It's hard to believe that Mother's Day has come round once again! It seems as if I was writing last year's gift guide only yesterday. The Pickwickians are back with their recommendations to pamper your mum on her special day. Our motley crew has a diverse group of moms with a wide range of interests and so we have compiled a gift guide for every kind of leading lady in your life.
Lady Pickwick's Pick: For the Mom Who Indulges
Lady Pickwick is forever recommending the Santa Maria Novella apothecary products and sending her guests home with bars of pomegranate soap to try and fall in love with. The oversized "Melograno" Pomegranate Oil and milk bath soap works up a lather that smells beautiful and moisturizes the skin. You'll never want to use another soap. The Olio Cosmetico is even more decadent. This vitamin cosmetic oil is blue with azulene, an active chemical in chamomile flowers, and soothes and treats using a blend of Vitamin F and almond oil. ($32/$80)
Mr. Pickwick's Pick: For the Mom Who Travels
Mr Pickwick is a man of the world and he would never dream of stepping on board the clippers without his Moleskine Voyageur. This notebook is for the consummate traveler and, with purchase, gives the owner access to a world of downloadable content to make your notebook a keeper of tickets, itineraries, maps, and memories! ($24.95)
Penny Dreadful's Pick: For the Mom Who Cooks
Revol Chicken Roasters, porcelain cookware made in France, are as beautiful as they are functional. Available in a range of vibrant colors, they are also oven, freezer, fridge, microwave, and dishwasher safe. Use these roasters for roasting chickens, making casseroles, baking pasta, or just about anything else you can imagine doing in a lidless Dutch Oven! ($70 lg/$22 sm)
Bailiwick's Pick: For the Mom who Imbibes
The Admiral has put together some of his favorite treasures for the mixologist mom. Elderflower Presse is a lightly sweetened British traditional beverage that is lovely by itself or chilled with gin. Bittermilk may be more the speed of the mother who enjoys a touch of the amber. This drink mix is designed to turn any glass of fine whiskey into a Smoked Honey Whiskey Sour. Finally, Mint Julep sugar is a delight in or on the rim of glasses, but can also be used on ice cream or in cooking for an extra kick of curious flavor.
Thistle's Pick: For the Mom Who Reads
The Penguin Clothbound Classics come in every reader's flavor, from gorgeous Austen tomes to spooky The Woman in White and Dracula to such beloved volumes as Jane Eyre and The Picture of Dorian Gray. Come in and pick up your mother's classic of choice and she will treasure her beautiful collectible copy for many rainy days to come. ($20-$30)
Knewton's Pick: For the Mom Who Communes
The New England Curiosities ghost tours begin on May 16th and are sure to be full of ghost seekers and history hunters alike throughout the summer. This year, Pickwick's Mercantile is teaming up with NE Curiosities to make the ghost tours even more delightful and dramatic, adding a touch of Pickwickian flair to the guest experience. Tickets can be purchased/pre-ordered at Pickwick's Mercantile at 64 State Street in Portsmouth! ($10-$15)
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