Even though Mother’s Day will be a little different this year, it doesn’t mean you can’t show the special lady in your life how much you love her. Instead of a brunch date or weekend trip to the spa, how about sending her a care package of her favorite things? From wellness-inspired items that encourage rest and relaxation to little luxuries to spruce up her home for spring, we compiled 36 Mother’s Day gift ideas we think she’ll love. Now, all you need is a postage stamp!
In case you missed it, the
terrazzo trend isn’t going anywhere. This speckled vase is the perfect accessory for fresh-cut blooms, whether it’s adorning a quaint breakfast table or adding drama to a mantel.
Babo Terrazzo Pot 9", $29,
In the second installment of her best-selling cookbook,
Magnolia Table, HGTV star Joanna Gaines shares 145 new recipes from her kitchen table to your mom’s. The Lemon-Lavender Tart and Magnolia Press Chocolate Cake are must-tries!
Products: Magnolia Table, Volume 2
by Joanna Gaines, $43,
During these uncertain times, mental well-being is more important than ever. This first aid kit is designed to add a little brightness to your loved one’s day, thanks to goodies like chocolate, uplifting essential oil spray and mindfulness cards.
Source: Lost + Found
Mental Wellness First Aid Kit, $50,
For meditation enthusiasts or those just starting their practice, these comfy cushions are a pretty perk to finding peace and calm at home. Bonus: when they’re not being used, they make a stylish addition to a living room or bedroom.
Meditation Cushion & Zabuton in Sfumato/Rose Clay Linen, $200,
This one-of-a-kind, hand-carved breakfast board — made in Vancouver Island — is a handsome canvas for any charcuterie.
Source: Herriott Grace
Large Brown Elm Breakfast Board with Varied Grain, $358,
They say good things come in small packages, and it couldn’t be more true for this sweet set, complete with a boxed bar soap, body polish and body mousse. Choose between, “Hello Gorgeous,” “You Are Loved” and “Best Mum Ever.”
Source: Vice & Velvet
"Bar & Jar" Gift Set in "Best Mum Ever", $24,
In collaboration with Urban Barn, Victoria, British Columbia-based artist Andrea Soos dreamed up six playful pastel paintings to add an artful touch to any room.
Source: Urban Barn
Products: Brought Me To My Knees
Wall Art by Andrea Soos, $149,
This vegan and cruelty-free starter kit is crafted specifically for mature skin, thanks to ingredients like ultra-hydrating squalane.
Anti-Aging Starter Kit, $210,
See ya, bad hair days! These dreamy satin and silk pillow cases and matching scrunchies by PJ Harlow — available in five elegant shades — will protect your mom’s hair as she sleeps.
Source: Au Lit Fine Linens
Dreamer Satin Pillow Cases + Scrunchie Set, $80 each,
Part of Holt Renfrew’s H Project, which promotes products with a purpose, these stone resin servers not only look good but are good for the planet, too. They’re made from recycled waste material from the oil industry.
Source: Dinosaur Designs
Stone Resin Servers in Honeycomb, $165,
Nothing welcomes spring more than a fresh floral scent. Aerin’s latest juice has notes of geranium, pink pepper and white peony for a feminine fragrance that will leave a lasting impression.
Wild Geranium Eau de Parfum 100 mL, $210,
Sipping tea is the ultimate relaxing ritual, so why not invest in this peppermint Scandinavian tea set for the special lady in your life, complete with a teapot, sugar and creamer?
Source: Viva Scandinavia
Nina Tea Set, $80,
The perfect pairing to a new tea set? Tea leaves of course! This brew contains lemongrass, ginger and pieces of whole fruit for a soothing sip every time.
Source: Sloane Fine Tea Merchants
Ginger Twist, $19,
This double brass candle holder — which will develop a beautiful patina over time — has Lynda Reeves’ stamp of approval. “The scale is perfect and it works much better than the separate single candlesticks,” she says. “It feels new.”
Source: Shop House & Home
Double Brass Candleholder, $285,
Wallets are something we rarely buy ourselves, so treat your mom, aunt or grandma with this dainty pink accessory. Bonus: you can add a monogram for free!
Source: Michael Kors
Medium Crossgrain Leather Envelope Wallet in Soft Pink, $98,
Notes of lemon leaf, orange peel and Lebanese cedar mingle together to create an indulging fragrance for a powder room, reading nook or principal bedroom.
Aromatic Diffuser, $46,
How cute is this hand-painted herb tea towel? Made out of a cotton flour sack, it gets softer with each wash.
Source: Honey Brush Design
Fresh Herbs Watercolor Tea Towel, $28,
Ease aching muscles and stiff joints with this soothing blend of rosemary, marjoram and Roman chamomile. Just add 3 to 5 tablespoons to a hot bath!
Pain Release Analgesic Bath Salt Soak, $26,
No serene soak in the tub is complete without a fluffy bathrobe to sink into. The extra absorbent cotton fabric feels like a warm hug!
Source: Zara Home
Premium Quality Cotton Dressing Gown in Grey, $100,
Tending to indoor plants or a
blooming backyard becomes a fashion statement with this sleek, Scandi-style watering can. The cool, copper finish feels very of-the-moment.
Dansk Watering Can in Copper, $70,
Made in Toronto, this luxurious face oil — flecked with 24k gold — helps lock in moisture, reduces redness and more. Plus, the faint scent of sandalwood, grapefruit, juniper berry and anise makes it even more of a self-care Sunday essential.
Photographer: Brandon Titaro
Source: Newt by Elle
Marula Rosehip Gold Oil, $56,
If your mom is a fan of the jade facial roller, she’ll adore the rose quartz gua sha. Tell her to pair it with her serum or moisturizer to help reduce puffiness and relieve tension in the morning and before bed.
Rose Quartz Gua Sha, $24,
The Hudson’s Bay Point Blanket is one of the symbols of Canadian culture, becoming a family heirloom passed down from generation to generation. Why not start your own tradition just in time for their 350th anniversary?
Source: Hudson's Bay Company
Iconic Oxford White Point Blanket, starting at $325,
Handmade and hand-painted in Granada, Spain, this terracotta clay pitcher looks equally gorgeous holding lush foliage as it does a fresh brew of coffee.
Source: Pomelo Casa
Small Pitcher with Hand Painted Designs in Lilac, $119 each,
With the bars being closed, there’s no better time to delve into the art of cocktail making at home. This stylish set includes a copper shaker, double jigger, cocktail strainer, bar spoon and muddler.
Source: Old Dutch International
DuraCopper 5-Piece Cocktail Shaker Set, $71,
Your mom doesn’t have to drink alcohol to be a cocktail connoisseur! This cookbook showcases the creativity of low and non-alcoholic beverages using a variety of seasonal fruit, vegetables, nuts and herbs.
Source: Cocktail Emporium
Products: All Day Cocktails: Low (And No) Alcohol Magic
by Nick Tesar and Shaun Byrne, $35,
There’s a reason candles are go-to gifts: scents are incredibly personal, and it’s a lasting way to show someone you care. This relaxing eucalyptus and lavender soy wax candle is crafted in Toronto and burns up to 40 hours.
Source: 100 Years Of Love
Bedtime Story Candle, $30,
Illuminate a city garden with this enchanting candle lantern. Place a few along a stone pathway for a romantic look once the sun goes down.
Source: H&M Home
Large Metal Candle Lantern, $30,
If your mom lives in a small space, this canvas wall organizer from Winnipeg-based retailer
June Home Supply is the perfect storage solution. There’s 20 durable compartments, so she can store all of her kitchen essentials.
Source: June Home Supply
Canvas Half-Wall Organizer, $155,
We’re all trying to be more
sustainable these days, and that includes being more conscious of your beauty routine. These reusable and washable organic cotton face cloths are an eco-friendly alternative to single-use cotton rounds or makeup wipes.
Source: Freon Collective
100% Organic Cotton Face Cloth in Sierra Florals (Set of 3), $50,
Food enthusiasts, rejoice! Handcrafted in Iga, Japan, this clay rice cooker creates flavorful and fluffy rice for stir fries, sushi and more.
Source: Old Faithful Shop
Iga Mono Kamado San Rice Cooker, $219,
Made by Mexican artisans, this intricately woven, eco-friendly basket is made from palm fibres. The sleek design holds blankets, throw pillows and linens with ease.
Tambo Basket in Acero, $125,
Support Canadian artisans and help stock your mom’s pantry at the same time with this Middle Eastern kitchen set, all handmade in Syria and packaged in Montreal.
Source: Les Filles Fattoush
Aleppo Kitchen Set, $45,
One of the easiest way to refresh a space for the new season is swapping out throw pillows — and nothing resembles spring more than a delicate floral pattern.
Source: Shop House & Home
Bluebelle Throw Pillow, $85,
A silk sleep mask is a self-care essential in our books, especially when it comes in an
on-trend green and marble pattern. Time to catch some zzz’s.
Source: B Yoga
The Silk Sleep Mask in Marbled Emerald, $46,
Constant hand washing can leave hands cracked and begging for moisture, so Toronto-based Consonant Skincare created a hygiene kit ideal for these uncertain times. Their sulphate-free wash and hydrating cream (plus portable bottle to use during a grocery run) works wonders.
Source: Consonant Skincare
Healthy Hand Hygiene Portable Pack, $33,
Once soirées are back in full swing, these quirky invitations will be put to good use. This set comes in two patterns: black-and-white polka dot and lush bamboo!
Source: Poodle & Blonde
P&B Invitations in Tottenham Dalmatian x Money Tree (Pack of 5), $9,
Author: Victoria Christie