Mother’s Day is weeks away so it’s time to get a leg up on how to celebrate the mom in your life. Here are some gift ideas to start you off.
If you live in Vancouver check out The Urban Tea Merchant’s Mother’s Day Tea Service. It features a splendid selection of handcrafted tea-infused tea sandwiches, petite savories, and delightfully luscious sweets. Offered in the tea service is an optional sparkling tea cocktail infused with TWG Tea. Each mom will receive a 50g TWG Tea gift to take away. There is no better way to show your love and appreciation for the most important woman in your life. This special tea service is available from May 10th to May 12th at The Urban Tea Merchant’s Downtown Vancouver Tea Salon.
If you can’t take your mom for tea, maybe pick her up a tea stash from The Urban Tea Merchant. My favourite tea of the moment is Bain de Roses Tea from TWG Tea.
Bain de Roses Tea from TWG Tea
In the month of May, the roses of Grasse come to bloom, enveloping Provence with an incomparable and luxurious perfume. Masterfully blended by TWG Tea, this sensual Darjeeling is a magical union of extraordinary roses and hints of vanilla and sweet spices. Show your gratitude for mother’s feminine touch with this outstanding tea. You can also couple this tea with the Bain de Roses Tea Scented Candle which will add to a lovely ending to her day.
What lady wouldn’t like a posh eau de parfum on her special day? I like Penhaligon’s Artemisia Eau de Parfum.
Artemisia Eau de Parfum 100ml
Nectarine and Green Foliage
Green Apple, Lily of the Valley, Jasmine Tea, Violet and Vanilla
Oakmoss, Sandalwood, Musk, Amber and Vanilla
Created in 2002, Artemisia is both floral and fruity with a beautifully sensual powdery dry down. Caramel soft, sweet, powdery and silky. A tumble of green apples and nectarines washed with jasmine tea and sprinkled with a luxurious medley of violet, cyclamen and lily petals. All this softly unfolds with great subtlety surrounded with layers of honeyed vanilla, warm spices, a touch of amber and a hint of musk. Haunting and addictive.
For a gift that will keep giving, consider giving her the latest and greatest book from Kate Atkinson entitled ‘Life After Life’?
Life After Life
by Kate Atkinson
How do writers tell a story? How do they choose the minute details to make time’s arrow chart a straight path? Take a fork in the road, make a mistake, deal with it. Kate Atkinson, who keeps reinventing herself, has created a character who spans Britain’s course through the two “world wars,” who keeps dying and being reborn into the same person, who with each subsequent rebirth retains atavistic cellular memory of past experience, and thus the pageant of history unfolds through the same eyes with differing results. Her family core retains its shape as does her personality, but with each variation there is further insight into life at its moments of indelible change with Ursula at the center. This is a rich, satisfying book that resonates with intelligence, humor and compassion. Atkinson has never let me down — I’ve been reading her since the late ’90′s, and continue to be amazed at her virtuosity.
I like the idea of picking up a cool note card and using your own words to convey why your mom is important to you. Check out Cath Kidston Mini Notes.
Cath Kidston Mini Notes
These irresistibly petite notes are perfect for dashing off a quick, pocket-sized message or adding a little card to a mother’s day gift.
Finally, pop on top of a Cath Kidston mini note card a cool Rimmel London: Royal Gloss Lip Gloss. It will sure put a smile on your mom’s face for those on the go days.
Rimmel London: Royal Gloss Lip Gloss
Rimmel Royal Gloss Delicious Lip gloss is deliciously sweet and fabulously juicy.
Happy Mother’s Day from Thirty Four Flavours!