The ultimate guide to gifts for Mother's Day (PHOTOS)

May 1 2023, 5:33 pm

Mother’s Day is a chance to tell our moms, aunts, sisters, relatives — or really anyone who had a role in our upbringing — that we appreciate them.

If you’re a bit stuck when it comes to finding something for that special person in your life on May 14, we have you covered with the ULTIMATE list of gifts.

From new footwear to a new bottle of wine (or two), here are 19 gift ideas to show gratitude to all the women in your life.

Saje Natural Wellness sets


Saje Natural Wellness

While many Saje products are always a must, the company just launched three new kits to celebrate mother-figure in your life, including the Giving Goddess Kit. According to Saje, it is meant to “spoil, celebrate, and adore the ones we love most with lovely scents of precious florals and sweet citrus.” It retails for $32.

Cozy Fleece Boyfriend Shirt from Aritzia

fleece aritzia


The TNA Cozy Fleece Boyfriend shirt combines style and comfort. The super soft fabric will help mom feel cozy when she’s running errands or relaxing at the end of the day with a glass of wine. It sells for $88 and comes in a ton of different colours.

Coffee Sampler from Grounds and Hounds


Grounds and Hounds

Up your mom’s coffee game with a tasty sample from Grounds and Hounds. For less than $30, you can get an eight-pack sampler with delicious flavours — from Coco Mocha to Glazed Donut.

Koi pond puzzle



Calling all puzzlers! Indigo has put together Mother’s Day suggestions for all types of moms and if yours loves puzzles, treat her to this bright and colourful one. It retails for $29.99.

Build-your-own-bag kit

dagne dover

Dagne Dover

You can never have too many bags. Dagne Dover has a range of “build-your-own” kits. You can choose from carry-on options to bags for the gym. They come in a range of colours and price options.

Beauty Counter Lip Balm

lip balm

Beauty Counter

The BEST lip balm if you ask us. The Clean Swipe Hyaluronic Lip Balm is hydrating and provides a slight lip tint. According to the website, it is “supercharged with skin-care ingredients like hyaluronic acid, jojoba seed.” It comes in a few different shades and costs $22.

Smash + Tess romper

smash tess

Smash + Tess

Smash + Tess recently teamed up with Ashlee Simpson Ross for the Pieces of Me collection. From comfy rompers to denim overalls to disco dusters, there are lots of options in a bunch of different colours and styles.

Perfume from Yves Rocher


Yves Rocher

If that special person in your life has been looking for a new perfume, Yves Rocher offers a number of different fun scents, including Comme une Evidence, which is described as a scent that “immerses you in a moment of absolute well-being with its delicate floral scents.” It retails for $45.

Athleta dress



If you aren’t familiar with Athleta, it’s time you get familiar with the brand. They offer everything from yoga and workout wear to travel pieces and accessories. The well-made pieces are super comfy and come in so many cute colours. One of our fave picks is the Presidio Dress in Salvia Pink which is currently on sale for $59.

Waist Pack from Canada Goose

waist pack

Canada Goose

The Canada Goose Waist Pack is perfect when you’re on the go, letting you carry all your essentials, hands-free. It retails for $295 and comes in North Star White and Black.

MEC rain jacket

mec aquanator


The Aquanator is a super lightweight rain jacket that will fold up into its own pocket. MEC says it is perfect for the rainy season or for wet weekend campouts. It comes in a bunch of different colours and sells for $129.

Luluemon Strongfeel shoes

lululemon footwear

lululemon footwear

These may be the comfiest training shoes ever made. The Strongfeel comes in a bunch of different colours and are perfect for running — or even just taking the dog for a walk. They retail for $168.

Dyson Airwrap


Dyson Airwrap

Ditch the old blow dryer and curling iron and embrace the ultimate in self-care for your hair. The Dyson Airwrap has been around for a while but is still regarded as a must-have hair tool for many. It retails for $749.

Reversible Bucket Hat by Nobis

bucket hat


Everyone needs a bucket hat and this luxury one from Nobis is perfect for getting outside in rain or shine. It comes with premium breathable fabric on one side and a four-way durable stretch weave on the other. It sells for $120. Nobis is known for more than just cute accessories — it also has a ton of outwear for all seasons.

Trendy vegan shoes

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Grounded People

Grounded People — a Vancouver-based company — has created a completely vegan pair of shoes that they say are ready for the “urban jungle.” Each pair of unisex shoes are made almost entirely made by hand in Brazil at the world’s only 100% vegan factory. Shoes in the São Paulo collection retail for $199.

Bath gift set from Dans un Jardin

bath set

Dans un Jardin

A must-have for those who love soaking in a bubbly bath. These sets from Dans un Jardin — a Canadian company based in Quebec — come in a few different scents, including hibiscus and raspberry blossom. They are on sale for under $40.

Flats from Allbirds



Everyone loves a good pair of flats. The Women’s Tree Breezers from Allbirds are lightweight and made from a breathable eucalyptus fibre that provides next-level comfort. And they come in a ton of different colours. Grab them here for $135.

Gardening supplies

plant pots


It’s definitely the perfect time of year to get your garden ready and Rona has some gorgeous pieces, like the Scheurich Lagon Alma Ceramic Pot Cover, to help upgrade your plant situation. There are lots of pots and items to choose from at different price points.

Kim Crawford wine

kim crawford wines

If you’re looking to pick up some tasty wines or bubbles for mom, Kim Crawford offers several tasty options. A new addition to the collection is the Illuminate Sauvignon Blanc which has just 70 calories per serving. Kim Crawford wines are available at most liquor stores across the country for under $25.

New handbag

riona handbag


If the mother figure in your life needs a handbag upgrade, Bentley has a bunch of different choices from the brand, Riona — which is a 100% PETA-approved vegan brand. The Allie Crossbody comes in a bunch of different colours and sells for $59.99

Pancakes fit for a queen


Mildred’s Temple Kitchen

If you can’t be there to make brunch for your mom, why not send over a pancake package? Mildred’s Temple Kitchen has put together a pancake essentials kit. Buy it online for $42.

A new phone



If your mom is in desperate need of a new phone, check out the Apple iPhone 14, which comes in a ton of cute colours. Total bonus? If you already have an iPhone, it’ll be a lot easier for you to walk her through any issues she encounters. And don’t forget — you can get up to $720 in credit toward an iPhone 14 when you trade in an iPhone 11 or higher.

Outdoor furniture or decor


The Bay

If your mom is anything like my mom, she will love some decor to spruce up her patio or backyard. The Bay has a ton of fun options, like the Adirondack Rocking Chair, which would be the perfect place to do some reading or enjoy a glass of wine. Get it online for $176.

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