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PureDKNY A Drop of Verbena (P3,500/50ml, Rustan’s)
This clean, fresh scent is perfect for hot, summer days. She’ll like it’s the hint of citrus with a light, floral undertone. And you’ll enjoy it when you don’t feel lightheaded and dizzy from her usual strong floral perfume. But don’t tell her that. Instead, point out how it’s made from 100 percent recyclable glass and the cap is made of 100 percent recyclable high quality aluminum. So cool!
Vera Wang Lovestruck Eau de Parfum (P4,098/1.7 oz/50 ml, Rustan’s)
A modern romantic’s fragrance, the scent is light and floral, and will appeal to a woman’s youthful, feminine side. It comes in a pretty, pink bottle with flowers on the cap so that'll save you from having to get her flowers. She’d never guess you had such good taste in perfume.
Revlon’s ColorStay 16Hour Eyeshadow Quad (P795, department stores) and Crème Gel Eyeliner (P795, department stores)
What woman doesn't like makeup? What dude doesn't hate bathroom counter mess? Solve your problem and make her happy by giving her a sleek eyeshadow palette in the prettiest of colors. Top it off with a matching gel eyeliner, and tell her both are supposed to last all day. Ain't it the happiest of mothers day?
Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm (P920, Rustan’s)
Speaking of makeup, how about getting her a lipstick and a lip balm in a cute, chubby stick? This Clinique, erm, contraption, gives mouthwatering moisture and sheer, soft color with a hint of shine. With her vast collection of lipstick, how could you NOT notice she loved lip color?
The Body Shop’s Olive Oil Dry Oil Mist (P795, The Body Shop)
If you could read her mind, you’d know that she’d love this light oil, which she can spray onto dry skin. It’s non-greasy, is easily absorbed, and smells refreshing. It’s also handy to tote around, and will give her skin an instant healthy sheen. When she thanks you for your thoughtfulness, don’t mention how you stalked her for a month to find out what she needed.
Olay Regenerist Wrinkle Relaxing Cream (P1,499, SM Department stores)
Tell your mom it was your wife who helped you pick out her gift (or vice versa). And that you heard that this is the latest in anti-aging innovation, combining B3 complex and Biopeptides for long-term wrinkle-relief, while micro-fillers plump skin to reduce the appearance of wrinkles instantly. “Although you don’t look like you need it at all, mom/babe,” you say.
The Body Shop’s Almond Hand & Nail Butter (P650/100ml, The Body Shop)
Surprise your wife, or mother by giving her a hand and nail butter. WOT?! Yes, just do it. You'll surprise her at how much you know...things. She can dip into every time she wants to soften palms, fingers, and nails. Don’t be surprised when she drags you with her for a maniped the next time she gets one. Ah, women.
Scarf. (P350 katrebrand.com.) If you can't be bothered with makeup and stuff, then get her the next best thing: accessories. You can't go wrong with a scarf. It's very useful and hey! Women love how it can add oomph to her outfit.
A carry-all bag. (P1950, katrebrand.com) Notice what a blackhole women's bags sometimes become. Don't ask what's in there, just get her a fashionable tote that can hold everything. She'll love you for it.
A leather bag! (P4,500 katrebrand.com) Especially for working executive mothers, strong-willed ladies, and or mothers you''ve just had a fight with and about to make peace with, a red leather bag like the one pictured above is always a good thing. It's attention-grabbing, it's malakas-ang-dating, and hey, it's smart. Show her you know her style, or surprise her at your style.
A dress. (P2,500 katrebrand.com) Take our word for it: You can't go wrong with gifting women with dresses. The dress pictured above is better suited to your wife rather than your mother, though. This wrap-around black number should make her feel sexy. Untying the ribbon after your mother's day date is a gift for yourself.