UAE: This Mother's Day, think inside the box
Published on March 20, 2021 at 16.24
Bemused about what to get for mom? Run through the perfect gift-ready boxes on offer.
Happy Mother’s Day, 9,563 times: Thinking outside the box is a metaphor used often to push oneself or the other to think differently or from a fresh perspective. When it comes to gifting too, we find ourselves scratching our heads on how can we up the gifting game, don’t we? Why not change the narrative and this Mother’s Day think inside the box, instead of outside? Simply because there’s nothing better than opening up a box filled with lovely tokens, and also the options to choose from are manifold and varied. “You do not always need to think outside the box for the perfect Mother’s Day gift. TishTash’s first BeauTT box is unique in that it is loaded with exceptional beauty solutions at only one-fourth of its original price, and is bound to make any receiver feel special,” says Natasha Hatherall-Shawe, founder and CEO, TishTash Marketing & Public Relations. She adds, “A woman’s beauty upkeep takes time and effort, and mothers are usually strapped for time. And given that the past few months have been taxing for a lot of moms, these dedicated caregivers deserve only the best.” We agree with Arshia Shroff, founder, The Lumière Co. when she says, “If there is anything the past year has taught us, it is to celebrate the fundamental things in life and show our dearest ones just how much we care. This Mother’s Day, we wanted to honour the leading lady in people’s lives by creating something truly unique to spoil mom at home.” Let’s conclude all good things come in boxes. Shall we? Did you know a mother hears ‘mom’ over 9,563 times a year by each of her kids? Moms do deserve medals for what we put them through. Wish her 9,563 times with Lotsa! Lazy Cakes, which consists of 36 Lazy Cake pieces including a selection of flavours like Funfetti Sprinkles, Pistachio Perfect, Choco Berries, and more. For Dh150, Deliveroo, Zomato, Talabat, Careem
Beauty treats for the make-up mavens and skincare obsessives: The #BeauTT box by TishTash contains a selection of ten full-size beauty products (cult brands and niche formulations) plus some extra treats and surprises for skincare, make-up and haircare, some of which are not yet available to consumers in the region; Dh1200 worth of products. Includes KJ Serums Rosehip Oil, Yes Studio Power Pout Lip Balm, Syrene Eye Essence, Skin Republic sheet masks, Nodspark nail wraps, and more. For Dh350, glamazle.com
What’s brewing? Feel Good Tea, the UAE-born unconventional tea company’s Magic Tea Box provides many reasons to raise a cup. Carefully packed into individual glass tubes, with a ‘Monroe Glass Cup Infuser’ tucked neatly in the box as well, it includes 18 varieties of high-grade quality teas sourced from all around the world, especially curated tea blends of strawberry cream Ceylon, passion fruit bellini, mango fruit punch and more. The eco-conscious brand has selected environmentally friendly and recyclable packaging, including teabags made from biodegradable corn fibre. For Dh249, thefeelgoodtea.co
The crowning glories: The Davines boxes are a great choice for haircare lovers. The Tempting box is for the mothers with highlighted hair or dry hair caused by a chemical service. The Caring box would work well for mothers with coloured hair, as the formula characterised by a rich and full-bodied foam, would gently cleanse the hair, protect the colour and keep it shiny for longer. For Dh220-250, eideal.com
Happy and conscious addition to everyday routine: Delight your mum with gift sets from Molten Brown, including a soul-stirring Fragrance collection, a blissful Bathing trio and nourishing Hand Care set. Show your endless appreciation and say ‘thank you’ with a diverse array of scents to suit their much-needed ‘me-time. All the boxes are 100% recyclable, and the paper used to make them comes from 100% recycled materials; including the ribbon, which is made from 100% post-consumer recycled PET plastic bottles.
Thoughtful tokens for the superwoman: A home-grown online marketplace The Lumière Co. has crafted three unique gift sets with love. Depending on the price, the sets include three-pack of silk scrunchies personalised with the word ‘MOM’ and a beautiful greeting card, a lavender-scented candle, and also a decadent chocolate buttercream mini cake, the latter made in collaboration with G’s Bakery and café. For Dh200-295, thelumiereco.com
Speak your heart out with art: Funun Arts' The Art of Gifting concept is built with the thought that art is the best way to express your emotions. The underlying idea behind is to make original art accessible, affordable, and a gifting option for everyone. Take your pick from the pre-curated boxes, ShiFara, Alif, Midas and Hana Collection or go in for a bespoke one. Includes original abstract artwork with gold leaf work, two mugs with limited edition photographs, five gift tags/bookmarks, and more. For Dh75-300, fununart.com
Time for some pampering: From the dreamy Lavender range helping one to feel rejuvenated and nourished, to the delicious Magnolia collection that will ensure the skin stays pampered. Marks & Spencer's gift selection is one that you need to spoil your mother with. For Dh49 onwards, marksandspencermena.com