Mother’s Day gift ideas to light up her day

1 April 2019

Mums don’t often get the recognition they deserve. They feed us, clothe us and love us unconditionally — and they do it all without expecting anything in return. If you want to make sure your mum knows she’s the light of your life, match the type of mother she is — the Trendsetter, the Techie, the Fashionista or the Fitness Buff — and find a unique Mother’s Day gift to truly light up her day.

The Trendsetter

Always looking for ways to add the latest piece of décor to her home, the Trendsetter simply wants to make her house a home — provided it’s both in style and her style. The Trendsetter scours social media, posting her own favourite pieces (and selfies, of course!), bookmarking her must-haves, and following social media influencers to find out what’s on trend.

Make her day by giving her the gift of instant ambiance: the White and Colour Ambiance Starter kit allows her to tap into 16 million colours and thousands of shades of white light, giving her the ability to adjust her home’s décor with just the tap of a button. And with plenty of lighting fixtures to choose from, she’ll have enough content to fill her Pinterest board for years to come.

Colour-lit house pathway

Tip: If she’s already got her Philips Hue smart lighting system set up, give her a few Hue Outdoor lights- pedestals, outdoor lightstrip, spotlights and more. These stylish and weatherproof outdoor lights are perfect for bringing her outdoor space to life this spring season.

The Techie

These mums defy the “parents just don’t understand” mentality and often take their love of technology beyond the typical tech lover’s latest model phone or super-fast computer; they’re fascinated by more unique gadgets, especially when they make home life more streamlined.

Hue Play bars placed next to TV

The White and Colour Starter kit perfectly complements the Techie’s love of home automation and the latest trends in all things smart. This Mother’s Day gift gives her smart lights that do what she wants, when she wants — all with the touch of a button in the Hue app — and the freedom to place smart bulbs in any fixture in her home.

Tip: Tech-loving mums are always up-to-date on the latest trends in tech, meaning she may already have the White and Colour Starter kit. If she does, the Hue Play — which she can place around a TV or computer monitor to level up her media experience — makes the perfect addition to her Hue collection.

The Fashionista

This mum loves all things sleek, swanky and high fashion, and her love for gorgeous design goes far beyond clothing and spreads to all the corners of her home. The Fashionista is always aware of the latest trends while keeping the classics in mind.

Woman in front of a bathroom mirror

Instead of trying to live up to her high-fashion taste, give her the opportunity to dress her home in beautiful warm to cool light with the Hue White Ambiance Starter kit. With Philips Hue, she can have the ideal lighting as she chooses her outfit, does her makeup and gets ready for a night on the town.

Tip: Mirror, mirror on the wall: what’s the best Mother’s Day gift of them all? The award-winning Adore mirror, of course! Give her the vanity of every woman's dreams, with a wide ring of warm to cool light that illuminates her face and a modern design that enhances her home in the even the most unexpected places.

The Fitness Buff

Staying in shape is an important part of this mum’s life. A healthy lifestyle is second nature, whether she’s on a run, whipping up a homemade meal for the whole family, or finding her zen with a yoga session at home.

Woman meditating on a yoga mat

The White Ambiance Starter kit provides the ideal light for any part of her workout routine, whether she’s getting ready, mid-sweat or cooling down. Shavasana.

Tip: She needs light that can keep up with her, making the Hue Go the perfect companion for her fast-paced lifestyle. She can set this portable lamp to the Energise light recipe to amp herself up the morning of her next 5k run or use the Relax setting to wind down after her evening workout.

*When a bulb displays "Up to" a certain number of lumens in its specifications, it displays the maximum lumen output of the bulb. It shows how bright the bulb can get at 2700 K (White bulbs) or 4000 K (White ambiance or White and colour ambiance bulbs). Learn more about brightness