May 5, 2010
DIY Spa Ideas For Mom
It’s almost Mother’s Day, and if you’re like most people, your gift to mom is probably going to involve some pampering. While sending mom to the spa for a day of relaxation and indulgence will no doubt put a smile on her face, why not give the gift that keeps on giving? Help her create her own private spa with these products — no appointment required.
A huge part of any spa experience is ambiance. Help create a soothing environment with one (or more!) of these candles from Jo Malone and Farrow & Ball, $75. Each of the five scents has been matched with a classic Farrow & Ball paint colour. These limited-edition candles are available at the Farrow & Ball showroom in Toronto, Farrow & Ball stockists and Holt Renfrew locations across Canada, so pick one up before they’re gone.
Forget the oversized, sterile white robes at most spas. Swaddle mom in softness with this pretty, vintage-inspired lace robe from Victoria’s Secret, $48 USD. Available in heather grey and soft pink.
Recreate some of the most popular spa services at home with the Sea Spa line from Upper Canada Soap. Available in four fragrances, the line includes such favourites as seaweed body polish, sea salt soak and detoxifying mineral mud, along with body lotions, foaming baths and other goodies. $6 to $42, Tweed & Hickory.
Help make at-home pedicures less time consuming with the Solevation mat, $29. Designed to be used while standing in the shower, the mat features sand and loofa sections, and can be used to rid feet of dead skin and buff toenails. Simply stand on the mat and shuffle your way to sandal-ready, beautiful feet.
For more thoughtful Mother’s Day gifts, check out Morgan Michener’s blog post.