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Life From natural soap to a straw hat: Eight practical and poetic Mother’s Day gifts

This Mother’s Day, make Mom feel like a natural woman with a spring-evoking gift that’s practical, poetic or both.

Buzz factor

For the modernist green thumb with a yen for winged things: a handsome, sharp-angled beehouse worthy of Frank Lloyd Wright. Modern beehouse, $12.99 at HomeSense.

Rosy idea

Nature-loving moms will dig this chic collabo, a limited-edition makeup pouch featuring an ombré floral motif and three all-natural lip crayons: Proceeds go to Pollinators Project Canada, a not-for-profit dedicated to protecting and promoting pollinators. H Project x ela x Burt’s Bees Editor’s Pouch, $50 at Holt Renfrew exclusively.

Hats on

Cap off Mom’s special day with a classic straw chapeau, ideal for working al fresco or a getaway in Grasse. Hermès straw hat, $760 at Hermès boutiques across Canada.

Quill power

Pair a good tome with this feather-shaped bookmark, a whimsical metal keepsake by designer Tom Dixon. Tool the Bookworm Quill, $21 at Klaus.

Stony glare

No garden is complete without water – or some water-inspired bling to admire over a g and t while sitting in one. Art of the Sea platinum-and-tourmaline ring from the Tiffany Blue Book 2015, price on request at Tiffany & Co.

Cleaner living

Washing up after a day of gardening takes on a sensual note with a handcrafted bar of natural, petal-flecked soap. Vintage Rose Soap by Aide Bodycare, $6.95 through oneofakindonlineshop.com.

Butterfly effect

Time will fly while Mom waits for one of these Italian-made, polished-mirror clocks by Susanne Philippson to arrive in the mail (butterfly net not included). Butterfly Wall Clock, $525 (U.S.) through store.luminaire.com.

Green tech

Who says the digital age is sterile? This earthy ceramic phone dock – available in four stylish shades (Gloss Mint is pictured here) – doubles as a planter. Stak Ceramics Large Smartphone Dock, $50 at BRIKA.

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