HONG KONG IS Asia's mall city and many have special promotions for this special day.
From Friday to May 8, a $200 gift voucher for Clinique or Crabtree & Evelyn products can be redeemed for every $4,000 or more spent in a day. You will also be entitled to free wine tasting at Remy Fine Wines.
Various shops are offering perks to mothers.
Crabtree & Evelyn is offering Sonoma Valley Eau de Toilette (60ml) at the special price of $195 (originally $265). Momento will give a 20 per cent discount to any mother who visits with one or more children (May 6 to 9).
Piaget is giving away a gift with purchases of selected items, while Swank will do the same for any net purchase of $3,000 or more. Versace is offering a discount of 20 per cent on selected handbags.
Hysan Avenue (Lee Gardens, Lee Gardens Two, Lee Theatre Plaza, Leighton Centre, Hennessy Centre, One Hysan Avenue, AIA Plaza, 111Leighton Road, Sunning Plaza)
Get a carnation from Anterra Florist by buying products worth $500 at Hysan Avenue from May 1 to 8. Spend $3,000 and your mother gets to choose from a choice of treats, including a Swedish aromatic back massage (worth $350) or basic manicure (worth $200) from Oasis Spa, a cell shock eye zone lifting complex (10ml, worth $513) from Swiss Line, and a wash and blow-dry from Toni & Guy.
Alternatively, claim discount vouchers from Nail Nail, Phillip Wain or Qi Shiseido Esthetics. Squina and Beautrium are offering special discounts.
If you have a baby brother or sister, your $3,000 purchase can get your mother and your young sibling into a Mom & Child cooking workshop at Towngas Cooking Centre. They can learn how to make Middle Eastern pita bread with grilled chicken.
A donation of $50 or more to the Hong Kong Cancer Fund on May 7 or 8 gets your mother and a child into a cake-making workshop. The result serves as the most personalised of Mother's Day gifts.
Head down to KidX zone on the ground floor for some action. On the big day, a group of mothers who either have three children, come from big families or have the same birthdays as their children will gather on stage to share their experiences in a competition.
A day is not enough. Cityplaza Ice Palace celebrates 'Mother's Month', offering mums free ice-skating with their kids throughout May. On Mother's Day, the rink will take requests for songs you would like to dedicate to your mum.
Celebrate Mother's Day at this Causeway Bay shopping mecca while doing something charitable by donating $20 to the Community Chest of Hong Kong from May 4 to 8 in the open piazza planter area. If you make a donation on May 7 or 8, an ambassador will help you take a Polaroid in front of the carnations.
Spend $500 or more at one of the shops (on a single receipt) between May 5 and 8 and your child will get a DIY kit for making plastic carnations, calla lilies or roses, while stocks lasts.
Two hundred mothers and children will gather with placards in the open piazza on the afternoon of Mother's Day to form a giant-heart picture measuring 12 square metres. Fourteen restaurants in the Food Forum will offer Mother's Day menus. Call 2118 8900.