Mothers have to be practical. How else to get the kids dressed, fed, out the door, throw in some laundry, get to work on time, plan a 30 minute meal before car pool--you know the story.
Moms don't stop being a mother when their children grow up.
I recently read a blog about a new young mom who was so worried about everything. Years passed and the worry never ended, so she finally asked her mom (who was worried about her daughter) when it would end. The answer is, once you have children, never. It's the Mother DNA.
The popular Facebook posting is funny. "Give your Mom a margarita for Mother's Day. After all, you're the reason she's drinking! "
Seriously, though. It's time to pamper that special lady.
Whatever you do, don't be practical on Mothers' Day.
Or. A gift certificate--unless it's amazing, such as a weekend in Paris--please don't do it.
If you're stuck for an idea, just ask her yourself.
How to create a stand-out gift for her personality.
Here's how to create a gift she'll always remember.
First you're going to go shopping for the most excellent vase or creative thoughtful container that you can find.
For inspiration, google 'vase images'.
Now. What's her personality? Find a vase to match.
Youthful? A one-coloured vase brimming with spring flowers and gerbera daisies.
Quirky? A funky vase with one single fabulously unusual flower dressed with greens. Have you seen those vases that hang on the wall, or suction onto a window or mirror?
Elegant? Find a gorgeous cut crystal vase that she'll cherish and reuse. Fill with an exotic assortment of all white flowers, or, a mixed white and green arrangement.
Artsy? Sky's the limit. Go with the most interesting exotic flower you see in the shop, and ask how it will look dressed up.
Warm and Welcoming (like warm apple pie)? Old fashioned hydrangeas, peonies and freesia.
Holistic? She will appreciate an aloe potted in an earth friendly container.
Hostess with the most-est? A table centrepiece. Or a gorgeous bowl that's filled with stems entwined, or, water and blooms, for example, that she can reuse as a serving dish. Talk to us! We'll help you with ideas.
Is she Earthy? Clay vase with a potted plant.
DIY-er? Crafty? She'd love a container that you've re-purposed into a vase for her.
Memory & Keepsake Collector? Create your own vase. Paint it. Glue it. Use your imagination.
Well, you get the idea, yes?
Next step: bring your vase to us. We'll fill it with the appropriate theme flowers and/or greenery. We'll even deliver if for you on Mothers' Day, too! We have a great selection of Mother's Day cards in the shop. If you're opting for delivery, do NOT forget to bring us a card with the vase, or get one here. Mothers love cards. I repeat. Mothers love cards.
Pampering ideas for all ages.
Chocolate locally crafted.
Dark chocolate truffles are not only an irresistible indulgence, it's another one that no one buys for them self.
It's such a treat, she'll take time to savour each one.
We carry Esta Chocolate Truffles, Waterloo chocolatiers featuring individually wrapped Truffles.
Let us know if you like to add some to your order.
Sunday May 10th Deliveries
Fancy brunch or dinner out.
If it's possible to plan a time for just the two of you, that is a wow like you can't imagine. Really, it is. Giving your mom your undivided attention is a real gift that she won't soon forget.
Of course a gathering of the entire brood, with all generations is also wonderful.
Let us know if we can deliver your flowers to the restaurant to kick the wow factor even higher!