[PRESENTED BY JO ALCORN - WHITEWASH & CO]
Everyone who grew up with an amazing mom should take the time to honour her on Mother’s Day – I know I’ll be doing something special for my mom! But if you’re like me, it can be difficult to figure out the perfect gift for such a special person. Here are my top picks for moms everywhere.
Is your mom a superstar in the kitchen? Or does she want to be? Here are a few wonderful options for all moms.
Is your mom a passionate home chef? Surprise her with a gift that inspires her culinary creativity, like the KitchenAid Artisan Mini Stand Mixer. The mixer fits 16 hub attachments, including the popular KitchenAid® Spiralizer, so Mom can reinvent classic meals into healthier recipes and explore endless kitchen creations.
Another great option for moms is the new Philips Airfryer. It fries, bakes, roasts and grills with little to no oil, making it a perfect solution for fast, tasty and healthy meals and snacks for the entire family.
Why not get your mom all the items needed for a barista bar in her own home? A pioneer in single-serve coffee, Nespresso has top of the line units for coffee enthusiasts to savour life's many moments. The Vertuo Plus boasts versatility, the convenience of an automatic closing and opening, as well as adjustable cup support for those extra large cups!
I am in love with the idea of the new FIZZI sparkling water maker by SodaStream. The system allows you to transform tap water into sparkling water at home, at the touch of a button, without electricity. Whether your mom is looking to fizz up her water or enjoy a cocktail, the FIZZI will look perfect on her countertop. I also love that it’s great for the environment as you aren’t using cans or bottles – you can simply use a gorgeous wine glass or glass from home!
Home Décor Items
Here are a couple of ideas for any mom who likes to have a stylish décor.
A great gift idea that can really spruce up your space this time of year is artwork. Easy to switch out and super affordable, artwork from Bouclair. They have great spring inspired prints that would make a wonderful gift for mom
With spring in the air, a great gift is to refresh your mom’s décor with some new bright and crisp pillows. My pillow collection is fully washable (you toss the entire pillow – cover and stuffing – into the washer!) hypoallergenic and made in Canada. Jo Alcorn Collection
If you are at a complete loss as to what to get for your mom, I think HomeSense is a great store to pop into and browse. There are just so many options for gift ideas. From serving trays to tea sets, candles to notebooks there is sure to be a little something that speaks to you.
Time away, alone or together
If there is absolutely nothing that your mom needs, or your mom has a busy life you would like to give her a break from, a trip away would be perfect. And maybe you want to join her on the adventure!
Book a spa day with her, high tea or even a weekend get away. A resort I recently visited in the Kawarthas, is an Ontario gem called Viamede. It’s set on gorgeous Stoney Lake, has serene views, walking trails and the most delicious food. You can treat your mom to a 5 course meal at their Mt. Julian restaurant that boasts local ingredients and farm-to-table mantras.
While chocolates may seem typical, do not underestimate this treat! Moms love chocolate – at least all the ones I know!
If you want to gift a truly delicious, epic box of chocolates this year, give the Majestic Mother’s Day Gift Box from Purdy’s. They are delicious, far from ordinary, and worthy of the best mother! Plus, it comes in the most beautiful box!
Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms, step-moms, grammas, aunts, single dads, and everyone else! You’re special, and someone out there knows it!