Mother’s Day is just around the corner; if you are not planning to take mom out for Mother’s Day Brunch and haven’t bought a gift yet, you better slip out of work at lunch this week and pick up a nice present for Sunday, May 12, 2013. Here are a few ideas if you’re shopping in Toronto:
This tote bag from Nine West is available online and in stores at Hudson’s Bay on sale for $82.50. The bag has a zippered handle that can be opened to create two handles, interior zip and slip pockets and a magnetic snap closure. The bag also comes on sea green. Buying your mother a tote is a pretty safe bet as every woman needs one to carry lunch, bottled water, shoes, cell phone, ereader, books, you name it.
Most women can use a new scarf to refresh their spring wardrobes. This bright turquoise and green scarf in 100% viscose available at Talbot’s for $59.50 will go great with navy, black, white, off-white and beige trench coats, suits or dresses and will make a versatile Mother’s Day gift.
No one is saying that your mom is old or worse yet, that she looks old, but as she gets older, her skin will need a bit of extra pampering so why not get her Martina Gebhardt’s Happy Aging Facial Cream, which sells for $53.95 at Pure and Simple. Unlike other natural products, the Martina Gebhardt line is certified organic. The Happy Aging cream, which restores the skin’s vitality and balance, contains organic avocado oil, sallow thorn oil and carrot and pomegranate oil, as well as Cats Claw, Water Lily and Grapeseed Extract and Vitamin E.
Some mothers like to get their hands dirty in the backyard. If yours is one of them, then this vegetable gardening book is an appropriate idea for a Mother’s Day gift. Grow Cook Eat by Willi Galloway, published by Sasquatch Books in January 2012 gives the latest information on planting, growing and harvesting vegetables, small fruits and herbs, including how to harvest all of the edible parts of the plant. Vegetable storage instructions, as well as 50 recipes, are also included in this book, which will guide mom on the best ways to harvest plants from soil to table. Grow Cook Eat is available at Chapter Indigo stores and online at a reduced price of $22.44.
If your mom likes to hit the links, she’ll probably appreciate an extra golf shirt and this one from 4 All By Jofit makes a stylish fashion statement on the fairways. This ladies sleeveless golf polo comes in a quick dry material and comes in x-small, small, medium, large and x-large sizes. Find it at Sporting Life for $80.
If all else fails and you’re really stuck for a Mother’s Day gift idea, The Body Shop’s Medium Pink Grapefuit Gift Set at $30 (reg. $40) will surely please your mom unless she is fragrant sensitive. The gift package contains pink grapefruit shower gel, pink grapefruit body butter, pink grapefruit soap, pink grapefruit body scrub and two-tone bath lily and the pink grapefruit scent is light and refreshing for summer use.