A day of treats - from breakfast in bed to a dinner date with the family

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 27 April, 2005, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 27 April, 2005, 12:00am

Sandeep Sekhri, restaurateur

My son Aaron, 12, and my daughter Shevaun, eight, always make sure they have a surprise for my wife and they almost compete as to who's going to make her feel really special on Mother's Day. We all go out for a family lunch or dinner on Mother's Day as well. I guess it's about making my wife feel special.

Therese Necio-Ortega, JW Marriott's communications director

The most ideal gift for me would be to receive a picnic basket prepared by my daughter and a surprise boat trip to see Hong Kong's idyllic countryside. In the evening we could have chocolate dessert (homemade) with a 'secret letter' tucked inside the cake from my daughter. For my mother, it would be to surprise her with Chinese Peking duck delivered to her home in New York.

Benjamin Lau, G.O.D. managing director

I've always believed in Mother's Day as it was a special occasion in our family. My brother and I would wake up early to make breakfast in bed for mum. It was a fun thing to do and a little something to show some respect and love to her. As we grew up, we would take our mum out for a lunch or a dinner. My mum's in Sydney now so I won't be able to spend the day with her, but I will definitely call her and wish her happy Mother's Day!