Mark May 8 on the calendar! Mother’s Day is a perfect opportunity to spoil the mom, mother-in-law, stepmom, bonus mom, caregiver or loved humans in your life. We’ve curated some of our favourite Canadian-made gift suggestions so you can show that special someone how much they’re appreciated. —Jenn Wint
a mug from mamayana. There’s nothing like wrapping your hands around a large warm mug and taking a deep inhale before the day begins. MAMAyana stands for mama, you are not alone, recognising that motherhood is hard and beautiful, often both at the same time. Show mom she’s supported with the message on this mug. It’s dishwasher and microwave safe to accommodate re-heating unfinished teas and coffees.
jewelry from omi woods. You can’t go wrong gifting mom jewelry. Omi Woods is the perfect combination of special occasion and every day style. Pieces are individually and ethically handmade with fair trade African gold and globally sourced recycled and conflict-free fine metals. Designed and crafted as heirlooms, these African-inspired collections will live on for generations to come. Check out the Cowrie Infinity Necklace for a piece mom will love.
candles from foxglove. Sweet- smelling daily rituals can help balance mom’s mood or relax her with a single flame. Foxglove creates hand-crafted, eco-friendly, vegan candles with incredible soothing, perfect for spring. Elevate simple moments with the citrus smells of the Awaken candle, featuring grapefruit, cardamom, pink pepper and amber.
a flower subscription from callia. Flowers for Mother’s Day is a wonderful treat but with a flower subscription you can remind mom again and again how loved she is. Monthly bouquets by Callia deliver ongoing love, kindness and appreciation in the form of sweet-smelling seasonal blooms. This female-founded business supports the Breast Cancer Society of Canada with every purchase.
a book by erin pepler. Mom will relate to Send me into the Woods Alone, laughing and reflecting along with author Erin Pepler. This collection of essays on motherhood shares honest, heartfelt, and hilarious stories on the delights, struggles, and complexities that come with being a mom. The book explores how motherhood changes lives from giving birth, managing the Tooth Fairy, the challenges of online culture and the unattainable expectations placed on mothers today.
skincare from sḵwálwen. Mom will love connecting to herself and the natural world with luxurious, soothing skincare. Sḵwálwen honours cultural knowledge, Indigenous plant science and self care uniting ancestral traditions with modern beauty rituals. Their products are crafted with care and intention on the Unceded Territories of the Skwxẃu7mesh (Squamish) First Nation and incorporate sustainably harvested and sourced botanicals. Check out the Self Care Set featuring Kalkáy wild rose facial oil.
frocks from kate&frances. This locally made fashion is perfect for mom. Styles offer easy transition from work, coffee with friends, school drop-off or running errands. Kate&Frances dresses are designed to move with the body, without restrictions and match easily with heels, trainers or sandals. Each piece is made to order and uses zero waste pattern drafting techniques to ensure minimal fabric waste. We love the airy and casual Mamba Dress.
blankets from comfy cove. Designed by a mom and daughter combo, Comfy Cove offers cozy, soft blankets, perfect for lounging. Snuggle up to Mom in a chunky knit blanket handmade from 100 per cent merino wool, available in a variety of fun colours to choose from. Blankets are hypoallergenic, lightweight, and washable making them great for kids, pets and movie nights.