Mother’s Day is almost here—have you done your shopping yet? If you’re still stuck on a gift and you want to go a step above the usual bouquet and breakfast (which should still be on your list, FYI), surprise her with something a little more unique and tailored to her interests. If mom is the jet-setting type, pick out some must-have travel essentials to make her next trip a breeze. For the home decor enthusiast, statement pieces to add to her collection are a great choice. And for the mom who loves a little luxury, a gorgeous fragrance or statement earring will definitely do the trick. This guide is all about the perfect gift that says “I appreciate you”, one that shows you know her best. So, whether you’re shopping for your own mom, mother figure or the mother of your children, we’ve put together a decidedly non-cheesy list of gifts that she’ll actually want.
Sidia The Hygge Trio, $167 CAD
If mom is the creative type and loves to work with her hands, give them the royal treatment with the at-home equivalent of an indulgent spa day. We love this sleek kit from Sidia, which includes the brand’s signature bamboo towel wrap along with a bergamot and vetiver-scented hand exfoliator and deeply hydrating hand serum loaded with plant ingredients like avocado butter and aloe vera.
Sarah Espeute Chemin De La Mer Runner, $645
Does she love to host gatherings? She’ll be delighted by this impossibly chic linen runner-slash-conversation piece that was hand-embroidered in Marseille, France. And if you really want to spoil her, don’t forget to include a beautiful floral arrangement to set down on her newly decorated dining table.
Sabre Green Bistrot Brillant Serving Set, $530 CAD
On the topic of entertaining, a well-made serving set rarely goes unappreciated. Consider this elegant green option from Parisian flatware label Sabre, which includes a stainless steel serving spoon, serving fork, cheese knife, and cutting pie server. PS- the brand also makes matching cutlery, if you want to complete her collection.
Aerin Rose de Grasse Joyful Bloom Eau de Parfum, $165 CAD
Nothing says “Mother’s Day” like a spring fragrance. If she adores floral scents, Aerin Lauder’s Rose de Grasse Joyful Bloom makes an excellent gift option. The scent doubles down on rose, blending Indian rose with rose centifolia, and includes hints of fresh Italian bergamot and creamy sandalwood for a fresh and comforting fragrance.
Lohn “Sand” Copal & Palo Santo Candle, $44 CAD
If you can’t fly her out to a tropical destination, give her the next best thing: a candle that brings the vacation vibes home. Canadian clean candle brand Lohn delivers the good stuff with an olfactory explosion of petitgrain, palo santo and sandalwood. Light it up and she’ll be instantly transported to white sand beaches and balmy evenings.
Céla Northern Face Oil, $75 CAD
Besides showering her with compliments, give mom another reason to glow with a radiance-boosting facial oil, like this option from Céla by Celine Tadrissi. The combination of sweet almond, jojoba and cranberry seed oil along with collagen-boosting red maple bark extract will leave her skin supple and luminous. Tack on a gift card to indulge in the Hammam’s signature spa treatments to make it extra special.
Away The Carry-On Flex in Sky, $395 CAD
One thing we can all agree on is that great luggage is a beautiful thing. Make sure she travels in style on her next trip with Away’s bestselling Carry-On Flex in the latest colour: a dreamy sky blue. Don’t forget to add a personalized luggage tag for a sentimental touch—she’ll think of you fondly every time she heads on vacation.
Extra&Ordinary Design Candle Holder/Vase Duo, $130 CAD
For the mom that has modern taste, this bubbled candle holder made of eco-friendly resin makes an eye-catching decor piece and doubles up as a stylish vase. Choose from three marbled colours: light blue, dusty pink or cloudy white, or snag one of each for a super cool table display.
Sophie Bille Brahe Daisy Ocean 18K Gold Diamond Hoop Earring, $1250 CAD
Well-made jewellery is a timeless gift, especially when it’s as stunning as this singular hoop earring from Copenhagen-based designer Sophie Bille Brahe. Crafted with 18K yellow gold and diamonds, it’s unique, delicate and refined: everything you want in a Mother’s Day gift.
Missoni Home Gradient-Effect Hooded Robe, $710 CAD
If she’s a homebody with elevated taste, may we direct you towards this playful robe by Missoni? The multi-hued vertical stripe pattern and metallic thread combo is nothing short of excellent, and the roomy hood adds an extra level of comfort. Don’t be surprised if it becomes her at-home uniform.