Last-Minute Sweet Gifts for Mother’s Day

Just realized that Mother’s Day is tomorrow and you don’t have anything to gift your mom with? There’s no need to panic. Even if you are meeting her for lunch, there’s time to hit the mall for a quick shopping trip. In fact, we’ve got a few sweet suggestions—and we’re serious about the “sweet” part. Scroll down to learn what they are!

At the Mall

We’ve got a few suggestions for easy buys at the mall. Scroll down for options from Villa del Conte stores and Marks & Spencer Food stores.

 

Villa del Conte

Choose from a wide range of luxurious chocolate treats from Villa del Conte, like praline balls, praline sticks, and chocolate bars. Villa del Conte stores can be found at Greenbelt 5, Century City Mall, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Resorts World, Alabang Town Center, and Robinson’s Magnolia.

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Marks & Spencer

Whether you’re going for biscuits or chocolate, M&S has got you covered. Scroll down for their recommended Mother’s Day gifts, which come in boxes so pretty, you won’t even have to wrap them up.

A Luxury Assortment of Chocolates, P1150 Assorted milk, dark & white chocolates with delicious filling

A Luxury Assortment of Chocolates, P1,150
Assorted milk, dark & white chocolates with delicious filling

A Luxury Assortment of Chocolates (with Thank You Ribbon), P1,150  Assorted milk, dark & white chocolates with delicious filling

A Luxury Assortment of Chocolates (with Thank You Ribbon), P1,150
Assorted milk, dark & white chocolates with delicious filling

The Honey Collection, P1,295 An elegant assortment of chocolates flavoured with specially selected honeys

The Honey Collection, P1,295
An elegant assortment of chocolates flavoured with specially selected honeys

Shortbread Selection, P550 All-butter shortbread selection of strawberries & cream, burnt sugar and lemon & lime

Shortbread Selection, P550
All-butter shortbread selection of strawberries & cream, burnt sugar and lemon & lime

A Selection of Sweet Treats, P1,150 Milk chocolate coated honeycomb, white chocolate covered strawberries & milk chocolate discs

A Selection of Sweet Treats, P1,150
Milk chocolate coated honeycomb, white chocolate covered strawberries & milk chocolate discs

Pink Marc de Champagne Truffles, P595 Milk chocolate marc de champagne flavoured truffles dusted with freeze-dried strawberries

Pink Marc de Champagne Truffles, P595
Milk chocolate marc de champagne flavoured truffles dusted with freeze-dried strawberries

Luxury Fudge Selection, P695 each Cornish clotted cream fudge and ginger fudge made with Australian ginger pieces

Luxury Fudge Selection, P695 each
Cornish clotted cream fudge and ginger fudge made with Australian ginger pieces

Dark Chocolate Coated Orangettes, P595 Candied orange peel smothered in luxurious dark chocolate

Dark Chocolate Coated Orangettes, P595
Candied orange peel smothered in luxurious dark chocolate

Peppermint Creams, P395 Dark chocolates with a peppermint flavoured fondant centre

Peppermint Creams, P395
Dark chocolates with a peppermint flavoured fondant centre

Petticoat Tails Shortbread Tin, P795 All-butter Scottish petticoat tail shortbread biscuits

Petticoat Tails Shortbread Tin, P795
All-butter Scottish petticoat tail shortbread biscuits

 

At the Grocery Store

No malls near you? No problem! We’ve listed some of our top grocery store picks!

 

Valor Chocolates

This Spanish chocolate brand has been around for over a century, and it’s still going strong. If your mom has issues with blood sugar, this is the top choice for you because their sugar-free and no-added-sugar chocolate options are just as decadent and delicious as the sugared kind. This means your mom gets all the oomph and none of the diabetes danger! These chocolates are available in most supermarkets nationwide.

Photo by Lablascovegmenu via Flickr Creative Commons (CC by 2.0)

Photo by Lablascovegmenu via Flickr Creative Commons (CC by 2.0)

 

Ferrero Rocher

These gold-wrapped nuggets of chocolatey hazelnut goodness are a pretty safe bet when it comes to gifting chocolate. We’re sure you’ve probably tried and loved these yourself. Rather than getting the standard brick-like box of eight pieces, go all-out with the square or heart-shaped gift boxes of these babies, available just about all supermarkets nationwide.

Photo by Zoha Nve via Flickr Creative Commons (CC by 2.0)

Photo by Zoha Nve via Flickr Creative Commons (CC by 2.0)

 

Guylian

Is your mom a fan of these Belgian chocolate seashells? There’re absolutely delicious and definitely make for a pretty-looking present, so why not? While these aren’t as widely available as the two chocolate brands we’ve listed above, that makes them all the more special, right? We’ve spotted these in SM Hypermarket and some Rustan’s Supermarket branches.

Photo by Debbie Tingzon via Flickr Creative Commons (CC by 2.0)

Photo by Debbie Tingzon via Flickr Creative Commons (CC by 2.0)

 

At Home: DIY It!

Of course, there’s no need to rush out if you’ve got some skills in the kitchen and a well-stocked pantry. Even if you aren’t that well-stocked, you can head on over to the nearest supermarket or grocery store and pick up the supplies you need for these treats, which can be made without taking too much time or trouble!

 

Cupcake Bouquet

No flowers? No gift? Why not combine the two with this edible “bouquet” of cupcakes?

 

Assorted Cake Pops

Not really a baker? These cake pops are made with store bought mixes, and if you’ve got kids in the house, they’d probably have a great time helping you decorating the cake pops. Your mom will love the fact that making these became an bonding activity for the whole family!

 

1-Minute Mug Cakes

Don’t have an oven? Don’t sweat it! These microwavable mug cakes are easy-peasy and so, so pretty! If you’re having a Mother’s Day brunch, lunch or merienda at home, make a whole batch for the whole family, with a special one for Mom!

 

Still not ready for Mother’s Day? Well, now you’ve got no excuses!

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