who deserves a shit load of selfcare more than all the hard working mama’s?
no one… that’s who!
so I’ve compiled a list of some of my new fav’s right here to make spoiling and shopping for your special mom simple and fuss free!
First off let’s start with some bath love!
what mama doesn’t love a nice quiet soak in the tub with a glass of vino and a movie? One of my oldest and dearest friends at Kitchen Witch is the queen of bath bombs, and has the most lux bath bombs in existence! They’re packed full of cacao butter so they’re ultra moisturizing, the scents are beautiful and they’re fully organic! I don’t go a selfcare day without using one of her bombs to help melt stress away, ease muscles aches and, in general, bring me back to human form, trust me, you will become obsessed!
Now let’s get into some yummy nourishment! Keeping our skin looking healthy and fresh shouldn’t be hard and that’s where my new friend Jillian comes in! She started a local Canadian company called Niyama Wellness (which loosely translates to good habits) and they love everything selfcare just as much as I do. Jillian has created the most delicious vegan collage which I have become obsessed with! The yummy berry flavor will not only change up your water routine that, let’s face it, can get boring sometimes.. but it’ll also amp up your hair (think glossy and strong) and improve the overall condition and texture of your skin. I really think this is a perfect addition to a Mothers day gift basket (maybe with some local wine and chocolate).
Now, some mama’s may love to dress up, but I think all mama’s love to be comfy and cozy!!! And Danna over at Sweet Soul Company has the intention to help us all Wear our vibe and live with intention and she makes these sweet mama sweatshirts that are so cute and are so comfy and ultra cozy. They’re perfectly oversized and soft as ever- and the saying ‘sweet mama’ is just perfect for Mothers day don’t you think!! They come in 2 different colours and are under 60$ so maybe get one for all your mama friends too 😉
You all know by now that I’m addicted to crystals and recently obsessed with pretty gold jewellery (I’ve got a tigers eye ring that use to be my dads, but was beautifully reinvented and a pretty rose quartz that I just bought by Little Gold here in Victoria. Truth be told, I used to dislike jewellery especially gold and girlie pieces, but ever since my separation I’ve been drawn to dainty gold rings and jewellery and Little Gold has me wanting ALL THE THINGS! They are currently an online only store, but BC local and crafted to the highest quality! (don’t mind that the link goes directly to my next purchase… isn’t it gorgeous)
I love waking up and lighting a candle while having my coffee and gently waking up with some music and the sun. There is something so calming about this ritual and Kali from SS306 makes some really pretty candles that I’ve been so happy to have as a part of this habit! A local prairie girl with a huge passion for creating candles, you’ll need to check out her site. This one is called best mom ever (so perfect) and has the scents of vanilla, bourbon leather and suede!
this year I’m including something really close to my heart and something that is an easy last minute gift for all you that tend to put these things off 😉 As a 2nd generation Canadian who has grandparents that fled Ukraine in World War 2, what is happening right now is really traumatic. Feeling helpless can be a pretty common and understandable feeling during these time, and one way that I’ve been able to feel like I was helping was to support some Ukrainian artists via Etsy. There are so many artists that have beautiful, original art and I encourage you to do a bit of searching, but it you’ve really put this off till the very last moment, here are a few links to some that I really loved. It’s super simple, pay for the digital print and send them off to your local printer in the size that you want, frame them, put a bow on it and voila!
And as a bonus, here’s another ungift if you have a mama that doesn’t really do physical gifts. Consider making a donation, in your beautiful mama’s name, to Mamas for Mamas. A locally started charity, it’s a national charitable organization that supports mothers and caregivers in crisis by providing ongoing support to individuals and families facing various poverty-related struggles. Their mission is to change the landscape of poverty through innovative approaches to financial barriers faced by struggling families. There are a number of ways to give that you can check out here.
Discounts created just for you on some of the above gift ideas! Don’t miss out on supporting local while spoiling your mama and mama friends.
My bestie over at Kitchen Witch is giving you 10% off your order with TAMARAMARIA10
SS306 is offering 15% off your order by using TAMARAMARIA
Sweet Soul Company is sharing 10% off anything until May 6, 2022 using code TAMARA10
Niyama Wellness collagen is 5% off using this link and code TAMARAMARIACA1
If you need some other ideas for Mothers Day, why not think about;
a bottle of her favourite wine or spirit, a gift card for a massage or spa day, a magazine subscription (or bath-bomb subscription), lunch out, flowers or a plant, or a little shopping spree with you!
I really hope you enjoy this personalize list for your mama and all your mama friends!