An out of the box gift guide for the mother figure in your life

Those of us who are lucky enough to have a caregiver figure in our lives, this is the season to celebrate them.  May is dedicated to those motherly vibes, and we’re here to help you make the mother figure in your life feel valued and celebrated this season.  And to that end, we’ve rounded up some out of the box gift ideas that will make that special person feel as loved as they are.


A great cup of coffee any time

Not all coffee is created equally, and what better time to raise the bar on that beverage than for Mother’s Day.  Give mom the gift of  Balzac’s Coffee. The proudly Canadian, woman-founded, woman-led brand has a blend for all the mothers and mother figures on your list. Balzac’s offers a curated selection of blends, so there is an option for everyone.  Our suggestion? Las Rosas.   Sourced from Colombia by the Las Rosas Women’s Group, it’s a dynamic and flavourful coffee experience, where rich tannins and full-bodied fruitiness meet a subtle sweetness, all grown, picked and processed by the inspiring women of Las Rosas.  Even better, this signature coffee promotes gender equality and women’s leadership in coffee farming.


A powerful home office tool

A good quality printer is a great addition to every home office, and even just every home.  I personally love the Epson EcoTank ET-2850 Supertank Printer with its high-capacity ink tanks, speedy printing and impressive print quality. This printer comes with up to 2 years of ink in the box2, which is one less thing to worry about for anyone, but especially that caregiver with no time to spare.  You can even print directly from your phone over your home wireless network.  It truly makes day to day life easier.



Soothing Self Care

 We all know mother figures and care givers put everyone else’s needs above their own, so remind them to care for themselves from the outside in with some soothing skincare.  Lotus Aroma is a Canadian brand that develops and offers natural wellness and skincare products. Our leading R&D team of chemists and researchers believe that true beauty comes from the perfect harmony between the mind and body. Manufactured in state-of-the-art facilities certified by Health Canada, Lotus Aroma products are formulated using pure, natural essential oils and 100% plant-based active ingredients.  These are my 2 favourite products that would also be great to gift to one you love.


 Daily Eye Cream ($38)

With Marine Algae extracts and Organic Oat, the Daily Eye Cream cream tightens and smooths fine lines, and reduces dark circles and puffiness.  I adore the cool metal applicator, it feels so refreshing against my skin as I use it to massage the eye cream in.

Step 3. Daily Face Cream ($49)

The Daily Face Cream provides long-lasting hydration and antioxidant protection, and I love the fresh, herbaceous aromatic scent, it’s so uplifting when I start my day.

Make beautiful memories as a family

In this day and age of digital images and social media, gathering loved ones together for a family photoshoot can be a great way to make and capture a snapshot in time, and share it with those you love from far and wide.   Icon Studio Space can provide the perfect backdrop for capturing those moments with the talented photographer of your choosing.  Icon provides all the sets, lighting equipment, makeup and dressing area and more!  And in the springtime spirit of Mother’s day, Icon has curated two exclusive floral installations designed to provide an unforgettable backdrop for family photographs.  Head over to their website to learn more or book your session.

Travel for timeless memories

Parents and caregivers have likely spent a fair amount of time taking care of their loved ones while travelling, so why not repay them for all that effort?  Instead of an item, give the gift of travel, to create beautiful memories that will be cherished forever.  A trip I would love to take myself is to Japan, so when I saw this voyage curated by Naya Traveler I had to share it.  Travelers are invited to embark on a transformative journey east to Japan. Experience the delicate beauty of the Sakura season and the nation’s iconic cherry blossoms gracing iconic sites like Tokyo’s Ueno Park and Kyoto’s Philosopher’s Path. Dive into a gastronomic wonderland, indulging in the artistry of kaiseki dining and the freshness of Tsukiji Fish Market’s sushi. Dine at Michelin-starred restaurants and hidden culinary gems, showcasing the country’s culinary prowess and dedication to perfection. Learn about Japan’s rich cultural tapestry, venturing into ancient temples, experiencing traditional tea ceremonies, and encountering the grace of geisha in Kyoto’s historic Gion district. Japan beckons travelers to celebrate the extraordinary women who shape our lives—a culturally-rich journey that promises to be nothing short of astonishing. Naya Traveler is offering a 15% discount for trips booked before June 30, 2024.

*Photo by Balazs Simon

*Header Photo by Anastasia Shuraeva

Nadia Elkharadly

Nadia Elkharadly

Nadia Elkharadly is the Co-Founder and Managing Editor of Addicted Magazine. Her myriad of addictions include music, fashion, travel, technology, boxing and trying to make the world a better place. Nadia is also a feminist, an animal lover, and a neverending dreamer. Keep up with her on social media through @thenadiae.
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