Is it just us or did Mother’s Day creep up faster this year than others? If you’ve found yourself empty-handed, here are some reliable last-minute gift ideas that your mom will love. Card not included.
A Little Stress Relief From Aveda
Raising you was no walk in the park, so repay Mom back with some stress relief from Aveda on Mother’s Day. With the same signature, spa-like Aveda scent we love, the brand offers their Stress-Fix line designed to soothe the mind and body that birthed you. This means the Stress-Fix body lotion ($32.50 CAD); Stress-Fix concentrate ($25.50 CAD), a rollerball scent that offers the Stress-fix aroma in a potent essential oil blend Stress-Fix soaking salts; sugar and mineral-rich bath crystals that soften skin and help mom stay centered ($46.00 CAD); and Stress-Fix body cream, an all-over moisturizer that lavishes protects skin for a full 24 hours ($60 CAD). Of course, the home spa experience is complete with the Aveda Shampure soy wax candle, a perfect complement to the Stress-Fix line. Aveda products are available across the country at Aveda retailers.
Fresh From the Magazines: Jessica Jensen Handbags
Because a woman can never have enough handbags, and because Jessica Jensen’s luxurious line of handbags won’t break the bank, her purses are the answer for the fashion-loving mom this Mother’s Day. As she may not buy it herself, opt for the colourful assortment of the celebrity favourite Envelope Clutch ($198.00 CAD) for the mom who still likes to dress up and hit the town for dinners and events (and she may even let you borrow it). For the mom on the go, a safe bet is the staple Cumberland Carryall Set ($198.00 CAD), which includes a versatile, high quality nylon bag and matching wristlet. Jessica Jensen bags are carried in upscale boutiques across the country.
Better Than Teaching Her Instragram: A Professional Photo Session
For a meaningful gift (that you don’t have to venture far from home to obtain), surprise your mom with a portrait package from your favourite local photographer. This way you can simply write a cute little card with a link to the website, or, if she lives out of town, replace the card with a sweet email. If you go the card route and a new family portrait is what you had in mind, a nice touch is to include an old family picture from back in the day and suggest the need for an upgrade. If your family isn’t what it once was, a photo session with your mom’s beloved pet is sure to win you the golden child status.
Some Swarovski Bling
Sparkly Swarovski crystals are synonymous with special occasions. Or a special lady – like mom. They are also something she wouldn’t likely buy herself. Our top picks? The Swarovski Spiral Ring (CAD $200.00) offers a unique, multi-layered silhouette, is embellished with clear crystal pave, and is complete with Swarovski’s eye-catching sparkle. For even more sparkle, the Slake Rose Bracelet features a variety of crystal colours on nude Alcantara, can be adjusted using the two snap buttons on the closure and is less expensive than you would think (CAD $80.00). We also love the simple and feminine Arrive Pierced Earrings. The oval-shaped crystal earrings are perfect for everyday wear, so mom doesn’t have to wait for that special occasion (CAD $65.00) if she doesn’t want to. All items are available for purchase in Swarovski boutiques across Canada.
Those Beloved Hudson’s Bay Stripes
Moms (at least the ones we know) love the iconic Hudson’s Bay Company Collection of everything from their famous Point Blanket collection (perfect for the cottage) to umbrellas ($25-$35.00 CAD), t-shirts and casual day bags that could come in handy for those days in the park or at the beach. Now that she finally got a smartphone, they even have cases for them. Your local Hudson’s Bay shouldn’t be too difficult to find either.
Art delivered to her door
For the art-loving mom who has everything, Canadian company Papirmass offers a cool and affordable monthly art subscription, which includes a print with art on the front and writing on the back. To keep things exciting, the format and style vary from month-to-month, meaning that over the course of a year you might receive graffiti-inspired portraits, landscapes, illustrations, collages as far as the art goes, along with short stories, essays, graphic novel excerpts and poems. Subscriptions to Papirmass are one year long and include 12 art prints. Now that’s definitely something your siblings won’t have thought about.
Of course, expressing your gratitude for Mom can also be as simple as cutting her lawn, helping her plant her garden, showing off your new culinary skills with a fancy brunch or dinner or simply enjoying one another’s company. At very least, though, don’t forget to call or email!
#LYNL | (Live Your Notable Life)
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