Mother’s Day is almost here and it’s time to think about what to buy for dear mom to show her your appreciation. After all, the woman carried us in her body for nine months and suffered through hours of labour to give birth to us, and that was just the beginning. She’s raised us; nursed us when we were sick, helped us with our homework, drove us to and from the mall, and countless other locations, as well as and put up with our crazy antics growing up – she still actually deals with the later. So, on May 10 she deserves nothing less than the best and most thoughtful gift for Mother’s Day.
With that being said it’s time to starting planning ahead and abandon the old chocolates and card routine we default to time and time again. What do you get for the Super Mom in your life that has everything? Clothes she has. Books – she has that too. Jewellery – her dresser is overflowing with it. And forget about buying her a dozen roses, those measly plants die within a week. That’s where we come in. Our shopping and gift giving skills are on a Sherlock Holmes level and no one, not even Professor Moriarty, can beat us at this game. Read on for our 10 no-fail buys for Mother’s Day.
This tote from Indigo Books & Music makes a great alternative to buying here a dozen roses, plus it will last much longer. Peony Tote, $25, indigo.ca.
Eyes on the Prize
Summer is on its way and these sunnies will keep mom’s eyes protected, in addition to looking totally stylish. Margeaux Peach Crystal Sunglasses, $139, toms.ca.
The floral design of these candles took our breath away and will do the same for mom. Pure Soy Candle, $27, etsy.com.
Shiny & New
Looking to buy her some bling on a budget? Swarovski is always the perfect go-to option. Swarovski Solitaire Pierced Earrings, $79, swarovski.com.
The perfect spring and summer accessory for the perfect mom. Wilfred Scarf, $70, aritzia.com.
When your mom unwraps this fragrance set from Philosophy tell her you found it by following your nose. Philosophy Amazing Grace Set, $59, thebay.com.
This make-up set by Toronto-based entrepreneur Melanie Cruickshank does double duty for the lips and cheeks for any busy mom on the go. da lish Cosmetics, Lip/Cheek Balm Kit, $60, dalishcomestics.com.
Because who doesn’t love to read, make and eat desserts? Cake & Ice Cream: Recipes For Good Times, $19.95, indigo.ca.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s
No need to explain why a little something something from Tiffany’s would make an awesome Mother’s Day gift. Tiffany & Co. Bead Bracelet, $260, tiffany.ca.
A Shoe In
Moms will always need a pair of comfortable and stylish shoes. Toms Whisper Woven Diamond Shoes, $65, toms.ca.