This year, much like last year, mother’s day will feel a little different as many of us will be celebrating apart. I’ve rounded up my favourite mother’s day gift ideas for 2021 to shower mom with love and attention!
Floral Subscription Services in Toronto
My FAVOURITE Mother’s Day Gift idea is to sign her up for a floral subscription. In Toronto, I have been loving Brave Blooms, which features seasonal insta-worthy bouquets in little mason jars. If you’re interested in Brave Blooms floral subscriptions, you can save 10% off a subscription with my discount code, NATALIE10. I love that each bouquet is unique every month, and that the subscription service is affordable. You can also choose between bi-weekly or monthly deliveries and have the option to sign up for 3, 6 or 12 months too!
If you’re outside of the GTA, google local florists in your area for flower subscriptions. Due to ongoing Covid restrictions, many bridal and floral event companies have shifted towards this floral subscription model, and I think there’s nothing like bringing fresh flowers into the home. It will also help remind mom you’re thinking of her too!
Best Perfumes for Mother’s Day 2021
My mother is an avid perfume collector, and this year, Guerlain’s Mon Guerlain Bloom of Rose Eau de Toilette is 100% the bottle to add to her collection. This floral eau de toilette has excellent sillage and longevity. The top notes feature citrus and lavender; middle notes of Neroli, Bulgarian Rose and Jasmine Sambac; base notes of Tahitian Vanilla and Sandalwood. This version in the Mon Guerlain perfume line is my favourite! If you love rose fragrances, this one is intoxicating and beautiful! It’s very fresh and perfect for spring, and I love how the jasmine and mandarin notes shine through. I find it also very different than the original Mon Guerlain scent, and I mean that in the best way, as every time I wear it, I fall more and more in love. I feel like it has a wide variety of notes from citrus to floral to gourmand vanilla to strike a wide range of wearers, making it a wonderful mother’s day gift idea!
Mother’s Day Gift Ideas: Italian Leather Card Case
If you’re looking for a practical item that is luxurious, a leather Carte Folio Card Case from Senreve is a wonderful gift idea. I have been a fan and ambassador of the brand for a while (remember to use my code NATALIEAST50 to save $50 off!), and I love how there are so many product categories, colours and leather options! I was gifted this Carte Folio in Chestnut Dragon Leather and it is so slim and functional, with 7 pockets for cards and beautiful embossed leather. All of Senreve’s products are made in Italy and come with a lifetime guarantee! I even bought this card case in black dragon leather for my boyfriend too! You can use my affiliate code, NATALIEAST50 to save $50 off your purchase of $350 or more – and I would highly recommend the Aria Belt Bag or the Alunna as my favourite mini bags or the Senreve Maestra for a bag that does it all (and converts into a backpack too!).
Mother’s Day Gift Ideas: A new Skincare Routine
Since we’re still wearing masks, a good skincare routine is paramount over other cosmetics like lipstick and blush! I have been incorporating Guerlain’s Abeille Royale line into my skincare routine, and love how it includes honey and royal jelly to help reduce signs of ageing and increase radiance, while reducing imperfections.
The Guerlain Abeille Royale Double R Serum promotes skin renewal without being harsh on the skin. Apply this product as a facial massage after your serums and acids but before a moisturizing cream. It also works great when combined with a stone gua sha massage for a truly plumping and lifting experience!
The new Guerlain Eye R Repair serum features 94% natural ingredients and helps reduce puffiness and dark circles. I love how the pipette delivers a precise dose (which means less product wastage – important with prestige cosmetic ingredients), and also works as a massage ball to spread the product and give a gentle massage to the delicate eye area. The Guerlain Eye R Repair serum also features ginger, caffeine and rosemary which are known ingredients to help reduce dark bags and puffy eyes. The luxurious packaging and experience are also a perfect way to bring a spa day home to mom!
What is so interesting about Guerlain’s Abeille Royale line is that the honey and royal jelly is sourced from Ouessant, a UNESCO Biosphere reserve, which means that the ingredients are both parasite and pesticide-free. Guerlain has made many commitments with their products and sourcing and has launched Bee Respect, a platform sharing the sourcing and raw materials of its products. You can read more about their commitments here.
Silk Accessories for Mom
If you’re looking for a local, female-owned brand, Lionheart the Label has mulberry silk hair and home accessories that are perfect for mom. I’m a huge fan of the Mulberry Silk XL scrunchie in Ivory, which works as a bracelet or a soft hair band for ponytails and buns. I also think a silk pillowcase or eye mask would make a great gift for any mom.
Mother’s Day Gift Ideas: Silk Scarf
To keep up with the silk theme, a classic silk scarf in an elegant print is a lovely gift idea. My favourite this season is the Christian Dior Toile de Jouy scarf for a timeless look, that’s also very on trend!