Flowers, bath products and jewellery always make lovely Mother's Day gifts — but what's even better? A special something handpicked for your particular leading lady.
Show the mom in your life how much she means to you this Mother’s Day with a thoughtful gift that’s as special as she is. That means, no generic gift will do — you'll need to find something that reflects her personality and passions and tends to her needs! Here, we've rounded up some surefire picks for just about every type of mom out there.
1. For the new mom
While this gift might look like it’s for baby, it’s really for mom. The DockATot is a high-quality portable baby bed, perfect for nap time, play time and tummy time, which means mom can have her hands free to do other things. Designed in Sweden and made in Europe, the DockATot, comes in a variety of beautiful colours and patterns that will seamlessly incorporate into mom’s décor at home.
Deluxe + Dock, DockATot, starting at $165.
2. For the book club mom
Have a mom who loves to read? Treat her to this literary-inspired candle, which will help create a cozy atmosphere for reading. The Library Collection of candles from Paddywax features candles in an assortment of fragrances, all hand-poured into a charcoal glass vessel, boasting quotes from different literary geniuses. Our favourite? "Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination" - Oscar Wilde
Library Collection Candles, Paddywax, $21.
3. For the fashionable mom
If mom enjoys a good fashion magazine, she'll love this gorgeous coffee table book, which features over 200 of British Vogue’s most glamorous covers. Plus, as its beautifully bound in Italian matte leather with a metallic finish, this book is a statement piece for any coffee table or bedside table.
Vogue Covers, Gigi New York, $96.
4. For the mom who has us asking "how does she do it?"
The one with a lot on her plate can probably use any energy-boosting, time-saving hacks she can get. Enter the Vertuo Plus machine by Nespresso. It delivers single cups of freshly-brewed coffee with rich and smooth crema. Mom will be able to skip the coffee shop lines and still get the quality cup of joe she needs to start (or continue!) her day.
Vertuo Plus, Nespresso, $249.
5. For the mom who likes to take her time getting ready
This sleek LED mirror is the perfect marriage between décor and technology. It's ideal for mom’s bedroom or bathroom and does so much more than just let her check her reflection. This high-tech piece has Bluetooth-enabled speaker sound and once connected to her phone, tablet or laptop, she can listen to music, audio books, the news and more right from her mirror. It features LED surround lighting and an anti-fog feature, and it can be used to make hands-free calls while she’s getting ready.
6. For the mom who is social media-impaired
Now, mom may not be the most Insta-savvy person, but maybe it's not her fault — maybe what's holding her back is her outdated cell phone. With an iPhone, you can help introduce her to the wonderful world of liking pictures (she'll be your number one fan) and sending filtered Snaps (haven't you been wanting more messages from your mother?) and if all goes well, maybe even teach her how to copy and paste.
iPhone 7, Apple, starting at $899
7. For the mom who loves to be the hostess
If your mom is a social butterfly and a hostess with the mostest, she'll love this gorgeous acrylic serving tray from famed aerial photographer Gray Malin. This piece is perfect to use when entertaining guests and also makes a stunning look-at-me accent for a coffee table.
Bora Bora Decorative Tray, Gray Malin, $355
8. For the Martha Stewart mom
If mom loves to bake, she'll appreciate these beautiful kitchen utensils. Leave it to Kate Spade New York to take something ordinary and make it extra special. This set of three tools includes a spoon, a slotted spoon and a spatula, made with acacia wood and silicone in a pretty pastel turquoise.
Kate Spade New York Kitchen Tools, Indigo, $39.50
9. For the globetrotting mom
We all can appreciate anything that will help keep us organized when we travel. This clear pouch lies flat but easily expands to fit all of the essentials that sometimes get dumped at the bottom of your bag. Mom will love that it offers the perfect storage solution for her keys, phone, money or makeup, so she’ll always be able to find what she’s looking for — no more time wasted digging through her Mary Poppins purse.
Clarity Pouch, Truffle, $36
the mom who needs some sleep every mom
What's a better gift for mom than a luxurious night’s sleep? We love the pre-washed Belgian linen sheets from Crane & Canopy — they’ll ensure sweet dreams night after night. They're made from 100% pure Belgian flax and will just get softer and better with age.
The White Belgian Linen Sheets, Crane & Canopy, starting at $35