When it comes to Mother’s Day some of us get stressed out about how to give mom some recognition. Yes, it’s only one day…but so is your birthday (unless you’re like my mom and claims she has two birthdays)….so enjoy!
While I’m totally happy with the artwork that the little one brings home from school or the drawing my older son does on his spare time — and of course, the attempt at making breakfast (which I inevitably have to clean up), I know that sometimes there’s a little something extra too…
So for all those out there who WANT to do something extra here are some ideas that may help out (just print this out and leave it on the counter for hints) …
FOR THE STYLISH & THE CONSCIOUS
From one mamma to another. This wonderful line of jewellery is gaining in popularity not only in looks but also because the pieces are made by mamma artisans in Kenya. The anchor bracelet symbol is for strength and it’s empowering. I have it myself and I feel a connection knowing that this piece is made in a village that enables the women to contribute financially to their families and communities in which they live.
Anchor Bracelet $29.99
FOR THE SWEET TOOTH
A limited-edition designer box with a beautiful selection of Purdy’s chocolates makes a super presentation. This Canadian chocolatier opened its first shop in 1907 on Robson Street in Vancouver. Ahem..notice there are some missing…yeah, I couldn’t wait.
Special Edition Mother’s Day Peacock Box $19.95
Available in store or online at www.purdys.com
FOR THE PERSONAL TOUCH
This Toronto based company makes simply stunning personalized stamped jewellery and will please any mom (or grandma, aunt). Citrus Sterling Silver pieces can be customized to include names of kids or words of inspiration. Then complete the look with a few add on like gems or other trinkets if you wish. I know a few moms that have these and cherish them. BTW, they also have men’s cufflinks that can ben customized – just in case you’re planning ahead for Father’s Day.
Prices start around $49.00.
Order online at www.citrussilver.com
FOR THE NAIL ART OBSESSED
Getting creative with your mani’s has it every mainstream nail parlour in the city. But who always has the time to sit in a salon? I’ve discovered Sally Hansen’s line of Complete Salon Manicure that boosts 7 magnificent qualities: Base Coat, Strengthener, Growth Treatment, High-Intensity Colour, Top Coat, Chip Resistance, and Gel Shine.
I’ve been scooping up colours and glittery ones too. You can easily put together your own mani kit for mom! And she can do her own blinged out accent nail.
The Complete Salon Manicure Collection has 49 shades to choose from. Price $8.95 each. Available at major drug stores, grocery stores and other retailers across Canada.
FOR THE QUEEN
Moms love their PANDORA bracelets! And what’s not to love? It’s easy enough for kids to pick out charms cause there are hundreds of them! And the price points range anywhere from $35 and up. Check out their latest releases including the Cherry Blossom (my favourite now, hint hint!) But Pandora isn’t just just charms. They also have a nice line of jewellery worth checking out.
FOR ALL THE FACETIME
Introduce mom to the very popular skincare line PHILOSOPHY because you she’s beautiful. We know moms sometimes often put themselves last on the “take care” list so this is a thoughtful idea. There are many products to choose from and each product includes an uplifting message!
FOR THE STYLISH VEGAN
NELLA BELLA London BagThis is one of the most versatile, multi-functional, stylish and eco friendly bag around. It’s literally two messenger bags in one! Suitable for any lifestyle and great for travel and work. take the small handbag out for dinner and the full size for everything else. Pair it together for a great look too! It’s by far a best seller for this vegan, all Canadian designer bag. Of course, you don’t have to be a vegan to enjoy this incredible line! I’m starting a healthy collection myself!
The Nella Bella London Bag $125 Cdn. and comes in a variety of colours and materials
Their delivery time is speedy too!
To order or to find out where it’s sold visit www.nella-bella.com
FOR THE SCENT-SATIONAL!
EUPHORIA by Calvin Klein is one of the best selling fragrances with its addictive oriental scent that contrasts exotic fruits, seductive florals. It’s sensual and sexy. Calvin Klein describes EUPHORIA as “a journey without limits. Inspired by a new found freedom, it’s about living one’s dream.” Some of the celebrities who wear this scent include Courtney Cox, Giuliana Rancic, Rashida Joaes, and Maria Menounos. Prices start at $69 EDT 50 mL but also check out their skin collection including the bath and shower creme $44 (200 mL).
I’ve recently been introduced to the new BALENCIAGA fragrance L’EAU ROSE. This is the third scent by this iconic French Couture house. Balenciaga’s base ingredient is violet but with L’EAU ROSE , it is complimented with the crisp and subtle freshness from blackberry and rose. It’s light hearted with underlying notes of patchouli, cedar and cypress. It’s really a gorgeous scent and worth checking out. Prices $98 (50 mL), $128 (75 mL)
FOR THE CHIC & URBAN
If you love the unexpected then drop hints here at KAVUT for some great pieces to add to your jewellery collection. The name of the company derives from the protective armor Japanese warriors use to wear. KAVUT represents several international designers like Eddie Borgo, Alexandra Margnat and Ina Beissner that are not your usual mass marketed brands but sought after by stylists and fashion lovers around the world.
The styles are fierce yet timeless in many ways. Subtle attention to the edgy is very empowering.
Shown here is Eddie Borgo’s Cone Bracelet in gold.
I’m still totally into the Body Blitz Spa if you’re looking for something a little different to do. This water-therapies spa is very relaxing. I’ve gone several times and for that 2 or 3 hour of blissful time alone -it’s heaven. You can read my review here at http://www.urbanmoms.ca/the_cultured_pearl/2012/11/taking-the-plunge.html
If you can escape for a few hours during a weekday by yourself, with your mom, or mommy friends, it will be time well spent. Body Blitz Spa has two locations in Toronto.
Now, tell me what gifts have you received for Mother’s Day in the past?