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The Best Gift Ideas for Mother's Day!
07 May 2018IDEASBY SweetEscape

International Mother's Day is just around the corner! Have you been busy finishing up last-minute chores at work that you forget to think of any gift ideas for your mother? Fret not! We have plenty of ideas that should give you a much-needed inspiration in the nick of time for your Mother's Day gift. Wanna know more? Check them out below!

For Working Moms

It's Time For Holiday

If your mother spends her days pursuing her passion at work, then she deserves a break for just a few days to let her hair down and kick back a little! In that case, a getaway is definitely called for. Find out which spot or destination she has been itching to visit then sneak out and get a return ticket and an all-inclusive trip as your Mother's Day gift. We are certain she will squeal in joy and return from the getaway all fresh and rejuvenated.

Queen For A Day

Your mother is not the travelling kind? You can make sure she gets her time out and gets to relax by getting her a head-to-toe pampering at her favorite spa, or the best spa in town you know! Harumi Sudrajat says that the best way to make sure your mom is spoiled on Mother's Day is by giving her undivided attention and pampering. And better yet, you can join her too and have a relaxing mother-daughter experience unlike any other!

by Aldo for SweetEscape in Bali

For Stay-At-Home Moms

Release The Tension

She cooks, she cleans, she washes day in and day out - of course she must be tired. Get your mom off duty this Mother's Day and give her a good massage to help her relax for a couple of hours. Can't do it yourself? You can always give her a massage voucher at the recommended wellness center you know will guarantee her to come out of it restored and tranquil. In the meantime, you can do the cooking, cleaning and washing at home!

Restful Weekend

Want a gift idea for your stay-at-home mom that takes it up a notch? This Mother's Day, make sure you prepare her breakfast, lunch and dinner the way she usually does any other days, wash all the dirty clothes and dishes and wipe all the dusty furniture. In other words, take over the house and make sure she gets all the rest she needs! Or else, give her a weekend trip to that special place she will never forget. The perfect Mother's Day gift is one that ensures a lasting memory!

by Mizuki for SweetEscape in Tokyo

For New Moms

Sleeping Beauty For A Day

As a new mom, sleeping becomes a luxury. Moms wake up in the middle of the night to fix a bottle of milk for their baby or to calm the baby down when he or she stats crying and shrieking for no apparent reason. So what's a good husband or daughter to do? Give her more time to sleep and take care of the baby for her! Wanna make it fun? Hand her a handwritten voucher that says "Night Shift Off" so she can get her beauty sleep at night for the first time in a while.

No Time Like Me Time

New moms don't get to take care of themselves like she used to since now it's all about the new baby. So for this Mother's Day, make sure that she gets to have a full day entirely to herself. Go out with the rest of the family so she can slack away at home eating junk food and catching up on her favourite TV series, or let her go out and shop until she drops!

by Aldo for SweetEscape in Bali

For Grandma

Keep It Simple and Sweet

Let's not forget your mom's mom too this Mother's Day! If you're running out of ideas on what to present as a gift for your grandma, just keep it simple and sweet and give her a bouquet of her favourite flowers. Can't go wrong with that! Alternately, you can encourage her to take up a new hobby. Emily Jaury suggests giving your grandma a calligraphy kit due to its the therapeutic and of course creative nature. Who says you can't stay creative at an old age?

by Yunika for SweetEscape in New York

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7 Things To Do Before 2019 Ends
03 Dec 2019IDEASBY SweetEscape

SweetEscape is an on demand photography platform. Tired of hearing the overused new year, new me slogan from your circle of friends and acquaintances? Believe it or not... we are too! It's great and all in the sense that people would like to change within the new year (hopefully) for the better. But think about it, why wait for the new year to improve yourself as a person? At least, SweetEscape would like to (if we may) propose that improving, re-vamping and enhancing yourselves shouldn't be a yearly thing - if anything, it should be an everyday thing! "What? Are you serious?" You're probably asking. Life is short, escapists, and it's definitely too short to not make any changes in our lives so that we better ourselves for others as well. With that said, here are 5 things that you could do before the year finally ends:

by Bruna for SweetEscape in New York
by Bruna for SweetEscape in New York

1. Give Your Home/Personal Space A Fresh New Appeal - Declutter Your Life

As humans, we don't stop growing throughout our lifetime. The things we enjoyed doing when we were younger may differ from the things we now enjoy, and that's because we don't get any younger. Perhaps you adored your toy/figurine collection when you were in your teens, and was your number 1 prized collection in your entire room. Or maybe, you were the type to hang posters of your favorite bands and role models on the walls of your room, much like that of a late 80's or early 90's teen bedroom. Surely you've gone a long way from there, and if you haven't transformed your room that much... now is the perfect time to do so! Rearrange your furniture, or maybe even Feng shui it up - it won't hurt! You'll feel a thousand times better in a freshly organized room.

by Tina for SweetEscape in Rovaniemi
by Tina for SweetEscape in Rovaniemi

2. Get Rid of Old/Worn Out Clothes - New Wardrobe Time!

A whole year is a long time, 365 days long to be exact. When the same clothes are worn repetitively even over a period of 1 year, they can still become over-worn if worn too often. It's now time for you to, if not get a whole entire new wardrobe, re-vamp your closet and outfits. Do your clothes still fit properly? Are they still wearable in the times ahead? Can you still see yourself wearing your current outfits? If you answered no to all or most of them, then chances are that you need to toss them in the bin and purchase new ones. For future reference, go shopping for clothes that are more durable and timeless - that way, you wouldn't need to re-vamp your closet too often (hopefully). If your closet is mostly filled with bright and youthful colors, then try to balance it out by adding more neutral colors to your collection of items.

by Freddie for SweetEscape in Melbourne
by Freddie for SweetEscape in Melbourne

3. Throw Out Items From The Past - Time To Move On

Have a careful look of your belongings, and recall whether were personally purchased or given by a certain person in the past. Perhaps you were in a committed relationship that just didn't last, and that's totally fine! People grow together while some just grow apart instead. In the case that you still have those belongings from your previous partner, or simply any item that brings back memories of your time together - let those items go and head on to a new chapter of your life. It could also be items that remind you of a certain time way back when, and perhaps you were a lot happier then than you are now. Having those items could really make you stuck in the past and eventually hinder you from moving forward. You wouldn't want that, would you? SweetEscape believes in you!

by Albert for SweetEscape in Kyoto
by Albert for SweetEscape in Kyoto

4. Give Thanks, Share With Those In Need

One of the most important things people tend to forget, is to pause for a moment and reflect upon what they have received in life. Often times we would forget about the things we have in life, and even the little things that matter are often missed. We don't blame you, life can get really tough at times... and during those times it's especially hard to sit back and be thankful for perhaps anything. Clear your mind and start from the smaller things. Do you have a roof over your head? Put aside the fact that your toilet is often clogged, or that your wooden floor is not the kind of wood that you prefer. Be thankful that you actually have a home - be thankful you aren't homeless! Do you have access to enough food and water on a daily basis? Then that's another simple thing to be thankful about. Remember, start with the little things. You'll be surprised as to how fortunate you are compared to many lives out there.

by Zhanna for SweetEscape in Zermatt
by Zhanna for SweetEscape in Zermatt

5. Review Your Failures, Learn From Them

For as long as we're living on this planet, we will be making human errors - and it's inevitable. Mistakes aren't bad because you're expected to make them to be able to grow as a person. The more mistakes you made, the more you learn to avoid repeating the same mistakes again. If you have siblings, you probably have memories of their toddler days. Babies are curious beings, and chances are that you and your siblings were as well. Perhaps your parents told your kid sibling to not touch fire, but as expected, they did anyway. What happened next? Your sibling screamed in shock and pain, and your parents would give them the "I told you so" reaction. After this incident, we would like to believe that your sibling never repeated that same mistake again.

by Alina for SweetEscape in Paris
by Alina for SweetEscape in Paris

6. Take A Solo Trip Somewhere

Growing up is hard, we'll give you that. But adult-ing is even harder! Think about it, first it's the school, then your first job, afterwards fall in love with your special someone, but you forgot to learn about taxes, then you'd have to learn about taxes, and don't forget the bills - electricity, water, and your groceries. We're not even half way done listing all of the adult-ing activities, but you generally get the idea. Since adults live such stressful lives, it's necessary for them to relieve from stress, de-stress and escape from the usual burden-some routine. Not to mention, adult lives seem to attract so much nuisance and irritating people almost on a day-to-day basis. For you and yourself alone, you should remember to take some time for yourself. In this case, we suggest for you to take a solo trip somewhere nice and serene where you can be free of all of your worldly problems for just a little while. It'll help you refresh your mood before the end of the year and beginning of a new year.

by Bruna for SweetEscape in New York
by Bruna for SweetEscape in New York

7. Release/Let Go of Negative Feelings, Grudges And Resentments

Last but not least (pay very close attention to this one) is you should release all feelings of anger, grudges and resentment towards anyone who have wronged you. It ain't easy, we know! But the thing is, having all of those pent up negative emotions are far from good for your mind, body and soul. You might not realize it now, but you'll slowly start to see how everything unravels as you prolong those feelings within you. If you'd like to let go of those negative feelings, try activities such as yoga and mediation. They're highly beneficial for your well being. If that happens to not be your cup of tea, then you could start a journal of all the things you feel. Trace it back, and find out why you feel those things. Once through, ask yourself, "Is all of this anger worth my time and energy?". Chances are, the person whom you have pent up emotions towards have long forgotten about their bad deeds to you, so why waste your time? They too, will get their taste of life later on. Life is short, don't waste it on negativity!

by Yunika for SweetEscape in New York
by Yunika for SweetEscape in New York

Doing something special before the year ends? Whether it’s a little solo trip somewhere beautiful, or as simple as spending some time with those in need, book a session with SweetEscape to capture those memories for you. SweetEscape connects you to thousands of local professional photographers in more than 500 cities around the world, so you can capture every moment and get beautiful photos directly to your devices in just 48 hours after your session. This holiday season, capture more with SweetEscape's JINGLE DEALS, where you can get sessions starting as low as USD 50! Download our app, book your session today and let's #MakeLifeMemorable!