Gift ideas for Mom!


Looking for the perfect gift to commemorate Mother’s Day can be challenging especially when she insists on just receiving hugs and kisses, but thoughtful gifts to remind how special she is still go a long way. Here are some gift ideas that you can find around the islands.

Sweets for mom
Jhen’s Sweet Corner in Dandan across Joeten knows how to treat mothers right, as owner and baker Jennifer Ortiz is a mother herself. Woo mom with delicious assorted macarons placed inside a cute box for only $15. Aside from macarons, choose from an array of desserts like cupcakes that come in salted caramel, vanilla bean, chocolate and lemon flavors, cookies, brownies, and their specialty cakes—cashew sans rival, red velvet, tiramisu, and Oreo cheesecake. For orders, call (670)286-2733 or look them up on Facebook and Instagram @Jhensweetcorner

Doll her up
Woman essentials, from bath, beauty, accessories, and more, are available at Kiki’s Boutique on Middle Road. Select from a variety of choices that will make mom smile. From left, Bath and Body Works sanitizer spray for only $8.90, Victoria’s Secret Lotion perfume for only $23.90, Bath and Body Works hand soap for only $9.90, Top Five Lipstick set for only $24.95, Mason Jar Tumbler for only $19.90, or a gold chain necklace with a “mommy” pendant for only $ 11.90. For inquiries, call (670) 235-6254 or look them up on Facebook and Instagram @kiki’s

Make a toast!
Raise a toast to the best woman in your life with champagne from R&J Wine and Liquor along Beach Road in Garapan. Take advantage of their Mother’s Day promo of 10-15% off on selected drinks, including champagne from Spain, France, and Italy. For inquiries, call (670) 233-9469 or look them up on Facebook: R&J Wine and Liquor or Instagram: @r_jsaipan

Pamper her from head to toe
“Relaxation” and “pampering” are mom’s favorite words and Natural Nail Spa on Middle Road has the perfect packages. The “Queen For A Day” package includes a body scrub, 60-minute body massage, anti-aging or detox facial, classic spa manicure and pedicure—all for only $130. The “Mom’s Retreat” package includes anti-aging or detox facial, gel manicure, charcoal detox, and pedicure with foot scrub—all for only $100. The “Mom’s Escape” package includes hair spa with blow dry and pedicure with a 30-minute foot massage for only $80. “Mom & Me” includes classic facials, gel manicure, and classic spa pedicure for only $120 (priced for two). For inquiries, call (670) 233-6245

Mommy ‘me’ time
Treat mom to “me” time to catch up on her reading, crossword puzzle, a chat with your aunt or her best friend. Java Joe’s in Dandan offers gift certificates in paper worth $5 or plastic cards that start at $10. A coffee and snack treat for mom is guaranteed one of the best decisions of your life. For inquires, call (670) 235 5098 or email:

Help mom get organized
They say moms carry their whole house in their bag. Help her get cute and stylish while doing it with wallets, hand bags, and shoulder bags that are available from $15 to $40 at Star Sands Plaza I Love Saipan on Beach Road in Garapan. For inquiries, call (670) 233-3535 or visit their website:

Say ‘Coffee is on me, mom!’
Let mom think of you every time she takes a sip of her coffee by giving her fresh Marianas Coffee whole beans. A pack is below $15 that will last for days. Every day, mom is guaranteed to have a fresh cup of brew whether at home or office. Available at I Love Saipan and ABC Store outlets.

For the love of mom and food!
Schedule a lovely date with mom over salad and pasta at Surf Club in Chalan Kanoa while enjoying the cool ocean breeze. Enjoy their special Mother’s Day dishes that include chicken Caesar salad and seafood pasta in tomato cream sauce that comes with a glass of wine for only $32.95. Promo runs from May 2 to 8. For inquiries, call (670)235-1122 or visit their Facebook page: SurfClubSaipan and Instagram @surfclubsaipanrestuarant

A little nostalgia for a special lady
Have a “tale as old as time” date with mom at the historic Marianas Lighthouse on Navy Hill. Enjoy a variety of Korean, Japanese, Chamorro, and Filipino dishes carefully prepared by their in-house chef while enjoying the beautiful view of the west side of the island. They also offer Mother’s Day gift certificates for $50 and $100. For inquiries, call (670) 322-3353.

Make mom bloom some more
Flowers represent beauty, the colors of life and freshness and that is how moms wants to be remembered at all times. Get them the blooms at New Paradise Flower Shop on Middle Road. For Mother’s Day, they have ready-made flower arrangements and you can also make your own. For inquiries, call (670) 233-9875.

Bea Cabrera | Correspondent
Bea Cabrera, who holds a law degree, also has a bachelor's degree in mass communications. She has been exposed to multiple aspects of mass media, doing sales, marketing, copywriting, and photography.

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