Ways to celebrate Mother’s Day—finally—outside lockdown

Moms are always special to every child, from birth to every age. That is why the last two years of the pandemic has left families feeling so frustrated to be unable to celebrate their favorite lady at the height of the lockdowns. But finally, Mother's Day tomorrow, May 9 will again be one for the books. Not because it's election day but because celebrations can be made up and about in almost all parts of the country. The Manila Times Lifestyle is thrilled to gather the best ideas to toast the super woman.

Hotel specials for Mom

City of Dreams Manila. From dining specials at award-winning restaurants to family-friendly activities and endearing gift options, mothers are spoilt for choice on how their loved ones can fête them on their special day at City of Dreams Manila. Certain to win mom's heart are the exquisite Cantonese and regional Chinese specialties at Crystal Dragon. The restaurant presents a special Mother's Day ala carte menu available for lunch and dinner until May 10. Playdates at City of Dreams' amusement park, DreamPlay, are made more special on May 8 as kids get a chance to surprise moms with an endearing note and a handmade heart-shaped cookie for Mother's Day. Lastly, a well-deserved pampering session at City of Dream's Nüwa Spa, the only Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star rated spa in the country, promises the ultimate relaxation for moms.

Crystal Dragon's Honey-glazed Silver Pompano Fillet with Zhenjiang Black Vinegar

Crystal Dragon’s Honey-glazed Silver Pompano Fillet with Zhenjiang Black Vinegar

Sheraton Manila Bay. What better way to treat mom for the weekend than a relaxing staycation and memorable dining experience at Sheraton Manila Bay. Avail their Mother's Day Room Package and treat mom to an amazing staycation she truly deserves, starting at P8,250 for Deluxe Room inclusive of accommodation for two adults and two kids aged six years old and below, buffet breakfast for two at Pacific Lounge, and Mother's Day Brunch on May 8 for one adult. Room promo is valid only until May 10.

On May 8, invite the whole family and surprise mom to a Sunday Brunch Buffet at the Pacific Lounge where our culinary team prepares a delectable array of local and international cuisine for only P1,300 per adult and P650 per child. Mothers enjoy a complimentary buffet when dining with three adults.

Pamper mom in a Deluxe Room

Pamper mom in a Deluxe Room

Resorts World Manila. Make the most of moments with mom and book a relaxing staycation at Resorts World Manila. Newly opened Hotel Okura Manila is offering a staycation treat with breakfast for two and dining credits for rates starting at P13,000 for stay dates until May 15. Hotel Okura Manila's Yamazato Japanese Fine Dining is serving a Mini Dinner Kaiseki at P4,380 per person until May 8. At Holiday Inn Express Manila-Newport City, relaxation packages start at P4,900 with breakfast for two and a massage service at Island Spa until May 15. Newport Mall is also celebrating “Mom and More” by making moms feel extra special with heartwarming gifts, treats, and activities. The Mom-preneur Fair is the highlight of the celebrations with booths of small-to-medium business all led by exemplary mothers at The Plaza 2F Newport Mall until May 8.

Edsa Shangri-La. Celebrate Mother's Day weekend with a fun family getaway and book their well- appointed guest rooms and suites. Moments with Mom starts at P8,300 inclusive of breakfast for two at Heat, unrestricted Wi-Fi and broadband internet access, complimentary access to the Health Club and complimentary use of the lagoon-shaped swimming pool, Aqua Play, and Kiddie Pool with slide and as an added treat, P5,500 e-voucher credits and one eyelash shampoo service provision at New Lounge valued at P5,850.

Hilton Manila. Hilton Manila celebrates Mother's Day with indulgences. The hotel's new Executive Chef Ryan Hong leads the culinary team with an indulgent spread of Mom's favorites at Kusina Sea Kitchens. Indulge on a journey of flavors with a rich harvest of sustainably source1d seafood and premium meats grilled and prepared a la minute, Dampa-style, at the Marketplace. Mom and the whole family are also serenaded by a musical performance by guest artists, with the Kids invited to take part in an exciting art activity. As an added treat, Mom gets to bring home a special gift from Kusina which the whole family can enjoy on their next visit to Hilton Manila. Buffet lunch/dinner price starts at P3,200 per person.

Gifts for Mom

Cebuana Lhuillier. Jewelries last a lifetime, making them the perfect choice of gift for Mother's day. Celebrate Mother's Day in the most special way by treating your moms to choice pieces offered by Cebuana Lhuillier's Mother's Day Jewelry Sale. With a wide variety of jewelry pieces at affordable, discounted prices, the week-long affair will run from May 6 to 14 across over 3,000 Cebuana Lhuillier branches, Cebuana Lhuillier Jewelry Premium and Just Jewel branches, nationwide. Get 10 percent off on all items and up to 50 percent discount on selected items when you buy in any Cebuana Lhuillier branches or get up to 15 percent off on selected jewelry items when you buy in any Cebuana Lhuillier Jewelry Premium and Just Jewels branches, nationwide.

Precious jewelries at discounted prices

Precious jewelries at discounted prices

SSI Life. Retailer SSI Life has a special gift for moms. To make shopping whims more exciting, use the My SSI Life app when purchasing from any of the participating brands and get discount e-vouchers which can be used for the next in-store shopping experience. The participating brands are Anne Klein, Dune London, Lacoste, Lush, Passion, Superga, and Women'secret.

A floral midi from Women’secret

A floral midi from Women’secret

The Body Shop. The Body Shop has taken the bold move to change the name of its best-selling skincare range, Drops of Youth, to Edelweiss. Edelweiss is a resilient flower with antioxidant power. The properties of Edelweiss have been shown to maintain skin barrier health, as well as smooth the skin's surface, helping to keep a radiantly fresh face, whatever age, making it the perfect gift for mom's skincare routine.

Rustans Marketing Corporation. Ensure mom's skin is re-energized and ready to face the new day with Nuxe Creme Prodigieuse Boost Night Recovery Oil Balm. This antioxidant complex contains jasmine flower and macadamia oil which helps the skin recover from the harmful effects of pollution and stress overnight, and makes sure the skin is soft and supple. Give their nails a pop of color with Sally Hansen Good. Kind. Pure, the brand's first plant-based, 100 percent vegan nail polish, giving nails a beautiful color and shine with no compromise. For moms on the go, the VS Sassoon Rechargeable Cordless Mini Straightener is perfect for quick touch-ups or a quick pick me up. Rechargeable, cordless, and compact in size, they can achieve perfectly styled hair anywhere they go.

For on the go moms, why a cordless mini straighter of course

For on the go moms, why a cordless mini straighter of course

Greenbelt. Gift mom with the luxurious stuff she deserves from Greenbelt. Buy stylish stuff from high-end brands like Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Bottega Venetta, Max Mara, Bvlgari, Givenchy, Longchamp and Salvatore Ferragamo at Greenbelt.

Flavors for Mom

Mang Inasal. The country's Ihaw-Sarap expert, Mang Inasal, is gifting all moms with back-to-back treats this Mother' Day. Mang Inasal mommy customers who will dine in and celebrate Mother's Day until May 8 will enjoy free extra scoop of Ube Ice Cream when they order Extra Creamy Halo-Halo Regular Size.

Moms are in for a free extra scoop of Ube Ice Cream

Moms are in for a free extra scoop of Ube Ice Cream

Mimi & Bros. Mimi & Bros' Basque Burnt Cheesecake is a mouthwatering take on the Spanish dessert specialty. Mimi & Bros customers are in for a sweet treat when they take their moms out on a date on Mother's Day. On May 7 and 8, Mimi & Bros are giving its patrons a free Basque Burnt Cheesecake for their Mother's Day celebrations. With a minimum purchase of P1,200, customers who dine at Mimi & Bros or choose the delivery option may avail of a sweet treat in the form of Mimi & Bros' famous Basque Burnt Cheesecake.

Burnt Basque Cheesecake

Burnt Basque Cheesecake

Brownie's Unlimited. Their classic, regular-sized brownies in various flavors have always been a crowd favorite among Filipino Families. It comes in four delectable flavors: Strawberry Sherbet, Caramel Pecan, Cookies and Cream and Ultimate Fudge. Get all flavors in a Premium Sampler Box of 4 for P280. One can also choose to “Pick Your Favorites” and build a customized PYF Premium Box of 2 or 3 starting at P150 to give to mom or PYF Premium Box of 4 or 5 to give gift that can be shared by friends or family.

Brownies Unlimited's Cookies and Cream

Brownies Unlimited’s Cookies and Cream

New World Makati Hotel. New World Makati Hotel's Jasmine restaurant has a limited offer. On Mother's Day, the all-you-can-eat feast is priced at P2,250 with unlimited soda, iced tea, or chilled juices. Until the end of May, the venue offers a Book and Buy promo with a limited-time rate of P1,488 per person. Prepayment is required to confirm the reservation.

For moms who love afternoon tea, guests can have her relish the refreshing and fruity medleys of The Lounge. Afternoon tea is at P1,500 nett and is good for two persons and paired with two rounds of coffee or tea. It is available daily from 2 p.m. to 6p.m. for the month of May.

Honeybon Cake. Honeybon is launching a new cake for moms. Honeybon's Pistachio Nougat Cake has multiple layers of subtly sweet and crispy-on-the-outside-and-chewy-inside meringue with nougat and crushed pistachios in between two layers of classic vanilla chiffon cake. The cake is then covered with vanilla whipped cream dotter with crushed pistachios. The entire cake is then crowned with even more crushed pistachios for a delightful finish. The new Pistachio Nougat Cake will be available just in time to celebrate Mother's Day

Hangout with Mom

Shangri-La Plaza. Shangri-La Plaza is celebrating all moms not only on Mother's Day but for the entire month of May with a series of good-for-mom activities that'll allow her to take a breather and feel all the love! Spoil her tons at the Pamper Mom Beauty Fair. Head over to the Grand Atrium until May 7 to catch the Pamper Mom Beauty Fair that presents the latest wellness and beauty trends. Lastly, let Side A serenade mom on Mother's Day. Make mom feel loved by letting her get serenaded by iconic Filipino pop band Side A at the Grand Atrium on May 8, 6 p.m.

OPM Band Side A will serenade moms on Mother's Day

OPM Band Side A will serenade moms on Mother’s Day

Alabang Town Center. Alabang Town Center is making sure families can create more delightful memories with mom. Flowers have been proven to provide solace and elevate moods and the only thing better than a bouquet is a shower of flowers. Let mom find joy in experiencing ATC's iconic helicopter flower shower at 4 p.m. on May 8 at the Town Plaza.

Sharing experiences can foster stronger bonds. Stamp mom-and-child handprints on the community wall, which can be found at the Madrigal Bridgeway on May 8.

Lastly, pour a cup of tea, park it among fellow moms, and prepare to sit a spell. Let mom enjoy a hot brew and unwind—while the kids are at play—anytime from May 8 to 15 at the Activity Center.

Alabang Town Center's Helicopter Flower Drop at the Town Plaza

Alabang Town Center’s Helicopter Flower Drop at the Town Plaza

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