If you’re in search of a frilly and frumpy gift idea for mom, we’re sorry, but you’ve come to the wrong gift guide. No matter what her age, we don’t believe that Mother’s Day gift ideas need to look like they came from your nearby Walmart for the mom who drives a minivan. No, this guide not only highlights and supports some of our favourite luxe and local Canadian brands, but it is filled with items that are sure to please the stylish mama (or mama-to-be) in your life who appreciates quality over quantity and, of course, great design. Not only are the brands we’ve included here owned and operated by amazing Canadian female entrepreneurs, but many of them happen to be moms too!
Keep reading for 7 luxe last minute Mother’s Day gift ideas from local brands!
Matching PJ Sets From Trouvaille
While you may not always be able to guarantee the gift of a great sleep (although we do highly suggest allowing her to sleep in for as long possible), your next best option is getting her a great pajama set instead. We’re currently obsessed with the new collaboration from Trouvaille x KIP that includes a pinstriped full set or night shirt for mom, and a matching romper for the babe(s).
(Prices from $79 USD (kids) to $199 USD )
The Night Cap from NiteCap
For the mama who loves having that good hair (and preserving her blowout for as long as possible), treat her to a new super chic night cap from newly launched brand, NiteCap. Based in Toronto, all of their night caps and scrunchies are Made in Canada from 100% non toxic and all natural silk.
(Prices from $32 CAD (scrunchies) to $98 CAD (night cap))
The Bump Ring from Bluboho
Looking for something special for the expecting mama in your life? If you’re on the hunt for a beautiful piece of jewellery she can wear every day, consider the new Bump Collection from Toronto-based jewellers, Bluboho. We love the hammered bump ring for a simple piece to symbolize her pregnancy, but you could also consider their mama namesake ring (with white diamond) for any mama in your life.
(Prices from $228 CAD to $398 CAD)
Feminist Varsity Jackets from Hilary Macmillan
For the seriously cool mom (and kid) in your life, check out Canadian designer Hilary Macmillan’s FEMINIST capsule collection of badass varsity jackets that includes both adult and kid sizing in the FEMINIST jacket. This wholly women run and women staffed Toronto-based company also gives back to women’s charities through the sales of the FEMINIST capsule.
(Prices from $75 CAD (kids) to $110 CAD)
The Rebel Mama’s (Hardcover) Handbook
It would be hard to come by a millennial mom in Toronto who hasn’t heard of The Rebel Mama or their book, The Rebel Mama’s Handbook for (Cool) Moms that’s now available in a hardcover too. So, if you’re looking for the perfect small gift for the mama-to-be in your life, be sure to pick up a copy to provide her with a real-talk book that’ll give her a break from the old motherhood classics she’s likely got stacked next to her bed, unread.
Matching Rompers from Smash + Tess
Loved by mom’s everywhere (including celebrity mamas like Jillian Harris and Lauren Conrad), Vancouver-based brand, Smash + Tess is best known for their hella comfy rompers that are made ethically in North America for both women and kids. Although you can choose from a range of styles and colours, consider their recently relaunched Lemonade Romper that’s available in a gift set that includes sizes for mom and baby, as well their Frankie and The Magical Romper children’s book. Bonus: you’ll save $20 at checkout when you purchase all three items together.
(Prices from $17 CAD (book) to $119 CAD (adult romper))
A Skin Care Set from Cela Skin
If treating her to a spa day isn’t in the cards this year, treat her to the next best thing: luxe (and Canadian made) skin care products from Céla Skin Care that have been created by the founder of Hammam Spa in Toronto, Celine Tadrissi. We’re huge fans of this new Canadian beauty brand, and love everything from their exquisite packaging design to the fact that their products are created with natural ingredients that are native to Canada.
(Prices from $18 CAD to $78 CAD)
(Story by Editor-in-Chief, Gracie Carroll)