One upon a time, dried macaroni glued onto a piece of paper with paint and glitter was considered a great Mother’s Day gift. But, unless you’re still in kindergarten, that isn’t going to cut it anymore and you may be on the hunt to show how much you appreciate mum on Mother’s Day this year (reminder: Sunday, May 8).
For all the times mom was there for scraped knees, soccer game drop offs, ballet rehearsals and parent teacher interviews, you’ll want to get her something that says: I appreciate you – and we’re here to help you find it.
1. Scented candle from Vancouver Candle Company
We appreciate locally-made and this candle company does it best. These soy-based premium candles have perfume-grade scents, are hand-poured in small batches and then personally autographed and numbered by a single artisan.
More info: Vancouver Candle Co.
2. AromaOm ultrasonic nebulizer
We’re fans of Saje’s nebulizers that diffuse your choice of essential oils as you can enjoy the aromatherapy, while reducing dust and allergens. Plus, they look great on any console table.
More info: Saje
3. Fitness tight from Karma Athletics
This wouldn’t be a Vancouver gift guide if it didn’t have at least one pair of yoga pants. We like the new Karma Allyson Tights as it puts a twist on the classic athletic tight which make them great for a jog, barre case or running in between classes.
More info: Karma
4. Fitbit Alta
Help mom count steps, distance, calories burned and active minutes to stay fit throughout the Spring. During the night, she’ll be able to track her sleep and set a silent alarm to wake better for better health and fitness both day and night.
More info: Indigo
5. Le Creuset Salt and Pepper Mills
This iconic French cookware manufactuer is a brand your mom will know and love. Give her a taste of French elegance with these beautiful salt and pepper mills. Each is finished with Le Creuset’s signature three-ring accent and crafted from the highest-quality materials.
More info: Indigo
6. Community iconic cape from Aritzia
This mid-weight cape is the perfect sweater that will take mom through the seasons with style. The open-front makes it an easy wear item she’ll want to throw onto any outfit on the daily.
More info: Aritzia
7. Peony accent pillow from Indigo
There’s nothing like a new pillow to freshen up for Spring cleaning. We’re coveting this peony patterned accent pillow that mixes soft pastels with rich jewel tones, making it the perfect pick to freshen up any chair of couch.
More info: Indigo
8. Hair removal gadgets from Sephora
If Mum is looking for some new gadgets to stay fuzz free this year, you’ll want to set her up with the Tria Laser that is only FDA-cleared laser for at-home use. This laser is said to give truly permanent results after 7-8 weeks.
More info: Sephora
9. Vichy serum
Treat mom to a new serum to help her skin care up keep. This new formulation infuses two times more active ingre-dients into the various layers of the skin thanks to imperfec-tion-masking agents and a selection of proven anti-aging ingredients, such as fragmented hyaluronic acid and rhamnose, which provide immediate visible results.
More info: Vichy
10. Charlotte Tilbury matte revolution lippie
Update Mom’s beauty regime by setting her up with this new Charlotte Tilbury matte lipstick. It comes in 10 shades and we’re crushing on: Very Victoria, Lost Cherry, Walk of Shame and Birkin Brown.
More info: Holt Renfrew
11. Ted Baker cape scarf
This cape scarf is the ultimate chic accessory. Help mom seamlessly take it from day to night from a summer brunch to a nice dinner. Ted’s blend of pure silk and floral elegance comes together to create a precision of sheer beauty.
More info: Ted Baker
12. Throw from EQ3
Help mom stay cozy all year round with the chic throw from EQ3. We love this soft blue chevron patterned Lito Throw that is neutral enough for most colour schemes with a nice, soft fringe.
More info: EQ3