Our moms really do a lot for us. Not until I had my own kids did I really realize or appreciate all she did. To say my mother was and is a supermom, doesn’t even come close to describing her and all she does.

When we were kids we would make handmade cards in school decorated with drawings or painted flowers with sweet little poems showing our moms how much we loved her. I’ll never forget how much my mom adored those little trinkets my brothers and I would make her.

As we get older it gets harder to figure out what to get our moms, especially when they have everything. My mom never wants us to buy her anything. “Don’t waste your money,” she says year after year.

I think the problem is that we are so busy with our everyday lives that we over think things and don’t take the time to realize how simple it really is. As a mother myself, I now understand what my mom means when she says, “I don’t need anything.” The only thing moms want (besides to sleep in, lol) is to spend time with her loved ones.

I love it when my kids are bouncing on my bed waking me up with the breakfast they helped their dad make for me. And of course I can forget the gifts they make me.

Even though we may splurge and get her a little something now and then, we show up on Mother’s Day with flowers, a handmade card, a homemade dessert and lots of hugs and kisses.

So if you’re having trouble trying to figure out what to get your mom this Mother’s Day and want to spoil her rotten or just want to get her a small token she’ll treasure, check out some of these wonderful ideas below. (Note: All prices are suggested retail prices and may vary.)


Saje Aromaom White Ultrasonic Diffuser, $89.95

Give her a gift that will rejuvenate her senses when she wakes up first thing in the morning by infusing the air she breathes with bright citrus blends. This Ultrasonic Diffuser will enhance your well-being and create a soothing atmosphere by bringing the power of 100% natural essential oils into your home. Diffuser and essential oils available at Saje stores and online at saje.com

Bomb Shell!, $60

Add a little relaxation to her day with this luxury bath bomb set. Whether her body needs to detox or she needs to just clear her mind, these sensual scents will relieve her body of all stresses while moisturizing her skin. Also comes with a beautiful silver shell shaped dish to display all her goodies in her bathroom and fill the room with an intoxicating aroma. Featured scents include: Green Tea Infusion and Rain Drop, as well as, a Body Detox bomb to revitalize her body. Available at giveaboxx.com.

Epson Expression Home XP-440 Small-in-One Printer, $99.99

Help the busy mom-on-the go save some time and energy with the Epson Expression Home XP-440 Small-in-One Printer. This bad boy is packed with convenient and practical features that makes every day printing a breeze. This compact printer will allow her to print from virtually anywhere, with or without a network — even from her iPad, iPhone, tablet or smartphone. Available at Epson.ca, Staples, Best Buy and Amazon.ca.

Epson Iron-On Transfer Paper, $20.99 (for 10 sheets)

This Mother’s Day, get mom a gift that will inspire creativity and challenge her inner DIYer. Epson offers a variety of specialty papers including this Iron-On Transfer Paper that can be used to surprise mom with a unique, one-of-a-kind gift or an afternoon getting crafty together creating customized t-shirts, tote bags, pillowcases and more featuring any design you choose. Available at Epson.ca, Staples, Best Buy and Amazon.ca.

Nikon D3400, $519.95 (camera only) and $649.95 (camera with AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR lens)

Help your mom capture those precious family moments with the Nikon D3400, an intuitive entry-level D-SLR that’s easy to learn without compromising image quality. It’s also compatible with Nikon’s diverse range of lenses, so mom can explore zoom lenses for shooting from a distance and portrait lenses for frameable family photos. For more information visit en.nikon.ca. Available at Nikon.ca, Aden Camera, Henry’s, Best Buy and select retailers.

Elmwood Spa – Mom’s Refresher Package, $150 

Give mom the day off with a soothing 3.5 hours of relaxation, the perfect way to show how much you appreciate her. She can enjoy a dip in the Water Therapies (swimming pool, whirlpool, steam room), put her best face forward with a  Foundation Facial, and top it off with a gourmet 3-course lunch while wrapped in her cozy spa robe. For more information visit elmwoodspa.com or call 416-977-6751 to make a reservation.

Elmwood Spa – LI’TYA Kodo Body Massage, $180

Transport her to a state of zen with this rhythmic massage using aromatic oils that will rejuvenate, harmonize and detoxify. Includes hair and scalp treatment that nourishes the hair with native peach and macadamia nut. For more information visit elmwoodspa.com or call 416-977-6751 to make a reservation.

Makeup Forever Artist Liquid Matte, $25

Give mom a covetable, long-lasting matte lip with Make Up Forever’s new Artist Liquid Matte, a liquid lip with insane colour payoff and an ultra-matte finish. Featuring a light, comfortable formula, this liquid lipstick won’t transfer or leave lips feeling dry. Choose from 6 highly pigmented neutrals ranging from a light, pinkish nude to a deep, chocolate-brown, all delivering a flawless matte look with crazy long staying power. Available at Sephora.ca and in Sephora stores across Canada.

Etsy – Gifts For Mom 

Spoil your mom this Mother’s Day with a variety of gift ideas from Etsy. Instead of picking up that last-minute bouquet of flowers or generic gift, get your Mother’s Day search started early with Etsy. Peruse through thousands of locally handcrafted gifts from independent makers across the country and find that gift (or gifts) that’s worthy of saying ‘thanks’ to Mom with gifts like these:



White and Gold Handbound Journal by SproutsPressDesigns, $50, Toronto, ON – A beautiful journal perfect for her to collect all of her thoughts.



Frost + Flora Scented Candle by FoxHoundCollection, $20, Truro, NS – An aromatic candle to help mom relax and totally zen out after a long day.





Marble Latte Mug by TasseQuilFaut, $20, Gatineau QC – For the coffee lover mom who just can’t get enough of their cup of java joe and want to drink their caffeine in style!


For these and more creative gift ideas, visit Etsy.com.


TOMS Drizzle Grey Washed Women’s Lenox Sneakers, $85 and TOMS Black Washed Women’s Open Toe Platform Espadrilles, $90

Fashion-conscious Canadian moms will feel and look good in TOMS vegan-friendly shoes. What better gift to give your mom then with products that are made without animal ingredients or byproducts, helping animal lovers dress cruelty-free from head to toe. And don’t forget that for every pair of TOMS shoes purchased, TOMS provides a new pair of shoes to a child in need. TOMS has donated over 70 million pairs of shoes to children in need, across 70 countries, since its launch in 2006. Available at toms.ca, SoftMoc, Little Burgundy and select retailers.

Yummy Mummy Shower Cream, $9.95/100 ml, $19.95/250 ml, $29.95/500 ml

This pretty purple shower cream will have your Mom turning heads and noses! Infused with geranium oil, Brazilian orange oil and tonka, these ingredients are expertly blended together to create an absolutely intoxicating, yet delicate, fragrance. Fruity, sweet and full of fair trade organic cocoa butter, Yummy Mummy will leave skin unimaginably soft and smelling like juicy strawberries. Available at Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics shops and lush.ca.

Scrubee Body Butter , $7.95

This happy little bee looks innocent enough, but it means business when it comes to buffing your skin smooth. She will fall in love with the combination of scrubby ground almonds and coconut shell with softening honey, cocoa and shea butter in alternating exfoliating and moisturizing stripes for the smoothest skin. Stock your mom up on these refreshing bergamot and orange Scrubees before they’re gone! Available at Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics shops and lush.ca.


“Hot Mom” Pin, $10

If you’re looking for a little something cheeky for Mother’s Day, why not pick up this cool “Hot Mom” pin she will absolutely love. Available at the Drake General Store.


Sandi Falconer Cactus Weekender Duffle, $48

If you’re looking for something cool and useful to give your mom this Mother’s Day, check out this brand new collection with prints designed exclusively for the Drake General Store by local artist and illustrator Sandi Falconer, creator of Tough Luck. Available at the Drake General Store.


The Casper Sheets, $210 (1 flat & 1 fitted sheet, 2 standard pillowcases) and The Casper Pillow, $100

Give your mom the gift of a goodnight sleep with Casper sheets and pillows ideal for the hardworking mom who deserves to wake up feeling refreshed and ready to take on her busy day. Casper sheets are soft, crisp and airy, while The Casper Pillow offers the perfect balance of softness and support built to satisfy all sleepers. Available at Casper.com and in West Elm retail locations.