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Stretching out Mother’s Day to a full month

THE WORK of a mother never ends, so why should pampering and taking care of oneself stop after Mother’s Day? Rustan’s is stretching out the celebration by holding a month-long Mom and Baby Fair from May 5 until June 6, as part of its “Moms in Full Bloom” campaign.

One of the events is a workshop on Modern Sleep for Newborn Babies, conducted by Love to Dream at Rustan’s Shangri-La on May 15, 2 p.m. Learn about routines, rhythms, and other solutions to allow tiny tots to get the best snooze for their development.

For other kiddie needs, Rustan’s is offering discounts on children’s items: 10% off on Carter’s, Baby Care, Beaba, Bebe Chic, Spiffles, Tiny Buds, and more kiddie brands. Every weekend from May to June, one can score 10% off on all items from TafToys and 10% off selected items from Crayola, Melissa & Doug, and Best Way. One can have an additional 15% to 30% off on items from Enfant, Mamaway, Swaddle Designs, Aprica, and Pigeon, among others. For baby essentials, some picks from Chicco, Lilymoms, Okie Dog, Cradle, Cycles, and other brands can be had for up to 50% off.

As for exclusives for mothers, luxury brands from all over the world are up for grabs. One can earn five times more frequent shopper program points (FSP) on their Rustan’s cards with every purchase from Bugatti, Lladro, Swarovski, Ralph Lauren, and other home accents from May 5 to 15. Moms can revel in the scents and other self-care essentials from Acca Kappa, L’Occitane, and Diptyque. For a minimum purchase of P7,500 of Acca Kappa products, Beauty Addict members will receive a travel-size Sakura Tokyo Bath & Shower Gel (50 ml), mini oval brush, and a White Beauty pouch. For brands like MAC, Clinique, Anastasia, and Bobby Brown, discounts and free samples are available throughout the fair.

A free gift awaits mothers who like to dress up in Criselda Lontok, Lady Rustan, Lotus, and Luna clothing. Shoppers can expect a free gift for a minimum single-receipt purchase worth P5,000 from these brands from May 13 to 15.

Finally, mothers and their children can sign up for a virtual playdate with Oxo Tot on June 4, 3:30 p.m., via Zoom, ideal for ages one to four years old. To register, purchase an OXO Tot Play Date Kit (P800) and sign up at https://tinyurl.com/oxototplaydate. Get a special rate of P500/child for any purchase of OXO Tot products at Rustan’s branches and website. Slots are limited and registration closes once the slots are filled, and keep proof of purchase for validation. — JLG