Eight Tricks for a Happy Mother’s Day

A gift guide packed with options to help you show her just how much you care

May 7, 2015

VanMagMothersDayGiftGuide

Attention, all sons and daughters. Sunday (May 10) is Mother’s Day. Need a thoughtful and generous gift? We’ve got a mom-approved gift guide packed with options to help you show her just how much you care.

    1. 1. This Damselfly candle ($59) is triple-scented with lotus flower, amber, and vanilla bean. Plus, it’s long-lasting, so she knows she’s your favourite for hours to come. Kiss and Makeup, 1790 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver, 604-922-6292. Kissandmakeupstore.com
    2. 2. Give your mom the (well-deserved) gift of rest and relaxation with this soft jersey-cotton sleep set ($25). The floral print is perfect for spring and summer. Joe Fresh, 164 Robson St., 604-694-0041. Joefresh.com
    3. 3. Creed’s Spring Flower perfume ($319) is fresh and feminine, and Mom will love that the Creed family has run the business for seven generations (and that it was created with Audrey Hepburn in mind!). Holt Renfrew, 737 Dunsmuir St., 604-681-3121. Holtrenfrew.com
    4. 4. Afternoon tea and spa days are perennial Mother’s Day picks, and Shangri-La Hotel’s CHI & Tea spa/tea package ($225) joins the two at their luxurious best. The package features a relaxing WestCoast Wave Massage and afternoon tea service complete with scones and clotted cream. Shangri-La Hotel, 1128 W. Georgia St., 604-661-3352. Shangri-la.com
    5. 5. Holt Renfrew’s H Project collaborated with Burt’s Bees and Canadian handbag company Ela to create this exclusive pouch with three newly released lip crayons ($50). Lips look good while Mom feels good, too: all proceeds go to Pollinator Partnership Canada, a nonprofit organization that protects pollinators and their ecosystems. Holt Renfrew, 737 Dunsmuir St., 604-681-3121. Holtrenfrew.com
    6. 6. For the woman who loves to DIY: the Black Grey Druzy ring ($65) adds handmade sparkle to her special day with a shimmering gunmetal centre wrapped in a claw setting that highlights local Foe and Dear’s love of 14-karat gold-fill and precious stones to create mysterious and sophisticated pieces. Cavalier, 217-207 W. Hastings St., 604-681-0047. Cavaliergastown.com
    7. 7. For the most philanthropic of moms, consider a donation on her behalf. Cause We Care is a registered charity that helps those dealing with the challenges of poverty. A $45 donation to its Mother’s Day Hamper Drive provides crucial household supplies to single mothers in need. Cause We Care Foundation, 611 Alexander St., 604-222-1997. Causewecare.org
    8. 8. Lolë’s Billy Wedge espadrilles ($95) are comfortable, durable, and perfect for the fashion-forward head of the household. They’re also completely hand-stitched — finally, someone else can take charge of the mending! Lady Sport, 3545 W. Fourth Ave., 604-733-1173. Ladysport.ca

     

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