This mother’s day, buy mom something she’ll love. What does mom really want for Mother’s Day?

Mom might appreciate some time alone to pamper herself, such as a day getaway at Ste. Anne’s Spa. She’d also like to be off-duty for the day from her regular routine. But she also would love to spend time with the family doing something fun together. She also won’t turn down a thoughtful gift; according to a recent survey by Amazon Canada, 71% of Canadian moms want to receive something that is personal and picked just for them.

Here are some Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Mom She’ll Love:

Tom Ford Sunglasses

Cat eye sunglasses will always be in style; it’s a classic shape you’ll be sure to wear for years to come. I love Tom Ford’s FT0555 sunnies with black frame and brown lenses. All the sunglasses on the SmartBuyGlasses website are 100% authentic with original packaging and certificates and comes with a two-year warranty.  $230 at

Mother's Day Gift Guide 2019 Tom Ford Sunglasses

Dune Jewelry Bracelet

When I learned that Dune Jewelry uses real sand or elements when creating jewelry pieces, I thought, what a perfect gift idea for mom who loves to travel!  Dune Jewelry is The Original Beach Sand Jewelry Company,® bringing you Experiential Jewelry® from around the world. They use sand and other elements from your favorite beach, trail, ballpark, mountaintop, golf course and more to create a unique line of collectable jewelry with meaning that captures your favorite memories.

I love the Flip Flop Family Bangle which includes a Mom, Dad and Child Charm. Fill Mom and Dad flops with sand or natural elements from your favorite destinations and adventures, then add sterling silver child charms to represent your family. The charms are made with .925 sterling silver, and the Mom and Dad charm also have 18k gold vermeil.

You can either send the sand you’d like used in your jewelry, or select sand in their own database from all over the world. Since Santorini, Greece is my favourite island, I chose sand from Nea Kameni and Red Beach in my bracelet. $225 at Dune Jewelry.

Mother's Day Gift Guide 2019 Dune Jewelry Flip Flop Bracelet

Fiore Di Maggio Swatch Watch

Say it with flowers that will last longer than just a week!  Swatch’s FIORE DI MAGGIO watch comes in Mom’s favorite colours with a fancy sun-brushed dial and an indicated blossom referring to the right time. Pink hibiscus on the silicone strap nestles gently on her wrist. $110 at Swatch.

Mother's Day Gift Guide 2019 Swatch Watch

Scentuals Natural Skin Care

Scentuals is a 100% natural skin care and aromatherapy company that handcrafts all of their products with organic ingredients in beautiful BC, Canada. Their products are made with Organic Argan, Coconut and Olive oils, Shea butter, spices and 100% pure essential oils.

The Grapefruit Turmeric Hand Repair Cream nourishes skin with Shea and Cocoa butter and enriched with Argan, Sweet Almond oil and Aloe. The Vanilla Tangerine Lip Conditioner and Peppermint Twist Lip Conditioner are natural and petroleum-free.

I personally love the Balance and De-Stress Roll-ons which are infused with a unique mix of therapeutic grade essential oils with long histories of use based on their properties and abilities to heal and revitalize the body and mind. De-Stress utilizes Lavender, Chamomile, Neroli and Lemon essential oils among others to calm nerves, anxiety and reduce stress. Balance utilizes Ylang Ylang, Juniper berry and Neroli essential oils among others to relax the mind, relieve tension and uplift spirit.

Rosehip oil is a popular beauty staple due to its natural skin rejuvenating and moisturizing properties. It has beneficial fatty acids and nutrients that give skin a beautiful, healthy glow.

The Orange Geranium Bar Soap contains coconut and olive oil to deeply condition and hydrate. They are handmade with pure orange and geranium essential oils. The Vanilla Tangerine Lotion is handcrafted with rich moisturizers and nutrients.  Visit

Mother's Day Scentuals

Sincerely Silver Name Necklace

Channel your inner Sex and the City character with a personalized name necklace from Sincerely Silver. Choose from sterling silver, Sterling silver plated with 18k rose gold or 18k gold. I love that the font is identical to Carrie’s signature necklace, brings me back to my 20s! $55 at Sincerely Silver.

Mother's Day Gift Guide 2019 Sincerely Silver Name Necklace

“The Brave Art of Motherhood”

A simple way to give mom the gift of self-care is by giving her an inspiring book to read. The Brave Art of Motherhood: Fight Fear, Gain Confidence, and Find Yourself Again by Rachel Marie Martin is about finding yourself again and following your passion WHILE being a mom. Inspired by her incredible story, Rachel’s words always come straight from the gut; they are visceral, real and soul searching. She challenges you to find the courage to break cycles, to take off masks and not let fear take control. This book is a balance of tough, “no excuses” ways of approaching life, while allowing breathing room and grace for yourself, for as we all know, life and mothering are not perfect.

Thumper Sport Percussive Massager

If your shoulders are stiff after a day at the office or chasing after the kids, the Thumper® Sport will help soothe your achy muscles. Its long ergonomic handle allows you to reach every muscle on your body. The proven Thumper® drive system delivers a comfortable and penetrating tapotement action into the muscles, with virtually no energy kick back to the handle. This makes the massager easy to hold, manoeuvre and operate.  $139.99 at Costco

Poppy Blossom Green Refillable Zip Journal

The Refillable Zip Journal is perfectly practical for both personal and professional use. It features a zip around closure to keep your writing safe and sound and a poppy floral print, vegan leather cover. Inside, a replaceable lightly lined notebook offers plenty of room for recording meeting-minutes or jotting down daily to-do lists. Concealed spiral binding offers a flat. $24.00 at Chapters Indigo

For the New Mom:

New moms need a little more love this Mother’s Day! Since so much attention is on baby, let’s give mom a little extra love with some of these gift ideas.

Oh Baby! A Mom’s Self-Care Survival Guide for the First Year


Ültra Diaper Bag

The Ültra Diaper Bag is the ultimate diaper bag that will surely fit all of baby’s things, and yours too. It has lots of pockets and sections including a built-in wetbag to help you organize your things. It is available in a modern charcoal color and a fresh heather grey, so it looks great for both mom and dad to carry! $89.99 at bblüv.

Mother's Day Gift Guide 2019 bbluv Ultra Diaper Bag


Milky Mama Apparel

Milky Mama Tanks transform a breastfeeding mama’s regular wardrobe into a nursing wardrobe ready for simple and discreet nursing. Simply loop the Milky Mama Tank onto a nursing bra to turn any top into a nursing top for comfortable and confident nursing anywhere! $17.75 on

Mother's Day Gift Guide Milky Mama Apparel

The Ultimate New Mom’s Cookbook

For the foodie mama, The Ultimate New Mom’s Cookbook is a perfect guide to navigating this new world of prenatal nutrition, baby purees and picky eaters. Brimming with wholesome, satisfying recipes for every stage from the first day of your pregnancy to those tricky toddler years, this book eases your transition into parenthood and sets the foundation for your child to be a healthy and adventurous eater.

Chef Aurora Satler and nutritionist Allison Childress anticipate your every new-parent need, with recipes for stocking your freezer for those first days home from the hospital, nutritious foods mom should eat while nursing and methods for introducing your child to new flavors and food textures.

Delicious recipes like Tropical Tummy Mango Faux-’Jito soothe an upset stomach and satisfy intense pregnancy cravings, while Soba Noodle and Broccoli Rabe Buddha Bowls keep your energy up for sleepless nights filled with feedings. As your baby transitions to solids, nutrient-packed purees can be easily whipped up and repurposed into flavorful meals the whole family will enjoy, like Southwest Sweet Potato Cakes and Black Bean Salsa Fresca.

This essential manual will nourish your baby from the first day of your pregnancy through the toddler years.


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Maria Lianos-Carbone is the author of “Oh Baby! A Mom’s Self-Care Survival Guide for the First Year”, and publisher of, a leading lifestyle blog for women.

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  1. Trisha Pedros Reply

    Thank you! Happy Mother’s Day! Fabulous prizes!! My daughter is a new Momma and could really use those shades to hide her tired eyes haha

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