15% discount on any Intraceutical and VOYA product purchase.

Reservations: +852 2696 6682, or email spaphk@peninsula.com.

Glow Spa and Salon

Located in the heart of Central on Wellington Street, Glow Spa and Salon is one of Hong Kong’s favourite beauty destinations. They have loads on offer this Mother’s Day from facials, shampoo and blow dry, mani and pedi and massages for Mums and Mums-to-be. We tried the CACI Non-Surgical Face Lift Signature Facial (60 min $1080). The result? Plumper, hydrated and glowing skin! Book here

8/F, Silver Fortune Plaza, 1 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong; +852 2525 5198

 

Svenson

Svenson, leaders in holistic hair and scalp care in Hong Kong has just the thing to breathe new life into Mum’s tresses with their Smooth Collagen and Hair Scalp treatment.

The treatment begins with a scalp examination by a certified Trichologist. The cornerstone of the Smooth Collagen and Hair Scalp treatment lies in a blissful 90-minute infusion of protective and nourishing serums. These carefully curated elixirs work to revive even the most damaged strands, providing you with soft, silky locks for up to five weeks. The result? Hair that defies the odds, bouncing back from damage and reclaiming its natural beauty.

Price: Introductory price of HK$998 for one session (valid until 31 May 2024; original price HK$1,880). Book here

The Chaless Wellness and Beauty 

 

Nestled on Aberdeen Street, The Chaless Wellness & Beauty spa is a true hidden gem and a favourite amongst spa enthusiasts. Choose from the Glowing Beauty package ($990) which includes an Alta Vit-A Serum plus a choice of massage or a Guasha facial. For ultimate relaxation, the Slow Down Mom package ($1090) includes a choice of Guasha facial or a massage with a pedicure. Enhance the experience with an Aqua Facial for an additional HK$150.

G/F, 16 Aberdeen Street. Central, +852 2997 6389

 

For a limited time, Benefit Cosmetics is offering a free Multitasking Cheek Brush with a purchase of any two blushes. Double the Blush Get the Brush! 

Price: $600-$680 (worth $885)

Aesop Protective Facial Lotion SPF 50 50mL (HK$470)

As part of Aesop’s Sun Care range, the SPF50 Facial Lotion is a high-level, broad-spectrum UV protector designed to keep skin moisturised and shielded from harmful UVA and UVB rays. Retailing at 470 HKD, the 50ml product is ideal for everyday use, and is a medium-weight lotion that caters to most skin types, especially ‘normal’ to dry skin, providing a non-greasy feel with a long-lasting finish. Shop here