Your Ultimate Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, but luckily there is still plenty of time to get your mom, aunt, or special mother figure in your life the perfect gift. With our Mother’s Day gift guide, you won’t have to scramble for last minute gift ideas and you’ll be helping to support local businesses and entrepreneurs. Whether they’re a foodie, fashion-lover, or tech-savvy, we’ve included suggestions mom is sure to love. 

Mother’s Day gifts for foodies

While dining out may still be restricted in much of Canada, it doesn’t mean you can’t still find a gift that your mom will love. If your mom is a foodie who appreciates the the joys of a good meal, here are some suggestions for her:

Mandy’s Gourmet Salads: Recipes for Lettuce and Life

This beautiful cookbook will not only look stylish on mom’s shelf, she’ll also love bringing all of the delicious recipes to life. A salad cookbook may not sound particularly indulgent, but the recipes in these pages come from the beloved Montreal restaurant that goes by the same name and the salads are anything but ordinary. Written by the two sisters behind the Mandy’s  restaurant, who are themselves moms, it’s a great choice for any mother who is passionate about food.  

Mandy’s Gourmet Salads: Recipes for Lettuce and Life from Indigo – $21.00 CAD

KitchenAid Artisan 5 qt. Stand Mixer

KitchenAid Artisan 5 qt. Stand Mixer from Bed Bath and Beyond

If you’re looking to splurge on a Mother’s Day gift this year,  you really can’t go wrong with KitchenAid’s classic mixer. It’s on the wish list of just about every home cook or baker, and with tens of thousands of five star reviews you can feel confident your mom will love it.

It’s possible your foodie mom already has it. If so, surprise her with an attachment you know she’ll love that will let her get even more use out of her mixer. There are a wide range to choose from, such as the pasta press attachment, $129.99, or the metal food grinder attachment, $79.99.  

KitchenAid Artisan 5 qt. Stand Mixer from Bed Bath and Beyond – $399.99 CAD

Mother’s Day gifts for drink lovers

49th Parallel Coffee Roasters subscription

If your mom loves indulging in a delicious cup of coffee every morning, consider buying her  a coffee subscription from well-known Vancouver-based roasters 49th Parallel. She’ll receive a curated selection of three single origin coffees each month. Who knows, she just might discover her new favourite roast in the process. 

49th Parallel Coffee Roasters Single Origin Filter subscription – from $17.85 CAD per month

Virtual Cocktail Class from 180Drinks

180Drinks virtual cocktail class 

This is a great gift choice for a cocktail-lover or for the mom who enjoys challenging herself and learning new things. As well as surprising her with a virtual class, you can also add on a cocktail kit and specialty mixing tools. Why not take the class together for a fun activity that you can enjoy in-person or on Zoom. 

180Drinks virtual cocktail class from 180Drinks – $30.00 CAD per person

Mother’s Day gifts for fashion lovers

While clothing is quite personal, we have some fashion ideas we think  any mom would love. 

The Classic Robe

This luxe robe by Soft Focus is handmade in Canada, and the timeless leopard print is available in both black and white so you can choose the one you think mom will like best. It’s comfortable enough to throw on every day, and elegant enough that she will feel pampered and chic  whenever she wears it.

The Classic Robe in white leopard from Soft Focus – $245.00 CAD

Power Short Blazer from Aritzia

Aritzia Power Short Blazer

Seasonal dressing can be tricky this time of year. Winter is behind us but unpredictable weather means it’s always good to wear an extra layer. The modern cut on this unique blazer will help mom look chic and stylish, but the loose comfortable fit makes it easy to pair with other outfits. Remember to give a gift receipt in case she wants a different size, colour, or style. 

Power Short Blazer from Aritzia – $188.00 CAD

Jewellery for Mother’s Day

Melanie Auld Adorned Charm

You might think you’ve waited too long to get your mom a custom gift this Mother’s Day, but you can still make it happen with a Melanie Auld adorned charm. Designed especially for Mother’s Day in collaboration with Jillian Harris, you can select an initial that is meaningful to your mom, a heart or “mama” charm. Add a delicate chain to  create a custom necklace. 

Adorned charms from Melanie Auld – from $55.00 CAD 

Warren Steven Scott Double Bar earrings

Warren Steven Scott’s designs are unique, elegant, and statement-making, so you’re sure to find a style that your mom would love.  As a member of the Nlaka’pamux Nation located in B.C., Scott’s designs reference Indigenous forms and have been recognized by Vogue magazine. If you’re shopping for a particularly fashion-forward mom, these earrings are a great choice. 

Double Bar earrings in red from Warren Steven Scott – $70.00 CAD 

Electronic gifts for Mother’s Day

Courant Catch:3 wireless charging and accessory tray

While tech gadgets are often made of metal and plastic, this wireless charger and accessory tray stands out for it’s luxurious, artisanal look. You’d never think it was a piece of tech by looking at it, but it does the important job of charging mom’s phone while also providing a super stylish place for her to keep her jewellery, cosmetics, and keys. 

Catch:3 wireless charging and accessory tray from Courant – $122.50 CAD

Canon IVY Mini Wireless Photo Printer from Best Buy

Canon IVY mini wireless photo printer

This little gadget will give your mom a way to instantly print all the photos she takes on her phone, or the photos you send her. Make sure you include a pack of photo paper, $12.99, to get started.

Canon IVY mini wireless photo printer from Best Buy – $129.99 CAD

Mother’s Day decor gifts  

Mother’s Day comes just in time for spring cleaning season. These ideas will help mom refresh her living space for the months  ahead. 

Maria Ida Designs Glass Blown Mini Vase, $50

These delightful little vases from Vancouver-based artist Maria Struck are bright, joyful, and will bring a pop of colour to any room. Vases come in Sunflower Yellow, Mandarin Orange, Grass Green, and Royal Purple, so you can also mix and match different shapes  to create a set. 

Glass Blown Mini Vase from Maria Ida Designs – $50.00 CAD

Mala Picnic Honeydew + Gardenia + Cucumber candle

This Vancouver-based brand makes candles that don’t only fill the room with a beautiful scent, they also double as a charming piece of decor that mom will love. Mala have partnered with Tree Era and Trees for the Future and will plant a tree with every candle order. If your mom is particularly eco-conscious as well, she will appreciate this detail. 

Picnic Honeydew + Gardenia + Cucumber candle from Mala – $35.00 CAD 

Beauty and wellness Mother’s Day gifts 

Majesty’s Pleasure gift set

The team at Toronto-based spa destination Majesty’s Pleasure have put together over 30 different gift sets  for mom, all based around self-care. The Mother’s Day Whisper of Decadence bundle was inspired by moms who need time to unwind and comes with chocolate and wine as well as spa products. With skincare products, candles, luxurious robes, and more, you’re sure to find a gift that your mom will love. There are tons to choose from, and shipping is free over $100 anywhere in Canada.

Majesty’s Pleasure gift set from Majesty’s Pleasure – from $60.00 CAD