Being a mom is a full time job. Juggling several duties as a cook, teacher, provider, leader, disciplinarian and maintenance head can be exhausting, and surely we deserve a reward. What gifts do Moms want for Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 8? Our Smart Parenting Forum members tell us.
Mommy Melody Sibayan-Cadavis wants to shop without using her own money, so a gift certificate from her favorite department store is just what she needs.
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2. A spa full body massage
Mommies Celeste Lim and Christian Vargas want to relax and be treated like royalty with spa services.
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3. Body Shop Spa products
Mommy Aileen Cruz wants to enjoy the spa experience right at her own home with these products from Body Shop.
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4. A romantic dinner with hubby at the Floating Restaurant
Mommy Irene Serquena Garcia prefers to celebrate Mother’s Day the romantic way, by having a special dinner date with her husband.
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5. An entire day off
Mommy Colet Isiasa is a stay-at-home mom who is also breastfeeding. She doesn’t get to have "me-time" and her mind is always fixated on house chores and caring for the baby. For Mother's Day she just wants an entire day off starting with breakfast in bed, go to a park and read a book all afternoon. Dinner with the whole family in a nice restaurant (so she won’t have to do cooking duties) will cap the evening nicely.
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6. A simple Mother's Day card or flowers
For Mommy Jocelyn Ompay, a simple card and flowers will make her happy on Mother’s Day.
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7. A new dress or bag
A sure cure for someone who feels ‘losyang’? Get them a new dress or a bag. Mommy Biancamer dela Rosa, who gave birth last February, has not been to the mall since she have birth in February and hasn’t bought anything for herself since. Her dresses don’t fit anymore, and she could use some help buying personal effects.
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8. A daytrip with the family
Mommy Reina Gonzales thinks that Mother's Day is a special date that should be celebrated with the family, thus she wants to go to church and rejoice in the blessings they have received … although she is pretty sure her husband is planning a surprise.
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9. Hotel accommodation
A change in atmosphere is what Mommy Marjurie Sayao would like for Mother’s Day. An overnight accommodation would give her this much-needed change and still allow her to enjoy it with her family.
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10. A weekend getaway to Tagaytay or Subic
A weekend trip to a nearby getaway destination like Subic or Tagaytay will make Mommy May Joy Galiza happy.
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11. A Bible audiobook
Mommy Irene Espanola says she is not very religious but praying the rosary and hearing mass calms her. Whenever she feels troubled and disturbed, she prays. She says single moms like her has moments when they feel alone but her connection with God is what strengthens her, and a Bible audiobook would make a great gift.
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12. A Baby Couture Diaper bag
As a soon-to-be mom, Daricel Atinen would like to receive a Baby Couture bag this Mother's Day. In photo: Alexis bag from Baby Couture
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13. A hair makeover!
Mommy Donna Conde says she’s been sporting the same old 'do for more than a year now. She would really love it if she could have a salon give her a new hairstyle.
Photo courtesy of HBO
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14. A Philip Stein Fruitz Watch
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15. An Iphone 4
Mommy Carmina Pacana is wishing for this latest offering from Apple.
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16. A DVD Micro Theater
For Mother’s Day, Mommy Catherine Valero wants something the whole family can enjoy : a home theater system.
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17. An oven
For someone who likes to bake like Mommy Iris Cubita, an oven would be the perfect gift this Mother’s Day. She says she has not been able to get back into her hobby since she got married and had kids.
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18. A copy of the cookbook Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia Child
Mommy Vanessa Palad-Salosagcol says she has always loved food and anything that has to do with it -- cooking, baking and eating. She saw this book from the movie Julie & Julia in 2009 and was enthralled. Though she has no formal culinary training, she wants to try the recipes featured in the book. The author Julia Child had made it seem simple and she wants to experience authentic French cooking without having to spend a fortune.
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19. Gym membership
For Mommy Jona Estrella, a membership at a good gym and a personal trainer would be the perfect Mother’s Day gift. She understands the need to take care of her health, but finds that working out at home can sometimes be boring.
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20. Shopping spree
Mommy Lynette Jimenez needs to buy new clothes that will make her look good after giving birth, thus she wishes that someone would send a gift of a shopping spree her way.