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Mother's Day is coming up! So we asked moms in the Smart Parenting Village what gift they truly want to receive this year.
Initially, we thought it would be a shopping list of gadgets, makeup, and appliances. But reading through the thread with 235 comments, what moms truly want and need cannot be bought online.
Yung totoo: What gifts do moms want to receive on Mother's Day?
One mom said, "Isang araw na hindi ako nanay, not thinking about the laundry, or taking care of the kids." Most of the moms wanted the same.
They sincerely want a day for themselves, where they can just watch Netflix, go to a salon or spa for pampering.
"Alone time to pamper myself and be sane again," said another mom.
2. Peace of mind
While the Miss Universe answer would be, "World Peace," moms in SPV said they want peace of mind for Mother's Day.
"Isang araw na walang ingay at pahinga, at walang magpapasaway!" said one mom.
3. Overnight stay with the family
These selfless moms could've asked for anything, but deep in their hearts, what they want is quality time with their family.
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4. A good, uninterrupted 8 hours of sleep
Being a mom entails waking up at night to breastfeed, or to soothe a crying child. One mom simply wanted to have a peaceful sleep, even just for a day.
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- Home de Luxe Alternative Micro Fiber Pillow, from P649, Lazada and Shopee
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5. A greeting from hubby
One mom said, just a greeting from her husband on Mother's Day would do. Because she thinks, 'yun ang pinakamalabo!'
Some moms got practical about it and answered that 'bekenemen' their partners could buy them something for their home and kitchen, like vacuum cleaner, rice cooker, inverter refrigerator, cooking set, etc.
One mom asked if it's possible to feel that she is appreciated by her family and loved ones. For her, if she can receive that, "Siguro ma-feel ko na araw-araw Mother's Day."
8. Beauty products
Moms also wished for items that they can use to make themselves look more beautiful, like curling iron or a trip to the salon.
Beauty products like collagen has been proven to help make skin look younger. Get your mom or wife a Watson's Collagen HB Intense Serum 35mL. It's available for P489 on Watsons and on Watson's official flagsip store on Lazada and Shopee.
Makeup essentials are also good gift ideas for moms. The Blk cosmetics pillow matte lipstick trio is available for P999 from P1,197 on Lazada and Shopee. It's also available for P1,197 on Blk's website.
You can also opt for the MAX FACTOR Facefinity All Day Matte Panstik in Warm Ivory, which is P675 on Watsons.
9. Fresh flowers
One mom says, she usually don't wish to receive flowers thinking 'saan ko naman ilalagay, kalat lang yan.' But this year, why not make your mom feel special by giving her a bouquet of fresh flowers? Check out where to buy here.
10. "Or cash nalang pala!"
One mom changed her mind when she said she wanted to receive a back massage because back pain is real. "Or cash nalang pala!" she said. Other moms mentioned that they want to receive money to buy groceries for the family.
Whatever gift you decide to give your wife or mom this Mother's Day, remember that what they really want is to feel appreciated, seen, and loved every single day. Read how you can do it here.
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