13 gift ideas for mom

Make this Mother’s Day special with a gift you know she’ll love. Here are some ideas to spoil mom this year

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cake beauty

Be Delectable Triple Moisture Body Lotion

If you want an excuse to check out one of Canada’s new Target stores, Toronto-based Cake Beauty has four: Strawberry and cream, lemon and cream, coconut and cream, and vanilla and cream.

Those are the four decadent scents in their new Be Delectable collection – available exclusively at Target.

The best part? Because they’re formulated without parabens, phthalates, GMO’s, petrolatum, gluten and triclosan, they actually are (almost) good enough to eat!

($14, Target Canada)

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Kobo Aura HD eReader

Kobo Aura HD eReader

This limited-edition eReader is perfect for any mom who loves to read. The book-inspired design is available in ivory, espresso and onyx.

($170, Kobo.com)

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Jogi Duffle Bag and Yoga Mat

Motivate your fitness-loving mom with some new gear. She’ll love that it’s cute and functional – and you’ll love the price point.

(Bag, $19; Mat, $15; Joe Fresh)

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Tory Burch sunglasses

Tory Burch sunglasses

These shades in style 7052 pull double duty as sun protection and a stylish accessory.

($179, Sunglass Hut)

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Swarovski Talesia Necklace

Swarovski Talesia Necklace

Help mom sparkle with the Talesia necklace from Swarovski, featuring a chain of stunning bezel-set, pear-shaped crystals.

($280, Swarovski.com)

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Blue Floral Teapot

If you want to help mom relax, gift her this lovely blue and white floral teapot paired with some of her favourite teas. Bonus: It comes with a pretty matching box.

($24, Indigo)

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La Roche-Posay Hydraphase Intense Masque

La Roche-Posay Hydraphase Intense Masque

Bring the spa to mom with La Roche-Posay’s Hydraphase Intense Masque.

$33 (50mL), available at drugstores.

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PC Pitcher with Colourful Handle

If you’re treating mom to a homemade meal, gift her this bright pitcher (complete with her favourite drink inside).

($8, Loblaws)

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A gift that gives back

Do something different this Mother’s Day – give a mother on the other side of the globe a chance to protect her baby from HIV.

When you make a donation in your mother’s name to Dignitas International, she’ll get an e-card thanking her for bringing relief to mothers around the world.

The Canadian medical humanitarian organization works to prevent the transmission of HIV from moms to babies in Malawi and beyond.


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Denver Hayes Trench

Denver Hayes Trench

This colourful trench coat from Mark’s is sure to brighten mom’s day. Available in deep grey, cayenne coral and beige, and sizes S to 2XL.

($90, Marks.com)

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Patterned Pillows

Help mom brighten up her home for spring with a colourful array of throw pillows. Whether she puts them on her patio or her favourite chair, the cheerful colours will be sure to put a smile on her face.

($9 each, Loblaws)

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mary coin

The perfect Mother’s Day book

If your mom likes Heather’s Picks at Indigo, she’ll love Mary Coin, which the CEO of Indigo called “the perfect Mother’s Day gift.”

The historical fiction novel set during the Great Depression weaves a tale about a mother, the photographer who took her famous portrait, and a modern historian who is drawn into their story.


($29, Indigo)

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Ladies Granby Vest

Ladies Granby Vest

Mom can safely stow away her winter parka now that the weather has finally warmed up. But if she loves the great outdoors, she’ll appreciate  having an extra layer to keep her warm on cold cottage nights and hikes.  This vest from Canada Goose is available is black, grey red and blue.

($325, Canada Goose)

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