Canadian Mother’s Day gift ideas

Canadian Mother’s Day gift ideas

When is Mother’s Day in Canada?

In Canada, Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of May every year.

It falls on May 14 this year, which means that if you haven’t already found that perfect Mother’s Day gift, it’s time to get shopping — or at least start thinking about what kind of gift you’d like to give!

Canadian Mother’s Day gifts ideas 2017

Our top Mother’s Day gift picks from Chapters/Indigo

Indigo is one of my favourite Canadian retailers, and they have some great Mother’s Day gift suggestions this year. Here are my top Canadian-designed picks after browsing their site (for longer than I would like to admit) yesterday.

Suggestions from other Canadian retailers coming up below!

The Femme Floral Franci Tote embodies the spirit of summer with a whimsical watercolour flower print splashed across a pastel teal bag. Mom will be thinking of you each time she steps out the door with this lovely carry-all!

Femme Floral Franci Tote by Indigo Femme Floral Franci Tote by Indigo

Our Franci Tote receives a fresh new floral print for the summer season. Generously sized to fit everything you need for your on-the-go lifestyle, it comes equipped with a mini pouch to keep necessities on-hand. A stylish addition to any outfit, it will pair perfectly with your work attire or your favourite denim and tee combo. 100% polyurethane. Wipe clean with a damp cloth. 19.875 x 11.5 x 5.125. Available only at Indigo.

Best Mom Ever Wine Glass for the mom that enjoys an evening (or whenever) glass of wine. Top this gift up with a bottle of Canadian wine.

Wine Glass - Best Mom Ever by Indigo Wine Glass – Best Mom Ever by Indigo

Cheers to Mom! Made just for her, our wine glass is designed in a classic stemmed shape that’s perfect for enjoying both red and white wines. Beautiful gold script reminds her that she’s the, Best Mom Ever. It comes beautifully boxed for easy gifting. 14-oz./425ml capacity. Glass. Hand-wash. Available only at Indigo.

Perfect Tea Set for the mom that prefers a steeped drink. This sweet little set comes with a porcelain mug and stir spoon, and a stainless steel tea infuser. Add a bag or two of looseleaf tea and you’ve got the perfect gift!

Perfect Tea Set - Best Mom Ever by Indigo Perfect Tea Set – Best Mom Ever by Indigo

She’s the best mom ever, so give her a lovely tea set that includes everything she needs to brew the perfect cuppa. It includes one generously sized white porcelain cup adorned tiny gold hearts and elegant black calligraphy, one white porcelain stir spoon, and one teapot-shaped stainless steel infuser. Everything rests on a grooved wooden tray and comes beautifully boxed for easy gifting. Cup: 10-oz./296ml capacity. Porcelain. Microwave- and dishwasher-safe. Available only at Indigo.

The Best Thing Art Print by Canadian artist Alison Gordon will give mom a daily reminder that she’s treasured. Check out Alison’s Etsy shop for more prints.

The Best Thing Art Print by Alison Gordon Studio(r) - 8" x 10" by Alison Gordon Studio The Best Thing Art Print by Alison Gordon Studio(r) – 8″ x 10″ by Alison Gordon Studio

This art print from Alison Gordon Studio(r) is created from an original drawing by illustrator Alison Petrie. Placed on a bright wash of pink reads a quote from the iconic Audrey Hepburn; The best thing to hold onto in life is each other. Professionally printed on natural white paper stock in full colour process. 8 x 10. Made with love in Canada.

Canadian Living: Sweet & Simple for the mom who loves to bake or wants to learn. This book has 100 easy recipes that cover the classics and add some fun twists.

Canadian Living: Sweet & Simple Canadian Living: Sweet & Simple

• 100 recipes for a wide variety of easy-to-make, sweet treats • 55+ colour photographs • Helpful cooking, shopping and preparing tips scattered throughout • Complete index that groups all recipes into helpful categories; search by type of recipe (such as cake or pudding), ingredient (such as buttermilk or apples) or recipe name • Full nutrient analysis of each recipeSweet, simple and made with love: Is there anything better?

The Canadian Living Test Kitchen has rounded up 100 of their easiest Tested-Till-Perfect desserts, treats, and snacks. If you’re a cook who’s just starting out, there are all the luscious, basic recipes you need to build your repertoire: muffins, quick bread, crisps, cobblers, easy cakes and much more. For more advanced cooks, there are scrumptious twists on your favourite simple desserts, including ginger-scented shortcakes (so good with fruit and cream), fruity and chocolaty bread puddings, and light-as-air mousses. Canada’s most trusted food experts also share all their best tips and tricks for making homemade desserts that bring people together, without making them spend hours in the kitchen. 

Recipes Include: • Crisps, crumbles and cobblers • Cakes, including snacking cakes, upside-down cakes, Bundt cakes, cupcakes and coffee cakes • Sweet loaves, muffins and scones • Mousses and creamy desserts • Bars, squares and cookies • Roasted fruit desserts • Baked and stove-top puddings

Moonbeam Cuff crafted by Canadian jeweller, Jenny Bird, is a sturdy but dainty bracelet cradling a pearl. For the mom who loves pearls but has enough jewellery, consider a Pearl Flowers pure silver coin from the Canadian Mint.

Moonbeam Cuff - Gold by Jenny Bird Moonbeam Cuff – Gold by Jenny Bird

Jenny Bird’s latest collection began with the decision to use mother of pearl — the iridescent inner lining of the mollusk. From there, she designed six pieces to complement the natural form of the pearl, and to evoke the water that it came from. On this piece, a pearl sits atop a strong custom gold cuff to mimic just that. Base metal: zinc alloy. 14K gold-dipped. The metal is nickel and lead free, but may contain other allergens to those sensitive to non-precious metals due to the plating process. The chains are brass and then dipped as per above.

Splatter Paint Scarf makes a great gift for moms who (like me) are excited to accessorize their outfits with scarves in the latest color and patterns almost all year-round. The Irregular Dots print scarf is fun too.

Splatter Paint Scarf - Multi-Colour by Indigo Splatter Paint Scarf – Multi-Colour by Indigo

Day-to-night, each day of the week, elevate everything from your go-to work wear to your weekend faves with our Splatter Paint Scarf. An ultra-soft, polyester knit featuring a colourful abstract print, this season there is no reason to sacrifice style for comfort. 100% polyester. Hand wash cold. Lay flat to dry. 76 x 28. Available only at Indigo.

Hello Lovely Jewellery Tray will give mom a place to keep her jewellery or other little bits and bobs, and a daily reminder that you find her to be just lovely.

Jewellery Tray - Hello Lovely by Indigo Jewellery Tray – Hello Lovely by Indigo

Hello lovely! A lovely and ultra-feminine addition to your bedroom vanity, keep your jewellery at-the-ready in style with our new, gold and white ceramic jewellery tray. Multi-functional, it even makes a perfect desk-side companion at the office for paperclips, tacks and other small items alike. 100% ceramic. 5.5 x 4.25. Available only at Indigo.

Indigo has some great-looking book suggestions too of course! I didn’t have time to research each author listed as I was putting this post together, but I did spot award-winning Canadian novel The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood in there!

Our top Mother’s Day gift pick from Sears Canada

Hanging Planters are all the rage right now. This lovely diamond-shaped version will look ever so pretty with a potted plant from your local flower shop draped over it.

Ceramic Hanging Planter Ceramic Hanging Planter

Ceramic Hanging Planter from Sears Canada

Our top Mother’s Day gift pick from Mackage

Mackage Taj Leather Zip Cardholder is a high-quality leather product that will hold all of your mom’s essentials without weighing down her purse. Less is more right?

For the eco-conscious momma, consider a Matt & Nat Maya vintage wallet made from eco-friendly, non-animal materials.

Mackage | Taj Leather Zip Cardholder in Black Mackage | Taj Leather Zip Cardholder in Black

TAJ by MACKAGE is a nappa leather zip card holder. Exterior slip pockets with signature chevron cut-out design. Grosgrain lined with nickel hardware. Mackage Logo embossed in silver. Available in flame and black. Double-sided cardholder Grosgrain lined Signature chevron cutout design – card slots. Signature Mackage logo embossed in silver. Nappa leather body and trim. L: 5. 25″. H: 3″. D: 0. 4″ Body: 100% Cow Leather. Leather Trims: 100% Cow Leather. Lining: 100% Polyester. Dry clean only by leather specialist.

Our Top Mother’s Day gift pick from Hudson’s Bay

Lise Watier Vent du Sud Three-Piece Gift Set is a flowery-scented trio from a leading name in the Canadian beauty market.

Lise Watier Vent du Sud Three-Piece Gift Set-0-Taille unique Lise Watier Vent du Sud Three-Piece Gift Set

Fruity and exotic, this fragrance blends sensual and feminine notes of passion flower, jasmine and rose with the warmth of an exotic fruit cocktail. Three piece set includes Eau de Toilette Spray, 50mL, Body Veil Parfumé, 50 mL, Eau de Toilette Roll-On, 10ml

Our Top Mother’s Day gift picks from Hatley

For Fox Sake Apron for the mom with a great sense of humour, because the most unexpected gifts are sometimes the most fun.

For Fox Sake Apron For Fox Sake Apron

Features: Screen print design, adjustable neck loop, contrast strapsMatch it with a pot holder, oven mitt and tea towel. Heavyweight canvas for ultimate splatter protection. Machine washable 100% cotton.Product code: AP0PAFO001

Black and White Flower Maxi Dress from Hatley is a lovely long dress, perfect for warmer days to come.

Black and White Flower Maxi Dress Black and White Flower Maxi Dress

Features: The modern maxi that transitions from day to night Woven bodice with crossover neckline. Elasticized waistband adjusts to suit different body types. Adjustable inner cami attaches at the waist. Decorative trim at neckline adds interest. Length: size small 59” (from high point shoulder to hem) Top: 100% cotton. Bottom: 95% viscose, 5% spandex.Product code: WD5EMFL005 Please note that this product has been discontinued and will not be back in stock.

Botanical Garden Tea Pot is another whimsical gift find from Hatley. This fun floral print is sure to add some summer cheer to tea time in mom’s kitchen.

Botanical Garden Tea Pot Botanical Garden Tea Pot

Features floral print. A perfect hostess gift. Two piece set includes pot and lid. Suitable for hot and cold liquids. Holds 6 cups. Exclusive Little Blue House print Dishwasher safe Ceramic. Product code: CE4GAFL001 Please note that this product has been discontinued and will not be back in stock.

Our Top Mother’s Day Gift Picks from Etsy Canada

Treat mom to a gift that’s handmade with love by a Canadian artisan! We particularly love all the If You Can Read This socks and can’t wait to try Anakiel’s Sacred Flower Body Oil.

Check out Etsy’s Editors Picks – Gift Ideas for Moms for more handmade gift suggestions, including plenty of picks under $50, and some fun Mommy & Me matching outfits!

What will you be giving Mom this Mother’s Day?
Canadian Mother's Day Gift Ideas
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About Jenn Gill

Jenn is a work-from-home mama, word wizard, and photography enthusiast; living in the Lower Mainland, BC, with her husband and two young daughters. Whether it be online or at the local farmers market, she loves to shop. She's well-known for scouring packaging labels for a business address or "Made in Canada" sticker, and gets giddy at the discovery of new (or new-to-her) Canadian products.