During these unprecedented times, Moms have shown why they are the best in world. Juggling working from home, schooling their children, becoming amateur bakers to fill in the food supply voids… they are doing it all. So why not make this years Mother’s Day a bigger celebration than ever? Oh yeah, everything is closed. Don’t worry, we have some great creative ideas on how to make the day special for all the moms in your lives. We have combed the internet for the best gifts and ideas for this years Mother’s Day Gift Guide.
Breakfast in Bed Mom
This might just be the year that you bring back this old school classic of serving Mom breakfast in bed. Opt for her favourite brunch item like eggs benedict on waffled herb potato hash brown. Or some famous blueberry pancakes from Mildred’s Temple. But step it up with a great brunch cocktail, we know that’s what Mom likes when she grabs brunch with the ladies. Sure you could stick to a classic Mimosa (50-50 mix of orange juice and bubbly), or you could step it up with Lillet Fiz or a Brunch Rum Punch? Trust us, she will love you for the rest of the day.
Mother’s Day Gifts for the Fashionista Mom
We know many moms are missing their closets (or rather having places to wear their fabulous clothes) and shopping for the latest in fashion. So why not help them out and support some local Canada designers and brands? Check out the Hilary MacMillan’s Mother’s Day Duo – matching varsity jackets for Mom and her little one from their feminist capsule collection. A great way to support some local designers (and a charity – 15% of sales for to Up With Women charity).Or why not opt for a cult classic sweatshirt from Brunette the Label. They have cozy “Mama” sweatshirts with matching mini “I Got it From My Mama” for the littles ones. Still not sure? Check out this great online Mother’s Day Gift shop put together by Aeroplan with over 170 online retailers including Etsy Canada, Sephora and many others. Added bonus, you can earn up to 7x the miles towards future travel (perhaps a trip for you and Mom in 2021?) on your purchases from now until May 10.
What we have discovered over the years is that many Mom’s value time and activities with their loved ones over traditional gift items. So why not do both with some great making-it activities along with some great gifts. Does Mom love flowers? Has she wanted to learn how to be better at arranging them? Sign her up for ReBloom’s Mother’s Day Flower Making Workshop. Where she can learn how to make her own beautiful bouquet – kid helpers always appreciated. Or has she recently re-discovered her love of bread making and baking? Then why not upgrade her kitchen tools with a KitchenAid stand mixer (and they are on promotion right now). Add in a basket of key ingredients for her favourite recipe and you have a great afternoon family activity (hint, teaching the kids how to make the recipe means they can eventually just make it for Mom on their own).
Mother’s Day Gift Ideas to Create a Spa at Home for Mom
Maybe women are into natural beauty options these days, so head over to The Cure Apothecary online to pick up some great at home natural beauty products. They stock everything from mud masks to body whips (it’s a type of cream, don’t worry) and neck serums. Everything she needs for an at home spa experience. Or pick up a great lip kit from Lip Service Beauty. Top it off with a comfy and chic robe, from All You Are, so that she feels like she’s in a high end spa. Does she learn towards a more celeb-inspired beauty routine? We suggest some great skincare from celebrity make up artist Victoria Radford. Or why not give her the ultimate calm and relaxation with some great skincare enriched with CBD oils; Smooth from Calyx Wellness with moisturize her skin and calm her soul (it also helps to relieve pain, eczema, and many other ailments). And while you’re in the spa mood, why not upgrade the bathroom for her? Here are 5 easy ways to do it.
Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Book Lover Mom
Do you have the type of mom who would prefer to curl up all afternoon in a chair with a book than binge Netflix? Yes? Well there’s a great gifting idea right there. Pick up some of the latest best selling books from your local bookstore (many are offering curbside pick ups). Not sure what’s good? Check out our spring summer reading recommends. Or you could check out this list from Indigo Chief Booklover Heather Reisman. Wanna step it up? Why not plan a virtual book club meeting for her and her friends? Make her a pot of her favourite tea or a delicious pink daiquiri cocktail and let her lock herself in her room with her friends chatting about books and sipping on a drink. Pure readers’ bliss!
Mother’s Day Gifts for a Work out at Home Mom
Many moms love to hit the gym, enjoy a cross training session or even a spin class. But all that has changed. Sure many have gone online but do you have the right home equipment for her? And if you want to win some major points, maybe it’s time to get her that Peloton bike she has had her eye on. She can easily enjoy spin class from her home at any time of day. Is she more of a yoga class at home or runner? Upgrade her workout clothes from the eco-conscious Free Flow Activewear and throwing in an HBC stripe yoga mat would be a great Mother’s Day gift option.
Gifts for the Mom Who Just Needs a Break
Moms have been busy in the kitchen making meals for the whole family, so why not order in her favourite meal from a local favourite restaurant? This is a great way to support your local small business and surprise her with some amazing authentic Thai or perhaps Lobster Thermidor? Or why not order a great food kit from a local gourmet food supplier? Many are including Mother’s Day gift boxes chock full of gourmet ingredients (some only food in restaurants and high end gourmet stores). We love the Mother’s Day gift box from Salt Gourmet Foods, it’s filled with everything Mom would love and with each purchase they donate meals to the Daily Bread Food Bank. Or check out one of the gourmet food baskets from Mark McEwan – a basket full of the best charcuterie? Yum!
Ultimate Mother’s Day Gift: A Night Out (from Home)
This option will take a little pre-planning with some of the other fathers in your circle but the pay will be worth it. Set up a Mother’s Day virtual house party for her circle of friends. It’s the way to give her that night out with her gal pals without ever leaving the home. Your job for the night is to get the kids to bed and then play DJ/ bartender (the one that takes every request). May we suggest gifting her a SONOS speaker with the ‘party’ invite tucked inside. Make sure to include time, place, dress code, and signature cocktail for the evening.