Mother’s Day is coming up and let’s be honest - if you’re a mother to young children, your Mother’s Day might be no different than any other day. You’re kids might be too young to ‘pamper’ you or they might not understand what Mother’s Day even means. Or if you have a #bossbaby like I do, you will probably be the one attending to your toddler’s every need. For this Mother’s Day, I wanted to share with you some amazing under $50 gifts that you can treat yourself to. These gifts are from women-led, Toronto businesses.
Tea from The Milana Company
Nisha, founder of Milana Company is building an organic wellness brand by first re-inventing the tea experience - a journey where every tea moment will make a difference. Transport yourself into a place where wellness is the focus - to take time out of your busy day to enjoy a cup of tea.
Teas are certified organic and priced at $7.99 - $9.99 for a 25g bag. The Queen’s Royal Blend and The Royal Emperor’s Chai are award winners. My favourite is the Sacred Tulsi Spice Rose.
Candles from Citchen Candle Co
I found these candles at my local spin studio a few months ago and I’ve been hooked. These candles are eco-friendly and handcrafted in small batches in Toronto using Canadian soy wax oil-based scents. They are affordably priced at $18/candle and have a 75-100 hour burn time. Felicia Laplume, owner and creator, has brilliantly created a line of candles that are luxurious and eco-friendly at an affordable price point. With scents like ‘Basil Pear’, ‘Vanilla Sandalwood’, and ‘Ginger Fig’, it’s easy to find a scent that’s right for you.
Jewellery from Inner Muse
Samantha Dempster is the founder of Inner Muse and injects her passion for empowering women and self love into her business of highly curated jewellery pieces. Living in Toronto, her style has always been City Girl meets Bohemian Californian. Samantha has curated pieces that are delicate, wearable and styled from within. Take a peek at her online store and you are guaranteed to find that every day to-go piece. (I especially like the Biko Wave Gold Studs in gold).
Food Staples from City Canteen
If you’re a home cook and could look at recipes books for days you’ll want to check out this Bloor West gem. City Canteen has small-batch, artisanal foods and wares that they either have made themselves or brought in from other makers. They opened in late 2017 by husband and wife duo, Mark and Mateja who are also live in the Bloor West area. 90% of what they carry is from Canadian artisans. Treat yourself to ‘$2 buck and shuck” oysters and $8 prosecco on Thursdays. Or peruse the shelves and find a sauce or finishing salt that will make your toddler meal ‘grown-up’ for you. I suggest their homemade bread pudding. It’s so good you don’t want to share. So savour it when the kids are in bed or buy an extra.
However you decide to spend your Mother’s Day, just be sure to take the time to treat yourself. You’re raising amazing kids and should be proud of yourself. You deserve this.