Posted on December 03 2020
For this festive season, we've rounded up the top gift options for both dads and mums - as well as delivery options for friends and family. This Christmas, give the parents in your life these amazing gift options, including skincare and baby essentials.
Even though large-scale family and friend gatherings are not in the cards this year, you can still share the joy of Christmas by getting them some gifts. In the first installment of this gift giving guide, we recommend some options for mums and dads that include skincare, baby essentials, and a few that the whole family can enjoy.
Skin Inc Joy Gift Set
Tired mums can instantly rejuvenate their skin with the Skin Inc’s Serum Glow Filter and the Pure UV Protect+.
Give the mums in your life the perfect selfie filter in real life with the Skin Inc Joy Gift Set ($79). Comprising the Serum Glow Filter, the world’s first skincare makeup is made with rare gold hibiscus extract and the top two best selling serums, niacinamide and hyaluronic acid. Additionally, the gift set also includes Pure UV Protect+, a multi-tasking CC cream that works as a makeup base, sunscreen (SPF 30 PA++), moisturiser and anti-aging cream. This helps to airbrush the skin to perfection in a single application.
Skin Inc Sparkle in a Flash Bundle
Give your mum friends the gift of a quick facial from Skin Inc, using the Tri-Light combining coloured LED Chromotherapy and Sonic Technology.
Alternatively, get the Skin Inc’s Signature Sparkle in a Flash Bundle ($408). Included in this bundle is the Pure Revival Peel, Vitamin B3+, Pure Deepsea Hydrating Mask and Optimiser Voyage Trilight. The first is a non-abrasive peel that clears away dead surface skin for bright, renewed skin. It helps the skin to absorb nutrients from their other skincare products, and is great for all skin types.
Meanwhile, mix the Vitamin B3+ serum with two other serums to address multiple skin concerns perfectly tailored to your skin needs. This helps reduce the appearance of dark spots, even out skin tone and strengthen the skin’s barrier for long-lasting hydration without feeling sticky. Thirdly, the pure deepsea, sleep-in hydrating mask contains nutrient-rich Okinawa deep sea water, soya bean extracts and hyaluronic acid. Finally, the award-winning fuss-free home-spa Tri-Light combines coloured LED Chromotherapy and Sonic Technology for multiple skin concerns in just 10 minutes.
My Beginnings Baby Book
Let mums chronicle their journeys into motherhood, starting with their pregnancies and their babies’ first year.
Great for mums expecting a baby in 2021, or new mums who have just given birth, My Beginnings Baby Book ($120), a collaboration between Bynd Artisan, Dr Ann Tan and founder of Motherswork Sharon Wong, lets them chronicle important milestones. Such milestones include her pregnancy journey and baby’s arrival and subsequent milestones in his/her first year.
These books also come with activity pages, charts for tracking growth, plenty of space for pictures and handwritten notes. Also included are two handbooks - What to Expect When You Are Pregnant and What to Buy & When to Buy. These were penned by Dr Ann Tan and Sharon Wong respectively. Personalise the gift with your recipient’s name in your chosen font and colour - this will take a week to process. Learn more about this Baby Book here. Complement this with a Mini Photo Frame ($30).
For mums who plan to breastfeed or exclusively pump, give them the gift of Hegen’s Double Electric Breast Pump or Express Store Feed Starter Kit.
The essential gift for expecting mums, the Hegen PCTO™ Express Store Feed Starter Kit ($175) features four feeding bottles. Of these, there are two 150ml bottles with slow flow teats, and the other two 240ml with medium flow teats. Also included in the kit are four Hegen breast milk storage lids, seals and a manual breast pump module.
Attach the breast pump to express into the bottles, then change the lid to the airtight storage container with storage lid. Either store this in a chiller or a storage bag, or reheat to the desired temperature - no matter what there won’t be any milk wastage. Next, the elliptical-shaped, off-centre silicone teat replicates a mother’s breast. Hence your baby can be fed in a natural upright position, that reduces the risk of milk backflow causing mid-ear complications.
Another option is the Hegen PCTO™ Double Electric Breast Pump ($450) that also includes the 150ml Breast Milk Storage Containers and Lids, as well as the seals. The powered breast pump can be used as a single or double breast pump to express or store breast milk directly in the storage containers. It’s also the world’s first relaxation breast pump that has a unique kneading massage feature, with a gentle cupping and kneading sensation. This releases tension from breast engorgement and stimulates milk supply.
The new black neoprene Inter-Mix backpack is lightweight, machine washable and has insulating properties.
The Petunia Pickle Bottom Work & Play Backpack ($239) is a great gift for working mothers. Features include a water-resistant interior and exterior, pockets, padded shoulder straps, changing station and laptop sleeve. Hence, mums can pack the bag with all their essentials for work, travel or a day out with the family.
Otherwise, the Petunia Pickle Bottom Inter-Mix Backpack Black Neoprene ($129) has a spacious interior with three pockets, two exterior side bottle pockets and two front open pockets. At the zippered, padded compartment in the back of the bag, it can hold items for changing diapers or a laptop. With a wide-zip-around opening, mums can easily access their contents. Other features include a removable, washable baby changing pad, a wipes case, 100 per cent authentic leather and trim. Pair these with Inter-Mix system accessories and attach the Valet Stroller Clips to strollers.
Dads too can match their children or spouses with these family tees designed by Le Petit Society.
Let dad join in on the matchy fun with the Le Petit Society Papa or Adult Rainbow Tees ($42 and $46 respectively). Made of 95 per cent cotton and 5 per cent spandex, proud dads can wear these on their own, or complete the whole family’s outfit. Matching items include Mama Tee in White/Gold or Navy ($42), the Mini Kids Tee in White/Gold, Navy Tank and Sleeveless Romper and Short Sleeved Romper in White ($32 to $34).
Another option is the Adult Rainbow tee, which is unisex and can be paired with the Adult Ladies’ Rainbow Crop Tee in Dark Navy or White ($46 each) and the Baby Rainbow Romper ($36 each).
For the Chef
Dads and their little ones over three years old can cook together with this parent-child kit from Danielle Peita Graham.
Give aspiring chefs the gift of Danielle Peita Graham Kitchen Essentials and Cookbook ($119). Great for both parents and children, each Kitchen Essential kit features a Parent and Child Knife Set, so your child can develop the necessary knife skills. In particular, the little chef knife has round tips to prevent punctures and a comfortable handle. For adults, the Japanese-style Santoku with German high quality, stainless steel blades.
Other items include the kitchen scissors, a chef’s cloth bag to store the knives and scissors, as well as On the Table at Home recipe book. This book features a variety of Asian and European-style dishes, with more than 70 recipes from Danielle Graham’s childhood favourites. Pair this with an apron ($32.90 for adults), which is made with oil and dirt-resistant heavyweight canvas and is easy to clean. Additionally, the kangaroo tool pockets are large enough for a cell phone, small tablet or accessories.
Memoire Package for Family Photoshoot
The Memoire Package for Family photoshoot features three sessions for pregnant mums, newborns and 100 day celebrations.
Another gift idea for dads is a Memoire Package for Family photoshoot ($750) by Love by Wander. The package will include three photo sessions, for pregnant mums, newborns from four to six weeks old and 100 days, and the photography by Michelle or Kenny. Each session will be an hour long, and 40 photos will be chosen by the client and edited for each session. The final edited photos will be given a Google drive link within a month.
The unisex Foreo Luna Mini 3 uses long silicone touchpoints to clean and help the skin glow.
For spa-level cleansing, even for dads, give them the Foreo Luna Mini 3 Facial Massager & Cleanser ($235) in Midnight black. In just 30 seconds, the device uses long silicone touchpoints and powerful T-Sonic™ cleansing to clean and help the skin glow. Additionally, they can pair this with the FOREO For You app, so they can easily find the device. This unisex device works for both dads and mums, and once connected to the app, they can apply cleanser and press the universal button. Gliding the LUNA Mini 3 over the face in circular motions until the timer shuts off, and then rinse the device, pat the face dry and continue with the skincare routine.
Transport your little ones in the latest Bugaboo Bee 6, suitable for newborns in bassinets up to a maximum weight of 22kg.
Perfect for dads to bring their little ones around, the latest Bugaboo Bee 6 ($1,249 to $1,349) has large, almost 18cm puncture-proof wheels, one-hand fold and integrated self-stand. It offers lightweight city comfort, storage, and easy lifting, great for navigating through city streets, getting in and out of public transportation or taxi. Suitable from birth with the bassinet (350 to $580) or the Bugaboo baby cocoon, the seat adjusts to the upright position. Also, it includes a safety harness, a sun canopy design and rotating bar.
Alternatively, give the Babyzen YOYO2 6+ ($809 to $859), which has a new reinforced frame, independent suspensions on each wheel, and a handlebar in faux leather. This folds and unfolds easily, can be worn over the shoulder and can be fit anywhere. With the YOYO 0+ Newborn Pack ($319), the stroller is suitable for newborns up to 22kg and can last for several generations.
The Hugpapa Dial-Fit hip seat allows for quick adjustments with a few turns of the dial.
For dads with children from three to 36 months, give them the Hugpapa Dial-Fit 3-in-1 Hip Seat Baby Carrier ($299). With the world’s first micro-adjustment sizing baby carrier, this functions as a hip seat, hip seat carrier and baby carrier. Infants can sit in six different positions, facing inwards in the hip seat, hip seat carrier, and baby carrier, outward in the same configurations or a back carry in the baby carrier. Moreover, the Dial-Fit, powered by the BOA Closure System, allows dads - and other caregivers - to adjust the fit with just a few turns of the dial.
Similar to a traditional hiking pack, the Phil & Teds Parade Carrier ($149) can carry sitting infants up to 18kg. Folding flat, dads can carry these on a plane and are lightweight at 2.1kg. When folded flat, this lightweight (2.1kg) carrier can be brought on the plane. Its padded shoulders, hip belt, ventilated and molded back panel keeps you cool when carrying your little one. The detachable mini pack also allows kids to carry their own gear, while toy loops keep your little ones entertained.
Delivering Your Gifts to Your Loved Ones
Can’t meet your loved ones for the Christmas party this year due to COVID-19 restrictions? Send these gifts directly to their addresses, and request for gift wrap in the special instructions. These will be wrapped with Motherswork’s wrapping paper and sent to your recipients.
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Credits: Mel Poole, makchic, Stephany.bessone, Jerilyn Moon, hugpapa_official