Mother’s Day is fast approaching and it’s a perfect time to start thinking about how to thank the special woman in your life.
Sure, you can wait until the evening before and quickly grab a last minute gift, but we thought we would save you some time and share some gifts that will truly convey a message of love and gratitude.
All these fab gifts are created by small businesses and have been road tested by us so you don’t have to do all the running around yourself. These local Perth businesses put care and love into their creations so you can gift something truly special.
In part 1 we are sharing some gift boxes and larger gifts that are perfect as a stand-alone gift.
I am a big fan of products that reduce their environmental impact and The Gifting Pot has solved the problem of hamper packaging waste by using a beautiful pot to package their gifts. Each gift comes with a package of seeds so you can use your pot to grow yourself an extra gift!
The other items inside the pot are just beautiful and you can see they have been chosen with the utmost care. I must admit I popped my candle near my computer after opening it and smelling the divine fragrance. I hadn’t even lit it yet and it was already bringing me joy.
There was a lovely mix of gifts in the hamper, with local suppliers featured, and this is a great way to choose a gift that provides a variety of items without having to put it together yourself.
A bit about The Gifting Pot
The Gifting Pot is a Perth based business and the brainchild of Lyn Rosillo, who has a passion for creating beautiful gifts that loved ones will treasure.
If you are buying for a woman who is a tea lover, the range of teas that Jodie provides has something to suit every taste. It’s very hard to pick a favourite; each tea has its own unique story and I would strongly suggest one of her taster box ranges or a selection of teas for the ultimate gift.
I had Ginger Zing one afternoon when I needed a pep up and made way too much. I let it cool and added it to my fresh juice and it was a very refreshing change. I also shared the Balance tea at our end of term homeschool picnic and it was well received by everyone.
I find that herbal teas aren’t always to my taste, but every variety I tried from The Tea Crowd was delicious. These really are luxury teas – pour in the hot water and you will start to see the different flowers and leaves bloom as the aromas engage your senses.
A bit about The Tea Crowd
Over at The Tea Crowd, the loose leaf tea and tisanes are hand blended in small batches with all natural and organic herbs, fruits and tea leaves. The teas are blended and packaged locally here in Perth.
There are so many options for hampers in Perth but this second one in our feature is again packaged in an eco-friendly way, this time in a beautiful wooden box that can be repurposed in many different ways.
This box gives the recipient not only the gift of beautiful products but also the promise of a Mum’s most valued thing – time alone! With a gorgeous exfoliating towel and bath soak, it immediately elicits a vision of relaxing in a warm bath, enjoying the toffees that are included by the light of a beautiful candle poured in a glass beaker.
My favourite part of this one was the toffees; they were rich enough that enjoying just 1 or 2 was satisfying. The other items were of a high quality and I particularly like the size of the towel, which is practical for full body use.
A bit about Wildwood Studios
Wildwood Studios owner Narelle is a Perth local who aims to provide quality hampers that showcase WA’s finest products alongside carefully curated imported items. She handpicks items and ensures they meet her exacting standards before including them in her gift boxes.
Having a keepsake image of your family that you can pass down to future generations is such a precious gift, and this is what Nathalie from Vibrance Studio does best. Nathalie’s professional expertise help you create the perfect printed and framed image for your family.
Nathalie manages to put every member of the family at ease and used all her best performing skills when we went to visit her. She had the kids bouncing about catching bubbles and giggling hysterically as she pretended to tickle them. Far from a boring “sit here while I take your photo” sitting, Nathalie created an atmosphere of fun and games and the time flew by.
The end result is a professional and beautiful work of art. You won’t walk away from Vibrance Studio with a heap of digital prints that you need to print yourself and that may not stand the test of time. Instead, you will have a professionally taken, edited and mounted image that will be the centrepiece of your home.
A bit about Nathalie from Vibrance Studio
With a degree in Art and Aesthetics Nathalie has been a professional photographer since 2005. She has worked with some of the top photographers in Europe and Australia and has exhibited her work internationally. Now based in the beautiful Swan Valley, Nathalie specialises in photographing families and women as well as business branding photography.
Mother’s Day gives us the opportunity to really show our love for the women in our lives who care for us all every day and sacrifice so much to ensure all our needs are met. Show your appreciation with a unique gift from one of Perth’s wonderful independent retailers.
– Sharon Pegrum