1. Facial spray
Mom in need of some good karma? This 100% natural aromatherapy facial spray is filled with rose and aloe vera water and an essential oil blend, to help balance the mind when things get a little chaotic. Handcrafted in Toronto by Happy Spritz, a company that uses only earth-based ingredients (that means no chemicals, synthetic preservatives or animal ingredients in sight!) $30, Labour of Love.
2. Toiletry bag
This isn’t your average toiletry bag. Graymarket Design collaborates with India-based artisans to produce their products, helping to provide a sustainable living wage. This bag, which is made from 100% cotton canvas, was block-printed by hand in Jaipur with non-toxic dyes. The tassels are hand-tied by a fourth generation tassel-tying family in Rajasthan. The bag features a water-resistant vinyl lining, making it perfect for travel. $38, Gray Market.
Looking for a piece of jewelry for your mom that stands out from all the rest? Choose from 20 necklaces from Speechlust Jewelry, founded by Courtney Chilton with the idea that unique words have the power to inspire and motivate women. She produces individual pieces engraved with words like ”cynosure” (something that attracts attention through its brilliance) and ”redamancy” (the act of loving in return) on modern dog tag pendants. Custom engraving and beading available. From $67, Speechlust Jewlery.
4. Cream tea
If the words ”cream tea” didn’t entice you enough, look at that crush-worthy packaging! Blended and packed in Toronto by Sloane Tea Company, this delicious loose-leaf black tea features notes of bergamot and vanilla. $20, Labour of Love.
5. Tea kettle
Now mom can boil her tea in style. This Kate Spade beauty is made from enamelled steel and has stainless steel handles. ”Whistle while you work” is engraved on the spout. $70, Hudson’s Bay.
From the newest Le Creuset collection Bonbon comes this beautiful pitcher which can withstand temperatures from ice-cold to boiling. Gift it to mom with a bunch of flowers in it and voila, it’s a vase! $80, Le Creuset Canada.
7. Kitchen dock
This genius ceramic invention acts as a utensil holder and an iPad or cookbook holder, making cooking or baking hassle-free. Available in five additional colours. $60, Brika.
8. Chatelaine subscription
Because your mom loves us! Gift your mom a Chatelaine print subscription, or subscribe to our issues digitally on Texture. One-year print or digital subscription, $15.
9. Little Life Box subscription
Founded by Montreal-based mother-daughter duo, this healthy box of wonder is the gift that keeps on giving. Your mom will receive a monthly subscription box filled with 8 to 12 healthy snacks, beauty items and supplements. Past boxes have included coconut chips, vegan hand cream, teas and energy bars. Vegan boxes are also available. From $16/month, Little Life Box.
10. Micro-greens gardening kit
Grow arugula and kale right in your kitchen! Using certified organic seeds, your baby greens will be ready to be freshly picked and eaten in 5-14 days. Other herbs and green varieties available. $22, Indigo.
11. Gardening gear
Mom with a green thumb? Indigo’s 2016 gardening collection has got you covered. From tools and gloves to a sweet kneeling pad, choose from three different patterns and buy the whole matching set (or just one piece!) From $40, Indigo.
12. Adult colouring book
Is mom stressed out? She can take her frustration out with a couple of crayons on this hilarious coloring book. A Day in the Life of Mom features illustrations of daily mom realities, like a sink full of dirty dishes. $10, Amazon.ca.
13. LED bulb
For the design-obsessed mom, this is the world’s first all-glass, designer LED bulb which also happens to be the most efficient decor light on the market. The Gem was designed by Nanoleaf, a Toronto-based designer green lighting company, produces soft, dimmable light that lasts over 22 years (no, we’re not kidding!) Sustainable and pretty. $25, Nanoleaf.
14. War Child donation
Have a mom that insists on a no-gift policy? Use the money you would have spent to donate to a charity on her behalf, like War Child, an organization that provides access to education, opportunity and justice to children in war-affected communities. Your Mother’s Day Sacrifice donation will support mothers in war zones gain access to education and the skills to earn a living, so that they can better provide food and shelter for their children.