5 Mother’s Day gift ideas P1500 and under

Steph Arnaldo
5 Mother’s Day gift ideas P1500 and under
From sweet treats to accessories, we've got gift ideas for every budget!

What does the number one woman in your life deserve? Of course, only the best, not just on Mother’s Day, but every single day. 

But as Mother’s Day nears, it’s time to get those gift ideas rolling and put those savings to good use. 

We know it’s the thought that counts and not so much the price tag, but if you’re set on spending a certain amount for your dear mother, we’ve got a few nifty gift ideas we’re pretty sure she’ll love.

A relaxing day to herself

Spa dates never get old, so how does a massage for your hard-working mama sound? 

If you’ve been hearing her pleading for some much-needed “me time” lately, give her exactly what she needs – a day all to herself at The Spa.





Gift certificates at P1000 and P1500 are available for purchase and are good enough to cover a good number of The Spa’s classic luxurious treatments, which your mom can choose for herself. 

The tea to her heart

Is your mom both a passionate tea-ta of Manila and an avid foodie in one? Treat her to tea for two (or one) at TWG, the golden tea salon offering a tea-infused gastronomical journey for your mother to enjoy.

Photo courtesy of TWG


The fine dining Mother’s Day Set Menu includes a starter (seared halibut wrapped in a chive crepe, with baby potatoes, shallot confit, and Genmaicha-infused tartar sauce), a main course (squid and scampi pasta with himeji mushrooms, infused with Tokyo-Singapore tea), a warm cup of Geisha Blossom tea or a classic French Earl Grey, and dessert (a heart-shaped gateau of honeycomb layered with strawberries and banana, coated with Silver Moon Tea-infused white chocolate and dried roses), which looks just as pretty as your mom.


Photo courtesy of TWG


The 4-course meal costs P1,250 and is available from May 5 to May 26 at all TWG Tea Salons.

Oilbularyo potions

To your oilbularyo mommy, what better gift is there than the power of essential oils? (Because you can never really have enough!)


There are many places in the Philippines to get the good stuff – there’s the member-exclusive Young Living Experience Center, Healthy Options, and even local online stores, like Islas Aromatics, ECHOstore (which also has physical branches), and The Olie Mixte, which also carries their own customized essential oil blends.



Guilty cheat day pleasures

Even your mom’s sweet tooth deserves special treatment on Mother’s Day, so let’s forget her no-sugar diet first and surprise her with all her favorite freshly-baked, store-bought goodies she won’t mind wearing on her belly for a while!



There’s the famous chocolate hazelnut banana pudding from New York’s famed M Bakery at BGC, Wildflour Cafe + Bakery’s sea salt chocolate cake (among their many other freshly-baked offerings), Poison’s one-of-a-kind doughnuts, or a beautiful strawberry shortcake from Nono’s.

Better yet – why not all?




Bling the alarm

If your mom’s best friend (after her child, of course) is jewelry, then indulge her relationship with beautiful accessories with locally-made, unique pieces your trendy mom can definitely rock.

From classy necklaces to pretty pearls and to statement earrings, many online stores carry interesting finds for a variety of styles and personalities, such as Hey Frankie, Hiyas, and Shop Bite. 




– Rappler.com

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Steph Arnaldo

If she’s not writing about food, she’s probably thinking about it. From advertising copywriter to freelance feature writer, Steph Arnaldo finally turned her part-time passion into a full-time career. She’s written about food, lifestyle, and wellness for Rappler since 2018.