Text: AutoIndustriya.com Team / Photos: | posted May 09, 2014 19:38
Gift ideas for moms who drive
If you're anything like us, you probably haven't bought a nice present for your mother for this Sunday (May 11) which, unless you've been living under a rock, is Mother's Day.
So, here are a few, nice, driving-related gift ideas that you can get for the first woman in your life to make her day – or any other day for that matter – that much more special.
1. MAKE NIGHT DRIVING EASIER WITH TAGAI DRIVING EYEWEAR
Driving at night requires good road visibility to ensure safety. More often than not, women tend to be blinded by the bright headlights of oncoming cars while driving. Thanks to TAGAI Eyewear's new Nocturnal Lenses® (Night lenses), those kind of nights are over for our motoring moms.
The Nocturnal Lenses® on the TAGAI Alpha were developed from a special material that produces higher contrast to give a clearer vision at night manufactured by the world's renowned eyewear professionals Paris Miki Inc., Japan. The lenses also suppress glare from the headlights of oncoming cars at night; the glare gradually adjusts depending on the darkness of the road ahead - making your travel safer and more comfortable. The TAGAI Alpha is surely a perfect gift for motoring moms with these frame choices: Tortoise, Black Matte, Black & Yellow and Blue & Black.
WHY IT'S GREAT FOR MOM: It's a unique and stylish pair of eyewear co-developed with a Formula One driver, and it makes night driving a more pleasurable experience for her.
2. GET HER A HUAWEI MOBILE WIFI
Many of us feel naked when we forget to wear our watch. But nowadays, many of us feel the same way when we can't seem to find a WiFi hotspot.
Well, with Huawei's line of Mobile Wifi devices, you'll never need to ask your favorite coffee shop for its WiFi password again.
Utilizing a 3G SIM card (also LTE-compatible), the Huawei E5372 connects to your service provider and, just as quickly, you're able to go online. Being a stand-alone device, the E5372 provides mobile Internet for up to 10 devices – whether on the road, on vacation or on business – for up to six hours straight before needing to be charged.
WHY IT'S GREAT FOR MOM: Mom is online. Kids are online. Dad is online. Everybody wins.
For more information, log on to www.huawei.com
3. A NIGHT AT THE LIGHTHOUSE MARINA RESORT
Who doesn't love a night's stay at a great hotel?
For several years now, the Lighthouse Marina Resort has been a beacon of light for those who desire a premium, relaxing experience without having to venture out too far from Metro Manila.
Situated at the Baywalk area of the Subic Bay Freeport Zone, the Lighthouse Marina Resort is a premium boutique hotel with 34 luxurious suite rooms. Named after the lighthouse they erected on the site, the resort also has the Sands Al Fresco restaurant next to the pool for some fine dining, as well as the 720-degree London Music bar inside the lighthouse for a relaxing night.
And if that's not enough, there's also the entertainment of Subic on offer, as well as tax-free shopping at any of the duty-free superstores within the freeport zone.
WHY IT'S GREAT FOR MOM: Sun. Sand. Suites. And it's just a 2-3 hour drive from Metro Manila.
For more information, log on to www.lighthousesubic.com or call (047)252-5000.
4. SPRUCE UP HER CAR'S CUPHOLDER WITH THE MILI WORLD CUP CHARGER
The modern Mom carries all sorts of gadgets with her, like a cell phone, a music player and a tablet, to keep her and the kids entertained. But when all these devices run out of juice on the road, things could get messy, especially since most USB car chargers only have one port.
Help her avert a matriarchal crisis by getting your Mom the MiLi World Cup Charger. It is essentially a multi-charger that is shaped like a cup, which can be put into the car's cupholder and serves as a safe place to charge small devices.
The World Cup can charge up to four devices with a Micro USB input, two USB ports in the cup and a USB port on the cup's charging plug (which is powered by the cigarette lighter socket). It can charge tablets, cell phones and other portable devices, and is also compatible with Apple products.
In addition, the World Cup has a rubberized slot where you can slide your device in horizontally. And if the cup isn't charging anything, it makes for a great storage area since it's made of durable plastic.
WHY IT'S GREAT FOR MOM: It's handy, it cute, it's colorful and it can charge four gadgets at the same time. No more fighting over who gets to charge first.
For more information, visit http://www.miliphil.com or call at 0917-5754812.
5. DRIVE HER TO SOMEWHERE UNFORGETTABLE – VIAJE DEL SOL or TANAY
Everyone seems to go to Tagaytay for a nice lunch. But if you desire a bit more adventure, then perhaps you can take the Viaje Del Sol route for a true experience.
The Viaje Del Sol, or 'Way of the Sun,' is a route that stretches from Alaminos to Lucena, detailing many stops along the way. On this route, you will find little hidden culinary gems like Kusina Salud, Ugu Bigyan's, Kinabuhayan Cafe.
If you wish to spend more time on the route, you can also stay at places like the Casa San Pablo bed-and-breakfast or even head on over to Villa Escudero for a historical tour.
WHY IT'S GREAT FOR MOM: It's different from the usual Tagaytay day trip and it gives her plenty of stories to tell her friends when you get back.
Now, for those who want to have a picnic, you can head up to the cooler temperatures of the Sierra Madre Resort in Tanay, Rizal.
The resort/retreat offers exquisitely green and picturesque vistas of the Sierra Madre Mountain Range. The location is ideal for daytrips and lunches, and families can even bring picnic baskets as the resort has a viewdeck with a picnic area.
Getting there is easy. From Manila, just take Marcos Highway and keep heading east. The scenery changes along the way. And if you've got a sweet handling car, you'll certainly have a lot of fun.
Just don't drive too hard to make Mom queasy or toss the food around in your trunk.
WHY IT'S GREAT FOR MOM: It's easy and cheap to do, and perfect if you desire a little peace, quiet and cooler temperatures.
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