Mark your calendars! Here in the States, May 13 is Mother’s Day (click here to find out when it falls in your country). Want to get Mom something special this year? Looking for gift ideas? Check back over the next few days for a different Mother’s Day gorgeous gift idea (a new special something with which to spoil Mom).
Many moons ago (aka the early ‘80s), my parents bought a big, burly brass vase at an antique store. We always just assumed it was, well, a vase for flowers, so every Mother’s Day, Mom’s bouquet would go into that vase, and she’d set it out in the living room for everyone to enjoy.
Imagine my surprise a few years ago when I learned that Mom’s brass vase is actually a spittoon! Yep. I was watching an old western on TV (can’t remember which one). There was a bar scene in it, and a cowboy spat his chewing tobacco into what looked exactly like Mom’s vase, and my brain registered, “Um…why is that guy spitting into Mom’s brass vase?”
One search of Google Images later, and the rest is history.
Mom’s brass vase/spittoon sits in their living room to this day…but to the best of my knowledge, it’s still reserved for flowers.
Mom loves getting flowers for Mother’s Day, but when I can, I also like to get her a little something that I know she’ll be able to appreciate after the flowers have faded, like one of the bath and body products from the new Crabtree & Evelyn Wisteria Collection.
With notes of wisteria, gardenia, ylang ylang, mandarin, nashi pear and musk, the light, feminine scent seems elegant, and it lingers in the air for hours. I have a feeling that Mom will also like the soothing watercolor styling on the packaging.
The Bath & Shower Gel ($22), Hand Therapy Cream ($18) and Body Cream ($36), with its weighty glass jar, feel particularly indulgent.
I don’t know… There’s just something special about these products. Classic. Vintage. And I think they’d look really pretty on top of a dresser or a bathroom vanity.
I bet Mom will also like that none of them contain sodium lauryl sulfate, parabens, phthalates, propylene glycol or mineral oil.
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Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,