For many years, Mother’s Day was a holiday that made me feel left out, a reminder of everything I wanted and couldn’t attain (take this as a reminder to reach out to friends who are yearning for a child, struggling with infertility, or who have recently lost their moms on May 9th!)
Now that I do have a daughter of my own, I believe more than ever that it’s important to shower the moms and mom-type-figures in our lives with a little bit of extra love one day a year – this job is TOUGH, unpaid, and so often thankless. I’m also a big supporter of any excuse to eat extra special food, and spend time with family, and give gifts!
Gifting is my love language, and though I’ve been slacking on blog gift guides since becoming a mom, I truly love putting them together. This gift guide features so many of my favourite products, and most of them are from Canadian small businesses too! But first…
Pre-done gift sets to consider //
With all the shipping delays and added stress this year, a curated gift set could be the way to go! Four different versions caught my attenton:
I’ve had a love affair with The Cross for so many years, and it’s no surprise their Mother’s Day gift boxes this year check all the boxes for all different kinds of moms. They were kind enough to send me the “Cooking Mom Box“, a sweet little set that includes a ceramic berry bowl, tea towel and beautiful bottle of hand soap. There are four options created to fit any budget and spoil any mom on your list!
This Canadian company puts together gorgeous into a seasonal box that’s delivered to you! You can sign up for a whole year, or purchase an individual box to keep or gift to someone else. They were kind enough to send me their spring box and it would make such a perfect surprise delivered to your favourite mama’s door.
This awesome box from mental-health focused Toronto store Crying out Loud is the perfect way to remind the moms in your life to take a moment for themselves! Plus a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Mamas for Mamas to support moms and caregivers in need! Find all three options here.
This set is available all year round, but it’s such a good one for expecting parents and pregnant people! They also do an amazing Postpartum Recovery Bundle that’s a must-have for new moms.
Individual gifts //
Find the shopping links here //
3 / Mandy’s Gourmet Salads Cookbook – https://bit.ly/3tq0bHf
4 / Bee Friendly Seeds – https://bit.ly/3dpjv24
5 / Bluboho 14k gold Mama Script Necklace (look for a giveaway on my Instagram page this coming Sunday morning!)
7 / Blume Blue Lavender Blend Latte Mix – https://bit.ly/3doIthM
8 / Pedestal Planter – https://bit.ly/2P0NDaE
9 / Mumgry Peanut Butter – https://bit.ly/3dqtdkC
Ok and just a few more favourites because this is too fun!
The best comfy all-season Lululemon sweatshirt
Organic Canadian-made super soft sheets by Tuck Bedding (my gift to myself this Mother’s Day)
What’s on your list for Mother’s Day gifts this year?