Hands down, moms are awesome! Not only did your mom give birth to you, but she’s stood by you through thick and thin, even through those dreadful years of teenage angst. Anyone who’s willing to do that and still loves you unconditionally is a bonafide rockstar. Treat mom like the queen she is with these thoughtful Mother’s Day gifts and activities:

ALEX & ANI Mother’s Day Charms

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So your mom’s a fashionista? Gift her with a token of admiration from jewelry company ALEX & ANI. Their stylish charm bracelets are inscripted with symbolic “mom” traits like love and generosity – the perfect way to convey your love for mom. If she’s not a bracelet kind of gal, ALEX & ANI also have adjustable charm necklaces. Remember you wouldn’t be here without her, so it’s ok to get sentimental and mushy. Prices start at $38.

Image via @AlexandAni

Chocolate Message Box from One of Kind Online Shop


While chocolates can seem unoriginal, Love & Co.’s Chocolaterie Message Box from One of Kind Online Shop adds a more thoughtful touch. This particular box reads, “You’re One of Kind,” but you can also have boxes custom made! Mom might be so moved that she may not want to eat them, so why not take a picture of you and the box as a keepsake for mom (just a suggestion)? Prices start at $27.50.

Image via One of a Kind Gift Shop

Digital Bamboo Cutting Board with IPad Stand

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This one’s for the foodies. If your mom loves cooking, her mind will be blown by this sleek Bamboo cutting board with knife storage and a built in iPad stand from Best Buy. We’re going to guess that she lives in the kitchen, so having recipes and how-to videos at her fingertips will make cooking a breeze. Available for $24.88.

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A Facial at the Ten Spot

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For countless reasons, it’s more than safe to say mom deserves to be pampered. Treat mom to a relaxing facial because some of those worry lines are undoubtedly from you. The Ten Spot has affordable, but effective facials that will have mom leaving looking like the goddess she is. Prices range between $35 – $75.

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The Body Shop

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Why not get creative and make your own The Body Shop gift basket. In tune with their new collection, British Rose, they have a whole slew of ideas to add a homemade touch. Spruce up your gift basket with their guide to making potpourri, rose printed wrapping paper and paper roses. Mom will be just “rosey” with joy. Prices start at $6.

Image via The Body Shop

Mother’s Day Paint Date

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If your mom’s the creative type, she’ll love this! The Paint Lounge is hosting a special Mother’s Day Paint session on May 7th and 8th. The package includes a freestyle paint session for two, two loose leaf hot teas or Americanos and a limited-edition art postcard from Bunny Bum Boxes. Plus, she gets to spend time with you and that’s all she really wants. Get the creative juices flowing in the name of moms! Available for $83.20.

Image via @PaintLounge

Casa Loma Mother’s Day Brunch

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Have a royal brunch fit for the one and only Queen of your life at the historic Casa Loma. It definitely won’t be your average brunch, with a fresh seafood bar, a menu that includes roasted cornish hen, desserts and more, and the opportunity to explore the castle at your leisure – this is one stately outing you’ll both remember. Tickets for adults are $60 and kids are $45.

Image via Flickr/Paul Bica

Mother’s Day Brunch Cruise

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Why not spend the day on the lake with Mariposa’s Mother’s Day Brunch Cruise? Glide along the beautiful Toronto Harbour while you have a market-fresh meal. There are two different cruises to choose from and both come with some add-ons mom will appreciate like a family portrait. Tickets are $52.95 for adults and $25.95 for children over the age 4.

Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt at the ROM

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If you been searching for an atypical Mother’s Day activity, look no further. The ROM is hosting one of their Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunts so get your adventure on. Bond with mom as you piece together clues throughout the different world-class exhibits to uncover who “murdered” the curator. Tickets are $34.99 per person.

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Kinky Boots

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The Broadway hit and Tony Award winning musical, Kinky Boots is guaranteed to make a memorable Mother’s Day! Shoes + laughter always equals a good time – your mom is sure to experience some theatrical bliss! Tickets start at $56.

Image via Flickr/Broadway Tour

Shopping with Mom


Tiger of Sweden will be hosting a Mother’s Day Celebration on May 7.
There will be:

–          Mother’s Day Flower Pop-up shop by Pink Twig

–          Complimentary Snacks by Cote De Boeuf

–          Live DJ Sets by Humble Mike of Record Collective

–          Complimentary Prosecco and Beer

–          Complimentary gift with purchase while supplies last

It will be a lovely afternoon, as the activations will be set up on Tiger’s outdoor patio.


What present from our Mother’s Day Gift Guide will you surprise mom with?

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