Mother’s Day Gift Guide

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Looking for a last-minute gift for mom? Here are our top picks for Mother’ Day…

For the gourmet goddess
If your mum is a culinary inspiration in the kitchen, or simply loves all things retro, then Le Creuset’s Coquelle Casserole is for her.  The Coquelle, which originally debuted back in1958, was designed by the world-renowned Raymond Lowey, the man behind the design of the iconic Coke bottle. On limited re-release for 2015, the Coquelle Casserole is available in two special Le Creuset colours – Volcanic and Teal with only 80 available in Canada.   Priced at $500, the Coquelle delivers the same outstanding cooking performance expected from all pieces in Le Creuset’s cast-iron range.  It is available at Le Creuset flagship stores in Sherway Gardens (Toronto), Carrefour Laval (Montreal) and Chinook Centre (Calgary), as well as select fine kitchen stores across the country. www.lecreuset.ca

For the soccer mom
If your mom’s soccer mad then she will love OPUS Hotel’s footy-themed Women’s World Cup Survival package. Vancouver is proud to play host to the FIFA Women’s World Cup, June 6th to July 5, 2015 with nine games (including the final) scheduled in the city. OPUS Hotel is located a corner kick away from BC Place Stadium and the package includes overnight accommodation, breakfast for two, FIFA themed cocktails and the OPUS Women’s World Cup survival kit including: noise maker, official tournament scarf, snacks, energy drink, and painkillers to help you recover from the festivities. http://vancouver.opushotel.com/specials/women-s-world-cup-2015.htm

For the philanthropic mom
If your mom thrives on giving back to her community then Cause We Care has the perfect gift idea for her. Blue Ruby has joined hands and hearts with Cause We Care to create 12 beautiful handcrafted bracelets that will provide a “hand up” to mothers and children dealing with poverty. When you purchase one of these bracelets the proceeds go towards the Cause We Care Foundation to support critical programs and resources such as afterschool care, single mother workshops, and emergency funding for single mothers in need. If jewellery isn’t for her you can make a donation to the Cause We Care Foundation on your mom’s behalf and send her an e-card to let her know. http://causewecare.org/

For the stylish mom

What better way to tell mom how special she is than with a little blue box! Tiffany & Co’s Paloma Picasso Olive Leaf collection is inspired by the cherished symbol of peace and abundance—and reflects the olive groves surrounding the designer’s home in Morocco. This elegant profusion of leaves sends a Mother’s Day message of beauty and serenity with pendants, cuffs, earrings and rings that entwine diamonds and colourful gemstones in sterling silver and 18 karat gold. The Paloma Picasso Olive Leaf collection is available at Tiffany & Co. Vancouver locations and online at www.tiffany.ca.