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Did You Forget Mother’s Day?

Mothers Day

The “Make It Up To Mom” Gift Guide.

So, you’ve been stuck in tons of meetings and have had more than a few deadlines to meet lately. While you’re busy hitting targets, it’s quite possible that you’ve missed one of the most important calendar dates of all. Mother’s Day!
Don’t worry, it can happen to the best of us! While it’s not an ideal situation, I’ve got you covered with the perfect gift guide to make it up to your main lady in your life.

I’m an expert in the field of shopping…and I’m also a mom! Let’s just say I’m your personal shopper (yes, impress your family and friends) and I’ve done the research for you! So, while you’re en route to grab your lunch it’s easy to pop into a few of your favourite shops to pick up something spectacular for mom!

Here’s what I’ve spotted recently….


Royal Bank Plaza:

Pandora is adored by many but what really caught my eye is the newest Essence Collection. The charms are based on inner core strengths, values and wishes with empowering names like prosperity, peace, courage, love, positivity, balance and more. There are currently 24 new charms in the collection made from meaningful materials. The “energy” charm is made with a red and orange Carnelian gem which has motivational energy and is believed to invigorate mind and body.

For mommies-to-be BB Buggy has a great selection of pretty underthings and bathing suits that are practical and fashionable! Check out the boob line and their “Fast Food Tankinis”. You can create a nice gift pack with the all-natural lines of skincare brands like Little Twig and the popular Wedela. Who said diaper bags had to be drab? This shop sells the Petunia Pickle Bottom collection that is sought after by the fashionistas! I wouldn’t be surprised if it doubles up as a work bag after the diaper phase is done!

Brooks Brothers only downtown location is situated in the RBP shopping concourse and worth checking out for their high quality items and service. The silk and cotton Chain Cable Cardigan is sure to be a spring favourite for it’s cropped silhouette and the handbags are modern classics. For spring and summer, I’m eyeing this gorgeous green satchel!

Spring is that time of year when I’m looking to update and refresh my home décor. Let’s face it, winter has been long and we’ve been cooped up for months. Take Me Home has great pieces from wall art to throw pillows to give that perfect refresh in the home.

The Body Shop has sweet gift sets ready to go at varying price-points. I’ve always mentioned that if in doubt give me pretty bath treats. This $20 gift set is perfect for mom in a sweet little straw market bag and comes in three scents, Moringa, Shea and Satsuma.


MetroCentre:

Papyrus is a treasure trove of neat ideas and not just greeting cards! Cool wall art with saying inspired by song lyrics are thoughtful choices like “You are so beautiful to me” and “How Sweet it is to be loved by you.” You can easily pick up a few items from the Kate Spade stationery line that is a stylish gift for any mom.

Cook it! Is a great spot to find some updates for mom. If your mom is like mine, she probably has her bake ware for quite a few years! Replenish a few of her key pieces or find a cool gadget that is sure to be welcomed in her kitchen and add your favourite recipe as a personal touch!

Treat her to a mini hair makeover at Ferraro Salon.  A little pampering is what mom would love and since Spring is a time of renewal, why not freshen up? This spacious salon will take care of moms beauty needs.


Richmond-Adelaide Centre:

Tidy’s Flowers is Toronto’s trusted florist and go-to for many special occasions. Order a couple days ahead or walk in and see what’s available.

You can always count on this florist to offer the freshest available blooms in the city. Call in ahead of time and let them know if her style is traditional or modern? And what are your mom’s favourite colours? Remember you don’t always have to stick with roses! Unless she love them, of course!

Mani Jewellery is a family-run business that pays attention to their client needs. Pick up a new timepiece for mom from the Marc by Marc Jacobs watch line. Very fashionable, yet classic, rose gold watches continue to be a strong trend in accessories this season. Mani has quite an extensive selection at this location! If you are thinking of Pandora charms, this location also carries a great selection so you don’t have to go trekking too far from the office!

There are many choices for mom just steps from your office! The moms in your life will surely love your thoughtfulness! If you’d like more advice feel free to tweet me your questions @theculturepearl

Happy Belated Mother’s Day!

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