Mother’s Day is coming up quickly, and if you’re racking your brains for one, well, you are at the right place. Frankly, it doesn’t take much to impress moms. A macaroni necklace or a loving call will make them just as happy as a rock from Cartier. But just because they are easily pleased doesn’t mean we shouldn’t still put in some thought when picking out a Mother’s Day gift. So we compiled a list of six thoughtful and unique gift ideas that are a great way to express your appreciation. Plus, they are all from local Canadian companies, so that’s always a win in our book.

Here goes.

#1 Much-deserved WineCollective subscription

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Let’s be honest, with the kind of BS moms have to deal with from the whole fam, a wine subscription isn’t just something they deserve. It’s probably something they need to keep their cool. That’s where Calgary-based WineCollective comes into the picture. They send you a curated selection of quality wines along with elaborate tasting notes. So, moms can enjoy their gift and educate their palate at the same time. Of course, they’re offering a special Mother’s Day subscription. This includes a curated selection of 3 bottles (red, white or mix), 3 exclusive Mother’s Day recipes and a discount of 15-50% at their online store (you know, in case mom wants a repeat of her fav sip). You can decide how many months of wine deliveries you want to send (1, 2, 3 or 6) and you can even save up to 30% off the first month of mom’s gift with WineCollective’s Mother’s day promotion!

#2 Chill loungewear from Smash + Tess

We don’t really know where the idea originated but a boring scarf or a sad tote are not mom staples. Least of all for the modern-day moms. Instead, gift them some seriously chill loungewear from Vancouver-based Smash + Tess. Their fashion-forward pieces can take mom from morning to night without breaking a sweat. Our faves are the Happy Hour Romper and the Rebecca Wrap Dress but you can pick one that best matches your mom’s persona.

#3 Hand-made Lohn candles

Okay, we admit, this is somewhat of a cliché. But c’mon! Who doesn’t love a nice seasonal fragrance? There’s just something about these scented beauties that uplifts the mood. And Lohn candles are specifically crafted to transport people to their happy place. These cruelty-free candles are handcrafted at a studio right outside Toronto. They even have some essential oil blends, in case you want to up the fragrance game.

#4 Superfood-powered, sustainable Drizzle Honey

Everyone can use a little sweetness in life, especially if that sweetness is sustainable and organic. Enter: Drizzle Honey. But it’s not your run-of-mill organic honey. In addition to the classic raw honey, this Calgary-born brand has a whole range of flavoured, superfood-powered honey. Be it the morning cuppa joe or moist banana bread, Drizzle can amp up just about any recipe. And if you want variety, they even have sets.

#5 Relaxing Bedtime Ritual Kit from Haute Coton

Haute Coton, technically speaking, is a bed linen brand based out of Edmonton. And because somehow moms never seem to tire of classy-meets-comfy linens you can, of course, pick linens and duvets. But they also have something they call ‘Rituals.’ And their Bedtime Ritual is on our radar. The set includes relaxing and sleep-inducing products including a deep sleep essential oil bed spray, a relaxing herbal tea and a therapeutic bath salt. Something to help moms unwind at the end of the day.


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#6 Memorable time having brunch

The one thing every mom loves is the gift of quality time. And a hearty brunch is the perfect way to kick start Mother’s Day celebrations and spend some time catching up with your #1 lady. Check out this list of brunch spots in town and be sure to make reservations in advance. Frankly, we would recommend this be your add-on gift irrespective of what else you get her.

That was our list. And don’t you forget to tell your mom how much you love her. To mothers!!