Last Minute Mother’s Day

Psst.. did you know that Mother’s Day is only a week away? But never fear, that is still plenty of time to find a gift that adequately expresses your gratitude for, you know.. being created. No pressure..

Less than $75: The Ten Spot Gel Pedicure. I know what you’re thinking, “I can get a pedicure for 20 bucks at my corner strip mall”. This is your mom we’re talking about people! She deserves the best and I assure you, you get what you pay for. In Ottawa, where there are so many run-of-the-mill Mr. Lube-style nail bars, it is refreshing to find a place that properly pampers. Sending your ma to The Ten Spot ensures she’ll have a relaxing and hygienic experience. Plus the gel polish will last through the summer. Aren’t you thoughtful! 

Less than $50: Lush Thanks Mom gift. There is so much to love about Lush: natural ingredients, cruelty-free, and so many smells! This wrapped gift is ready for giving and contains 4 floral scented goodies: a shower jelly, body conditioner, bar of soap, and body lotion. Your mom will be squeaky clean and smell ah-mazing. She can also be proud of your generous soul: Lush will donate $7.95 from each gift sold as it contains their Charity Pot lotion.

Less than $25: 52 Lists for Happiness by Moorea Seal. Being a Mom isn’t light work, so chances are yours could benefit from a little mindfulness in her life. But what does that mean, you ask. Well, Wikipedia tells us that mindfulness is “the psychological process of bringing one’s attention to the internal and external experiences occurring in the present moment”. Countless studies have shown the mental and physical benefits of regularly practicing mindfulness (don’t believe me? Ask my friend Google about it). Who are we to deny your mother all that health and happiness? This beautifully illustrated journal includes prompts for 52 weeks of thoughtful reflection. By encouraging your mama to take some time for herself once a week, you’re giving a year of well-being.

Less than $5: Jamie Oliver’s Soaked Pistachio and Citrus cake. You don’t have to break the bank to show your love! Presenting your mom with a decadent dessert is a lovely gesture. This cake is sophisticated yet simple, which is good news when it comes time to bake it. The pistachio and citrus flavors are reminiscent of Spring, which in my part of the world is just getting started around Mother’s Day. And if you’re lucky, she’ll save you a piece. Serve with some fresh whipped cream and candied lemon twirls for optimal mom appreciation.

However you decide to show your appreciation, wishing you and your mama a wonderful day.


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