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May 02, 2018

"Life doesn't come with a manual, it comes with a mother."
- Unknown


by Guest Blogger Tammie West

Ok, I have to be honest, there are six as I just couldn’t choose. Well, I could have chosen 60, or more, from this site, each one unique and special, I wanted to be a part of each product and wanted to know its story. In fact, each product from Temples and Markets has a story that is not only unique and special but created ethically from makers and social enterprises in South East Asia.

I went shopping for my Mum, wanting, needing something special to spoil her and now I want and need to treat myself too. We love our Mums, they deserve every bit of spoiling they receive on Mother’s Day (and every day really) and you will love these pieces that will appeal to all ages and tastes so spoil, delight and cherish the wonderful woman in your life, on Mother’s Day and every day. 

1) Give Gratitude - Gratitude Pendant Necklace

 

What better way to show your gratitude to your Mum than to give a Gratitude Pendant Necklace. This elegantly simplistic, contemporary Crystal Drop Necklace on a Rhodium plated chain is handmade in Cambodia and part of Senhoa's brand new Clarity Collection. 

Senhoa is a combination of two Vietnamese words - “Sen” (lotus) and “Hoa” (flower)

The story of this stunning piece - designed by the Chin Twins - models, influencers and yoga teachers - speaks to the mind, body and spirit with its intention to empower the women of Cambodia who create each piece; to enrich their children with hope and emancipate them from the hardships they face.

Engage in the act of giving back when giving Gratitude - Employ Empower Emancipate Women in Cambodia with Senhoa Jewellery.

2) Just In, Just Need To Have - Lacquered Jewellery Boxes

 

Handmade in Vietnam, Lacquerware Boxes are a must have and make a perfect and unique ideal gift for any Mum in need of storing their jewellery, accessories or trinkets. Or use them as decoratively in any room just because they are simply gorgeous.

Choose between pink and white, or black and white monochrome style boxes. Both have a black inlay.

The boxes come in 3 sizes, allowing you the choice to buy individually or as the set. The smaller boxes and their lids fit perfectly inside the largest size.

Small Size Box: 21cm x 10cm high with lid on. Interior depth 4cm 

Medium Size Box: 23cm x 12cm x 6cm with lid on. Interior depth 4.5cm

Large Size Box: 25cm x 14cm x is 7cm with lid on. Interior depth 5cm

3 ) How have you lived without it?! - The Shrug

A fabulous fashion accessory that every woman needs in her life. Made for the busy Mum, The Shrug is a cotton jersey scarf with arm holes, so you can wear it as a scarf but also as a cropped cardigan / bolero to keep your shoulders and arms warm. The perfect thing for in-between seasons and travelling - wear it anywhere and everywhere, on a plane trip, to a concert, over a strapless dress or If you'd rather, just wear it as a scarf.

Available in two color choices, black with blue trim or red and grey with blue trim.

The absolute perfect gift for the woman who has everything and who loves all things unique. Each Shrug features H’mong indigo batik produced by the local H’mong women for Future Traditions in Moc Chau province, Vietnam. Designed by Cynthia Mann, integrating her love of traditional Vietnamese textiles with contemporary street wear.

4 ) Love of Lotus - Lotus Flower Clutch Bag

Check out our whole bag collection here.

Made with love for Mum, these stylish, practical and multi-functional clutch bags are water resistant and are available in two sizes.

The luxurious and vibrant look of the Lotus Design on the clutch captures the timeless perfection of the flower so revered in the East. The design is as exquisite and as head turning as the flower itself.

Medium Size Clutch will hold an iPad or iPad Mini. It’s also the perfect cosmetic pouch as it can be safely rested on wet surfaces. The perfect bag for errands or a quick trip to the shops, fitting most essential items.

Its original and attractive CUSHnART design, combined with the smooth exterior and wristlet strap for hand carrying, make this the ideal bag to take to the pool or beach. Carry it in your main bag to keep electronic devices dry and free from possible water condensation formed by cold drink bottles. 

5 ) A Classic Treasure - Freshwater Pearls

Just as you treasure your Mum, this is a piece she will treasure forever. With pearls never going out of fashion, The Libby Pearl Choker is a pretty combination of different colour Freshwater Pearls, adapted to the times on a modern leather choker. The classic styling makes it a gorgeous gift for women of all ages.

Available in tan, silver, gold or black leather choker measuring 42cm in length, with 7 assorted colour freshwater pearls and a loop clasp with a single freshwater pearl.

Designed in Singapore by Designers Stones that Rock who are passionate about creating exquisite jewellery featuring crystals and pearls  

6) Be in Vogue! - Vogue Silver Earrings

Zsiska's Vogue Collection is all glamour, all gorgeousness, just like Mum.

Statement earrings from the Vogue Collection by Zsiska feature 3 semi transparent black and silver beads, hanging with a 6cm drop on sterling silver hooks.

An absolute must-have pair of earrings for a night out of glitz and glamour. Hair up, strapless gown, Vogue earrings on and you're good to go.

To make the gift of giving (and shopping) an even more rewarding experience, Temples and Markets invite you to share your memories with your mum. To celebrate the women who gave us the world, Temples and Markets want to give back - and share. Enter the #memorieswithmums by sharing your favourite memory of your Mum for your chance to win one of two $75 Temples and Markets vouchers.

 

 


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