Long Distance Lamp Or A Spa: 6 Ways To Tell Mom You Love Her

Divya posted on 08 May

Mothers are amazing, life-giving, patient, super-beings who should be celebrated year-round; but that doesn’t mean that the occasion of Mother‘s Day (Sunday, May 13) should go by like any other! For all kinds of mothers, sister-mothers, aunt-mothers, grand-mothersmother-figures, and more – we’ve put together this special Mother‘s Day gifting guide for every want, need, and budget.

Home Decor

Whether you’re still living at home, or not – home decor is a great gift for Mums everywhere. We liked these cute ‘bird nest’ lamps for INR 900, and printed pillow covers for INR 500 from The Mud House in Aundh, and beautiful indoor plants and planters from Rise ‘n’ Shine Plant Boutique in Koregaon Park (read our picks here ) for less than INR 500. If you’re feeling fancy, get your Mum some Riedel wine glasses – priced from INR 2530 onwards – at Atelier in Koregaon Park.

Furniture Stores

3rd Floor, 96/2, Varsha Park Buiding, Anand Park, Aundh, Pune

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Sweet Treats

We think food gifts are the best kind, and you can’t go wrong with sweet treats! We recommend the lemon yogurt mini loaf cake (INR 380), gluten-free almond orange cake (INR 580), and almond and dark chocolate biscotti (INR 180) from Flour Butter Sugar. Place your order a couple of days beforehand, and opt for home delivery.
Stir up some nostalgia with a bit old-school love, via Cake ‘N Counter’s luscious chocolate-walnut cakes (starting at INR 380 per 455gms); chocolates from Kay’s Confections – available in different flavours (read our recommendation here; or biscuits from some of Pune’s oldest and most beloved bakeries (more on them here).

The Distance Lamp

People who stay away from home, here’s a super-cool gift that you can give your mom. Say hi to The Distance Lamp – a pair of distance touch lamps that work on WiFi. How does it work? While one of the lamps is kept at your place, the other lamp stays with your mother. Every time your mother taps on her lamp, your lamp will light up indicating that she misses you. You can reply by doing the same. Pretty sweet, right? Priced at INR 5,000, you can buy it here.

A Subscription Plan

Why not gift your Mum something she can enjoy long-term? Subscription plans are the way to go – plus, you can pre-pay for them for an extended period of time, and watch your Mum enjoy them for longer than just a day! We recommend The Artisanal Baking Co.’s Sourdough Subscription (it’s proven to be the most nutritious bread available) – which will deliver a freshly baked new flavour of sourdough bread to your Mum’s doorstep, every week. It’ll cost you INR 800 per month (4 weeks) for full-size loaves, or INR 500 for half-sized ones, and you can read our full recommendation here. If your mum is a confirmed bibliophile, we recommend a subscription plan to Just Books – which has an online and on-ground presence, and will pick-up and deliver books to your home. With flexible subscription plans starting at just INR 900 per month, check them out here.

Bakeries

Pudumjee Palace, 9, Opp. Kumar Galaxy, 813 & 814, Bhavani Peth, Pune

Jewellery & Accessories

Jewellery makes for a great gift – it’s timeless and sentimental. Mother‘s Day marks the perfect occasion to gift your Mum some sparkly baubles, and we recommend Sudhan – for their lovely silver ethnic jewellery (more about them here), and India Imprints – for gorgeous artisan-crafted jewellery by labels Urmee, and Ssizling Beads. Both labels have unique pieces of jewellery and are adorned with precious stones. India Imprints also has a lovely selection of clothing, and you can read our full recommendation on them here. We also love Christina boutique at Boat Club Road, for their gorgeous handbags, silk kurtis, and pashmina scarves – they’re a bit more expensive, but worth every buck. Read more about Christina’s here.
Jewellery Shops

Wonderland, 7, Shop 61, MG Road, Camp, Pune

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A Spa Day

Treat your mum to a Spa Day – let her rest, relax, and enjoy being pampered from head-to-toe, for once. Get her the full royal treatment – a blueberry cheesecake spa, a vegan spa, or even a zero gravity spa – at these four unique spas in our recommendation, here.

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You could even put together a memory scrapbook for your Mum, and convert old black-and-white photos to colour via Varma Studios in Camp.