WRITTEN BY SHAWNA O’NEILL
Moms do it all. If you’re lucky enough to have a paternal Queen in your life, you should treat her like royalty this Mother’s Day. You don’t have to look too far for the perfect gift, either. A few shops in downtown Cornwall have featured special, new items for you to help mom kick back and relax.
Love and Lounge sets ($69.99) with Restful Fur Slippers ($39.99)
Your favourite, fast-selling, local lounge sets are back in stock at Love and Lee. Sold in soft, spring colours, this machine washable outfit can be picked up curbside from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. everyday other than Thursday, in which curbside pickups are available from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
“Moms tend to get everything thrown in their direction throughout the course of a day: messes, scrapes, hugs, kisses, tears — you name it,” said owner Kelsey Lee. “Taking a moment to practice self care (especially with everything going on in the world right now) is crucial for maintaining positive mental health, and allowing your cup to stay full (so you can keep filling others’).”
Kick up your style a notch from sweats or pjs, without sacrificing the comfort, and slip into these lounge sets with complimentary slippers. You and mom can even match!
Mother’s Day at-home Facial Box ($48)
If you just can’t wait to get back to PURE Organic Spa when lockdown restrictions lift, you’re in luck: PURE is selling two packages for you to treat mom to a spa day of her own in the comfort and safety of her home.
The Mother’s Day at-home Facial Box includes a 12-step facial with Eminence Organic Skin Care products, a bandeau, Stone Crop Masque (15 mL), a chocolate treat and a mini bottle of Henkell Sparkling Wine.
“Facials are kind of our niche, and we haven’t been able to provide that service because masks are mandatory,” explained owners Michelle Longtin and Denise Robertson. “We have never done at-home facial kits prior to lockdown.”
PURE is also offering a special at-home Mother’s Day Body Box, which features various bath products, soaps, body oils, lip balms and more.
These at-home packages are available on PURE’s online store, along with other cute Mother’s Day themed gift ideas, like funny mugs and sarcastic candles, and gift cards for unforgettable in-spa experiences.
“We all need that little bit of pampering when we open back up,” said Longtin and Robertson.
Macaron and Rose Box ($35)
Although all pre-orders are already sold out, Fairy Sweet owner Sue-Anne Heitmann is excited to announce that 30 Macaron and Rose Boxes will still be available for purchase on Mother’s Day weekend (Saturday, May 8 and Sunday, May 9).
Heitmann takes pride in creating her famous, French-inspired desserts from scratch. Each box will contain six macarons, including flavours like strawberry, piña colada, peach and vanilla, complimented by roses from Blooms Cornwall.
“Picture this: mom sitting in a nice, hot bubble bath…sipping on some champagne, and she uses the rose petals in the tub while eating a delectable macaron, while the candles and soft music (are) in the background. I don’t know about you, but that seems like heaven to me!” said Heitmann.