Sentimental Mother’s Day Gifts – Cue The Tears

It goes without saying that your mom deserves the best. We’ve rounded up 10 oh-so-sweet gifts that are sure to let her know how much you appreciate her, and not just on her big day. Because if you can’t get sappy on Mother’s Day, when can you?

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Sentimental Mother's Day Gift: a bottle of Jo Malone perfume

A Perfume with a Personal Touch

Given the connection between scent and memory, gifting your mom her favourite spritz is already a safe bet but make it a homerun by getting the bottle engraved. It’s sure to be one of her favourite sentimental Mother’s Day gifts that she’ll cherish. Perfume house Jo Malone London does customized engraving on their bottles around holidays (like Mother’s Day!) so contact your local counter to see if you can get her initials on her go-to eau.

Jo Malone London perfume, $165 at

Looking for our 2019 Mother’s Day Gift Guide? Find it here. 

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Sentimental Mother's Day Gifts: cards with sweet messages

A Card from the Heart

A card from the September Project gives you the best of both worlds. They convey a sweet message that’s sure to give your mom the warm fuzzies, but they’re also made with the support of the SunnyBrook Foundation. From the sale of each card on Etsy, $1 will be donated to Sunnybrook Hospital’s Women and Babies Program from April 1 to May 14. It doesn’t get any sweeter than that.

September Project cards, $7.27 each at

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Sentimental Mother's Day Gifts: book of quotes

A Book that Says It All

Sometimes it’s hard to put into words just how much you love and appreciate your mother. We chose this book as one of our sentimental Mother’s Day gifts because of its page-after-page tear-jerking, heartfelt quotes. So meaningful and thoughtful, the quotes will tell her the sappy things you feel which can be difficult to say. This one got us watery-eyed: “How strange, exciting and miraculous that we can change each other so much, love each other so much… I appreciate our connection.” The super-adorable visuals of pastel hues and vibrant flowers pull on the heartstrings too.

Thank You Mom by M.H. Clark, $19.60 at

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Sentimental Mother's Day Gifts: a flower delivery subscription

Flowers that Keep on Giving

What’s better than flowers on Mother’s Day? Flowers on Mother’s Day and every month after that! Instead of just one bouquet, why not splurge on a flower delivery subscription like Toronto’s Flowers in a Box. You can give her a three-month subscription of beautiful blooms. Or if your mom’s got a green thumb, try one of their new plant subscriptions.

Flowers in a Box, $180 for a three-month subscription at

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Sentimental Mother's Day Gifts: a gorgeous necklace

Statement Necklace

Let’s be real: A beautiful piece of jewellery is always a good idea. Quebec jewellery designer Caroline Neron has the ultimate bling for your mother with her recently released Toi et Moi necklace. The silver plated with freshwater pearl piece (which hangs near her heart) pays homage to the unbreakable bond shared between a mother and child. Cue the tears.

Caroline Neron Toi et Moi Necklace, $85 at

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Sentimental Mother's Day Gifts: spend time together with a potter class

 Quality Time Together

What do most moms really want? To spend more time with their kids, obviously. Give the gift of quality time by taking a class together at a local museum, gallery, dance studio, or wherever would tickle her fancy. Talk about sentimental Mother’s Day gifts! Try the Gardiner Museum in Toronto which holds weekly scheduled and drop-in ceramics classes where you can build a beautiful piece of pottery with your mom.

The Gardiner Museum, $15 per drop-in class, at

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Sentimental Mother's Day Gifts: a personalized beauty box

A Personalized Gift Box

One way to keep your mom smiling on Mother’s Day (and beyond) is to send her a subscription that’s personalized just for her. Brika’s Subscription Gift Box lets you design a bespoke package each month so you can make your gifts as quirky as or sentimental as you’d like. Your mom will love it and you’re supporting the artist community so it’s a win-win.

Brika Subscription Gift Box, $50 per box at

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Sentimental Mother's Day Gifts: cookbooks

A Cookbook with Old Favourites

You’ll never be able to give back to your mom all the amazing meals she cooked for you. But you can show her how much they meant to you by gifting her a cookbook that contains some of your fave recipes she made you growing up. Personalize it by highlighting the most memorable ones and don’t forget a heartfelt message on the inside cover!

Mastering the Art of French Cooking Vol. 1, $37 at

Joy of Cooking, $39.99 at

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Sentimental Mother's Day Gifts: spa date at St. Anne's

A Spa Weekend

Moms are often overworked, crazy busy and they almost never give themselves the TLC they deserve. Break that cycle by treating her to a weekend away at a serene, ultra-relaxing spa, like Ste. Anne’s Spa in Grafton, ON. She can either go alone to get some much-needed R & R or the two of you can go and spend time together catching up over a mother-daughter massage. It’s one of the sentimental Mother’s Day gifts you both will love to indulge.

Ste. Anne’s Spa, special gift treatments starting from $185 at

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Sentimental Mother's Day Gifts: silky pillowcase

A Little Pampering

If your mom is like most moms, she rarely splurges on herself. A silky PJ set, a luxe pair of slippers or a silk pillowcase like this one from Branché is the ultimate luxe gift, and it’s something she’s never had the guts to treat herself to, even though she totally deserves it.

Branché Charmeuse Case, $179 to $216 at

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