Mother’s Day Gift Ideas from Drysdale & Co.
Article and photos by Amanpreet Dhami
With Mother’s Day coming in May, you’ll want a unique gift idea for the woman responsible for your place on this earth. Drysdale & Co., a seven-year-old, eclectic gift shop located on the Danforth, provides options for mothers of all ages, personalities, and vocations.
Owned by Susan Drysdale, “the boutique stocks products based on customer recommendations, and from Susan’s research of items she sees on blogs,” says store manager Amy. Canadian designers and artists make all items found in-store – including the jewellery, stationary, and novelty items – so your purchase will support homegrown talent.
My gift picks will make moms of any kind cherish this year’s Mother’s Day!
Funny Feminist Mom
Known as the “patron saint of female frustration,” Anne Taintor celebrates womanhood with graphics from the 30s, 40s, and 50s
paired with witty cynical captions on novelty items such as note cards and magnets.
For the empowered mom with a sense of humour, Taintor’s change purse will keep her smiling with every cent spent.
Change purse $11.50
Chic Stylin’ Mom
Brought to Drysdale by a vendor who travels the world for unique jewellery, these brass and resin bangles by Kiki B clasp around one’s wrist. The classy bangles feature geometric, multicolour, and floral patterns, so you’ll find one to fit mom’s fashion sense.
$25.00 to $35.00
Spa Savvy Mom
Made with organic and fair-trade ingredients by a mother-daughter duo, Sweet Laugh Bath products promote sustainable beauty. Try the “Cosmo” Bath Bar for a tangy cranberry scent, or the euphoric “Chocolate Peppermint” Bath Soak, and transform your mom’s cleansing routine into a yummy treat.
Bath Bar $7.50, Bath Soak $11.50
Paper Blanks’ journal selections use traditional bookmaking elements, such as embossing, acid free and sustainable forest paper, and textured boards.
The cover art, inspired by different eras and cultures, will capture your mom’s unique personality.
$6.50 and up.
Don’t Forget Yourself!
Richmond Hill artists Stephanie Drabnik and Rose Chang silkscreen each limited edition, whimsical print, “so its not like everybody on the street will be wearing the same t-shirt.”
Rebecca’s personal favorite: the Octobubbles v-neck. $32.00
Visit Drysdale’s Blog for other fab finds for yourself.
Note cards featuring graphics from the 30s, 40s, and 50s.
Brass and resin bangles by Kiki B.
Cranberry-scented Cosmo bath bar.
Chocolate Peppermint bath soak.
A selection of Paper Blanks’ journals.
Paper Blanks’ unique journal art.