Here at House & Home, we know that moms come in all different shapes, sizes and personality types, so we’ve rounded up gifts for every kind of special lady in your life. From style aficionados to hands-on DIY enthusiasts, we have something to make your mom smile this Mother’s Day, whether you’re together or apart.
The Luxe Lounger
For the mom whose second language is self-care.
Is there anything better than sinking into a freshly-made bed? Based in Montreal and produced in Portugal, Maison Tess creates luxury stonewashed linens that are both socially responsible and stylish. This mossy green set is a must-have!
Source: Maison Tess
Coco Linen Moss Set, starting at $460,
Skin-care enthusiasts, rejoice! This luxe anti-aging face cream from AmorePacific is infused with the highest concentration of green tea, so it works double time to make your mom’s skin look younger and plumper.
Source: Holt Renfrew
AmorePacific Time Response Skin Reserve Cream, $550,
This uber-soft baby alpaca throw is ideal for cooler evenings spent lounging outside. Plus, with its chic pattern and fresh aqua shade, it makes the ideal companion for any design aficionado looking to add a pop of color to their space!
Source: Au Lit Fine Linens
Baby Alpaca Throw Sherbrooke Aqua, $315,
Lounging will have a new meaning for the mom who loves to relax (who doesn’t?) with this luxurious robe from Imli, the lifestyle brand of interior designer
Emily Griffin. Made with 100 per cent cotton in rich hues and beautiful fabrics, she’ll never want to part ways with her new self-care Sunday companion.
Wild Flower Navy Robe, $100,
Nothing screams comfort more than slipping your feet into a warm pair of shearling slippers. So if your mom dreams of spa days on the daily, these comfy and chic slippers will be the perfect gift to bring serenity to her.
Products: Shearling Slippers, $30, available at Winners
Curated by designers
Brenda Danso and Iman Stewart, this box takes the guess work out of gift-giving. It includes a scented candle and accessory set, luxe bar of soap and mini bottle of champagne.
Champagne & Sparkle Gift Box, $80,
Skwálwen Botanicals is an Indigenous skincare line handmade in small batches in the Canadian Pacific Northwest. This cleansing clay is dual functioning: great for gentle daily exfoliating or as a hardworking mask treatment, so your mom’s skin can feel rejuvenated with every wash. All she needs to do is add water to the powder!
Source: Skwálwen Botanicals
Tewín’xw Cleansing Clay, $30,
The Fitness Fanatic
For the mom who loves to keep active.
Add some resistance to her workout routine with Bala Bangles’ Resistance Weights. From weekday pilates to a core-burning ab circuit, these small-but-chic weights are the perfect companion for the mom who wants to keep moving — and they come in a variety of fun colors!
Bala Resistance Weight 1 lb. in Bone, $65,
Give your mom an extra spring in her step with Allbirds’ Tree Dasher running shoes. Made with renewable materials, these shoes are not only good for the planet, but good for the woman who is always on her feet!
Women's Tree Dasher Running Shoes in Cyclone (light green sole), $175,
If your mom likes to start or end her day with an energizing vinyasa flow, Lululemon’s lively guava pink yoga mat will take her practice to ultimate nirvana. Bonus: it’s made with an extra layer rubber for added cushioning.
Arise Mat Made with FSC-Certified Rubber 5 mm in Guava Pink/Pink Mist, $98,
After a rigorous workout, your mom’s muscles will deserve some care. Help her restore her body with Saje’s Muscle Melt Comforting bath salt soak, infused with rosemary, sweet birch and chamomile.
Muscle Melt Comforting Bath Salt Soak, $20,
These high-rise leggings are packed with benefits for your mom and the environment. Made from 79 per cent recycled plastic bottles, these sweat-wicking bottoms can be worn to run errands or attend a quick pilates class with no worries about wear and tear.
Pond High-Rise Pocket Legging, $78,
Small space with no room for workout gear? Look no further than this super-thin, electric folding treadmill. Designed with features to cater to your workout, this machine can be packed away in the blink of an eye.
Source: Best Buy
Gymax 450W Ultra-thin Electric Folding Treadmill Motorized Running Jogging Machine, $500,
The Creative Cook
For the mom who loves to show off her skills in the kitchen.
These Colombian handcrafted placemats are perfect if “entertainer” is your mom’s middle name. Not only do they protect your table from any scratches or burns, they also bring a tropical vibe to your dining space.
Jipi Plate Mat in magenta (Set of 6), $100,
Soup lovers celebrate! The Chefs French Oven from Le Creuset — made with sturdy cast iron — is a staple in any mom’s kitchen arsenal. This gift is sure to say “I love you” to the mom who loves to cook.
Source: Le Creuset
Chef's French Oven in Sage, $430,
Keep dinners fun and adventurous with this luxe sushi-making gift set, complete with all the necessities to make a restaurant-worthy roll.
Sushi Master Set, $78.80,
If mom is looking for ways to be more eco-friendly in the kitchen, look no further than these beeswax food wraps in a fresh spring floral pattern from Shop House & Home. Made with 100 per cent cotton, jojoba oil, tree resin and beeswax, these reusable, sustainable covers keep your food fresh.
Source: Shop House & Home
Beeswax Food Wraps Spring Floral (Set of 3), $30,
Afternoon spring drinks with mom would be nothing without this alcohol-free Strawberry Spritz kit from Cocktail Emporium. Made with strawberry syrup and non-alcoholic gin and rosé, you’ll be reaching for a second cup as quickly as you can say
Source: Cocktail Emporium
Strawberry Spritz Kit (Non-Alcoholic), $85,
Give your mom the gift of hydration with this Scandinavian-style carafe and cup set from førs studio. How sweet would it be beside her bed (in case she gets thirsty in the night)? It’s also available in a number of fresh spring colors.
Source: Førs Studio
Carafe & Cup Set in Rose, $106,
For the mom who needs that extra caffeine kick in the morning, Nespresso’s Virtuo Next coffee machine is the ideal gift. With Wifi and Bluetooth features to keep her coffee tasting its best
and the ability to make a number of different cup sizes, mom’s morning cup of joe will be forever changed.
Virtuo Next Coffee Machine in White, $199,
How charming would this print of Toronto’s Café Cancan be in your mom’s kitchen? The pink and teal restaurant no longer exists (try their sister spot
Piano Piano), but it has us dreaming about dining in restaurants again!
Source: MRKT Gallery
Products: Café Cancan
by Sally Meier, from $75,
The Style Seeker
For the mom who loves fashion and beautiful things.
Aritzia’s Lawson trench coat will be the most versatile addition to any mom’s spring #OOTD. Whether worn for quick errands paired with sneakers and leggings or with a slip dress and heels, this topper is as timeless as she is.
Babaton Lawson Trench Coat, $248,
This understated watercolor print from Urban Barn is sure to add minimalist flair to your mom’s art collection. Pair it with simple line art for a less-is-more approach or hang it next to family portraits for a homey feel.
Source: Urban Barn
Poise Wall Art, $119,
These punchy safari coasters by Jonathan Adler will add a pop of color to your mom’s living space while keeping her tables free of scratches.
Source: Black Rooster Decor
Safari Coasters, $101,
For the mom whose style obsession trickles into the home, the Calabria Barrel Chair from Shop House & Home is the perfect indoor/outdoor statement piece. Made from all-weather wicker and UV-resistant fabric, this perch moves seamlessly from the sunroom to the patio for after-dinner drinks.
Source: Shop House & Home
Calabria Barrel Chair, $330,
Every mom has a different signature scent, from warm chocolate chip cookies to fresh laundry and luxurious perfumes. This Mother’s Day, give mom her new favorite scent with Loewe’s 001 Woman Eau de Toilette, a feminine, fresh and fruity fragrance.
Source: Holt Renfrew
Loewe 001 Woman Eau de Toilette, $174,
A new wallet is something your mom probably needs but might not think of getting herself. Treat her to a cheerful vegan leather wallet from Montreal-based Lambert. It holds up to 16 cards and has an adjustable handle to carry on its own.
Vegan Leather Wallet in Blossom, Buttercup & Sage, $60,
Mejuri’s Engravable Rectangular Necklace is a chic 18k gold vermeil piece that will go with the rest of her jewelry collection, and with its personalized touch, you’ll be sure to receive brownie points.
Engravable Rectangular Necklace, $130,
Handmade in Toronto, this funky checkers set belongs on your mom’s coffee table as a statement piece, or as an excuse to unplug from technology and get lost in the game.
Source: Mary Ratcliffe Studio
Checkers Set in Tourmaline, $270,
The Consummate DIY-er
For the mom who loves to get her hands messy.
Let mom take her love for painting on the go with this portable watercolor kit from Three by Three. With everything she needs for when inspiration hits, mom can channel her inner Bob Ross wherever she goes.
Jotblock Portable Watercolour Studio, $55,
If your mom loves to take up new hobbies, this instructional book on weaving will have her creating chic wall hangings and accessories for every room in the house in no time!
Products: Modern Weaving
by Laura Strutt, $28,
This little machine is all the rage for lovers of arts and crafts. Able to cut fabric, vinyl or cardstock, your mom will be glued to her craft table with a gift like the Silhouette CAMEO.
Silhouette CAMEO® 4 Cutting Machine, $350,
Complete with all the essentials for a chic plant globe, this DIY terrarium kit from LittleCasaPlantShop will have mom dreaming of creating an entire window garden in every sun-infused nook in her home.
Terrarium Kit, $54,
For the mom who loves to DIY and enjoy a night of self-care, this candle-making kit is the best of both worlds. Just pick your choice of scent and spend a night reconnecting with mom over dinner and this crafty project.
Source: Homecoming Candles
Soy Wax Candle Making Kit, $42,
Author: Bianca Zanotti
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