10 Last-Minute Mother’s Day Gifts For Every Personality

What gift can possibly convey the magnitude of your gratitude on Mother’s Day? Finding a gift for the woman whose immeasurable devotion to your formative years and beyond is always a tough choice. And really, if you ask her, all she wants is for you to call or visit more often.

Duly noted, but you should still not arrive empty handed. With Mother’s Day just a few days away, take inspiration from her personality with these gift ideas.




She loves the sand, sea and sun. But while she might not live anywhere near a coastline, bring a bit of the beach to her with this charming crab embroidered straw bag.

Topshop Crab Mini Round Straw Bag, $45, thebay.com


This graceful bee pin – perfect for a collar –  is just a small homage to the huge contribution the hard-working insect makes to our eco-system.

Bee pin with fresh water pearl, $225, pinktartan.ca




This rose gold coloured metal box with velvet lining is a great keepsake for her to store her trinkets or special mementos. Or why not buy her a special piece of jewelry and present it to her in this box on Mother’s Day. The inscription on the lid will remind her of how you feel on all the other days in the year.

Heart shaped metal box, $29.50, Indigo Books & Music, chapters.indigo.ca 



This refillable journal with a zip closure will help keep her organized, a place for her to jot down notes and her to-do lists. It’s a charming writing accessory she will want to take everywhere with her.

Refill Tassel Journal, $24, Indigo Books & Music, chapters.indigo.ca



Treat her to a new bathing suit for her swim classes or for those weekends at the cottage this summer. And she can proudly flaunt her patriotic spirit with this made-in-Canada one piece suit which features a retro print Canadian map. This swimsuit (it also comes in a halter style and as a two piece) is a collaboration between Tuck Shop Trading Co and the swimsuit label, Bather.

Tank Bather Map Print suit, $128, available at Tuck Shop Trading Co and tuckshopco.com



She loves to potter around her garden so protect her green thumb with a pair of floral print cotton gardening gloves.

Floral Gardening Gloves, $24USD, anthropologie.com


Whether she just dabbles in yoga or have been a life-long fan, upgrade her mat with the iconic Hudson’s Bay blanket stripes.

Hudson’s Bay Company X Lole True Yoga Mat, $60, The Bay and thebay.com


This light and flowing kimono should appeal to her free spirited and adventurous nature – perfect for relaxing at home or as a coverup at the beach or the multitude of other ways she will think of making it rock.

Floral print kimono, $39.95, lechateau.com


Not all chocolates are created equal and now is the time to raise the bar on your chocolate-giving game. Charbonnel et Walker has been around since 1875 and is one of England’s finest chocolatiers with the original shop still operating in London. They also hold a Royal Warrant, so if these chocolates are good enough for Her Majesty, they most certainly are worthy for the queen in your life.

Charbonnel et Walker Pink Marc de Champagne Truffles, $45, Holt Renfrew. 


Her social calendar is always packed – whether it’s with charitably events or attending various functions. And a new dress is always welcomed. Let her make an impact at her next event in this colourful summer dress.

Floral dress, $720, Marc Cain.