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Monday, May 5, 2014

Gift Guide: 5 Mother's Day Ideas



With Mother's Day just under a week away, it's time to make sure that you show your love and appreciation for that special lady- or if you are the special lady, it's time to pass on some hints. ;)

Whether it's some pampering, a piece of jewellery, or a handmade gift from the heart, we've got a few suggestions from some local Vancouver companies to help you- or those giving to you!- find the perfect gift to show some Motherly love. 

1. Pampered Mama
Who doesn't love a little pampering? A massage? Facial? Mani pedi? Give Mom some well deserved TLC with a trip to the spa for some R&R. Or better yet, have the spa come to her! There are a variety of spas on the go that set up and bring the service wherever you want. Check out Ultimate Mobile Spa for a great Vancouver- based option. Spoil Mom with their Ultimate Relaxation Package (includes a manicure, pedicure, and choice of 30 minute massage or mini facial) for $100 or enjoy a Mother- Daughter Pampering Package (includes a manicure & pedicure each) for $120. Because what Mom doesn't deserve a little TLC?

2. Relaxed Mama
Sometimes the simplest pleasures are the most appreciated when you're a busy Mom. A cup of tea- that's still hot!- is sometimes all it takes to help melt stress away. Why not give a gift that will bring her enjoyment for months to come? Tea Sparrow is a monthly tea subscription service that sends assorted premium teas right to your door. Each tea box includes a black tea, a green tea, a roobios tea, and a herbal tea and shipping is included. Choose from a one month treat for $25, 3 months for $22/ month or  send Mom love for 6 months for $20/ month. Perfect for the tea enthusiast- or for the Mom who's hard to buy for. (For more info about Tea Sparrow, check out our feature post on them & their website). Click here & enter password teas to receive 60% the first month when you sign up for a subscription.

3. Blinged Mama
I don't know a Mom- or any lady for that matter- who doesn't love jewellery. Avoid the mass produced items on display at the mall and select a unique piece that's as special as the lady receiving it. Find some refreshing pieces in gold and silver tones by JQ Vancouver; these designs are the perfect balance between classic & contemporary. And if you ask nicely, owner Chelsey Andrews will even create a custom piece for you. For some great jewellery tips, check out our post with JQ Vancouver. Purchase on the JQ Vancouver Etsy page. Enter promo code Mom20 to receive 20% off your purchases through the month of May!

4. Trendy Mama
If the Mom you're buying for is a lover of clothes, why not add to her apparel collection? Make your gift one that she'll bring out as her go- to favourite and think of you when she wears it. A great Vancouver line is Lomolicious (Chinese for yummy mummy!) with it's versatile designs that combine comfort and style. The designers use real Mom models for their clothes, which they hope will become stylish wardrobe staples along side the LBD. I love their asymmetric off the shoulder jersey tops and linen jersey wrap shawl capes. All pieces are designed & created locally and made in limited quantities, so if you see something you like, make sure you snap it up before it's gone. Exclusive for TPB readers: Enter promo code 1HAPPYMOM to receive 20% off your purchase!

5. DIY Mama
If it's a handmade gift you're after, why not create something to be enjoyed every day or a project you can do together? Whether it's a DIY hanging basket for the gardening enthusiast, or a refinished piece of furniture for the thrift store bargain hunter, add your personal touch with an OAK (One of A Kind) present. Part of the gift can be finding the perfect project, working on it together, and enjoying the finished product; or simply giving Mom something you took the time to make just for her will mean so much. I don't think you can ever go wrong with something heartfelt & handmade.

I hope you find your Mom something as special as she is- and if you're Mom looking for some hints, I hope these gift ideas give you some suggestions! Have a WONDERFUL, well- deserved Mother's Day! A big thank you to the above businesses for providing some Motherly love to TPB readers!

oxox TPB

Image Sources:
Ultimate Mobile Spa; Katherine Petrunia; The Pampered Baby; JQ Vancouver; Lomolicious; Katherine Petrunia, The Pampered Baby

May posts sponsored by Noah's Ark Hypnotherapy