A Mother's Day Gift Guide - 10 Gift Ideas for her ... or you or me :)

Mother's Day gift shopping stress be gone! I've rounded up 10 things she will love. I would be lying if I didn't admit that this list wasn't the list that is in my head. The list I don't say out loud because instead I say "oh I don't need anything sweetie". Right. OK I'm not lying if I say I don't need it but I might want it. Don't you?

Here you go... everything from fashion accessories to booze so you can get your shopping done this weekend and have it arrive at your door. Mum's the word.

Bags are my shoes. When they are a soft, buttery leather with Old English brass hardware I am smitten. This Danish brand has beautiful watches too. See below....
$255.00 USD

Skagen Signatur Leather Watch
$115.00 USD

Refreshing Hand Cream & Soap, Black Rooster

I really have no idea what these smell like but I like the packaging and it is decadent, at least in my mind when it comes to hand soap.

Refreshing Hand Cream & Soap
Black Rooster
$23.38 soap/$37.13 hand cream

I have to get myself over to this store. It really is a crime that I haven’t been there yet as word is it’s amazing and it’s so close by, in lovely Roncessvalles. In lieu of a trip to the sea, yes to this candle.

Linneah’sLights Candle – Sea Salt
Home Smith

Living Laboratory Eyeglass Case, Lorraine Tuson
It’s time to lose that bulky case your spectacles arrived in for something soft, sleek and stylish. Made of thick felt, it’s the perfect gift for women of a certain age who need there glasses intact and more room in their bags.

Living Laboratory Eyeglass Case
Lorraine Tuson

This is perfect for controlfreak creative Moms who like to go to the flower shop and make their own bouquets but instead a bucket, A BUCKET! of fresh flowers from a farm in Prince Edward County is delivered to this creative soul every week so she can create and possibly share her blooms.

4 week summer bucket delivery
 Floralora Flowers

Recently I was in London and I bought myself a set of enamelware roasting pans. Some people buy shoes, I buy kitchen stuff. I became obsessed with it while eating out in London. Lunch served on charming enamel trays or chips standing like little soldiers in enamel cups was a common experience while dining out in London. I had seen them before, featured in beautiful food photos in UK magazines and TV shows but I didn’t know the brand until I was able to turn over one of these pans and see for myself. It’s a dream to cook in and wash up. It makes your food look a zillion times better. I love Falcon Enamelware and I’m not getting paid to say that. PS I want it all.

Falcon Enamelware

More caffeinated beverages... and there is something about plunging the coffee that gives me satisfaction. If you have a neighbour who brings you a sampling of single origin Ethiopian roasted coffee beans to try there is nothing better than the press.

Le Creuset French Press – Dune
Red picnic cooler (Crate and Barrel) + Georgian Bay Gin Smash (LCBO)

Get summer ready – evenings with my girlfriends are priceless. Fill a pretty cooler with the Smash, the Rosé, lots of ice and … oops I forgot the gin and tonics and some cheese and we are good.

Red Picnic Cooler
Crate and Barrel

Georgian Bay Gin Smash

Magazine subscriptions

I love my magazines. Are you with me? I prefer the printed page but sadly my love affair with UK magazines cost a small fortune to have shipped over the pond so that’s where digital wins. If your mama or sister mama or whoever loves to flip through the pages for inspiration than a subscription is a winner. Here is a sampling of some of my faves (foreign ones) including Jamie, Living Etc., Donna Hay, Delicious, Country Living UK and of course including Matthew Mead’s new magazine Upstyled Home Outdoors because he always has the beautiful, the inspiring and the “why didn’t I think of that” covered.

Happy shopping!


  1. What a beautiful and inspiring post! The Black Rooster cream and soap look divine. I love their packaging. Le Creuset is one of my favorite kitchen brands. I never knew they had a French press. The Skagen handbag and watch are lovely as well. Cheers!

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