With Mother’s Day fast approaching, many of us are struggling to find the perfect gift for all of the wonderful mothers in our lives.  A bottle of perfume, spa gift card, and coupon book of IOUs are lovely gifts, but haven’t you done that before?  Think outside the box this year, and consider a themed gift package inspired by one of our exquisite, handmade candles paired with a potted plant or tree, floral bouquet, or herb garden.  It makes for a beautiful, well-thought out gift that capture her favorite aroma both indoors and out.

Unless you already know your Mother’s favorite scent, the first step is to do your homework.  Does she prefer a floral fragrance or more of a citrus scent?  No matter her favorite aroma, the options are endless with this themed gift idea.  We will provide some direction, but you can add your own personal touch to make it that much more sentimental.

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Spring Blossom:  For the Mom who loves to garden, capture the essence of spring with scents from our floral collection inspired by the season’s most fragrant blooms. Some of our favorites include Gardenia Premium Round, Hydrangea Premium Round, Cherry Blossom Radiance Collection, and Cherry Blossom Premium Round. Visit your local florist or nursery, and select the same flower as the candle that you can pot or have the florist assemble a beautiful bouquet.  Complete the gift basket with a gift card to the nursery and new gardening supplies – gloves, kneeling pad, shovel, pruner, etc.

Citrus Grove: If Mom loves a zesty, sweet citrus aroma, she will enjoy any of our citrus-based candles such as Lemon Pound Cake Premium Round, Pinkalicious Glass Pillar Collection, Cranberry Orange New Kitchen Collection, or Orange Dreamsicle Limited Edition.  Pair with a lemon tree or a citrus cocktail tree that grows multiple citrus varieties so she can add garnish to her favorite drink (available at Lowe’s or online retailers such as directgardening.com).  Complete the package with lemon infused olive oil, soaps, or citrus-flavored foods.

Herb Garden:  For the Mom that loves to cook, choose an herb-scented candle from the Citrus Herb Village Classics Collection or the Citrus & Sage Décor Collection.  Next, select Mom’s favorite herbs and plant an herb garden in a large planter for easy picking as she prepares one of her fabulous gourmet meals.  To complete the garden, purchase special labels for each herb that was planted.  Another idea is to add pre-mixed tins of dried herbs from a gourmet market or jars of individual dried herbs with fun labels that will help organize the pantry.

Homemade Treats: If the aroma of freshly baked apple pie or blueberry muffins is reminiscent of special times with Mom in the kitchen, this gift will truly warm her heart.  Pair a Blueberry Muffin Premium Round candle with a blueberry plant (found at berriesunlimited.com) or a Baked Apple New Kitchen Collection candle with an apple tree (summerstonenursery.com).  Add a personalized or monogrammed apron with baking supplies or specialty ingredients from a gourmet market.  Include a card that recollects your childhood memory of her making these homemade treats at home.  A very happy Mom is guaranteed with this gift!

To make this Mother’s Day gift even more special, get the kids involved.  Visit your local craft store to purchase a flower pot, some paint, and get those little hands painting!  Nothing is more special than tiny handprints and fingerprints!   It’s also a great way for the children to take part in the gift giving, so they too can show their appreciation for Mom or Grandma.

To all of the Mother’s reading this blog, we want to wish you a very happy Mother’s Day!

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