I’ve always loved Mother’s Day (or any day of celebration for that matter) to take a few minutes to be grateful for a person and show them love and affection! The role of a mom is a very special one and deserves to be recognized! I like to thank any mom, Grandma, Aunt or strong lady in my life around this time. (Thanks Mom! For raising me, instilling a sense of good that I can feel to my core, for talking to me multiple times a day and for always reminding me how to boil an egg! ;) )
I always like to get something nice for my mom but it’s hard to think of something unique year after year. I usually default to ferns (my mom loves them on the porch!) or fresh flowers and chocolate. Small reminders of my love for her and to thank her!
This gift idea was a match made in heaven because Amina of Handmade Habitat makes these great smelling soy candles! And even better than that, she offers them in a subscription box. This makes an alternative and unique Mother’s Day gift!
I’ve checked out Amina’s shop in person (Right now, she’s in a pop-up space at the Brookland Arts Walk in D.C. If you are in the area, you should definitely check it out.She shares the space with two other ladies and they are calling themselves A Good Enough to Eat Pop-Up. She also sells locally at various markets. Check out her calendar to find out where!
A lot of Handmade Habitat's values align with Simply Gifted which makes this match even more perfect! We both place high value on bringing intention, presence and mindfulness into your life. Everything in her shop is beautiful and well designed to the very last detail. She has so many awesome products. I really like her meditation candles and her sassy handwritten matchbooks! I have my eye on her aromatherapy eye pillow and yogi balm next! Anything in her shop would make a thoughtful gift.
One thing that drew me to her subscription boxes, specifically, is that each month has a seasonal theme. At the beginning of each month she explains each theme on the Handmade Habitat blog! This May box will include a set of hot pink, Hot Mama matchbooks. May’s theme is Lotus Blossom.
Here is a sneak peak of what Amina has to say about it: The lotus flower blooms through the mud. It's a symbol of heart-opening and the expansion of the soul. This scent is uplifting, floral but with distinct Earth tones. This is one of my favorite scents, one that I find to be really well-balanced, like the life that so many moms live. Lotus Blossom calms me, makes me feel a little more grounded and at ease at the end of the day, which is something that I think a lot of women, and moms in particular are always striving for in their busy lives.
I know some people have that scent that they love but I love trying out new candles and this subscription box is a perfect way to do that. If you have anyone adventurous in your life, they might like this too! Included in the box each month is a 9oz candle and a surprise. Sometimes it’s a set of two matchbox, loose tea or other goodies. It's always a surprise and always just right for the time. You can gift one box or a subscription of 3 months up to a year! The subscriptions start at $25 per month! You can also subscribe seasonally. The seasonal subscription comes four times throughout the course of a year, arriving at the start of each new season.
Amina and I teamed up to giveaway 2 of her May boxes. One for you and one for a mother figure in your life! Amina will include a coupon if you decide you would like to try out a subscription. You both can take pleasure in knowing that you both have the same candle burning in your homes at the same time (I think something like that can make the distance seem far less, don’t you think?) *The subscription boxes and contest is only available for US customers*
The giveaway will be open until Monday, April 25th! All of you have to do is comment one of your favorite things/memories about your mom or a mother figure in your life! To enter please head over to Simply Gifted's Instagram or Handmade Habitat's Instagram and comment! You can be entered twice if you comment on both Instagram accounts. We will randomly pick a winner & send out the boxes just in time for Mother's Day!
Amina has kindly offered 15% off anything in her shop until Mother’s Day! Just use the code SimplyGifted at checkout.
Just look at how cute these boxes are? Who wouldn't love getting this in the mail every month?!