This Mother’s Day take your gift giving selections up several notches by giving you mom a well thought-out present because, after all, it’s really the thought that counts. Here are 10 thoughtful Mothers’ Day presents guaranteed to put a smile on her face.
Commit special family memories to canvas and hang it in your home for all to see with the help of CanvasPop. In operation since 2009, the company specializes in assisting people create their own personalized art by taking photos from any device, such as from your phone or your computer, and at any resolution to print the picture on gallery quality canvas. They have a team of dedicated and talented artists who ensure your piece is professionally constructed and perfectly made.
Consonant Softest Skin Kit, $52
Your mom runs around 24/7 bringing home the bacon, cooking, cleaning, as well as performing other countless tasks for you. All that work and lack of sleep can take a toll on the skin so pamper her with the Softest Skin Kit from Consonant. This Canadian company creates 100 percent natural body and skincare products; this kit will exfoliate and rehydrate the skin giving her a luxurious at-home spa treatment.
Danier Lexington Saffiano Leather Large Bag, $149
Start Mother’s Day off on a stylish note by gifting mom this lux leather handbag from Danier. The Lexington is made from saffinao leather which has a texturized exterior with an addictive feel. The navy color and timeless silhouette makes it the perfect stylish companion for any day or nighttime occasion.
Afternoon Tea at The Ritz Carlton Toronto, $40-$88
Once you gift your mother that posh Danier handbag it’s time to take her out for afternoon tea at the swanky Ritz Carlton Toronto. You’ll sit in the lap of luxury at the DEQ Terrace and Lounge, and have the opportunity to choose from four pre-set menus which can include an assortment of sweet and savory delights, organic teas and even a glass of Veuve Clicquot! This is a very popular Mother’s Day spot so make reservations in advance by calling 416-585-2500.
You mom has as sweet heart and a sweet tooth, Canadian chocolatier Purdy’s can satisfy her love of delectable delights with its Chocolate Bliss basket. This is the perfect basket for die-hard chocoholics; it includes milk and dark assorted chocolates, English toffee, dark blueberry bar and more. After eating treats from this basket your mom will thank you for putting her into a chocolate coma.
Kindle Paperwhite, $139
Give your mom access to millions of books with a few swipes of her fingers with the Kindle Paperwhite. Whether she’s reading in or outdoors, the glare-free and front life screen is perfect in any lighting situation. This device is light weight, can fit in Mom’s handbag making it easy to transport everywhere she goes from the office or to the quiet sanctuary of her room.
Hailed by The Washington Post as “pretty irresistible” Mom Me Mom is the seventh autobiographical book by best-selling poet and author Mya Angelou. Launched prior to Angelou’s 85th birthday, this book shares the most personal relationship in her life; capturing the joys, frustrations and rewards of mother-daughter relationships.
Neno Mom Bracelet by Me to We Artisans, $24.99
Connect your mama with others mamas around the world with the Mom Bracelet by Me to We Artisans. This fashionable gift is handcrafted by Massai mothers in Kenya and is made from nylon, brass and pearl. Plus, for each Neo Mom Bracelet purchased DHL Express Canada will donate $5 to provide one health clinic visit to a mother and child in a Free The Children community overseas.
Tiffany & Co. AtlasTM Pierced Pendant, $175
Opt to give your mom something shiny and new on Mother’s Day will definitely put a smile on her face. Tiffany & Co’s AtlasTM collection captures the legendary jewelry company’s reputation for producing elegance and stylish pieces. The Atlas Pierced Pendant is made from stunning sterling silver with Roman numerals etched into it and sits on a lovely and long 16 inch chain.
Weekend or One-Day Getaway to Ste. Anne’s Spa, $170-$369
Whisk your mom away for a weekend getaway and spend a day or two at Ste. Anne’s Spa, one of Canada’s top-rated spas. Here, you’ll get quality mother-daughter time in the country leaving all your cares and worries behind you. Ste. Anne’s has a great overnight promotion for May or if you’re looking for a one day retreat it’ll cost between $170-$220; one day packages includes a $120 spa allowance, sumptuous three-course lunch, afternoon tea and full use of its amazing facilities.