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If you’re looking for some gifting inspo for Mother’s Day, we’ve found a few products that just might fit the bill, from luxury fragrances to pretty, 14k rose gold-filled hoops that will go with just about any outfit.

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We selected these in rose gold to feature, but they also come in 18k gold vermeil on sterling silver and in sterling silver. They’re classy and versatile, with a hoop drop of 12.5 mm (1/2”) and a width of 4mm (.15”).

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One big advantage of gold over sterling (rather than solid gold) is the affordability. These would easily cost at least double otherwise, so you can spoil Mom without breaking your budget! We love the open hoop design, giving these an updated look to the basic hoop earring.

All Monica Vinader pieces come in a pretty gift box and are covered by a two-year warranty.

Monica Vinader Mini Hoop Earrings

The Fiji Mini Hoop Earrings are available in rose gold and gold for CAD $175/USD $150 and in sterling silver for CAD $175/USD $135.

Prices include taxes, import duty and free global delivery (excepting New York and Washington state deliveries where local sales tax charges apply).

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I first noticed Roger&Gallet years ago while living in California as their colourfully packaged soaps caught my eye. Since that time the 156-year-old company has expanded to include so many gorgeous scents, from their flagship Jean Maria Farina cologne to Feuille de Figuier, a newly-released fresh and creamy fig fragrance.

Founder Jean Marie Farina set up shop in Paris in 1806 with that first cologne, later becoming one of Napoleon’s fragrance suppliers. Centuries later, and the brand continues to have a loyal following around the world.

Gingembre Rouge Intense Wellbeing

Gingembre Rouge Intense Wellbeing Eau de Parfum (Eau de Parfum Bienfaistante) is beautifully bottled with a clear plastic cap revealing a gold-toned spray top. The hexagonal glass has the R&G logo on front with a delicate white floral print in back that adds a lovely element to the see-through bottle.

Gingembre Rouge Intense

And a spray of this sensual fragrance reveals notes of sweet lychee coupled with red berries, petit grain and pomegranate. It’s light, energizing scent draws inspiration from “a trip to Zanzibar”. Exotic, yes! 50 ml; CAD $58

Fleur dOsmanthus

Fleur d’Osmanthus Fragrant Wellbeing Water (Eau Parfumée Bienfaistante)
if your Mom is a fan of citrus/floral scents, Fleur d’Osmanthus may just become her new fave. Osmanthus flowers are native to eastern Asia and bloom three seasons of the year, their long, white petals producing a strong fragrance.

Fleur d’Osmanthus is paired with mandarin, grapefruit and benzoin essential oils to create what Roger&Gallet calls “a sense of euphoric well-being on body and mind”. We just think it smells pretty and fresh, perfect for spring outings.

The fragrance is contained in a lovely, rounded bottle with the floral print on the back, so it sits pretty on a vanity or dresser. 100 ml; CAD $50

Fleur dOsmanthus

Fleur d’Osmanthus Revitalising & Hydrating Body Lotion (Lait Revitalisant Hydratant)
A perfect companion product to the Eau Parfumée Bienfaistante, Roger&Gallet formulated this body lotion with apricot, passiflora, avocado and aloe vera oils for a soft and nourishing feel to the skin.

Staying true to the brand’s nearly-100% natural product use, the light and fragrant Fleur d’Osmanthus Revitalising & Hydrating Body Lotion contains 95% naturally-derived products and is paraben-free. 200 ml; CAD $21

Roger&Gallet in-store boutiques are located at Hudson’s Bay stores across Canada.

Alex and Ani Heart Ring, Precious Cuff


These sweet and dainty heart-themed pieces by Alex and Ani are perfect for showing your Mom some love. Part of their fine jewelry collection, the cut-out hearts have a simple design and are easy to combine with other jewelry.

Alex and Ani Alex and Ani Love Wrap Ring, Heart Ring, Precious Cuff

We even stacked a heart ring with Alex and Ani’s Lotus Peace Petals adjustable ring.

Love Wrap Ring, Lotus Peace Petals Adjustable Ring, Heart Ring, Precious Cuff

The adjustable, 14 karat gold-plated Heart Precious Cuff has two offset hearts fused onto a tubular cuff, stamped with Alex and Ani plus .925, the mark of sterling silver. USD $98

A matching Heart Ring echoes the cuff in a smaller format. USD $38

Alex and Ani Heart Cuff and ring Alex and Ani Heart Cuff and ring

This design is also sold as earrings (USD $48). All are available in 14 karat gold-plated and sterling silver versions.

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Small Calgary-based Milk Jar Candles sells some really beautifully-scented products of natural soy wax, lovingly hand-poured into jars with a natural wood wick.

These 50-hour, clean-burning candles come with a good cause: $1 from each candle sale goes to special needs youth programs in YYC. Most are sold in 10 oz. jars for CAD $28 (with a few priced at $36).

The company began two years ago and aims to bring affordable, clean-burning candles to consumers. Enjoy a calming moment with a glowing candle — anytime of the year!

We found two from their lineup to brighten your Mom’s space: Sunnyside and Bohemia.

Milk Jar Candles

Sunnyside combines sweet nectarine, pineapple and orange slices, juicy pear with floral accents of jasmine and rose. A base note of musk and citrus oil is also added to make this a cheerful pick for your Mom.

Bohemia has an earthy, citrusy aroma that includes notes of lemongrass, lavender, clary sage, patchouli and rosemary, scented with fine fragrance oils. There’s many more in the lineup as well as hair bars, reed diffusers and candle collabs.

Visit Milk Jar online for ordering details and to view the complete collection.

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Idealia Day Care Moisturizing Cream
This day cream is suitable for both normal and combination skin and helps to reduce enlarged pores, dullness and fine lines.

Idealia Day Care Moisturizing Cream

Its antioxidant-rich formula gave me a lovely glow after applying. Stress, fatigue, lack of sleep and too many late nights all contribute to skin issues, so Vichy’s added fermented black tea and Adenosine, combined with blueberry extracts (containing polyphenols and Vichy Mineralizing Thermal Water), make this a great 24-hour moisture-providing cream.

And as with all Vichy products, Idealia is both paraben-free and hypoallergenic, so if your Mom’s skin is on the sensitive side, this may prove the perfect gift. CAD $45.95

Vichy Mineralizing Thermal Water

Mineralizing Thermal Water
Looking for a fine mist spray to help sooth irritated skin, or just improve skin quality? Vichy’s Mineralizing Thermal Water contains 15 minerals that will help regenerate your skin and protect it against external debris. It’s also great for warmer days when a cool spray is welcome — suitable for both men and women.

It’s a 100% pure and natural product that’s free of fragrance, preservatives and is hypoallergenic so you can gift it worry-free. You just spray it on your face, leave it on for a few moments then gently pat dry. CAD $14.95

Vichy Hand & Nail Cream

Hand & Nail Cream
Give your Mom a nourishing hand treatment via Vichy’s Hand & Nail Cream, containing 10 natural oils + LHA (β-lipohydroxy acid). The cream is also marketed to even skin tone and clarity (with Vitamin C and enlightening pearls) and reinforce nail surfaces (using Ceramids).

It’s also clinically tested to show results in one month, including 21% fine line reduction, 22% intensity of age and sun spots reduction plus an increased 21% in nail strength. Easy to apply and a small amount goes a long way. It has a gentle smell and after using it for a few days, my hands felt a bit smoother. CAD $9.95

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L’Oreal’s Lumino Contrast shampoo is formulated to target highlighted strands of hair, restoring lost proteins without weighing your hair down. It’s got a fruity scent and left my hair feeling nice and shiny. Added Vitamin E stops hair’s natural oxidation upon contact with air, so your Mom’s colouring will keep brighter and last longer.

There’s even a built-in UV filter in the shampoo that further helps protect against light and sun damage. Talk about a tech-forward shampoo! The 250 ml (8.45 oz.) bottle is available at hair salons across North America. $30 USD

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