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Mother’s Day for Thais is just around the corner, but some of you might still be stuck on the gift. Shopping for mum is always a little tougher—usually because they so often insist they don’t want anything but your company. But when it comes to mother, you want to pick out something that’s pretty, sentimental and pampering—above all, you want something that shows how much you care. Here's  a list of gift ideas for the chic mums who’ve shaped us into who we are today, and for whom we won’t settle for anything less than the best.

The Pretty Route: Jewellery From Tilda

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If your mum loves diamonds, she’ll love these. Luxury jeweller Tilda, known for intricate pieces meticulously crafted from the finest of diamonds, has released a special mother’s day collection, designed to express the bond shared between mother and child through designs that are both timelessly sophisticated and full of meaningful symbolism. Each piece in the collection boasts eight delicate diamonds—a number that symbolizes infinite love as well as wealth in Chinese culture. All pieces see the diamonds ornamented in an elegant, circular form—an allusion to the warm embraces shared between mother and child. Shop at tanachira.co.th.

The Practical Route: Watches From Franck Muller

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For mums who love to accessorise but also enjoy functionality, a timepiece from Franck Muller’s line of ladies watches is an ideal choice. Go for the latest Vanguard Lady Moon Phase with its pastel hues and feminine design or opt for the Vanguard Lady as a bold and sporty alternative. Both offer an elegant approach to accessorising and are perfect for occasion, from glamorous parties to every-day use. Shop at franckmuller.com.

The Pampering Route: Spa Treatment at Intercontinental Pattaya Resort

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Since you’re planning on celebrating mum, why not go all out and take her on a beach getaway? Book a stay for both of you at Intercontinental Pattaya Resort and take her out of Bangkok for a spell of vitamin sea and serenity. To make your trip even better, Intercontinental Pattaya Resort is offering a Mother’s Day special package: a 30% discount on all spa treatments over 90 minutes long, as well as the option of an Aromatic Rice Milk Foot Bath treatment especially curated to help mum relax. The package is available only from August 10 to 15, 2018 so book now by calling 0-3825-9888 or through  pattaya.intercontinental.com.

The Day-Plan Route: Mother’s Day Indulgence at The St Regis Bangkok

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Show mum how much she means to you by taking her out for a full day of luxurious indulgence with fancy brunch, lunch and afternoon tea at The St. Regis Bangkok. Start with brunch at VIU on the 12th floor from 12:30pm till 3:30pm, where you and mum can enjoy an opulent buffet spread of local and international delicacies. Available on this Sunday, August 12 only, 4,950++ baht gives you the buffet along with free flow Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut. Alternatively, book The Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea at The Drawing Room & The St. Regis Bar from 2pm till 5pm, where you can even unleash a bit of playful creativity and make some DIY cupcakes together. This package is available till the end of the month. For more information or to book, call 0-2207-7777 or visit stregisbangkok.com.

The Home-Sweet-Home Route: Peyote Poem Candle from Byredo

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Earthy, nuanced with that enticing hint of mystery, the Byredo’s Peyote Poem candle is the way to go if you’re looking for an addition to your mum’s home sweet home. Expect a blend of soft tonka beans, accentuated by the fragrance of clove buds and a tint of spiciness from juniper berries. A scent that reminds you of moss and newly cut grass, Peyote Poem is at once nostalgic and filled with hopeful promises, an ideal reflection of what your mother means to you. byredo.eu

The Fragrant Route: Edition 04 Orchard Eau De Parfum From Goop Fragrance

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If your mum is into fragrant products, you might even consider going all the way and getting her a new perfume. For a more unique yet still luxuriously pampering option, Goop’s line of fragrances created with Gwyneth Paltrow offers beautifully sophisticated and nuanced scents while avoiding toxins and damaging chemicals typically found in perfumes. Edition 04 Orchard is reminiscent of warm summer afternoons, with refreshing fruity vibes like apricot and apple. Shop at goop.com.

 (See also:5 Thailand Tatler Mother-Daughter Duos)