As Mother’s Day approaches many of us will start to scramble to find the perfect most thoughtful gift worthy of our ever so generous and loving mothers.  This year I spoke to 7 moms both new and experienced to finally clarify what a good Mother’s Day gift is. If you’re like me and believe that any tangible gift couldn’t possibly be sufficient enough to demonstrate your appreciation for your mom then you are right. As a matter of fact every mom I interviewed said a good Mother’s Day gift would be to just spend time with her kids.

Here’s the breakdown of my research:

7/7 Spend time with all their kids together or in a one on-one activity (biking, galleries, movies) and a meal (home cooked meal or dining out)
6/7 Hand written letter, card, song, poem drawing or a handmade gift
5/7 Time at the spa or a haircut/blow out
4/7 Nicely framed family photo or a tangible gift (cookbook, jewelry, gift card to favorite store)
3/7 A complimentary house clean and flowers

If you are looking for something special to make for your mom check out my DIY Gift Basket Idea below:


My basket

- A bottle of Rosé I selected for her on my recent trip to Osoyoos BC.
- Artisan Jams from a farmers market
- Chocolates from Soma (best truffles in Toronto)
- DIY Lavender Rosemary Body Scrub (see recipe below)
- A notebook from NYC (my mom is always writing down notes)
- A hand written letter

Lavender Rosemary Body Scrub

If you are interested in making the Lavender Rosemary Body Scrub you will need:

7-10 drops of Lavender Essential Oils
1.5 Cups of Epson Salts
1 -2 TBSP of Dried Rosemary
2-3 TBSP of Coconut Oil
3-4 drops of Food Colouring (blue and red = purple)

per 350 ml jar

Mix all ingredients together so they are evenly and well blended. Scoop and fill in the jars


I hope you had as much fun making these and giving them away as I did! Please let me know your comments below or if you have any request!!!!! Id love to hear from you ♥ ♥ ♥