15 gift ideas for Mother’s Day

Give mom a gift she’s sure to love. Here are 15 ideas

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Ant Design “Home is Where MOM Is” Papercut Art

It seems for many of us, no matter how long we’ve lived in out on our own, “home” is where we grew up: with mom. Frame this wall art as a daily reminder that you’re still her little girl. (20 cm x 23 cm, $49 on Etsy)

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Loft Delicate Star Necklace and Bracelet Set

Remind mom that she’s a star with this sweet gold-toned necklace and bracelet set adorned with petite star charms. ($50 at Loft)

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Toms “Every Mother Counts” Tote Bag

This canvas tote is a gift for both your mom and someone else’s: With every bag purchased, Toms helps to provide a safe birth for a mother and baby in need through their One for One initiative. ($64 at toms.ca)

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Dyson DC 61 Animal Handheld Vacuum

While it may not be sexy, a high-powered vacuum will mean a healthier, allergen-free home and fast cleaning, two things mom is sure to appreciate. ($299, Dyson Canada)

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Kate Spade Sunglasses

“Hello Sunshine!” proclaims the inscription on the arm of these chic sunnies-Clearly, they’re made to brighten mom’s day. ($210 at Hudson’s Bay)

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Illume Go Be Lovely Grapefruit Oleander Hand Cream

This beautifully packaged hand cream is enriched with hydrating botanicals and minerals for soft, nourished skin. And the scent? A bursting bouquet of geranium leaves, pink peppercorn, shiso, grapefruit, cedar wood, patchouli and vetiver. (100 mL, $20 at Indigo)

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Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Camera

With phone cameras always at hand, preserving visual memories is easier than ever… but does mom ever scroll back through those shots to reminisce? Arm a snap-happy mom with this instant camera to give her gratification of an actual printed photograph-remember those? ($100 at shop.ca)

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Edible Flower Pocket Garden by Potting Shed Creations

Skip the bouquet of cut flowers (they never last anyway), and bestow mom with a floral gift that she can actually use. And by use, we mean eat! These organic heirloom seeds will grow into pretty, edible anise hyssops, marigolds, violets, nasturtiums, and chrysanthemums. ($22 at well.ca)

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Keen Uneek Sandals

For the woman on the go, these unique sandals are versatile, and definitely eye catching. The cord design conforms to the foot so comfortably; don’t be surprised if she ends up wearing them everywhere, from the beach boardwalk to city streets. ($120 at keenfootwear.com)

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Chanel Lumière D’Été Illuminating Powder

Treat mom to a luxurious compact she’ll use daily. This golden-bronze powder imparts a sun-kissed, radiant glow that will have her beaming all summer long. The camellia-embossed compact is (nearly) as beautiful as she is. (8 g, $76 at Chanel counters)

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Wilfred Couver Blanket

This gauzy woven scarf is oversized to double as a wrap (like a warm hug) and features a stylish tone-one-tone mix of shades of blue. ($75 at Artizia)

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Cuisinart Single Cup Grind and Brew

Give a coffee-loving mom the gift of time and, well, caffeine with this first-of-its-kind coffeemakers. It grinds the beans, boils the water, and brews a single serve cup of coffee all at the touch of a single button. ($140 at cuisinart.ca)

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PC Tera Gear French Bistro Set

Forget breakfast in bed. Enjoy the warming weather and morning sunshine by spoiling mom with breakfast in the backyard or on the patio. This cute teal dining set will make a special occasion out of her all morning meals. ($179 at Real Canadian Superstores)

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Fashion Shop for Hope Paper Jewelry Box

This pretty floral-wrapped box is perfect for keepsakes. As part of the Shop for Hope collection, 100 percent of net proceeds go to organizations that help women, as supported by the Canadian Women’s Foundation’s Campaign to End Violence. ($6 at Winners and HomeSense)

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Staub 5 Qt. Round Cocotte and Steamer Insert

For the woman who taught you how to cook, give the ultimate healthy gourmet gift: this enamelled cast iron pot is a kitchen workhorse, and the stainless steel steamer insert only adds to its versatility. Cook meats in the bottom, while veggies steam above. (Pot: $340; steamer insert: $90; at Hudson’s Bay and Zwilling.ca)

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