Since Mother's Day is fast approaching, I thought this was the perfect time to introduce you all to some of my favourite gift ideas by my favourite Mama run brands. All of these women have created companies that are truly dedicated to making the world a better place for their children and adding a little more love to this beautiful planet.
1. A Love Filled Tank or Tote by The Love More Shop
Amanda started The Love More Shop to remind you to love a little more every day, because in her words, there is always a little more love to give. Their beautifully simple logo adorns totes, wall hangings and the most adorable matching Mama and Mini tanks and tees. Believing that a kind, caring world starts at home, the Love More Shop donates $2 from every item sold into "The Love Fund". Once the love fund reaches $100, they host a social media contest to send a couple out on a date to nurture their love, or a single parent out to nurture themselves with something special and just for them. Because a more loving, caring and united world really does start at home. (Shown L to R: Love More Organic Cotton Tote $32, Love More Women's Racerback Tank $29)
Mama of two energetic boys, Whitney started Sonnet James to give mothers a way to feel beautiful everyday while still being able to get involved with your kids adventures without your clothes getting in the way. Her play dresses are perfect for adventures in forts, building sandcastles at the beach or days at the park. I truly believe that as mothers the most important thing we can do is to be fully present and involved in our children's lives, especially when they are young enough to still want us to be, and I was so excited to find a brand like Sonnet James that personifies that belief with style and heart. (Shown L to R: Remi Dress Navy/Hunter $98, Reese Dress Navy $148)
I first discovered Noelani Designs intention necklaces when I stumbled across designer Noelani Love's yoga studio Noelani Studios on our most recent vacation to Oahu's North Shore. The energy of her pieces where amazing, and I haven't taken off my own Shanti Intention Necklace since I got it. Naturally I wanted to know more about the creator and fell in love with Noelani's mission to radiate joy, love and happiness through her designs. In Noelanis words "It is my desire that the wearers of my jewellery designs feel and look radiant, and allow that radiance to shine on all humans everywhere." (shown L to R: Shanti Intention Necklace $68, Meryogi Intention Necklace $68)
After connecting with Moonrise Creek founder and soon to be Mama of two Lauren recently, I have fallen completely in love with her oil blends and skin products. She puts so must loving energy and though into the combinations and they have quickly become a part of my daily rituals. It is so amazing to have these powerful natural plant extracts that are available to connect us to the healing and grounding qualities of the earth. (shown L to R Lunar Phase Aromatherapy Oil Blends- Set of 4 $56.60 CAD , Traditional Cleansing Grains $25.16 CAD)
5. A set of mala beads from Mama Malas
To be honest I felt a little funny including ourselves in this list at first. But the truth is that I believe so strongly in what we do, and how important living authentic and intentional lives is for ourselves and our families. The letters that I receive from Mamas sharing how much their Mama Malas have helped to inspire them and give them back time they would have otherwise missed make me so grateful and proud that I can't help but spread the Mama Mala love. (Shown L to R: Adventurous Mama Mala $108 and Healing Mama Mala $132, Intuitive Mama Mala $108 and Gemstone Stacking Bracelets $32-$45)