Ah yes, Mother’s Day. A day filled wth brunch, flowers, and pampering mom.
I actually won’t be in town this year for Mother’s Day, but as always, I will still be getting my mom a gift this year. Instead of just guessing what she would like (a mall gift card is always a good idea in her books), she usually just tells my brother and I what she wants every year.
If you are stumped on what to get your mom this Mother’s Day, I have a few awesome ideas that I’m sure your mum will love.
Okay, so this one is obvious and basic, but forget the usual grocery store bouquet and try out an online flower shop like Callia Flowers.
Available here in Winnipeg, as well as Calgary, Edmonton, and Greater Vancouver, this online flower retailer makes shopping for florals super easy. Just log on, choose one of their four set bouquets (which gets changes out every four to six weeks), fill out the card details, and voila! A farm-fresh, hand-tied bouquet will get delivered to your mom (or whomever you want to send flowers to), all thanks to the touch of a button (plus they have a 100 per cent Happiness Guarantee, meaning that if you are unhappy with your bouquet then they will replace it).
Each bouquet (standard size ones retail for C$49, mini bouquets for C$19, and deluxe size for C$69) comes in their signature turquoise Callia box, which also includes a card of your choosing, plant food, and more. Some of the flowers actually come closed so they last for weeks. If you want to go above and beyond for mom, you could even sign her up for their subscription service, which is a set fee for multiple months of delivery (at a reduced rate per month).
Callia did reach out to me to talk about their services, however, I have actually ordered from them in the past and each recipient who got the flowers absolutely loved them. I like how it’s a set fee (rather than a marked-up holiday price), and you can pick the day you want the bouquet delivered (so for instance, take care of your Mother’s Day gift today by selecting May 13 as the delivery date, and boom, you’re done!). If your recipient isn’t home they can also leave it with a neighbour with a note on your door saying it’s next door. I’m sure your mom will be rushing over there to grab them as soon as she gets home from brunch ;).
I think it’s safe to say that a lot of moms have mature skin.
My mom is constantly bugging me for anti-aging creams and serum, so skincare is always a good gift idea for really any holiday. Since I’m pushing 30, I’ve actually been incorporating a lot of anti-aging skincare items in my routine and one that I think mom will love is the Lierac Lift Integral line, in particular the Superactivated Lift Serum.
This anti-aging firming serum (C$105) contains two natural biopolymers for a tightening and lifting effect. It also contains lifting active ingredients, including mahogany extract and purple tulip extract coupled with the anti-aging Hyalu-3 concentrate. Use this after you cleanse and tone your face and before your nightly moisturizer for maximum benefits.
I was actually going to gift this to my mom for Mother’s Day, but then I started incorporating it into my routine alongside my Estee Lauder serums and have been loving how this makes my skin look and feel (don’t worry, I give a ton of skincare to my mom throughout the year). It is pricey, but serums typically are more money than a moisturizer, and a little goes a long way. Lierac also has a number of items as part of this line, including daytime and nighttime creams, a mask, and a eye lift serum.
This one is a given. I mean, what mom wouldn’t like a new fragrance?
When it comes to scents, usually memories are attached to certain perfumes, but if you want to get your mom something a little different and create new memories then there are so many new perfumes to choose from. My top pick? Chloe Nomade.
Chloe Eau de Parfum has been a favourite of mine for years now, so I knew I would fall in love instantly with Chloe Nomade, and so will your mom! This one is a little more floral than the original Chloe, with keynotes of oak moss, freesia, and mirabelle liquor. It’s floral, but not as floral as Gucci Bloom. I would classify it as more woodsy than flowers. It’s definitely a powerful scent, but soft enough that it’s not overpowering. It’s one of those fragrances that mom will be able to smell on her all day and instantly cheer up her mood. Heck, she’ll probably think of you while she wears it, and since it’s such a beautiful aroma, you’ll probably sneak a few spritzes of it as well when she’s not looking.
Scent aside, the bottle is inspired by the brand’s famous Drew handbag, complete with suede tassels. This clear bottle with rose elixir will look wonderful on mom’s vanity. You can find it at Sephora, Shopper’s Beauty Boutiques, or Hudson’s Bay for C$122 (50ml) or C$154 (75ml).
Aside from flowers, skincare, and perfumes, other great gifts of course include something DIY, a new purse, or a day at the spa. Honestly though, I’m sure mom will love whatever you get her.
What are you getting your mom for Mother’s Day?
Please note, products courtesy of PR. All opinions are my own.
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