Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Gift Ideas for Mom

Mother’s Day is fast approaching! This wonderful day, where we honour and lavish our mothers with gifts and thanks is one which should come more than once a year! I find it easy to gush over my mom and tell her how amazing she is, but finding a gift… now that’s the hard part. My mom is just plain hard to shop for!

I do miss the days when a macaroni glued, crayon filled card or a tissue paper bouquet of flowers would bring a huge smile to my mom’s face. Not that she wouldn’t still love one of my unique creations, but now that I’m all grown up, I love taking the time to thank my mom for always being so amazing. Let me tell you a little bit about my mom – Lynn.

My mom is my best friend – someone that I can talk to about anything. She is so supportive and patient. She cares – at times too much –but it is always coming from a good place. She sacrificed so much for my sister and I and has never once made us feel as though we weren’t perfect and everything she dreamed we would be. She is silly, beautiful and kind. I’m blessed to call her my mom.

Our mom’s deserve the best and so I thought I would compile a list of unique and thoughtful gift ideas that you can give your mom this Mother’s Day.
1. Soaps: Our mom’s do so much for us and it’s important for them to take some time to pamper themselves. A lovely set of soaps is a great gift. What’s great is that you can get them in so many different shapes and scents – lavender, lemon, and even coffee! These great soaps from seventhtreesoaps not only smell lovely but are handmade and vegan.

2. Gardening Supplies: If your mom loves to garden and has a green thumb – like mine does – then she’ll love a little something to make her garden beautiful. Spring is here and she is probably getting ready to head out and start planting. This pretty gardening apron from Apseed would be the perfect gift!

3. Coffee Cozy: Mom’s favorite thing might be waking up to her favorite cup of coffee or tea. This adorable cozy by Natalya’s Studio will help to keep her hands warm as she enjoys her favorite cup.

4. iPhone Case: Maybe mom is really into technology and loves to send you texts or replies to your Facebook posts (oh dear…). She will love this adorable iPhone case from misala. Help her look stylish while keeping in touch with you no matter where she is.

5. Scarves: What mom wouldn’t love a beautiful scarf to wrap around them on a lovely spring day or when dressing up for a lovely night out on the town. I personally adore scarves – they are my favorite gift to receive and to give to others. Scarves can be light and silky or thick and made of wool. Mom will look beautiful in this gorgeous scarf from latenightdrawing.

6. Recipe Cards: If mom loves to cook, she would love this beautiful recipe box and matching recipe cards from 1canoe2. You can take this opportunity to ask her to teach you how to make one of her favorite dishes. I’m always trying to get as much information from my mom as I can –  for some reason, things always taste better when she makes it! 

Happy Mothers Day!



  1. How gorgeous are those soaps?! I love how these ideas are so thoughtful, without being too expensive. A little something goes a long way!

  2. Thanks Julia! I just love those soaps too - so pretty and they offer soooo many other beautiful soaps in their shop!

  3. kim, this is so wonderful! Sending the link to my daughters :))

  4. Thanks Elise! and great idea - subtle hints to the kids is always helpful :)

  5. Kim, this is beautiful. You are so blessed to have such a loving bond with your mom.
    She will be touched to read this. And your gift ideas are perfect, simply and heartfelt. Wonderful post!

  6. Thanks Gaz :) I'm very lucky to have my mom.

  7. oh my, those soaps look heavenly! i might have to get them for myself. :)

  8. I was thinking the same thing Jen! Thanks for popping by to take a look :)

  9. This is such a wonderful collection! Thanks Kim!

    1. Thank you Carolina! Your scarf is beautiful :)