Saturday, April 25, 2009

Mother's Day Is Coming Soon!

We all know that mothers play a special part in each of our lives. Whether they are biological, adoptive, or simply women that inspire you, we couldn't get along without them. It is no surprise that many cultures choose to honour mothers with celebrations and gifts at some point in the year.

In North America, we celebrate Mother's Day on May 10th this year. If you haven't planned ahead and bought a gift for mom yet, I have some suggestions that will be sure to please. On the other hand, if you're a mom wanting to treat yourself to something well deserved, these suggestions are a good place to start too.

Every time mom puts this necklace on, she will be reminded of how much you love her. A pretty little blue heart charm featuring the word "MOM" dangles from a fine link silver toned chain. The charm is just under 1-inch long (aprox. 2.5 cm), and the chain measures 18-inches. The I Heart Mom Charm Necklace is available from RJ Charms of Mississauga, Ontario.

I'm guessing that there are a good many moms out there that feel exhausted by the end of the day, and are in need of something to soothe tired, aching muscles. This sore muscle salve is made with natural ingredients like Bees Wax, Cocoa butter, mango butter, shea butter, sweet almond oil, jojoba oil, menthol, essential oils of rosemary and lemongrass. When mom rubs some of this on her body, she'll feel better in no time. The All Natural Sore Muscle Salve is available from Carvel Country Soaps of Carvel, Alberta.

If your mom likes dramatic jewelry, she might appreciate this beautifully made necklace. The stunning black rose acts as a focal point and compliments the three strands of Mother of Pearl in luxurious blue and grey colours. The necklace measures 17 inches in length, not including the rose. It is finished with a decorative silver tone toggle clasp. The Scent of a Rose at Twilight is available from String Me Along of Moncton, New Brunswick.

This bright, pink, pull over hoody would be great for moms that love to garden. The bee has been screen-printed and painted in black textile ink on a raspberry hand dyed, 100% cotton garment. It comes in sizes medium, large and extra large. The In the Nectar Woman's Hoody is available from Inky Spider of the Kootenays, British Columbia.

Moms that are into eco-friendly home decor will love this pillow. The combination of wet felted wool, silk embroidery, organic cotton, wool felt scraps and recycled polyfill stuffing makes this a very light and fluffy pillow. A truly original art pillow, it measures roughly 16" x 15" with double stitched, raw edges. The Sprouts Handfelted Pillow is available from Tanis Alexis of Vancouver, British Columbia.

Our team members have many more handmade items that would make great gifts for mom. To find them, visit etsy and type teamcanada into the search bar.


Morgen said...

Thanks Enthral! This is such a sweet feature. I would love to get Tanis's pillow for Mother's day - I've admired it for a long time.

Enthral said...

Me too. LOL. I showed the post to my DH. Chances are, he won't get the hint that I would love to get any of these things as a mother's day gift though.