10 for $10: Mother’s Day Edition
This is a TALL order for the likes of me. I’m searching for 10 last-minute mom-friendly gift ideas you can readily pick up at major Canadian retailers – that is, if you live in a major city – for $10 and under. I’m not necessarily advocating these as the be all & end all for gifts – they might make great top-ups for another themed present, or if mom’s insisting you get her nothing, at least get her something little, or perhaps you’re taking her out for a really special event or meal, but want to commemorate it in some other way, or even if you just want to gift someone that isn’t your mom, but a great mom that deserves some love…you get the idea. Anyway, wish me luck!
eos Berry Blossom Hand Lotion – $3.99 @ Rexall, Loblaws, Pharmaprix, etc.
Years of scrubbing dishes, making lunches, and accompanying the kiddies outside may have done their damage to mom’s hands – but the new 97% natural Berry Blossom hand lotion from eos might just nourish ‘em back to health for hugs when you really need one.
Deloach Earrings – $10 @ Aldo
Bling doesn’t have to be pricy to be beautiful – like these fun floral-shaped glittering earrings from Aldo. Truth be told they’ve got dozens of affordable options, I just picked these out as a classic style that any mom can appreciate and work!
Sephora Collection Ombre Seamless Hair Ties – $10 @ Sephora
General word to the wise: the checkout bins of little items while at Sephora are a gold mine for gifting. You’ll find goodies like these cute, tangle-free hair ties available in a bevy of rainbow shades. Perfect for mom to toss in her tote or gym bag!
Chatty Cats Page Flags – $7 @ Indigo
Is mom an avid reader? Does she belong to a book club? Is she studying for a later-in-life degree? These handy book flags allow you to jot down notes and return to favourite quotes or plot points.
Shower Oil and Nourishing Oil Gift Sets – $5 each @ Fruits & Passion
Get thee to a Fruits & Passion stat: I’ve just found myself a new go-to hostess gift. These pint-sized packets contain two insanely nourishing treatments for in & after the shower to help mom smooth out her skin before swimsuit season is upon us.
Crochet Tank – $10 @ Joe Fresh
Mom simply won’t believe you scored this pretty, summery tank for a tenner. Not into white? It also comes in four other rich, jewel-toned shades.
Create-Your-Own Scratch Tumbler – $9.95 @ Starbucks
If mom lives for lattes, give her an eco-friendly option with this reusable Starbucks tumbler. Bonus feature? It includes a scratch stick so you can design your own artwork and separate yourself from the coffee-drinking masses.
Jonathan Adler Die Cut Notepads – $9 each @ The Bay
My obsession with all things Jonathan Adler shouldn’t come as much of a surprise at this point, but here we are. I *love* these quirky notepads because they’ll look great just perched on your desk AND when you’re using them – it’s way harder to ignore a whale reminding you to pick up the milk than a regular ol’ post-it, I’ll tell you that much.
Apple Pie Apple – $8.65 @ Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
Drool. This delicious gourmet concoction is (wait for it) – a Granny Smith apple coated in caramel, dipped in a creamy white confection, and coated in brown sugar and cinnamon. Can we say delicious?
Makeup Bag – $6.95 @ H&M
No worries kids – she ain’t as fragile as she looks: this makeup case may appear to have that on-trend basket-weave look, but it’s actually a quite durable plastic material that’ll keep your pretty products protected. Sleek & chic!
Spice Trekkers bonus entry: tell me which of these 10 finds you’d most love to gift AND get!