Let’s face it — Christmas shopping can be extremely stressful, especially if you aren’t sure what to buy the special Langley lady in your life.
Rather than walk laps around Willowbrook Mall until your feet sprout blisters or trek through Costco and pop a button from consuming ALL the samples and a giant hot dog, you can sit back and relax in your man cave a little longer.
This Valley Mom happens to hail from Langley AND knows firsthand what us baby mama’s really, truly want.
So listen up fellas, here are 10 awesome gift ideas for the Langley Mom on your list for 2016.
1-Gift of a Getaway
Want to be in our good books for the next decade? Send us away on a local girls’ getaway without the kiddies puh-lease! Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa is just a 45 min drive from Langley, which makes for the perfect little staycation with one of our best gal pals. Check out the resort’s Girlfriends Spa Package HERE.
Note: Check out our Getaway section on the blog for loads of travel inspiration, both local and afar!
2- An Eyebrow-Raising Gift
Haven’t your heard? Brows are the new boobs — and much more affordable. Us Langley Moms just don’t have time to fiddle with an eyebrow pencil while trying to balance a baby on our hip or toddler poking their hands through the bathroom door. In an ideal world, we’d wake up and BAM, perfect brows, which is actually a thing these days thanks to Microblading. Give her the gift of having ‘brows on fleek’ (whatever the heck that means), with a gift card to the Bee Pampered Salon & Spa in Fort Langley. I had mine done recently and it has been a total beauty game changer.
3- The Gift of Lovely Lashes
Every gal wants long, beautiful lashes, but we’re not all born with them. If your tired of finding little false lashes all over your abode from your significant other, send that false lash addict to a lash extensions stylish here in Langley so she can get that dramatic, sexy look, minus the fuss and messy glue mishaps. My gal over at Live Love Lash currently has a Christmas promo: Purchase a Gift Certificate that includes a Full Set and 2 Fills, PLUS an aftercare gift that contains a specially formulated cleanser for your lashes, a soft brush and comb for $210 (a savings of $45). But get this special offer before they are out, only 10 are being sold!
4- The Gift of Great Hair
One of the easiest ways to make your Langley mom’s day is to let the staff at Vivid Hair Boutique & Blow-dry Bar to tend to their tresses. If they’re anything like me and have thick, curly hair that takes a good two hours to dry and style, they’ll love the gift of great hair. What I love about Vivid, aside from their talented team of staff, is their blow-dry bar. Buy your mom, daughter, wife, bestie, or coworker a gift card for this express service that includes a wash, condition and style. Prices range from $25 – $40, depending on the style. The salon also carries the sought after Devine natural hair products, which make excellent stocking stuffers. I promise she will love the hair spray, it smells like vanilla cupcakes and leave your hair feeling soft and bouncy.
5- The Gift of Artistic Expression
Does the Langley Mom on your list have an artistic side? Zealous Art & Painting pARTies, not only offers a mobile service but also has a studio in Downtown Langley where she can pARTy & Paint her heart out! Trust me – she doesn’t have to be a Picasso to have fun with this painting party and come out with a masterpiece. My mom and I have taken a couple of these classes and had a total blast.
6- The Gift of Local Fashion
One of my personal favourite local boutiques is Muse Social Fashion House over at The Shops at Morgan Crossing in South Surrey. This locally owned and operated clothing boutique specializes in head-to-toe styling for the modern woman, and features gorgeous one-of-a-kind statement pieces, including these fun sweatshirts the Langley Mom on your list will swoon over.
7- The Gift of Fitness & CHILDCARE!
Yoga and Barre and Hip Hop, oh my!
Has your Langley Mom been debating whether to join a gym or sign up for a workout class? Give her the gift of fitness this year with an annual membership. There’s a brand new boutique-style fitness studio in Langley at 20178 96 Ave. that is nothing like your average gym. This studio space doesn’t have machines and big equipment — rather it offers group a variety of dynamic fitness classes and a safe, comfortable environment for women to achieve their fitness and health goals.The variety of workout options are suitable for beginner to advanced fitness levels and progress with you to keep you challenged.
Child care hours are currently 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and by reservation for other times (evenings).
8- The Gift of Relaxation
Forget candy and flowers, one of the best ways to spoil us Langley moms and moms-to-be is the gift of relaxation. And with the hustle and bustle of the holiday season now in full swing, a trip to the spa is the perfect place to hit pause and chill out.
From beauty addicts to the hard-core soccer mom, we could all use a little pampering now and then.
But let’s face it — most of us don’t want to venture far or spend a week’s worth of grocery money for just an hour or two of bliss.
For the ultimate spa experience here in ‘the Valley’ that won’t break the bank, look no further than Su Casa Spa & Laser Hair Removal in Fort Langley. This boutique spa offers everything from massage-therapy and microdermabrasion to laser hair removal and pedicures.
9- The Gift of 90’s Nostalgia
Yes, this is actually happening in ‘the Valley, ‘ and we REALLY WANT TO GO….Err, well, at least I do. Hint, hint Jason. The 90’s Tour, coming to Abbotsford Centre April 22, 2017, features Salt N Pepa; Vanilla Ice, All 4 One,Color Me Badd, Rob Base, and Young MC. But hurry, tickets go on-sale THIS Friday, December 16 at 10 AM. My mind is blown over how awesome this is.
Visit www.ticketmaster.ca for tickets.
10- The Gift of Frilly Things
I can’t name a single other Langley Mom who doesn’t know of or not LOVE this amazing bra and lingerie store in the heart of downtown Langley cantering to women of all sizes. Although personalized bra fitting services is their specialty, FYL also places an emphasis on sourcing and stocking the best lingerie, sleepwear, swimwear and shape wear brands for women, regular and plus size. To shop for us, simply order online or give the store a call. You’ll be able to pick up your purchase in-store the next dat, beautifully wrapped at no charge. Psst…. not sure of our size? Just peek in our lingerie drawer or ask FYL if we are in their database. If we’re regulars of this Langley gem, you can bet we’re already in there.
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