If I were to count each time my mother or mother-in law has gone out of her way to do something for me, I’d be counting in the millions. I am humbled by their unending devotion to my happiness and well-being.
In traditional East Indian families, a deep and caring friendship with one’s mother-in-law is not common. In fact, it is quite a rarity. I have been blessed with a caring and giving mother-in-law, who is also a wonderfully kind person. In fact, she’s been such a positive influence on my life.
I remember Green & Green in its early days about 15 years ago… my mother-in-law would take the bus to Vancouver from the interior of BC to help with me during each busy season. She would work with me from the early morning to late at night creating gift baskets, helping me with filing, answering phones and ensuring that I found the time to eat during the busy holiday season.
When I was pregnant, my mother-in-law asked if it was all right with me for her to be in the room during my son’s birth. Even though my husband was there with me, her presence in the room was reassuring. We have an unspoken bond that we share. She has been there for me every step of the way as a friend, a buddy and a great sounding board.
My mother-in-law is also the most amazing grandmother. She cherishes her grandson and is one who plays road hockey, croquet, bocce, and goes camping and fishing with her grandson. She finds the time to enjoy everything that Aaron enjoys.
I am so grateful for her presence since my own mother lives thousands of miles away. Here’s a toast to women on Mother’s Day – mothers, grandmothers, mothers-in-law, daughters and daughters-in-law!
Celebrate Mother’s Day!
For all that mothers do, take the opportunity this Mother’s Day to show that you care and appreciate the mothers in your life. Surprise your favorite women – your mother, mother-in-law, stepmother, sisters, cousins, or best friends. While chocolates and flowers make great gifts, how about putting a little more thought and creativity into getting her something that she will truly love? Check out some of our Green & Green gift suggestions below for the different types of Moms:
The Working Professional
Does she have a Type A personality who balances her busy professional life and manages her family with such ease? Choose a gift to celebrate her ambition, yet gives her reason to relax and enjoy life. How about a digital photo frame that allows her to show off her family to colleagues and associates at the office? Or a Kindle Wireless reading device? Spoil her with our Magnolia Refreshing & Pampering gift basket, or go all the way with the Geochron Global Time Indicator which will allow her to run her conference calls and meetings more efficiently.
The Humanitarian Mom
This is the mom who’s just as comfortable volunteering to help build schools for orphans, as she is lobbying at a Parent-Teacher meeting. Show her you care as much as she does by treating her to gifts that pamper like a scarf or sweater, perhaps a camera or a travel book. We also suggest our Picnic Basket Cooler Tote that she can take away with her on picnic getaways, or the beautiful Inspiration 8-Tube Vase.
The Stylish Mom
Impeccably dressed and accessorized at all times, this mother deserves a classic gift. Bring the essence of French country living to her with our French Spa set. Or surprise her with our cool blue Vintage Vase or the Rhone Wine Set. How about candles in her preferred aromatherapy scent, birthstone jewelry, or perhaps a bottle of her favorite classic fragrance? Our Pate Trio offering salmon, lobster & crab pate would also make a great treat.
The Green Mom
This is the free-spirited, eco-friendly mom who strongly supports a green lifestyle. Bedazzle her with one of our customized organic food baskets. How about clothing made of organic cotton or bamboo, or a garden in a jar? Our natural bamboo Formaggio serving set, or the Stanley Park Picnic Blanket would also make great gifts.
The Gourmet Mom
Her huge talents lie in the kitchen whipping up gourmet meals in no time. She is as comfortable hosting a formal dinner party for 50 at home, as she is making spaghetti and meatballs from scratch for the family. Reward her with something beautiful for the kitchen or for herself. She will love the Dualit Toaster or Mini Oven, or the BBQ Carver. The Breeze Pitcher, Tumbler & Stirrer Set or the Tuscano serving tray and pepper mill will surely thrill her.
Make your mom feel super special on May 11. Give us a call if you need more ideas or suggestions. We’d be pleased to help you out.
Oval cutting board with slide-out drawer to hold four-piece stainless steel cheese tools.
7.9 x 8.7 x 2. Made of bamboo.