gift ideas for mother’s day


While most moms appreciate all the love and acknowledgement from the family for all that they do, she definitely wouldn’t mind some Mother’s Day gifts either! Better yet, some practical Mother’s Day gifts that she will not only enjoy but actually use.

Sure, there are things that mom really want for Mother’s Day that don’t cost anything, like some quiet time for herself or a quality time with the family. But who can say no to a gift? Here are some practical Mother’s Day gift ideas for mom this Mother’s Day.

Practical Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Yoga mat and bolster by b, half moon

As b, halfmoon says, “fall in love with the art of relaxation.” Yoga and meditation have become a daily practice for me and I highly recommend it to everyone – especially moms who are juggling so much every day. Yoga and meditation have a positive effect on the central nervous and immune systems, and can improve our mental health including reducing anxiety symptoms

If you need more comfort and padding when you’re practicing yoga like I do, the b, mat impact is thick, durable, and supportive on the wrists and knees with its extra cushioning. You can use indoors and bring outdoors too, and comfy enough for a long Savasana. Pair it with one of their beautiful meditation bolsters in rose clay linen to support you however you need – for opening up the heart, sitting up for meditation, and my favourite, supported bridge pose.  

b, mat impact $98
linen mod meditation cushion $118

Naomi sunglasses by Sol Kyst 

As we are finally seeing the sun again (hello sunshine!), it’s the perfect excuse for a new pair of sunnies! A gorgeous pair of sunglasses is the accessory that makes an outfit – and can give you confidence boost and make you look like a million bucks. Sol Kyst is a Canadian sunglasses and eyewear brand with size inclusive eyewear, fitting and flattering different face shapes. With three sizes of designs – the Mini, Midi and Wide, you’ll be able to find a shape and size that best suits your face.

The Naomi has a sleek, classic style with a high-quality and sturdy frame that pairs well with most outfits.They have UV 400 protection, scratch resistant coating and polarized nylon lenses. I’m wearing the Midi size.

Naomi sunglasses by Sol Kyst  $140

Lighthouse Clothing’s Iona Long Raincoat

Springtime can still be a little chilly, especially in the mornings when taking out the dog. The temperatures can fluctuate throughout the day. So you need a good waterproof rain jacket and I love this Iona Long Raincoat from Lighthouse Clothing. Lighthouse is a UK company and with the amount of rain they’re used to, you can bet their jackets hold up well!

Call it a warm jacket or light coat, the Iona is padded waterproof and windproof with a soft jersey striped lining and hood. It has a roomy A-line cut which means you can layer up on those chilling days. Also has two front zipped pockets and is machine washable. Pair it with the Causeway Breton navy stripe top, jeans, and Hunter rainboots – don’t forget the umbrella!

Iona Long Raincoat $135
Causeway Breton Top – Navy Stripe $79


Practical Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Vegamour’s HYRD-8 and GLO

Something happens when you reach a certain age and you may notice your hair becoming more lifeless and limp. Vegamour is line of holistic hair products that uses plant-based ingredients that can make your hair thicker and fuller – yes! If you have dry hair like me, you’ll love the HYDR-8 Deep Moisture Repair Mask which is formulated to provide intensive moisture, reduce frizz and renew shine in just five minutes. You’ll also find the Leave-In Conditioner a great lightweight spray that also hydrates, detangles and reduces frizz. It also have heat protection so it can help protect your hair from the damage caused the blow dryer and hair straightener.

If you notice your lashes are disappearing and brows are thinning, you must try the bestselling GRO Lash and Brow Kit. Each serum revitalizes your lash and brow roots. These plant-based serums are formulated with clean and vegan ingredients. Most people notice a different between four to eight weeks.

HYDR-8 Deep Moisture Repair Mask  $46
HYDR-8 Leave-In Conditioner $34
GRO Lash and Brow Kit  $122

Practical Mother's Day Gift Ideas Vegamour

HeLa Nutrition Organic Plant Protein

A lot of protein powders are loaded with artificial and allergenic ingredients, plus other supplements that might not be suitable for your diet. I myself can’t have gluten, soy or dairy and many of the protein powder options have all of those! I also have tried many brands with pea protein which don’t taste the greatest.

That’s what makes HeLa Nutrition’s Organic Plant Protein powder a winner – it has just a few wholesome and organic ingredients like easily digested sprouted peas, hemp, pumpkin seeds, basil seeds, and chia seeds – high in protein and fibre. It’s also sweetened with naturally sweet monk fruit. Bonus is that it’s vegan, gluten-free, soy-free, grain and nut free, organic, kosher, and non-GMO – and Canadian! Hela’s Organic Plant Protein come in Vanilla, Chocolate, and Natural flavours. With 22g of protein, 5g of fibre, 9 essential amino acids and only 5g net carbs per scoop.

Hela’s Organic Plant Protein  $59.99

Practical Mother's Day Gift Ideas Hela Nutrition

The Nurture Bundle by Consonant Skin + Care

As we emerge from the cocoon of cold, rainy days, the warmth of spring beckons us to take care of our skin!  Consonant Skin + Care creates 100% natural skin care products rooted in science, made in Canada! As one of the originals in natural skin care, they have been redefining how Canadians care for their skin for over 15 years. The Nurture Bundle is a lovely and affordable gift for Mom this Mother’s Day. The trio of body soaps are scented with 100% natural essential oils and smell divine. The Mint Soap Bar, Tangerine Soap Bar, and Mojito Soap Bar won’t strip the skin’s natural oils. Pair that with the Pure Unscented Body Lotion, which is non-greasy and loaded with organic botanicals that will absorb into the deeper layers of skin to improve texture and hydration. 

The Nurture Bundle $29.99

Practical Mother's Day gifts

For the new mom in your life…

Of course I could not include a copy of my book, “Oh Baby! A Mom’s Self-Care Survival Guide for the First Year” published by Familius. There are plenty of books and resources about how to properly care for your new baby, but what about caring for yourself? My book outlines the “proper care and feeding” of mothers during their baby’s first year with honesty and humor. From the physical and emotional changes a new mom will undergo to rekindling intimacy with her partner, my book keeps the focus on moms—because you can’t draw water (or breastmilk, for that matter) from an empty well!

Oh Baby! A Mom's Self-Care Survival Guide for the First Year: Because Moms Need a Little TLC, Too!


One lucky mom will win a Mother’s Day Prize Pack which includes:

  • Yoga mat and bolster by b, half moon $226

  • $150 gift certificate for a pair of Sol Kyst sunglasses (your choice!)

  • HeLa Nutrition Organic Plant Protein $59.99

Good luck and Happy Mother’s Day!


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Stumped on what to get for mother’s day?  Here are some fabulous ideas for under $100!

Cashmere Wrap Sweater

Who doesn’t need a cashmere sweater? This one from Victoria’s Secret is a premium cashmere combined with durable cotton for a supersoft blend and for a price that won’t break the bank.  The Soft & Sexy Sweater Wrap is a wear-with-everything essential you can style a variety of ways. $39.50 at Victoria’s Secret