Great gifts for great mums
Mother’s Day is fast approaching, and especially if you’re living away from home, it’s best to plan your gift beforehand.
Stumped on what to get that special mum in your life? Fresh flowers are lovely, but they don’t last for long. Instead, pop by Art and Abode to see the pretty gift suggestions on its shelves.
Here are four thoughtful options to consider.
1. Violette Impériale diffuser
Take a quick whiff of this reed diffuser ($60): Does it transport you to a field of violets? Inspired by Empress Eugénie de Montijo – wife of Napolean III – this springtime scent showcases her most beloved fleur: the subtle, stylish violet. And this aromatic oil is enhanced by hints of blackcurrant, peach, iris, raspberries and vetiver.
2. Orangerie du Roy candle
Oranges were cultivated in China since 2,500 B.C., before being introduced to Europe, where the scent of the orange tree flower became King Louis XIV’s favourite. Th is fresh-scented candle is punctuated with woody notes ($75). Our bet: Mum will love the fragrance as much as the French king did.
3. Gaggioli Design
Discover the design outpost of French artist France Rudge, who boldly experiments with pastels, pencils, acrylics and oil paints. The Fine Art Pigment Print on Canson Edition Etching Rag Paper of “Orchid” ($179) comes signed and numbered with a frame. Meanwhile, tech-savvy mothers will appreciate a customised iPhone 6S case featuring “Jasmine” ($50) – an elegant way to beautify a smartphone.
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