As has become increasingly more common these days, I come from a blended family. This means that I have a mother and a stepmother to contend with when Mother's Day rolls around. Eek! Pretending that I am Switzerland, neutral territory, doesn't work. Believe me, I have tried. Having not one but two maternal figures to placate means that oftentimes, I end up completely out of ideas. If you tend to come up empty as well, here is a mini gift guide to help you out.
I thought I'd start with the "traditional" categories of Mother's Day gifts and try to extract some fairy magic out of them. Fragrance is one of these categories. You can't go wrong with Chanel No 5, a classic that has stood the test of time.
I am willing to bet that anything that bears the famous double "C" logo will win over the heart of any grande dame in your life but let's not get ahead of ourselves.
The next traditional category is a bouquet of flowers. But let's face it, while a bunch of flowers will always hit the mark, they fade and eventually get tossed out. So why not up the ante by giving a green wall?
I am obsessed with Urbio's genius green wall. The pockets come in different sizes and adhere to the wall plate via magnets. This means that they can be easily moved around to create personalized arrangements.
And the last traditional category is chocolates. I have to give a shout out to Canadian chocolatier, Purdys Chocolates.
They are best known for their Sweet Georgia Browns which treads that mouthwatering balance between the saltiness of the pecans and the sweet creaminess of chocolate and caramel but, in my book, their Hedgehogs with their luscious hazelnut gianduja filling comes a close second. I hope this gift guide has given some ideas. If you have any suggestions to add to the list, please comment away!
Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers out there!
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