Giving with pleasure

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 04 May, 2003, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 04 May, 2003, 12:00am

Give mums do-it-yourself pampering treats in the way of luxurious lotions.

Floris London has been making perfumes for more than 270 years, and has added other products to its range over the decades. China Rose Moisturising Bath and Shower Gel (HK$260) and Lily of the Valley moisturising hand lotion (HK$260) are a couple of products suited to mums.

Alternatively, eco-friendly mothers might like mineral-based skincare products from Osea, available at Lane Crawford stores.

If you have cash to flash, pick up a Links of London silver photograph frame and slip in a smart picture of yourself.

The expensive price tag (HK$2,485 to HK$4,005) can be explained in part by the black and white mother-of-pearl decoration. Less pricey is a silver-plated atomiser small enough to pop into a handbag (HK$340).

The perfect shopping companion (apart from your daughter) is a bag to put the goodies in.

Charriol's blue and raspberry Girly Graphic canvas bags make a perfect Mother's Day gift.

Variations include a bowling bag, tote and city bags; there is also a selection of cosmetic pouches and money bags.

If it is blemish-free skin that mum wants, give her Nature's White Beauty.

The Italian brand promises a 50 per cent reduction of colour variation on hyper-pigmented skin after 60 days of treatment. As the name suggests, the ingredients are sourced from nature and include cucumber water, strawberry tree and hibiscus flower.

Products include a toner (HK$270), a skin-whitening emulsion (HK$320), skin-whitening cream (HK$450) and skin-whitening mask (HK$350).

Give mother a really luxurious treat by checking her in at the Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong.

One night in a deluxe room (upgraded to a harbour view) will cost HK$1,388 plus service, and includes breakfast for two, a ladies' bath for mum, and either high tea for two or a complimentary dinner at The Cafe. Call 2877 6666 for reservations.

To mark its 75th birthday, The Peninsula has heaped up the Mother's Day treats. Plan an overnight stay, courtesy of the 'three Peninsula wishes' package.

You may choose three wishes from a list of eight (think dining options, room upgrades and complimentary nights in sister hotels). The package is valid from December 1 to 11 (for holders of Hong Kong ID cards), and costs HK$2,175 for one night.

Add HK$775 for a second night. Call 2315 3112 for reservations.

The hotel is also offering spa, fly-and-dine (helicopter thrill) packages, and dining options. Call 2920 2888 for details.