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Moms these days have a lot going on. They might be looking after kids and making sure they stay up to date with schoolwork, planning virtual family get-togethers, and attempting to work from home, making this Mother’s Day an even more important day to show her how much you care.
It can be challenging to keep everything running smoothly at the best of times, and now more than ever we should all take time to appreciate how much our moms do for us. Whether you’re planning a thoughtful breakfast in bed or an elaborate surprise, we can all get creative to find ways to show our love.
In my experience, the practical items that she would never buy herself have been some of my mom’s favourite gifts, or thoughtful and sentimental picks like family photos or handmade gifts. For now, we’re rounding up some of the best gift ideas that will take the work out of her routine, and help alleviate some of her day to day stresses.
Just be sure that if you do plan on buying a gift online this year, that you place your orders well ahead of time to avoid any potential shipping delays. Shop our top picks below!
Mom can stay in touch with the whole family thanks to the Google Nest Hub Max that easily connects to video calls through the Google Duo app. Its 10” screen is ideal for video chatting, streaming on YouTube, and keeping track of her daily to-do list.
SHOP IT: Best Buy, $300
Desk-side or on the kitchen counter, this miniature coffee maker brings the taste of her favourite cafe home. At just 5” wide, the K-Slim brewer fits neatly in small spaces, and quickly brews cups of coffee that are anywhere from six to 12 ounces.
SHOP IT: Keurig, $130
There’s nothing worse than hearing the same phrase over and over - “What’s for dinner?” This year, simplify Mom’s life with a meal kit subscription that takes the work out of shopping for ingredients and searching for new recipes every night.
SHOP IT: From $10/meal
Although she may not be heading out as much these days, she’ll still appreciate this chic purse organizer to hold all of her essentials. Made from durable microsuede, it has plenty of space for a cellphone, water bottle, keys, and more.
SHOP IT: Cuyana, $133 ($95 USD)
If she’s a fan of sparkling water or pop, the SodaStream Fizzi is a must-have kitchen appliance. Easily create your desired taste by adding syrups and flavours to the water, and you’ll never have to worry about buying canned beverages again.
SHOP IT: Amazon, $120
If she was used to stopping by the library to regularly pick up a new set of books every week, she’ll love the ability to digitally download new titles - just connect your local library card to the Overdrive App. The Libra H2O is fully waterproof and features a glare-proof screen, making it an ideal choice for indoor or outdoor reading.
SHOP IT: Indigo, $200
Coffee and tea drinkers alike will love the fact that this high tech mug keeps drinks warm all day, and at your preferred temperature. Simply connect the mug to its dedicated app, and control it through your phone or smartwatch.
SHOP IT: Apple, $150
She can enjoy spotless floors without the work, thanks to this robotic vacuum cleaner that delivers a thorough clean on concentrated areas of dirt. All you have to do is press "start" and it takes care of the rest.
SHOP IT: Best Buy, $350