Mom life really took some punches the past weeks with an influx of the unexpected (including a bout of viral gastritis) so I now finally had the time to sit down and put together a few of my favourite gift ideas for the very special (busy, exhausted, inspiring and deserving) women in our lives.

Mother’s Day is a just a few short days away but it’s never too late to show mom how much you care!  

What inspires you or the special mom in your life?  
From health & wellness and skincare, to laughter and music, these thoughtful gifts will be the icing on the cake to: “Mom, I appreciate, admire and love you.”

“Mom-spired” by the things and people that I love and admire, I put together a carefully curated list of a few of my favourites that I know any mom would appreciate and make great use of for Mother’s Day and all year round.

 

1 – Google Home Mini
Small and Mighty, the Home Mini basically does everything the full-sized Google Home does, just in a smaller package with a much smaller speaker. It’ll answer questions, set timers and alarms, play music, read the news or information from the web, and control a relatively large collection of smart home devices such as the amazing Hue lights.
$80, Telus

2 – PHILIPS HF3520 Wake-Up Light Coloured Sunrise Simulation 
Inspired by nature’s sunrise, this wake-up light uses a unique combination of light and sound to wake you in a more natural way. The colour of the morning light changes from soft dawn reds through warm orange to bright yellow light. Choice of 20 brightness settings and 5 different natural wake-up sounds. 92% of users agree that it is easier to get out of bed!
$135, Amazon.ca

3 – LARQ Self-Cleaning Water Bottle, Granite White
The LARQ Bottle is a reusable, rechargeable, insulated water bottle that cleans itself and the water you put inside it. With digital purification from UV-C LED light, your water and bottle are purified at the touch of a button. With 280nm UV-C light, LARQ neutralizes up to 99.9999% of harmful, odor-causing germs. Intelligently activates every 2 hours, LARQ basks the water and inner surface of the bottle in purifying UV light. Double-insulated construction keeps your water cold for 24 hours or hot for 12 all in a travel-friendly 17oz / 500ml size. No replacement filters or batteries needed. One charge lasts up to 1 month and recharges via USB.
$125, Indigo

4 – Aroma Breeze White Ultrasonic Diffuser
Infuse your air with the vitality of nature and create a soothing atmosphere with the power of 100% natural essential oils.

  • Purifies and humidifies while infusing your air with the healing power of plants
  • Releases negative ions to reduce dust, pet dander and other airborne allergens (like dust mite matter)
  • Refreshes the air in your space using 100% natural essential oil blends
  • Preserves the full integrity and properties of your essential oil blends using a heat-free system
  • Gives your atmosphere the same refreshing feeling as standing near a waterfall

$64, Saje

5 – Best of Saje Deluxe Diffuser Blend Collection
Pair mom’s new diffuser with this amazing collection of beloved Sale diffusing blends!
Refreshing, uplifting and grounding blends create the optimal environment to support any mood.
Includes: Tranquility Diffuser Blend, Spa Spirit Diffuser Blend, Refresh Diffuser Blend, Rain Forest Diffuser Blend, Liquid Sunshine Diffuser Blend and Exhale Diffuser Blend.
$55, Saje

6 – Pocket Farmacy
A must-have natural farmacy for every day, including five of our most loved remedies for headaches, pains, colds, indigestion and stress. Feel the relief and the release with blends designed to support your overall wellness.  I have a Pocket Farmacy on hand ALL. THE. TIME.  It is wellness life-saver!
Includes Peppermint Halo, Immune, Eater’s Digest, Stress Release and Pain Release remedies.
$60, Saje

7 – Tatcha Bestsellers Set
Korean and Japanese Skincare products are total game-changers in skincare.  Tatcha is one of my absolute favourites and it doesn’t take long before you begin to see transformations in your skin.  A set of four bestsellers based on pure, minimalist ingredients and packed with Japanese anti-aging superfoods.
Tatcha’s pure formulas are non-irritating, non-sensitizing, dermatologist-tested, and cruelty-free. These products are also formulated without mineral oil, synthetic fragrances, urea, DEA, or TEA.
This Set Contains:
– 0.8 oz/ 25 mL Pure One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil
– 0.35 oz/ 10 g Polished Classic Rice Enzyme Powder
– 0.34 oz/ 10 mL The Water Cream
– 0.4 oz/ 12 mL Luminous Dewy Skin Mist
$75, Sephora

8 – StoryWorth
StoryWorth might be one of the most special gifts you can ever give to mom. It’s not stuff — it’s the invitation to tell and preserve stories.
Each week, family members receive an email with a question from you, urging them to tell a story and share memories and wisdom. And at the end of the year, StoryWorth delivers all the stories bound in a beautiful personalized book. Stories are only shared with you and your family, and you can also use this service to help someone write their memoir. I know I would be in tears receiving a beautifully crafted hardcover of memories and special words made just for me from those I love.
$99, StoryWorth

9 – Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis
“I believe we can change the world. But first, we’ve got to stop living in fear of being judged for who we are.”
Rachel Hollis has seen it too often: women not living into their full potential. They feel a tugging on their hearts for something more, but they’re afraid of embarrassment, of falling short of perfection, of not being enough.
In Girl, Stop Apologizing, #1 New York Times bestselling author and founder of a multimillion-dollar media company, Rachel Hollis sounds a wake-up call. She knows that many women have been taught to define themselves in light of other people—whether as wife, mother, daughter, or employee—instead of learning how to own who they are and what they want. With a challenge to women everywhere to stop talking themselves out of their dreams, Hollis identifies the excuses to let go of, the behaviors to adopt, and the skills to acquire on the path to growth, confidence, and believing in yourself.
$20, Indigo

10 – Dear Mother by Bunmi Laditan
The first collection of poetry from Bunmi Laditan, bestselling author of Confessions of a Domestic Failure and creator of The Honest Toddler, capturing the honesty, rawness, sheer joy and total madness of motherhood.
With the compassion and wit that have made her a social media sensation among mothers around the world, Bunmi Laditan puts into evocative and relatable words what so many of us feel but can’t quite express. For mothers who love their children with a fiery fierceness but know what it is to feel crushed at the end of those long days, Dear Mother is like a warm hug that says, “I get it.”
$10, Indigo

Wishing all the lovely mother’s/grandmother’s/mom-figures in our lives a very Happy Mother’s Day (love you, MOM!). 

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