Madonna and George Harrison both said it: we are living in a Material World.
There are no shortages of opportunities to treat yourself, to make impulse purchases or to have the world delivered to your doorstep. There are even apps for sending gifts!
With Mother's Day next weekend, we know it's easy to continue that cycle with the usual cards and candies. And we DO have a great selection of those things (not to mention some special Mom's Day shortbreads from local institution, Mary MacLeod's!) But, really, the best way to show your appreciation for mom is to give her some time - some of your time and some time for herself. Make her that breakfast, bring her those shortbreads, draw her a bath (with Epsom salts from Roncy start-up Real Great Goods) and light one of these gorgeous scented candles from Toronto-based Fenwick.
We've got them in three scents: Lavender & Eucalyptus, Bergamot & Bay and Fir, Balsam & Cedar (for your outdoorsy mom!). Each hand-poured candle is made from organic coconut wax with pure essential oils and a cotton wick. They contain no harmful or synthetic ingredients - naturally deodorized wax, petroleum free, lead - free, non gmo, cruelty free. They come in a safe, heat-tempered glass jar with a white twist lid packaged with biodegradable tree - free labels and recyclable materials.
Each jar contains 18 hours of burn-time. That's 18 baths or naps or hours curled up with a book. And that's a lot of Me Time for your busy mom!
Find them on the main table with other Mother's Day ideas starting today!