Mama I Love You

Mother’s Day is upon us once again, and while this won’t be the last mom-friendly post I’ll be sharing with you before the big Sunday, it is one exclusively focused on Mother’s Day ideas I’ve plucked from much, much research. No matter what kinda mom you’re buying for, you should be able to select something special from this list to gift the mom-types in your life with.

Michael Buble To Be Loved

Michael Buble ‘To Be Loved’ – $10.97 @ Amazon
The recent Junos host and global megastar has released his first album of all-new tracks since 2009 (2011’s Christmas release not withstanding). Since I’ve yet to meet a mom that doesn’t love the dulcet tones of Buble’s voice, I don’t think it’s coincidence that he dropped a spring album on us – especially one with a sweet title like this one that can perfectly describe your mother / child relationship. If your family doesn’t do much for Mom’s day, or if you’re simply buying for a member of the Buble brigade, this is a perfect gift she’ll get plenty of use out of.

Indigo Polka Dot ToteAudrey Polka Dot Tote – $29.50 @ Indigo
If you’re shopping for a fashionable mom, she’ll love this timeless yet trendy PVC polka dot tote with a faux ostrich finish. The cream & black is universally flattering for any woman’s wardrobe, and it comes with fun extras like a tassle detail and matching detachable pouch for when you need a clutch in a clutch. Incidentally if you’re loving Indigo’s accessories line as much as I do, right now you’ll even score an initial keychain to customize the purse when you hand it over to mom.

Canadian Living AppetizersCanadian Living: The Appetizer Collection Cookbook – $26.95 (list)
If mom’s an entertainer, make her life a whole lot easier with Canadian Living’s latest test kitchen-approved nibbles. This cookbook is jam-packed with classic-with-a-twist appetizers in categories like dips & spreads (Broccoli & Cheddar White Bean Dip would be a book club hit) and savoury pastries (Sage Cornmeal Sticks are a perfect accompaniment for a light soup course). No matter whether she’s planning for a summer event and wants to whip up some cold apps (Avocado Shrimp Brochettes or Rice Paper Lobster Rolls for Canada Day anyone?) and drinks (Tropical Tutti-Frutti Punch = yum), or if she’s working on a mid-winter’s gathering and wants some hot apps (like Lemon Rosemary Chicken Skewers), this book is absolutely filled to the brim with ideas – many of which includes photos and super helpful tips, and all of which include that ever-important dietary information. Best of all, the book actually incorporates a party planning guide for those super social moms.

RW SandalsColour Block Sandals – $60 each @ RW & Co
I’m finding RW & Co’s new footwear line kind of deliciously covetable. Like the rest of their clothing, they combine special details with practical wearability for looks that work in so many settings – the office, the patio, the mall, and parties. These metallic colour-blocked sandals caught my eye as a pick that favours all ages (with a pedicure of course) – they’ll look equally stylish with mom’s summer capris as they will a pretty garden party dress. Plus, chances are she hasn’t even scoped out the full line of footwear at RW just yet, so these’ll be an extra special surprise.

Back 2 Life Massager Pain Solution

Back 2 Life Massager Pain Solution – $229.99@ Canadian TireHaving kids can be a real pain in the you-know-what sometimes…but also literally; all that running around, picking things (and people) up, and balancing a million activities – there’s a reason why the expression ‘supermom’ exists. If your mom suffers from back pain, this at-home massager may be the cure-all she’s looking for instead of pricy spa visits. The machine uses gentle ‘Continuous Passive Movement’ to unravel those knots and flex your spine, all from the comfort of your home. Plop it on a yoga mat or comfortable surface, and literally kick back and relax. I can say this – in yoga a very similar move is used (your legs go straight up vertical against a wall) and it’s not only delightful for the back, it eases the mind. And every mom could use a little vacation from real, don’t you think?

Aqualilies for Tarte PaletteAqualilies for Tarte Palette – $38 @ Sephora
Sephora has a TON of amazing Mother’s Day ideas – from fragrance to skincare to cosmetics – but my heart was pretty quickly won over by this affordable and stunning limited edition palette from Tarte. Aqualilies are a group of glamorous water warriors (okay, synchronized swimmers) who inspired this luxe line-up of mermaid-themed, waterproof cosmetics that are perfect for the upcoming summer season. This fun palette incorporates 6 shadows, a shimmer powder, a sunkissed bronzer, and a universally flattering bright peach blush – and Tarte earns my stamp of approval for being a mainstream cosmetic line that greatly minimizes the amount of toxic ingredients in their products.

Automatic Yogurt Maker
Automatic Yogurt Maker – $61.42 @ Williams Sonoma

This gift combines healthy choices with eco-friendliness – and some yumminess to boot. If mom loves yogurt but not the price or the waste, make your own custom mixes at home – from plainer-than-plain Greek Yogurt as a base for tzatiki sauce to jam and fresh-fruit infused varieties. This easy-to-use yogurt maker includes a week’s worth of reusable glass jars. All you need to do is add heated milk and yogurt starter (not included) and let it work its magic – presto, you’ve got lunchtime (or anytime) snacks, ready-to-go.

Corsage NecklaceCorsage Necklace – $110 each @ Banana Republic
Show off your swinging sixties self with one of these chunky bold costume jewelry necklaces. These statement pieces are designed to bring a serious pop of style to any outfit – my recommendation is to go with one of the wild colourful styles and pair ’em with a classic tailored top or a chic LBD…but for the safer sort, the vintage-inspired creamy vanilla take would look quite pretty against a cheerful summer dress in a citrus huge like orange or coral. No matter what, mom will appreciate this whimsical piece of jewelry for years to come.

Pop In For DrinksRoyal Doulton ‘Pop In For Drinks’ Collection – $35 – $135 @ The BayIf mom enjoys a good cocktail at the end of a long, child-rearing day then punch up her home with Royal Doulton’s spectacular new chrome & colourful set of barware. Sleek ice buckets and bowls complement cheerful colour-dipped glasses and utensils, all of which are complemented by a line-up of stylish etched pitchers and sippers (not pictured). Buy one piece to kick off a new collection or mix-and-match what she’ll find more useful. Either way, you’ll have gift ideas lined up for months to come once she falls in love with her first piece from this exciting new line.

Canadian Newborn Gift Set 2010 D2B

Mustela Newborn Set – $42
Let’s hear it for the NEW moms that are just about to celebrate their first Mother’s Day (of many). Mustela is a fantastic European brand that caters exclusively to expecting mamas & their tots, and I think nothing is quite cuter than celebrating the day with something special for mom AND baby. The maternity line carries goods to help with stretch marks, hydration, and jiggly skin post-baby, while the Bebe line is specially formulated with natural, nourishing ingredients like almond and jojoba oils, and aloe vera. Use the combined power of the Newborn Set products to gently get rid of cradle cap, prevent diaper rash, and reduce redness – all with baby-friendly, hypoallergenic, delicately-formulated products. Mustela, for the record, is available online via the link above, but you can also snap up their mom & tot goodies at Shoppers Drug Mart and Toys “R” Us to name but a few. Makes a sensational Mother’s Day pick OR baby shower choice.

This just in! I’ve got a Newborn Set to give away to a mom-to-be (or friend / family member of one). Here’s how to enter:

1) Leave me a comment below by May 19th with your favourite Mother’s Day pick as featured in this post. Be sure to tell me who you would gift it to. Your own mom? Your wife? Your friend? Your mother-in-law? Or would you ask for it from your kids / hubby?

2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around May 20th to select the winners, who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.

3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. Quebec is not eligible to participate in this promotion.

4) Bonus Entries: My own mom would tell me to be generous, so I’m giving each of you ELEVEN ways to get bonus entries. The first is to like Mustela Canada on Facebook and leave a comment about why you think their products are awesome. Tell me your FB username in the comments below (or leave a link back to your post) to earn ONE bonus entry. As for the other 10? Tis simple. Pin as many of the Mom’s Day gift ideas that you love above, leave me a link back to your pin(s) and you could earn up to TEN additional entries. 

99 Responses to “Mama I Love You”
  1. Leah says:

    My fave idea from the post is the Polka Dot Tote – $29.50 @ Indigo. I would give it to my mom – she’s a purse addict!! 🙂

  2. Julie G. says:

    I’d ask for the Automatic Yogurt Maker for myself for Mother’s Day. We go through so much yogurt, it would be handy to be able to make it myself.

  3. diane p says:

    My favourite Mother’s Day pick would be the Audrey polka dot tote and I would give it to my mom. She is in need of a nice bag.

  4. Taps says:

    I would chose ‘ Royal Doulton ‘Pop In For Drinks’ Collection for my dear Mom.

  5. I’d give the corsage necklace to my sister-in-law, as she’s about to have another baby in October. And I’d give her the Mustela prize if I were to win it.

  6. cookie3 says:

    I’d give the Audrey polka dot tote as a gift but for myself- I’d ask for the Back2Life Massager
    it would be awesome to get some relief from back pain sometimes. What I do now is lay on the floor & drape my legs over the dining room chair but there is no movement involved so I’d really like to try this to see if it would make a difference.

  7. Susan says:

    I would give the Automatic Yogurt Maker to my mom as she has stomach problems and I think that yogurt would be a great help to her. Love the Audrey purse and would be pleased to receive it for Mother’s Day. Could use the baby shampoo and other baby products for my granddaughter too!

  8. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I like the Royal Doulton ‘Pop In For Drinks’ Collection – $35 – $135, I’m a fan of anything Royal Doulton though. Would definitely be for me, no mother etc to gift it too.

  9. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Have liked and commented on Mustela Canada on Facebook as Elizabeth Matthiesen

  10. Audrey Skinner says:

    I love the Audrey Polka Dot Tote and I would probably give it to my Mom but would be tempted to get myself one as well.

  11. the baby pack kit is really cute i f i were to win it i would give it to my daughter who just had a baby boy out of the two daughters that i have she;s the only one that is able to have a boy and it;s the right colour

  12. Joan G says:

    I would ask my daughter for the Michael Buble To Be Loved CD.

  13. Alison K says:

    My favourite Mother’s Day pick as featured in this post would be the “Automatic Yogurt Maker – $61.42 @ Williams Sonoma” & I would gift it to my dear friend who is trying so hard to be healthy while taking care of her sister’s kids. She deserves so much more but this would be a nice surprise.

    Bonus entry:
    Facebook –
    Michael Buble ‘To Be Loved’ –
    Audrey Polka Dot Tote –
    Canadian Living –
    Colour Block Sandals –
    Back 2 Life Massager Pain Solution –
    Aqualilies for Tarte Palette –
    Automatic Yogurt Maker –
    Corsage Necklace –
    Royal Doulton ‘Pop In For Drinks’ Collection –
    Mustela Newborn Set –

    Thank you

  14. Ria A. says:

    My fav pick is the Audrey Tote Polka Dot to give to my mom : )

  15. Leah says:

    I like the Royal Doulton Pop in for drinks collection… for my mom

  16. Donna L. says:

    I’d choose the polka dot tote for myself.

  17. Donna L. says:

    I Liked Mustela Canada on Facebook and commented there as Donna Lyn.

  18. Louise says:

    I would chose ‘ Royal Doulton ‘Pop In For Drinks’ Collection and I would give it to my mom

  19. aclily19 says:

    I like the Royal Doulton ‘Pop In For Drinks’ Collection

  20. Sara says:

    My favourite Mother’s Day pick is Michael Buble ‘To Be Loved’. I would ask for it from my kid / boyfriend?

  21. sheila s. says:

    the mustela set

  22. kathy wilson says:

    the polka dot tote for myself

  23. darlene boyle says:

    the corsage necklace for my niece

  24. Justin says:

    Sandals for the wife of my kids 🙂

  25. dustin coombs says:

    back massager for my mom who works very hard

  26. Krysta says:

    My favourite would be the Mustella gift.

  27. lisa bolduc says:

    i would get the colour block sandals, i would give it to my friend, its her first mothers day

  28. Melissa Avey says:

    Yogurt maker looks amazing!

  29. Melissa Avey says:

    I like Mustela on Facebook. I think their products are awesome because they are truly tailored for parents and kids.

  30. Vesper says:

    I would ask for this from my husband – Colour Block Sandals

  31. Erika R. says:

    I would have to say the cookbook, I would give it to my mother-in-law because she loves to cook!

  32. Ronald B says:

    My wife would absolutely love the summer makeup!

  33. Jessica L. says:

    i love the automatic yogurt maker and would gift it to my sweet 1.5 year old who LOVES her yogurt 🙂

  34. jeffrey n says:

    Royal Doulton ‘Pop In For Drinks’ Collection is my favorite one and would gift it to my own mom

  35. Linda A says:

    I would love to receive the Audrey Polka Dot Tote.

  36. angela mitchell says:

    I would loooove it for my family to get me the Yogurt Maker for Mother’s Day.

  37. Lori says:

    i like Royal Doulton ‘Pop In For Drinks’ Collection – $35 – $135 @ The Bay

  38. Jennifer L. says:

    I would love to give the Corsage Necklace to my mom.

  39. The yogurt maker would be the gift of choice for my BFF who lives on the stuff, this would be such a treat!

  40. Beth Rosell says:

    I think the Royal Doulton ‘Pop In For Drinks’ Collection would be a great gift. I would definitely get that for my mom.

  41. Stephanie Yee Menendez says:

    I would love my husband to purchase me the yogurt maker! Its so unique!!! It would come in handy as i am a mother to be and crave yogurt!

  42. wendy dickinson says:

    I struggle with health issues and chronic pain so i’d ask my hubs/kids for the Back 2 Life Massager Pain Solution in the hopes it would provide some much need relief!

    msdickinson28 at hotmail dot com

  43. Marlene J says:

    A fan of Royal Doulton would pick ‘Pop In For Drinks’ Collection – $35 – $135. Mom collects figurines from RD also. 🙂

    Would give to mom of course.

  44. Jayne Cameron says:

    The Automatic Yogurt maker would be perfect for our home kitchen…and fun to make. I also like the colour block sandals which would be perfect for Mom…She Loves shoes.

  45. Michelle H says:

    The Back 2 Life Massager Pain Solution would be great for my mom who suffers from back pain. I’m sure that she would also love the Audrey Polka Dot tote (if the first item wasn’t available). Thanks so much for this chance to win!

  46. Nicole B. says:

    I would pick the Mustella pack since I am a new mom (baby is one month) Happy Mothers Day to me!

  47. Ali Grotkowski says:

    I would get Audrey Polka Dot Tote for myself as I’ve already organized a great gift for mom, and my purse got destroyed recently and so I need a new bag.

  48. clara says:

    My mom ( and I ) would love the yogurt maker. Also the Audrey polka dot bag is lovely 😉

  49. Sara says:

    I’d love the colour block sandals as a Mother’s Day gift from the kids – mama needs new shoes!

  50. Cat E says:

    I would gift the colour block sandals for my mum as a Mother’s Day gift. A lady can never have too many shoes!

  51. Mandy Rogasky says:

    I would give the Canadian Living – Appetizer Cookbook to my sister who is a Mom of 3. She loves to entertain, cook, and have people over. She’s always finding new recipes and sharing them so I think she would appreciate this cookbook.
    I liked the FB page and left a comment. My user name is Mandy Rogasky.

  52. Dreena says:

    I’d love to receive this as a Mother’s Day gift from the family: Aqualillies for Tarte (Amazonian Clay Waterproof Eye And Cheek) Palette. Beautiful colours and compact.

  53. Vanessa says:

    My favourite gift is the automatic yogurt maker. I would definitely gift it to my mom!

  54. sarah p says:

    The Automatic yogurt maker is such a neat idea….I’d like to receive that for mothers day, as well as give it to both my mom and MIL as they both enjoy yogurt fairly regularly

  55. Stacey says:

    the yogurt maker for my mom, she loves to make things from scratch and I know she would love it!

  56. Burcu says:

    I would gift Back 2 Life Massager Pain Solution to my mom

  57. hripsime says:

    I’d give myself the Automatic Yogurt Maker for Mother’s Day. It would be awesome

  58. stacey h says:

    i would get the ‘back 2 life massage’ for my mom, i’m pretty sure i would use it too

  59. william fraser says:

    liked and commented on facebook!!!also like the back 2 life massage for family!!!

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