Ahhhh dads: our heroes, the first man in our life and the most important one. I don't know about you, but I always find it much more difficult to choose a gift for my father than for my mother. What does he even need! After years of buying him Canadian Tire gift cards, I made my own little list of things I am 100% sure he would enjoy! I know it's not all about the gifts.. but a little something is always appreciated (Oh I know he loves my gift cards haha!)
Few months ago, my dad found a picture of my dad when he was young, playing hockey with his younger brother and he sent it to me. He was so happy about it and you could definitely tell he loved that picture. Dads are usually not the pro of deco, so I though it would be amazing for him to be able to see this picture in a frame at home! A childhood picture, a random souvenir or even a selfie you took with your dad: Any picture that reminds you of a good moment and you know your dad will put proudly on his desk works!
Crafty and delicious
For beer amateur, you can decide to get him couple of cans that you think he would like but I have better: Beer date! Go to the local brewery (the one opens at the moment of course) and have a fun date with your dad. Most places have games and there is nothing better than having fun with our loved ones! Creating memories has no price.
If your dad is a true woodman, look no further. Book the day off and go for a day in the nature. I repeat: Creating memories has no price. Go for a hike or a bike ride, take the fishing rods and go fish somewhere (Can also be combine with the beer, isn't that perfect!) Father's Day is only for a day, but nobody said you can't enjoy the whole weekend with your dad.
Mother's Day is approaching. I thought it would be a perfect time to help local business while spoiling your mom. I made a list of local businesses and though, hmm.. why not split it in categories: Types of moms. So here it is! Hope you will enjoy it and find great ideas of gifts, you know, just a little something that says: ''Mom, you totally deserve this because you are the best mom in the world''.
For a mom who loves fitness, let her try something she already loves or something new. Yoga sounds like a good fit: moving while relaxing and stretching your muscles. Dieppe or Moncton, you get to choose from both.
Pura Vida Yoga. www.puravidadieppe.ca/en/
Movi Movement. www.movimovement.com
All the moms like to feel pretty (which women doesn't like it?). What a perfect gift for a Beauty-Mom than a beauty day. Either a professional make-up for a special day, a new lipgloss, a body scrub or beautiful nails. Feel like splurging this year? Try the plasma tightening or microblading from Soigné!
Belle by Joelle. www.bellebyjoelle.com
Coffee Beauty. www.koffeebeauty.com
Ahhh! We all know a wine mom. I would say that most of them have a little inner Wine-Mom. This is a no brainer: A bottle, a bunch of bottles or a full day at the winery. Depending on the level of your Wine-Mom!
Magnetic Hill Winery. www.magnetichillwinery.com
Wine Kitz. www.winekitzriverview.ca
Give her all the flowers and seeds! She is the kind of mom who loves to play in the garden and she never has enough plants, so let's go to the nursery or the market to get her the perfect gift. Might as well take a little home-made baked good on your way!
MacArthur Nurseries. www.macarthursnurseries.com
Green Pig Market. www.greenpigmarket.com
Anything zen and natural for the healthy mama. A gift card for either of these places and she will be happy as a little bee. Does she prefer natural products or a day at the spa?
Sequoia Organics. www.sequoiaorganics.ca
Art & Craft-Mom
You know the type of mom who is always in for a DIY or always looking for a new decoration to put in the house. Here is something out of the ordinary for her. This type of gift might take longer to get ready, as most artist will take orders. Check with the artist if they already have some art in stock that you know your mom would totally love! I will let you click on the link to discover all the beautiful things these local artists have to offer!
Birch and Twine. www.facebook.com/birchandtwine/
Birch House Lettering. www.instagram.com/birch.house.lettering
Petals Stitches. www.picbabun.com/poppy.petals.stitches
All of these local business also are great for any other gifts idea or even for you to try! For now, let's get ready for all the Mama's and remember: The most important thing is to be present and do not wait for Mother's Day to tell your Mom how much you love her!
Happy Mother's Day - xx