Moms love anything and everything when it comes to Mother’s Day. Breakfast in bed, a handmade card or a hug can be the sweetest gift. However, if you’re looking to take it up a notch rural Ontario has some pretty fantastic offerings that I bet mom would enjoy (at least I know I would). We’ve curated some of our favourite things that are not just great for mom, but for a special women any time of year.
Funky - Bamboo Skate Shades are perfect for your one-of-a-kind mom. Second Shot, based in Orangeville, combines the strength of bamboo with the artistic styling of 100% recycled skateboards creating a unique piece of wearable art. Every pair is handcrafted in Canada, making no two the exact same.
Vintage - If your mom loves plants these vintage plant pots are sure to put a smile on her face! The best thing about vintage is that each piece has it’s own special story. Revival Store in Bancroft is a treasure trove of great finds.
Cozy – A pair of Collegien slippers will warm your mom’s heart as well as her toes. They are as soft as a sock, as comfortable as a slipper, they hug the foot and are machine washable. These slippers are available from Hive of Bayfield and come in many different bright colors and designs.
Sparkly – For the mom who is worth her weight in gold,a handmade resin ring filled with gold leaf. These rings from Rosella Resin in Seaforth come in an incredible array of sizes shapes and colors. Choose her favourite color and you are sure to wow her with these lightweight and durable rings.
Pretty – This lovely dahlia in a ‘tea cup’ from Huron Ridge Acres in Zurich would look lovely on your mom’s patio table! The dahlia will keep blooming all summer as each flower is loaded with buds, just water and enjoy.
Relaxing – Give mom the gift of a weekend away. From May 31st to June 2, The village of Bayfield on Lake Huron is hosting a Girls Getaway Weekend with your choice of three different packages. Her all-inclusive weekend experience will include many extras such as a kick-off cocktail party and complimentary goodie bag.
Handy – If she’s travelling this summer why not get mom a gorgeous new weekend bag. Made by Jenna Rose in the Lanark Highlands, each piece of cloth is hand screen printed using non-toxic water based pigments on mostly organic materials. The colours are all mixed and printed in small runs and each design is initially illustrated by hand.
Nifty – Show mom some love this Mother’s Day with a limited edition upcycled key tag from All Deck’d Out in Brantford. This heart keychain is made from 100% recycled skateboard. The back side is a natural ply and the front side is all graphic with signs of it’s previous life. You can have it laser engraved with a special message for a more personal touch .
Sweet - Your mom is one lucky lady! This tiny necklace from Artisan Tree in Trenton are a lovely way to say Happy Mother’s Day. The delicate golden horseshoe strung on a red silk cord is timeless and sure to bring luck when given on such an auspicious day.
No matter how you choose to celebrate Mother’s Day this year your thoughtfulness will be appreciated. Don’t forget this Sunday, May 12 to remember your mom and take a moment to show her how much she means to you.