Mum’s The Word

Show her just how much she means to you this Mother’s Day with a perfect present that she’ll love.

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If Mum’s hair has been subjected to one too many perms or colour treatments, bring her to this Japanese lifestyle concept salon for a hair makeover. Shun Sakurai offers the Tokio Inkarami Treatment (from $180), which is said to be able to rescue overprocessed hair, repair it from the outside in, reduce frizz and give hair a healthy-looking sheen. #B1-08 CHIJMES (tel: 6250 0353), 

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Gold leaf bead necklace, $380 


For the woman who’s worth her weight in gold, what better than a gift made with this precious metal? You’ll find exquisite handcrafted jewellery, homeware and cosmetics in kinpaku, or Japanese gold leaf, sourced from the Kanazawa-based Hakuza, which produces gold foil used for the restoration of cultural artefacts and properties in Japan. Trinket boxes, necklaces and gold-infused skincare are some of the treasures you’ll discover here. From now till 31 May, enjoy a 2.5 percent cash rebate, redeemable on the next purchase. #01-81 Capitol Singapore (tel: 8891 3886) 

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Platinum and gold leaf boxes, from $238 each

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Rooms for mum-and-daughter massages 


Whether it’s a rejuvenating full-body massage or relaxing foot reflexology, Natureland’s skilled therapists will transport any harried mum into a state of bliss with their expert touch. The 5-in-1 Therapy ($60 for 60 minutes) is guaranteed to relieve tension, and leave her feeling refreshed and recharged. #B1-01/02 CHIJMES (tel: 6266 6780), 

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Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Mask, $148 for a box of five sheets 


Mum can take her pick from Sulwhasoo’s array of skincare lines. One of its latest additions is the Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Mask. Unlike some sheet masks that are very flimsy or soaked with serum, this cushiony two-piece sheet mask is infused with a creamy essence with ginseng extracts that stimulate the production of skin-firming collagen while replenishing moisture. A dual-layer Double Wrapping Sheet also boosts the penetration of the active ingredients. #01-72 Capitol Singapore (tel: 6844 9766), 

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Supersonic hairdryer, $599, Dyson 


A gift that is both practical and stylish is the Dyson Supersonic Mother’s Day gift edition hairdryer with a complimentary Dyson-designed detangling comb and round brush. Mum will find that it dries her hair quickly, thanks to its focused airflow that uses Air Multiplier technology, without subjecting tresses to extreme heat. It’s also smaller, lighter and quieter than a traditional hairdryer. #01-15/16 Capitol Singapore (tel: 6214 3213), 

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Bb Sleeping Moist Gel Mask, $68 


There’s plenty of beauty treats for Mum to cherry-pick from at this salon helmed by makeup artist Dily Wang. Designed with a beauty kitchen concept, it serves up professional skincare products from Bb Laboratories Japan. Besides facials, the salon offers nail art by Kanako Ogata and a Japanese-style café dishing out light meals, herbal tea and illy coffee. #B2-49 Capitol Singapore (tel: 8894 1878), 

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Nail art services start from $180 


The attentive service here will make Mum feel like a queen. Treat her to a new hairstyle, a reviving hair-and-scalp treatment or fancy nail art. The Nagoya-based salon chain’s first overseas flagship store offers luxurious, pampering services by the all-Japanese team, a private VIP room with an automated reclining chair that transports you to the basin for your hair wash, and an array of refreshments such as Japanese snacks, fruit teas and even bubbly. #B1-33 Capitol Singapore (tel: 8809 2743), 

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From left: Master Ultra Thin Moon automatic, $12,700, Jaeger-LeCoultre. Ballon Bleu de Cartier, $7,850, Cartier 


You can never go wrong with a timepiece. It’s a gift that Mum can wear every day and it will remind her of you every time she looks at it. From classic styles for daily wear to dress watches embellished with gems, there are plenty of choices to put a twinkle in her eye at Cortina Watch, which carries more than 50 internationally renowned brands, such as Cartier, Rolex and Patek Philippe. #01-77/80 Capitol Singapore (tel: 6384 3250), 

Spend $30 at Capitol Singapore and/or CHIJMES to redeem a $10 Capitol Singapore and CHIJMES voucher. While stocks last. Visit the Capitol Singapore Concierge Counter at #B1-19 to redeem. Terms and conditions apply. The Management reserves the right to amend these terms and conditions without prior notice. Please check the mall websites for store operating hours. 

Capitol Singapore is at 13 Stamford Road, Singapore 178905; CHIJMES is at 30 Victoria Street, Singapore 187996;