Welp, Mother’s Day is around the corner and it’s going to be a weird one for a lot of families this year. We’ll make it work though because isn’t that precisely what we Mother’s do? As a person that usually keeps it pretty low-key I’m not super bummed but I know a lot of people will be. We’ll make brunch together and now that it actually feels like Spring, I’ll probably drink coffee on the back porch and read magazines. It is what you make of it after all.
If you’re looking to send a gift to your mom this year, online shopping is the only way to go right now and now, maybe more than ever, it’s so important to support local businesses, so here are some ideas to get you started!
Something They Want
*Manitoba based company Pure Anada is one of my favourite places to get make-up made with natural ingredients. Their palettes are highly pigmented, and come in gorgeous recyclable/reusable packaging. This Mother’s Day set has a variety of pallets to choose from so that you can pick the perfect one for your Mama! (Pure Anada Mother’s Day Glam Gift Set)
Something They Need
*Ontario based company Grosche is making great products for an even greater cause. Every sale allows them to donate to local Canadian charities as well as their own Safe Water Project that helps bring safe drinking water to communities across the world. Their Dublin Stainless Steel French Press is a great gift fro coffee loving Mama’s because you get great flavour from using a French Press but it actually keeps your coffee hot for when you’re ready for your second cup! (GROSCHE Dublin Stainless Steel Double Wall French Press at Well.ca)
Something To Wear
*Vancouver based company Smash+Tess is quickly becoming a Canadian household name by combining fun, ease, and comfort in their line of grown-up sized rompers. If you’re getting your Mom clothes this Mother’s Day you might as well get them something they can be comfy at home in! (Smash+Tess Monday Romper at Well.ca)
Something To Read
*Although Kobo has since been brought under the umbrella of Japanese company, Rakuten, it started as and is still based in Toronto. With an easy to use app, an excellent platform, and a collaboration with Canadian bookstore Indigo, Kobo offers great ways to keep books at your fingertips through e-books and audio books. I’ve recently joined a book club and the book for May is Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine. It’s been on my radar for awhile so I was especially stoked when it was chosen for this month! If your Mom loves reading or has been meaning to get more reading in a gift card or audio book subscription might be just what she’s looking for, especially until the shops open back up! (Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman at Rakuten Kobo)
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