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Mother's Day gift guide: 10 thoughtful ideas

Show mom how well you know and adore her with one of these inspired gift ideas. From the tech-savvy mother to the beauty lover, we guarantee you’ll find the perfect item on this list
By Grace Toby
Mother's Day gift guide: 10 thoughtful ideas

Say it with flowers

As divine as it looks, this two-in-one gift will satisfy mom’s teatime tradition with a gorgeous blooming bouquet. Bake a loaf of our tea cake and be sure to spring for the glass teapot, too.

Get it: Glass teapot, $30, Blooming Teas, $15 (for a package of 6), Davidstea

Gift wrapping craft: Wrap your presents with our easy DIY tissue paper topper.


Mother's Day gift guide: 10 thoughtful ideas

For the scent-savvy mom

If you don’t want to spring for the wrap dress, the next best thing is Diane Von Furstenberg’s new woody floral fragrance simply named, Diane.

Get it: Diane EDT Spray 50ml, $75, Murale

Mother's Day gift guide: 10 thoughtful ideas

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A digital BFF

For the mom who's tech-savvy, over scheduled and tasked with keeping on top of the family's schedule, then she’ll delight in this smart phone that can act as her personal assistant. At a glance she can view messages and sync calendars to track appointments and activities for dad, the kids, and even the pet's vet check-up. Plus, she can stay on top of her own social media to stay connected to work, family and friends, and of course Pinterest.

Get it: Nokia Lumia 800, rate and terms vary depending on plan, Telus

Mother's Day gift guide: 10 thoughtful ideas

For her jewlery box

If dad’s at a loss and your siblings are too, then rally the troops and spoil her with a new piece of jewelry. A mix of gold, oxidized silver and of course diamonds, this ring looks antique but is definitely modern.

Get it: Meredith Marks Angelique ring, $1,095, Holt Renfrew

Mother's Day gift guide: 10 thoughtful ideas

For the modern book lover

We love the new version of the coloured Kobo so much that we want one, too! Say bye bye to crowded night stands because this tablet can hold 8,000 books. And, when your bookworm needs a break from the books, she can check emails, and go online (maybe to buy another piece of fiction?).

Get it: Kobo Vox eReader Tablet, $199, Indigo

Giveaway: Want to win the new Kobo Vox? For a chance, click here.

Mother's Day gift guide: 10 thoughtful ideas

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Kiss the cook

One can never have too many books or cookbooks, right? Filled with cozy comfort food inspired by Trish Magwood's mom and grandmother, In My Mother’s Kitchen is one that you’ll cook from together for years to come.

Get it: In My Mother’s Kitchen, Trish Magwood, $25, Indigo



Mother's Day gift guide: 10 thoughtful ideas

For the sous-chef

Guaranteed to make all the other non-stick pots and pans jealous, the bean pot isn't just pretty it's also made from high quality enamel and can hold up to 4.3 L of your favourite French recipe.



Get it: Bean pot, Le Creuset, $100, Le Creuset.ca

Mother's Day gift guide: 10 thoughtful ideas

Seal it with a scarf

For the mom who likes to accessorize with a little print, this cotton scarf with subtle leopard spots is guaranteed to become her summertime fave.


Get it:
Leopard print scarf, $35, Indigo.

Mother's Day gift guide: 10 thoughtful ideas

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Bronzed babe

This exclusive collection for Guerlain with print master Pucci is  ideal gift for the mom who is both a beauty and fashion fan. Encased in a pretty package, the illuminating powder combines six coloured pearls to give her that south of France sun-kissed glow while correcting skintone.



Get it: Guerlain Terra Azzurra by Emilio Pucci, Collection ranges from $24-$76, The Bay

Mother's Day gift guide: 10 thoughtful ideas

A 7-days-a-week bag

Perfect for carrying her farmers' market produce or toting to yoga, this versatile and stylish leather tote will take mom from busy weekday activities to leisurely weekend outings.



Get it: Leather market tote, $120, Banana Republic

Mother's Day gift guide: 10 thoughtful ideas

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