25+ Great Canadian Mother’s Day Gifts Under $50
From gorgeous jewelry to gourmet teas, these budget-friendly Mother’s Day gifts are guaranteed to please.
It’s always a gamble giving mom a fragrance she’s never worn before. Hedge your bets this Mother’s Day with a sample pack of seven eau de colognes from Atelier Cologne. Between the Pacific Lime and Bois Blonds, she’s bound to fall in love with at least one of the luxe scents.
Atelier Cologne Perfume Stories, $25, Sephora.
Wrapped in a stunning floral design lifted from a 19th century William Morris wallpaper, this garden tool set looks almost too gorgeous to use. Rest assured, it’s as practical as it is pretty, made from durable lightweight aluminum and fitted with ergonomic handles.
Wild & Wolf William Morris fork and trowel set, $40, Chapters Indigo.
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Go For the Goal
Considering mom spends so much time thinking about others, why not give her a gift that encourages a bit of self-reflection this Mother’s Day? This boxed set includes a pen, notebook and journal, as well as 30 leading questions that will prompt her to set goals (in writing!), and ultimately, help to boost her confidence. It’s the perfect present for new moms and moms who are about to re-enter the workforce.
Confidence Box, $36, The Happiness Planner.
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Whether she’s known for her charcuterie spreads or sourdough bread, mom’s next round of nibbles will be a feast for the eyes on this rustic serving board.
Home Lavender marble and wood tray, $49, Nordstrom.
This Canadian-made fragranced candle may look ordinary, but it’s holding a secret—a secret treasure, that is! Once mom has burned through the uplifting blend of clementine, berry and verbena, she’ll be surprised to find a sterling silver ring, perfectly-sized for her finger. (You can choose the ring size yourself when placing the order!)
Best Mom Ever candle, $35, Charmed Aroma.
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What better way to spend Mother’s Day than to help mom whip up a few batches of mouthwatering madeleines? This non-stick baking pan from celeb chef Anna Olson is a must for any Food Network aficionado.
Anna Olson Kitchen non-stick steel baking pan, $30, Hudson’s Bay.
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Quartz and All
We can’t think of a prettier way to protect her precious wood tabletops from water marks.
Round rose quartz coasters, $27, Nordstrom.
Believe it or not, fanny packs are back—and better than ever. Thanks to its adjustable strap design, this versatile carryall can be worn around the waist, over the shoulder, or cross-body.
Hunter original reflective logo belt bag, $45, Hunter.
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Best Face Forward
If treating mom to a day at the spa is out of your budget, a luxurious at-home mask is the next best thing. This hydrating mineral mask from Vichy includes Vitamin B3 to calm inflammation and mineralized thermal water that leaves skin nourished and oh-so-soft to the touch.
Quenching Mineral Mask, $34, Vichy.
If mom loves making bold fashion statements, these pearl and hammered metal drop earrings will be a welcome addition to her ensembles.
Liana fluid metal pearl drop earrings, $17, Evernew.
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Written in the Stars
Can’t imagine mom starting the day without first consulting her horoscope? Each of the non-tinted, flavourless lip balms in the Fresh Zodiac collection are designed with a different astrological sign in mind. Whether she’s a Taurus or a Capricorn, she’ll appreciate the healing power of the natural ingredients, including castor, grape and sunflower seed oils, beeswax, carnauba wax and jojoba.
Fresh Limited Edition Zodiac Sugar Lip Treatment Advanced Therapy, $32, Sephora.
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All moms need to put their feet up every once in a while, and there’s no better place to do that than the tub. Made with Dead Sea salt, Himalayan sea salt and dried rose petals, this decadent mineral bath soak is designed to melt away stress and soothe tired muscles. Say ahhh…
SEA Mineral Soak, $40, Carda AuSet.
No matter what mom likes to do in her free time—cuddle up to watch a movie or read a good book—this handwoven throw will make it that much cozier. In a goes-with-everything cream and pale blue colour scheme, it’s sure to complement any sofa.
Handwoven braided throw, $25, Marshalls.
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Mom’s favourite hand cream just got even better. Since 1926, Weleda Skin Food has gained a cult-like following for its powerful moisturizing properties and soothing fragrance. That iconic offering is now joined by a lighter, more fluid formulation, known as Skin Food Light. All the plant-derived skin-soothing moisturizers she knows and loves are still there, but the new version has the added benefit of faster absorption.
Skin Food Light nourishing cream, $19, Weleda.
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Joe on the Go
This punny thermal travel mug will put a smile on mom’s face while she’s enjoying her morning coffee. What’s more, it’ll help reduce her carbon footprint by replacing countless single-use coffee cups.
Ban.do Living Cup to Cup thermal mug, $37.34, Shopbop.
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Put A Ring On It
Could mom use some help taking her selfie game to the next level? This heart-shaped ring sticker—encrusted with red Swarovski crystals—presents a picture-perfect solution.
Glam rock ring sticker, $49, Swarovski.
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Between chauffeuring duties and lunch prep, most moms don’t have a ton of free time in the mornings. That’s why a compact is the unsung hero of every woman’s bag, allowing for touchups (or the application of a full face of makeup) on the go. Decked out in the signature stripes of Hudson’s Bay, this handy little mirror is pretty, practical and oh-so-Canadian.
HBC Stripes Multi Stripe compact mirror, $18, Hudson’s Bay.
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Colour Her Happy
Is mom a doodler, or perhaps even a colouring book devotee? This elegant set of graphite watercolour pencils could inspire her next masterpiece.
Moleskine Naturally Smart coloured pencil set, $29, Staples Canada.
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No time for a long soak in the tub? There’s no reason a quick shower can’t be just as decadent—provided Mom’s got this blissful body scrub on hand. Enriched with a blend of cactus flower extract and Ethiopian community trade honey, this nourishing gommage gently exfoliates, leaving skin silky smooth.
Cactus Blossom exfoliating gel body scrub, $22, The Body Shop.
Nothing takes care of a mid-afternoon slump like a luxurious facial mist. A single spritz of this refreshing formula not only helps restore alertness with the zesty scent of orange blossom, but it also revives dry skin with the hydrating power of grapefruit peel oil.
Pixi by Petra Vitamin Wakeup Mist, $20, Shoppers Drug Mart.
Forget those pricey aged cheddars and super-smoked goudas—these 14K gold plated knives are all it takes to make a cheese board look like a million bucks.
Viski Belmont Gold Plated Knife Set, $31, Amazon.
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Whether Mom is stressed out, worn out or having trouble sleeping, Saje Wellness has the cure for what ails her. This “Remedy Bar” of essential oils fights four common complaints to help promote overall wellness.
Night and Day Remedy Bar essential oil kit, $48, Saje.
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Two Green Thumbs Up
Is mom the one you turn to when your orchid has taken a turn for the worse or your fiddle leaf fig is being fickle? This sweet mister will be a welcome addition to a her plant-care arsenal.
You Grow Girl plant mister, $15, Chapters Indigo.
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Does your mom fancy herself a tea connoisseur? This sample pack of 12 flavoured teas wrapped in a handsome Mother’s Day sleeve is worthy of her finest china.
12 Tea Sampler, $26, David’s Tea.
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There’s nothing like a fresh pair of kicks to help put the spring back in Mom’s step.
Athletic sneakers in blush, $39, Joe Fresh.
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This Mother’s Day, upgrade her jewelry box with this sleek, contemporary and compact design from Canadian decor destination, EQ3. It’s the perfect place to stash her most prized possessions.
Gem jewelry box, $50, EQ3.
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