Over at AmongMen we love our Moms. They have been with us through thick and thin. They were the first to cheer us on at little league even when we missed the ball and struck out. They gave us the best advice on dating…and how best to propose. Moreover, this past year they have been our go-to call for advice. They love us like no one else and we love the back just the same. So why not celebrate Moms (all moms – even just the mother figures in our lives) this year with the best ever Mother’s Day gifts this Sunday?
Wait. What? Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 9th?
Yup! Don’t to worry, you’ve still got time. And we’ve got you covered with our best ever Mother’s Day Gift Guide that is chock full of Mother’s Day gifts for every type of Mom on your list.
Mother’s Day gifts for the DIY mom
If you have a mom that embraced arts, crafts and DIYS this year, you may want to pick her up the must have DIY gift – the Cricut Joy. Cricut is known for their assortment of smart little cutting machines that can personalize anything at home. The compact Cricut Joy (retail $250) can help Mom make everything from custom mugs to greeting cards and even iron on transfers. Trust us, she will love it. And you may end up with a whole series of witty tees made by mom. Now, if Mom prefers to garden, we would suggest upgrading her gardening tools with a premium set ($99.50) from Lee Valley Tools. Or perhaps it’s time for Mom’s own backyard greenhouse; the perfect spot for her to grow her own vegetables. Just remember, a good son would build it for her and not just ship her the greenhouse kit.
For the fashion loving mom
After a year at home, living in office wear on top and PJs on the bottom, we think Mom deserves some jewellery to bring a little extra joy into her life. Pandora offers a wide variety of high quality, expertly crafted jewelry including necklaces, rings, bracelets, earrings, and charms. Their Mother’s Day collection is designed to capture the love for all the moms out there. When in doubt, extra sparkle (and a great price point, starting at $35) is the best gift.
Looking for something more practical for fashion forward Mom? May we suggest a belt bag… yup, that’s right, the fanny pack is back and better than ever. We love the luxe vegan leather belt bags from ela handbags (from $88). And every Mom needs a fashionable, yet practical, faux leather trench. The Elle trench ($325), from Hilary MacMillan is the update Mom’s closet really needs, especially in hot pink.
Gifts of self care
Many Moms we talk to just want a little extra time – a little extra alone time. So offer to take the kids out to the park for the afternoon and let her soak in the tub all afternoon. Lavish her with body wash from Ivory; their new Gentle Moisturizing Body Wash formula is great on sensitive skin and is lightly scented. Add in some great skincare from Olay; any Mom would be happy with some products from their Regenerist collection. Nothing says self-care and well deserved me-time quite like the daily ritual of infusing her locks with organic cold-pressed oils; gift her the THIC Essential Hair Oil Set. Mom, and her hair, will thank you for it. This really is the year of self-care gifts.
Many Moms re-discovered their love of baking this year, so why not upgrade her kitchen with a new Artisan Stand Mixer (on Mother’s Day promo for $429) from KitchenAid. It comes in a variety of colours to work in any kitchen. Further, it comes with a variety of attachments so mom can make anything from homemade bread to sausages. Now, if Mom prefers to whip up coq au vin, perhaps it’s time to upgrade her kitchen knives. Every home cook needs a great set of sharp chef knives, the folks over at Victorinox have the perfect set of chef’s knives (and block) that any mom would love. And if Mom is more of one-and-done kind of cook, may we suggest a Ninja Foodi AirFryer or Pressure Cooker. These countertop appliances can do everything from make the perfect crispy (yet healthier) french fries to cooking the perfect roast chicken all in one spot (from $129.99).
Mother’s Day gifts for the new mom
We think all new moms really need a copy of the Rebel Mama’s Handbook for (Cool) Moms ($22.99 via Indigo); it is the perfect gift for the new (or newly expecting) Moms on your list. Or may we suggest adorable matching headbands for Mama and Mini ($75) via ai Toronto Seoul. Or how about a designer diaper bag? Don’t worry, the Urban Bags (perfect for Mom-to-be) from OOOBaby are luxurious yet affordable ($448) and can carry everything a new mom needs. But if you are tight on time to shop, may we suggest gifting new moms services like a mobile spa appointment, house cleaning services, or even food delivery. Trust us, any new parent would love a clean house, a massage and dinner without ever lifting a finger.